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Unable to access Dedicated Server unless its owner is in game


Pyro1971
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So, a friend has created a dedicated server but we are experiencing a minor issue with access.

- he has set up the server on a separate laptop to his main pc

- it is the latest version of the standard/basic game without any mods running on windows 10

- anti-cheat is enabled, we have a password to access

 

Issue is as follows

- while the dedicated server is running but he is not logged in the game with a character, the server is still visible to him on the public server browser list but not to me

- I am also unable to enter the game by direct IP address at this stage

- when he starts to enter the server on his main PC the server will then become immediately visible to me on the list and I can enter the game without issue and without needing an invite etc. (he doesn't need to be fully in game for this, his PC just needs to be in the joining the game stage for that server)

- he can then log out, close the game at his end, leave the server running, and I can continue to play without issue and without out him either online or in-game.

- if I then exit the game the same issue immediately occurs whereas I can not locate the server on the list or log in by direct IP until he re-enters the game again.

 

I can only assume it may be a settings issue but cannot find this specific issue in the forums or any other source.

Will be able to get server/game logs or other setting info from him if required

Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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  • 2 weeks later...

You got it solved? If not, check the sticky thread in general support and read about the ports that need to be opened for 7D2D. It looks more like a router problem than a server problem

 

 

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