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Testing the waters here to see if there would interest in having a 24/7 Contract Jack server hosted by UnityHQ.

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  • 1 month later...

The server has been up and running for a couple weeks now (took a break = delay to posting this)

Let me know how it's working for everyone. 

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18 hours ago, orion98 said:

Does not work

 

Can you be more specific? Others have said they got on it just fine. 

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This multiplayer method works, but it has bugs and is inconvenient (compared to Qtracker):
1. Servers are not visible in the standard Multiplayer menu of the game.
The servers can be seen in the launcher window, for this you need to install CJ_MPL_v1.exe from URA. https://nolfgirl.net/Unityhq/forums/files/file/78-multiplayer-launcher/
Note:
Qtracker allowed to connect to the server through the standard Multiplayer menu of the game without CJ_MPL_v1.exe

2. It is also necessary to set the hosts file in C : \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc, otherwise the constant error message “Client MFC application error"
Note:
Qtracker also required to set hosts to C : \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc

3. After connecting to the server, the mouse pointer moves only up and down and cannot move left and right. You need to connect to the server several times to fix this error, or connect using the Command Line.
Note:
Qtracker had no such error.

The way to connect to the server using this method (see my next post for a more reliable way) :
1. Install CJ_MPL_v1.exe from URA. https://nolfgirl.net/Unityhq/forums/files/file/78-multiplayer-launcher/
2. Copy the hosts file to  C : \ Windows \ System32 \ drivers \ etc
The hosts file can be downloaded, for example, from here https://www.moddb.com/games/contract-jack/downloads/package-online-multilingual-2014
The hosts file is located in the folder "Archive \ Fix Multiplayer \ Fix Multiplayer by Sierra"
3. Start the game, press the button with the round arrow, select the required server from the list of servers and write down its address and port, for example   89.179.73.50:27888   or   3.90.249.211:29887
4. Then copy the selected address and port to the launcher command line, for example:
-GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 89.179.73.50:27888
Or
-GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 3.90.249.211:29887
In the launcher, you must specify "Always pass Command Line"
5. Start the game, press PLAY, you connect to the server.

P.S.
Instead of the hosts file, you can use Spawn's GameSpy.dll  method ... but it doesn't work for me, although it works well for Qtracker.

https://nolfgirl.net/Unityhq/forums/files/file/188-qtracker-for-contract-jack/

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On 10/21/2021 at 2:28 AM, Eliteone said:

It has Spawn's dll file and URA's launcher. 

To play on the server, Players do not need to install additional software ... or dll-files or hosts-files ...

Simple way to connect to Contract JACK server:
(1) Install the game.
    DO NOT install any additional software.

(2) This link will give you a list of Contract JACK servers
http://sficlan.net/nolf2servers/cj_servers.php?action=list
For example, today you will receive the following information from this link:
[Server1] Name = "CJ Deathmatch_DM2" Address = "89.179.73.50:27888" Mod = "Retail"
[Server2] Name = "UnityHQ.net" Address = "3.90.249.211:29887" Mod = "Retail"
[Server3] Name = "ura.exofire.net" Address = "38.27.141.246:27888" Mod = "Retail"

Here the expression Mod = "Retail" means that this is the official version of the game (without the mod). The server "ura.exofire.net" is not active now.

(3) If you will be playing on only one server, then copy the address and port of this server into the Command Line of the launcher and check "Always pass the Command Line"
For example, to connect to the "UnityHQ" server:
-GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 3.90.249.211:29887
Or, to connect to a second server:
-GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 89.179.73.50:27888

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(4) If you will be playing on several servers, then after completing p. (2) copy the two Contract JACK shortcuts to the Desktop, rename one shortcut as UnityHQ and the other as SERVER2
In the properties of the UnityHQ shortcut add -GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 3.90.249.211:29887
In the properties of the UnityHQ shortcut, it will look like this (if the game is on drive D):
"D:\Program Files (x86)\Sierra\Contract JACK\ContractJack.exe" -GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 3.90.249.211:29887
In the properties of the SERVER2 shortcut add -GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 89.179.73.50:27888
In the properties of the SERVER2 shortcut, it will look like this:
"D:\Program Files(x86)\Sierra\Contract JACK\ContractJack.exe" -GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 89.179.73.50:27888

To connect to the UnityHQ server use the UnityHQ shortcut, to connect to the second server use the SERVER2 shortcut

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 URA's launcher CJ_MPL_v1.exe  https://nolfgirl.net/Unityhq/forums/files/file/78-multiplayer-launcher/ makes changes to the Registry, and these changes are NOT removed after the game is uninstalled.
If you installed URA's CJ_MPL_v1.exe, then to completely clear the Registry after uninstalling the game, delete these Registry lines as well:

