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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
OK following FUBAR's advice I found it in the folder for mediavps I posted it.

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Yep, that's better. Now, what I'm seeing tells me that you are using either a wrong or no multi.cfg.
So, here's my advice: Go through your freespace directory. Delete any and all files named multi.cfg.
Then, create a new file with notepad. Paste the following lines into it:
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+user_server fs2netd.game-warden.com
+game_server fs2netd.game-warden.com
+server_port 12008
+banner_url http://fs2netd.game-warden.com/banners/tbp/
+datarate 1000000000
+pxo #lobby_20

Then save that as <FS2 directory>\data\multi.cfg. Make absolutely sure that the file extension is .cfg by selecting "All Files" in the "Save As..." dialog.
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I ran into a problem here's a screenshot it should explain what the problem is. Also thank you for taking the time to help me with this.

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I said save it as multi.cfg, NOT multi.txt
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I know you said to save as all and I chose to save as all file types. Sorry about the Email btw. I sent it right before I saw this.

 

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Oh ****. I just realized I pasted the wrong multi.cfg  :snipe: Please accept my apologies and use this:
Code: [Select]
+user_server fs2netd.game-warden.com

+game_server fs2netd.game-warden.com

+server_port 12009

+datarate 1000000000

+pxo #lobby_20
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Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Thats fine, but I still get a message saying that I can't save it as a .txt fie because there already is one do you have any ideas on how to simply choose a .cfg extension?

 

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
In the filename field, type multi.cfg, like so:
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I saved it as .cfg in the data folder and I ran the game and I got the same error message. Any ideas?

 

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Please post pictures of your data folder and your mediavps\data folder.
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Sorry about the delay I stopped to eat dinner, I'm in the Eastern Time Zone. Here are the images.

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I just took a look at your debug log again. Your mediavps, specifically MV_advanced, is corrupted. You need to redownload it from here, unzip the file into your mediavps folder, then try again (this time with a hundred percent more awesome).

Also, do me a favor and use this tool on your fs2 folder.
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Is that MV_Advanced file essential to what we are trying to accomplish in fixing the multiplayer error? I'm asking because my PC is not downloading it successfully.

 

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
No, freespace will work just fine without it (Although you will miss a good deal of the FSOpen awesomeness). Right now it will be sufficient to delete it; corrupted files may cause strangeness. While we're on the topic of corruption, I'd like you to create a completely new pilot file, to make sure that one isn't corrupted.
Also, please run this tool on your FreeSpace folder.
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I'll try redownloading the MV_Advanced file later but here are txts you wanted I took one with and one without recursed directories.

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Okay, thanks.

Now.

The first thing you have to do is to open your FreeSpace folder. Now press Alt. From the menu that appeared, select the entry Folder options, under Tools. In the window that opened now, select the "View" tab, and locate the "Hide Exensions for known file types" setting, then uncheck it.

Then select the file named fs2open_pxo.cfg.txt, and rename it to fs2open_pxo.cfg . A warning will pop up, informing you that doing so could render the file unusable, but it's OK. You'll need to do the same thing with the fs2open_pxo.cfg.txt file in your data directory.

You should try again now, see if that made a difference.

In any case, these folders can be deleted without repercussions:
ereg
mindspring

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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
I renamed those files as you wanted me to. I tried running it with the RC3_3_6_10_debug build and I got the same old error message. Any ideas? Also did I understand you right, you want me to delete "ereg" and "mindspring"?

 

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Re: Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Hate to tell you this E but fs2open_pxo.cfg hasn't been used in quite some time.  Any build since about the middle of last year ignores it and uses multi.cfg if it's present or defaults to the correct setting is it's not.

That said a multi.cfg in a mod\data folder will override the one in the data folder.  If you aren't doing anything special or using a conversion it's probably best not to have one at all.

Just curious how do you connect to the internet?  DSL? Dial up? and what are your launcher settings for network.  A print screen of them would be good if you haven't already done so.  If you are on DSL and have an old carrier try setting it to dial up just for the heck of it.  Used to be a problem with some carries but I haven't seen a case of it in ages.


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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
Hate to tell you this E but fs2open_pxo.cfg hasn't been used in quite some time.  Any build since about the middle of last year ignores it and uses multi.cfg if it's present or defaults to the correct setting is it's not.

:blah: Damnit. Oh, well, I'll try to remember that next time. Thanks, FUBAR.
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Re: Server downtime for software upgrade on Friday (late Thursday night)
FUBAR here's the screenshot you wanted. I couldn't understand very clearly did you want me to delete the multi.cfg file in the original, no mod, data folder?

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