Help with becoming Admin on my new server in the making?

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Sorry..ima little nervous about posting. I got a strange feeling that this post is going to screw up ;/

Anyway..

I am in the process on making my own Pokemon Showdown server (well duh), but after I set up the basic stuff I tried to make myself admin (as you do). I looked over GitHub and it seemed a very simple process. I went to the config folder, created a text file, used some online instructions to make it CSV, but it still came out as .txt . I tried it again on Excel, it came out as CSV but somehow didn't process it and came with several warning messages. I have used several online procedures, and admins and friends for help, but something is still going on.

If someone would be so kind to explain the Admin creating process in detail step by step. Hopefully, I can finish it soon.

If I need to add more information such as screen shots I will.

If this or a similar question as been previously asked, please link me and close this or delete it.. Thank you.
 

Zarel

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What OS are you using?

On Windows 7 you go into Organize -> Folder Options -> View, and in the advanced settings box, there's a checkbox for "Hide extensions for known file types". Uncheck it, and you'll be able to see the real extensions and can remove the '.txt' part.

In XP Folder Options is in Tools, but everything else should be the same.

Excel actually displays the CSV as a spreadsheet, which is intentional. Put your name into the first column and ~ into the second column.
 
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I have done specified, but I still remain a simple registered user. Could it be possible for it to be IP address related? And what exactly is "port forwarding"? There is a mention about it in GitHub..

Sorry about all these questions. I just really like Showdown and wanted to become a part of it by doing this.
 

MJB

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I have done specified, but I still remain a simple registered user. Could it be possible for it to be IP address related? And what exactly is "port forwarding"? There is a mention about it in GitHub..

Sorry about all these questions. I just really like Showdown and wanted to become a part of it by doing this.
Zarel's instructions were accurate, you have doen something wrong.

Google is your friend, there are literally thousands of guides on the web about port forwarding.
 
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Hey again. Sorry, I have appeared to have located the problem to be within Excel itself, apparently it needs it's office key or something. However, for several reasons, I can fix this problem. Is there any other way to create a .csv file? so far any other methods have been unsuccessful.

Sorry again, and thank you.
 

Pikachuun

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Yes. Create a Notepad document (TextEdit if you're on a Mac) with the following line in it:
Your Pokemon Showdown username here; ~
Save it as usergroups. Change the extension from txt or rtf to csv. If this doesn't work, try changing the semicolon to a comma.

As an alternative option, edit the config file to give the normal user group root permissions (root: true), and boot up your server. Don't forget to put a comma at the end of the line before "root: true". Promote yourself to admin. Take away the root priviledges by deleting "root: true" and the comma you put in earlier. You're done! The usergroups.csv file will be automatically created, and you'll be an admin on your server.

I hope this helps you.
 
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Yes i am very sorry about that my friend i did not mean any harm sorry about that i was just trying find help about this you can remove that other thread bro sorry
 
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Trickster can you tell me can i use notepad to do this thow i did create a file called usergroups.csv and init i put Exadril,~ but it did not give me authority by any chance i used riched text document is it allowed and also what is the computer command to refresh my server i tryed ctrl F12 im unsure ?
 
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look i did this but still its not allowing me access to admin maybe by of chance i have to connect to my server useing localhost:8000 maybe is this the problem
 
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look i did this but still its not allowing me access to admin maybe by of chance i have to connect to my server useing localhost:8000 maybe is this the problem
There is already a file called usergroups.csv right click it and 'open with' notepad then change yourself to admin and then save. it should change back to .csv and you should be admin
 
#16
okey i dont really carer about admin right now anyway how do i get my server registered its been activated for 37 hours and 34 minutes without 1 drop out whats nex
 
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