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  • New Server/WebAdmin Features in v1.065

    New Server Features:

    Max Team Difference Setting
    INI Setting: MaxTeamDifference under ROEngine.ROTeamGame
    Command Line: MaxTeamDifference
    WebAdmin Location: Defaults->Rules
    Values: 1 - 32
    Description: This is the maximum allowed difference between teams when players join a server. So, if it is set to 1, then players joining a server that's currently 5 players vs 4 players will get forced to the team with 4 players. If the same scenario happened with it set to 2, then the player would still have his/her choice of which team to join.

    Force Team Balance on Death Option
    INI Setting: bAutoBalanceTeamsOnDeath under ROEngine.ROTeamGame
    Command Line: AutoBalanceTeamsOnDeath
    WebAdmin Location: Defaults->Rules
    Values: true or false
    Description: If turned on, this feature will force players to join the other team when they die if teams are off-balanced by more than the MaxTeamDifference setting. More specifically, this setting will force the players with the lowest scores to switch teams upon their next death(often the last players that joined).

    Overridable Max Players Setting
    INI Setting: MaxPlayersOverride under ROEngine.ROTeamGame
    Command Line: MaxPlayersOverride
    WebAdmin Location: Defaults->Server
    Values: 1 - MaxPlayers
    Description: This allows the Max Players to be overriden to a value less than the current Max Players setting. This allows for proper reinforcement scaling to take place as well as limit the number of players that are allowed to connect. This is most useful for matches that require a MaxPlayers setting lower than the current MaxPlayers setting on servers where players do not have access to changing the MaxPlayers setting.

    Forgive FF Kill System Option
    INI Setting: bForgiveFFKillsEnabled under ROEngine.ROTeamGame
    Command Line: ForgiveFFKillsEnabled
    WebAdmin Location: Defaults->Server
    Values: true or false
    Description: If enabled, the Forgive Friendly Fire Kill System allows players who got killed by another player innocently to say "np" or "forgive" in order to remove the Team Kill from the killer's record. This should allow you guys to turn FFKill limits lower and not kick innocent players. Keep in mind that one nade kill could take out 2-3 team mates easily, while still taking out a few enemies, which may not be the person that you want kicked/banned from your server.

    Show IP and Time/Date on Client Scoreboard
    INI Setting: bShowServerIPOnScoreboard and bShowTimeOnScoreboard under ROEngine.ROTeamGame
    Command Line: ShowServerIPOnScoreboard and ShowTimeOnScoreboard
    WebAdmin Location: Defaults->Server
    Description: This is a server-side only option that shows the current IP of the server to which the client is connected and/or the current time and date so that screen shotted scoreboards can be tracked and considered "more official".

    Silent Admin Login
    Command: AdminLoginSilent [AdminName] AdminPassword
    Description: By performing an AdminLoginSilent instead of the regular AdminLogin, you will be able to switch maps and/or Kick/Ban someone without anyone on the server knowing that you are an Admin. To all other players, it appears as though WebAdmin has performed any Admin actions.

    Mouse Movement and Shooting Stop Idle Kick Timer
    Description: This addition should allow the Idle Kick Time to be used again, because it will allow deployed weapons to stay in place indefinitely as long as they are looking around/firing.

    New Web Admin Features:

    Per Map Round and Win Limit Settings
    Location: Defaults->Maps
    Description: You will see a few new additions to the right of the "Maps In Cycle" list. If you select a map or some maps from the list, you will see their current Round/Win Limit overrides in the text boxes to the right. You can then change these settings by entering a new value into one or both of these text boxes and clicking the "Update" button below them. You MUST click Update before selecting more/less/different maps or the new values will not be saved. NOTE: JavaScript must be enabled on your browser for selecting maps to show their current Round/Win Limit settings. If JavaScript is not enabled, you will not see changes that are made, but they will still take effect as normal.

    Add bans by ROID(not just IP)
    Location: Defaults->Access Policies
    Description: You can now add "New" bans by ROID instead of IP Masks. NOTE: This system has replaced adding bans by IP Mask, but we are looking into a way to support both. Look for this in a future update.

