(Skulltag) How-To: Fix your master server settings

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(Skulltag) How-To: Fix your master server settings

Post by Rachael » Sun Sep 11, 2011 13:19

Here, I aim to post a tutorial on how to change your settings to use the new master server, in case "skulltag.servegame.com" breaks again.

Table of contents:
  1. Server Hosts
  2. Doomseeker
  3. Internet Doom Explorer

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Post by Rachael » Sun Sep 11, 2011 13:30

Server Hosts

Server hosts are stuck using Skulltag's internal cvars in order to update the master server settings. There are two ways to do this: shut down your entire cluster and edit you .ini manually, or RCON/Console into every server and update the setting. Note that shutting down is the recommended option.

Shutting down and doing it manually
Once you have shut down your cluster, navigate to your .ini file. Under 'nix, open ~/.skulltag/skulltag.ini - under windows, look for your skulltag folder and open "skulltag-username.ini" where "username" is the name of your logged in user account.

Once you have your .ini file open, search for the following text: "skulltag_masterip" - it should look something like this:

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skulltag_masterip=skulltag.servegame.com
This must be changed. Change "skulltag.servegame.com" to "master.skulltag.net" - this will update your server cluster to use the correct master DNS, and when you restart your servers, it should now be listed.

This is what the final line should look like:

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skulltag_masterip=master.skulltag.net
Note: You will have to do this also, if you are hosting randomly for friends from home. Skulltag must be shut down prior to doing this.

Doing it live
Of course, the other option is to do this while your server is running. Note that *every* server must be done in order to update this properly, or it will not save correctly to your .ini file. This is why it's not the recommended option, unless you only run one or few servers.

Simply open your server's console in some way. For windows, this is as simple as opening it from the system tray. For Linux, you may have to open the terminal window in which it's appeared. If you're doing it remotely, simply send your rcon password from within the game or using the rcon utility. Either way, once you have access to the server's console, do the following:

Type the following into the server box:

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set skulltag_masterip master.skulltag.net
If you are using RCON from within the gane, type this:

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rcon set skulltag_masterip master.skulltag.net
No further action is required, except to repeat this on any other servers running.

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Post by Rachael » Sun Sep 11, 2011 13:36

Doomseeker

In order to connect to servers, you will have to ask Doomseeker to use the new master server DNS.
  1. Open Doomseeker.
  2. Go to Options->Configure
  3. Open the "Engines" tree list
  4. Click "Skulltag" in the tree list
  5. Change master server address from:

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    skulltag.servegame.com:15300
    to

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    master.skulltag.net:15300
  6. Click "OK"
  7. Get your list of servers (leftmost button on the toolbar at the top)
And you should be done!

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Post by Rachael » Sun Sep 11, 2011 13:44

Internet Doom Explorer
  1. Open IDE
  2. Go to the "Options" tab
  3. Under the tree view, select "Master server addresses"
  4. Under "Skulltag", change "skulltag.servegame.com:15300" to "master.skulltag.net:15300"
  5. Hit Apply
And you should be done!

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Re: (Skulltag) How-To: Fix your master server settings

Post by Rachael » Sun Sep 11, 2011 20:25

Tiger of the Skulltag community was kind enough to repost this tutorial on the Skulltag wiki using images to make it easier for everyone regardless of technical skill. You may view it here.

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