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Halflife patches break query protocol

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Always on of those things you love to get you install an update and it breaks things. Anyway some of the recent updates to valves old none source games updated to use the new a2s query, all good but this implementation doesn’t properly support the handshake in the challenge response. More specifically the server never responds to the request for a challenge.

In order to fix this in qstat I’ve had to make it do a bogus request which makes the server send a challenge and hence allows the handshake to complete correctly.

Anyone who uses qstat should update to the latest version in svn.

Written by Dilbert

February 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Posted in Hackery

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