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Thank you for verifying that the health reduction exists in CoD 4. It is sometimes hard to remember every specific cvar for a game that is 6 years old and 5 generations behind the latest iteration of the franchise.

In my haste I also forgot about his whole LAN thing, Considering my experience was always around providing Internet hosted game servers. Hope you accept that oversight.

As for getting around with admin you should be fine just sending commands to the console to switch maps. However, I would suggest trying out HLSW which can actually pull a list of the maps so you can simply double click the map to change it.

As for best maps for FFA I would have to say Crossfire and Strike.

Good luck,

lol .. waddya saying ? are you an old guy ? hehe... yah, the line about supplies threw me, I couldn't find it in any of my cfgs, but knew it was in cod5 and mw2 ... Not a problem, same here - adminned cod4 for the clan for too long ! COD4 is still a standard - just like UT back in the day - miss the mods and custom maps and redirects and spectator and rcon ..... that really worked.

Those 2 maps would be my picks for most competitive without the weirdness of other maps' design. IIRC, there's the map name and then there's the call up name. Also, when I was going thru my cod4 cfgs, I realized that until someone took the single server.cfg and blossomed it into 5 cfgs - each with its own specific aim - those lines the OP posted were not in the original single server cfg - the community had to tease it out when building the mods, by looking at the game files to see all of the game's commands.
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I set all the hardpoint settings to 0, but people still had access to artillery and helicopters. Did I miss something?
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you can't turn off hardpoints in a stock game. You have to use a mod - mods the ranks and settings so that they're changeable and adds some stuff - to be able to do that.

How long are the respawns ? IIRC, you had to place the respawn code below the hardcore code line and change the respawn time to a negative 1 to get an instant respawn. At least at the beginning of the game after its release.
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I had the respawns set to -1 and that seemed to be working fine.

What mod is it I need to use the hardpoint settings? Hopefully something simpler than the one Nitro mentioned that requires SQL.
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Ok, so you're running a dedi server. cool. A mod can be run to enable the automatic download of custom maps and mod files when a player connects to your Cod4 modded server. You're running your stock game from the main folder with its server.cfg, but with a mod, you can turn off a bunch of useless stuff like the hardpoints.

A modded server echoes the stock server, but places its mod files into a folder inside a new folder called - mods.

I'm most familar with v2 of the eXtreme mod by Joker and his crew. So .. when you say you're running a dedicated server, is it a standalone pc with cod4 installed ? Because with a dedi server, you gotta run a commandline ... and once you start up the server, it will start up a window, called a console.

I copy the contents of my cod4 folder to C drive, or another drive, or to desktop - rename that folder to, say - COD4. Right click on your desktop and create a new shortcut to that folder - the command line will be in the shortcut's target field. So wherever your dedicated server files are, you'll want this new shortcut to point to its install in the Target field. Example - C:\COD4\
note the slashes, won't work without them.
In the shortcut's Target field, that command line should read something like this, as an example -

C:\COD4\iw3mp.exe +set dedicated 1 +set sv_maxclients 10 +exec server.cfg +map_rotate +set fs_game mods/x4 +set punkbuster 0

The maxclients number should be set to your max number of players, so if you want 16 slots but only 10 show, no problem. You're covered.
Besides its a lan, and you're not connected to the internet, right ? So no pubbers, ah me, what a dream, populated server and no pubbers wink.gif

The command line is execing the server.cfg - and its pointing to the Mods folder, in particular, your x4 folder. And its all about whether you want Punkbuster on or not - but again, without an internet connection, that would be a fail ! no punkbuster, so its the honor system for you and your player buddies.


So let's create a new Mods folder inside your CoD4 folder, alongside the folder named main. Inside that Mods folder, make a new folder called x4.
Inside of that x4 folder will go the mod's files and folders, of which 1 file is called server.cfg - this cfg has settings that can be edited, you're going to burn your eyes out.

The rest of the cfgs are in the config folder - you'll need to edit those; there are some necessary files in the extreme and maps folder - nothing for you to edit in those 2 folders.

Ok, now every player on the lan will need the Mods folder and the x4 folder, and only 2 files in that x4 folder - the z_x4.iwd and the mod.ff files. That's it.

Start up your game server from the shortcut, see the console popup and the players should see the server in their game under Lan.

The server.cfg - you'll want to edit it on the appropriate line about your server being a LAN, and you'll want to turn off the Client Download Settings.

Anywhere you see a double slash - // - that comments out the line to its right. Now some lines are commented out because they serve as a description of the actual lines of code in that section of the server.cfg

So for example, set these 2 lines to 0 in that section about downloads, and leave the other 2 lines alone. You've turned off the download, so the other lines are not read by the server.

set sv_allowdownload "1"
seta sv_wwwDownload "1"

Just read the thru the cfgs and turn off what you want off by setting it to 0, and be aware that the eXtreme mod handsomely rewards killstreaks by adding many elements that were put into later versions of CoD4 by IW. You probably don't want access to those hardpoints either.

