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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 05:26 AM
Your humble hosts spend so much time and effort to make FB more playable on line then it ever was, you are truly missing out on lagless, smooth environment!!!

Please take a look at those simple instrictions, it`s THAT EASY to be able to join BOTH, Dedicated and Non-Dedicated servers.


1. If you don't have UBI game service app installed, install that first. Can be found here http://gamingzone.ubisoft.com/packages/GameService.exe or on just about any game from UBIsoft.

2. Download the FBserver.zip package from http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip. Create a new folder in our IL2 FB dir and extract the file into it.

3. Open the file (doubleclick on it) and goto options/prefernces. In the bottom of the window, set the IL2-FB game path to il2fb.exe that is in your instal dir for IL2 FB. If you didnt change it durning your game installation, it will be C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\il2fb.exe. Just click on the locate button and point it to this file.

4. Rename the FBserver.exe in your /launcher folder (or whatever you called it) to il2fb.exe

5. Start Hyperlobby. While clicking on the connect button, hold down Control - Shift. This will open another window that will allow you to change the location of il2fb.exe for your game. Change this to the newly installed launcher app. If you used the dirs i suggested, this will be C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\launcher\il2fb.exe.

Big thanks to Ares_22nd for making instructions even easier!!



Dedicated Servers are waiting for you!!!

VFC*HOST

|FAST|_OC3

|FAST|_T1 and others. Just look in decription if it says FBServer needed.

Don`t miss out on this!!!


V!





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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 05:26 AM
Your humble hosts spend so much time and effort to make FB more playable on line then it ever was, you are truly missing out on lagless, smooth environment!!!

Please take a look at those simple instrictions, it`s THAT EASY to be able to join BOTH, Dedicated and Non-Dedicated servers.


1. If you don't have UBI game service app installed, install that first. Can be found here http://gamingzone.ubisoft.com/packages/GameService.exe or on just about any game from UBIsoft.

2. Download the FBserver.zip package from http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip. Create a new folder in our IL2 FB dir and extract the file into it.

3. Open the file (doubleclick on it) and goto options/prefernces. In the bottom of the window, set the IL2-FB game path to il2fb.exe that is in your instal dir for IL2 FB. If you didnt change it durning your game installation, it will be C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\il2fb.exe. Just click on the locate button and point it to this file.

4. Rename the FBserver.exe in your /launcher folder (or whatever you called it) to il2fb.exe

5. Start Hyperlobby. While clicking on the connect button, hold down Control - Shift. This will open another window that will allow you to change the location of il2fb.exe for your game. Change this to the newly installed launcher app. If you used the dirs i suggested, this will be C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\launcher\il2fb.exe.

Big thanks to Ares_22nd for making instructions even easier!!



Dedicated Servers are waiting for you!!!

VFC*HOST

|FAST|_OC3

|FAST|_T1 and others. Just look in decription if it says FBServer needed.

Don`t miss out on this!!!


V!





Regards,
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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 07:59 AM
ohh man ivan you are so right i spent about 4 hours getting mine set up and then about 2 people joined it in about 3 hours ahh well

here is a bump for you so that perhaps people will get the idea cause it's really easy /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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10-18-2003, 08:57 AM
Ditto! Bump!

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:00 AM
Thanks for taking the time to set it up Ivan. I played your server for hours. Had a great time and a smooth game.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:12 AM
Ivan, I have not been saving these links. I know I will need them in a couple of weeks. I have a 3GB unit sitting here doing nothing. Sooner or later I set up a server.

Thanks to you, Hunter89, and I am not sure who else for all the effort.

Ivan, since you are continuing the 'effort', start a thread for people to put their non-Ubi dedicated servers info in.

And, IMO, people, when he does that, as I am sure he will, just keep it to the very basic server info so people can see everyones posts easily.

EDIT: Oh, thanks to wildhoney, for sure.

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Message Edited on 10/18/0303:18AM by RealKill

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:22 AM
edited

Message Edited on 10/20/0302:09AM by AFJ_Locust

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:56 AM
Locust, you directions are totally differnt from what we have here. Doing this the way that you posted will not allow you to play on HL and UBI. To play on UBI the way you instructed to do this means that you will have to renamed the files again. Basically, in a nutshell, what the instruction i did for crazyivan have you do is, install the app into a separate folder, point the app to the orginal exe, and renamed the app to il2fb.exe and point HL to it. if you do it this way, you only have to do it once and you can play on UBI and you do not need to change you desktop icon as well.


ares

aka sparx

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:07 PM
Thanks all for sorting this out. got it up and running no problem.
Look forward to flying on your server's/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 12:56 PM
dedicated server? ah you mean the UBI virus. i tried to use it but it seems to cause problems when using IL2 manager at the same time. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 01:27 PM
Yep, pretty easy to set up.
But it would be Nice if UBI would just make a linux sever app to run, that would be a truly lag free deal!

