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gpang788
11-19-2006, 11:09 PM
Hi all, was thinking of setting up a server on hyperlobby but not sure how to.

Can anyone brief me on the steps involved? I understand that I would need to download the server patches right? Would that affect the game in anyway?

gpang788
11-19-2006, 11:09 PM
Hi all, was thinking of setting up a server on hyperlobby but not sure how to.

Can anyone brief me on the steps involved? I understand that I would need to download the server patches right? Would that affect the game in anyway?

dbillo
11-20-2006, 06:17 AM
It's possible to use the integrated game server to host on Hyperlobby, if you just want to do it occasionally. For extended hosting, most use the dedicated server, which is a separate, free, download.

That base server install is version FB+AEP 2.04, then needs to be patched to whatever version you want to run. The files can be found here:

http://ftp.ubi.com/us/games/pacific_fighters/dedicated_servers/

Start with pf_dedicated_server_v204.exe

In all likelihood, this large 410 megabyte download will turn out corrupted when you extract it, however, there is a workaround for this. See how it goes.

If you want to run a 4.04m server, then you'll need to download and install the patches:

pf_dedicated_server_v204_to_v303m.exe
pf_dedicated_server_v304m.exe
pf_dedicaded_server_v401m.exe
pf_dedicated_server_v402m.exe
pf_dedicated_server_v403m.exe
pf_dedicated_server_v404m.exe

Then, you really should run a daemon of some sort to script the server, such as FBDaemon or IL2 Server Commander.

There is a thread on using the dedicated server here:

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=4...821095204#3821095204 (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=2791042204&r=3821095204#3821095204)

gpang788
11-21-2006, 01:38 AM
Ok so I start from 2.04 and patch it up from there?

Do I also have to start with a fresh install of FB+AEP or just run the server patch over the existing client patches? I am at 4.04 now.

dbillo
11-21-2006, 08:29 AM
Okay, just to to be absolutely clear, the dedicated server is COMPLETELY separate from your game installation. You can't patch, or otherwise transform your installed game into a dedicated server. DO NOT apply or install ANY of these server files to your existing game install. They're not the same thing. The dedicated server only runs dogfight type missions (no coops), and it has no player interface. It runs in a command window.

The base file in that link I posted, pf_dedicated_server_v204.exe, will give you a complete, working, install of a dedicated server, compatible with FB+AEP 2.04. That means that only people running FB+AEP 2.04 will be able to connect to it.

Since you say you are running a 4.04m game install, I assume you will want to run a 4.04m dedicated server. In that case you need to download and install all the files I listed previously to get a 4.04m dedicated server. You start with the base pf_dedicated_server_v204.exe, then install all the patches listed in sequence.

However, installing, and setting up a dedicated server is not a simple task. Rather than download any of these server files, you can host on Hyperlobby using your existing 4.04m game, just as it is.