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This is an effort to create a functional server for the Biohazard Outbreak games.
Both of the NTSC/J (Japanese) Outbreak games are supported.
Although we hope that we will be able to create servers that will work with the NTSC/U and PAL versions of the game, we do not have packet captures for those versions. The NTSC/U and PAL versions used the SNAP service, while Japanese versions used KDDI. Reverse engineering a server without packet captures is extremely difficult and time consuming.
Keep in mind that the PAL version of Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 did not feature online multiplayer and there is nothing we can do about this.
We have functional online lobbies and games. Recently, we added support for different game modes in File 2 (such as boys only, girls only, and nightmare).
Outbreak File 1 originally featured two online modes. "West town" mode allows users to create and join games as in File 2. This mode is completely functional. "East town" or "downtown" mode paired random users together. Once the users completed a level, it would automatically advance those players to the next level so that users could play through the levels sequentially without returning to the lobby. This mode is not functional, and we do not have packet captures for it.
Yes! Your user name and password are linked to your forum account. Create a forum account, and use those details to log in to the game server.
Using the in-game network set-up menu, set your first DNS server to "188.8.131.52." If you need help setting up your network settings on an emulator, see below for a link to emulator set-up guides.
Make sure that your router or modem is not altering packets. You may be behind a proxy or a part of some other configuration that does not pass packets through unaltered. Try connecting your device directly to the internet and bypass your router.
Please see the Gameplay Rules thread. We want players to cooperate with each other. Keep in mind that we will be establishing at least one area (with friendly fire mode activated!) where players may do whatever they desire, with the exception of using cheats.
You will need a PlayStation 2 that is capable of playing Japanese region games and Japanese region copies of the Outbreak games that you would like to play. If you have a "fat" model PS2, you will also need a broadband adapter. Bear in mind that you will need to pass the DNAS check. You can search for ways to bypass the DNAS check, but we will not discuss that here. Users can utilize emulators to connect to the server, but see below for an account of some emulator issues.
PS2 "fat" users should consider using a hard drive and a program like HD Loader in order to significantly decrease load times.
Yes, but keep in mind that emulator users experience freezes and other problems. Results are completely inconsistent. Some users will experience no problems for days and suddenly be victim to multiple freezes, while other users cannot finish a game.
When you freeze in an online game, you are not the only one that will experience problems. We do not know the cause, but sometimes, emulator user freezes cause simultaneous freezes for PlayStation 2 users and other emulator users. Even if the other users do not freeze, you have left your teammates down a player.
This the experience of most emulator users. Do not announce "I have not had any freezes yet!" There are plenty of testers that have logged many more hours. We do not have a solution at the moment. We suggest that you play with a PlayStation 2.
For help setting up an emulator, and some tips and tricks, look at these threads:
Blind Config Setup
Known Emulator Bugs & Issues
Yes, this will work absolutely fine. Multiple PlayStation 2's can connect to the server from within the same network.
A slight modification is necessary for emulator users that operate the Dev9 plugin in switched mode. The Dev9 plugin is hard coded to use the same MAC address, regardless of computer. This creates routing problems. Modifying the MAC address used in the Dev9 plugin solves this.
For more information, check out Gandi's post regarding the issue.
We will not tolerate piracy discussion here. Nor is there an excuse not to purchase a legitimate copy. Do not attempt to post ISO links.
No. This is the best source for information and news about the server.
Do not join Very Hard games. You will only annoy veteran players and you will not learn how to play at higher difficulties. Find other new users and play at either the easy or normal difficulty settings until you are able to contribute at higher difficulties.
In order to discern the difficulty of a game, press R1 at the character select screen.
I will update this FAQ as needed. Feel free to suggest additions.