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 Post subject: D3 server on linux
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:55 am 
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What do I need to run a descent 3 server on a machine with redhat 9?


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 4:21 pm 
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Up this, somebody help this guy out!

(P.S. I know it's not easy. D3 was designed to run on Win95/98


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 4:38 pm 
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oops. somehow i missed this. maybe we could ask Shiva or Munk? I will contact Munk via ICQ in a minute...


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 5:13 pm 
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Not much really. Download the D3 Linux server, and follow the directions inside the package on how to install it. It's a pretty easy install, and you will have to copy over some files from the Descent CD, which it will also tell you to do in the instructions.


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 7:51 pm 
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I should add information for dedicated servers to the main PD site. There's a section on my hosted site for it, but I don't know if anyone actually goes there.


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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 12:51 pm 
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Unfortunatly, on machines above 700 MHz (depends on front side bus frequency) you always get an "unreliable buffer overrun", whenever a player joins the game on the outrage linux server.

If this didn't happen, you are very lucky, but you have to face the checksum mismatch bug, where some (or most?) levels can't be hostet.

There is a way to avoid all these bad things in using the windows server emulated on a linux machine. This works very well, i have almost 2 years experience with this configuration. But install process is rather complicated, but works fine when done.
You even can play Pyromania with it...


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