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No more MH master server?

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by K, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. K

    K i bite

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    I get this error and so do some others.

    UT Server Browser----Error message
    Master Server Failed: Timeout talking to the master server

    All the other server list tabs work fine , but MH and MA time out and don't produce a list any more. This happened out of the blue yesterday and is still the same?

    What's going on? what can be done?
    I tried reinstalling 436 and the MH mod. No change.
    Some one else had same error.
    Suggestions?
     
  2. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    MasterServer is (partially) down for maintenance.
     
  3. K

    K i bite

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    As long as it goes back up i will be happy.
    How did you get your information?
    Is there a site i can read updates?
     
  4. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    OldUnreal. The whole GameSpy and Epic master servers won't even respond to Unreal 1 queries, and as MH is based on U1, it's probably the same issue.
     
  5. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Hmm, looks like someone should start reverse engineering the UT master server. Apparently, someone on the unreal 2 forums has figured the protocol out for xmp.
     
  6. K

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    Witch server did we loose then because MH was showing up in the lists before?
    also , Monster hunt is a subclass of DeathMatchPlus.
    witch would not be a unreal 1 query?

    The MH and MA servers can still be seen in the UT servers list , So Gamespy and Epic can see the servers just fine.

    What baffles me is that only the MH and MA tabs throw up the error.
    The tabs are a mere client side deal - sorting lists according to map prefix.
     
  7. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    Maybe the tabs aren't properly coded.
     
  8. K

    K i bite

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    For more people to have this problem all at the same time is rather rare and points towards a server going down.
    They are right.

    I read the thread over at oldunreal.
    Seems the whole east coast of the usa is missing a server.
    People are saying this happened last year for maintenance.
    So i am guessing they are right.
    I don't remember it happening but i may have been busy that week :lol:.

    People are also giving it a 4 - 6 day window so ? Time will tell.
    Glad it's not something i can fix "or broke :lol:"

    Thanks for the info and the link GreatEmerald!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2008
  9. K

    K i bite

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    I am curious as a cat.

    Check this out.
    Code:
    In order to let your Unreal server browser query a custom master server you need to edit your Unreal.ini file. Here is what to do:
    
       1. Close Unreal and open your Unreal.ini file
       2. Scroll down to the [UBrowserAll] section or use search (Ctrl-F)
       3. Here you see a line:
    
          ListFactories[0]=UBrowser.UBrowserGSpyFact,MasterServerAddress=master0.gamespy.com,MasterServerTCPPort=28900,GameName=unreal
    
          This line is to query the default master server by Gamespy. Don't change it.
       4. Now add a new line below this line:
    
          ListFactories[1]=UBrowser.UBrowserGSpyFact,MasterServerAddress=<MasterServerAddress>,MasterServerTCPPort=<MasterServerPort>,GameName=unreal
    
          Where <MasterServerAddress> is the address of the master server and <MasterServerPort> is the port of the master server. To query the master server of TheNerdNetwork (Which is the official backup master for the Unreal community), the line would be:
    
          ListFactories[1]=UBrowser.UBrowserGSpyFact,MasterServerAddress=master.thenerdnetwork.com,MasterServerTCPPort=28900,GameName=unreal
       5. Now it's time to save your Unreal.ini file and try the result.
     
    Does UnrealTournament have a backup server?
    Does any one know of any alternate servers? There are a few.
    I remember adding one to an old install that got me way more European servers.:D
     

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