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 01:39 PM
Ya right, Ivan's instruction is quite "old". The FBServer.exe replaces the il2fb.exe. So you just have to exchange them to start FB offline or coop/normal DF hosts.


Just check this link: http://wildhoney.nightmail.ru/il2fb/

It's all there. Pretty clear installation guide IMHO.

I've seen at least 10 dedicated servers yesterday BTW... too bad most of them were empty /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif .

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:09 PM
If you follow these new directions post in this thread, you do not need to change the names of the exes all the time. You only hve to do this one time and you can play on Hyperlobby, UBI, ASE, and single player. WITHOUT switching exe names all the time.

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 04:46 PM
One thing missing in dedicated severs: medium- slightly harder settings. Don't do "full realy harder to fly than real life"

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 05:22 PM
instead, you have to switch HL every time you want to host a coop for example. That's the point. Switching something can't be avoided. IMHO it's easier to do that with those exes. I wrote a small batch file which does that. It's also on Wildhoney's site for DL.


Ares_22nd wrote:
- If you follow these new directions post in this
- thread, you do not need to change the names of the
- exes all the time. You only hve to do this one time
- and you can play on Hyperlobby, UBI, ASE, and single
- player. WITHOUT switching exe names all the time.
-
-

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 05:28 PM
Ivan, S! to you and all involved in this. I have yet to fly in one but I just did the tweaks and it went without a hitch.

I would like to point out that your link to the rmutt page is broken. I think it is because of the period at the end. A quick edit is in order I think.

Cant't wait to join you in a dedicated server soon.



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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 05:30 PM
First off, I officially nominate madsarmy as having the all-time bet sig!

Next is the "slow-learner's" question: does this need to be done to play on a dedicated server?

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 06:08 PM
What I recommend is getting in contact with all of the people that are not hosting the dedicated servers in the lobby. If you could convince every host to run it, everyone playing would not have no choice but to use the work around.

Disclaimer: This is my opinion. Yours and others may vary.

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 06:16 PM
Cossack13 wrote:
First off, I officially nominate madsarmy as having
the all-time bet sig!

Next is the "slow-learner's" question: does this
need to be done to play on a dedicated server?


Thank You! the trouble is I'm getting better so I don't need to bail out so much/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
(the truth is I'm getting blown out the sky more without hope of bailing/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif )

You need to do this to play dedicated servers on HL,ASE etc but not on Ubi.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 06:20 PM
Sniper762x51 wrote:
- One thing missing in dedicated severs: medium-
- slightly harder settings. Don't do "full realy
- harder to fly than real life"

Judging your sig, keep in mind the harder settings (especially externals off and limited icons) make flying the P-47 much easier. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Oh yeah, I'm a P-63 whiner too! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 06:21 PM
Willey wrote:
- instead, you have to switch HL every time you want
- to host a coop for example. That's the point.
- Switching something can't be avoided. IMHO it's
- easier to do that with those exes. I wrote a small
- batch file which does that. It's also on Wildhoney's
- site for DL.
-

Correct Willey, renaming il2fb.exe <> FBServer.exe using your batch file is far more handy than to repoint HL each time (disconnect HL, SHIFT-CTRL_reconnect again and retype either the il2fb or FBServer exe path)

Using Willey's batch file switching is like this:

Just double click its shortcut and from...


Il-2 FB Executable Choice
--------------------------------
1) Game
2) Server

9) il2fb*.exe check

0) EXIT


...select 1 or 2 and done.

I believe the main reason that most poeple haven't installed the FBServer tool yet is that they are LAZY. Give Willey's batch file a try and switching between

[ ] Normal hosting/joining
or
[ ] Join any server/host or host a dedicated server

becomes quite easy.


