Can someone please explain how to set up a server for this game?
When you download Battle City, the game also comes with the server. Go to the /server/ folder and open bcserver.exe.
You are now running a Battle City server!
… the tricky part is then making sure other players connect to your server. To do this, their version of the game needs to connect to your servers IP address. If you get that far, post here for more help!
I think there’s a problem with the current release that’s out there though. Last time I tried it, it’s complaining about some file (can’t remember off the top of my head), but it’s due to the code being compiled for debugging or something along those lines.
The current release is the same version everybody used to play compiled back in December 2012! What has changed since then is everyone is using a newer computer and newer operating system (Windows 10) which may create some compatibility issues these days.
That said, Battle City does still work on Windows 10! Jolesman has a server up with a bunch of people playing several months back. If you run into trouble next time a server is up, hopefully someone has already had the same problem and can help you out.
It is possible to compile a 2018 version… the problem is there’s not too many people to help test it out/fix bugs!
I’m trying to get the server to run, I’ve setup an Ubuntu server at a data center with WINE but every time I try and run the server I get an error about
Same if I try to run local on my windows 10 box. An ideas?
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