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Thread: Friends can only join when i Join or someone is actively in the server

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    Post Friends can only join when i Join or someone is actively in the server

    So i have a group of about 3-4 friends, and sometimes i want to start the dedicated server but i myself don't want to play yet, however my friends can't see the server in the list until i join the server.

    I have opened the ports for the server in my router in the "virtual servers" section, which i belive is for port forwarding in my router. Is this is a port-forwarding issue or another issue? I even set a DMZ HOST setting to my computers IP.

    I've forwarded the following ports-

    TCP 26900-2690
    UDP 26900-26903
    TCP 8080-8082
    UDP 2700-27050

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    Friends can't see server or connect to IP when server is empty

    So i setup a dedicated server on my PC, sometimes i like to turn it on so my friends can play but i'm not logged in, they can't see the server in the list or connect to my IP. I have to join the server myself so they can see it on the server list and join in.

    Is this a port forwarding issue or another issue entirely?

    I even have the following ports forwarded on my router:

    26900 - 26900 TCP
    8080 - 8082 TCP
    26900 - 26903 UDP
    27000 - 27050 UDP

    Would like to know how to setup the dedicated server so that anyone can join at any time when dedicated server is running without needing the host player or another player already be in the server.

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