Willey's batch file can be found here:

http://wildhoney.nightmail.ru/il2fb/

(see section; "2. If you plan to use HyperLobby, do the following:")


schofei



Message Edited on 10/18/0305:34PM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 07:00 PM
Sniper762x51 wrote:
- One thing missing in dedicated severs: medium-
- slightly harder settings. Don't do "full realy
- harder to fly than real life"

actually if you see a dedicated server in HL if you click once on the server name then you will get a list of what is turned on and what is not and if you want to join it then all you do is press JOIN SESSION and away you go
and look around cause there are servers that are dedicated that are not full real

enjoy

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 07:07 PM
just configured the fb server thing...and if I can do it, anyone can! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

thanks guys!

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:00 PM
Korolov wrote:
- Sniper762x51 wrote:
-- One thing missing in dedicated severs: medium-
-- slightly harder settings. Don't do "full realy
-- harder to fly than real life"
-
- Judging your sig, keep in mind the harder settings
- (especially externals off and limited icons) make
- flying the P-47 much easier. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
-

If I had to fly a real plane at your "Full Real" settings I might as well file a Instrument flight plan wear horse blinders and inject myself w/ novacaine and take off my glasses so i have to look down and peer at the instruments.

It ain't real settings and so pointless to try.

cockpit,externals, no padlock,maybe,icons at 2km and just me on the map at worst. Tho not likely to try anytime soon.

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:08 PM
Sniper762x51 wrote:
- If I had to fly a real plane at your "Full Real"
- settings I might as well file a Instrument flight
- plan wear horse blinders and inject myself w/
- novacaine and take off my glasses so i have to look
- down and peer at the instruments.
-
- It ain't real settings and so pointless to try.
-
- cockpit,externals, no padlock,maybe,icons at 2km and
- just me on the map at worst. Tho not likely to try
- anytime soon.

I never said full real. I just said harder settings. I'm serious, though. Without the magic "crtl+f2" reconnasiance system, you have a much better chance at surviving with those non-duelist type planes.

BTW, VFC*HOST has limited friendly icons, PL on, minimap path on and speebar on. If it were me running the server, I'd turn those off, too. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Hawgdog
10-18-2003, 09:14 PM
Korolov wrote:
- BTW, VFC*HOST has limited friendly icons, PL on,
- minimap path on and speebar on. If it were me
- running the server, I'd turn those off, too.


NOOOOOOOO! man, without speedbar I have a hell of a time in the allies planes figuring out how fast I'm going for landing or climbing. Without the minimap path I'd spend hours flying over the repeating squares/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
PL either way, wouldnt miss it but I use trackIR

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10-18-2003, 10:24 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 10:35 PM
Hawgdog wrote:
- NOOOOOOOO! man, without speedbar I have a hell of a
- time in the allies planes figuring out how fast I'm
- going for landing or climbing. Without the minimap
- path I'd spend hours flying over the repeating
- squares/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
- PL either way, wouldnt miss it but I use trackIR

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 10:48 PM
have installed UBI.com and dl'd the server, added it as a folder 'server' inti the main FB folder, double clicked etc etc but in HL I put in the file path and ot says something about not found.

What gives please?

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:04 PM
foxhound31 wrote:
- have installed UBI.com and dl'd the server, added it
- as a folder 'server' inti the main FB folder, double
- clicked etc etc but in HL I put in the file path and
- ot says something about not found.
-
- What gives please?


I have the same problem. I did everything correctly, but when i try to change the path of the executable in HL it says that it can't find it there. I tried just putting in the path to the folder the file is in, and tried it with the path directly to the file. Doesn't work either way. If i search for it, it doesn't find it. Any suggestions?

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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 11:11 PM
Did you guys rename FBServer to il2fb? Also make sure, when you renamed FBServer you didn`t call it il2fb.exe.exe

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 02:18 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 04:02 AM
Ok, i feel stupid now. I had all the file names right, but in HL i had IL-2 Sturmovik selected, and not Forgotten Battles. I don't know how i missed that. Anyways, thanks for the suggestion.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 08:48 AM
Well I found one thing with this client install that really ticked me off.

You can't host a regular server with it installed. You have to change the path in HL back to the original icon.

Grrrrrrrr!



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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:55 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Did you guys rename FBServer to il2fb? Also make
- sure, when you renamed FBServer you didn`t call it
- il2fb.exe.exe
-
- Regards,
- VFC*Crazyivan

-The path on my pc is c:\ Programs\Ubisoft\Il-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\Server\il2fb.exe


Or do you mean that the file name when looking at it should be just il2fb ??

