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Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Spectro, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Spectro

    Spectro L1: Registered

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    I'm new at configuring/administrating servers. I have some questions that I can't find answers to. Do you guys prefer me to make new threads or post all in one? Also, any guides that you can recommend for new server owners?

    I have a really hard time troubleshooting server problems and most of my friends know even less than I do.
     
  2. Cerious

    Cerious L7: Fancy Member

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    post in one topic (this one perhaps?). what problems are you having? running a server isn't too hard.
     
  3. Spectro

    Spectro L1: Registered

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    I probably should have used a better name for this thread.

    First problem I am having is with control points. They seem to capture too fast. I was told that "it is the way the map is designed". I'm talking about normal Valve maps where the capture point can be taken in only 2-3 seconds. Unless players are standing directly on the point to defend it, they can't stop the person capturing it even if they are only a few feet away. I may be a new server owner, but I'm not a new TF2 player. I know this is not the norm. Perhaps the radius for defending is too small as well?
    I know I heard these things are supposed to be "built in" to the map, but I feel something is overriding them somehow. If someone would like to hop on my server and test it with me sometime, I'd appreciate it.

    Second problem is an obvious bug/glitch. I've encountered it on a few other servers before. Sometimes you can't respawn. The timer resets when it gets to 0 and keeps counting back down over and over again. You have to change/re-pick your class to be able to respawn.
     
  4. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    I had a massive server guide on here, but it vanished.

    What maps are you seeing this capture point behavior on? As some maps do have ridiculously small defending zones and some have fast caps.
    Its not something you normally can/should change. I don't recall any way to modify this serverside without a plugin, and even if you do find a way to modify it you probably shouldn't. Changing something like that can really eff up balance.
    If your sure the capture zones/ times are different on your server then add me and I can take a look.

    For the second problem...I have never seen that bug before and haven't the slightest idea what would cause it or how to fix it. Is it possible its your client screwing up and not the server?
     
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  5. Spectro

    Spectro L1: Registered

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    I'm actually switching providers to Fragfest soon. They really have great support and one of their guys (Broseph) said he will personally help me with any issues I have with the new server. :)

    Just a note: Darkstar LLC game servers are pretty good on performance (despite recent lag spikes that they cannot explain), but their support is god awful.
     
  6. alboon

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    sounds like they have a server limit on the class you want to pick, and with the other thing, can't see any other way to edit the cap time unless you edit the map yourself to avoid changing all the timers with some code or addon?