Windows local game won't start

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Windows local game won't start

Postby DasaMan » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:01 pm UTC

Hi,

I've just downloaded windows version of the game. I tried starting a local / LAN server to try out the game and bots before playing online. The server started and onscreen I see message

connecting to loopback
waiting for challenge: 0

and then the game went back to main menu. Is there issue with the Windows server? Can I only play online? The servers seem empty.
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby illwieckz » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:16 pm UTC

Hi! Welcome!

I have not heard of that issue yet, to know more about your setup, are you starting the server from within the game client or using the dedicated server binary?
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby DasaMan » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:19 pm UTC

From inside the game client.

I tried reading up on the dedicated server, but it's been 20 years since my Quake server days, so it went over my head.
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby killing time » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:56 pm UTC

The local server usually works on Windows. Please upload the contents of My Documents\My Games\Unvanquished\daemon.log, after you try to start the server and then close the program.
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby illwieckz » Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:56 pm UTC

1. Can you send the daemon.log file (on a paste service) you get after having reproduced the issue? You'll find it in something like My Games/Unvanquished if I'm right.

2. What happens if you open the in game console (Shift+Escape) and type this:

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/map plat23

Or this:

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/devmap plat23

?
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby DasaMan » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:55 am UTC

Hi,

Daemon log when running local server through menu pasted on https://psty.io/p?q=d7daa

Using console commands map and devmap also showed 'connecting to loopback awaiting for challenge 0' screen and went straight back to main menu

Daemon log when restarting game and using console commands pasted on https://psty.io/p?q=2a834
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby illwieckz » Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:25 am UTC

Interesting thing:

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^3Warn: Invalid password

Can you type this in console?

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/g_needpass
/g_password

And tell us what is printed? If it displays a password you've set yourself, keep it secret though! Otherwise if there is garbage, it would be good to know.
Then:

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/set g_needpass 0
/set g_password ""

Then try to load a map again?
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby DasaMan » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:17 am UTC

SOLVED

Yes, first time running the server, I set password. Been out of the multiplayer FPS scene for years, and I always set password for local game because during NOLF era I had random people joining my local test game through the Internet.

Thank you guys.
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Re: Windows local game won't start

Postby illwieckz » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:01 am UTC

:thumbup:
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