I would really appreciate some help with this, thou I'm not sure it's caused by WC3FT or it contributes to the problem (read the whole problem). I've searched high and low all over the Internet and tried to solve this myself, for a long time now. Frankly I don't know what to do any more.
My problem is extremely long mapchaning times. So long that all clients get dropped out and the server not responding for some time. After that you can connect to the server without any problems and everything works as it should. I'm running a dedicated Counter-Strike 1.6 Linux server.
I reinstalled the whole server and started over from scratch. Downloading directly from the web all that was needed, mods, plugins and such. The database is located elsewhere from where the server is. We have other servers running with this Database with a shared Banlist and different databases for WC3FT. I use the newest version and the other servers still use WC3FT v2.3.2 (they use different DB structure). No other servers have this problem. And since I made a complete reinstall and the problems seems to have to do with having Amxbans and the newest version of WC3FT activated at the same time, I don't know which one the problem is lying with or what to do next. I have had other mods running with similar setup. Still long maploading times, but not as long as this so it dropped all the clients. The new UWC3NG mod which is built from the code of the new WC3FT mod was running fine. But then I was using SQLite to save and store the XP. As you can see from the timed loading times at the bottom, I only have this problem with both Amxbans and WC3FT active and connected to the DB. If I set the WC3FT mod not to save XP, it is the same as if I would have completely disabled the mod.
I get no error logs and everything runs fine (except for the damn mapchange problem). mp_chattime 0 makes no difference at all.
I've gathered all the information that could be needed.
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name version author file status AmxBans Admin Bas 1.76 AMXX Dev Team admin_amxbans.a running AMXBans 5.0 YoMama/Lux & lan amxbans.amxx running Admin Commands 22.214.171.12446 AMXX Dev Team admincmd.amxx running Admin Help 126.96.36.19946 AMXX Dev Team adminhelp.amxx running Slots Reservation 188.8.131.5246 AMXX Dev Team adminslots.amxx running Multi-Lingual Sys 184.108.40.20646 AMXX Dev Team multilingual.am running Menus Front-End 220.127.116.1146 AMXX Dev Team menufront.amxx running Commands Menu 18.104.22.16846 AMXX Dev Team cmdmenu.amxx running Players Menu 22.214.171.12446 AMXX Dev Team plmenu.amxx running Maps Menu 126.96.36.19946 AMXX Dev Team mapsmenu.amxx running 10 plugins, 10 running ----- Entries 1 - 10 of 52 ----- ----- Use 'amx_plugins 11' for more ---- name version author file status Plugin Menu 188.8.131.5246 AMXX Dev Team pluginmenu.amxx running Std Admin Color C 1.1.1 Van der Cal std_admin_color running Admin Chat 184.108.40.20646 AMXX Dev Team adminchat.amxx running Anti Flood 220.127.116.1146 AMXX Dev Team antiflood.amxx running Scrolling Message 18.104.22.16846 AMXX Dev Team scrollmsg.amxx running Info. Messages 22.214.171.12446 AMXX Dev Team imessage.amxx running Admin Votes 126.96.36.19946 AMXX Dev Team adminvote.amxx running TimeLeft 188.8.131.5246 AMXX Dev Team timeleft.amxx running Pause Plugins 184.108.40.20646 AMXX Dev Team pausecfg.amxx running Stats Configurati 220.127.116.1146 AMXX Dev Team statscfg.amxx running 10 plugins, 10 running ----- Entries 11 - 20 name version author file status Restrict Weapons 18.104.22.16846 AMXX Dev Team restmenu.amxx running StatsX 22.214.171.12446 AMXX Dev Team statsx.amxx running CS Stats Logging 126.96.36.19946 AMXX Dev Team stats_logging.a running Warcraft 3 Frozen 3.0 RC13 Geesu, Avanderik war3ft.amxx debug Galileo 1.1.290 Brad Jones galileo.amxx running Aim adminmenu 1.4.2 EKS admin_aimmenu.a running Country Track 0.5 naputtaja country_track.a running Player Location 0.7b 008DEADinHK (ans player_location running AMX Slay Losers 1.0 email@example.com slaylosersnoton running WalkGuard 1.3.2 mogel walkguard.amxx running 10 plugins, 10 running ----- Entries 21 - 30 name version author file status Bad Camper 1.4 beta Brad Jones bad_camper.amxx running Loading Music II 1.2.9 Simon Logic loading_music2. running Aimbot Detection 1.3c bugsy aimbotdetect.am running Restrict Names 1.2a Brad Jones restrictnames.a running High Ping Kicker 1.0 Shadow/Bo0m! amx_hpk.amxx running CVAR Guard 1.0 29th ID amx_cvarguard.a running Anti DoubleDuck 1.7 Numb antidoubleduck. running Play or Be Kicked 1.5.243 Brad Jones pbk.amxx running Flashbang Dynamic 0.21 Avalanche flashbang_dligh