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I have installed JKA and JA+, but keep running into this warning. It prevents the game from starting up, and also crashes the command prompt window in which it occurs. The error occurs when "resolving www...com" and "sending heartbeat to www...com", and specifically occurs when "sending heartbeat to masterjk3.ravensoft.com". I have not touched the server config, and I have opened up the required ports in my router (29070, 28070-28081, 28060-28062) for JK3, JKA2 and JKA1 respectively. From some google research, there are two probable causes:


1) My computer is not fast enough to run a dedicated server (which I highly doubt...AMD XP Athalon 3200+, 1gig ram, 9800XT graphics card)


2) Either my software firewall or server.cfg is not properly configured.


My server.cfg is here:



////////////SERVER CONFIG/////////////

////////////// + ///////////////

////////JA+ MOD CVAR SETTINGS/////////


////////////Generated by /////////////

//Hylian_Loach's server.cfg Generator/





///////////SERVER GENERAL SETTINGS////////////



//-----------SERVER PASSWORDS---------------

seta rconpassword "DJMclanPass"


seta g_password ""


// seta sv_privatePassword ""

// seta sv_privateClients ""



//-----------MAIN SETTINGS----------------

seta sv_hostname "^1[^7DJM^1]^7Test^1Server"

seta g_motd "Testing..."

seta sv_maxclients "15"


seta g_gametype 0


seta sv_maxrate

//[Connection Speed] / ([Num Clients] x 8) = [sv_maxrate]


seta g_banIPs ""

seta sv_maxPing "0"

seta sv_keywords ""

seta sv_floodProtect "1"

seta sv_reconnectlimit "2"

seta bot_minplayers 0


//--------------FORCE & Weapons---------

seta g_weaponDisable 524272

seta g_forcePowerDisable 1073741822

seta g_maxForceRank 7

seta g_forceRegenTime "100"



//----------OTHER SERVER SETTINGS-------

//seta sv_timeout "300"

//seta g_warmup "20"

//seta g_doWarmup "1"

seta g_teamAutoJoin 1

seta g_friendlyfire "0"

seta g_friendlySaber "0"


//seta g_log "games.log"

//seta g_statLog "1"

//seta g_statLogFile "stats.log"



seta g_inactivity 0

seta g_timeouttospec 0



seta g_allowvote 1

seta timelimit 0

seta fraglimit 0

seta capturelimit

seta duel_fraglimit "1"



seta g_autoMapCycle 0

seta sv_allowdownload 1


seta g_dismember "900" // the players must allow cg_dismember "900"


seta g_saberLocking 0

seta g_saberLockFactor 2


seta g_slowmoDuelEnd 1

seta g_allowDuelSuicide 1

seta g_siegeTeamSwitch 1


seta g_locationBasedDamage 1

seta g_stepSlideFix 1

seta g_allowNPC 1



seta g_useWhileThrowing 1

seta g_enableBreath 1

seta g_enableDust 1


//seta g_spawnInvulnerability "5000"


//Remove some items

//seta disable_item_medpak_instant 1

//seta disable_item_medpak 1

//seta disable_item_medpac 1

//seta disable_item_shield_lrg_instant 1

//seta disable_item_sheild_sm_instant 1





//////////JA+ MOD SETTINGS////////




//-----------Client Side Plugin------------

seta sv_pure "1" //not ja+ related but used by the plugin system




/////////ADMIN SETTINGS/////////


seta jp_councilPass "DJMCouncil"

seta jp_knightPass "DJMKnight"

seta jp_instructorPass "DJMInstructor"


seta jp_councilAllowedCMD "1073741822"

seta jp_knightAllowedCMD "133282"

seta jp_instructorAllowedCMD "162"


seta jp_councilLoginMSG "%s ^7is logged in as an ^1Dark council"

seta jp_knightLoginMSG "%s ^7is logged in as an ^2Dark knight"

seta jp_instructorLoginMSG "%s ^7is logged in as an ^3Dark Trainer"


seta jp_admUsableOn 1

seta jp_admScript 0

seta jp_admLoginEffect 2


//------ANTI Admin Abuse-----------------

seta jp_antiAdmAbuseTimer 6

seta jp_antiAdmAbuseCmdsNumber 10

seta jp_antiAdmAbuseNumberB4Ban 0



////////JA+ MAIN SETTINGS////


seta jp_starTrekTeleport 1

seta jp_allowGodTalk 1

seta jp_inactivityProtectTimer 60

seta bot_honorableduelacceptance 1

seta jp_noAutoReplier 0


seta jp_autoQUIT "80-06:00" //disallow it if you don't have an autoRestart script


