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Setting a Quake shortcut for a specific server

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Anonymous
September 26, 2004 2:04:31 AM

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If I have a shortcut to quake on my desktop, how would I go about setting
that shortcut to connect to a specific server without going thriugh the
multiplayer menu?
September 26, 2004 2:04:32 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.quake3 (More info?)

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 22:04:31 GMT, Turd Furgeson <funny@name.org> wrote:

>If I have a shortcut to quake on my desktop, how would I go about setting
>that shortcut to connect to a specific server without going thriugh the
>multiplayer menu?

Add this to the command line in the properties of the shortcut on your desktop:

+connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:27960

1) the x's represent the ip address
2) :27960 represents the port the server runs on. Might be different but that
is the default port.
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 7:12:18 AM

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Or create a config file in your quake directory. I have a file called

friends_name.cfg

with the contents of

connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

where friends_name is my friend's name and xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is his IP
address. In order to connect, I go into the console and type

exec friends_name

This way you can have more than one config file if you have more than
one server to which you frequently connect. If the server uses a
password, then precede the line "connect xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" with
"password pass" where pass is the password.
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October 1, 2004 7:26:01 PM

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Most players use a game browser. I use The all seeing eye.
http://www.udpsoft.com/eye2/index.html
It is worth getting the license for it as well. This thing scans servers
amazingly fast and accurate. I scan 261 rocket arena servers in about 3
seconds. Plus you can set servers up in a favorites folder and not scan at
all. Just open the browser double click the server and it automaticly opens
q3 to the proper game mod and the server of your choice.
"Turd Furgeson" <funny@name.org> wrote in message
news:Xns956FB7DF45668TurdFurgeson@63.223.5.246...
> If I have a shortcut to quake on my desktop, how would I go about setting
> that shortcut to connect to a specific server without going thriugh the
> multiplayer menu?
>
Anonymous
October 7, 2004 6:07:33 PM

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"kong" <kong@myrapidsys.com> wrote in
news:D Ge7d.2847$GT4.2668@news.flashnewsgroups.com:

> Most players use a game browser. I use The all seeing eye.
> http://www.udpsoft.com/eye2/index.html
> It is worth getting the license for it as well. This thing scans
> servers
> amazingly fast and accurate. I scan 261 rocket arena servers in about
> 3 seconds. Plus you can set servers up in a favorites folder and not
> scan at all. Just open the browser double click the server and it
> automaticly opens q3 to the proper game mod and the server of your
> choice. "Turd Furgeson" <funny@name.org> wrote in message
> news:Xns956FB7DF45668TurdFurgeson@63.223.5.246...
>> If I have a shortcut to quake on my desktop, how would I go about
>> setting that shortcut to connect to a specific server without going
>> thriugh the multiplayer menu?
>>
>
>
>
>

I installed that... after a few uses, the Quake 3 tree dissapeared and
now I have no tree at all. I am at a loss as to why this is...

I can't bring up any trees. :/ 
!