running c4 management 0.2.4 ConnorMcLeod c4_management.a running 10 plugins, 10 running ----- Entries 31 - 40 of 52 ----- name version author file status Dynamic MOTD 0.9.3 default motd.amxx running Stop Killing The 1.0 AssKicR hostage_punish. paused Silly C4 1.1 Cheap_Suit sillyc4.amxx running Colored Smoke 1.1 xPaw ColoredSmoke.am running AdminListen 2.3x /dev/ urandom adminlisten.amx running AFK Bomb Transfer 0.4 VEN afkbombtransfer running AMX Client Exec 0.03 v3x amx_exec.amxx running c4 timer 1.1 cheap_suit c4timer.amxx running Peeping Tom - Jac 2.0 joaquimandrade peepingTom2.amx running PPB 1.0 Pharse ppb.amxx running 10 plugins, 9 running ----- Entries 41 - 50 of 52 ----- name version author file status Team Balancer 1.8b3 Ptahhotep ptb.amxx running AWP/AUTO Limit (T 1.52 SuicideDog/MattO sniperlimit.amx running 2 plugins, 2 running ----- Entries 51 - 52 of 52 -----
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] amx_modules Currently loaded modules: name version author status MySQL 188.8.131.5246 AMX Mod X Dev Team running Fun 184.108.40.20646 AMX Mod X Dev Team running Engine 220.127.116.1146 AMX Mod X Dev Team running FakeMeta 18.104.22.16846 AMX Mod X Dev Team running GeoIP 22.214.171.12446 AMX Mod X Dev Team running nVault 126.96.36.19946 AMX Mod X Dev Team running CStrike 188.8.131.5246 AMX Mod X Dev Team running CSX 184.108.40.20646 AMX Mod X Dev Team running Ham Sandwich 220.127.116.1146 AMX Mod X Dev Team running SQLite 18.104.22.16846 AMX Mod X Dev Team running Sockets 22.214.171.12446 HLSW Dev Team running RegEx 126.96.36.19946 AMX Mod X Dev Team running 12 modules
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Currently running plugins: [ 1] AMX Mod X, v188.8.131.5246, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 2] MySQL, v184.108.40.20646, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org/ [ 3] Fun, v220.127.116.1146, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 4] Engine, v18.104.22.16846, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 5] FakeMeta, v22.214.171.12446, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 6] CStrike, v126.96.36.19946, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 7] CSX, v188.8.131.5246, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org/ [ 8] Ham Sandwich, v184.108.40.20646, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org [ 9] SQLite, v220.127.116.1146, Aug 16 2008, by AMX Mod X Dev Team, see http://www.amxmodx.org/ 9 plugins
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L 11/21/2009 - 21:23:43: -------- Mapchange to de_dust2 -------- L 11/21/2009 - 21:23:43: [restrictnames.amxx] Loaded 63 phrases from addons/amxmodx/configs/restrictnames.ini. L 11/21/2009 - 21:23:57: [walkguard.amxx] no zone-file found L 11/21/2009 - 21:23:57: [admin_amxbans.amxx] Login: "****<*><STEAM_*:*:*****><>" became an admin (account "STEAM_*:*:*****") (access "bcdefghijklmnopqrstu") (address "***.***.**.***") L 11/21/2009 - 21:23:58: [admin_amxbans.amxx] Login: "****<*><STEAM_*:*:*****><>" became an admin (account "STEAM_*:*:*****") (access "bcdefghijklmnopqrstu") (address "***.***.**.***") L 11/21/2009 - 21:24:03: [amxbans.amxx] [AMXBANS] AMXBans 5.0 is online L 11/21/2009 - 21:24:07: [amxbans.amxx] [AMXBANS] No reasons found in data base. Static reasons was loaded instead
The Database (MySQL) is located elsewhere and is connecting through the settings in sql.cfg
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// SQL configuration file // File location: $moddir/addons/amxmodx/configs/sql.cfg // *NOTE* Linux users may encounter problems if they specify "localhost" instead of "127.0.0.1" // We recommend using your server IP address instead of its name // *NOTE* amx_sql_type specifies the DEFAULT database type which admin.sma will use. amx_sql_host "**.***.**.***" amx_sql_user "***" amx_sql_pass "***" amx_sql_db "amxbans" amx_sql_table "amx_amxadmins" amx_sql_type "mysql"
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// Amxbans configuration file echo [AMXBANS] amxbans.cfg is executed // Set this to 1 to enable debug messages from amxbans to amxx logs. // If you dont want to see "[AMXBANS] AMXBans 4.x is online" in the amxx logs set this to 10 amxbans_debug 0 // Set this cvar to what the adminname should be on the webpages if the server make the ban. // Ie. amxbans_servernick "My Great server" Leave emty if you want to use the default name from server.cfg amxbans_servernick "" // Print green hudmessages top left when banning amxbans_show_hud_messages 1 // If you want to see ban announcments in the HLSW chat have this set to 1 amxbans_show_in_hlsw 1 // Set this to 1 if you want the map name to show in the DB. amxbans_add_mapname_in_servername 0 // To be able to ban players not in the server. 