Server stuck on arena mode

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by The Asylum, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    So it's like this.

    Once my server goes to an arena map, it'll stay in arena mode. Like, it won't offer any other map other than arena maps for nominate and rtv. Even on a non-arena map, it won't let anyone vote for anything other than arena maps

    Plus, how do you get it so that your server will still be named "Server Name" instead of changing to "Team Fortress 2 Arena Server"?
     
  2. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    This is a problem w/ which I have had much experience, lol. For the first issue, you need to merge the 2 map lists. Add all of the arena maps to 'mapcycle.txt' and then delete 'arena_mapcyle.txt'. Second, open 'config_arena.cfg'. Change the name to whatever, and the map file to 'mapcycle.txt'. However, Arena remains somewhat retarded. I can never get it to start w/out an over-ride. I added the line 'mp_waitingforplayers_cancel 1' to the main server.cfg, but it's unreliable at best. Hope this helps :)
     
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  3. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    I have absolutely no experience...but...
    there's a file called config_arena.cfg in my /tf/cfg/ directory, the same directory as my server.cfg

    It has these 2 fields:
    hostname "Team Fortress 2 Arena Server"
    mapcyclefile "arena_mapcycle.txt"

    I recon changing those would help you out...and just cross your fingers that if the mapcycle file you use has normal maps in it that the server is smart enough to run server.cfg again when it loads a map that isn't an arena map...
     
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  4. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Tried out everything you said, and nothing crashed! Hooray!

    Thanks guys :3
     
  5. tok_vaal

    tok_vaal L1: Registered

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    I'm so glad to know this... I actually deleted all of the Valve arena maps from my servers due to this problem. I didn't want someone voting in an arena map because then it wouldn't leave arena mode until I restarted the server! Blek. I'll implement the steps above as well after reinstalling the arena maps.