Trouble with server/maps/downloads?

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by frenziedlather, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. frenziedlather

    frenziedlather L1: Registered

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    I'm having a problem with my server, and I just can't figure it out. I have three maps running in the rotation; two that I've created, and one from the downloads section on this site.

    When my server runs ether map I've created, everything runs like clockwork. I can connect to the server, etc. But when I try to run the other map (dom_complex_b4c) I get this error when trying to connect to the server:

    missing map maps/dom_complex_b4c.bsp, disconnecting

    I have verified that the bsp is in the correct folder on the server (it's sitting in the folder that my other maps are sitting in).

    So I thought it might have something to do with not having the maps on my PC, although I've tested that with my maps by deleting my local copy of the bsp, and they download just fine. I copied the bsp to my TF/maps directory... it works. now.

    So... why do my maps automatically download from the server if I don't have them on my gaming PC, but this other one and others I've tried do not? Does it have something to do with the file size? My maps are small, and dom_complex is 60mb).

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. drp

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    this could be due to any number of reasons. check your settings if you have your game enabled to download custom content. when you dont, that error pops up.

    your best move could be to setup a map sv_downloadurl redirect from your webhost.
     
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  3. frenziedlather

    frenziedlather L1: Registered

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    OK so I've spent the better part of my morning trying to hash this thru, with no luck... here's what i did/tried - and further assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Setup my mirroring web server
    - added a folder called "tf"
    - added a sub folder called "maps"
    - copied my BSP files to that folder

    2. Setup a server.cfg file with the following contents:

    sv_allowupload 1
    sv_allowdownload 1
    sv_downloadurl "http://www.getmilo.com/tf/"

    Restarted server

    Tried to connect... nothing... same error.

    Then I moved the map_name_english.txt and map_name.res files over.... (the res files only contained link to the map_name._english.txt file)

    Then I tried to connect... whooohoo! now the map_name_english.txt file is on my PC in the maps folder, just like it should be... but sh*t! the bsp is not.

    OK, so then I get this wild idea that if the download URL param is pulling the res files, then maybe I could add the BSP to the res file and that will make it work...

    But alas... success still eludes me... no BSP downloads.

    I've been to every sv_downloadurl google result I could stand looking at, and they all say the same thing, but none of it works for me?

    Other than I apparently don't know what the hell I'm doing...anyone know what the problem is?
     
  4. frenziedlather

    frenziedlather L1: Registered

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    Hmmm... I just noticed that if I navigate that the mirror site in IE, and try to download the BSP files, I get an error... must be a web server issue... gonna try to figure that out.
     
  5. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    What's your sv_pure setting?

    try to set it to 0, and see if it works.
     
  6. frenziedlather

    frenziedlather L1: Registered

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    Huzzah... I got the issue resolved. Apparently IIS doesn't serve BSP files unless you add it to the MIME types on the server, which is why the res files would pull the TXT but not the BSP.

    Everything is okie dokie now.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008