1 enabled and 0 disabled. amxbans_ban_evenif_disconnected 1 // Dont use http:// in this cvar. The url will show to banned players in the console. amxbans_complain_url "***" // Show if a player has been banned before as amx_chat to admins. 0 to disable amxbans_show_prebanned 1 // How many previous offences must the player at least have to notify the admins in amx_chat? amxbans_show_prebanned_num 2 // To filter out very old bans you can set how many days must have gone to NOT count. amxbans_max_time_to_show_preban 365 // Put the path to your findex.php here if you want to use the banhistory menu amxbans_banhistmotd_url "***/amxbans/findex.php?steamid=%s" // Should prebanned count atac bans or NOT in the amx_chat to admins amxbans_show_prebans_from_atac 1 // What flag should admins have to NOT get their Nick printed when banning/Unbanning amxbans_admin_mole_access "r" // If an admin has the admin_mole_access should his name be shown when he bans? amxbans_show_name_evenif_mole 1 // This is the first bantime (in minutes) that will show in the banmenu. amxbans_first_banmenu_value 1440 // This is the max value an admin with only the d-flag can ban in the console. amxbans_consolebanmax 0 // How long after a ban has been made can an admin with the d-flag unBan? This is set in minutes. amxbans_max_time_gone_to_unban 0 // What flag should admins have to get the high ban times. amxbans_higher_ban_time_admin "n" // Ban times for admins with d-flag, set the highest time in minutes they can ban with "amxbans_consolebanmax" // IMPORTANT put the lowest value first and the highest value last. You can have 1 to 12 values // The -1 value is for flagging players, do not remove that! // "0 m" = permanent ban! // Values you can use: // 1 - 59 with the flag m is for minutes // 1 - 23 with the flag h is for hours // 1 - 6 with the flag d is for days // The w flag is for weeks // Example: // "5 m" is 5 minutes // "1 h" is 1 hour // "1 d" is 1 day // "1 w" is 1 week amx_setlowbantimes "1 d" "3 d" "1 w" "2 w" "28 d" "0 m" "-1 m" // Ban times for admin with n-flag and d-flag // IMPORTANT!! put the lowest value first and the highest value last. You can have 1 to 12 values // The "-1 m" value is for flagging players, do not remove that! // "0 m" = permanent ban! // Values you can use: // 1 - 59 with the flag m is for minutes // 1 - 23 with the flag h is for hours // 1 - 6 with the flag d is for days // The w flag is for weeks // // Example: // "5 m" is 5 minutes // "1 h" is 1 hour // "1 d" is 1 day // "1 w" is 1 week amx_sethighbantimes "1 d" "3 d" "1 w" "2 w" "28 d" "0 m" "-1 m"
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// Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Configuration File // Saving Options wc3_save_xp 1 // Enables saving of experience (default is 0) wc3_save_xp_db 1 // How should we save XP? (0 = SQLite, 1 = MySQL) wc3_save_by 0 // What should I save this as? steam id = 0, IP = 1, name = 2 (default is 0) wc3_save_pruning 0 // Automatically prunes the database of old users at a mapchange (default is 0) wc3_days_before_delete 31 // However many days before deleting XP or pruning from the database (default is 31) wc3_save_end_round 1 // Save xp at the end of each round (may cause lag, default is 1) // SQL Database Information wc3_sql_dbhost "****" // Host Name wc3_sql_dbuser "***" // User Name wc3_sql_dbpass "***" // Password wc3_sql_dbname "wc3ft" // Database Name // Admin Options wc3_admin_flag "m" // Admin flag required to give/take XP (default is m) // Experience Options wc3_xp_multiplier 1.0 // set the level required to gain a level as a multiple (default 1.0) wc3_xp_weap_multiplier 1 // Award XP based on the weapon used (default is 1) wc3_min_players 2 // Minimum amount of players needed b4 awarding XP (default is 2) wc3_ignore_bots 1 // Ignore bots, spectators, and HLTV when calculating minimum players required to gain XP? (default is 0) wc3_xp_auto_average 0 // With this option set to 1, the joining players will receive the average amount of XP that all of the players have (SHORT TERM XP ONLY, default is 0) wc3_show_objectives 1 // If enabled, will display message in chat to show XP they gain for completing certain objectives (default is 1) wc3_show_kill_obj 1 // Shows how much XP you gain for killing someone (each kill, default is 0) wc3_xp_radius 750 // Radius to give XP to teammates near where the special objective is completed (rescued hosties, bomb planted, killed vip, vip escaped, default is 750) // Game Play Enhancements wc3_races 9 // Number of races (if