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Metamoth741 Apr 17, 2017 @ 9:15pm
OFFICIAL: Dedicated Server Bug Reports
Hi there! Please post any bugs you've been seeing in a Dedicated Server here. If possible, please fill in all the requested details in the below template. This will help us to reproduce and track down the bug you've found.

Path: (location in game, e.g. In-Game, Main menu, Inventory, ect.)

Description:
(Description of the bug)

Expected result:
(What should happen if the bug didn't exist)

Repro rate:
(How many times can you reproduce the bug?)

Steps to Reproduce:
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4.
5.

Note:
(Any extra info)

(Attach a DxDiag.txt if it relates to your hardware)


Computer Specs
OS(and build):
GPU:
Driver:
CPU:
Ram:

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INFORM US OF THE PRESENCE OF ANY MOD OR 3RD PARTY SOFTWARE YOU MAY BE USING, THIS CAN AFFECT THE GAMEPLAY AND CAUSE ISSUES WE OTHERWISE WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND IF WE ARE NOT INFORMED (IE: ModAPI, or any other kind of Trainer, etc)
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Jasper Stevens Apr 18, 2017 @ 2:51pm 
Path: Animations

Description:
Upon revival of a player who fell to their death, their animations were bugged. They stayed in the pose in the screenshot regardless of if they were running or jumping.

Expected result:
The animations appear normally

Repro rate:
Once

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a player jump off of a cliff and die in a place where you can revive them
2. Revive the player and observe if their animation is bugged or not

Screenshot:
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/159158563361097306/D39A7972A866CC20882435C7D635B73B84BB90BD/
Gun Tech. Apr 18, 2017 @ 3:44pm 
When I try to join a non-password protected server, an admin password box is shown, and my only option is to click the new button. When I click it, the screen is mirrored vertically :) and I have to Alt-F4 to quit. When starting the game again, my graphics settings in the launcher are suddenly set to Ultra Low.

This is in Dedicated (Internet).

I have screenshots if you want :) but I think the description is clear. You said there will be an update, so I'll just wait for the good stuff. :)
Gun Tech. Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:32pm 
Originally posted by Gun Tech.:
When I try to join a non-password protected server, an admin password box is shown, and my only option is to click the new button. When I click it, the screen is mirrored vertically :) and I have to Alt-F4 to quit. When starting the game again, my graphics settings in the launcher are suddenly set to Ultra Low.

This is in Dedicated (Internet).

I have screenshots if you want :) but I think the description is clear. You said there will be an update, so I'll just wait for the good stuff. :)
.ca server worked. p.s. Some of the servers have 0/0 players instead of 0/8 or 0/16. Probably incorrectly setup then, anyway interesting symptoms :)
zzangae Apr 18, 2017 @ 7:43pm 
Description:
The forest tool Dedicated server has a problem. The black screen came out and I tried to overcome the situation while watching the long time, but it does not get better. How do I resolve this black screen?

Exception : InvalidCaseException : cannot cast from source type to destination type. Udpkit.UdpEvent.As[UdpEvenStartDone] ()


Expected result:
.log message

Log : SteamManager - Awake
Log : Steam Started OnEnable
Log : Started
Log : GameServer. InitSafe success : 27015
Log : Set a LogOnAnonymous
Log : Connected to Steam successfully
Log : The Forest Server is VAC Secure!
Log : Game server StemID : 90xxxxxx
Log : CoopSteamManager Initialize
Log : CoopLobby. LeaveActive instance =
Log : CanResume: False. BoltNetwork:True. isServer:True. StartGameSetup:New
Log : ***** Game Activation Sequence *****
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 0 (GameStartType=New)
Log : PlayerPrefernces. Load

Error : Trying to reload asset from disk that is not stored on disk

Log : InitMaterial Starfield

Exception : NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object TheForest.Utils.Input.GetButtonDown (System.String button) TriggerCutScene.Update()

Dedicated Server Running
Addredd :
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 1 : enable Astar
Log : Starting autosave started
Log : starting enemy spawn

log message stop. black screen Theforest.


Repro rate:
Try it many times. About 10 times.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. The forest Dedicated server running
2. black screen
3.
4.
5.

Computer Specs
OS(and build): windows 10 64bit
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti 3GB (Galaxy)
Driver: Nvidia 381.65
CPU: Intel I7-2600K
Ram: samsung 16GB
Last edited by zzangae; Apr 19, 2017 @ 1:31am
MrBlik007 Apr 19, 2017 @ 4:03am 
Originally posted by zzangae:
Description:
The forest tool Dedicated server has a problem. The black screen came out and I tried to overcome the situation while watching the long time, but it does not get better. How do I resolve this black screen?

