> > > > I'm running MF 1.09 under W2K with RA2. It appears to do nothing: no error messages, nothing. The window is named, "Offline FPW FTP". What is the story as to whether it works for WOL or XWIS? The help page isn't. It doesn't appear to start. There was no "installation": it's an executable file. No documentation in MF.zip. Please advise.
> > > WOL is down and MF doesn't support XWIS.
> > That's not an answer.
> Well, you didn't tell me if never worked.
> > I wouldn't have written unless MF didn't work EVER, even when WOL is up. The fact that it was down when I wrote is pure coincidence; I tried it many times when WOL was up. You haven't addressed any of the other points I brought up about MF. Since I've never seen it do anything, is there any indication at all from MF when it is running or connected?
> Yes, the offline message in the title is changed (I guess to the name of the server you're connected too).
> > How does it indicate that it is filtering? From within RA2, or on its own screen, in which case I can't see it if RA2 is full-screen.
> If it doesn't work at all, check your hosts file. It should contain this line:
> 127.0.0.1 servserv.westwood.com
That was the problem. This line had appeared in my hosts file, but since no documentation said it should be there, I assumed it was an error and deleted it. However, MF still didn't work, until I removed the original WOL servserv.westwood.com line. It is now working, although the title still reads Offline FPW FTP. Perhaps that goes away when I login to WOL, but I'd have to change screens to see it. Thanks!!
> > As lead design & programmer of MF, you could probably answer these things, or maybe you just don't care anymore.
> Indeed, I don't really care about MF, as I've switched to XWIS as WOL is hopeless. The only advantage WOL has ATM is that there are more players on it, but I will answer the questions.
I'm not sure that I should care, either, it's just that I like stuff to work. It's nice to have it, since on slow days at XWIS I can go to WOL.
> > > Play on XWIS without MF (you won't need it).
> > Why not? I'm low-ranked, and would rather not get killed in QM by players who outrank me, even if there are only 8 people on line. XWIS players are pretty damn good.
> Because XWIS itself has a points filter.
Perhaps you could post what that filter does somewhere?
> > -TS
Hey, thanks a bunch. You've restored my faith in human nature by answering all of my questions. Last time anyone did that, they were trying to sell me something.