View Full Version : plz help server will not work anymore

12-02-2003, 10:12 AM
can someone help, i'am a total noob to linux and don't know what to do. when i try to start the server i got this message and it will not start. the server worked fine for weeks. yesterday server was down after it was upagain i got this message all the time. plz help.

------ Server Initialization ------
Server: mp/ffa1
----- FS_Startup -----
Current search path:
/usr/local/games/ja/base/assets2.pk3 (62 files)
/usr/local/games/ja/base/assets1.pk3 (8320 files)
/usr/local/games/ja/base/assets0.pk3 (15346 files)

47456 files in pk3 files
Loading dll file jampgame.
Sys_LoadDll(jampgame) found **vmMain** at 0x41af7684
Sys_LoadDll(jampgame) succeeded!
------- Game Initialization -------
gamename: basejka
gamedate: Nov 10 2003
ERROR: Cvar_Update: src length 267 exceeds MAX_CVAR_VALUE_STRING
Resolving masterjk3.ravensoft.com
masterjk3.ravensoft.com resolved to
Sending heartbeat to masterjk3.ravensoft.com
Sending heartbeat to masterjk3.ravensoft.com
^1Error: BotLibShutdown: bot library used before being setup

Amidala from Chop Shop
12-03-2003, 01:11 AM
One of your cvars is too long. All cvars are limited to 256 characters. The one that is too long has a lot of IP addresses, many of them multiple entries of the same address (, etc.). I am guessing the cvar that is too long is g_banips, the one that holds all the banned IPs. I suspect you did addip to ban someone, repeated it multiple times, and exceeded the maximum length limit for cvars (length 267 exceeds MAX_CVAR_VALUE_STRING).

You need to find the file jampserver.cfg and see if one of the lines is real long (probably g_banips). Cut that line out of jampserver.cfg and paste it into a text file (or write down the non-duplicate IP addresses by hand if you have to, then delete the line) so you still have a list of the IP addresses you want to ban. Just make sure none of the values in jampserver.cfg is more than 256 characters. Then your server should start. Then go to the console and re-enter the IP addresses with addip, but enter each IP address only once.