This is a tutorial on Redirect, sorry for my bad english .
What is Redirect?
The Redirect gives players that connect to your server the possibility to get all files that are required for the map that is contemporary online faster than they would in case of a download directly from the server. Therefore they are redirected to a redirect-server, which usually is a public redirect service of your server provider. Their UTclient automatically downloads .UZ packages from that server and unpacks them, automatically also, in their local UTdirectory.
Usually you will notice that a server makes use of (public) redirect if you are connected to the server after 25-50% (rarely up to 70%) of download.
Thats how you can check if the redirect works after you have set it up like following:
How to set up redirect?
First of all you need a public redirect service. Some admins might not share my assumption.. however i recommend http://www.gameservers.net
Youre most likely to find a host of other redirect providers via google.
Anyway lets stigg with http://www.gameservers.net for this tutorial.
After you selected your redirect service provider you gotta get two important applications.
RSC and a FileTransferProtocoll - short: FTP-Client.
Run RSC.. it is very easy to use and you wont face any difficulties with it.
After you have packed the all of those files you open your FTPclient and log in with the login data for public redirect. In this case it is:
Unlike maps/music/sounds/system/textures you will not find any specified folders for the .uz files on the redirect. Just upload the whole "shit" into the folder that your redirect service provider has arranged for unrealtournament.
Now the last but most important step in the redirect setup.
go to the UnrealTournament.ini file your server runs with and edit these lines like following:
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[IpDrv.TcpNetDriver] AllowDownloads=False MaxDownloadSize=0 DownloadManagers=IpDrv.HTTPDownload DownloadManagers=Engine.ChannelDownload
My recommendation is to leave it with True, also exclue the line MaxDownloadSize=0 or to whatever you like to set it.. i assume theres not much i can say about that line. The other lines however are obligatory.
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[IpDrv.HTTPDownload] RedirectToURL=http://uz.gameservers.net/ ProxyServerHost= ProxyServerPort=3128 UseCompression=True
now fire up your UT server.
youll probably find more professional tutorials on other sites.. however i felt like writin an own one instead of just randomly postin a link or even steal a tutorial. i hope you liked it tho (sorry for my bad english again )