FragMagnet wrote:If you could point me to all the right places for help and both the right versions of kaillera and the server and "the main website" everyone keeps mentioning, it would help a lot - as the only website related to kaillera I could find is written in pigeon english which I can barely understand - plus there were no server program downloads available there. Not any obvious ones anyway.
I live in Malta, and our internet connection to other countries really, really sucks. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, but either way I just can't find out which is the right way. If you could simply point out the correct programs I'm meant to be using, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to make head and tail of them with your advice and a proper help file (or site, whichever). Thanks for the assistance.
Well then maybe the best way is to host your own server, maybe even on a Local Area Network if you can set one up in your home/business/school. Are you on "dial-up" (modem, 56k)? Some countries are limited to phone lines and thus their connections just suck, so I sympathize.
The "main page" is http://www.kaillera.com
That's the only "official" Kaillera site.
Download the server files from the download page (even if you're not going to use these, at least so you can read the included documentation, readme's, etc, read everything.
Read this page:
VERY helpful, and it's the official FAQ. Sadly Christophe isn't around anymore to answer questions really, but that's the best he's given you for now.
Now head on over to http://www.emulinker.com
Emulinker is a server replacement developed by Moosehead, it is independant of Christophe's project (Christophe Thiabult invented Kaillera, which is the online match maker program that works in mame32k, hkaillera and other projects, he doesn't program emulators). Emulinker page may have some material that may be of use to you, or at least a server you can try to join to see if you get a better connection. It's supposed to be more stable than the regular kaillera server.
is a resource page for kaillera fans, and it may have something useful for you, so check it out.
BuddhaTeam's page, hosts Hkaillera, which is the most up to date Mame32 client with Kaillera support, so I recommend it. He says his FBA port is good for people with slower computers (fewer games supported though) so that may also be an option for you if you wish.
Anyway that should get you started. You can also do a search on these forums for "server hosting" "host a server" "server admin" "server tips" or similar search phrases (without quotes, I don't know, whatever use your best judgement).
You may have to do trial and error, somethings work for some people but not for others, everybody's setup is a bit different. If you are behind a firewall or router you especially need to read the docs, and read up on how to open up/forward your ports if that's needed.
to find out your IP address too, that helps.
To get roms, visit http://dcplusplus.sourceforge.net
and download DC++. You can then find hubs that cater especially to emulators, roms and whatever else you might need if you don't have the right games. Just be sure you both have the exact same files or it will desynch or have other problems. Also be careful as some hubs have strict rules and will ban you for looking at them wrong. But some are good, just be polite and read their rules, check your shares and you should be okay (usually they are nice to newbies at first, so get what you can early on!).
PS: Others perfer other p2p programs, newsgroups, or IRC (irc sucks for getting games IMHO), but whatever works for you. And remember, if you get caught with games you don't own, the president will deny all knowledge, blah blah blah...
Set your mojob mame color in display to match your stupid ass desktop color to avoid black screen in netplay, fukaz. t(';'t -TFR, AD 2-20-02