Exception : InvalidCaseException : cannot cast from source type to destination type. Udpkit.UdpEvent.As[UdpEvenStartDone] ()


Expected result:
.log message

Log : SteamManager - Awake
Log : Steam Started OnEnable
Log : Started
Log : GameServer. InitSafe success : 27015
Log : Set a LogOnAnonymous
Log : Connected to Steam successfully
Log : The Forest Server is VAC Secure!
Log : Game server StemID : 90xxxxxx
Log : CoopSteamManager Initialize
Log : CoopLobby. LeaveActive instance =
Log : CanResume: False. BoltNetwork:True. isServer:True. StartGameSetup:New
Log : ***** Game Activation Sequence *****
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 0 (GameStartType=New)
Log : PlayerPrefernces. Load

Error : Trying to reload asset from disk that is not stored on disk

Log : InitMaterial Starfield

Exception : NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object TheForest.Utils.Input.GetButtonDown (System.String button) TriggerCutScene.Update()

Dedicated Server Running
Addredd :
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 1 : enable Astar
Log : Starting autosave started
Log : starting enemy spawn

log message stop. black screen Theforest.


Repro rate:
Try it many times. About 10 times.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. The forest Dedicated server running
2. black screen
3.
4.
5.

Computer Specs
OS(and build): windows 10 64bit
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti 3GB (Galaxy)
Driver: Nvidia 381.65
CPU: Intel I7-2600K
Ram: samsung 16GB


Similar problem here...

I can find my Server and it says 0/0 players. When I join nothing happens, only black screen.

My Log:
_____________________________________________________________________________

Log: Starting dedicated server

Log: Dedicated server info:
IP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, steamPort:8766, gamePort:27015, queryPort:27016
players:8, admin password:'yes', password:'yes', autosave interval:15

Log: Game setup: Standard Multiplayer Server, New Peaceful game, slot Slot1

Log: SteamManager - Awake

Error: [Steamworks.NET] SteamAPI_Init<> failed. Refer to Valve's documentation or the comment above this line for more information.

Log: SteamManager OnEnable

Log: Started.

Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 242760
Log: GameServer_InitSafe success: 27015

Log: Set a LogOnAnonymous
_____________________________________________________________________________

I am hosting the server on a dedicated machine, not on my PC. SteamCMD and normal Steam are running (I do not own The Forest on my Steam server account).

Server Specs:
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
GPU: /
Driver: /
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K
RAM: 32GB DDR3
Last edited by MrBlik007; Apr 19, 2017 @ 4:19am
Jasper Stevens Apr 19, 2017 @ 5:41am 
Originally posted by MrBlik007:
Originally posted by zzangae:
Description:
The forest tool Dedicated server has a problem. The black screen came out and I tried to overcome the situation while watching the long time, but it does not get better. How do I resolve this black screen?

Exception : InvalidCaseException : cannot cast from source type to destination type. Udpkit.UdpEvent.As[UdpEvenStartDone] ()


Expected result:
.log message

Log : SteamManager - Awake
Log : Steam Started OnEnable
Log : Started
Log : GameServer. InitSafe success : 27015
Log : Set a LogOnAnonymous
Log : Connected to Steam successfully
Log : The Forest Server is VAC Secure!
Log : Game server StemID : 90xxxxxx
Log : CoopSteamManager Initialize
Log : CoopLobby. LeaveActive instance =
Log : CanResume: False. BoltNetwork:True. isServer:True. StartGameSetup:New
Log : ***** Game Activation Sequence *****
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 0 (GameStartType=New)
Log : PlayerPrefernces. Load

Error : Trying to reload asset from disk that is not stored on disk

Log : InitMaterial Starfield

Exception : NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object TheForest.Utils.Input.GetButtonDown (System.String button) TriggerCutScene.Update()

Dedicated Server Running
Addredd :
Log : Game Activation Sequence step 1 : enable Astar
Log : Starting autosave started
Log : starting enemy spawn

log message stop. black screen Theforest.


Repro rate:
Try it many times. About 10 times.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. The forest Dedicated server running
2. black screen
3.
4.
5.

Computer Specs
OS(and build): windows 10 64bit
GPU: Nvidia GTX 660Ti 3GB (Galaxy)
Driver: Nvidia 381.65
CPU: Intel I7-2600K
Ram: samsung 16GB


Similar problem here...

