Forum Rules

  • Items changed, or highlighted for future attention, on 20 July 2013 are highlighted in yellow.

Global Rules
  • Forum moderators may or may not be Tripwire Interactive staff members, but either way, please respect them, as they are the authority of the forums. Speaking to them with intentional spite will not be tolerated and may result in the loss of your forum privileges.
  • Any decisions made by any member of staff or moderator are final and not subject to discussion. Doing so may result in a ban from the site. The owners of Tripwire Interactive Forums reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, as well as to remove access to the forums for any individuals with or without warning for breaches of the rules.
  • If you have a complaint regarding another user, PM the appropriate moderators, or if you have an administrative issue, [RO]schneidzekk.

General Behaviour
  • Use the search function before posting. Chances are your question has already been answered.
  • Use a title that describes the content of your post. Don't use all caps or special characters to draw attention either in the title or the body of the post.
  • Up to 10 emoticons are allowed in a post
  • Political discussions are prohibited.
  • Flaming - We do not tolerate abusive, malicious, personal attacks. You will be banned if you persist in this behavior.
  • Trolls - Anyone deliberately antagonizing other forum users by posting 'flame bait' type messages is not welcome. You will be banned (possibly without warning depending on the severity of the issue) if you persist in this behavior.
  • Personal insults (directed at anyone) will result in a ban. If the behavior is not corrected, it will be made more permanent.
  • Constructive criticism is welcome. However keep in mind we (and other forums goers) may not agree with you. If you can't keep the conversation civil, you will be removed from the forums.
  • The use of hyperbole, one liners, and images as part of a forum debate is likely to get you infracted. You have many ways to participate and be a constructive part of this community, even when you disagree.
  • To make the highlighted bits above 100% clear to everyone, the following WILL NOT BE TOLERATED:
    1. Personal attacks, insults, antagonism of any forum-goers, moderators or Tripwire Interactive staff.
    2. Breaches of confidentiality and privacy of any sort.
    3. Any form of racism, bigotry or attacks on race, creed or color.
    4. Linking to posts on other forums related to ANY of the above, whether you are the originator or not, without exception.

  • There has been too much in the way of abhorrent personal behaviors in the past. These will cease. It doesn't matter who started it or who reacted to it - it will all result in moderator action. If you have to indulge your hatreds, for whatever reason, go do it elsewhere - and do not try and drag our forum-goers over to enjoy your hatreds.
  • We understand that people have strong feelings about our games, what we do for a living and how we respond (or don't) to comments on the forums. We all aren't going to agree about everything. So, BE CIVIL in your disagreements!

  • DO NOT Transmit any message, information, data, text, software or graphic files, or other materials ("Content") that is unlawful (including illegal drug usage), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically, sexually or otherwise objectionable. This includes publicizing private information, such as individual's real names, IP addresses and anything else that might be used to identify them to the freakier members of the internet. This also means you may NOT publically share private communications (PM, email or anything else) without the original poster's permission.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any Content that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other mischievous Content.
  • DO NOT Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • DO NOT link to posts on any other forums, or any other form of media, that breaches our rules. It will be treated just the same as if you had posted it here.
  • DO NOT Double Post, cross Post or restart closed threads.
  • DO NOT Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule or regulation.
  • DO NOT Upload or transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party.
  • DO NOT complain about being banned from a server and DO NOT complain about other players on servers - that is between you and the admin, no need to get the community involved.

Username, Avatar and Signature Rules
  • Multiple registrations result in a ban.
  • No offensive user names
  • Avatars:
    Avatars are disabled.
  • All signatures should not exceed the following size limits, you can have both text and images
  • - For text signatures: 4 lines normal size, 8 lines small size and up to 100 chars per line. Font sizes above 2 are not allowed. (Blank lines count as lines.)
  • - For images in signatures: 1 image up to 400 pixels wide, 150 pixels tall and 100kb in size plus 2 lines normal size text and up to 100 chars per line
Netiquette: Written text has no inflection, and, as such, you should be careful how you write your messages as interpretation will vary from person to person. Please take advantage of the built-in emoticons to add such expression to your words. Please remember the golden rule: to treat other forum users the way you would like to be treated. Please use common courtesy, and enjoy using Red Orchestra's forums
Offensive material
The following is a list of some things that MAY be considered "offensive" by the moderators and the team. This is NOT an exclusive list and it does depend very much on context.

