Server key invalidation logic

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  1. guenther

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    Hello, can someone tell the logic behind the server key invalidation? Just that nobody get's me wrong, this is not about cracking and similar shit. I'm just asking as my server keys gets invalidated quite frequently and I don't know why.

    Is the validity of the ServerKeys.bin related to a folder structure (as I frequently wipe the server folders)?

    Thanks!

    Greetings,
    G√ľnther
     
  2. Lazza

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    Just to cover all bases, whenever there's an update to the DLC you'll need to update the serverkeys.bin in order for that content (at least... ?) to work. Is it possible it's just content updates that are invalidating it?
     
  3. guenther

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    sounds plausible, but I still have the feeling the keys even invalidate when the content does not gets an update
     
  4. Mangoletsi

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    The server keys change, when you buy and add new dlc to the server. if you are updating the exhisting content, the content Identification doesn't change.

    I advise people not to use steamcmd dedicated server, and just host from the game installation, as you skip all the server keys issue, as all the content is unlocked automatically.
     
  5. guenther

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    no...no. Just no.

    I don't think it's related to purchases, as I did not bought anything in months. I think more it may related to files and their copy/create dates.
     
  6. Mangoletsi

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  7. guenther

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    I already spend a lot of time reading that threads. I would not ask if it would be listed there
     
  8. guenther

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    It was quite some time ago when somebody came with a RTFM..
     
  9. Mangoletsi

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    It's just experience.
     
  10. guenther

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    I spent the last three years with researching, analysing and automating the server. I think I still have not seen everything, but I think that some topics (such as these) is not a thing to be answered in three pinned threads
     
  11. Mangoletsi

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    It's a part of the adventure with Rfactor2, the official documents weren't complete or incorrect in 2017, and now in 2021 after its been re written, the information and errors are still there in the re write.

    It's all very quirky
     

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