I cannot seem to host a server from my computer, I've opened up ports, I can connect to the server myself, but it doesn't show up on the server listing for anyone else. I have the public server setting on True, so I do not understand why it's not working :(
Can you see your listing in the public servers group or the LAN group? Assuming you have forwarded the ports (both 3000 and 3001) that should be all that is required. What is the IP of your server?
I can see it in my LAN group and even tested adding 127.0.0.1 to servers to see if it can be accessed that way also.
Because of my ISP being useless I'm actually using the Internet on my phone, but I've used a port forwarding app to open ports, although not too sure if they are open. And I can't seem to add an IP address to the server options without it crashing on startup (due to not a valid IP) -.-
But thank you for replying and I hope you or someone can help :)
dont use apps that promises to fix all that. You need to open the ports in your windows firewall and in your router ( https://portforward.com/router.htm#A this side here should have your router) i also set up a general guid when it comes to the server it self http://ecoforum.strangeloopgames.com:4567/topic/88/how-to-set-up-eco-server-quick-guide-work-in-progress-guide
Yeah I've seen that and followed everything, so I believe I'm right, my phone (currently my router) is the cause of this problem and until my ISP can resolve this issue I have to keep using my phone for internet.
I'm not new to port forwarding etc, done it many of times, even open ports for playing games like CoD or Dota 2. But phones are still limited in this regard.
So unless anyone can tell me how to successfully port forward through mobile hotspot I think I'm stuck xD
the issue with your phone is that it often can switch IP's .. and not sure that a phone can even handle the data + it sounds very expensive to be honest
In no way i can recommend a phone as a router + your phone provider might be maybe blocking you .. i have no idea ...
Even just playing (not hosting a server) uses a lot of data when using the phone as a hotspot and most phone companies are cracking down on large amounts of data use. For example Verizon is just dropping people who use over 500gb a month.
It took a lot of data, was painfully slow, and because I had a working router at home, better for me to remote back to my computer and log in. Only using the hotspot when I had to use my chromebook/linux to get my character to turn.
I can't imagine how a server would work.