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Auto-forward when server is full - is this possible?
« on: March 16, 2019, 05:17:10 PM »
Is it possible to be auto-forwarded to the classic server when one tries to connect to the DM server and it's full? Is this something that you'd be OK with, quadz? If this isn't possible, or isn't something you want to see happen, is it possible to give them a message like, "DM server full? Try the "classic" server instead!"

The goal is twofold: One, to give players an alternative when the DM server is full (which happens semi-frequently it seems), and also to increase the population on the classic server. I imagine many (if not most) players that play on the DM servers, and the other popular servers, don't come to the forums, so they simply join the most-populated servers as returned by their server browser (like the one that comes with the Q2 starter kit here). If classic gets DM overflow, then the hope (for me) is that it'll have more-consistent activity. I've heard from a  few players on the DM server that they would like to play on the classic server, but it's always empty.
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Re: Auto-forward when server is full - is this possible?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 06:59:41 PM »
Is it possible to be auto-forwarded to the classic server when one tries to connect to the DM server and it's full? Is this something that you'd be OK with, quadz? If this isn't possible, or isn't something you want to see happen, is it possible to give them a message like, "DM server full? Try the "classic" server instead!"

Looking over SVC_DirectConnect() in sv_main.c, it appears there is indeed a cvar called sv_redirect_address which may be used for this purpose.

So it's a possibility.

A concern is that it will break WallFly, randomly. Once in awhile, WallFly loses its slot when the map changes, and has to reconnect. If the server were full, WallFly would get redirected to the wrong server and remain stuck there indefinitely.

This is enough of a concern that I'm reluctant to try it out.

(BTW, be careful what you wish for: If I did try it, I'd probably redirect to my favorite server instead, i.e. vanilla. :) )

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Re: Auto-forward when server is full - is this possible?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 08:41:20 PM »
(BTW, be careful what you wish for: If I did try it, I'd probably redirect to my favorite server instead, i.e. vanilla. :) )

 :lolsign: understood :) Thanks for looking into it. I figured classic is the closest server, map rotation-wise, to DM, so I figured it would be a good alternative.
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