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catowonky

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After creating a server using what I thought was my IP address I found out that it was typed in wrong. Now it just defaults to the wrong one every time I try to play it. There seems to be no way to create a new one or edit it. I only get "start server" or "start client" options. There seems to be no way to get back to "create server" option.


catowonky

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art1.jpg  art2.jpg  art3.jpg That is not my IP address. How do you change that? 
davisn456

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It sounds like your DHCP has been disabled. That IP being displayed should be assigned by your router, not by Artemis. However, if that's not the case, look in the Artemis.ini file. You'll see an entry for the server address in there. Try deleting the IP that's in there, and then re-launch the game.
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Are you trying to connect two computers to each other across a router, or are you trying to run Artemis in two windows on the same machine?

Keep in mind that if you are on the Internet, and have been assigned an IP address by your provider, that is NOT the IP address you want to use. It is possible to connect Artemis across the Internet, but that's not what you are trying to do here. You want to use the router address. Again, the address in your artemis.ini file may be interfering with that.
catowonky

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Hello, one computer, one screen. I just want to play around and see if I even like it before I spend money to get the multiple computer version. But, no love so far.
Fish Evans

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if its on the same machine try localhost in the address field if its on a seperat machine then try shutting down the firewall on the sever machine. finaly to varify the machines local IP take the following steps


  1. Click on the Start menu and type cmd. When you see the cmd applications in Start menu panel, click it or just press enter.
  2. A command line window will open. Type ipconfig and press enter.
  3. You'll see a bunch of information, but the line you want to look for is "IPv4 Address." The number across from that text is your local IP address.

this is only usefull for LAN gameing, playing over the internet will require getting you external IP (simply google my ip) and also clearing your router to allow and route traffic on port 2010 to the local IP that the server is hosting on.
catowonky

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Thanks, I will try that. I'm going through Steam and not just pirating it.
ryleyra

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The localhost trick should work, on the PC at least. Make sure both client and server are running, I would suggest selecting 640x480 windowed mode so you can put the windows side by side. Don't minimize the server screen, that will cause it to pause, and the connection will fail.

Start up the server first, don't click on a game yet, then go to the client, enter "localhost" and select Helm. When you see your little ship appear there on the server, and it changes as you change your ship selection, you are connected.

If you're going to play solo, you will need to play two consoles on the same client. Select both Helm and Weapons. Click Ready to Play and then select a game and click Start on the server. You will see the Helm console on one window and the view of your ship on the other.

Playing solo is pretty hard. You will have to switch back and forth between the Helm and Weapons tabs in order to control your ship. It may help to use the keyboard shortcuts instead of the screen interface. Basically, select Weapons, and then use WASD to turn and accelerate/decelerate, and 1, 2, 3 and 4 to set Warp speed. (space to stop) You can then use the buttons on screen to select targets, load your torpedoes, and fire at the enemy.

You might also download one of the control configurations on this board for use of a joystick, it will make things MUCH easier. In particular, some keys have dual purposes (for instance, 1, 2, 3 and 4 will also change your torpedo selection, but you can ignore that) so even if you don't use a joystick, you may want to edit controls.ini.

Once you've had a chance to check out the game, if you'd like to play with friends, then you'll need to get a router. You can play across the Internet just fine, though, and a router isn't needed for that. Personally, though, I think this game is best played with everyone in the same room, all shouting at each other and gesturing at the big screen. [biggrin]

Note that if you have wireless in your home, that automatically comes with a router. You just need to configure it to assign an IP, and make sure your Artemis configuration isn't overriding that.

catowonky

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Hello,
For whatever reason when I try and connect to server I get a failure to connect no matter what I put in. This, as it turns out, is false. I have to click the first opened Artemis screen (the one I started a server with before reopening the game another time to play) and then it decides I qualify to play it. Then it all works fine. That is a bit odd, but whatever.
Thank you all for the help.
ryleyra

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I'm glad you got it to work. It is a bit odd that the server can't be made to run in the background, but it doubles as the Mainscreen, as well, so you really need that additional screen.

The game is really made to be played on multiple computers, although you can play it in multiple windows in a pinch.
jgreene@greenemyst.com

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Make certain you select windowed mode for the Server or it may fail to run in the background somewhat randomly. It is I believe a DirectX 9 'feature'... full screen non-windowed apps seem to hit a wall when certain graphics calls get made.
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