[bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...

Anton Jansen gradius at fmf.nl
Thu Nov 10 15:03:05 EST 2005

Jon Wolberg wrote:

> There is no way around this.  It is hard-coded into the ranked server 
> itself.
> Jon
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Anton Jansen" <gradius at fmf.nl>
> To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:53 PM
> Subject: [bf1942] Players needed to start the game ...
>> Hi list,
>> I have noticed that with the ranked server you cannot configure the 
>> minimum number of players needed below a certain number. For 
>> instance, if you have a 32 player server, you need 10 people to start 
>> the game, with a 16 player server, you need 6. I can understand that 
>> EA wants this to keep the stats a little bit in check. However, it 
>> does make it very difficult to fill up a ranked server.
>> The current system we use on our 32 slot server is to start as a 16 
>> player slot server, wait till it fills up and reboot it as a 32 slot 
>> server hoping that everbody will rejoin .... which is often not the 
>> case :-( Is there any better way todo this? Can we change the maximum 
>> number of players supported by the server without disconnecting all 
>> the clients? Or is there some other
>> way to get around this server player bootstrap problem?
>> With kind regards,
>> Anton Jansen
I already figured that one out, but I was looking into ways how you 
could deal with this ...

Maybe Andreas could make it so that you can change the max number of 
players and that this change imediately takes effect or at least after a 
mapchange ....

With kind regards,

Anton Jansen

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