So this coming weekend it is time for some LAN gaming. As we this time are going to play online games only have have lloked at setting up a dedicated server for the different ones. The games we are planning to play are:

Battlefield 1942 + mods

Half-Life mods as CS and Day of Defeat

Americas Army that is a UT mod

Enemy Terriotory that is a Return to Castle Wolfenstein mod


The find out what ports needed to be opened in the firewall I searched the net and found these pages indicating what needed to be opened.

Americas Army FAQ


PlanetBattlefield FAQ

Also the GameSpy Firewall FAQ might be useful.

More information about Americas Army server can be found here

Also when registring the server this information is also given:

A server failing the ping check has 7 days to rectify the issue. Failure to resolve the issue will result in their server account being deleted. Your server must be capable of responding to ICMP pings, devices such as a firewall or router

may prevent this. Read your firewall/router documentation for more information.

To be listed on Gamespy, please ensure that you have the following lines uncommented in your server ini file:


ServerActors=IpServer.UdpServerUplink MasterServerPort=27900 DoUplink=True