    Session Ban from WebAdmin
    Location: Current->Player List
    Description: A new column has been added, which is titled "Session". By selecting the check box under this heading, you can perform a session ban on players in the same way that you have always been able to Kick/Ban them.

    Friendly Fire Kill and Damage Limits
    Location: Defaults->Rules
    Description: Admins are now able to set FFKillLimit and FFDamageLimit.

    Friendly Fire Kill Count Added To Scoreboard
    Location: Defaults->Current Game and Defaults->Player List
    Description: The Team Kills(FFKills) are now visible on both scoreboards.

    Reset Game from WebAdmin
    Location: Bottom of Current's Navigation List(The links on the left side)
    Description: The ResetGame command can now be performed by a single click in Web Admin instead of only being able to be performed from the console by logging in and issueing an "admin resetgame" command.

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  • #2
    Upon updating today, I noticed some but not all of the above mentioned changes. One in particular is the session ban column. My screen looks the same as always.

    Kick....... Ban..Name:...... Team:...Ping: ..Score:..... IP........ Global ID
    ......................ROPlayer ...Red .....192 .....1.... XXXXXXXXXX96


    • #3
      i get kick session ban blalalblablalabla


      try running the hlds update tool again.


      • #4
        Hello to all,

        I got an error message after the last Server Update like the following if i press the new button "Reset Game" (Current) in the Web Admin Interface:

        [I][COLOR=lime]The requested URL couldn
        Last edited by Tom; 08-31-2007, 06:40 AM.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Zetsumei View Post
          i get kick session ban blalalblablalabla


          try running the hlds update tool again.
          Ran it again. Same thing. I did add a mod many moons ago that allowed me to kick someone and add a reason and a time frame to ban. Im going to go look to see.


          • #6
            Still no luck. I dont have a session ban option. Where can I get the stock default files for the web admin?

            Its like the file current_players.htm did not get updated properly when I ran the update tool. Could be because I added a mod that replaced the original current_players.htm file and when I updated last week it didnt overwrite the mod version of current_players.htm.

            If anyone can send me their copy of current_players.htm found in /web/serveradmin off of their server, I would appreciate it.

            Last edited by ro50pc; 09-03-2007, 05:14 PM.


            • #7
              you could try deleting your entire webfolder and revalidating your files.

              If that doesn't work i'll download the stuff and install it on this tool.


              • #8
                I did delete the Web folder and ran the update tool. It updated and replaced it back on my server......but....still no session ban option. I think perhaps I need to look at my redorchestra.ini file for a configuration setting possible.

                Dont worry about trying to download those files for me since the update tool gave me the latest.
                Last edited by ro50pc; 09-04-2007, 07:59 PM.


                • #9
                  maybe a mutator or something is conflicting.


                  • #10
                    How do you log into admin slient?

                    I tried: Admin Adminlogin Slient
                    admin Login Slient
                    adminlogin slient

                    just doesnt work.


                    • #11
                      adminloginsilent username password

                      instead of the

                      adminlogin username password.


                      • #12
                        thanks m8


                        • #13
                          Any luck with that ro50pc? I'd be happy to look into it...perhaps you should try deleting and redownloading xWebAdmin.u in the System directory...that's my only other guess at this point. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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                          • #14
                            xWebAdmin.u sounds familiar. I do have the reserve slots mutator installed but thats about it. Oh, also the spam message mutator.

                            I will try to delete and re-update for that file. Thanks.

                            Just for future reference here is what is in my redorchestra.ini file in regards to that xwebadmin.u. It may not be this, but my server is full right now so I cant go stopping it until tomorrow morning.

                            AdminRealm=RO Remote Admin Server
                            QueryHandlerClasses=ServerExt.SlotManWebQueryHandl er



                            • #15
                              I am sorry, but the console command:

                              adminloginsilent Adminname password

                              RO is for smart gamers! U wanna play stupid? Go for FPS like CS, DoD, CoD, BF1942 or one of the other plagiarisms and let us play our semirealistic shooters...:D