Incoming client packet has caused exception

  1. 9 months ago

    Hey there, I'm writing this to inform you guys that I am trying to log on the server. I set everything properly, even starting a new character for the server, but, when it starts up, it just says that I was disconnected because there was an 'incoming client packet that caused exception.' What does that mean, and can I fix it?

  2. Eradem

    6 Nov 2017 Moderator

    @MultiFacedMedia This means that you have in-fact, not set everything properly. It mean that you have items or techs equipped not in the server, which makes you get kicked out. There is also the possibility you have installed a few incompatible client-side mods with the server. In addition, you may possibly have missed out any mods from the modpack, or have mods left over from previous that you weren't aware of.

    Check C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\mods
    Check C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\assets

    In assets folder, there should only be "user" folder and "packed.pak" file.
    In mods folder, there should only be "mods_go_here" file.

    Browse > Subscribed items
    Go through this list and find out which mod is broken.

    Go to the lounge sections of the forums to join the Discord server if you need more help more reliably. The channel you would be looking for is #technical_support

  3. 8 months ago

    I am also experiencing this problem. I have no mods and am subscribed to no mods.

  4. Eradem

    16 Dec 2017 Moderator
    Edited 8 months ago by Eradem

    @Noises If you're experiencing trouble entering the server and get this error, that means you do not have the mods the server has.

    Please go into the options menu of Starbound and tick "allow assets mismatch".
    Then go to <- Subscribe to the mods on this page as well.

    For any further technical help, please enter the lounge area and use the Discord link and go to the #technical_support channel, as any response on these forums is guaranteed to be slow.


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