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ExclamationHosting a dedicated server in GTR2 and GTL
Every now and then the same question pops up, being the problem that people can't join a dedicated server.

When hosting a dedicated server for GT Legends or GTR2, both your router and your firewall will need to allow communication by opening and forwarding ports. The specific ports you will have to look up in the GTL/GTR2 manual.

Find out what firewall and router you have, and look at www.portforward.com how to set port forwarding (here for routers and here for firewalls). Search for GTR, GTL and GTR2 work similar to GTR.

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what if your hosting the server on a fast rack server in london on a level3 network with no firewall in place, and every other game you have on there shows in every browser..

then i put this thing on there and its shown once, then vanished. now i cant see it even if i restart it ?

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what if your hosting the server on a fast rack server in london on a level3 network with no firewall in place, and every other game you have on there shows in every browser..

then i put this thing on there and its shown once, then vanished. now i cant see it even if i restart it ?

I have no experience with that. You could try and ask the question over at Gamers Crib (www.gamers-crib.com), ask Whoopster or Tomasio.
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why can´t people see my server when i start a dedicated server or Host a server?

it only shows up in Local Network not in Online like it used to

any thoughts about this ?

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why can�t people see my server when i start a dedicated server or Host a server?

it only shows up in Local Network not in Online like it used to

any thoughts about this ?

You'll have to check the "Broadcast to Lobby" box in the dedi server set-up.
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hi. done the port forwarding. is there anything else i need to change in multiplayer options in the plr file?
i found this. are these the right ports. this is my router. http://portforward.com/english/route...acing_Game.htm
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You got the right guide for your router, but you need to enter the ports as given in your GTR2 manual (the ports in the link are for GTR1). If you have any firewall, you may need to allow GTR2Dedicated.exe access to the internet manually if the firewall doesn't ask itself. You shouldn't need to change anythinbg in the .PLR file.
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thanks redi. i have forwarded the ports 34297 and 34298 udp and 34347 tcp. also the only firewalls i have are the windows one and the firewall the router has. is the point of port forwarding to open these ports through the firwall? im getting well confused. i tried with both disabled but im not sure if anyone tried to get in to the game when i done this.

it may still be a port forwarding problem, or it might just be that the computer its set up on cant act as a server. i ll keep at it.

thats also good i know i dont need to change the plr file now thanks

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The ports seem OK to me. When forwarding the ports, make sure you fill in the right LOCAL IP address of the PC that is running the server, because that's where the ports should be forwarded to. This local IP address you should be able to find in the network configuration and properties of Windows (Start/Control Panel/Network Connections).

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My brother set up a gtl server and it works great. He set it up as gtr2 and he can access it from the lobby but I can not. I see it, but when I try to connect the join button goes grey and after a few seconds goes back to white.
He has forwarded the ports, and allowed programs thru firewall.
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Hi i download GTR2 and i need a serial number to play on line can somebody help me

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Try buying it. The game comes with a serial.
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Hi i download GTR2 and i need a serial number to play on line can somebody help me

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Wouldnt the GTL serial work with GTR2? If he has GTL mabey it would work, I havent tried it since I dont need it.

No that won't work. And since he's hinting to have an illegal copy of GTR2 we shouldn't offer any help unless he proves otherwise. A legitimate copy will always have an online code one way or another.
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Redi thanks for you informative posts (again).

I just built a new system to race with so now what to do with my old system?

I'm using a residential cable internet and a linksys wcg-200 router. Could I use my old system as a dedicated server? I have two copies of GTR2 and two copies of GTL.

Is this worth it or will it not be possible to have 20 cars racing in the rain on GTR2? In other words, will my pc serve as a dedicated server or do people use more complicated internet and computing solutions?

I hope this made sense...

