Revenge From Mars Internet Highscores
I have a Revenge From Mars. RFM supports tournament play. There is a “hack” that sets up an internet leaderboard.
I want my RFM to become part of that.
Good thing is, it’s already done that. The current highscore on the leaderboard was played by the previous owner of my machine on that same machine so I know it can do it. Yet it won’t work.
Before it arrived at the Bunker the software was updated to version 1.8 that features a modified attract mode to display the internet highscores but well – that does not really work. Only thing my tournament-enabled attract mode gives me is the message “unable to contact server”.
First of all I dont use the DDWRT Linksys Crap Router Bridge thingy. I have LAN ports in my gameroom and I intend to use them just for that, so the RFM is plugged in to the wall RJ45 socket, heads up to the switch and out the router on the interwebs. Booting the machine and setting the IP even gives me a ping reply so the TCP/IP stack is loaded.
Only thing is, thats about it…
When connecting to the website or telnet port that should be enabled there is a connection but nothing else.. No data, no nothing, zip, nada, and so on. Not good. When there is no respons on local LAN it does not surprise me that there is no WAN reaction either when testing from an external Linux box.
I’ve posted this story on multiple forums and writter emails but no reply.. So if anyone could drop me a comment with a solution on
- RFM v1.8
- Network connection ok (ping replies !)
- Daemons not starting
- Will not connect to tournament server
- Yes the IPs are configured OK
- Not using the DD-WRT setup, straight connection on my local LAN
- Yes, tournament IP is reachable from the LAN when testing with “normal” PC
Any ideas are welcomed.
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