New Max Pool Titan Server

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Shuouma
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New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#1 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:20 pm

Hello everybody - Just a small gift from me to you guys

I got Max Pool like a week ago and was surprised that you needed to download
a vmu to play online, I mean probably not how it worked back in the days. And seems
annoying to edit the vmu when a server IP changes. So what did I do?

I can now present the new Max Pool Titan Server, this server sends the server list
to the DC, that is, it will create the precious vmu file if it doesn't exist. The only thing you need todo
if a IP changes is to remove the save and reconnect to Max Pool and your DC will save a new vmu file with the updated server list. You also don't get that strange username when you try to login to Max Pool.
Why do you need to delete the vmu file? Well...

Max Pool works like this:

1. Do we have a save file?
2. If No - Connect to the Titan server and get the server list
3. If Yes - Just use it and don't even bother to get the server list, I guess it was pretty much a static list.

This works now for dreampi users.

Regards
Shuouma

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Xiden
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#2 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:23 pm

Another brilliant contribution from Shuouma. This is awesome :) Shutech™ !

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jial
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#3 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Shu, really , you are a genius, it's impressive how you have revive a lot of old servers from zero. I take my hat off.

What's the next?

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Jako
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#4 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:56 pm

Simply Great!!!
Thank you Shuouma, really. :-)
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Bob Dobbs
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#5 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:56 pm

Great!
Regards,
Bob Dobbs

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The-Amazing-Mr_V
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#6 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:39 pm

Finally I can play pool!

dave_van_damn
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#7 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:23 pm

Amazing, thanks!
aka DavidHK on DC games.

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pcwzrd13
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#8 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:10 am

This new master server will allow Maximum Pool to show up on Dreamcast Now if you play without a VMU. This will force the game to communicate with the master server every time to get the game server info. Before when using the special modified save file, the game wouldn't communicate with the master server (making the coolpool.west.won.net DNS request) so DC Now didn't know what game you were playing.
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#9 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:11 am

Had a swift four player last night , I tested Shuouma's new method of no save , it's automated now seems

Me and other guy DC-Now displayed title but not for the other two lads , happened on me when I played Q3 too

Thanks SO much !!!
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Re: New Max Pool Titan Server

Post#10 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:21 am

mistamontiel wrote:Me and other guy DC-Now displayed title but not for the other two lads


It will show it the first time you connect to the server but not subsequent times. This is because it downloads the save file from the server if it's not on your VMU. If the save file is already on your VMU, it won't communicate with the master server.
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