Have just tried it as il2fb and still no go..http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


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Message Edited on 10/19/0309:59AM by foxhound31

XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 03:34 PM
Nope sorry. I administer four machines connected to the internet with megabits / sec to spare (3 are running Linux), and I'm not going to install the dedicated server. Nor I'm going to do anything fancy to join dedicated servers set up that way.

If the devs or UBI want their game to be served by my precious hardware and band, they'd better come out with something less amateurish than what is currently available.


Everybody else is putting out servers for their games that:

A) run on linux (I though that this lesson was learned by now? And doesn't much of the infrastructure of the game already run in Java?)

B) Don't have problems with NAT / routers / whatever (hey it's AD 2003)

C) Don't run only on UBI.com (If you want to establish a standard, it should be because it's the better tool, not because you're forcing it down everybody's throat).

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:25 AM
Bump

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 01:21 PM
I'm with you Hawg...can't see squat in the allied planes. ~S~ buddy...thanks for your help earlier. I'll be back flying soon.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 02:22 PM
maxmars wrote:
- Nope sorry. I administer four machines connected to
- the internet with megabits / sec to spare (3 are
- running Linux), and I'm not going to install the
- dedicated server. Nor I'm going to do anything fancy
- to join dedicated servers set up that way.
-
- If the devs or UBI want their game to be served by
- my precious hardware and band, they'd better come
- out with something less amateurish than what is
- currently available.
-
-
- Everybody else is putting out servers for their
- games that:
-
- A) run on linux (I though that this lesson was
- learned by now? And doesn't much of the
- infrastructure of the game already run in Java?)
-
- B) Don't have problems with NAT / routers / whatever
- (hey it's AD 2003)
-
- C) Don't run only on UBI.com (If you want to
- establish a standard, it should be because it's the
- better tool, not because you're forcing it down
- everybody's throat).
-

Hear Hear!

HOWEVER, The dedicated server runs exceptionally well. Of late, I find it next to impossible to find a decent game on HL due to overburdened resources. I don't know if its my machine, or if its the hosts who insist on hosting 32 players. Either way, finding a good host is almost impossible nowadays.

Without the dedicated server, I'd be playing single-play only. I don't like the hoops we are forced to jump through in order to get a decent game, but I'm glad that the option is there.. otherwise I'd never be online.

I hope that Jiri incorporates this into HL and forces everyone to upgrade.

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 08:18 AM
^

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 02:28 PM
maxmars wrote:
- Nope sorry. I administer four machines connected to
- the internet with megabits / sec to spare (3 are
- running Linux), and I'm not going to install the
- dedicated server. Nor I'm going to do anything fancy
- to join dedicated servers set up that way.
-
- If the devs or UBI want their game to be served by
- my precious hardware and band, they'd better come
- out with something less amateurish than what is
- currently available.
-
-
- Everybody else is putting out servers for their
- games that:
-
- A) run on linux (I though that this lesson was
- learned by now? And doesn't much of the
- infrastructure of the game already run in Java?)
-
- B) Don't have problems with NAT / routers / whatever
- (hey it's AD 2003)
-
- C) Don't run only on UBI.com (If you want to
- establish a standard, it should be because it's the
- better tool, not because you're forcing it down
- everybody's throat).


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10-22-2003, 03:17 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 06:51 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 02:08 PM
Well, we run a dedicated Server in HL since two weeks now. Honestly, the only improvement is the CPU utilization so that we are now able to run a MOHAA dedicated server next the IL2 dedicated server and have an total CPU utilization of less than 40 % running both games.

The IL2 and MOHAA server shows a ping around 60. No matter whether there are 8, 16, 32 or 64 human players in. (100Mbit close to the backbone in Germany)

But its still laggy......don't get me wrong, MOHAA runs perfectly, but the BS russian software is still lagging. The overall ping is around 60, but people i.e. from the States often warp and bounce around even though their pings are more than acceptable.

