Shorah everyone, first of all, I apologize that my first post is rather lengthy one, I'll try to get to the point straight away. I would like to set up a private Dirtsand server, for the purpose of learning and nostalgia (a buddy and I really started to miss the days of Until Uru recently, and this would be "next best").
I got a throwaway Hetzner VPS and installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. I am somewhat of a Linux rookie, but know my way around it well enough to be able to use SSH and follow clear instructions.
Thanks to the excellent instructions on the Github site, the information on another site the pointers J'kla provided in his thread, I believe I now have a working server. I got to the point where I get the following message:
dirtsand@Uru:~$ cd dirtsand
dirtsand@Uru:~/dirtsand$ bin/dirtsand dirtsand.ini
ds-918> [Status] Running on 127.0.0.1/8080
[Lobby] Running on 127.0.0.1/14617
Which seems to indicate the server is running without spitting out errors. I added a test account (confirmed it is added to the database). I can share my notes on how I got to this point if that is helpful. I believe the important part is to say I made sure port 14617 is open (in fact I haven't even installed a firewall yet, so as to not complicate things).
However, I can't seem to access my server using the client. What I did so far:
* Copied the Uru Live folder to another location.
* Downloaded the files from http://files.mystler.eu/Client.zip and extracted them to the folder I just copied
* Changed the relevant information in the server.ini file to match my own generated keys and IP address
* Created a shortcut of plClient.exe and added -LocalOnly
However, the client won't even attempt to connect and errors out with "Authentication failed. Please try again. Unable to connect to Myst Online."
Unfortunately, that is where I seem to have hit a solid wall, because I have no idea how to troubleshoot this any further. Help would certainly be appreciated, thanks so much in advance!