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The Master Server restarts frequently as part of standard operation. Wait for just a bit—there is no DDOS and nothing is broken, this is (unfortunately) normal.
The Master Server web view will almost always be working, even if the in-game list is busted. A server's IP is listed in the second column; you can directly connect with this instead.
An experimental modification is available that connects to a secondary MS interface—in my testing, it isn't affected by downtime. A downloadable .exe (for Windows clients) and git repo (for Mac / Linux) are both available here.
(If you receive Master Server errors while hosting a server, they can usually be safely ignored as long as everything else is working.)
Download them from the hyuu.cc file indexes, the SRB2 message board, or the SRB2Kart character chart. Place them in your SRB2Kart folder—anywhere will work, but I recommend using a subfolder to keep them organized. Then load them through the Addons menu in-game, or by using
addfile in the console.
Remember, if you're trying to join a game, do not load any addons yourself!
To unload addons, restart the game.
Look for your problem below.
ms.srb2.org:28900, change it back.
-room 28for Casual or
-room 33for Standard.
maxsendis high enough to send your largest files. (Press the
~key during a game to open the console.)
Your config is trying to do too many things at once. This usually happens because you're trying to use
addfile too many times; load your addons with the
-file parameter instead (recommended), or add
wait commands in between them (lazy and bad).
Don't load any addons before joining servers; the game will add them automatically for you. If you've already loaded addons, you need to restart the game and try again.
Launch the game on another port, then specify the port of your server when connecting.
srb2kart.exe -port 0 -connect 127.0.0.1:5029
Make a new folder for Kart and move the file you downloaded into it. (Don't put it inside Program Files.) Double-click the downloaded file and extract. When that's finished, double-click the "SRB2Kart (Standard)" or "SRB2Kart (OpenGL)" files. You're done!
This is almost always because you're using 32-bit DLLs with a 64-bit game, or vice versa. Double-check that you're using the right executable. (Most community builds are 32-bit!)
Not yet. Bots are planned for a later version, but that won't be coming for a while.
There is a hard limit of 128 skins. Make sure you're not going over this value.
Find a server that hosts that character, or host a server yourself. A server's addon choice determines what's available to players.
Launch the game using the OpenGL renderer, using the
-opengl parameter. On Windows, you can also do this by launching the included
Once you've done this, an option for 3D Models should appear under Video Options.
(I pity you.)
Try again—if it doesn't work on the second attempt, close the game, let the host know that their server is having trouble, and find another server. This is a known bug in the in-game downloader, and unfortunately it requires the host's attention to fix.
Check to make sure your controller axes and buttons are properly configured; there is a separate screen for mapping triggers and sticks! You may also need to check for conflicts in virtual gamepad mappers, like vJoy.
The default configuration is made with Xbox 360 controllers in mind, so anything that will translate your controller to a virtual 360 controller might help.
This can either be on purpose—the server host doesn't want you to use the in-game downloader—or it can be on accident, because the host hasn't configured their server properly. When in doubt, ask.
Hosts: If players are getting this error from you, you probably need to raise
maxsend. Also double-check that
Don't install the game to Program Files, or any other folder already used by Windows. Give it its own folder, far away from that stuff.
Kart is getting stuck trying to connect to your gamepad. Unplug any connected controllers and try again.
Never do this. Repacks cause confusion, add complication, piss off addon creators, and are not worth it no matter what you think your reasons are.
Contact the host and politely explain your case. Whatever you do, don't throw a fit in the Kart Krew Discord, or you'll get banned from there as well.
Modding can be demanding work, and almost everyone with the required expertise and time is already busy working on projects they're personally interested in.
Make it yourself! There are tutorials everywhere—you only need a little knowledge to get started, and if you're considerate, experienced modders will usually be happy to help.
If not, find a favorite artist, mapper, or programmer and (politely) ask if they're open for commissions. (With money. Because modding is hard.)
~ key. It's the one above Tab, if you can't find it or you're on a non-US layout.
Note that this only works during games or on the title screen. If you're in the menus, nothing will happen; back out with the ESC key until your screen looks like the picture below.
.LMP files can only be read by SRB2Kart. Press F9 to use the in-game GIF recorder, or use your favorite screen recording software—I recommend OBS Studio.
It's not even out yet. I bet you'll like it when it comes out.
Please stop this. You've taken everything from me.