So what ? The server runs fine, far below the capacity, the bandwith is stable and not overloaded, BUT ITS STILL LAGGY... multiplayer software at it's best ! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Yours disapointed,

Olt.Black Hussar
III/Stukageschwader2 "Immelmann"

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 04:05 PM
StG2_Hussar wrote:
- Well, we run a dedicated Server in HL since two
- weeks now. Honestly, the only improvement is the
- CPU utilization so that we are now able to run a
- MOHAA dedicated server next the IL2 dedicated server
- and have an total CPU utilization of less than 40 %
- running both games.
-
- The IL2 and MOHAA server shows a ping around 60. No
- matter whether there are 8, 16, 32 or 64 human
- players in. (100Mbit close to the backbone in
- Germany)
-
- But its still laggy......don't get me wrong, MOHAA
- runs perfectly, but the BS russian software is still
- lagging. The overall ping is around 60, but people
- i.e. from the States often warp and bounce around
- even though their pings are more than acceptable.
-
- So what ? The server runs fine, far below the
- capacity, the bandwith is stable and not overloaded,
- BUT ITS STILL LAGGY... multiplayer software at it's
- best ! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
-
- Yours disapointed,
-
- Olt.Black Hussar
- III/Stukageschwader2 "Immelmann"
-
- www.stukageschwader2.de (http://www.stukageschwader2.de)
-
-

Um.. do you think it may have something to do with THAT HUGE BODY OF WATER seperating the US from Europe?

Jeez.

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 10:20 PM
Trying to join a dedicated server, but failing. Help!

I'm using the batch file rename method of selecting the FB server.

Having done this, I'm trying to join a dedicated server session.

Hyperlobby minimises.

FBServer maximises: says 'ready' in its windows.

Nothing happens.

Huperlobby is locked and I have to CTRL ALT DELETE it to kill it.


Any bright ideas?

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 10:26 PM
Did you go into FBServer itself and specify path to IL2 FB Game? It looks like FBServer is not finding it. I never used batch file..i think it only does renaming but does not tell FBServer where il2fb.exe is

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XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 10:31 PM
Yes, done that.

EDIT - Sorry, ny bad - I was pointing the server to itself, rather than the renamed game exe. Looks OK now.


THANKS Ivan, Hunter, etc for all the work on the bleeding edge!



Message Edited on 10/22/0310:36PM by mikeyg007

XyZspineZyX
10-22-2003, 10:39 PM
StG2_Hussar wrote:
- Well, we run a dedicated Server in HL since two
- weeks now. Honestly, the only improvement is the
- CPU utilization so that we are now able to run a
- MOHAA dedicated server next the IL2 dedicated server
- and have an total CPU utilization of less than 40 %
- running both games.
-

Maybe you should run 1 at the time? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


- The IL2 and MOHAA server shows a ping around 60. No
- matter whether there are 8, 16, 32 or 64 human
- players in. (100Mbit close to the backbone in
- Germany)
-

Hmmm 100Mbit is nice...but what`s your upload?

- But its still laggy......don't get me wrong, MOHAA
- runs perfectly, but the BS russian software is still
- lagging. The overall ping is around 60, but people
- i.e. from the States often warp and bounce around
- even though their pings are more than acceptable.
-

That`s rather strange... i very often have guests from all over the world on my dedicated and people with 300+ ping are not laggin... Russia, Australia, Germany... Nobody ever complains about lag or stutter. Maybe you are overestimating abilities of your hardware running 2 separate server applications for such a great amount of people /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif ... or maybe BS russian software is only working out for russians? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

- So what ? The server runs fine, far below the
- capacity, the bandwith is stable and not overloaded,
- BUT ITS STILL LAGGY... multiplayer software at it's
- best !
- Yours disapointed,
-
- Olt.Black Hussar
- III/Stukageschwader2 "Immelmann"

V!

Regards,
VFC*Crazyivan
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"No matter how good the violin may be, much depends on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy pilot whose plane I failed to down." Ivan Kozhedub


Message Edited on 10/22/0310:41PM by crazyivan1970

XyZspineZyX
10-23-2003, 01:51 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 01:55 PM
Bit of a random question but can anyone tell me why you need the UBI game client if you just want to join dedicated servers?

I'm keen to give 'dedicated' a go but already have hyperlobby,ASE etc etc installed and I'm kinda loath to add more to the mix... what am I missing?!!





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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 02:23 PM
In order to join the dedicated server game you have to use the ubicom game service, no direct ip is allowed.

That said, some folks have managed to stick it to UBI and have a way of circumventing this. You need to get the FBlauncher which allows you to connect sirectly to the server, the FBlauncher uses a few files that are in the ubicom game service package.

So in short you need to install the ubicom game service software and then forget about it, you never need to open it or start it up.
All the other proggies like ASE dont allow you to join and you get a tree network error.
Hope that answers your question.

