Can't download maps from official servers

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Loc_n_lol, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Basically what the title says, TF2 tells me that the map file is missing and doesn't try to download from the server, which makes impromptus 100% pointless because I can't download the maps in advance.

    What's going on ? :O
     
  2. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    your ISP DNS hasn't found the redirect yet.
     
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  3. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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  4. drp

    aa drp

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    the thread usually has a download link available
     
  5. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yes but I was looking for the url of the redirect to see if I could tweak the hosts file. Anyway it apparently fixed itself...
     
  6. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Interestingly, I will occasionally be unable to download the map on the first try, but re-entering the server will do it. Even more interestingly, I will occasionally be unable to access the site itself, but hitting Try Again a time or three will get me in.

    I wonder if there's a connection...
     
  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    The site's DNS is really messed up.

    I switched to Google DNS and it works fine, no issues. But previously on Open DNS and then my ISP's DNS, the site would be inaccessible for anywhere between hours and days.

    I think you guys ought to check on whatever controls that.
     
  8. Bockagon

    Bockagon L3: Member

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    Basically what yyler said. I haven't been able to get on the site for days, the only way I'm on here now is through some host file editing. I also can't download maps from the redirect.
     
  9. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    If you can't access the site, try flushing your DNS:

    win+r => cmd => ipconfig /flushdns

    This should enable you to view the site/download maps from the redvsblu.net servers at all times.
     
  10. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one who's had the issue of random site inaccessibility.

    I tried flushing my DNS at least a dozen times, no change. Got a new computer recently, and it does it too. Does it perhaps have to be the computer hosting the wireless network used to access the site that has the DNS flushed?
     
  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I told whoever brought this up before to do that, and believe me I tried it myself when the problems started affecting me, too.

    If I remember right the resolvers point to the redvsblu network but also the steamprofile site in some cases and if I understand this right it's that conflict that is messing things up for people
     
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  12. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Before i switch to Google DNS i occasionally wouldn't be able to browse forums for few minutes and sometimes i couldn't access entire site for days, something is really fucked up with the site's DNS.
     
  13. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I use Google's DNS and I've had no problems whatsoever.