Ladder: To set 50K+ servers up

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Ladder: To set 50K+ servers up

Post by Florent » 16 Jun 2008 12:43

To launch a 50+ ladder server for Trackmania Forever you must follow these instructions :

-First you must go to this page : http://official.trackmania.com/tmf-ladderserver/ to 'officialize' the server.
You need your login/password and the last three characters of your key to access to the management page of the server's ladder limits.
For that, you must make a deposit of an amount of Coppers corresponding to the limits that you want for this server. For example you must deposit 20000 Coppers in order to give the 50K-70K limits to a server. You can delete later an official server in order to recover the Coppers back. If you do not follow the rules, Nadeo will change the ladder limits back to 0k-50k on the server and keep the coppers. If you have doubt about the rules, avoid to create a server.

- After the officialization, the server must be launched with new limits in order to be taken into account.
For dedicated server, you must add the following line to the config file :
<ladder_serverlimit_max> ????? </ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min> ????? </ladder_serverlimit_min>
with the choosen ladder limits.

For example you must add this lines for a 55K-65K server:
<ladder_serverlimit_max> 65000 </ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min> 55000 </ladder_serverlimit_min>

If you launch a server with ladder_serverlimit_max above the maximum allowed limit, the max limit of the server will be set to this maximum allowed limit. And if you launch with ladder_serverlimit_min under the minimum allowed limit, the min limit will be set to this minimum allowed limit.

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Xymph » 16 Jun 2008 20:04

Florent wrote:-First you must go to this page : http://official.trackmania.com/tmf-ladd ... /index.php to 'officialize' the server.
That link gives an error when you're not logged in yet: "Error, please check your login and password."
The initial link to actually log in is: http://official.trackmania.com/tmf-ladderserver/
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Florent » 16 Jun 2008 22:00

thanks :1

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by pokwuk » 18 Jun 2008 11:48

Florent wrote:For dedicated server, you must add the following line to the config file :
<ladder_serverlimit_max> ????? </ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min> ????? </ladder_serverlimit_min>
with the choosen ladder limits.
Wich part of the config file do we got to put that?In any line we want or somewhere between the ''<server_options> '' Part?
PS:Whatever i got it workin..But if i bought a 40k-60k pts server that means i cant put less then 40k pts ???

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Graum » 19 Jun 2008 20:28

My server is acting really weird...I have registered my serveraccount on the website mentioned in the topic above, and 10.000 coppers are removed from my account, but when i add this to the config file:

<ladder_serverlimit_max>60000</ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min>40000</ladder_serverlimit_min>

My server appears in the serverlist as 40.000-50.000. Anyone knows why?

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<server_options>

		<name></name>
		<comment></comment>
 		<hide_server>0</hide_server>					<!-- value is 0 (always shown), 1 (always hidden), 2 (hidden from nations) -->

		<max_players>100</max_players>
		<password></password>
		
		<max_spectators>32</max_spectators>
		<password_spectator></password_spectator>
		
		<ladder_mode>forced</ladder_mode>				<!-- value between 'inactive', 'forced' (or '0', '1') -->

		<ladder_serverlimit_max>60000</ladder_serverlimit_max>
		<ladder_serverlimit_min>40000</ladder_serverlimit_min>
		
		<enable_p2p_upload>True</enable_p2p_upload>
		<enable_p2p_download>True</enable_p2p_download>
		
		<callvote_timeout>60000</callvote_timeout>
		<callvote_ratio>0.5</callvote_ratio>				<!-- default ratio. value in [0..1], or -1 to forbid. -->
		<callvote_ratios>
			<voteratio command="Ban" ratio="0.65"/>
			<!-- commands can be "Ban", "Kick", "ChallengeRestart", "NextChallenge", ... -->
		</callvote_ratios>

		<allow_challenge_download>True</allow_challenge_download>
		<autosave_replays>False</autosave_replays>
		<autosave_validation_replays>False</autosave_validation_replays>

		<referee_password></referee_password>
		<referee_validation_mode>0</referee_validation_mode>		<!-- value is 0 (only validate top3 players),  1 (validate all players) -->

		<use_changing_validation_seed>False</use_changing_validation_seed>
	</server_options>
This is my serversetup. Who can help me with this problem? I guess the addition of the
<ladder_serverlimit_max>60000</ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min>40000</ladder_serverlimit_min>

is in the good place, because the lower limit works.
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Zooz » 20 Jun 2008 00:00

It takes a while for the higher limit to take effect. Try again tomorrow.

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Graum » 20 Jun 2008 09:43

I have waited over night, and just restarted my server. But it is still 40.000-50.000 when i watch the serverlist.

Edit, i have waited 5 days now, and i am starting to wonder if i just didnt throw my coppers away...
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Graum » 24 Jun 2008 14:03

can't someone just post where to add


<ladder_serverlimit_max>60000</ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min>40000</ladder_serverlimit_min>


to your config, maybe i've placed it in the wrong position...
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Xymph » 24 Jun 2008 14:41

Graum wrote:can't someone just post where to add

<ladder_serverlimit_max>60000</ladder_serverlimit_max>
<ladder_serverlimit_min>40000</ladder_serverlimit_min>

to your config, maybe i've placed it in the wrong position...
You must use the latest dedicated server, build 2008-06-10, then you don't need to add those fields as they're already in the dedicated_cfg.txt file in the right place, and you only need to adjust the values.
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Graum » 24 Jun 2008 16:33

thank you so much xymph, that indeed solved the problem.
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by (GBR) Ðis-harmõny » 30 Jun 2008 16:45

indeed ty xymph works fine .. i didnt see the changes in cfg at first cause old dedi lol so i updated found the lines and was working fine..i so noob @ this ^^
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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by [RFR]DaD » 23 Jul 2008 06:20

ok our servers are not registered on the ladder it appears...is this why only the top 5 finishers receive ladder points. All these changes have totally confused me now.

Edit: nevermind the above, we have found the cause and corrected it. Rounds with only 1 round was the issue for us. Laps working near perfect, other than some continuing glitches as its not as popular for records etc.
Last edited by [RFR]DaD on 04 Oct 2008 18:10, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by nocturne » 30 Jul 2008 03:20

Just wondering... are there any specific limitations with the limit distributions? Could you run a 0-70k server? What would it cost in coppers? Or how about a 50k-90k server (more than a 20k point spread)?

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by Zooz » 30 Jul 2008 11:42

Yes, the limits are on the site where you pay for the servers. You can run max 20k spread, but you can also run less i think (70k-75k if you'd want that for some reason)

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Re: Ladder: 50K+ servers

Post by WipeOutSurfer » 15 Aug 2008 23:03

hi all ^^

can I adjust my ladder for 0 => 60.000 ( 0 => more).... for low lp players enter on my server?....


I buy 40k - 60k, but, player with < 40k lp, can´t enter on server.....

I config min ladder to 0 and max to 60.000, but it not function, only 40 - 60... its no good for my country, and my client players ....

its possible to use min 0 and max 60/70/90/100 :::???? (right I buy it with coppers, obviously! ^^)

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