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Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Hola.

I remember time ago a hosted server (Fringespace) if i can remember...

How can i host a NovaWorld server? Im using the nlexe... for patch the game, then....

Any way for wake up again the server? If the reply is NO, please, can u tell me how can i host a server?

Regards!
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Offline JGZinv

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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Unfortunately it's a no.

Novalogic moved servers on their side and since Tachyon is basically unsupported they don't bother to tell anyone what/if there is a new lobby address.

It doesn't matter what version or patch right now, as basically the lobby itself is gone.

I've tried to do a little searching, as well as tried to contact people inside Novalogic and haven't been able to find a new lobby IP. I don't know if the lobby wasn't put online again, or I'm looking in the wrong place.

The only way you could play a multiplayer game is to have a Windows XP computer or Virtual Machine run Tachyon in IPX LAN mode and use another service like Kali to act as a lobby. Everyone else would also have to be told of the connection settings for Kali and be running on XP because Vista and later Windows removed the IPX protocol entirely.

It's a lot of virtual hoops to jump through for what amounts to a laggy game. Which is why we haven't hosted one ourselves.
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Mmmm thanks anyway.

The lobbyes are:

http://nw1.novaworld.net/ttflobby1.htm (redirected to nw2)
http://nw1.novaworld.net/ttflobby2.htm (redirected to nw2)
http://nw2.novaworld.net/ttflobby1.htm
http://nw2.novaworld.net/ttflobby2.htm

(Maybe more, i only try these)
But i don't see my own game in my other PC... and yes, i've opened the router ports (2766 UPD/TCP)

EDIT: About IPX: Take a look: http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/ (Works, at least can create a IPX host)
« Last Edit: December 02, 2014, 08:55:57 am by _-Caleb-_ »
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Ok the ipx wrapper works... tested.





EDIT: mmm with your NW.CFG file works fine!
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
What precisely did you do with the IPX wrapper?  Others have tried and not gotten that to work before?

Guess I'll have to update the hosting patch. nw2.novaworld.net resolves to 100.39.13.29
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
I'm interested in getting Tachyon running on LAN as well. I'm interested in getting Tachyon running via LAN as well. Please advise on how to properly use the IPX wrapper (readme was of very little help) and if the IPX wrapper works on Windows 8 and later.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
I'll see if I can rebuild the TCP/IP hosting patch Sunday, been very busy this week, but the IP is correct so it appears it shouldn't be an issue.

If you're planning on playing Tachyon over an actual LAN, that will work sure, if you're doing it over the internet it will be laggy due to
IPX not having the same features as TCP/IP. Just fair warning, it wasn't designed for some things.
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
What precisely did you do with the IPX wrapper?  Others have tried and not gotten that to work before?

Guess I'll have to update the hosting patch. nw2.novaworld.net resolves to 100.39.13.29

Well, just install it, install the .reg, copy all the dll files into Tachyon Folders (client & server) and start / configure the program: I select my network interface (real card, and hamachi) and active all, press apply and this is all :)

Is just changing the ip in the nw.cfg file? A question: An external nw.cfg file doesn't work? Like in DFX or DFX2? Or we need pack it?
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
I'm interested in getting Tachyon running on LAN as well. I'm interested in getting Tachyon running via LAN as well. Please advise on how to properly use the IPX wrapper (readme was of very little help) and if the IPX wrapper works on Windows 8 and later.

Thanks in advance

--Crabman

Hi.

It works in my pc (Win7 - 64 bits without problems)

EDIT:

@JGZinv: The bat doesn't work:

Code: [Select]
cls
@echo off

--> pack Tachyon.pff +nw.cfg /force <--
DEL NW.CFG
DEL Pack.BAT

cls
EXIT

Code: [Select]
cls
@echo off
pack Tachyon.pff nw.cfg /force
pack /opt
DEL NW.CFG
cls
EXIT

Added the "/opt" for pff optimization and erased the "+" (with "+" it doesn't work) :)
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
That's odd cause it was built and tested on Win 7.

The exe also has to be edited for the lobby to work, but I'll end up making a new patch file set soon.
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
That's odd cause it was built and tested on Win 7.

The exe also has to be edited for the lobby to work, but I'll end up making a new patch file set soon.

Okis :D
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Patches have been updated.

www.fringespace.org/?p=338
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Re: Tachyon The Fringe Novaworld Server?
Patches have been updated.

www.fringespace.org/?p=338

Thanks, downloaded and works :D

Thanks and Regards!
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