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New Dedicated Linux RO Server Steam Error

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  • New Dedicated Linux RO Server Steam Error

    I have already read several pages reguarding this error, but none have workd.

    STEAMAUTH : Game Server SendUserConnectAndAuthenticate returned error (my ip and port)

    I did read and try the Steam_AppID.txt, but that was on the client side. I just built this on an Ubuntu server, I have the server running, and this pops on the console section.

    I think this might be a server side issue.

    If it helps I followed this document to a tee....
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    and Daniel Gibbs if you are out there, thanks for the great script! and supplying it. Made setup a snap.

    Anyway, I can see my server in the public internet list, but I get denied at the client with "An unknown steam error is preventing you to connect to this server"

    I can and have played hours with this client. Its got to be a server side issue in the settings.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Here is the console log for the server from the time of start up to the time of connection error.

    I noticed at beginning I get
    STEAMAUTH : SteamAPI_Init failed
    , but later on I get
    STEAMAUTH : Steam auth system activation successful
    so I am not sure the first one is a problem or not.

    ========console log (ip has been changed)==============

    Executing Class Engine.ServerCommandlet
    STEAMAUTH : SteamAPI_Init failed
    Missing Class Class Editor.TransBuffer
    Browse: RO-Arad.rom?Name=ROPlayer?Class=Engine.Pawn?Character =G_Heer1?team=1?Sex=M?game=ROGame.ROTeamGame?VACSe cured=true
    Collecting garbage
    Purging garbage
    Garbage: objects: 52249->52248; refs: 691873
    Failed to load 'Class ROGame.ROTeamGame': Failed to find object 'Class ROGame.ROTeamGame'
    Failed to find object 'Class ROGame.ROTeamGame'
    Failed to find object 'Class ROGame.ROTeamGame'
    Game class is 'ROTeamGame'
    STEAMAUTH : Steam auth system activation successful
    Bringing Level RO-Arad.myLevel up for play (20) appSeconds: 4.081103...
    GameInfo::InitGame : bEnableStatLogging False
    Defaulting to false
    Defaulting to false
    Loading Available Maps
    Loading Game Types
    xWebAdmin.UTServerAdmin Initialized on port 8075
    MaxPlayerRatio = 0.50
    STEAMAUTH : Sending updated server details - RO: Ostfront Server 0 | 16
    STEAMAUTH : Connected to Steam Servers
    STEAMAUTH : VAC Security Enabled
    STEAMSTATS: Stats Are Now Enabled When Human Player Count > 16
    Open myLevel Tue Feb 4 01:14:21 2014
    STEAMAUTH : Game Server SendUserConnectAndAuthenticate returned error (
    Close TcpipConnection Tue Feb 4 01:14:21 2014
    Open myLevel Tue Feb 4 01:14:21 2014
    Close TcpipConnection Tue Feb 4 01:14:21 2014


    • #3
      Also what I am running on....
      Cloud hosted Virtual Machine
      OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit
      2x2.5Ghz CPU
      1G Ram


      • #4
        solved, it was the serverfiles/system/steam_appid.txt file after all

        it contained 1210.

        took a while to figure out which one was needed, I saw a tip to create a shortcut from the steam client on the desktop and look at properties. There it had a link to steam://rungameid/1200 and I used 1200 as the steam_appid and restarted the server and now it lets me in.