races are less than 5, the second shopmenu will be disabled (4 is standard war3), default is 8) wc3_grenade_protection 1 // Only 1 HE grenade will be allowed for purchase per round (default is 0) wc3_spec_position 1 // 0 is for left, 1 is for right (where to put the information for those spectating, default is 0) wc3_buy_zone 0 // Restrict purchasing shopmenu items to within the buyzone? (default is 0) wc3_buy_time 0 // Restrict purchasing shopmenu items to within the buytime? (default is 0) wc3_buy_dead 1 // Allow users to purchause items when dead? (default is 1) wc3_show_player 1 // Show teammate and enemy information in the center of the screen when they are on target? (not for DOD, default is 1) wc3_query_client 1 // Check user's cl_minmodel cvar every second (default is 1) wc3_cheats 0 // Enable cheats for wc3? (default is 0) wc3_psychostats 1 // Print psychostats information to log files for wc3 abilities? (default is 0) wc3_start_level 0 // What level should all players start at when joining? (default is 0) // Icon Options (displayed above player's head) wc3_race_icon 1 // Allow users to type /icons to show player icons above the player (default is 1) wc3_level_icon 1 // Allow users to type /icons to see player levels above the player (default is 1) // Chameleon Race Configuration Options - see _chameleon.txt for more information wc3_cham_random 1 // Should the 9th race have random skills each round?, if so the next 4 option are irrelevant (default is 1) wc3_cham_skill1 14 // What skill ID for skill 1? wc3_cham_skill2 0 // What skill ID for skill 2? wc3_cham_skill3 6 // What skill ID for skill 3? wc3_cham_ultimate 7 // What skill ID for the user's ultimate? wc3_cham_passive 20 // What skill ID for the user's passive skill? // Skill and Ultimate configurations wc3_ult_delay 15.0 // Amount of time (in seconds) to delay the ultimates at the start of each round (default is 15.0) wc3_ult_cooldown 35.0 // Cooldown of all ultimates (default is 35.0) wc3_blink_protection 0 // slays people who abuse blink on some maps (skywalking, map exploiting, default is 1) wc3_blink_dizziness 0 // What type of diziness? (0 is flashbang effect, 1 is fading blue screen, default is 0) wc3_entangle_drop 0 // Should the player's primary weapon be dropped when they are entangled? (default is 0) // Item configurations wc3_glove_timer 10 // Interval between receiving a new grenade with the Flaming Gloves of Warmth (default is 10) wc3_glove_orc_damage 0 // When using gloves, should orcs be given the critical dmg? (Default is 0) wc3_boots 0.10 // Percentage increase given by boots (.10 = 10%, default is 0.10) wc3_claw 6 // Damage done by Claws of Attack (default is 6) wc3_health 15 // Health bonus given for periapt of health (default is 15) wc3_frost 125.0 // Speed of victim when attacked with Orb of Frost (default is 125.0) wc3_mask 0.3 // Percentage of life gained back by mask of death (default is 0.3) wc3_cloak 150 // Invisibility given with cloak, lower is more invisible (default is 150) wc3_sock 0.5 // Gravity level for Sock of the Feather (default is 0.5) wc3_tome 50 // XP given for purchasing tome of experience (default is 50) // Bot Configuration Options wc3_bot_buy_item 0.33 // Chance of a bot buying a shopmenu item at the beginning of the round (default is 0.33) // DOD Options wc3_dod_start_money 800 // Starting money for dod
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Without Amxbans or WC3FT Changelevel 0 seconds until mapload screen Starts loading the map directly amx_map 3 seconds Starts loading the map directly Galileo map plugin 0 Starts loading the map directly With Amxbans and not WC3FT active Changelevel 10 seconds until mapload screen Starts loading the map directly amx_map 12 seconds Starts loading the map directly Galileo 8 seconds Starts loading the map directly With WC3FT and not Amxbans Changelevel 10 until mapload screen Starts loading the map after 5 seconds amx_map 12 seconds Starts loading the map after 5 seconds Galileo 8 seconds Starts loading the map after 5 seconds With both Amxbans and WC3FT Changelevel 24-32 seconds until mapload screen (19 seconds with Galileo deactivated) Starts loading the map after 5 seconds amx_map 21 (17 seconds without Galileo) Starts loading the map after 5 seconds Galileo 21 Starts loading the map after 5 seconds mp_chattime 0 makes no difference at all on the test results. Also these test were done with me alone on the server. You don't get kicked out from the server if you're on it alone. You do get a red connection error message in the upper right corner, but never get kicked out.
I would really, really appreciate all the help I can get.