Crossing the line into "offensive" territory is likely to get you asked to change your name, sig or avatar or to withdraw/delete posts. This will be done politely by the moderators. If you refuse to comply further action WILL be taken once started, ultimately leading to banning from the forums.

A key point: please attempt to use your brains. What is mild humour to you may well be deeply offensive to others. While we have no intention of acting as politically-correct "thought police", we are on the lookout for those things that can cause offense and, in some cases, are actually still illegal in some jurisdictions.
  1. Names recalling notorious war criminals or personalities.
  2. Names recalling atrocities and war crimes in general, or units with particularly odious histories.
  3. Use of obscenities and expletives.
  4. Blatant racism, mysogynism or many other "ism"s.
  5. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Nazism or Fascism; this does not include pics of soldiers who happen to have such symbols on their uniform, unless we feel this has been done to provoke. Please note that many Nazi symbols (including the Swastika) are still illegal in Germany and other countries and considered deeply offensive by many Europeans.
  6. Use of symbolism and regalia recalling Stalinism.
  7. On both the previous two, the moderators' views on the intention and impact of use of such symbols will be final - not yours. Please be understanding if you are advised to change something.
  8. In general, if a sig/avatar represents your allegiances in-game and is clearly "in part", it is likely to be fine; if the moderators feel you are trying to demonstrate unpalatable political allegiances, or to use it in an attempt to ridicule or provoke others you WILL be asked to change it. RO is NOT the place to make any extremist political statements of any kind.

So people get the idea, some examples that would be considered offensive, numbered as above:
  1. "Hitler", "Beria"
  2. "NKVD Blocking Detachment", "Einsatzgruppen"
  3. This one should be pretty obvious...
  4. So should this - and it includes calling all Germans "Nazis" and all Soviets/Russians "Commies". It got boring 50 years ago, so stop it.
  5. Use of swastikas, fasces, SS-runes and so on for the Axis.
  6. There is actually very little overt symbolism from the Stalinist era; the hammer-and-sickle isn't offensive per se.

A simple rule-of-thumb: many Europeans find Nazi symbolism of any sort offensive; many Americans still find Soviet symbolism offensive. Engage your brain before using.

Final Note: this is NOT open to debate, so please do NOT start whining and moaning if a moderator asks you to change something. They will advise at first, giving reasons, then, if you take no notice, they will step up the pressure through to banning.
See more
See less

Dedicated Server Setup - Server not in server browsing list

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dedicated Server Setup - Server not in server browsing list

    Hello I have begun hosting my server. I have all the ports forwarded that I can think of or find mention of. I can see the server in my favorites (steam server browser list) and the in game favorites list. I can also connect to it with zero issues as well as direct connect to it. This server is hosted outside of my network so it is not LAN. It has been over 4 hours and I can't see it in the list nor can I get information from "View Game Info" when I right click any friends and select the button. It simply says "Server not responding" but viewing game info from the favorites tab in the Steam server browser displays all the correct information. Any other tips for me?

  • #2
    If you're sure everything related to ports is OK, then verify files again and over through SteamCMD by forcing verification, you might have bad files. Also you can try to reset the config folder if it didn't help (delete whole config folder before verifying files with SteamCMD). Server should be visible in browser soon after launch, if you wait more than minutes, then there is a problem.

    edit: which ports did you open and forwarded? what is your command line to start server?
    Last edited by ®omano; 12-01-2017, 03:28 PM.

    Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
    do not suggest $hit you do not know about


    • #3
      We were able to solve the issue. It was an issue with the INPUT command on our linux server. Thank you for your time and help! Could you answer a question for me? Are all servers fairly laggy at 64 players? I've noticed when connecting from locally or through the public side the player pings slowly rise from a legitimate ping to something along the lines of 150-250 ping. Locally when I join I am at 40. When the server reaches 64 I am at 120.... This doesn't make sense. Our server has 24 cores, the cpu is never over 5% usage. The memory consumption is low and we have 32+gb available. The server isn't taxed at all yet the server lags..


      • #4
        You can have 1548 cores that will not change anything, the server needs raw power on each core. You want a server where the CPU has high frequency, not a big number of cores but high frequency/power. Here is what they recommended back in the days for RO2, it should be pretty the same for RS2:

        What I have found is that it looks like an Intel Xeon E31270 @ 3.4 GHZ (3.8 GHZ actually with Turbo enabled) can just handle 64 players now, and is being pushed pretty hard. We've got a last batch of optimizations that we're going to try over the weekend that might bet it down a bit lower so the CPU isn't pushed quite as hard (possibly getting things down by about 5%). We tested on an Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66GHz and that could handle 32 players but I wouldn't try and do 32 players with a machine much slower than that. As mentioned before, the final optimizations might push this down a little, but nothing drastic.
        The server is mostly one main thread which needs power to handle players. Also, even with a powerfull CPU you should see at least 50ms added to your ping on a full server, but this has absolutely no consequence on the gameplay, especially now that client side hit detection is almost 'forced' for all servers.

        Look at what your game server process is eating as CPU ressources on the single core it is working on, if it almost eats/hits 95% CPU utilization (I mean, on the single core it is working on, not your 24 cores) or more this is where you will have lag spikes and all. If it never eat almost all the CPU/core ressources you should be OK then (I think you should always have lower than 90% utilization or even less to be able to handle these moments where it suddenly needs more ressources to avoid lags).

        What are your machine specs? what CPU do you use? To me it seems you have a machine built to handle web servers not gaming servers.
        Last edited by ®omano; 12-03-2017, 08:57 PM.

        Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
        do not suggest $hit you do not know about


        • #5
          Thank you omano for your help! You've helped a lot! We are running with quite a few xeon x5670's. They're 6 cores 12 threads each but only at 2.93 ghz. I do see that the cpu utilization on core 1 is at around 90% and lower. I assume this is why we hardly see any lag spikes per say but we just see a lot of high pings and have players questioning it. We do indeed have a web server built here. Typically it does fine with any other games however this is the first game we've had any issue with. I would think the server could utilize cores more efficiently. We run 4 ARK servers on it too but due to this we off loaded those.


          • #6
            Unfortunately the only thing you can do is lower the slots until you have nice and smooth gaming experience on the server if you see pings going high and 'low' regularly that means you have too much slots for your machine, you may still be able to run the server but the experience would not be at its best. Not a lot of game servers use full potential of multi threading ;[ and that's sad. Other games may also be single threaded like RS2, but less demanding on the CPU because of lower slots count (CS:GO, KF2, games like that) so you do not have problems on them..

            To compare your CPU to the supposedly recommended one to handle 64 slots look here:
            The interesting data is the line about the single thread performance, and your CPU is far from reaching same performance, almost half the recommended one. I have e3-1230V2 and even if its single thread performance seems to be higher, I can barely handle properly 60 slots (but I can do multiple 60 slots servers though), so yeah what it mostly needs is high frequency CPU I think, a 4GHz CPU would be perfect I guess for 64 slots lag free.
            Last edited by ®omano; 12-04-2017, 12:33 AM.

            Originally posted by PsychoPigeon
            do not suggest $hit you do not know about


            • #7
              It seems to do okay till about 56 players. After this the rubberbanding happens probably every couple of minutes or so and only for a second. It hardly affects playability so I think I will upgrade to the fastest cpu available for my motherboards and give it a shot at 64. Motherboard is too old to support the xeon they recommend but I can still get some faster ones without breaking the bank. Found some that will get me up to 3.8ghz with turbo. I appreciate your help omano. I will report back when I put in the new upgrades.