I have one, does anyone have a set of instructions for setting up the dedicated server software on hyperlobby while running the FBDaemon software.
thx

XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 04:38 PM
Thats excellent Nero, thanks.





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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 06:30 PM
what do you need to know?

Nero111 wrote:
- In order to join the dedicated server game you have
- to use the ubicom game service, no direct ip is
- allowed.
-
- That said, some folks have managed to stick it to
- UBI and have a way of circumventing this. You need
- to get the FBlauncher which allows you to connect
- sirectly to the server, the FBlauncher uses a few
- files that are in the ubicom game service package.
-
- So in short you need to install the ubicom game
- service software and then forget about it, you never
- need to open it or start it up.
- All the other proggies like ASE dont allow you to
- join and you get a tree network error.
- Hope that answers your question.
-
- I have one, does anyone have a set of instructions
- for setting up the dedicated server software on
- hyperlobby while running the FBDaemon software.
- thx
-
-
-
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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 08:04 PM
Done, and I'll test it out a bit later.
Thanks for the tip!

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 11:18 PM
BTZ_Bonehead wrote:
- what do you need to know?
-


If you can help that would be great, can I pm you my email then we can disucss it there.
We have a good few game servers (1 for FB) but they are in a remote location, so i need to figure it all out first before i can get the guy that runs the servers to do it and configure it for our local pilots.
thx

T_O_A_D
10-25-2003, 09:30 AM
BUMP

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XyZspineZyX
10-25-2003, 05:32 PM
Bump - I'll throw a couple of comments in, following on from the interesting conversation on the locked smackdown thread (http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=fr_il2sturmovik_gd&id=ywvsm).

Hunter - it really is early days. Too early to get dispirited at lack of interest. But there are definitely too many servers chasing too few punters, so taking some down will help get more games to critical mass. When I've been on HL, dedicated settings have been high/full realism. A bigger range (if anyone can bare to slum it!) will also help draw in the punters.

When I tried to get the client-side stuff going, there were two threads going with incompatible instructions. The outdated one was labelled update. There were also two ways to switch from server to game. I managed to conflate the two and had a bit of trouble.

Nb None of this is a criticism of anyone - quite the contrary. just to point out that for those not 'in the know' it can look pretty confusing and off-putting.


A self-extracting self installing exe is a fantastic idea. But rather than add to the different routes and options, a cleanup would be a good idea - an agreed procedure with carefully written instructions permanently available in one place,and take down old versions and instructions. A permanant link off the UBI site would help immeasurably. I'm guessing this is not likely for politic reasons.





Message Edited on 10/25/0305:34PM by mikeyg007

XyZspineZyX
10-25-2003, 11:21 PM
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eskimo-FHmod
10-26-2003, 01:15 AM
what IL2 needs is more people playing coops !

www.vaaf.com (http://www.strikemepink.com)

polspc
01-15-2004, 12:30 AM
though sparse as it is and totally without any user interface, the server seems to run quite good.

One problem: It doesn't run Co op games.
dogfight is lame and not enough people to make it fun on a lan. NEED computer bots to shoot at!!!
WTF were they thinking!!!!!

Diablo_777_AVG
01-15-2004, 08:09 AM
Do we still need this to join Dedicated servers? I was under the impression (maybe wrongly so) that this was done in 1.21.

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BaldieJr
01-15-2004, 08:48 AM
No, no longer needed.

For dedicated servers who want to host on HL, all that is required is you change the name of the exe to il2fb.exe and put this (http://www.fighterjerks.com/Users.rar) file into the directory where that exe is located.

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The.Tyke
01-19-2004, 01:50 AM
Probably best to add my post on to this one !

Been playing dedicated server on HL with no problems. I want to get back to playing again on UBI. Anybody know how i set the path back so i can play UBI again, I've tried renaming the original .exe's but it does'nt seem to work every time I try to connect to a UBI game it tries to go to a dedicated server.
What would be great would be to be able to play on both !

51cba507dd1af0d4930154c3ff756528
01-19-2004, 11:38 AM
Dunno m8, I've got the same problem too. Probably stick with HL anyways, cos it's faster.

crazyivan1970
01-19-2004, 11:40 AM
wow, look what just surfaced lol...

V!
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The.Tyke
01-19-2004, 04:41 PM
who was that remark aimed at ??