How do I connect to a serevr just by a given IP?

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by The Asylum, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Let's say I was invited to play on this server: 85.234.148.2:27145

    How do I connect to it?
     
  2. Paria

    Paria L5: Dapper Member

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    add it to your favourites - by ip address

    or type in the console

    connect 85.234.148.2:27145
     
  3. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Console? Ho do I bring that up?
     
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    Paria L5: Dapper Member

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  5. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    I have an alias bound to connect to my own server by simply typing "join". Here's how to do it:

    Navigate to your Team Fortress 2 directory (usually steam/steamapps/<your username>/tf/" and find the "cfg" folder.

    In that folder, find "autoexec.cfg". If it isn't there, make a text file in notepad and save it as autoexec.cfg. This file is empty or not present by default, so don't worry about replacing anything important. Put this line in it, no quotes or anything special:

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    alias join 64.34.181.147:27015

    The example IP is my server; substitute that with whatever you want. Next time you load TF2, the game automatically loads that bind and you can connect simply by typing "join" and hitting enter. No more forgetting IPs!
     
  6. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    thanks
     
  7. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Another handy tip.

    If you ever get dropped from a host due to it crashing / rebooting you losing your connection etc. Just type

    retry

    In your console and it will connect you to the last host and port you where on.

    Handy when you are play testing new maps or mods.

    -Teddy