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uzurpatoru

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Hello.
Just bought my CoD2 via STEAM, i am also owning a VPS, and license on GameCP. I've set up a CoD2 server (via gamecp coz it's supported), all went well, gametracker finds it, i've changed the name, everyting fine. BUT, i can't see servers (ANY servers, not just mine) in game at Internet. I can't even add mine to Favorites. Why? "Waiting for response from Master Server"

Right now i connected to the server using console and "connect 92.114.32.159:28960" - first time didn't worked, said "Awaiting connection ..1..2..3..4..5..." and so on. I tried again and it worked, i joined the server. I got out, 2 configure some more, than, when trying to connect again, the same, it wouldn't allow me. Why?

Why am i not seeing servers at internet and why can't always connect to the server??? to my server.

And, pls tell me how i should set up server.cfg properly.

Thanx friends.
 

woowoo

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The cod2 master servers are down. They've been down since June 15 and activision can't commit to when they will be back up.

You have to connect directly using the IP address.
 

SiCDude4Him

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We know the master server(s) is/are down when we start seeing duplicate GUIDs on our servers.

To setup a server.cfg just google for it. There are hundreds of resources on setting up & running a CoD2 server.
 

uzurpatoru

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Indeed, they where down. Since yesterday night, they are back again, now i can see servers in Internet. Thank you guys.

So, what's you oppinion. Should i keep the Server as it is now, meaning, Deathmatch or make it Team Deathmatch ? :D
 

ibleedv20

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TDM for COD2 for sure to start. Try throwing in a few of the best custom maps that were made.

Try a no-dust mod for a couple of the maps. It really helps. Sniping is always popular.

Servers down made me a bit nervous for a sec. I hope someday never comes. COD2 was my highpoint in the series. Still play a bit.
 

uzurpatoru

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Thank you very much for the advice! I made it TDM.
What is no-dust mod? I wanna keep the server as clean (no mods) posible.

Another question. Today i was playing with a player (unknown, came from net), and suddenly he got kicked out by the PB. I oppend the console (from gamecp) to see the reason and here it is:

PunkBuster Server: VIOLATION (COMFAIL) #133: PLAYER (slot #2) PB INIT FAILURE [a503794cf3c98b9d6190b955d72b5225(VALID) 31.151.254.10:28960]
1:PLAYER has been kicked via PunkBuster (for 0 minutes) ... PB INIT FAILURE

And another different message in console:

PunkBuster Server: New Connection (slot #2) 213.181.86.152:28960 [d77c8ced2c3559458b3fda03b42abffc] "WMWMWM" (seq 10180811)
PunkBuster Server: RESTRICTION: WMWMWM (slot #2) [d77c8ced2c3559458b3fda03b42abffc(VALID) 213.181.86.152:28960] Inadequate O/S Privileges
1:WMWMWM has been kicked via PunkBuster (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Inadequate O/S Privileges
PunkBuster Server: Kick Command Issued (RESTRICTION: Inadequate O/S Privileges) for (slot#2) 213.181.86.152:28960 d77c8ced2c3559458b3fda03b42abffc WMWMWM
PunkBuster Server: Lost Connection (slot #2) 213.181.86.152:28960 d77c8ced2c3559458b3fda03b42abffc(VALID) WMWMWM

I hope PB is not kicking players out for no reason?

Thanx.
 
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SiCDude4Him

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We have run our server since 2006. In 2012 we gave up on PB. We rely on live people since we know most everyone that plays on our server for years anyway.

We got tired of the constant, I mean never ending, pb kicks when it cannot read your game folder, or thinks you have a shaky internet connection, or is disappointed with the stock market this week, whatever. We used pbbans for years and that was awesome but pb was just too harsh on players. We are fortunate to have a large group of admins and players that alert us when we may not be on.

There are pros & cons to running pb you will just have to decide for yourself in CoD2.

Regarding mods that is a personal choice. However, stock (no mods/custom map) servers in CoD2 tend to sit empty unless you have a group of friends that play only your server. The stock maps can only be played so much until boredom sets in and that is where mod/custom maps come in. Our server is running a modified version of the eXtreme v2.7 with a scoped M-1 Garand sniper rifle made by me. Modding is fun, actually and there is still a great community that supports it even though Activision does not.
 

woowoo

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Years ago we ran a test with PB on Cod2. Turned out that over half the people on our 55 slot server had illegitimate keys. I can only imagine it has gotten worse. So turning on PB keeps it restricted to real keys which are rare in the game.
 

uzurpatoru

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Hmmm, very good answers and explanations. I am only using PB for those messages i can bring for the players, to visit the forum, make requests, more exatley, the server messages.
How can i turn PB off? I don't need it any more. Don't want players to get kicked.

The server is Steam only, but i am tinking to make it steam+non steam, even if i am pro towards buying games.

And if you can point me to where can i get some maps/new maps, and how can i install them (so the players will download them also).

thanx.
 

uzurpatoru

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#10
Alright. I've figured out how to disable PB and also add custom maps,BUT... i'm downloading the maps very slow. Why? is there an option 2 increase the speed? I must say the provider is very very good (i know because i have also other servers of different games).... only in CoD2 it downloads the custom maps very slow. Any settings?
 
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