Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

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2koolpa
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Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#1 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:59 pm

This seems like the correct place to post this.. apologies if it belongs somewhere else.

Trying to set up a dedicated server for everyone to play on and I just can't get past a certain error. I am following the guide on onlineconsoles.com. Fresh install. 1.16 point release applied. DC map pack downloaded and in base q3. Sega pak in base q3. Config file in the base q3. I make the shortcut and add the dedicated 2 command line and the exec ffa.cfg. (matches the name of the config file in baseq3 folder) but every time I start it I get the message "cannot exec ffa.cfg". Using the status command it tells me server is not running.

Is there something wrong with the config file? Its just a notepad text file named ffa.cfg. Thats where I always get stuck. This could be a very simple fix as I am pretty well clueless on setting this up. But I am following the directions in the guide and this is as far as I get. Any help is appreciated, I want to add another Dreamcast server for everyone. Thanks

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HuntrRose
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#2 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:47 pm

I know you want to figure it out.. but I wouldn't sweat ti.. there are like a dozen servers already..

although I suppose having an extra may come in handy on a busy game night..

2koolpa
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#3 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:10 pm

yeah i know. there are more than enough servers up for the amount of people i have seen playing. its not that i dont think there are enough. i was just hoping to have one up in case anyone wanted to play various game modes or modded game types that arent available on the other servers. im not sure where all the current servers are located but im south east (kentucky) united states so i was hoping i could provide a place for others in the same region to play with the best connection they might be able to find. i get what youre saying but id still like some help on this one =)

Nz17
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#4 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:39 am

Silly question, but is the file named ffa.cfg or ffa.cfg.txt? And are you using MS Windows for your server?

2koolpa
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#5 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:05 am

Yep I have it named ffa.cfg and am on windows

Nz17
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#6 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:35 pm

I wish I could help, but it has been... more than a decade?... since I last ran a Q3A server. :-/

mrneo240
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#7 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:59 pm

You just reminded me I lost all my we dc stuff when mega wiped my account Mar 1 :(

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Mechanic
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#8 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:23 pm

well let me just give ya the link that I used for server setup



https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/dreamcast ... faqs/10444


You may be saving your config file as a txt file in the base q3 folder that's why it don't work.
When creating the cfg file in the base q3 with the note pad u need to click " file" on the upper left corner of the notepad then click "save as" then u type ffa.cfg in the file name and hit save. That will save it as a cfg file . When done u should see ffa as the name and if you right click it and hit properties the file type should say cfg
Make sure u set the master server to dc.dreamcast-talk.com so it shows on the master list and open port 27960.

2koolpa
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#9 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:11 pm

thanks. for whatever reason the cfg file works now after following the link you gave me for the server setup. good to go now.

Nz17
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Re: Can not get dedicated Quake 3 server running

Post#10 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:50 pm

Sweet - that's awesome to hear, 2koolpa!

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