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@spectrum – I can make the bots smarter…I notice that they don’t win enough rounds so that’s certainly something I can do.
Thanks for the feedback! It’s because of these comments that I will continue to tweak my server.
Although, in the interest of time (my time, that is), I have abandoned my quest to make maps of the Massachusetts area. I spent more time than I really thought it would take and still have nothing worth playing to show for it. I’m sorry…
@tora – Thanks for the feed back! I did reduce the number of turns down to 15. I hope that helps reduce the amount of time people have to wait in the event that all humans are dead.
Maybe I’ll do a change up with the economics…I can do something where you have to play a while to get to the larger weapons, but they won’t be impossible to buy. I’ll give it some though.
P.S. The server setup explaination was meant for Mr. @. I hope he stopped in to see it. I hope it answered his question…
@mr. @ wrote:
I’ve got a server and i like to “host” a game.
Where can i find documentation on setting up server.
The documentation provided with the game is actually quite good at explaining how to set up a server, at least the basics. Just go to your Scorched3D folder in your Start menu (assuming you are using Windows) and select Scorched3D Documentation. A browser should start up. Scroll down to and click on Online/server guide and then scroll down to find Starting A Scorched3D Server.
You will also need to set up your router firewall to allow traffic through the correct ports (either a hardware router, or a software firewall). This can be tricky, especially if you are using both a hardware and software firewall.
Some things you won’t find in the documentation is how to change more of the settings. When you start Scorch and you click the Start a LAN or internet server…, you can select the mod you want your server to use (assuming you have any installed). You can also click the Edit Advanced Settings to change how many bots play, the economics, land forms, etc…Also, if you set up to play a mod, you’ll need to make the Mod Download Speed to something other than 0, or your players won’t be able to download the mod if they don’t already have it.
Hope this helps…
Spectrum, thanks for the feedback. I realized that having so many turns per round makes waiting for the bots to finish tough sometimes. I’ll turn it down a bit. I’m not sure what to do about the lag. I am going to call Verizon and sign up for the faster service (I hear you actually have to call them to get the 3x over the 1.5x service they already offer…going to do that today). Perhaps that will help…
Excellent point…but, a server is only useful if people enjoy playing on it, no?
I can see that – it would be a fun feature from a server’s admin’s point of view – just to see how the game progresses. Thanks
Really? So why is it showing up on the servers list (not all the time – I turn it off when I got to bed if no one’s on, like last night)? Hmmm…
One other question – is there a way to just watch games in progress as a spectator, but without having to join the game and take yourself out at the start?
Thanks for the info. My server is running Windows 98. It is behind a router/firewall with only the 27270 and 27271 ports open for the game. I do not have a software firewall running on that machine.
I just wanted to make sure that no one could connect to the server and rename their player to Admin and somehow hack into the machine.
Not sure. Does the third mouse button work at all? Holding that down should zoom in and out too.
Yes, the right mouse button works for rotating the view. I haven’t tried holding it down while attempting to zoom with the wheel…I’ll give that a go tonight. Thanks.
Am I really the only person with this problem? I did check out that my driver was working; I suppose I can see if there is an updated driver for the thing. I can try that too.
hmmmmm…don’t know. The wheel works for all other applications excpet this one…I don’t know if reinstalling the driver would make a difference, but it’s something I can easily try…thanks for the idea.
I’m open to anything else if someone else wants to weigh in on this.
sure…sorry about that…
Pentium 3 550MHz
Logitech thumb mouse thing (I’m not at home now)
nVidea g force II
Sound Blaster sound card
…anything else important?