Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
#4030101 - 10/31/14 10:54 PM EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
You can make your EECH game send server's IP address to masterserver, so anyone will be able to connect to your game and see it at public list. Also you will get IPs of other servers and be able to connect to them.

Game configuration:

- in EECH.INI change usemaster value to 1 , pss value to eech.dsl-komi.ru
- in game options / Multiplayer section set Connection to Internet TCP/IP, IP Address field can be blank
- if you have network router or ADSL modem (in Router mode, not Bridge), you should configure it's firewall to forward ports 2300-2310 and 1375 to your PC (information about ports forwarding you can find in your device documentation)
- if you have firewall on your PC be sure ports 2300-2310 are in the exceptions, or you can disable firewall while EECH game in the process
- recommended to set default DNS servers as: IPv4 8.8.8.8 , IPv6 2001:4860:4860::8888 (Google Public DNS)
- possible issue - if you open Options page, there is will be now further connection with masterserver; if you had to change anything at Options page try to restart the game before create or connect to others sessions

now, if you will start Campaign or Skirmish game, it will be added to masterserver's public list.
to see what sessions are active right now, go to Multiplayer section of Skirmish or Campaign screens. also same list available like web page at http://eech.dsl-komi.ru *
* if statistics web page is unavailable - masterserver is down or it's IP hadn't updated yet, try later

sometimes client's requests can't reach masterserver even if it's available (there is active sessions on the web page but they don't appears in the game, or your game wasn't added to the list). try to restart game and check it again.

when someone's game was found, it will appear in the game in red color. after you click on it - game freezes updating network configuration, after that another string appears in green color with detailed information. if it not appears - there is problem in your or server's firewall configuration.

I made simple gadget that upload servers list every minute and make sound notification if servers number was changed. there is no any configuration. you can install it on Windows 7 without problem, Windows 8 users should install Gadgets Revived application first (can't say how safe it is, use on your own risk).
DOWNLOAD: https://app.box.com/s/7rip6frkdjvbwinz66cp

Last edited by thealx; 02/29/16 06:31 PM.
#4030214 - 11/01/14 07:08 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 80
Powerstomp Offline
Junior Member
Powerstomp  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 80
East Coast / USA
I tried hosting and checking the list following your directions exactly. No luck , but I don't see how the server would remain up after hitting "CTrl X" and the game closing. (Note: did not run dedicated server)

Also ,just a notification. I've been hosting lately for a friend and myself. (He has to type my IP in the field since the old master servers were down) But as the host , I have always left my IP field blank in the multiplayer options. This has always been the way I have hosted , whether dealing with a master server or not.

So , I can't tell if the new eech.dsl-komi.ru master server is working or not. I will soon do a test with my friend when he is available. This will tell me without a doubt if it works. I'll let you know if we have any succcess or failure with the new master server.

I've been wanting someone to make a new master server or put up the old one. So thank you very much for helping to get easily accessible multiplayer game lists back into EECH.

I've got my fingers crossed. seehearspeak

#4030218 - 11/01/14 07:23 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
I don't see how the server would remain up after hitting "CTrl X" and the game closing

I suppose it's a bug - after you close game like that there is no message to the server to remove your session from the list and it will be there about 5 minutes. next time you launch game you will get from server this session even if it's not valid anymore.

Quote:
I have always left my IP field blank in the multiplayer option

thanks for the tip, I didn't know that.

I will try to change some router firewall values, looks like masterserver itself works fine. my home server up 24/7 so you can experiment any time you want. thanks for the help!

Last edited by thealx; 11/01/14 07:23 AM.
#4030267 - 11/01/14 01:23 PM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
some bad and good news.

good news:

- statistics page is works now. you can watch it here http://eech.dsl-komi.ru
- Powerstomp, you was able to connect once:
ADD: 75.137.180.xxx [Powerstomp] Version 1.15.2
REMOVE: 75.137.180.xxx [Powerstomp] after 0h 9m
and there is proper IP, that's cool

bad news:

I'm changing firewall configs several hours already and I don't know when it happened =) can't get port available for test script, but looks like it can't check it properly. continue to trying.

#4030538 - 11/02/14 05:38 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 80
Powerstomp Offline
Junior Member
Powerstomp  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 80
East Coast / USA
Success !!

Haven't had anyone join my server yet using the new master server, but I ran another test today.

My server shows up on the web link http://eech.dsl-komi.ru

Also after shutting down and rechecking the in-game server list . . .
My previously hosted game appeared on the multiplayer list.

Thank you thealx !! .... I have been waiting for this day for a long time. Excellent work!

#4030545 - 11/02/14 06:50 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
great! I hope we will see how it works in action soon. thanks for the help.

#4031030 - 11/03/14 02:03 PM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
looks like it works. some issues happens, but it's quite usable. 1.15.0 and 1.15.2 are supported, not sure about older versions. if you have any troubles with masterserver just report them here. thanks to Powerstomp for helping with server configuration and testing!

#4057005 - 12/29/14 01:15 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 3,552
CG2015 Offline
Senior Member
Happy Birthday CG2015  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 3,552
I joined Powerstomp's hosting game and we got killed several times before even firing a shot!

HAHA!

#4204788 - 12/10/15 06:32 PM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
Masterserver is working again, please inform me if you will experience any troubles with it.

#4210451 - 12/27/15 04:59 PM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
server is down again. system's memory unit just died, hope I will able to recover everything soon.

#4211684 - 12/31/15 07:04 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
server is working. again.

#4278580 - 07/13/16 01:10 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 78
LIONPRIDE Offline
Junior Member
LIONPRIDE  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 78
Whats the latest on the MasterServer ? I would like to attempt to host a multi-day dedicated server soon. Thank you in advance.

.
LP

#4278616 - 07/13/16 06:23 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
it should work, as far as http://eech.dsl-komi.ru/ page is loading.

#4384922 - 10/14/17 08:29 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,357
messyhead Online smile
messyhead  Online Smile

Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,357
Are these servers still working? I notice EE does a check for the servers when it's starting up, and pauses and shows an error in the log.

#4384928 - 10/14/17 09:54 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
Is page http://eech.dsl-komi.ru/ available for you? Server is up and, theoretically, should work, but since a lot of time passed (changes in my router settings can cause problems for example) maybe we should test it from the beginning.

As for logs - normally heartbeat connections logged in green and orange colors, but if you have actual errors - please send logs for my review.

#4384937 - 10/14/17 11:31 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,357
messyhead Online smile
messyhead  Online Smile

Member

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,357
Yeah, I can access that. Next time I'm on, I'll grab the error. I've just been ignoring it.

#4423083 - 05/28/18 11:02 AM Re: EECH Multiplayer MASTERSERVER [Re: thealx]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
thealx Offline
Member
thealx  Offline
Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,177
Masterserver application was moved to dedicated server but available from same domain. If someone will have a problem with it - please report.


Moderated by  messyhead, RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Spacesuit Article
by Rick_Rawlings. 07/19/19 09:31 PM
Storm Area 51
by Chaz. 07/19/19 08:20 PM
Checking in from Spokane our new home
by JimK. 07/18/19 11:45 PM
Old Crow Mustang
by DBond. 07/18/19 08:42 PM
Trailer for you know what!
by archermav. 07/18/19 07:58 PM
Epic Game account hacked? Any suggestions?
by Coot. 07/17/19 09:38 PM
Blink of An Eye - movie trailer
by David Kennard. 07/17/19 08:26 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0