Veteran Reporting for Duty
Recently I decided to start playing Quake III E+ again after a break that lasted about 4 - 6 years. I see a lot has changed since then, which is also the reason I'm creating this thread. You see, back when I played, I believe it was still version 1.03 I used to be really into all this server administration, modding, you know, all that jazz. But now, after this long time, my memory seems to fail me.
The problem is, my server isn't appearing in the server browser, even though people can connect to it from the console. Even when favorited it says the destination is "unreachable". However, it seems like this is dynamic meaning that sometimes it appears in the browser, other times it doesn't. I've had a few random players joining, so obviously someone is able to see it sometimes.
While that isn't really a problem, even though it could be nice a little publicity, I've other concerns too. My friends, which I play with, seems to have a very variable amount of ping/packet loss, even though we all live in the same country, and some of us even live almost next door.
I've all the ports forwarded, I've tried hosting it on different PCs but nothing seems to work.
Does anyone have clue? Or is there some complete guide to setting up a nice server that runs perfectly?
Thanks in advance,