//------Alternate Dimension---------------

seta jp_altDim 0

seta jp_altDimTimer 30

seta jp_altDimInactivityTimer 8

seta jp_altDimName "Alternate Dimension (real ffa, no rules)"

seta jp_primDimName "Primary Dimension"


//--------Clan Tag Protection-----------

seta jp_clanPass ""

seta jp_clanTag "-[DJM]-"


//----------Welcome MSGs--------

seta jp_motd "^2Testing"

seta jp_motdtime 5

seta jp_welcomeMSG "Welcome"


//---------TEam Settings-----------

seta g_teamForceBalance 1

seta jp_teamLock 0

seta jp_allowTeamKill 0


//--------Vote management------------

seta jp_onlyVotingClients 1

seta jp_votesDisable 0

seta jp_voteTimer 10


//-------Duel Settings----------

seta jp_allowTeamDuel 1

seta jp_endDuelBroadcastMSG 1

seta jp_removeDistanceDuelLimit 1

seta jp_duelStartArmor 100

seta jp_DuelAlpha 100

seta jp_privateDuelForceRegen 100


//-------ITEMS ALLOWED----------

seta jp_pushAll 1

seta jp_giveWP_MELEE 1

seta jp_allowJetpack 1

seta jp_allowFlameThrower 0

seta jp_allowHook 1

seta jp_hookFloodProtect 3

seta jp_hookSpeed 800

seta jp_allowCloakItem 0

seta jp_cloakFuel 0

seta jp_allowSaberSwitch

seta jp_allowRGBsaber 1


//------Bad Words Filter----------

seta jp_wordFilter 0

seta jp_wordFilterBan ""

seta jp_wordFilterNumberB4punish 0


//------PLAYER NAMES------------

seta jp_oldPlayerName 1

seta jp_allowSamePlayerNames 0

seta jp_allowBlackName 1


//-----MODEL SCALE---------------

seta jp_allowModelScale 1

seta jp_allowDmgSpeedScale 1



//-------MOVES & ATTACKS -------------

seta g_debugMelee 2

seta jp_slideOnPlayer 1

seta jp_gripSpeedScale 0.8

seta jp_reduceSaberBlock 0

seta jp_autoDuelBOW 1

seta jp_improveYellowDFA 1

seta jp_jk2RedDFA 1

seta jp_allowNewDFA 1

seta jp_allowSPattacks 1

seta jp_allowSPForces 2

seta jp_allowAmKnockmedown 1

seta jp_allowAmDropSaber 1

seta jp_allowflipkick 1

seta jp_flipkickScaleDMG 1.5

seta d_saberKickTweak 1

seta jp_pushPullKnockDown 1

seta jp_fixRoll 3

seta jp_emotDisallow 0

seta jp_fixEmot 1

seta jp_gripOpenSaber 2

seta jp_forceCombo 1

seta jp_saberNoForceDrain 1

seta jp_noKATA 0

seta jp_fixAbsorb "2.0"


//----NEW ANIMS-----------

seta jp_newGLAAnims 1

seta jp_ledgeGrab 1


//------HIGHLANDER FFA modification---------------

seta jp_highlander 0

seta jp_highlanderMaxForceRank 1

seta jp_highlanderStartingLives 3

seta jp_highlanderFinalDualTimeLimit 2





// Extra code goes here.

map mp/ffa1




Could someone give me a hand? Our main clan server is down, and this is the only resort.



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I do see couple of errors, but if its related to JA+, i cant help.

