We have our own very powerful server, it uses opensm on fibre nics and there is no router or gatway so it can NEVER connect to the internet, any patching for updates is done manually. We were planning on hosting our own PURE LAN game for 8 people 4 vs 4, followed by last man standing setup under the conditions that we wanted.
I have been working towards this goal and have put many hours into it ; however due to this BattleEye thing which I have no problems with if you are playing on a PIC game ( Public & Internet Connected ) as we HATE cheaters with a passion and we are running a solely LAN no router no gatway setup that can never connect to the internet for exactly that reason.
It should be that if I whitelist all the Bohemia ID's that this will allow my fellow players to connect and bypass battleEye as battleEye has no chance of ever getting an internet connection, but this is not the case BattleEye instead jumps in front of everything and causes problems, me as the server admin gets told my password is incorrect when I know damn well it's not.. I have even gone to the extent of copying and pasting my admin password into the client still to be told it's wrong. User passwords result in connect timeouts as again battleye jumps in the way on a purely LAN game.
You have 9 quite disgruntled people here and we want this fixed, we have all put in very little time online trying to get this stuff to work and are still within the window for a refund and we are at the point of talking about going back to steam and getting a refund on the game and the DLC, also the level of documentation for trying to get a LAN only non internet connected game going is attrocious. We know you are a small studio and thats fine but how about giving a group of users what we want for a change.
I have heard every argument from people about hosting your own private internet connected server blah blah blah but the point is we have paid for this game and we should be able to play the game on our own server without the internet involved and our systems are built for light speed - not copper, ping times for our server are les than 1ms not the <50ms people see on copper PIC games.
Please remove BattleEye for LAN non PIC games.