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09-05-2005, 01:52 PM
Hi, I'm curious as to if anyone can help me with problems that I"m having with FSHost. Everytime I've tried to run it, it always gives me a red text message saying that it has failed to contact the master server. I go to check to see where it's trying to go, and it appears to be the chocolatesoftware, or what have you web site. I haven't modified that, and everywhere that I read, it sounds as if it just automatically is supposed to come up like that. I would like to learn more about this software so I am able to join some of the multiplayer adventures, but don't have any idea on what's supposed to happen next. I get the same type of message for the FSHost SPY thing too.
09-05-2005, 05:56 PM
You don't need FSHost to connect to any FSHost session. See FSHost as the server [wherever it maybe located] and yourself running Flightsim, as the client. All you do is connect your flightsim to the server using the IP address of the server.
<Hope that is clear enough for ya, let me know if not>
On the other note, if you are planning to set up FSHost to run as a server you will need all the necessary ports open to enable it to work properly. The red text is telling you that it cannot see the master server at chocolatesoftware.com BTW, This is a geniune address. This simply means that you will not be seen by others in FSHost spy. Doesn't necessarily mean your FSHost wont work but if that port aint open there is invariably another that wont be open on your router and may cause your FSHost not to work. If you go to the address. http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/fshost/ you will find all you need to know in the FAQ section, especially about the ports and loadsa other stuff.
Hope I have been of some assistance.
09-05-2005, 05:57 PM
Sounds like you have a possible port blocking problem. Check to see what port you have selected to register FSHost with the master server. It's on the same page where you select the checkbox to register with the master server. Whatever port is selected, make sure you have that port unblocked if you use a router and/or firewall. Other things you might try is turning off your firewall and see if you can connect. If so, then the firewall is likely the problem. You might also try bypassing your router (if applicable) to see if that fixes the problem. If you have a DSL modem, make sure it doesn't act like a router and if so, disable that function.
You could also try jumping on the teamspeak server (18.104.22.168 at the time of this posting) and if anyone is on there, you might ask to see if they can help.
09-05-2005, 06:15 PM
Just to add,
To test that it is a port problem, try changing the master server port to port 80 and see if that works.
That should tell if it is a port problem.
Hey Mike, How's it goin pal? Long time no speak, it seems :-)
09-05-2005, 06:49 PM
Yep, it has been a long time. Been traveling. Looking forward to getting back to flying with you.
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