[bf1942] the pure / unpure server issue - need clarification
andreas.fredriksson at dice.se
Tue Jun 3 05:32:45 EDT 2003
There are two kinds of mods. The first kind are mods such as DC which
create their own mod directory under mods/ and are separate from the
BF installation. The second kind tampers with the original BF
installation, these are usually refered to as "client side mods".
Content checking for stand-alone mods such as DC is a separate issue
and doesn't affect the real issue here which is client side mods.
The server must not have client side mods installed.
When connecting to a server using a client with a modified BF
installation the server will reject the client if:
a) It is in content checking mode "1" (only allow default installs).
b) It is in content checking mode "2" and the client CRC does not
match any of the CRCs defined in the server's contentCrc32.con
To allow a certain client side mod (i.e. a data hack to BF) you
need to calculate new CRC checksums on a modified client and then
add them to the contentCrc32.con file on the server, and finally
set the content checking mode to "2".
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Sent: 6/3/2003 11:09 AM
Subject: RE: [bf1942] the pure / unpure server issue - need clarification
any further info regarding a server running in pure mode and the client
having more than the vanilla install, merciless, dc, s9rm and the like.
let's presume for a second that i want to run a pure server, are those
clients then kicked or are they not? what if i clear s9rm and nothing
i'm thinking about merciless in particular since one that's installed it
the main bf1942. if i don't clear merciless would that kick everyone
is this in any way off topic? if so i apologize and won't persue this in
here anymore :)
i'm just wondering if i'm about to face a crc clearing orgy once 1.4 is
and mods are updated
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [ocnz] L3_dOg [mailto:dogx8 at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 1:10 AM
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [bf1942] the pure / unpure server issue - need
> this is under heavy discussion in the bf main forum right
> now..heres my two
> cents..the current check takes place in archives rfa's..this will be
> extended to include the init..as its necessary to alter that to
> run any mod
> anyhow..so mods present wont matter in the mods dir as long as the
> init is clean..
> dice merely state clean or modded the main change is in the
> bf1942 init con
> >From: "yokai" <yokai at ninetyfive.org>
> >Reply-To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> >To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> >Subject: [bf1942] the pure / unpure server issue - need clarification
> >Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 00:16:17 +0200
> >this may be boring to most by now but from what ea has been
> issueing i see
> >it this way:
> >server is unpure - everything is 'fine', you get to connect and play
> >whatever you have installed, mods and cheats alike
> >server is pure - if you have ANYTHING else but a vanilla install
> of bf1942
> >with 1.4 you get booted off a server. if you have merciless or dc or
> >you will NOT be able to play on a pure server at all
> >is this correct or am i misreading anything? also there is no sign of
> >promised feature of admins clearing certain mods. i presume the code
> >there and will be explained in the readme to the server files?
> >thanks for any info,
> Gaming galore at http://xtramsn.co.nz/gaming !
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