You just need one copy of each game because starting a dedicated server doesnt require the disc. Only starting the game.
And yes just install a copy of the game on ur old system and start the dedicated.exe and start it up.
Altough i think you wont be able to host more then 8-12 players. (depanding on internet speed etc..)
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One important thing that I dont see mentioned here, is the importance of setting up a Static IP for your server.

If you don't set up a static IP, your server will work when you first set it up, but once you have logged off of your Internet Provider Service, your server will more than likely
fail the next tiime you try running it. This is because your ISP has probably assigned you a different IP than the one you originally put in your PLR fle.

Information on how to do this can be found on the Portforwarding site.
Here is the URL: http://www.portforward.com/networking/staticip.htm

Once you get there, click on the link for your Operating system shown under the "Continue" button.

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Does anyone here have experience setting up a GTR2 dedicated server on a remote server host? Does it require the CD/DVD to install the dedicated server.

Here is the deal. Our group has a rented dedicated server we use for rfactor. The host allows up to 3 games at a time on the server, so we want to run GTR2 as well. rfactor does not require the CD/DVD to install the dedicated server app. Does GTR2? What about GTR Evo?

The host charges $50 if they have to do the install, so I'm trying to avoid extra charges. We do have file management rights to the server, of course, just not physical access without incurring the fee.

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You just need to load the game on.

No need for DVD's or serial keys.

Then you run the Dedicated Server option.

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For Race/Race 07 you will need to install steam on the remote host, you only really need a valid steam account with Race 07, and all the expansions you want to run.

As for GTR�, it doesn't need the CD/DVD to install or run, only the dedicated server. However, you are going to haveta upload the GTR� directory. Which default is 1.2GB to 1.7GB, so that could merely take a loong time.

Good Luck, and let us know how it goes for you!

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Transfer worked, and the dedicated server starts. I was able to join and race and advance thru sessions fine. When a second person joined me, the server ran fine for a while and then when the other player exited to get another car the dedicated server crashed (CTD). I restarted it, but it then CTD every time anyone tried to join.

To troubleshoot, I reloaded the tracks, but it did not help. It will be stable for a while, then CTD. The server is a commercially hosted server. Its normally used for rfactor, and can handle 35 drivers reliably in that game.

My next troubleshooting is to re-upload a completely clean install of PnG to try.

Questions:

1. Is there a server trace log of some sort to help troubleshoot?
2. The dedicated server asked for an online key to broadcast in the lobby (2nd page). I used my online key. Is that a problem? Should I not use that option?
3. Is there a dedicated server reference for all the options and features. My google-fu failed me. Examples: What does live reporting/live update options toggle? I'd like to use accelerated time (but not accelerate tires/fuel). This is a option within GTR2, but I do not see it on the dedicated server?

Thanks for any advice you guys can give me!

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Recommend, start with a default GTR� Dedicated server install, make sure that works, reliably. Further, make a new GTR� Dedicated Server directory, run it, test it, make sure its stable, then either upload it or add the PnG mod to it. Then test the server install with the PnG mod, again make sure its stable before you upload that.

1. Yes, the same -trace=xxx switch used on the gtr2.exe can be used on the dedicated server's exe. It puts the trace.txt in \UserData\Log_DEDICATED\.

2. Using your key is fine, that option merely requires a valid key to broadcast. I used my own as well. Rather, one of my own, for some reason I bought 3 GTR�'s.

3. Unfortunately, there is very-very little documentation on GTR/GTR� dedicated server host configuration and setup. Your google-fu may yet still be strong, mighty-grasshoppa! The Live Reporting is supposed to upload some data to either an FTP or website. I'll have to admit, never attempting to use it beyond the rudimentary configuring to see what it does, because there was very little information availible. Suggestion: Search for *.gdb setup and configuration. Custom *.gdb's allow for alot of setting changes, however, clients must also have the same *.gdb the server is running, or they will not be able to connect. And, while not 100% sure, i don't think the dedicated server has the time acceleration feature.

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Thank you. The dedicated install seemed to work, so it was probably my fault messing up the original install.

