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Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:43 am
by dsfhdsuihsdi
I am running Windows 7, and I want to run a server.
Whenever my friend Wildrune11 comes over to my house and trys to host it,
it comes out as TOMMYBAI-PC which is my computer name in the place where the bzexcess.com goes.
Also it doesn't come out the server description ( title ) when you are finding a public server on Bzflag.
Can anyone please help me out?
We have created a server address - droivenga.dyndns.com < I think.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:37 pm
by Cobra_Fast
http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS this article is a good point to start with when messing with servers for the first time.
For detailed info on how to configure your server see http://my.bzflag.org/w/BZFS_Command_Line_Options

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:32 pm
by blast
Assuming you're trying to play over the LAN only, just connect to the IP address of his computer. Don't think the local name resolution works right.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:28 am
by cepris
No, he wants to start his own server. It's really odd.. I use Ubuntu, but it all works fine on my computer.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:33 am
by blast
I said nothing about not wanting to start a server, nor did Cobra. Please read what people say.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:19 am
by cepris
Yeah but this post is about starting a server

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:22 am
by dsfhdsuihsdi
blast, maybe you should read what other people say and read the thread properly.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:20 am
by joevano
Droivenga wrote:blast, maybe you should read what other people say and read the thread properly.
Umh he did... sounds to me like you are the one coming here for help. You are trying to play a game on a local lan (read your question again), which is a valid configuration. If you are trying to start a PUBLIC server you need to say so, WE ARE NOT MIND READERS. Also, being a smart ass will not get you any help here. Move along.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:22 am
by blast
You guys should read MY post. I said I never said anything about NOT wanting to run a server. Do you have the inability to process double negatives or something? I thought they taught that kind of stuff in school.

See, I know what the problem is. You are running a server on the LAN, and your clients are doing local detection (which I believe uses either broadcast or a multicast). However, the detection code picks up the short computer name (perhaps the NetBIOS name) of the server, which generally cannot be resolved to an IP address in our client, since we try to resolve using DNS, not NetBIOS. Soooooo, what I said was to just put in the IP address of the computer that is running the server. Then it should let you connect.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:02 pm
by cepris
Okay.. well I wasn't the one doing that I have nothing to do with this.. it's a PUBLIC SERVER he wants to make. It's really strange because we set up all the right configuration, everything I did for my Public server, and it comes out as TommyBai-PC, and no description on the public list.

Re: Help with Bzflag servers on Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:39 pm
by blast
First of all, don't bother hosting a public server on Windows. Second of all, you'll need to learn how to configure the network (and then, of course, not using that locally discovered item when you want to connect). You could probably add -q to the server config to turn that off.