I can find my Server and it says 0/0 players. When I join nothing happens, only black screen.

My Log:
_____________________________________________________________________________

Log: Starting dedicated server

Log: Dedicated server info:
IP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, steamPort:8766, gamePort:27015, queryPort:27016
players:8, admin password:'yes', password:'yes', autosave interval:15

Log: Game setup: Standard Multiplayer Server, New Peaceful game, slot Slot1

Log: SteamManager - Awake

Error: [Steamworks.NET] SteamAPI_Init<> failed. Refer to Valve's documentation or the comment above this line for more information.

Log: SteamManager OnEnable

Log: Started.

Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 242760
Log: GameServer_InitSafe success: 27015

Log: Set a LogOnAnonymous
_____________________________________________________________________________

I am hosting the server on a dedicated machine, not on my PC. SteamCMD and normal Steam are running (I do not own The Forest on my Steam server account).

Server Specs:
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
GPU: /
Driver: /
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K
RAM: 32GB DDR3

You need to have steam running on the system that is hosting the server and own "The Forest" with the host account.
The following message appears when steam isn't running or the account does not own the forest:
Error: [Steamworks.NET] SteamAPI_Init<> failed. Refer to Valve's documentation or the comment above this line for more information.

I'm pretty sure needing steam running on the server box is a bug which they are working to resolve.
Last edited by Jasper Stevens; Apr 19, 2017 @ 6:31am
chinagreenelvis Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:30am 
Path: Dedicated Servers List

Description:
Same-machine dedicated server doesn't show if the server executable is launched through the Steam tools library list. The server will only show up if the server executable is launched directly. Unfortunately, launching the server directly causes Steam Friends to think that "The Forest" is being played and displays "In-Game: The Forest" instead of "In-Game: The Forest Dedicated Server".

Expected result:
The same-machine server should show up in the dedicated server list when launched through Steam. Launching the server executable directly should not cause Steam to think that "The Forest" is being played. (The DS should be disentangled from Steam entirely, but I'm not sure that's even possible.)

Repro rate:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Properly configure Server.cfg and launch The Forest Dedicated Server through Steam, Steam Friends will display that the user is playing "The Forest Dedicated Server"
2. Launch The Forest (either through Steam or through the executable)
3. Select co-op, join, and dedicated server (the server will not be displayed)
4. Close everything and repeat steps 1-3 but launch the server executable directly instead
5. The server will now appear in the client list, but prior to step 2, Steam will display that the user is playing "The Forest" in the Steam Friends list

Note:
None

Computer Specs
OS(and build): Windows 7 64-bit
MycroftCanadaNS Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:42am 
It's not loading the save.

I have checked the cfg, and it says continue, not new, and I have saved it to slot 1 manually, and let the timer save the game.

Still only asks to start new so it's not loading the saves, and allowing to continue on.

I looked into the dedi folder to see if the save is present, and it is.

Is there a way to force the load of the server save?
Last edited by MycroftCanadaNS; Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:49am
Metamoth741 Apr 19, 2017 @ 2:32pm 
Originally posted by MycroftCanadaNS:
It's not loading the save.

I have checked the cfg, and it says continue, not new, and I have saved it to slot 1 manually, and let the timer save the game.

Still only asks to start new so it's not loading the saves, and allowing to continue on.

I looked into the dedi folder to see if the save is present, and it is.

Is there a way to force the load of the server save?

Unfortunately, because of the way co-op hosting works, existing saved character inventories and stats will not transfer for the host if you just copy over a p2p save file - client inventory is tracked differently from host, and as all players joining a dedicated server are treated as clients, the host's items cannot be accessed by clients.
chinagreenelvis Apr 19, 2017 @ 6:09pm 
I've tested new saves on a dedicated server and they work as long as the server gets a chance to make it's own autosave.
i2skoopsofbeast Apr 19, 2017 @ 7:18pm 
Path: In-Game

Description:
Unable to play on Dedicated Server on the same LAN, I have a server that is running the forest dedicated server on the same network as my primary gaming machine, I can see my dedicated server in the "Dedicated (Internet)" browser in game, I can join and it will do 1 of 2 different things:
1. Connecting Client will appear then after a few minutes I will be thrown back to the main menu
2. I get in the game and can move around/pickup items. I however can't see other players in the players list (always says 1/8 players) where my friends see 7/8 players and whenever I try to build anything from the survival guide it places then disappears after a few seconds. I can also hear other players actions and see objects flying around when they move them. Then after ~5min I get pushed back to the main menu without an error.
I uninstalled, reinstalled, tried on another machine, tried on another account, all with the same issue and everyone else can connect to my server except me. All firewall ports are open and every other game server I have for different games connect perfectly.

