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server wont accept players

Post by ashleypogi13 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:42 am

id like to know what spawnPolicy is plz. everytime i set a home server up for testing my map, it wont accept more than 3-5 players other than me. one tihng its says is this
"Warning: SpawnPolicy ran out of time, just dropping the suckers in."
id like to know what this is.

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Post by macsforme » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:44 am

It means that the server was unable to find what it considered a "safe" place for that player to spawn, so it picked a random spot. You may want to consider using the -sb option to allow tanks to spawn on buildings.

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thx cons, that was pretty fast

Post by ashleypogi13 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:46 am

does spawn zones cause these?

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Re: thx cons, that was pretty fast

Post by macsforme » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:48 am

ashleypogi13 wrote:does spawn zones cause these?
Yes, they can. If your spawn zone is too small to fit a tank inside, or if there are enemies in the area (and for several other reasons), that message can be generated.

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Post by ashleypogi13 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:51 am

but the spawn zone is like 100 squares already. and noones there when it happens.
what happens is (statement of some of my friends who tried to join it) (i.e ahs3) the log in then they cant spawn.
and for us, (who is playing) it just says "name" joining as a tank from "ip"
then "name" siging off from "ip"

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Post by A Meteorite » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:56 am

ashleypogi13 wrote:but the spawn zone is like 100 squares already. and noones there when it happens.
what happens is (statement of some of my friends who tried to join it) (i.e ahs3) the log in then they cant spawn.
and for us, (who is playing) it just says "name" joining as a tank from "ip"
then "name" siging off from "ip"
Are you sure that your spawn zone is not outside the world size?

It may not even be related to spawning. I do not think SpawnPolicy actually kicks players. What are you hosting this on? And what version of BZFlag? Right now the Windows issue with BZFS and lots of flags or players comes to mind...
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Post by F687/s » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:09 am

>and for us, (who is playing) it just says "name" joining as a tank from "ip" then "name" siging off from "ip"

Is this on a server with a ton of flags? Adding too many flags (technically, more than 255 flags on a map) will cause a player to not be able to spawn. If that happens, try sending a chat message. If it autokicks you, then that is most likely the problem.

EDIT: If more than one person is playing, try setting the player limit higher. Even better, open up another client and try to join. If it kicks you saying "This team is full," there's your problem.
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Post by ashleypogi13 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:11 am

cruel did told me about that. right now, im pretty sure my flags r not as high as 100. ill try to fix the spawn zones too.

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Post by macsforme » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:39 am

A Meteorite wrote:I do not think SpawnPolicy actually kicks players.
No one was getting kicked as far as I know... it was just a log issue.

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Post by A Meteorite » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:47 am

Constitution wrote:
A Meteorite wrote:I do not think SpawnPolicy actually kicks players.
No one was getting kicked as far as I know... it was just a log issue.
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ashleypogi13 wrote:and for us, (who is playing) it just says "name" joining as a tank from "ip"
then "name" siging off from "ip"
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Post by Saber » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:26 am

100 might be too high. I had the same problem with 60 flags. I reduced it to 20 and everything was fine. For some reason, with more flags, you can't take as many players.
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Post by blast » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:14 pm

And something to keep in mind is that +f good{20} does not add 20 flags, but 20 of every good flag. The same for +f bad{5} (5 of every bad flag).
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