sure I'll set up another test
I can do another test tonight around 9:00 eastern standard time if that works for those needing to test their connection ability. I will check my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
tonight a little before 9pm and if you send me an email saying you want to test, i will set it up for that time, or possibly a different time if you can't do it at 9pm. If for some reason I cant do it at 9pm, I will post on this thread and reply to any emails.
One of the problems I ran into, fyi, was that because I was the host and setting up the ip, in the same screen where I entered the IP I needed to hit "refresh" before I could see the ip in the list. After hitting refresh I was able to scroll down the list, find the correct ip in the list and double click it. that put me in the game. I don't think anyone else will run into this issue, but just in case, I am letting you know about it.
The other issue was I initially tried to set things up from behind a network. I have a home network of just 2 computers. I had to bypass the router and hook my computer directly into the DSL box for things to work. I imagine this will be the case for everyone, but I don't know. If you hope to connect to the game from a network, I strongly suggest you test it out in advance. I also strongly suggest that you turn off any firewalls or virus protection software to connect to the game, and exit any programs that are running in the background, some of which is to reduce lag, and some of which may make the difference from being able to connect and not being able to connect.
we are really hoping to resolve any technical problems that people may have connecting prior to Saturday night, so that we don't unnecessarily delay the gaming start time. some delay may be inevitable, but it at least seems possible at this point that we would start promptly at 9:30 Saturday night. last night's successful test allays my primary fear of not being able to get the game going with anyone. now it is just a question of whether specific people are going to have problems connecting. I hope not but we will be ready to work through whatever issues.
Looking forward to Saturday night. Hopefully, I won't seem like as much of a noob as I am sure I seemed last night. I got in a few lucky kills, but basically I was at the mercy of 0110 and the other guy who I think goes by the name "rjean" in this forum. I had to remember how to shoot and stuff because I only ever played Counterstrike once before like a year ago, and had not played Half-Life in years.
do try to use your forum name when you play. to change your name, you hit the "tilde" key right below the esc key and then type "name [your sager forum name here without the brackets]" and then press enter. other important commands are "Y" to send a message to everyone and "U" to send a message to your team, and "B" to buy stuff. now if 0110 will share his secret of how he is able to spray paint his personalized 0110 tag in the game, I will really look like I know what I am doing. Are we going to be able to play capture the flag by the way? ok this is quickly becoming the great American novel so . . .