Utica University Gaming FAQs

Utica University Gaming FAQs

Utica University Gaming Servers



Gaming FAQs



Questions



  1. I live in the residence halls. Who should I contact if I have trouble with online gaming?
  2. My ping is abnormally high when I connect to off-campus game servers. What should I do?
  3. How can I get my game console to work online?
  4. Which games does Utica host servers for?
  5. How can I connect to one of Utica's Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2 servers from a lobby?
  6. How can I become a student admin on Utica's game servers?
  7. Is Steam installed in any Utica computer labs?


Answers



  1. I live in the residence halls. Who should I contact if I have trouble with online gaming?



    If you are only having a problem with gaming, or with network access in general (dropped connections or no connection), please e-mail the Help Desk at helpdesk@utica.edu with a description of the issue.

     
  2. My ping is abnormally high when I connect to off-campus game servers. What should I do?



    If you're playing on a PC, you may need to disable any firewall programs running on your computer. If you continue experiencing a problem, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@utica.edu.

     
  3. How can I get my game console to work online?



    You must register your game console in order for it to work online from a residence hall. Instructions for registering your game console can be found on the ResNet website under the heading Game Console and Device Registration Information.

     
  4. Which games does Utica host servers for?



    Utica University currently hosts on-campus dedicated servers for the following games:

    • Counter-Strike 1.6
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
    • Counter-Strike: Source
    • Fistful of Frags
    • Left 4 Dead
    • Left 4 Dead 2
    • Team Fortress 2

     
  5. How can I connect to one of Utica's Left 4 Dead or Left 4 Dead 2 servers from a lobby?



    Start the game with the -console option and create a new lobby. While you are in your lobby, bring up the console using the tilde (~) key and enter the following:

    Left 4 Dead:
    mm_dedicated_force_servers 72.237.4.33:27015,72.237.4.33:27016,72.237.4.33:27017,72.237.4.33:27018

    Left 4 Dead 2:
    mm_dedicated_force_servers 72.237.4.35:27015,72.237.4.35:27016,72.237.4.35:27017,72.237.4.35:27018

    When you start the game from the lobby, it should connect to one of the servers in the list you specified. The first available server in the list will be used to host your game. If you receive a message box saying that the game failed to find a server, then it is possible that all of the servers are full and you must try again later.

    If you want to use the Utica servers every time you play, then copy the appropriate command above and paste it into this file (create the file if it does not already exist):

    Left 4 Dead:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\cfg\autoexec.cfg

    Left 4 Dead 2:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2\cfg\autoexec.cfg

    If you wish to disable the forced server list for one game, simply create a lobby, open the in-game console, and enter mm_dedicated_force_servers without a list after it. If you no longer want the forced server list to be used at all, you should remove the command from your autoexec.cfg file.

     
  6. How can I become a student admin on Utica's game servers?



    Simply complete the Student Admin Request Form to become a student admin on our game servers.

    Note: You must log in to complete the form. This form requires the same username and password you use for your Utica e-mail.


     
  7. Is Steam installed in any Utica computer labs?



    Unfortunately, no. Valve discontinued the Cybercafe program through which Utica was able to get Steam accounts for use in computer labs.

     
Updated March 7, 2022

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