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I set up a custom server based on the guide on the Wiki. I'm using a virtual private server hosted by Vultr. I am able to direct connect to my server and play using this command-- start steam://rungameid/393380/ +connect 18.104.22.168:7787 However the server is not showing up in the Squad in-game server browser. The server's name is simply, "[KG]". It is unlicensed, so I am looking on the Custom section of the in-game browser. Here is my Server.cfg file. The directive I assume is what gets my server to show up in the Server Browser is 'ShouldAdvertise' which is already set to 'true'. ServerName="[KG]" MaxPlayers=20 NumReservedSlots=2 IsLANMatch=false ShouldAdvertise=true NumPlayersDiffForTeamChanges=3 AllowTeamChanges=true PreventTeamChangeIfUnbalanced=true EnforceTeamBalance=true RejoinSquadDelayAfterKick=180 RecordDemos=false ServerMessageInterval=300 VehicleClaimingDisabled=true // Forced on for Licensed servers (Only OWI staff & qa are admins) AllowCommunityAdminAccess=false // Forced on for Licensed servers (Only OWI devs) AllowDevProfiling=false // ForceNonSeamlessTravelIntervalSeconds=43200 // 1 day What can I do to troubleshoot this further?
I have a suggestion. Show tickets left in the game browser selection screen. That way you don't have to join the map you've been waiting for 5 min, only to realize it has only 2 tickets left and the next map is not the one you like. Would be most appreciated.
Hello, I have windows 7 installed on my computer. In the beginning (first 2 months) since squad was released I had no issues with playing the game. It worked pretty well to be honest. Now 2 months ago, I first noticed there where only a few servers to choose from (about 2/3) that popped up in the server browser (in game). Now 1 month ago I starting to get FATAL ERROR message, and the game is shut down immediately when I try to browse servers (in game). I don't know where to find log files or any could anyone point me out where to find these. I know I have to search in the steamapp direactory but yeah where are these damn log files.... I want to provide data for the dev so they can fix it, I know a lot of others are having the same issue. I tried reinstalling, and steam integrity etc. etc. nothing works. Thanks.
Hi guys, So I just brought a server online. It's being hosted in a datacenter, and I'll just go ahead and say the specs aren't the issue. The server has been online for roughly 24 hours now, and I seem to be the only person I know that can see the server. The server is located in Canada and I'm in Georgia, so I don't have some direct connection or anything like that going on. On the server the port 7787/exes are allowed through the firewall, including the squad file in the binaries folder. Has anyone encountered this issue while hosting? Did I miss something in the server setup process/config for making the server play nicer with the browser? Both Screenshots taken at the exact same time - same filtering Server appears to be invisible for friends. Friend's Screen: My Screen: Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know whether or not this has been said yet, or if I am posting this feedback correctly but I didn't feel like taking the time to scroll through every topic in the forum, so here it is. I decided to say what the hell and bought Squad yesterday on Steam, I was a little hesitant because of the huge price tag for an early access alpha. I gotta say I do not feel that it was worth the money at this time since it is currently almost unplayable, I feel a little cheated. After downloading the game I went through all the first time set up crap via Steam and all seemed well, I get into the game and the menu comes up I go to the server browser, and there is NO filter, no recent history, no favorites, every server is a European server with 500+ ping. After constant refreshing and the server list changing like its having an identity crisis I find a US server with a good ping and space in the game, once I got into a game and actually started playing I loved it, game play is fun, communication system is awesome and the community is great. End round and I'm waiting for the next one to start and black screen followed by a crash, start up the game again, and steam still thinks its a first time set up every time I start the game, so it takes a good 3 min to actually start up. No servers once again, try to join one and the game crashes. After 15 minutes of updating the server list I find the US server I was on again, I join and 5 minutes later the round ends, game crashes. I spent $40 and out of my 3 hours on record I only have about an hour of game time, the rest is restarting the game, and fighting the server browser. I have no problem paying money for a good thing, but right now it is not good, and I just hope these issues are addressed very soon because right now I am warning my friends not to buy it when I would much rather recommend it, hopefully I am not the only one having these issues and they are recognized. Please fix the server browser.
Hey there, I can't seem to find any servers in my server browser, wether the official one nor the community one. I've read that some antivirus programms or firewalls block the game. I checked both my antivirus programm and my firewall for a possible cause. I've also added an additional exception for the squad exe in Norton. Nothing seems to work. Thanks for any help
Hi i recently got this game on steam. I manage to have fun but have a major issue with the servers browser. Look like i dont get all the server when i reffresh the server list... so i cant join the same server as my friend. Some time i get lucky and the server im looking for pop on the "small" list... even more lucky is when the server is not allready full. I have antivirus (Avira) i try to play with avira turned off... same problem. Im on window 7 and i dont have this issue with all my other game. I need help please! How can i have all the server when i clicl reffresh?
Not sure if this has already been suggested, though I did a quick search in the forum search bar... Will Squad be getting the Squad Spy anytime soon? I.e., be able to view the server browser from your internet browser similar to (or exactly like) the PRSPY?
Sup' everyone, So I think that a lot of the things that I will talk about in this post might have been talked about between the devs, but I havent seen anything about it on the forums. So what i'd like to talk about is the -Main menu & options -Add friends in-game -Create squads First of all i'd like to talk about the options i'd personally like to see in the main menu, and for that I have made a small concept main menu. ((BACKGROUND IMAGE BY MELBO SEE THREAD http://forums.joinsquad.com/topic/250-melbos-thread-of-war-stuff/ )) Above you can see a main menu as I personally love them. Giving a lot of information and options in a clean format. First of all we've got the option 'quik match' which I think everyone is familiar with, this just allowes you to instantly join a game on your own if you do not want to join a specific server / just dont care. You would be able to select an amount of players, which mode, and which maps you would like to play. After that we have the option 'play with friends' which also kind of speaks for itself, this would allow you to create a squad and invite friends before you even enter a server. This way you could just hang around in the lobby waiting for all your friends to arrive and drop into action together. The squadleader (creator of the squad) can invite,kick, and give other players the right to invite so they can invite their friends. I'd like to see the option to invite friends in-game so I dont have to add them on steam if I don't want to. After that we have the good old 'server browser' no explanation needed there. Im sure it will include all information and options such as 'history' (shows previously played servers) 'favorites' (shows servers you have added to your favorit list) 'friends' (shows the servers your friends are playing on) and ofcourse the 'internet' (shows all servers) which should show your ping, if its locked or not , current players / max players, mode, map name, how far in to the round the server is, and maybe even if a friend is playing on it, or if you have previously joined it. Than we have the 'statistics' option, now I dont know if this game will keep track of your kills, deaths, revives, if it will have leaderboards of some sort? But if it did, i'd definetly like to have the option to see all your stats, maybe even your friends stats. The option 'manual' speaks for itself too, i'd like to have a link on the main menu to a .pdf or a forum thread with the full manual in there. An option 'forums' to quickly reach the forums from the main menu. 'credits' and 'quit' explain themselves. Besides all of this, i'd love to see this image from melbo be the background on the game menu. I absolutely frikin love this image it would just need a few adjustments. I know most of this stuff is obvious, and will probably be in the game, anyways let me know if you like or dont like some of the options I gave here, and if you miss anything on this list. cheers, TickL Me Tibbers