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Game Server Browsers supporting ARMA 2 & ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

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HLSW www.hlsw.org or www.hlsw.net (game server browser, admin tool)

HLSW one very popular and known game server browser software has added offcial support for ARMA 2 and ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead

HLSW features : http://hlsw.org/hlsw/features/

HLSW supported games http://hlsw.org/hlsw/supported_games/

HLSW wiki : http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/Main_Page

Plugins SDK is LGPLv3 : http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/HLSW_Plugins

LUA Plugins : http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/HLSW_Lua_Plugins

XMLservices : http://wiki.hlsw.net/index.php/Category:XML_Service

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XFIRE www.xfire.com

(game community services, IM, video&audio recording)

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Edited by Dwarden

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But no remote access controls for Arma 2 with HLSW. :(

this.

Will us admins get any tools at all...? :(

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AddonSync2009, using gslist.

Needs to be fixed a bit though (v1.2 needs to be added to the version list etc).

It also has saveable filters, a favorites list, launch/monitor game capabilities and lots of other features.

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shame that they dont show what kind of mods are signed, this is a horrible game design issue, just like not been able to set servers on a favourite list.

because you can use signatures in multiple ways

per file (e.g. key only at ABC.pbo)

per group of files (e.g. ABCD.pbo and ABCDE.pbo) e.g. all addons from addon maker XYZ

and this may be depending on content of file or multiple files

so You can allow e.g. only latest version of addon or all versions of addon ...

that's why it's nearly impossible to share information about signatures use cause even if e.g.:

+ it could be possible to share ALL filenames inside Keys directory but that would on addon heavy servers be more than 1k characters (128 average)

then still it tells nothing about what exactly it allows (just roughly informative)

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The keys system implementation is great.

The only thing it may lack I think is some client side feedback.

Like

A messagebox

"You where kicked because you use blabla.pbo,dada.pbo,.." + a button "Open list of disallowed addons".

This way users could actively look for what they did wrong, regardless of server settings.

Another route would be to actively negotiate with the server the addons needed to connect. But i think that would require massive engine changes.

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list of the addons causing kick should be saved into arma2.rpt file ...

tho i think it's not complete if the line exceeds 1023 chars ..

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list of the addons causing kick should be saved into arma2.rpt file ...

tho i think it's not complete if the line exceeds 1023 chars ..

The problem is exactly the kind of user to get kicked for missing addons is the kind of user unable to find the arma.rpt file ;)

Ah yes another button for AddonSync: open Arma.rpt! :-)

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Is there any progress on either having remote admin control or more than one admin on a server at one time?

that would be intresting

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Debbie downer here...

- I dont think rcon for ArmA 2 will happen since there is really no need for it. (You all should list WHY one needs not be on a server to admin it? Is that worth the time/funding to dev it? - perhaps this needs to be a community mod?)

- I also think that an rcon module for ArmA 2 would get hacked pretty dang quickly. (think about all the hack groups that would love that kind of access to your server)

I will now exit stage left with all my negativity ... lol

Edited by pchaxor

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Here is a raw xml feed that will query an Arma2 server (great for developing custom banners, viewers, etc.):

http://services.eetara.com/gamespy3/64.120.52.122:2302 <-- replace with your ip:port

And a raw xml feed of all online arma2 servers(can be used in conjunction with the above feed):

http://services.eetara.com/master/arma2

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This is my favourite web based server browser, I hope it's going to be updated for OA.

Seems to be showing some servers allready. Just checked a minute ago.

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Well I did see a few 1.52 servers right after reading this post but again theyre not showing up anymore.. Or it might be the heat.. Summer, sunshine, laptop, desktop and server and a small flat == death....

---------- Post added at 09:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:35 PM ----------

I got it showing them again! I filtered it to show Playing, Waiting and Only Dedicated Servers and some of the 1.52 servers show up. And then I arrange them with the version tab..

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ARMA 2: OA support soon to come into HLSW

http://www.hlsw.org/hlsw/supported_games/

RCON features maybe bit later than server listing

---------- Post added at 00:43 ---------- Previous post was at 00:43 ----------

Well I did see a few 1.52 servers right after reading this post but again theyre not showing up anymore.. Or it might be the heat.. Summer, sunshine, laptop, desktop and server and a small flat == death....

---------- Post added at 09:39 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:35 PM ----------

I got it showing them again! I filtered it to show Playing, Waiting and Only Dedicated Servers and some of the 1.52 servers show up. And then I arrange them with the version tab..

that's because if someone change theirs listen/dedicated server from ARMA 2 to ARMA 2:OA the query port is same and they appear for short while

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