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Moshun

Problem Connecting to F|A Servers

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Hey there FAers,

 

Recently, my PC crapped out and have resorted to playing on a Macbook which is running the latest version of Mountain Lion (not Mavericks.)  As a technologically advanced person, it took me a little bit figuring out how to get ET running, but eventually figured it out. 

 

My problem happens on the loading screen to FA servers, and FA servers alone.  It involves a never ending cycle of downloading a bunch of squares, which is a really small file.  The problem is that it looks like it downloaded, and then it will continue to download it.  This also happened when I tried downloading Silent on Hardcore and Silent 1, except once it got down to the last couple of seconds of download time, it would crash my ET.  Luckily, I was able to download the file from the silent website, and it fixed that.  

 

Any help regarding the download of these squares.pk3 would be greatly appreciated as I enjoy playing on your servers as they are one of the last good North American servers left.

 

Thanks,

Motion

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Thanks for the quick reply daredevil!

 

Unfortunately, it won't let me run it because it's Windows only :/  

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Thanks for the quick reply daredevil!

 

Unfortunately, it won't let me run it because it's Windows only :/  

 

Oops missed your OS. We don't have cross platform thing right now. Are u able to connect to silent mod servers? 

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Yes, just downloaded 0.8.1 for silent as well as I noticed hardcore changed versions.  I was actually just able to connect to Silent 1, and it was on stock oasis.  But when its a map I don't have, it does the square thing again.  Its weird because I can download maps from other servers without problems :S.

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Yes, just downloaded 0.8.1 for silent as well as I noticed hardcore changed versions.  I was actually just able to connect to Silent 1, and it was on stock oasis.  But when its a map I don't have, it does the square thing again.  Its weird because I can download maps from other servers without problems :S.

 

So every map start you get that square pk3 issue? 

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Yes, on all FA servers, not just silent.  For example, the square pk3 will start to download, and it will look like it completely downloaded, and then for a split second whatever map is currently on the server will show up on the download screen.  And then it goes back to the square, and then continues until I leave.  Only non-stock maps though.

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Have you tried typing in the console cl_allowdownload 1 before connecting to any server?

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Yes. When allowdownloads is off, it just says missing pk3 with the squares on it as well as whatever map is currently on the server.

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@Dare - Do you guys have an ftp index/redirect such as this http://ftp.games.skynet.be/pub/wolfenstein/maps/etmain/ where he could manually download files? Trying to explain things to motion will only give him (and yourself) a headache.

He can manually download maps from here: http://fearless-assassins.com/files/category/4-maps/ and add them into his ETMain folder.

 

Obviously he only needs to download the maps that are currently in the cycle.

 

I have done this method in the past, and it works fine.

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Hmmm, good idea Anti. Will definitely try that later tonight.

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@Dare -  Do you guys have an ftp index/redirect such as this http://ftp.games.skynet.be/pub/wolfenstein/maps/etmain/ where he could manually download files?  Trying to explain things to motion will only give him (and yourself) a headache.

 

We have FTP redirect.. but directory browsing is disabled on it due to security reasons.. 

 

http://redirect.dediserverhosting.com/etmain/frostbite.pk3

 

That link would work.. but if you do http://redirect.dediserverhosting.com/etmain/ it will show u nothing :) We use dediserverhosting.com redirect service. 

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