Hello everyone ( community and administration / mod developers and everybody else )
First of all, I'd like to express my grattitude for the creation of this masterpiece called "Crossfire Mod" - no words to desceibe how happy I am with the work you guys put in the project... salute you with respect for everything ! I'm considering a donation ( no, I don't want a "p2w", just a donation for the project, to express my grattitude for the mod, so it can keep growing, and expanding ).
With that being said, I have a few, rather silly questions. I have never played Crossfire online ( on the servers provided by the Crossfire team, nor anywhere else ).
I'm runing the game on Linux ( Debian ), and have no issues playing it, at all ( using Bottles, for those interested in how am I playing it ).
What I've noticed is, everytime I start my game ( SP in my case ), the launcher starts do download some files ( 60 files approx. ). So far so good, no problem with that. Today, I decided to see what kind of files is the launcher downloading, for what, and why is it everytime I start the game ( ?! ). Yes, Im using Bottles via FlatSeal ( sandboxing flatpaks, intentionally ).
1. When I looked up the log file, I was wondering... am I blocking the server's UDP response, via FlatSeal ?! -> See the attached logfile.
2. I've tried to connect to the RP server ( followed the instructions by user "FIREDDRAGON478" from April 2011 -> C:\ProgFiles\MS Games\Freelancer\EXE\fldirectip.hta -> added the ip 188.8.131.52, and left the default port in the config file to 2302, saved and closed everything. No success in connecting ( ?! ).
P.S. I'm not using any kind of AV software, and firewall is off
I have an idea, that the reason possibly MIGHT be - Flatseal, since I've configured it to block ANY connection requests when using a flatpak software ( Bottles in that case, to play the game ) -> ( I hate telemetry )
So, I can allow connection requests to Bottles, when using Crossfire ( for online activities ), and see if I can connect to the server, but I'd like to know if there is something else I need to do / add, in order to connect to the server ?
Don't hessitate to explain in details, please, spoilers ARE very welcome !
Decided to take a short cut to IC, via Coalition space ( the hypergate in New HongKong ) - Access Denied. Makes me wonder... is that a result from the last mission, or corrupted AutoSaves of some sort ?
Not a big problem, since I'm using the tactic to kill 1 Ancient, and fly to Omega-3 ( you get the idea... ), but still would be happy to know if the reason is - the last mission, destroying the power source for the 3 Galactic Hypergates ?
Attaching my .hta file ( renamed in *.hta.txt intentionally ) and the logfile.
Thank you for your help in advance
Offtopic : Im waiting the moment, when we'll have to use these 3 Galactic Hypergates ( Visit some "neighbour's galaxies, ye know )