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I’m trying to join the server as a spectator (because my lag is too bad to be a player), but I’m having some trouble. I’m a n00b with this stuff, and it seems to be weirdly hard to google, like everyone is expected to know all the details already and so it’s not posted anywhere.

Anyway, before trying to join the server I’ve used the console to set the password and my status to spectator thus:

rcon_password dgc
setinfo spectator 1

But I still can’t join the server. It just says Trying to connect, then connect: failed.
Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Does it just not work with the Darkplaces Engine?

Edit: I think rcon has to do with some master password for the server? Anyway, I’ve tried every conceivable combination of setinfo, password and dgc and still nothing.