Serious Sam 3: BFE
lachgesicht Oct 28, 2012 @ 2:50am
dedicated server only lan
everytime i start a server using server gui 3 or by just clicking the dedi server icon it only starts up lan servers and not internet servers , what am i doint wrong here if someone could enlighten me please
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AlenL  [developer] Oct 28, 2012 @ 3:13am 
You mean that it only appears in the list of LAN servers? Perhaps your router/NAT is somehow not allowing the Steam master server to ping your server, which would cause it not to appear on the list (as it seems down).
lachgesicht Oct 28, 2012 @ 4:20am 
router setttings:
Security Settings (Firewall)

The Device provides extensive firewall protection by restricting connection parameters to limit the risk of hacker attack, and defending against a wide array of common attacks.


NAT Settings

Network Address Translation (NAT) allows multiple users at your local site to access the Internet through a single public IP address or multiple public IP addresses. NAT can also prevent hacker attacks by mapping local addresses to public addresses for key services such as the Web or FTP.


is this ok?

is there a possibility to check if the master server ping me?
ChrisW Oct 28, 2012 @ 3:31pm 
If you mean it only shows up in the lan tab under the Steam server list, that is normal if you are on the same lan. It will show up under the internet tab for everyone else. I believe the game will also show up as lan. If you tell us the name of your server, we can tell you if it is visible on the internet.
Zaphod Nov 13, 2012 @ 7:10pm 
If you are trying to start a DEDICATED server then you will need to go into your router setup and make sure the ports are being forwarded to the computer you have your server running on, or else your game will not show up for other folks on server lists. SS3 by default uses ports 27015 and 27016. 27015 is for telnet, 27016 is used for game connection to the outside world, so you might as well forward both (to whatever the INTERNAL IP is for your server computer, for example If you don't have the ports forwarded, then what you will see in your network server list is a LAN-only connection to your server.

If it's configured correctly you will see 2 connections - LAN and internet. If you're only seeing 1 connection on your own server, then nobody else will be able to join your game over the internet. Note that this has nothing to do with firewall settings!
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Date Posted: Oct 28, 2012 @ 2:50am
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