I'll pm ya the download of a fresh set of X4 v2 files, ok ? May not all work right off the bat, but I can hep ya ;-)
Edited by socketus - 9/30/13 at 10:13pm
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Wow that's a long post lol. The server we're running is a standalone dedicated server, but instead of a shortcut I have my command line in a batch file. We do have an internet connection for Steam authentication etc, but most of the ports are closed down so it doesn't get raped by people downloading stuff. We already have punkbuster turned off, because it seems to cause more complications than help. The server is set to LAN in the server config.

If I'm reading your post correctly, I need to move my server.cfg from the main folder to the x4 folder. Or perhaps I'd be better off just editing the one that comes with the mod?
There are a hell of a lot of settings I'm unfamiliar with in the configs, would I be safe to assume the values listed are the defaults for CoD4 or have these guys customized the settings?

You mention handsome rewards for killstreaks being added by the mod. I assume setting hardpoints to 0 will disable all of these?

You said I need people to download the mod files, yet I'm turning downloads off. How will they get the files?
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great news on the dedi server, that makes this so easy. Yah, use the server.cfg that comes with the mod, leave the server.cfg in the main folder alone, with that command line I gave you as an example, you'll just have to edit it to point to your current install. Leave the mod folder - x4 - alone and that part of it in the command line alone.

Now, for the files, you'll have to figure a way out for your players to get them, dropbox ... or show them my link I pm.ed you, and they can do the Mods folder create in their own COD4 install, and then insert the x4 mod folder inside the Mods folder.

Trying to keep it simple. Because you could run a redirect .. but that's another long post. So as far as the settings go, yes, simply find the hardpoints on/off line of code in the cfgs - find the wmdcontrol.cfg - and you'll see the Hardpoints section - just set the 1s to a 0 for all of those nice wmds - Joker has added a napalm strike, the gunship with 3 different sized guns, and the nuke, as in nuculeer bomb !!

You can see in the next few sections of that cfg that there is wmds on streak - leave it alone - UAV or radar, its already commented out - once you've disabled the Hardpoints individually, none of these sections will activate, even the lines that are uncommented.

Most of the cfgs have self explanatory instructions, what the codes are for, and IIRC, its mostly set up for stock play, apart from the hardpoints.

Maprotation.cfg is set up by default to run a mixed type rotation, comment that line -

// MIXED GAME TYPES
set sv_mapRotation "gametype dm map mp_killhouse

should look like this with the double slashes on the 2nd line

// MIXED GAME TYPES
//set sv_mapRotation "gametype dm map mp_killhouse

and then uncomment the TDM rotation above it. And if your players are all updated thru 1.7 patch, then the newer map paks will be playable, but I'm sure, like you said, you want the good maps.

Crash, Strike, Citystreets, crossfire and overgrown are the most popular maps.

gametypes.cfg - check your teamdeathmatch settings for time limit and scorelimit - whichever figure is reached first, ends the round.

There is a quick setup doc worth reading in the download, check it out, and let me know.
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It sounds like automating the distribution of the mod could require a bit of effort, but I've found over the last 10 years of running LANs that expecting the people in attendance to carry out even the simplest of tasks on their own is futile and only leads to frustration on my part. I think to save myself the grief at future events it would be best to put in the extra effort to automate the process.
So if you don't mind, could you run me through how to do it?
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Np. so you have a dedi server ... here's how I did it - let me understand how your system works. Dedi server - lan setup. Where are your players located ? in one place ? or .....

Not sure this will make a difference. Anyways, here's how I had my redirect setup for auto downloading of the files to players. The redirect is nothing more than a few folders on a website.

oh hey, look what I still have on my website - a cod4 server setup guide !

anyhoos, that Mods folder in the player's cod4 folder ? on your redirecg, make a folder called cod4
inside that folder, make another folder called mods
inside that folder, you upload the x4 folder with its 2 files.

In your x4 server.cfg - in the Client download settings, set to 1 the allowwdownload andthe wwwdownload,
and your baseurl will be the path to your redirect - as it is in the cfg, just point to your website and that redirect folder, called cod4

the problem is, I've never ran a lan that used a redirect, but in the same cfg, there is the Server Network Mode setting - change it to 1 for LAN.

What is usually the problem is getting your server to broadcast itself over the web, but maybe you can figure that out, since it sounds like you've run this lan before. In my experience, to run a server from my pc behind a router to broadcast over the internet, I had to use my local or lan ip address in the commandline.

Check out the guide, give it a whirl.
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