If anyone has info on server time acceleration, I'd love to hear as we want to run a 2.4hrs of Le Mans with setting sun moving to full dark back to day.

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hey does anyone know if the LAN Settings make any difference on the host server?


ie: is there any advantage to setting the server to "dial-up" or ISDN instead of cable/LAN....will dial-up allow more hosts to connect by transmitting a smaller amount of data/packets to each host? thus freeing up more bandwidth for everybody?


or will that have a detrimental effect, as each driver will get less accurate position info on the other cars for collision etc?

thx!

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I believe that setting has something to do with Packet Transfer.

If you can handle it the bigger the better I would assume.

And I suppose each users machine would be subject to the setting they have chosen on their machine.

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mas eu nao consigo entrar nas salas que eu crio porque ?

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I've setup a dedicated server for GTR2. I'm using 1.1.0.0 US patch and the US lobby patch.
My dedicated server has a static IP,
It can see the internet,
The firewalls on the computer are OFF
The firewall on the router is OFF
Port forwarding and triggering are setup to point to the server as per this forum thread.
My connection speed is set to ISDN
The Router has VPN passthrough ON,
The dedicated server is listed in the DMZ.
I can connect and race from another PC here in the office.\
NO ONE Else CAN.
I've checked the PortForwarding.com checker and it says my ports are blocked.
Can anyone tell me what I have wrong here?

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I've setup a dedicated server for GTR2. I'm using 1.1.0.0 US patch and the US lobby patch.
My dedicated server has a static IP,
It can see the internet,
The firewalls on the computer are OFF
The firewall on the router is OFF
Port forwarding and triggering are setup to point to the server as per this forum thread.
My connection speed is set to ISDN
The Router has VPN passthrough ON,
The dedicated server is listed in the DMZ.
I can connect and race from another PC here in the office.\
NO ONE Else CAN.
I've checked the PortForwarding.com checker and it says my ports are blocked.
Can anyone tell me what I have wrong here?

Could you give some more information?

Do you see the dedi server in the GTR2 lobby?
What router do you use?
What ports have you forwarded on the router?
Are you running the dedi server from the same PC as where you are running the game from?

Attached you'll find the help file that was supplied with GTL about server hosting, I don't know if GTR2 came with a similar file?
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Could you give some more information?

Do you see the dedi server in the GTR2 lobby?
Yes but times out when trying to join
What router do you use?
TP-Link TL-WR841N wireless router (all sytems are hardwired)
What ports have you forwarded on the router?
34297 &34298 in UDP, 34347 TCP, matches the PLR file port start.
Are you running the dedi server from the same PC as where you are running the game from?
yes, IP is static at n.n.n.16. I can join from another pc (n.n.n.17) just fine.
but no one else can. i will PM you the server login so you can see.
I have even changed the ports to start at 34200, 34201, 34250 in the PLR and opened the ports in the router. The PortForward checker tool still shows ports blocked.

Attached you'll find the help file that was supplied with GTL about server hosting, I don't know if GTR2 came with a similar file?
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Well I'm not sure if GTR2 can deal with 34200, 34201 and 34250?

There could be a conflict with the game and the dedi server running on the same PC.
Could you try to run only the dedi server on the PC and have a friend try and log in on the server, or alternatively only run the dedi server and check with portforward.com if the ports are open or not?

What settings on your router have you modified to enable the port forwarding?

What software firewall are you usually running?

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Well I'm not sure if GTR2 can deal with 34200, 34201 and 34250?
Game setting show allowed range is 1025 - 65535
There could be a conflict with the game and the dedi server running on the same PC.
I can connect from another PC here in the lab (n.n.n.17) with JUST the
dedicated server running on n.n.n.16. However, when anyone outside of my office tries to connect, they are booted or timed out.


