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Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:37 pm
by ace123
I was basically saying that the initial list of admins is hardcoded to anybody who connects to "localhost" (127.0.0.1).

If you want to change this, you'd have to edit the python script (that auth=1 line I suggested). Once you've run /setadmin on yourself and saved your game, you can remove the hack, and then you'll keep the status--which means that not everybody will have the status.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:34 am
by greenmonkey
I get this when I go into http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/cgi-b ... _submit.py and put in a username, password and ship, but then again, it did say there were no servers hosting multiplayer... Am I doing something wrong?

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IOError Python 2.4.3: /usr/bin/python
Sat Apr 16 02:30:31 2011

A problem occurred in a Python script. Here is the sequence of function calls leading up to the error, in the order they occurred.
/home/project-web/vegastrike/cgi-bin/register_submit.py
76 mod = os.environ.get('QUERY_STRING','')
77 conn = db.connect(settings.dbconfig, mod)
78 if post_args:
79 execute(conn, mod, post_args)
80
execute = <function execute>, conn = <db.FileDB instance>, mod = '', post_args = {'faction': 'unadorned', 'password': 'greenmonkey', 'type': 'Kafka', 'username': 'greenmonkey'}
/home/project-web/vegastrike/cgi-bin/register_submit.py in execute(dbconn=<db.FileDB instance>, mod='', form={'faction': 'unadorned', 'password': 'greenmonkey', 'type': 'Kafka', 'username': 'greenmonkey'})
42 type = dbconn.check_string( form.get("type",'') )
43
44 if not dbconn.check_password(username, password, True):
45 raise db.DBError,"Error password for username "+username+" does not match our records"
46
dbconn = <db.FileDB instance>, dbconn.check_password = <bound method FileDB.check_password of <db.FileDB instance>>, username = 'greenmonkey', password = 'greenmonkey', builtin True = True
/home/project-web/vegastrike/cgi-bin/db.py in check_password(self=<db.FileDB instance>, username='greenmonkey', password='greenmonkey', can_create=True)
232 except IOError:
233 if self.create_user and can_create:
234 f=open(self.user_path+username+".password","wb")
235 f.write(self.hash_password(password))
236 f.close()
f undefined, builtin open = <type 'file'>, self = <db.FileDB instance>, self.user_path = '/home/persistent/v/ve/vegastrike/accountserver/', username = 'greenmonkey'

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/home/persistent/v/ve/vegastrike/accountserver/greenmonkey.password'
args = (2, 'No such file or directory')
errno = 2
filename = '/home/persistent/v/ve/vegastrike/accountserver/greenmonkey.password'
strerror = 'No such file or directory'

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:43 am
by Gungnir
greenmonkey wrote:I get this when I go into http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/cgi-b ... _submit.py and put in a username, password and ship, but then again, it did say there were no servers hosting multiplayer... Am I doing something wrong?
The python is apparently broken there, but it doesn't matter, since that is only for the official VS servers, which are down as you said. Tharin's register scripts are working right now, I believe, and it's the only currently working server as far as I know.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:15 pm
by psychoticpotato
Darn... Are there any public servers going? This game is perfect for some realistic interaction...

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:34 am
by pheonixstorm
No, the Tharin server was the last public server that was operational. If we can move to a dedicated server then we will be setting up a new online server via www.vegastrikeonline.org Just waiting on the all important money.. either from the few devs still active or from donations.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:56 pm
by psychoticpotato
Yeah... I'm considering trying to learn some programming, with all the open-source games I like to play that are fairly stagnant... Vega Strike is probably one of my favourite space games out there, it's a shame to see it with little work being done on it.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:01 am
by wesL48
pheonixstorm wrote:No, the Tharin server was the last public server that was operational. If we can move to a dedicated server then we will be setting up a new online server via http://www.vegastrikeonline.org Just waiting on the all important money.. either from the few devs still active or from donations.
How much money is required to get this going? I am willing to donate, but I think a funding drive with displayed progress towards the goal is useful for donators.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:06 am
by pheonixstorm
For a dedicated server about $200 setup and 40 a month (until offer expires then 50/month). I was in the process of getting something setup for donations off the forums until the crash. Our current service is virtual dedicated which is not useable for extended mmo play.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:01 pm
by charlieg
Hetzner do a good deal at 49euros a month with 49euros setup.

