Server not responding - Many unable to join Servers

Kuroshi shared this bug 5 months ago
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Since the release, many people have problems connecting to servers. They will get a "Server not responding" or a "Server Host left" Message shortly after trying to connect. They then have to keep trying until they eventually get in.

This is a huge bother for many players and appears to get worse on bigger worlds.Additionally, sometimes players load into a single player world of the server which also saves locally.

Some logs are attached and I will tell people to post their logs when it happend here

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Some Server side logs since I was asked for it https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19cLmIF10rCcKn0ymRmHl_XOEPLdweIx_?usp=sharing are too large for the site apparently

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Similar problem- notice how in the log file there's a line about the server responding AFTER the connection has 'failed.' This could have something to do with the loading into single player- the data about the default world (star system) gets loaded and the loading in gets initialized, but then the actual data- voxels, grids, etc. fail.

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Some Server side logs since I was asked for it https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19cLmIF10rCcKn0ymRmHl_XOEPLdweIx_?usp=sharing are too large for the site apparently

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I am also having this issue on every single server as well as others. I can join servers from other games just fine

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It’s really annoying when it fires up into offline mode game. Literally nobody wants this outcome.

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For me Connecting works fine, until you come across a server with mods.

When it's up to mods, it's downloading some (like 1-2mins max) and then aborting the connection, and i will get this message too.

Atleast for servers with mods downloading all the mods manually before joing the server has worked for me so far

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I have had this with modded servers and tried subscribing to the mods the server uses before hand. That didn't work for me. I tried unsubscribing from all other mods and only keeping those specific mods, that didn't change anything either. I've ended up in a single player world after trying to connect also. I haven't been able to connect to any modded servers since the update.

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I have this same issue as well. Though when I did disable my firewall for a moment it started to join the game but this time said the host has left the server and after reconnecting again it displayed the same message of "Server not responding."

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I'm having the same issue, but it's as 69 people so I'm not gonna press the button

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Same issue here, No fix so far. Keen seems unwilling to patch it and only wants to focus on vanilla.

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Hello, Engineer!


Thank you for your feedback! Your topic has been added between considered issues.

Please keep voting for the issue as it will help us to identify the most serious bugs.


We really appreciate your patience.


Kind Regards

Keen Software House: QA Department

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I am wondering if it's not a Steam Server issue.

Right now I can't connect to my server and when I check steam status, it seems EU west servers are offline.


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Really need some fix. Players just can't download mods before they kicked. Maybe it's possible to give us some tool for setup timeout on DS?

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Is this not being investigated anymore?

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I am also getting this error on a dedicated server I host. I will see another player on my server, and I will not be able to connect to the server. It may take me about 6 to 8 tries attempting to connect to the server for it to let me in, or a server restart.

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Bug is still here, there has been no fix as of yet.

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This problem still exists and its making this game extremely hard to play and manage. Any dev response on the issue would be appreciated

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Let's be honest, John. If this game breaking bug has been around for 3 months I highly doubt they'll be touching it any time soon. The only sign of hope we ever seen was when they switched it to "investigating" but that's honestly about it.

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Someone from Discord had told me that if you have a 200 plus ping then the server you are connecting to immediately kicks you due to your large download time whether it is modded or unmodded. Hope this helps.

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This happens frequently on modded servers. It's as if the interface timeout is shorter than the mod download period. I run a server with ~50 or so mods but have noticed this issue occurring when there is a single large mod to be downloaded. This makes it impossible for new players to join my server as they simply move on from one server to the next without knowing what the problem is and the only way to let them know is add them as a friend on Steam and inform them to download the mods in advance.

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Yeah I just put a comment on the description page telling them about my collection, As long as they subscribe to it and download the mods it'll work. I have no clue why its so hard to fix something that's so simple. You could join modded servers before this major overhaul on survival.

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So want to add my 2 cents here.

The last update to public caused some sort of issue that is just like this issue.

I went to join Keen official servers, so unmodded, vanilla DS.... and repeatedly I was unable to connect.

I restarted my game and was able to connect after 1-3 attempts.


If I reconnected, it gave me 'server is not responding' messages consistently.


Not sure what was changed recently but this didn't happen until the latest public update.

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I've had the same BUG for months.It's frustrating because new players can't join and don't reconnect again...

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Still not fixed? -.-

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Maybe the fix will only come with the next major update.

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Strange, but i seems have problem only when i try to join server with mods (in process downloading mods appear).