On servers hosting a downloadable mod, there’s a server bug
that halts players, not letting them initialize.
It happens thus..
Player 1 connects, Needs the mod, and begins it’s download.
-then Player 2 connects, Already has the mod.. and wants to play.
Player 2’s system; loads up ,scans for globalmods, scans for
usermods, and is ready to load first landscape.. There’s where it Hangs.
After checking for mods, and before loading the actual game itself.
Player 1, can complete the download, start up, and play normally,but
player 2, 3, etc. are still stuck.. unable to initialize
After player 1 is in the game playing, further joiners can
successfully initialize and play propperly. Unless one of them
needs the mod too, which starts it all over again.
Any members that have experienced this, please note it here
so we can all see.
I have seen this once or twice when I was trying to download Scavenger Hunt. The client just sits there at ‘No Mod Files Need Downloading’ once it has downloaded all the files. It doesn’t proceed to load up the map from there like its supposed to. I am not sure of the cause, but Thrax has seen it enough that I am assuming his obvervations about when it occurs are correct.