They also do an auction of rental of used hardware which goes as low as 19euros monthly:
https://robot.your-server.de/order/market

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:04 pm
by ThinkSome
Hello,

What is today's state of multiplayer? I would like to organise a public libre game night match in the near future.

How many resources (RAM, disk, bandwidth, cpu) do the server components consume?

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:01 pm
by loki1950
Never worked right 0nly 1v1 and we are in the process of refactoring the code to actually dropping all the network code as it was way out of date with current practice.We may reintroduce it when we get a compiling/working binary for current OS's

Enjoy the Choice :)

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:43 am
by ThinkSome
That is sad to know. Single player games become boring rather quick.

Have you thought about implementing singleplayer as local multiplayer?

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:27 pm
by loki1950
Do you mean lan play for local the current code only supports 1 on 1 there is no real support for true multi-player period a dream that was not realized sorry but that's how it is ATM like I said earlier the low level networking code just is way out of date for current web security issues and even local LAN play is problematic with current firewall practice.

Enjoy the Choice :)

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:40 pm
by ThinkSome
I meant having singleplayer be a special case of multiplayer. That is, a server is started, the player connects and when the player disconnects, the server is stopped.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:49 pm
by loki1950
That would require a full refactoring of the whole code base about a year's work
Enjoy the Choice :)

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:28 pm
by ThinkSome
A year's work at the current pace sounds a bit too easy :D

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:35 am
by Eye~R
ThinkSome wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:43 am Have you thought about implementing singleplayer as local multiplayer?
That's kinda how I had it setup, the single player universe - just online with potential for mulitple players. Didn't have much luck attracting players so downed the server. After near a decade with maybe three geniune signups and only maxing out at a few concurrent users.

The server component was quite 'buggy' IIRC. The lack of encryption when moving user passwords was really the least of the issues, and likely the easiest of them all to resolve.

Far more concerning was having an open 8080 *just* for a user registration form and for the accountserver.py to act as a bridge for vegaserver's SQL access (WTF isn't that part of the vegaserver?) only served to attract a billion 'tards who tried using it as a proxy - which caused it to crash. Regular. Isolating that port from 'outside' seemed to do the trick, replacing signup functionality with a PHP abortion I managed to cobble together with too much trial and error then highlighted that the SQL connection to the player's save kept going stale every 8(?) hrs requiring another shady workaround 'cause I'm too thick to make it all work sensible. But I got it playable.

From a user perspective, dying when buying/changing to a new ship is kinda unnacceptable. Luckily I had some help with a PHP workaround for that(but I did find some interesting ways to fail, including crashing the HTTPd), which tho clumsy and requiring the user to disconnect/reconnect managed to plug that gap. Ish.

Elevating privs in the served universe caused some issue, can't recall precisely what - and none of the commands seemed to work appropriately.

The lack of NPC's made it rather boring, flying around my own. I'm sure I'm forgetting a thing or three which negatively impacted player experience too, but it's been years now and I can't remember.

Did fumble around and compile it for ARM and threw it on another server(my testing rig, which needs nuking and starting again), but ended up with some issue where jumping between solar systems caused the local client to crash. Think that might be because I compiled that from the taose, in retrospect. It was the only place I found the vegaserver source at the time tho.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:33 pm
by loki1950
BTW we have dropped the support for the server currently will be adding it back with a more modern implementation.

Enjoy the Choice :)

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:59 pm
by Eye~R
Can't happen fast enough.

I would say I'd lend a hand to speed it up - but if I coulda fixed it I woulda already. Casual glance appears to suggest you're starting that again almost from scratch - which is likely what needs to happen really.

Still, my previous rant should give a fistfulla things to be mindful of in the attempt.

Re: Online multiplayer is now working.

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:55 pm
by loki1950
The was indeed that view we did needed to refactor anyway to bring to code to C++ std 11.AS for joining us most of the team now hang out on our new chat service https://gitter.im/vegastrike/community you can sign in with your GitHub,GitLab or Twitter accounts.

Enjoy the Choice :)