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Old 03-03-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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Talking Quake 3 dedicated server problem!!

when i start quake3 server in rh9...

./q3ded +exec server.cfg

everything seems to load fine..except after it resolves the quake3 master server, it keeps "sending heartbeat to" (i can't remember the exact name of the server, but i think that's right)

anyways, this is on a rh9 box with two is for internet (cable) broadband connection and other is for lan side...i use it as dhcp/file/dns server... it will resolve the host names to ip addresses for the master servers, but just keeps giving the "sending heartbeat" message over and over... can anyone help?? thx in advance!!
Old 03-03-2004, 10:21 PM   #2
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try the +set net_ip (I think that is the command) and do you have +set dedicated 2 anywhere?

And just for giggles specify a map to start. My server would load but not start a game without a map specified.

Are you firewalling? If so check your ports.

Its been a while but it seems like there were two or three master servers that you could put into your server.cfg.

Last edited by WingNut; 03-03-2004 at 10:24 PM.
Old 03-25-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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try this:

- vim startup_27960
- paste code from below CONSIDERING that you change the variables and paths as needed
- :wq
- chmod +x startup_27960
- run it with ./startup_27960

# Variables
# 27960 default port unless running more than one server (27960, 27961, 27962... 

## Start server
#cd "/usr/local/games/quake3"
exec 2>&1
/usr/local/games/quake3/q3ded   \
        +set dedicated 2 \
        +set net_port ${MY_PORT} \
        +set net_IP ${MY_IP} \
        +set fs_basepath /usr/local/games/quake3/ \
        +set vm_game 2 \
        +set com_hunkMegs 128 \
        +set ttycon 0 \
        +set fs_game osp \
        +exec server.cfg &

this is how I start my quake 3 servers and it works perfectly fine
Old 09-28-2004, 06:00 AM   #4
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Dear retiredsoldier
Plz say, how do u protect ur quakeIII Arena gameserver of hacking, i mean u have 2 run it from another user, then root, all my dedicated-servers runs like that, but i cant run q3 server with user privilages =(. Look at it:
[root@games games]# ls -al | grep q3
drwxr-xr-x    8 u_q3     gs_q3        4096 Sep 28 13:55 q3
[root@games games]#
[root@games games]# cd q3
[root@games q3]# sudo -b -u u_q3 ./q3ded
Q3 1.31 linux-i386 Dec 17 2001
----- FS_Startup -----
Sys_Error: Unable to create directory "/root/.q3a", error is Permission denied(13)

[root@games q3]#
[root@games q3]# pwd
[root@games q3]# cat /etc/passwd | grep q3
[root@games q3]#
So, what i did wrong?
Old 10-02-2004, 03:50 AM   #5
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Can anybody help me?
Old 10-18-2004, 04:29 PM   #6
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I have Problem with Q3A

3d-networ:/home/steebe/keczy# sh
Verifying archive integrity...OK  Uncompressing Quake III Arena Point Release 1.32 .................................................................................................................................................  
No UI drivers available  ./ line 213: 18084 Segmentation fault      
"$setup" "$@" 2>/dev/null  
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1    
Please contact Id software technical support at, or  
The program returned an error code (1)  

How on it ? I Donīt know what the he.l is that .

How i install Q3A on my Debian 2.4.26 (SMP) with out "X"

i try :

3d-networ:~# apt-get install glibc  
Reading Package Lists... Done  
Building Dependency Tree... Done  
E: Couldn't find package glibc  


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