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[TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« on: September 24, 2010, 12:27:43 AM »
WHAT IS DOOMSEEKER?
Doomseeker is a Doom Port Server Browser, which gives you a list of all available servers for Zandronum, Skulltag, Odamex, Vavoom, and ChocolateDoom. Don't worry, we'll only be using one of them: Zandronum.

WHY DO I WANT DOOMSEEKER?
Doomseeker is amazingly convenient and fast compared to the internal browser.

How to use the internal browser:
Load MM8BDM.
Navigate through the clunky browser.
Get server info.
Download all missing wads manually.
Reload MM8BDM with wads manually.
Navigate to server.
Connect and play.

How to use Doomseeker:
Load Doomseeker.
Select server.
WADseeker automatically downloads all missing wads for you.
Connect and play.

Doomseeker is easily ten times faster, so once you've installed it, you can get right into multiplayer games and frag away!

INSTALLATION GUIDE:

Posting this here because previous guides have been buried or point to now outdated servers or addons.

This is a guide for Windows. If you have a Mac and don't have any better way to run Windows programs, look here... but no promises, sorry.
STEP 1: Download the game.
Go to http://cutstuff.net/mm8bdm/ and click the prominent download button. Easy as that!
STEP 2: Install the game.
Extract the downloaded ZIP file wherever you want it. If you don't know a good place, just extract it to a folder on your Desktop.
STEP 3: Install Doomseeker, a server browser.
Click this link to download Doomseeker: http://doomseeker.drdteam.org/files/doo ... indows.zip
Install it much the same as you did MM8BDM; I recommend another directory inside of your MM8BDM folder.
STEP 4: Configure Doomseeker.
Run Doomseeker.exe to open Doomseeker. Ensure the following settings are set:
In the "Query" dropdown tab, ensure the only option enabled is "Zandronum".
In the "Options" dropdown tab, open "Configure".
- Under Engines, select Zandronum. Click the three dots next to the "Path to Executable" field and navigate to the directory you extracted MM8BDM to. Select "Zandronum.exe"
*Note: If you finish these steps and selecting a server in Doomseeker causes the single player launcher to appear, you selected MM8BDM.exe instead of Zandronum.exe- Ensure you have the latter in this field.
- In the same Zandronum tab, ENSURE your "Masterserver address" is set to master.zandronum.com:15300 and "Testing Releases" is UNCHECKED.
- In the configure window, locate "File Paths". Select the folder that contains MM8BDM.exe and Zandronum.exe (along with a number of other files).
- Under WadSeeker, select General. For "Directory WadSeeker will put WADs into", select the same directory that you selected for File Paths.
- Under WadSeeker, select Sites. If the website http://www.best-ever.org/wads/ is not listed, add it. This site holds the vast majority of mods you will need to use to connect to servers.
Click the funnel icon near the top of the window. In the WADs field, type the following: megagame
STEP 5: You're done!
Double click on a server to connect to it. Chances are you'll have to download some extra files before you can connect- allow Wadseeker to download them (the thing we configured earlier) and it'll grab all the mods for you automatically (handy!). If it doesn't find a mod file, chances are it's not publically available (in beta, made for certain people, etc etc.). If you're having issues, sign up here on the forums and post in the Help&Editing section.

STEP 6: Future Proofing
If you open up Doomseeker and see that- at the time of writing this guide- MM8BDM-v5a.pk3 is not the most up-to-date version of the game, redownload from the original mm8bdm download site. If you copy over your Zandronum-[username].ini file and all your mod files, all your settings will be intact for your fresh install!

Of more importance is the fact that Zandronum updates at a different schedule than MM8BDM. If you try connecting to a server and it says your version of Zandronum is out of date, go to Zandronum.com and download the newest release package. Just get the zip file- you can just extract that into your MM8BDM folder, overwriting the old files. Of course, making a backup never hurts...

FAQ:
No servers are popping up, and there's a message saying I'm banned from the Zandronum Master Server! Why?
Sometimes, the Zandronum Staff needs to ban a range of IPs to keep a known cheater or troll out of the servers. Sometimes, players get caught up in these ranges and are banned before they can even play. If that happens to you, follow these instructions and you'll be unbanned.

Now that you've installed Doomseeker, feel free to use this post for any questions you have about Doomseeker Tech Support!

October 09, 2010, 05:25:03 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 05:25:03 PM »
I'm having trouble.  I've done everything you've said, but I get an error message "C:/users/PERSONALINFORMATIONHERE/Desktop/MM8BDM-v1a/0.98d-alpha-r2969 doesn't exist.  You need to install new testing binaries."

October 09, 2010, 06:18:11 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 06:18:11 PM »
Try unticking the testing binaries checkbox in the engine screen. That might be a step I missed in the tutorial but it worked for me on my computer.

October 14, 2010, 02:28:12 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 02:28:12 PM »
Quote from: "CutmanMike"
Try unticking the testing binaries checkbox in the engine screen. That might be a step I missed in the tutorial but it worked for me on my computer.
Well i got a problem here i just got this game...
and when i try running doomseeker it says i am banned...Though i never played with this neither doom 2 or any doom series
i even tryed the game internal browser it said in consol i am banned.. :shock:
any help here?

October 14, 2010, 02:46:40 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 02:46:40 PM »
You need to contact the skulltag people about that. Most likely your IP was caught in a range ban by mistake.

http://www.skulltag.com/forum/

October 17, 2010, 02:02:43 AM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 02:02:43 AM »
So I did everything ask except "unticking" (I have no idea what that is, How to do it, etc), but I always end up tih the error "No testing directory specified for skulltag".

I already tried reconfiguring everything in "Options". Help?

October 17, 2010, 02:08:16 AM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 02:08:16 AM »


See that checkbox for Testing releases? Click that to untick the box

October 25, 2010, 06:37:41 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 06:37:41 PM »
hi, I could go to the server and ply the game, Thx 4 this great Game Cuts

For those who cant play, i click the button next to Testing Release and the option turns Gray.. and i Play 8D

but i dont know how run a server in DoomSeeker.. Can someone help me?

October 25, 2010, 10:40:21 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 10:40:21 PM »
It says that files are missing, so I can't join a game.

October 26, 2010, 01:52:55 AM
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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 01:52:55 AM »
samiam10100 click the Testing Releases Buttom, when the directory for testing releases turns gray try connect it again 8D

How i can make a server in Doom Deeker? :F

October 31, 2010, 04:42:12 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 04:42:12 PM »
I did everything the guide said, but when I try actually joining a game, it says "No testing directory specified for Skulltag", I've used Skulltag before for Ghouls vs Humans but this has never happened and I've tried everything. How do I fix this?

October 31, 2010, 04:43:36 PM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 04:43:36 PM »
Untick the option to use testing builds in the skulltag engine configuration

November 05, 2010, 01:15:06 AM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2010, 01:15:06 AM »
Every time I try to open the .exe for doomseek, it keeps saying that I need to re-install the application to fix the problem. Any fixes?

November 05, 2010, 02:27:53 AM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2010, 02:27:53 AM »
Quote from: "Luigifan33"
Every time I try to open the .exe for doomseek, it keeps saying that I need to re-install the application to fix the problem. Any fixes?
Quote from: "Luigifan33"
I need to re-install the application to fix the problem.

November 07, 2010, 10:46:31 AM
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Re: [TUTORIAL] DoomSeeker for Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010, 10:46:31 AM »
:mrgreen: This is a great tutorial! I had everything up and running in no time!

Also, MM8BDM is a freaking AMAZING game! You did a great job! Thanks a million for doing this Cutman Mike!


 

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