COD Server stuck in SD?

Twig_Masters

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I know the original COD is old and there are bigger and more popular games out there. However, recently I decided to try setting up a home based server for myself and a few friends. I have hosted from home before but for some reason I just can't get this working again. It has been a few years since I hosted a COD standard server.

I have set up the server like I always have with a server.cfg, command line, the works. When I start the server it doesnt look at my config even though I have "+exec server.cfg" in the command line.

The server starts just fine but is always on Dawnville and running in Search and Destroy mode. No matter what I do to the config it seems to be stuck. Oh and I noticed it isnt loading the server name either.

The server.cfg is in the "main" folder so its in the right place. I am at a loss...

By the way I can host a UO server and it works fine. I just want to set up a standard cod server. Is there something I am over looking that may have changed between COD and UO?

Anybody have any ideas to help an old school gamer?
 

Twig_Masters

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Well I could be wrong but I think I found the problem.... I didn't know COD was so picky when it comes to the name of the server config. I never had an issue before with any other cod game.

I turns out that while searching for an answer to the issue I was having I had an idea. It was a long shot but I changed the name of my config to "dedicated.cfg" and changed the command line to match. IT WORKS?

Strange but it seems to make a difference. :undecided
 
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yeah server.cfg is the name of the default non-gametype-specific config including somewhere in the stock mess of *.pk3 files

dedicated.cfg is the default expected name of a custom-configured Internet-facing server although using the +exec switch you can name it anything other than the following:

server.cfg
Server_re.cfg
Server_bel.cfg
Server_sd.cfg
Server_dm.cfg
Server_tdm.cfg
Server_hq.cfg

then for UOep

Server_dom.cfg
Server_bas.cfg

(suppossdly there's 1 for ctf but if it exists it doesn't follow the naming convention or doesn't work like so many things with ctf servers, cvar etc. lol.)
 
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