Cannot host server anymore

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Rotareneg
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Cannot host server anymore

Post by Rotareneg » Mon May 18, 2020 6:56 pm

If I host a server with the in-game multiplayer host function and then try to start the server, I get the progress bar saying "Connecting to localhost" and then "Host not found." In the ServerLog.txt file the only line is "Reason for shutdown: WM_DESTROY message received."

If I run and start the dedicated server it will appear to be running, but I cannot connect to it with the Condor client.

I can connect to other servers just fine, and I used to be able to host a server, but it's been a while since I tried. I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling DirectPlay, with no change. I've tried disabling the Windows firewall to no effect.

This is with Condor 2 2.1.3, Windows 10 Pro 1909 build 18363.836.
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Rotareneg
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Re: Cannot host server anymore

Post by Rotareneg » Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 pm

Well, that's strange... if I change the port I'm using to host from the default 56278 to something like 50000 it works fine!

And another follow up: I rebooted my router and now port 56278 is working fine too. Odd, but whatever. :D
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Re: Cannot host server anymore

Post by congo » Tue May 19, 2020 4:36 am

I think there is a virtual network device called a loopback device that can cause a port conflict on the same machine with some configurations, I've seen this happen in the past. I make sure that my personal host has always a different port to my dedicated server setups. I also port forward manually, rather than let windows auto configure it, but you got it working so great!
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