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Author Topic: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ  (Read 6692 times)

iPWN

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Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« on: December 23, 2013, 09:23:51 pm »
What is this?

This is a Frequently Asked Questions about the drop of the 4.1 version in favour of the 4.2 builds.
It will be updated according to new suggestions or changes. Hopefully it will be useful for some players.


What will happen with 4.1?

The day January 1, 2014 the Master Server List will stop working. This means that you won't be able to see any servers in the server list of the game, including the TLWS 4.1 ones (at the day December 23, the Algiers, Dressing Room and Germany servers are at the 4.1 version).
This doesn't mean that you won't be able to play anymore. As expected, there will be a lot of 4.1 servers running, including some TLWS ones after the shutdown.


What can I do if I want to play 4.1?

If you are using the official builds of the game, you can open the console and put "/cl_master master.quake3arena.com" and press Enter. This will change the original master server to the quake3arena one. This master server mantains a list of servers for games derived of Quake 3 (including UrT). Is a little bit slow because the list is bigger, but you will be able to see servers again.
If you are on some custom build (like me, using the optimized ones from the www0.org site, now dead), the previous command may not help you, because the game will be still trying to retrieve the list from the official server. As a workaround, you may try to force your system to resolve the master.urbanterror.info host to the IP from the master.quake3arena.com server (currently 192.246.40.56 and hopefully won't change) editing your hosts file in your Operative System.
Note: This method won't be explained and is out of the scope of this FAQ.


What can I do if I want to play in the 4.1 TLWS servers?

You can try one of the previous workarounds and also, you can add the TLWS servers to your favorites. Remember, the list is here: http://forum.tlws.org/announcements-anuncios/current-servers-at-tlws/


What TLWS servers will be at 4.1 after the shutdown?

Most probably the Germany and the Algiers ones.


What TLWS servers will be at 4.2 after the shutdown?

Currently the Team Survivor and the Nights LA are at 4.2. The Dressing Room instance will be updated to 4.2 in one or two weeks.


When will TLWS drop support of 4.1?

It depends. I will mantain the legacy ones until they start to get empty. I have no idea how quick this process will be, maybe one week or one month, but hopefully the people will mantain these legacy servers alive.


I want to play 4.2 at Germany and/or Algiers

Depending on the previous process, I will decide to run similar instances for 4.2
If the 4.1 servers get enough players, maybe I will run some extra servers: One similar to the Germany one at Netherlands and one similar to Algiers at Kansas City or LA.
If the 4.1 servers get empty, I will replace the instances with 4.2 ones.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2013, 03:17:26 pm by iPWN »

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Re: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 09:24:42 pm »
These are all the things that I can think about now. Maybe I skipped something, so please comment about it.

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Re: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 04:02:47 am »
Very well written ipwn. It has all the information that I need. My master list stopped working since last week though.
It is better to step on your nade "accidently" than to let it blow up in your hand.

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Re: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 11:27:33 am »
Very well written ipwn. It has all the information that I need. My master list stopped working since last week though.

Probably is another issue. At this moment the 4.1 master list still works. Maybe one of these tips can help you?

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Re: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 03:33:02 pm »
I'll try the things above tomorrow :-)
It is better to step on your nade "accidently" than to let it blow up in your hand.

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Re: Urban Terror 4.1 FAQ
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 05:28:41 pm »
Short update.

Apparently the 4.1 list is down now.

The hosts trick works btw =) A lot of people is hanging around today at the 4.1 servers n_n