Assetto Corsa AC Server Setup

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Pasha Paterson, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Pasha Paterson

    Pasha Paterson Pro Driver Broadcaster

    I used to run AC servers on my old PC all the time, and just tried to set one up on the new PC, and I can't get it to connect.
    • Yes, I've opened/forwarded all the same ports in my router.
    • Yes, I've created passthrough rules in Windows Firewall. I've even tried disabling Windows Firewall completely.
    • I've rebooted both the router and Windows multiple times.
    I still get the dreaded error message telling me to check the port forwarding that I just verified is correct a hundred times.
    I'm beginning to wonder if the fabric of reality is unwinding around me. This worked flawlessly before.
     
  2. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    I seem to remember reading that there was a problem when trying to connect by LAN. Found this with a quick Google, not sure if it will help.
    https://www.racedepartment.com/threads/my-simple-guide-to-open-own-server.87334/
     
  3. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Does the server actually run and it's just connecting to it that's the problem?
     
  4. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    I had a server up and running when the multiplayer was first added without any issues.

    Just tried again today and when I run the accServer.bat file, it just pops up and window and closes again, so server doesn't even start.

    The fix for this is here
    https://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/acc-dedicated-server-dont-start.54475/

    Simply edit the accServer.bat file to

    Code:
    @echo off
    TITLE ACC Server
    echo Starting ACC Server...
    SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion
     for /f "skip=1 tokens=1-6 delims= " %%a in ('wmic path Win32_LocalTime Get Day^,Hour^,Minute^,Month^,Second^,Year /format:table') do (
           IF NOT "%%~f"=="" (
               set /a _d=10000 * %%f + 100 * %%d + %%a
               set /a _t=10000 * %%b + 100 * %%c + %%e
           )
       )
    
    echo Output is log/output%_d%_%_t%.log
    echo ACC Server running...
    .\bin\accServer.exe >log/output%_d%_%_t%.log 2> log/error/error%_d%_%_t%.log
    

    Changed mine to that, server is up and running now, joined and driven a lap.

    That server is still running at Zolder

    Named 'SRO Test' if you want to try to join it.
    I'll leave it running for the next couple of hours
     
  5. Flaviu Bozga

    Flaviu Bozga Pro Driver

    Joined to. Driven few laps. Everything was OK. I like more and more ACC :)
     
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  6. Ken Jagger

    Ken Jagger Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Andrew this thread is about AC not ACC.
     
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  7. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    :oops::oops::oops:

    I read the ACC thread, then read this one, and got confused :D

    You can move these to the ACC thread if you wish :)
     
  8. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member Donator

    Not a problem Andrew
     
  9. Nigel Middleton

    Nigel Middleton Administrator Staff Member Donator

    It can stay here.
     
  10. Pasha Paterson

    Pasha Paterson Pro Driver Broadcaster

    The server starts, tries to connect, and fails to connect.
     
  11. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    You have 3 difference services set in your firewall?

    services.png

    Then in the firewall rules, allowed all 3 services in the OUTBOUND and also all 3 services in the INBOUND rules (adding your IPv4 LAN address to all of them on the Inbound rule)

    Then in the server setup, your ports match those ports that you have opened?
    server.png
     
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  12. Flaviu Bozga

    Flaviu Bozga Pro Driver

    Sorry for the post. I also thought is ACC :eek:
     
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  13. Pasha Paterson

    Pasha Paterson Pro Driver Broadcaster

    Yeah, I've allowed all the ports through the router's firewall for both TCP and UDP. I've completely disabled both firewall and antivirus on my PC. I've set up the additional "let this application through" rules in Windows networking control panel. Every suggestion I've found online, I've tried, all together, and in various combinations. It still fails to connect, with the same error. :confused:
    The most frustrating thing is that I used to run servers on my old PC all the time. This one's just being dumb for some reason.
     
  14. Andrew Williams

    Andrew Williams Pro Driver

    Just one question, are you trying to start the server via the server manager?

    If so, that has never worked for me. (Black box pops up then disappears again)

    Instead, go to the server folder and run the acserver file to start the server (btw, you must press 'start server' on the server manager first to copy the relevant files to the cfg folder so the correct server starts)
     
  15. Pasha Paterson

    Pasha Paterson Pro Driver Broadcaster

    Tried, makes no difference.
    Something is clearly screwy on my network that is not allowing the traffic through to the server lobby even though every step has been taken to ensure that access is granted on my end. :mad:
     

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