Expected result:
Join my dedicated server in the Dedicated (Internet) list and can see other players and play the game

Repro rate:
Everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a dedicated server on the same network
2. Launch "The Forest" game client on a computer on the same network
3. Find the server name in the "Dedicated (Internet)" list
4. Click "Join" > Click "Join"
5. Either loads in without seeing anyone and pushes back to the main menu or says connecting client then pushes back to the main menu


Computer Specs
OS(and build): Windows 10 Pro N
GPU: Titan X (Pascal)
Driver: 381.78
CPU: i7-6900k @ 4.4GHz
Ram: 128GB
Originally posted by i2skoopsofbeast:
Path: In-Game

Description:
Unable to play on Dedicated Server on the same LAN, I have a server that is running the forest dedicated server on the same network as my primary gaming machine, I can see my dedicated server in the "Dedicated (Internet)" browser in game, I can join and it will do 1 of 2 different things:
1. Connecting Client will appear then after a few minutes I will be thrown back to the main menu
2. I get in the game and can move around/pickup items. I however can't see other players in the players list (always says 1/8 players) where my friends see 7/8 players and whenever I try to build anything from the survival guide it places then disappears after a few seconds. I can also hear other players actions and see objects flying around when they move them. Then after ~5min I get pushed back to the main menu without an error.
I uninstalled, reinstalled, tried on another machine, tried on another account, all with the same issue and everyone else can connect to my server except me. All firewall ports are open and every other game server I have for different games connect perfectly.

Expected result:
Join my dedicated server in the Dedicated (Internet) list and can see other players and play the game

Repro rate:
Everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a dedicated server on the same network
2. Launch "The Forest" game client on a computer on the same network
3. Find the server name in the "Dedicated (Internet)" list
4. Click "Join" > Click "Join"
5. Either loads in without seeing anyone and pushes back to the main menu or says connecting client then pushes back to the main menu


Computer Specs
OS(and build): Windows 10 Pro N
GPU: Titan X (Pascal)
Driver: 381.78
CPU: i7-6900k @ 4.4GHz
Ram: 128GB
Do you have, or have you had any mods installed on the gaming rig you are joining the server with?
Originally posted by i2skoopsofbeast:
Path: In-Game

Description:
Unable to play on Dedicated Server on the same LAN, I have a server that is running the forest dedicated server on the same network as my primary gaming machine, I can see my dedicated server in the "Dedicated (Internet)" browser in game, I can join and it will do 1 of 2 different things:
1. Connecting Client will appear then after a few minutes I will be thrown back to the main menu
2. I get in the game and can move around/pickup items. I however can't see other players in the players list (always says 1/8 players) where my friends see 7/8 players and whenever I try to build anything from the survival guide it places then disappears after a few seconds. I can also hear other players actions and see objects flying around when they move them. Then after ~5min I get pushed back to the main menu without an error.
I uninstalled, reinstalled, tried on another machine, tried on another account, all with the same issue and everyone else can connect to my server except me. All firewall ports are open and every other game server I have for different games connect perfectly.

Expected result:
Join my dedicated server in the Dedicated (Internet) list and can see other players and play the game

Repro rate:
Everytime

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a dedicated server on the same network
2. Launch "The Forest" game client on a computer on the same network
3. Find the server name in the "Dedicated (Internet)" list
4. Click "Join" > Click "Join"
5. Either loads in without seeing anyone and pushes back to the main menu or says connecting client then pushes back to the main menu


Computer Specs
OS(and build): Windows 10 Pro N
GPU: Titan X (Pascal)
Driver: 381.78
CPU: i7-6900k @ 4.4GHz
Ram: 128GB
Also could it possibly be some issues with your port configs? Could perhaps be causing one of the machines to interfere with the other, etc?
chinagreenelvis Apr 19, 2017 @ 8:25pm 
Still can't get the server to show up in the lists if it's launched through Steam. Server won't connect to Steam if a token is specified (and launched through Steam). Works with or without a token when started directly.

Also, when can we expect mic support through the servers?
toughy Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:21pm 
Do we really need a separate account owning the game to run it on a Windows Server box? Is there an official statement?
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