View Full Version : THAT'S my server? A bunch of TEXT?

05-03-2002, 09:01 AM
Howdy All

How do you create a server that you can actually PARTICIPATE IN?! I mean, come on. That window with the black bg and the yellow text comes up, and that's it?????

I think I'm doing something wrong.

Can someone please help me?


05-03-2002, 09:23 AM
You are running in dedicated mode. Just launche the mp game, and create a server and make sure it is not dedicated.

05-03-2002, 09:30 AM
Yes, but when it's not dedicated it just plays MP on my computer instead of the Internet .

What then?

The Truthful Liar
05-03-2002, 09:42 AM
No. When you host a game in multi player which is not dediceted - trust me IT IS STILL MULTIPLAYER, you are online playing the very moment you step in the game. If you give a friend your IP adress he will be able to join your game ONLINE yes I repeat ONLINE and play with you.

dun dun dun - I heard about something that you could even join your own Dedicated server... but myself personally, not sure.

Cheers ;)

05-03-2002, 09:47 AM

dedicated 1 = a server on your computer for local LAN play (or play on your pc)

dedicated 2 = a server which reports to the master server, ie. public

To join either of these servers, launch a multiplayer game and type connect

05-03-2002, 09:50 AM
So you're saying that if I create one offline it goes anyway, but when online it sends off to the public list right?

The Truthful Liar
05-03-2002, 09:55 AM

05-03-2002, 10:00 AM
Basically? So, what am I missing?

05-03-2002, 10:37 AM

05-03-2002, 11:54 AM
What? Im askin you a quesiton here, what's with the face?


05-03-2002, 08:36 PM
I thought I might add some input here.

First BTW, your server IS REALLY JUST TEXT! LOL!

There are 2 server types, Ingame and Dedicated. From what I gather you are trying to join a Dedicated game, correct? You can join your dedicated game by launching another game session and joining the local game, however, you may need to change the UPD port that the game is hosted on. For example, most Quake3 based games use port 27960 (stvef) or somewhere there abouts. When you launch your Dedicated server make it something other than your game settings, ie 27800 then launch your game and join the local dedicated game. For much more information on hosting check out GameAdminsCom or http://www.gameadmins.com/guides/jk2/jk2basicsetup.htm

I wrote the UnrealTournament setup guide there btw.

Hawkeye :lsduel:

05-03-2002, 11:53 PM
Wha? Hrrrmm, the sounds a little; um; messy!

Can't you just launch an MP game on the net and PLAY in it?

The Truthful Liar
05-04-2002, 12:49 AM
Firstly: For me I understood the difference between Dedicated and Ingame server without even having to try read a manual or tutorial.

Secondly: I know you are not me, but all your answers are above. Just read and think about it.

cheers ;)

05-04-2002, 02:42 AM
*pulls out a gun*
*puts it to his head*
*pulls the trigger*


05-04-2002, 03:12 AM

Make a shortcut (you know how to do that? :) ) to the jk2mp.exe file. Right click the shortcut and go down to properties.

in the "Target" box where it says


(of course the path may be different for you)

make it say this, and make sure you use the quotes " "

"d:\jedi\GameData\jk2mp.exe" +set dedicated 2

now, rename this shortcut to jk2server

Ok. Make a new shortcut to jk2mp.exe

make it say

"d:\jedi\GameData\jk2mp.exe" +connect

If you are on a LAN, and this is important, use the first (if there's 2, which there should be for online play I think) IP address which appears in your black and yellow console.

rename that shortcut to jk2client

You can type commands, such as

map ffa_bespin

in the dedicated server's console.

If that doesn't get you going nothing will!! :)

obviously you launch the server, then the client :P

05-04-2002, 03:40 AM
And so this lets you play on your server?

05-04-2002, 03:48 AM
All's you have to do is launch ur "Internet" dedicated server from inside the JK2 game, when it kicks u to the console window, restart JK2 and go to Join Server, click Local and it should show up..

You can do console cmds for the server by setting the Rconpassword at the Dedicated window, and matching it with your in-game rconpassword


from the dedicated MP window (black background, yellow text), type "rconpassword JK2". now go into the game and join the server. from the ingame console type "rconpassword jk2"

now u can type "rcon <CMD>" and perform an admin function..

Sorry if you guys are talking about something completely different but thats what it seems like hes asking.

05-04-2002, 03:58 AM

Aside from that. I have just done exactly this:

started jk2mp

gone to create a server
chosen Dedicated: Internet

Created the server

Browsed a fair way up through the console spam to find my local and internet ip

Started a NEW game of jk2mp

Typed into the console


You could try this now and probably join my server :)

05-04-2002, 04:09 AM
Really! Cool. Okay, I'll try it...

:D :D :D

05-05-2002, 04:10 AM
Did you actually read my post at all? WTF? Things are messy sometimes. This is just how it is. DEAL with it. Everything you need to know is here, just read it.

Do or do not, there is no try.

Hawkeye :lsduel:

05-05-2002, 08:27 AM
I think what isn't being made clear here is that a non-dedicated MP server DOES work over the internet, but due to the way it was designed (to reduce the load on the master servers), it does NOT show up on the main lists (in other words, it does not communicate with the master servers)

The solutions being posted here are twofold:

1) Find out your IP address and give it to your friends before you begin playing. They should then join your (non-dedicated) game by connecting directly to your IP. Ifno on how to do that was mentioned above (jk2mp.exe -connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx?)

2) Start a dedicated server on your machine. Once that is up and running your friends will be able to both see and join it. To play yourself you can run a second instance of JK2, and join the dedicated server running in the background on your machine. I personally don't recommend it as I do not know what performance issues the players will get (piss poor pings for instance).

Hope that clears things up some.