[ut2004] I can't seem to join any games w/maps I don't have

Paul subsolar at subsolar.org
Wed Sep 29 13:52:35 EDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-29 at 00:41, Tom Emerson wrote:
> On Monday 27 September 2004 8:02 am, Tom Emerson wrote:
> > whenever I go to a server offering a game for which I don't already have
> [...I get...]
> >    failed to download package <x>; server refused to
> >
> > and that's it.  Obviously there was more to the message
> ok, I finally rubbed two brain cells together and realized/remembered UT also 
> "logs" quite a bit of stuff.  So now I check the logs after this partial 
> message and see:
> Log: Browse: 
> Log: Resolving uz2.gameservers.net...
> Log: Resolved uz2.gameservers.net (
> ScriptLog: PlayerController.ProgressCommand Cmd 
> 'menu:GUI2K4.UT2K4DisconnectOptionPage'  Msg1 'Connection failed'   Msg2 
> 'Downloading package 'ONS-Severance[ECE]' failed: Server refused to send 
> 'ONS-Severance[ECE]''
> Log: Pending connect to 
> '[ECE]?Name=Starman9x?Class=Engine.Pawn?Character=Mr.Crow?team=255?GAME=Onslaught.ONSOnslaughtGame' 
> failed; Downloading package 'ONS-Severance[ECE]' failed: Server refused to 
> send 'ONS-Severance[ECE]'
> NetComeGo: Close TcpipConnection Tue Sep 28 22:28:02 2004
> Exit: Socket shut down
> aha! so now I see the message is "refused to send", but that seems to be 
> baloney because the download progress counter just reached 100%
> ... UNLESS...
> in an attempt to make people think their connection is awesome, the "percent 
> downloaded" is totally bogus and is updated via a simple timer and bears no 
> relation to any bytes downloaded -- nahhh -- nobody would do THAT, now would 
> they? ;)
> So the question remains, "what's the deal?"  what should I look for, what 
> should I log, etc., to help resolve this?  [heck, I'll even run an ethereal 
> trace if that's what it will take!]

Usually I get that message when the server has a different version of a
file than the redirect and the game server does not allow downloads.


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