Help, I can't get into games!

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Help, I can't get into games!

Post by LORDs_angellos » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:39 am

When I try to log in (as LORDs_angellos) it says: "this callsign is registered, you must identify yourself before playing"
So... How do I identify myself?
Btw, I know I'm typing in my callsign password correctly, it's exactly the same as my forum password. :cry:

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Post by A Meteorite » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:54 am

Did you used to use /register and /identify ?
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Post by MonsterMan++ » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:56 am

Is it on all servers? Sometimes that happens and I try again and it works so I'm not completely sure what's happening.
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Post by CannonBallGuy » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:44 pm

If you have a caching proxy server at your ISP this could be the cause of your problem. If you are geting bad tokens then it means your ISP did not return the current web page from the list server, but a cached version of it. This means that you got an old token, that is indeed bad. The simplest thing to try and fix this is to have your game use port 81 to talk to the list server, most ISPs will not cache that.

Just open your config, find the line that says:
#set list http://my.bzflag.org/db
and just take off the # and put :81 after the .org. like:
set list http://my.bzflag.org:81/db


Hope this helps...
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Post by LORDs_angellos » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:25 pm

Thanks for trying to help guys, I fixed my problem by changing my password to something without abnormal charecters. :D

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Post by firewire » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:52 am

A Meteorite wrote:Did you used to use /register and /identify ?
I can't figure out how to do them. If I enter my password in the appropriate place in the connection script, the game crashes. So, how do I do /identify?

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:59 am

Do NOT use /register and /identify anymore.
Use the name and password from this forum, EXACTLY the same - enter them in the "Join a Game" menu...
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:49 am

CannonBallGuy wrote:Do NOT use /register and /identify anymore.
Use the name and password from this forum, EXACTLY the same - enter them in the "Join a Game" menu...
It's not case sensitive though.
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Post by firewire » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:13 am

CannonBallGuy wrote:Use the name and password from this forum, EXACTLY the same - enter them in the "Join a Game" menu...
But, doing this crashes the game.

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Post by JeffM » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:15 am

there is a bug in libcurl that causes a crash when joining a game with a password and you have not listed all the servers. The bug realy only affects linux systems. If you are one of these affected systems then you need to DOWNDATE your libcurl to the last stable version.

the bug has been reported to the libCurl people and should be fixed in there next release.

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Post by firewire » Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:35 pm

JeffM2501 wrote:If you are one of these affected systems
Must be. I run Debian Etch. I think I'll wait; upgrades are coming quickly.

Thanks for the explanation.

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