Server Issues help please
I am running a home server off of a spare PC that I had laying around the house.
Hardware running 24/7
AMD 6000 3.0ghz
2gb of memory
80gb WD raptor.
Windows XP pro
I access radmin viewer for full server control
The server runs with a steam vanilla OA install and server tool install.
My home bandwidth is very good.
Our server was ranked In the top 93percent on gametracker and when the server actually hit 16 players there was very little lag issues from the dozen or so players that were in TS.
The only issues I had where memory crashes that would occur every other day or so that would leave a memory crash message on the server desktop.
A few days ago my internet had started to get very laggy so I rebooted my modem which changed my home IP address. Threw the server back up. I did not have time to fully test it as I was testing cod: black ops.
Next day the patch was released and so i Updated the server files and restarted. (The problems with the BE is a different issue, I run the server currently with NO BE.)
After about 45 minutes of gameplay the game server shuts down. There is no error message. It just looses connection connection and shuts down. orange link for a few seconds then red with 10 messages saying lost connection.
I have rebooted modems and routers and servers.
I have deleted all local content and re-installed the server on the box.
I have used my home pc arma2 OA folder and installed server files in there. -so I ran a server off of my Q6600 with 4gb of ram while playing and STILL problem exists.
I suppose my question is. Does anyone have a steam server install that is working?
I need to isolate this as a steam server patch issue or a network issue at my house.
THANK you so much for any response.
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Im going to disconnect my router and test straight modem access.
Please join our server and help me test this.
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Ok, server crash again. after about 35minutes the server just shut down.
Im going to try to use this tool to see if I can start to get some logging.
Last edited by SpecterM; Nov 15 2010 at 13:35.
That tool, which is wicked cool by the way still crashed.
I am on the line with the cable company right now to see if there has been anychanges to my account.
Can anyone confirm a working steam server install that does NOT crash?
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we are now trying running a NON domi mission. guess what?
No crash yet.
Specter M, I have followed and walked the exact same path as you. I too had lag prior to the patch, it was so bad I reset our domination server with no luck. After the patch 1.55, I can not get the server to stay up for more than 1 to 3 hrs of what was perfect play. I have pulled hair out trying to get answers all with no response as yet. I have reinstalled and spent more time on this than anyone should and trying to remain calm is getting difficult. Patch they say pfft, how often does this make you tense up.
And just to make it worse, I can not join a battleye server as a steam user. I hear there is a manual patch for this at http://www.battleye.com/download.html , but Im still really pissed at the broken server as domination has been a clan favorite. I hope they haven't wrecked one of the best mods I've seen in years.
Please post hear if you find answers, I'll do the same.
Last edited by VSync; Nov 16 2010 at 11:39.
Oh thank god Im not alone. I was considering buying a hard copy just so I could do this without steam. But I really cant afford it right now.
default domi failed.
I had closed default port, was using 2333. I opened up default again 2302. No luck.
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Im testing warfare right now. If I wake up and the server is still on i will be 100 percent convinced its domi.
warfare shuts down too.
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I forgot to un install as administrator. Im doing that now. Another re-install.
re-installed as administrator. Still shuts down.
Sorry to hear Specter. God I hope they fix this. Come on patch makers, don't just destroy what is good and walk away.
Im in the middle of testing a fix that is looking promising. The server has been running for just over 2hours now and the team is working on their 6th AO.
I installed the beta patch on my own pc and out of the beta patch I used the arma2aoserver.exe and put it on the server. I used that one instead of the steam one.
I will post final results later.
Man I hope so, I'm having Major Arma withdrawals well really Domi lol.
I downloaded the 1.55 patch as you said and installed it straight over the top of steams dedicated server, it seems to have worked a treat as well. lasted 4 hrs of play with no crash.