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Difference between local and internet servers?


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#1 OS51

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:23 AM

Hi. I keep hosting a local server on the Battlefield 1942 multiplayer demo in order to practice alone, because I thought that hosting locally meant it would only appear on my comp, but I keep getting people connecting, who refuse to speak, or when they do speak, they fail miserably at it! So what? Are they hackers or do I simply not understand what a local server is? And I'm using dialup by the way, no LAN or anything.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:56 PM

From the sound of it a local server would imply that you are setting up a server for others to see online and if they so choose to play on. I am suprised however that anyone would choose to play on a dial-up server as I expect they list latency for the server on the connect to server page and that must be a horrid latency rating.

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#3 OS51

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:27 PM

Yes, but I can choose either "Local server" or "Internet server" so I don't see why it would show up in the internet list.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:12 AM

From the Server FAQ, I'd guess you may need to set game.serverInternet 0 in the ServerSettings.con file. Your local server should then not advertise to the master servers, if I understand the instructions correctly.

http://planetbattlefield.gamespy.com/View....=128&game=4

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#5 OS51

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

Hmm. How odd. I would think selecting Local Server would take care of a thing like that automatically. Well, thank you for your help. I'll try this next time and see if anyone gets on. Thanks again. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 12:45 AM

Hope it works. Local server doesn't mean it only operates locally, it means it's situated on the local network (local server not remote server).

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:13 AM

So you mean, when I host it locally, people connect to my computer, but if I click the Internet button, they connect to... some other server, like the master server?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:39 PM

Yes, that sounds like a good explanation.

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