FastDL errors with dropbox?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by sitebender, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. sitebender

    sitebender L3: Member

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    Hey hey everyone, I'm having errors trying to use the command:

    sv_allowdownload 1
    sv_allowupload 1
    sv_downloadurl "https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1f7qmimcj4rtp9f/o1ClR4s2Vz"

    Everyone says that it tells them 'Missing map maps/cp_desertion_event.bsp disconnecting''

    The map files are up there. Is Dropbox not capible of using the sv_downloadurl?

    Am I doing this wrong?
    I remember having this problem when not on Dropbox as well.

    The maps work just fine if I don't have the sv_downloadurl. The giant catch is the giant lag if someone downloads while 3+ people are playing.

    If someone wants to see what's going wrong. Check out the server >>
    67.184.187.176:27016

    Thanks for any help :)
     
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  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  3. sitebender

    sitebender L3: Member

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    I didn't think you needed to link the maps folder. Just the base folder with your TF2 content. Thanks. I'll give it a try.

    edit >> Nope that didn't work.
     
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  4. sitebender

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    Got it to work on another server. Drop box doesn't allow such things :)
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I'm pretty sure dropbox doesn't have something that checks what the HTTP request is coming from. The problem is most likely because you are using a share link, which is NOT a direct address to a directory, but rather a web page. Put a file inside the folder, and "copy public link" which is a direct address, then remove the filename from it.

    That said, keep in mind dropbox WILL suspend public access if you exceed a certain (undisclosed) bandwidth limit, so don't use it for anything more than a couple friends.