I co run a public anarchy server. We had a user come on, duplicate maps, and fill the maps to the limit. idcounts.dat displays -32740. This causes all kinds of weird things when new maps are created which are all labeled map#0. I attempted to set idcounts.dat to the number of maps that were legitimate (304). This did not work and when I set a map and rechecked idcounts.dat, it was back to the original -32740. I am currently deleting the 32740 map dat files off of server to see what that does.

I have google searched with no luck. Has anyone solved this problem without deleting all current maps and idcounts file? I would like to keep the original 304 maps.

  • You need to do both, delete the map_xy files and reset the count in idcounts.dat.
    – dly
    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:26
  • Thank you for replying. I had figured it out before your reply but your reply is exactly right. I tried to do it with the server running and the idcounts was just being over written. I had to shut down server, modify idcounts, and delete extra maps.
    – Someone
    Feb 4, 2017 at 22:16
  • @dly Please post this as answer so that it can be accepted and this question doesn't remain open. Aug 10, 2017 at 7:20
  • @Someone Dly posted his comment as an answer, can you please mark it as accepted to indicate that this is the answer that solved your problem? Nov 6, 2017 at 8:43

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As already stated in my comment the map count can be reset by doing both, deleting the excess map_xy files and resetting the counter in idcounts.dat.

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