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Nexus

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Help please
« on: April 06, 2004, 01:32:08 AM »

Hi all

new to fs--setting up server having error i havn't seen posted yet

Specs
d-link 704up
XP

Fowarded ports 23456 /2300-2400/ 81/47624/6073

Getting same eerror starting FShost

040406 00:27:27  Started FS2002 session 'Nexus Alaska Bush S&R'
040406 00:27:27  IP address detected: 24.222.107.170
040406 00:27:27  ERROR creating FS2004 session. Is there another copy of FSHost running on this machine? If so, each copy must use a different port for hosting the 2004 session (23456, 23457, 23458, etc.). See Options / Session to change the 2004 host port. This error can also happen when there's a problem with DirectX on this machine. Please go to the Windows Start button, select Run, type "dxdiag" and click OK. Then change to the Network tab and check for errors in the Notes section at the bottom. If you find errors reported, they can usually be fixed by reinstalling DirectX, which can be downloaded for free from http://www.microsoft.com/directx/
040406 00:27:30  FS2002 server stopped
040406 00:27:30  Version check complete. This is the latest version.

only 1 fs host running
got dx9.0b--everything checks in dxdiag
xp firewall is disabled

Been at it for over 2 hours---stumped..help please

connecting to admin page on port 81 no prob

thanks all in advance--help is appreciated
« Last Edit: April 06, 2004, 02:36:09 PM by Nexus »
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Nexus

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Re: Help please
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 04:59:23 PM »

Hi all
futher study and steps taken

allow on the firewall on all pertinant ports

did a test direct play diag with both dx9 and dx90b indicates:

DirectPlay test results: Failure at step 9 (Creating Session): HRESULT = 0x80158185 (error code)

a google reveals only 3 matches pertaining to unpnp settings which i tweaked , however no results

I even did a DMZ on the router with no results

thanks for reading
« Last Edit: April 06, 2004, 05:00:07 PM by Nexus »
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Russell Gilbert

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Re: Help please
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2004, 07:37:16 PM »

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having a problem getting it running.

Ok, there are two errors you've mentioned...  First is the one that FSHost is reporting.  That message comes up when it tries to start the FS2004 session and it gets an error back from DirectPlay.  That DirectPlay error is called INVALIDDEVICEADDRESS, and it usually means that it's having a problem using UDP port 23456.  I'd suggest going to the Options / Session window in FSHost and changing 23456 to some other port.  Try things like 23457, 23458, or even 100, 1000, 5000, 25000, etc.

The error reported by the DirectPlay test (0x80158185) is called DPNSVRNOTAVAILABLE, and it means that DirectPlay is having a problem using UDP port 6073.  This one's a bit harder, because you can't really change that port number -- it's used internally by DirectPlay.

I've seen errors like this reported when you're running something on your machine that's somehow using those ports already.  Not a DirectPlay program, but something else.  McAfee's PrivacyService can cause this issue, if you're running that.  It could also be a firewall or a router, although it doesn't really seem likely that it's your router.  You might try disconnecting your PC from the router (if it's external) to see if it makes any difference.

Also, if you have any network cards in that PC, try disabling (all of) them.  I've seen a network card cause this exact same problem with port 6073 before, although I don't understand why it happens.

Also try removing everything from your startup group and then reboot, so that only the essential apps are running - maybe you have some software running that's interfering somehow.  If you go to Start / Run, enter "msconfig", and click OK, you can use the Diagnostic Startup option to make it reboot without starting any of the normal startup apps.

Fingers crossed...

Russell
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Nexus

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Re: Help please
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004, 03:25:22 PM »

Thanks for all your suggestions

I tried everything you suugested and have located the problem.

Something is indeed fishy with the router. There has to be  nat problem invlolved somehow as i've opened all the ports.

Will write back when i solve the issue..

Again, thanks for your help.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004, 10:34:48 PM »

HEY HEY

Were all up and running, thanks so much for the help. It was ineed a NAT problem

Nexus-BC Bush S&R is online.

Pleas drop by sometime. Server will be flakey for a bit wile we get things tweaked. I have a 15 year FS expert joined in the project.

Looking forward to a busy future!
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