Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

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Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by trpyed » 21 Jan 2019 16:18

At https://www.openttd.org/en/servers I noticed that there are servers with different versions of OpenTTD.

I am not asking why there are different versions, but what purpose does it serve to list the different versions?

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Re: Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by planetmaker » 21 Jan 2019 20:16

trpyed wrote:At https://www.openttd.org/en/servers I noticed that there are servers with different versions of OpenTTD.

I am not asking why there are different versions, but what purpose does it serve to list the different versions?

Please and thanks
You can connect to a server only if you have that exact same version of OpenTTD.

OpenTTD runs basically everything locally and only exchanges the commands. And as different versions progress the game differently, the game state would eventually differ between client and server if you had a different version than the server.

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Re: Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by Eddi » 21 Jan 2019 23:30

if you look at the server list from your client ingame, instead of on the website, it will sort the ones matching your version at the top, so you can easily see if there are compatible servers out there.
You might not exactly be interested in Ferion, but if you are, have fun :)

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Re: Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by trpyed » 23 Jan 2019 01:53

planetmaker wrote:
trpyed wrote:At https://www.openttd.org/en/servers I noticed that there are servers with different versions of OpenTTD.

I am not asking why there are different versions, but what purpose does it serve to list the different versions?

Please and thanks
You can connect to a server only if you have that exact same version of OpenTTD.

OpenTTD runs basically everything locally and only exchanges the commands. And as different versions progress the game differently, the game state would eventually differ between client and server if you had a different version than the server.
Yes, I am aware of that.

But why are the other servers listed in the first place that a player can not connect to unless the same version? Red vs green.

Note when you answer the question, be sure to exclude (not include) NewGRFs. Green vs yellow.

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Re: Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by PikkaBird » 23 Jan 2019 02:25

trpyed wrote:But why are the other servers listed in the first place that a player can not connect to unless the same version? Red vs green.
Because often players are looking for a particular server (eg they want to play with a friend), and it is useful for them to know what newgrfs or game version they need. If unjoinable servers were simply hidden, it would be far harder for players to diagnose the problem.

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Re: Server List question - different version of OpenTTD

Post by peter1138 » 23 Jan 2019 06:47

And when you are looking at the server list on the website, it has no way to know what version you want to run, of course.
He's like, some kind of OpenTTD developer.

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