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how to host a game

Post by Blackace4011011 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:34 pm

how do i host a giants game on Game spy arcade without having to have people go through a staging room

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:41 pm

If the ports needed are opened, then you can just host a game through the giants menu and people will see it in the lobby.

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Post by Blackace4011011 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:43 pm

what ports need to be open and how do i open them?

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Post by Casqad » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:02 pm

I believe he's talking about hosting a Dedicated server.

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Post by Blackace4011011 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:31 pm

not a dedicated server just a server were people don't have to go through a staging room

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Post by Blackace4011011 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:05 pm

but if a dedicated server would work and i could get it running then sure

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Post by Salazar » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:01 pm

DarkFalcoZ wrote:If the ports needed are opened, then you can just host a game through the giants menu and people will see it in the lobby.

how do you know if they're open or not and if they appear or not?

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Post by Xentek » Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:41 pm

UDP Ports 15000-16375 (Must be forwarded to host)
UDP Port 8911 (Must be forwarded for the game to appear on Gamespy)
UDP/TCP Port 19711 (Must be forwarded to permit players to join a game)

For information on how to forward ports with your router try: http://www.portforward.com/

Also check if you have any firewalls, if so, try configuring or disabling it.

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:47 am

Ports I have forwarded are
UDP 19711
UDP 8911
TCP 16735
TCP 8155
Find your router model here, then look for giants and it will tell you how to forward a port for that model.

The only easy way without using other programs I know to check if the port works is you host a game, minimize, then go to gamespy lobby and ask people if they see your game. A dedicated server works off the same ports.

But if you want to host it, open the file called dedicated.exe and make a new rotation with options you want to put in it. Then load it and launch.

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Post by Blackace4011011 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:40 pm

thanks for the help it works now

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