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Old 06-11-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ut2003 Querying Master Server


This is sort of off-topic but I can't think of where it would be posted and don't want it to fall into a general category where it'll never be seen.

The question is: I get this message upon starting ut2003 that the game is querying the master server (for internet games) but it never returns a list of servers. I've test installed on other machines and the same issue.

On the old favorites that I had saved I can join one of those games.

I've purchased and installed ut2004 and it seems to run fine and provides a list of servers to play on.

Any ideas or can anyone suggest where would be a good place to pose that question?


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Old 06-11-2004, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Ut2003 Querying Master Server

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Any ideas or can anyone suggest where would be a good place to pose that question?
I suppose the subforum called Software - Games just good enough eh? Look a little harder in this forum, you should see the subforum here in Software..

And don't worry about posting this question there, I've reported this post to be moved there.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 02:37 AM   #3
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The question is: I get this message upon starting ut2003 that the game is querying the master server (for internet games) but it never returns a list of servers. I've test installed on other machines and the same issue.
If repeatedly hitting "F5" doesn't do it, then does it return a message in the statusbar saying "can't resolve master" (if not, then post the status message)? If you have UT log to file, does "grep -ue master <insert_logfilename>" show messages like "UBrowserGSpyLink: Couldn't connect to master server. Resolving master0.gamespy.com... Resolved master0.gamespy.com"? If you "grep UBrowserGSpyFact ~/.loki/ut/System/UnrealTournament.ini", does it return two addresses, unreal.epicgames.com and master0.gamespy.com (if not, post what it shows)? Can you resolve those addresses (from the commandline, if not add these to your /etc/hosts:207.38.8.34 master0.gamespy.com and 207.135.145.4 unreal.epicgames.com)? Does your firewall permit TCP connections to those addresses (turn logging on if unsure)? If this ain't it, there are times (sporadically tho) the master doesn't return results. Usually trying half an hour later will show results. Dunno why tho.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:35 PM   #4
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It was an acknowledge issue with a server. Apparently the people that make the program don't control the server and are neglecting the budget to keep it up. The company that does it doesn't have any priority to keep that server up. There was some question even if the company that does UT2003 would be able to get any fix made due to the budget and the fact that it is no longer under their control. The guy investigating it apparently didn't have alot of time to put into it. Luckily it seems he has corrected the issue for us, but who knows for how long.
 
  


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