View Full Version : multiplayer borken?

28th Jan 2004, 10:24 PM
my brother and i downloaded the unwheel beta 1 and installed it on our computers. it is fun just driving around, but the multiplayer appears to be broken (or borken, either one) it doesn't matter which one of us hosts the server (he has a p4, i have an athlon) we both have ATI video cards. the server machine works fine, whichever one it is. the client machine has the vehicle selection menu, then spawns the player as in a regular deathmatch. the vehicle is also invisible to the client, unless we play ctf and the car picks up the flag. it does allow some interesting videos (guy moving very quickly and floating in midair) but it is also quite annoying.

that said, it's a great mod (still have the alpha installer lying around somewhere) with great potential, but it seems to have some bugs left in it. (not trying to piss off the author/mappers/modelers, just saying is all)

does anyone have any suggestions for getting this to work?

o yeah, he is running win2k and i have winxp, we both have all the latest drivers (afaik) for everything in our systems.

btw, does anyone else have the ctf-tabletop map crash their game? (or is it just a bad install) seems like we hit all the bugs, doesn't it?

thanks for any/all help and a great mod.

29th Jan 2004, 03:34 AM
Firstly, yes, I know, there are a lot of multiplayer problems in UnWheel... I'm working on them constantly...

OK, I think your main problem is that you need to add "UnWheel" and "UnWheelVehicles" to the server's UT2003.ini ServerPackages.

1) Open the server's UT2003.ini and find the [Engine.GameEngine] section header.

2) Scroll through that section until you find a bunch of entries looking like "ServerPackages=Something".

3) To the end of that ServerPackages list, add the following:

4) Save and close the file, start a game, and hope for the best ;)

I admit it was silly of me to leave this out of the ReadMe... Sorry about that.

Then about the TableTop crash - you mentioned both of you have ATI cards - there is an issue with that map and the ATI cards which has been identified and has been fixed for the next release.

Hope you get the multiplayer going ;)

29th Jan 2004, 07:34 PM
alright, i'll try that soon. (getting my daily dose of web stuffs right now) and i'll post whether that fixed it.

with the TableTop crash - we can wait for the next release with no problems if this works:D

thanks for the help:).

30th Jan 2004, 12:24 AM
well, that fixed it. multiplayer sure is fun now.
thanks shrimp!

but yeah, that should go in the readme (or show up somewhere in the installer)

30th Jan 2004, 03:54 PM
Hello rogue_jedi
I had a problem with tabletop when it was first released, I was running a ati 8500, I discussed it with the author of the map and he created a version that should work, it worked with my 8500, the only thing he changed were textures and it is outdoors instead of in side, you didnt give your errors but mine were always dx errors, here is the link to the other map if you want to try it before shrimp releases the next version of unwheel.:)
ps: I am running an ati 9500 now and have no problems with these maps now.

30th Jan 2004, 06:49 PM
thanks for the map. i'll try it soon. so does the packaged one (indoor) work with the 9500 and not the 8500, or does it not work at all on the ati cards?

31st Jan 2004, 12:41 AM
yes all maps work fine with my 9500, the map error and direct x 9 were the reasons I upgraded, but dont get me wrong the 8500 may be close to end of life its still a great card in my opinon, I am still using it in my secondary computer and it runs everything else "Unwheel" fine.

31st Jan 2004, 11:27 AM
we have 9000 video cards. need some new ones (and he just got his 9000 AIW for christmas) the outdoor map works fine now. thanks:)

/end thread/

1st Feb 2004, 12:19 AM
the ati 9000 series is actually based off the 8500 chipset. So this problem is exactly the same as mine, I picked up my 9500 for a mere $130, and I can do a software mod that makes it a 9700 non pro, if this interests you you have to be carful there are versions of the 9500 that dont take this mod, the only problem with the mod is a small amount of artifacts in the lighting affects, but with overclocking I got a 5008 mark in 3dmark 2003

1st Feb 2004, 12:58 PM
yeah i know the 9000 is 8500 based, and also about the 9500 mod. better cooling may help with the artifacting you're getting. the only reason i don't have a better card is i need all the money i have (just about none) for other stuff. though a video card is on my list somewhere.