Could you try to run only the dedi server on the PC and have a friend try and log in on the server, or alternatively only run the dedi server and check with portforward.com if the ports are open or not?
Port forward shows all ports blocked.
What settings on your router have you modified to enable the port forwarding?
will send a pm to show router settings
What software firewall are you usually running?

None, no firewall, not even windows firewall.
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The fact that from within the office you can connect is no surprise, as the PCs are on the same LAN. Somehow, somewhere, something is still blocking outside access. Are you sure that there isn't another hardware firewall, router, modem or whatnot that is regulating access from outside?

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The fact that from within the office you can connect is no surprise, as the PCs are on the same LAN. Somehow, somewhere, something is still blocking outside access. Are you sure that there isn't another hardware firewall, router, modem or whatnot that is regulating access from outside?

very sure. I can run RFactor server without problem, even with the portforwarding tool showing ports blocked.

I can only hope GTR3 will be better, someday....
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very sure. I can run RFactor server without problem, even with the portforwarding tool showing ports blocked.

I can only hope GTR3 will be better, someday....


My new router required me to forward the ports and to also use port triggering for the ports that required a range of ports.
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I'm gonna try setting up a server at a friends house, see if it's my ISP....

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Results for everyone to be aware of. i took the same server I was trying to use to a friends house. And everything worked right off the bat. It was my ISP that was blocking my ports.
Thanks for all the help guys.
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Does anyone know if it would be possible to run the GTR2 server off a service like Amazon?

I am running a web server "virtualized" on the amazon service (not S3, the other, forgot the name) and it works quite ell and it's fast as hell.

However, I have no idea is a GTR2 server would run virtualized. My server is apache so it runs a Linux virt. but I know there are windows servers available as well.

Anyway, sorry if this is confusing, but if it would be possible to run GTr2 on a virtualized windows machine I would assume it would be really fast and at least an interesting proposition.

I wouldn't know why it would not run, unless there are restrictions to connection types, if such a thing is possible. I would think that for web pages a different type of connection could be used than for an online server?

Anyway, another thing is that you'll need to copy the whole GTR2 folder over to that virtual server, so I don't know how much storage space you have there...
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Actually, a service like Amazon s3 is not space based. you pay for whatever space and bandwidth you use. In other words, it's metered but very cheap.
Amazon S3 charges $0.093 per GB First 1 TB / month of Storage Used so storage would not be much of an issue. There are also charges for bandwidth ($0.100 per GB) and for "requests" ($0.01 per 1,000).

All in all I don't see it costing more than a few $$ per month. The issue is, will GTR2 run there?

The actual service to run a server is called Amazon EC3 and I know for a fact that other gamers have used it to run their servers. None of the driving games though. And the other thing I gathered so far is that these games had Linux based servers, at least where it was mentioned in the article. Makes sense because virtual or not, if you are running a server you need an OS and Linux is free, while with any flavor of windows you'd have to buy a license.

But aside from that, I probably have 3 or 4 windows licenses from defunct laptops , etc. (Non OEM) I could use if it was possible to set up something like that.

The problem is that I Have no experience with gaming servers of any kind and I am not that good with EC3 either. I only read the instructions so far (but it doesn't seem too hard on that side).

I think the EC3, if feasible, would be a great way to run any gaming server and especially a GTR2 or rFactor server as it would reduce the costs a great deal and also allow you to have as many instances as needed. You could run a GTR2 AND a rfactor server for only the extra cost in space and bandwidth without needing to lease or buy physical boxes, connections, etc.

Plus, did I mention Amazon S3 is blazing fast?
Another advantage is that should the league fold or be inactive for a while, it would be easy to download an image of the whole thing, deactivate the server and just start it again when needed.

I would love for someone to help me look into this, but I'll continue my research and post anything new I find.

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@conticreative: Thanks for your post. This is very interesting. I also checked Amazon but at the moment I tend to choose IX Webhosting because a friend of mine sent an IX Webhosting Discount code. They have some good offers and besides this they are reasonable priced so I think I will choose a hosting package there.
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