[bf1942] Reserved slots?

kama kama at pvp.se
Wed Jun 22 15:53:09 EDT 2005

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, James Gurney wrote:

> On 6/22/2005 10:35 AM, Anton Jansen wrote:
> > James Gurney wrote:
> >
> >> Good thinking batman. I'll get our crack team of Python wizards on the
> >> case.
> >
> >
> > An even better solution^TM, would be to have one spot always free on the
> > server. When somebody connects and uses that slot, you verify wheter his
> > GUID is on your reservered player slot list. If this is the case, you
> > kick someone from the server who hasn't got a matching GUID.
> Actually, this was the first idea we came up with, which we ditched on
> the basis that it sucks to be kicking people from the server for no
> apparent reason. How do you determine who to kick? How do you stop that
> slot from filling up in the first place? (Answer: you can't - you have
> to have someone join, find out they're not a "reserved player" and then
> kick them).

This have been working on CS for as long as I can remember... Havn't got a
complain about it yet.

> Setting the password seems like a less hostile solution from the
> perspective of the end user. We're working on it now and hopefully will
> have something to test shortly.

Wonder if that would not confuse the players... If it sets the password
every now and then... causual players may think its an warserver or invite
server only and skip that server.


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