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Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast's servers aren't showing?

As anyone that has tried to play Jedi Academy or Jedi Outcast in the past few weeks probably noticed, no servers are showing up in the server list. No, your game isn't broken and no, this game isn't quite that dead. Yet, anyway.

 

Why is this happening?

The game uses a master server to curate public servers and make them available as a list, so you can see them and join at will. This master server is handled by Raven Software, and in the past few years, it's been slightly neglected compared to how it used to be. As a result, when it goes down, it might take awhile to get it functional again due to lack of company support. In the past, it's taken a few days to weeks, but this time, there's a large chance it has been attacked with a series of pretty hefty DDoSes, if the way the JKHub master server has been treated is any indication of that. Nothing is confirmed by the company at this point, however, and there may be issues on bringing it back to life, which means probably more of a hassle and not worth it for Raven to get it fixed right away, if at all.

 

What can we do to fix it?

Fortunately, JKHub offers its own master server for servers to use, in an effort to future proof Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast, and offer a solution even better than the default one. The JKHub master server is currently run by @Caelum and @Didz, and they have been working pretty hard on keeping it as protected as possible. Right now, the JKHub master server is largely protected from attacks such as these, and should be all set from here on out.

 

How do I get my server to show on JKHub's server list?

If you are are a server administrator, you will want to set one of the sv_master cvars in the server's config file to master.jkhub.org. (Example: set sv_master2 "master.jkhub.org") This will work without any mod or any additional setup. Once that's done, your server will show up in the JKHub master server list.

 

How do I get my game to use JKHub's server list?

There are a few ways to view our master server, but only a couple are recommended.

  • OpenJK.
    • OpenJK is the best way to view multiple master servers, not only because of that function, but because it also comes with an abundance of bug fixes to the vanilla base game that anyone would benefit from. It's still in beta, but it's very much functional and is highly recommended. It has support for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can download it here, and any support questions you have about it can be posted here.
    • To show the new server list in OpenJK, start openjk.x86.exe (Windows) or OpenJK.app (Mac) and open the console by pressing the tilde key (~) and type sv_master2 master.jkhub.org.
    • Go to the Join A Game menu, and toggle the Source selection at the top of the menu to "Internet " where the number corresponds to the sv_master cvar you set.
    • Click Get New List and the game will get all the servers from the JKHub master server.
    • Note that this only works with the OpenJK UI mod, and will not work with any other mod that alters the UI.

    [*]All Seeing Eye Browser

    • Another solution is to use this mod, which allows you to view multiple master servers like above, but with retail Jedi Academy. This is a good solution if you are hellbent on not using anything but pure base. Keep in mind though, that this will not work with any mod that alters the UI, such as JA+. It's also only for Windows.

Any other method is clumsy and not really ideal. We recommend the two methods above for the best experience. If you don't want to do any of that, you can still type in any server's IP address using the /connect command. You can view the server list in your web browser below, brought to you by @jacklul:

 

http://my.jacklul.com/jkhubservers/

 

Any queries regarding the master server can be sent to @Didz via PM or reply to the JKHub Master Server thread.


By Circa, in Community News,



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As I alluded to in a status update, Raven's master server came back online briefly and it's now running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Seeing as the IP address was only flipped over recently, I'm guessing they're actively experimenting with bringing the implementation over to today's standards of scalability and stability.

 

It will be up soon, and I don't think it'll fall back down so easily in the future.

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As I alluded to in a status update, Raven's master server came back online briefly and it's now running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Seeing as the IP address was only flipped over recently, I'm guessing they're actively experimenting with bringing the implementation over to today's standards of scalability and stability.

 

It will be up soon, and I don't think it'll fall back down so easily in the future.

Didz, the walking Microsoft Sales Associate approacheth

next he'll be selling you Windows 10

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Didz, the walking Microsoft Sales Associate approacheth

next he'll be selling you Windows 10

But but but they said it was a free upgrade from 8.

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As I alluded to in a status update, Raven's master server came back online briefly and it's now running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Seeing as the IP address was only flipped over recently, I'm guessing they're actively experimenting with bringing the implementation over to today's standards of scalability and stability.

 

It will be up soon, and I don't think it'll fall back down so easily in the future.

 

This sounds right!!

One thing to note is that.......... never-mind, not bothered to say in-case its misinterpreted by morons who took it down in the first place

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So it seems they have not moved the DNS records to the new services as the game is reporting WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL (thus not resolving)

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As I alluded to in a status update, Raven's master server came back online briefly and it's now running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Seeing as the IP address was only flipped over recently, I'm guessing they're actively experimenting with bringing the implementation over to today's standards of scalability and stability.

 

It will be up soon, and I don't think it'll fall back down so easily in the future.

I'm pretty amazed they bother to go to such lengths. They could easily just shut it down.

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They can't unfortunately, a Star Wars collection was just released on Humble Bundle today :lol:

Oh?  Hmm...maybe I should look at it.

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Why wouldn't they be interested? It may be an old game, but at least 50-100 people play it. That's enough of a playerbase to keep it going. Not to mention even more people play MB2.

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There's no financial reason to keep it alive. And MB2 are now solely using their own master server. However, with the reason in flux of people who bought the humble bundle (over 140000 people at ye time of writing) it probably does make sense to keep it alive now :P

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I think we should ask if there's a reason for us to keep our Master Server alive now. Now that Ravensoft is back and with improved technology on their end. Let's hope it stays this time

 

And indeed, this game still has a large player base and people are still interested in buying this game. There's enough reason for them to keep it alive. And if Ravensoft was as "greedy/evil" as other game developers and/or publishers I don't think they would have open sourced this game at all.

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Remember Elite Force 1 still has it's master servers up, and that's a game from 2000. I'm not entirely sure, but I think Q3 still has it's master servers up as well.

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We owe that humbledumble a lot..

Earlier today JKA had 180 players. Today, we raised the bar to 500, and there will be more once people ended singleplayer.

Even today, we had our server full with people and we had to teach multiple people the basics all at once haha

 

Guys, brace yourselves, JKA just got himself defibrillator! :D

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Hmmm...I bet now is a good time to kill peeps (since normally I suck, but with the influx of crappy new players I can finally be good!)  Lol.  

 

In all seriousness, if y'all meet people you should point them to JKHub so we can grow.

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my Jedi academy or Jedi outcast the servers aren't on the list and I have tried everything

 

running as admin

connecting using the consul

adding/deleting dll files

changing the compatibility options

 

nothing seems to work and I know there are servers because my clan can get on just fine I've taken a screen shot of the consul of what looks like the problem

http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/alaris377/media/shot1_zpsstct545o.jpg.html

 

the consul says net_sendpacket WSAECONNREFUSED but I don't know what that means. 

I will appreciate any help 

 

Thank you

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