I might can answer for a None mode server lines and for some networking.

As i recall, for Jedi Academy its ports from 29070 to 29081 and 29060 to 29062 UDP that needs to be forward.


Other thing i see is this ---> seta rconpassword "DJMclanPass" try not to publis your password next time. LOL :p


This could solv alittle ---> seta sv_maxPing "0" try this instead --> seta sv_maxping "300".

Local network has 1 ping and you will accept max 0 = no people at all.


Also this ---> seta sv_maxrate You dont have anything on maxrate, so your server doesnt use any broadband at all.

try this ---> seta sv_maxrate 50000 Dont use over 50000 and dont use under 4000.


Try with those first

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I also see this as a wrong None mode server command

seta g_dismember "900" // the players must allow cg_dismember "900" <---- this is wrong

its seta g_dismember "100" which tells that it has 100 % chance to lose a body part

and this

cg_dismember "3" which tells all body parts are enabled to get cut off the body.

cg_dismember "2 or 1" or kind of like only legs or arms, while 3 enableds every body part to get cut in half.


For the rest of the command lines you need to go to JA+ forums to get answer on JA+ mismatches.


Hope that helps alittle

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The info was great, but still, I have the same hitch warning in the same place, while "sending heartbeat" and "resolving...", this leads me to feel that while my server.cfg was not the best, it wasn't the actual cause of the problem. Maybe my firewall?

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If you only get that hitch once while starting up and everything works normally, thats kind of normal, but if you keep getting it, then you have a problem.

I dont beleave it can be the firewall.

I do beleave, a misinstallation of the JA+ mod ( dont know much about mods, i dont use mods, so i cant help about how to install JA+).

Full Updated Operativ System. Which you use ?

Full Virus scanner all files including zip files and other kinds of compressed files.

AND i am out of ideas for now.


(My recommendation is not to use mods, but might just be me)


Good luck

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If you only get that hitch once while starting up and everything works normally, thats kind of normal, but if you keep getting it, then you have a problem.


actually that is incorrect. according to the q3 engine source its actually a harmless message. its letting you know msec is greater than 500 and then sets a clamp value, but i dont really feel like reading the whole thing in detail, if u've got the q3 source look in common.c for Com_ModifyMsec. this message will also appear if your running a dedicated win32 server and you like to move the window around, dunno why but it does.

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Well i can only answer for "none mode servers".

I have my own "none mode server" and i keep getting the hitch in the beginning and never get it again.

Well i do get it, if i move the window around, if i dont touch anything, it seems to work fine. Thats why i answered that its normal.

The only thing i do, is that i start the server and it keeps runing without any hitch problems after the start. i have played many hours and changed couple of settings, map restarts, map changes and so on. i dont notice any hitch problems. i have made the changes through rcon and directly from the server. It doesnt bother at all.

Thats on a Pentium 3 500 mhz, 3 x 128 sdram, 12 gb harddrive, buildin soundcard, netcard 100 mb, nvidia 32 mb graphic card.

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thanks for the great info guys, but there is one more minor detail, that the hitch error actually prevents the dedicated server from starting at all.


Now here are my router specs:


WRT54GS running DD-WRT v0.23 i think... (rev. 1)


and JK3 has ports 29070-71 open on both UDP and TCP protocols. Now I figured out this has to be a router issue, because when I tried this on a second computer, the same failure occurred on the same portion of the startup of the dedicated server, sending heartbeat...., so that leads me to believe that:


1) I have not opened the correct ports

2) I have misinstalled JA+ and its messing with my ded. server

3) I have inflicted god's wrath upon myself


I'm guessing #3 is a long shot, so that leaves 1-2, any more suggestions? Or should I just give up...lol.


Thanks for the advice and tips guys,



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Just give up LOL.:p


First : Try to forward port 29060 and 29061.


Second : Dont use JA+ yet, install JA+ mode after you know that you can run your server. Do the things step by step, not 10 mods at the same time.


third : "I have inflicted god's wrath upon myself" <--- been there too, LOL. But my curse is over now. HAHA :p

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