Are there hidden servers?

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Miller Boy
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Are there hidden servers?

Post by Miller Boy » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:08 pm

I know when i go to join game it gives my about a 20-30 page list of servers are these all that exists or are there some servers out there that can be very active and not listed?

just curious

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Post by macsforme » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:17 pm

Servers that exist but don't appear on the list are either private or advertised to a specific group. Private servers are typically for LAN games, and won't usually have a large amount of players. Servers that are advertised to specific groups are usually for leagues, special events, testing, etc.

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Re: Are there hidden servers?

Post by BinarySpike » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:47 am

Miller Boy wrote:I know when i go to join game it gives my about a 20-30 page list of servers are these all that exists or are there some servers out there that can be very active and not listed?

just curious
Yeah there was a couple league servers that would get up to 10 players on it and they were private.

If you mean if it's possible, yes you can make a private server for LAN games or such.

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Post by optic delusion » Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:35 pm

Every time a mapper tests a map during development he creates a "hidden" server.

I will tell you where one is, a little preview of tonight's Planet MoFo Halloween Passion, I have added half a dozen drawinfo animations to the standard Passion map, bats... skeletons... a coffin that opens... and it is now playing at port 4800.
Join any of the Planet MoFo servers, then change the port number (on your join game screen) to 4800, and join.
This map will be changed to port 4200 sometime later tonight, and become public.
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