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Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by Eacos » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:40 am

Hello UT99.org, I am Eacos, long time UT99 player and admirer.
I'll get to the point.
I downloaded Nali Weapons 3, and I want to make them work for a LAN game I'm hosting with my buddies.
When I start up a server, Nali Weapons 3 enabled, my other buddies can't see any of the weapons.
I'm having trouble getting this mutator to work on all three computers.

I would be grateful if anyone could explain, step by step, how to get this mutator to work for lan games.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by papercoffee » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:02 am

All of them have to install this mod.

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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by MrLoathsome » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:58 am

Make sure you have any required NaliWeapons files in the servers UT.ini file.
In the ServerPackages section.
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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by Eacos » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:20 am

Thanks for the replies, but I'm a total noob when it comes to mods, mutators, etc.
I've installed the mod on all computers. The thing is, when I create a LAN game on my PC, mutator enabled, the other PC's seem to show no weapons, not even default ones.
I've seen client installers, and something called server redirect files. I've downloaded the latter and it's full of .uz files.

I've extracted the files to the systems folder, but it still won't work.

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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by MrLoathsome » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:46 am

For just a lan game, you should not even have to mess with the uz files if all the pc's have the weapons package installed.
Pretty sure you just need to edit the UnrealTournament.ini file, (Located in your UT\System folder), and add any required lines to the ServerPackages
section there. Then all you LAN clients should see the weapons. (Same as for other extra skins, weapons or mutators you may be using...)

Doublecheck the readme.txt or whatever other documentation for the Naliweapons stuff that was included.
If Feralidragon didn't put a few notes in there somewhere about how to use them online/Lan I would be amazed.
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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by Eacos » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:02 am

Thanks for the reply, LoathSome. I've added the lines to the UT.ini file. Now the weapons are showing up on the other computers, but I'm getting a Bad Index error.

As soon as I start moving around, a text pops up saying "loading remaining assets". As soon as that happens, it crashes to desktop with the Bad Index error.

Sorry about the mess!

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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by MrLoathsome » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:15 am

Sounds like you are on the right track now for sure.
But I have actually never setup the NaliWeapons stuff on a server myself. (Others were doing that, and my servers had too much stuff already...)

Pretty sure there is somebody else here with a bit of NaliWeapons setup experience here that can point you at the lines you need to add for those
errors to go away.
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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by Eacos » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:24 am

Thanks for the help. I'm going to try downloading the Umod version, uninstalling everything and defraging. It's sure to work.

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Post by JackGriffin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:18 am

I've run NW servers, Loath is right in that you are very close. NW loads all of it's assets at game start so there is very little hitching when you switch weapons or spawn effects. The crash means that one or more of the assets isn't loading right. Reinstalling everything might be the best idea. In fact you might create a play install that works then clone that folder to the other computers. THEN add the serverpackage lines, etc to the server installation and set it up.
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Re: Newb help. Custom mutators.

Post by papercoffee » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:46 am

Feralidragon wrote: 1 - It's all the in ReadMe.txt file: "5. Server setup".

2 - It's also in the FAQ.pdf file (Help\NaliWeapons3\FAQ.pdf), and here's a direct quote from it:
"11 – When I start a new online game with this mod to play with my friends, all the weapons are invisible to them. How can I fix this?
You need to add this mod ServerPackages to your UnrealTournament.ini.
More details on this can be found in the main document NW3.pdf relative Server Setup."

3 - And the FAQ question above directs to NW3.pdf in the same folder.

No one ever checks the FAQ lol.

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