For Windows [64 bit] remove these Registry lines:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{374CAB30-2F61-4439-9A4A-24D3AEA2960A}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]

For Windows  [32 bit] remove these Registry lines:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{374CAB30-2F61-4439-9A4A-24D3AEA2960A}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]

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4 hours ago, orion98 said:

 URA's launcher CJ_MPL_v1.exe  https://nolfgirl.net/Unityhq/forums/files/file/78-multiplayer-launcher/ makes changes to the Registry, and these changes are NOT removed after the game is uninstalled.
If you installed URA's CJ_MPL_v1.exe, then to completely clear the Registry after uninstalling the game, delete these Registry lines as well:

For Windows [64 bit] remove these Registry lines:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{374CAB30-2F61-4439-9A4A-24D3AEA2960A}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]

For Windows  [32 bit] remove these Registry lines:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{374CAB30-2F61-4439-9A4A-24D3AEA2960A}]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Monolith Productions\Contract Jack]

Not sure what you're getting at with quoting all this stuff. 

Don't run servers on Windows desktop version. 

I just need to know what error you are getting as you indicated it wasn't working for you. The logs of the server show others have been on there and played on it without any problems. 

 

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2 hours ago, Eliteone said:

Not sure what you're getting at with quoting all this stuff. 

My messages are for all players.
Players have the right to know the capabilities and disadvantages of the software they are using.

2 hours ago, Eliteone said:

Don't run servers on Windows desktop version. 

This is a very strange statement. I have a 100Mb Internet channel, which is enough for the server.
I, as well as other players, for example Bond (FR), TP555 (DE), lelis (RU), have been running Contract JACK dedicated server on a desktop version of Windows for four years. Up to 10 players played on the server, no problem. Of course, it was a long time ago, then I had 20Mb Internet ... now there are no gamers, the server is empty ...

2 hours ago, Eliteone said:

I just need to know what error you are getting as you indicated it wasn't working for you

You are inattentively reading my messages. In previous messages, I wrote that if CJ_MPL_v1.exe is installed, then when connecting to the server, the mouse pointer does not work correctly (there is no movement of the mouse left and right). This error does not depend on the server, computer, or mouse model.
This is an unstable bug, and it may get better after a while.
If you use a direct connection to the server using the command line, for example
-GOMULTIJOIN 1 +join 89.179.73.50:27888
Then there is no mouse pointer movement error.

2 hours ago, Eliteone said:

The logs of the server show others have been on there and played on it without any problems. 

You are probably writing about me . :) .. Yesterday I went to your server several times(test), but did not see any players there.

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Just now, orion98 said:

You are probably writing about me . :) .. Yesterday I went to your server several times(test), but did not see any players there.

There was more than 1 unique player in the timeframe of the logs. Again you still haven't said what the error is that you received (since you said it wasn't working for you) 

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6 minutes ago, Eliteone said:

Again you still haven't said what the error is that you received (since you said it wasn't working for you) 

It's funny. Can you play if the mouse doesn't work?  :)

 

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36 minutes ago, orion98 said:

It's funny. Can you play if the mouse doesn't work?  :)

 

........................ What does your mouse have to do with your original comment that you stated about the server not working for you? 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Issues resolved. 😀
If you run a dedicated server "Contract JACK", then you need to additionally install QtUplink on your computer from the Otracker website.
http://www.qtracker.com/download-sections.php?section=0,2,12
Players do not need to install QtUplink. Also, players do not need to install other files or programs such as hosts, URA launcher, etc., etc., just copy new Spawn's "GameSpy.dll" file to the game folder.
All servers will be visible from the standard Multiplayer menu. 😀
More details on the SPAWN website:
https://www.spawnsite.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=693

Now anyone can see all REAL the running Contract JACK servers using this Qtracker's link (no need to install the game):
https://www.qtracker.com/server_list_details.php?game=contractjack

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2 hours ago, orion98 said:

Issues resolved. 😀
If you run a dedicated server "Contract JACK", then you need to additionally install QtUplink on your computer from the Otracker website.
http://www.qtracker.com/download-sections.php?section=0,2,12
Players do not need to install QtUplink. Also, players do not need to install other files or programs such as hosts, URA launcher, etc., etc., just copy new Spawn's "GameSpy.dll" file to the game folder.
All servers will be visible from the standard Multiplayer menu. 😀
More details on the SPAWN website:
https://www.spawnsite.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=693

Now anyone can see all REAL the running Contract JACK servers using this Qtracker's link (no need to install the game):
https://www.qtracker.com/server_list_details.php?game=contractjack

 

 

3.90.249.211:29887  - This is the server I'm running.

89.179.73.50:27888

Still not sure why you're hi-jacking this thread. 

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