Run maps which fail to open with the error "couldn't spawn server"

I’m using QuakeSpasm + Quake Injector to play maps.
I’m able to play 99% of maps, but some of them won’t open. They get stuck in the console window.

For example, when I try to run the map Nehahra, the engine gets stuck in the console with the final screen output below.

[code]
========= QUAKE INITILIZED =========

EXECING QUAKE.RC
EXECING DEFAULT.CFG
EXECING CONFIG.CFG
EXECING AUTOEXEC.CFG
UNKNOWN COMMAND “SCR_SCALE”
COULDN’T SPAWN SERVER MAPS/NEHSTART.BSP
3 DEMO(S) IN LOOP
]▮[/code]

What are the steps for solving these kind of problems?

The “Couldn’t spawn server maps/abcd.bsp” error means that either a map is not installed correctly, or the mod dir isn’t loaded. Some DB entries may have incorrect Injector settings in this regard. If you come across any, feel free to report them http://www.quaddicted.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=58.

Nehahra has specific engine requirements. Source ports that support it, beside the original nehahra.exe, are http://user.tninet.se/~xir870k/nehquakebjp.zip (modified GLQuake), http://icculus.org/twilight/darkplaces/ and http://mhquake.blogspot.com

Hi there

I’ve bumped into this too, it can either mean what negke said, QInjector sometimes forgets to actually install some maps, try a reinstall or manual extraction from the download folder

Or it can be the case-sensitiveness of Unix-like systems, for example the injector executes
quakespasm.exe +map wca
which finely loads WCA.bsp on Windows, but on Unix-like systems “wca” is different “WCA”, so the correct cmdline would be
quakespasm.exe +map WCA
So you can launch the map manually with correct casing, or rename the files to fix the issue

Hopefully others with this issue will read this and be happy while dying in lava

FYI the reQuiem engine has a feature where it turns case-agnostic: https://www.quaddicted.com/engines/requiem

Makes playing on Linux much more fun. :slight_smile:

If the Quake Injector fails, please tell us the filename and it will be fixed!

Cool little engine, I’ve yet to fully explore it

Injector’s fixed now, it was probably my bad

Yep - I’ve had the gamedir misconfigured :stuck_out_tongue: