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Not connecting to server

Postby GreatPilot8 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:45 pm

For some reason my computer does not connect to any server.
They have apparently no pilots online when my friend is online in the same server!
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Re: Not connecting to server

Postby drR0ckso » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:14 am

You may need to be patient. In my experience, pulling up the MP server dialog starts the process of querying the servers to determine which ones are closest. I open the dialog, then close it... wait five seconds, open again and select which ever one it has decided. I'm about 20 ms from my nearest mpserver, so it's pretty reliable to me which one it will be. If you're having this issue and it's not related to polling, you can try manually selecting, and then looking to see if you are showing up on the server (i.e.: telnet 5001, look for your callsign@LOCAL). The problem is probably either an ISP issue with UDP port 5000, or your firewall/NAT, or both.

It also helps if you tell us which server you connected to that you observed no other users on. Of course, if your friend isn't within 100 miles of you, you won't see them.
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Re: Not connecting to server

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:04 pm

clarification: if your friend is not within 100 miles of you in the simulator, you won't see them at all...
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"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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