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[L4D] One 4 Nine added to both servers 
Tuesday, 11 January, 2011, 11:28 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
One 4 Nine by Kev Edwards is now on both servers. This is an excellent Campaign. It's visually great and very well balanced and supports all game modes. One 4 nine is the current Left 4 Dead Official Blog's featured campaign.

Left 4 Dead server details - HERE -

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[FC2] map changes on Far Cry 2 server 
Tuesday, 28 December, 2010, 01:58 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
I've added a couple of custom maps to the server.
Saw-mill by - link -
TAW KingOfTheHill v1.1 by TAW Butter_Cup

Saw-mill is a good looking and very tight map and should get some busy and intense games.
TAW KingOfTheHill is also small but I'm sure chaos will equal fun on this map.

Apocalypse Cow 0.3 by DaWorFizm will be added back into the mapcycle when Osseous Labyrinth by DaWorFizm has been completed.

Contact myself or D.Worf if you're interested in custom map test nights!

Server details including contact info - link -


TAW now have an Australian ranked server running - ! TAW Australia
The Art of Warfare


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[FC2] Woodland Wonderland map completed 
Monday, 27 December, 2010, 12:48 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
edit: map finished

I recently started playing around with the Far Cry 2 map editor. What an awesome piece of software! This is more of an experiment for me rather than a mission to make a great map but I've spent a fair bit of time trying to make it balanced by observing many online games with 12-16 players.

Set on the Zambezi river near an abandoned work site, Woodland Wonderland is a Far Cry 2 custom multiplayer map that supports all gamemodes. The map is not too sniper friendly and the ammo supplies are in one central point of the map to reduce camping domination at objectives. Woodland Wonderland was primarily made to play the Uprising gamemode.

For a manual install option, download - here - 14MB
Available to play and download on my server - link -

Current readme file - woodland-wonderland-README.txt -

Woodland Wonderland plan view -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland Uprising Capture Point A -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland Uprising Capture Point B -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland Uprising Capture Point C -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland UFLL Diamonds -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland APR Diamonds -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland gameplay just before dusk -click to enlarge-

Woodland Wonderland machete fighting at dusk -click to enlarge-

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[FC2] server maps update 
Monday, 29 November, 2010, 11:23 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
Just a quick note regarding my Far Cry 2 server..

Osseous Labyrinth updated to 1.5
Apocalypse Cow 0.3 new install

Far Cry 2 server details - link -


I've started playing around with the Far Cry 2 map editor. What an awesome piece of software! Thanks to those who played my first go at a map last night- nedJUNGLE (beta). This is more of an experiment for me rather than a mission to make a great map. While I have the server going and there are players I'll continue to work on it and throw it into the mapcycle on occasions.

edit: now called Woodland Wonderland

Info coming soon.

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[L4D] Suicide Blitz update 
Thursday, 25 November, 2010, 11:46 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
R.T. Frisk has updated Suicide Blitz to v5 to do a final fix for the custom sounds not playing since 'The Sacrifice' game update.

Suicide Blitz v5 is on both servers.

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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Mumble voice comms server coming soon 
Saturday, 20 November, 2010, 00:34 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
I'm making available a Mumble voice comms server to all players who play on any of my servers. Friends of these players are also welcome.

Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.

Details coming soon..

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[FC2] Far Cry 2 and Windows 7 
Friday, 19 November, 2010, 23:29 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
Far Cry 2 players that use any version of Windows 7 cannot auto download custom maps. Placing winhttp.dll from Windows XP into the game's \Far Cry 2\bin folder fixes this.

Windows 7 is not an OS that Ubisoft will support with regards to Far Cry 2 - link -

FIX SOURCE - discussion thread

Download winhttp.dll - LINK - 200KB

Far Cry 2 server details - link -

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[FC2] PunkBuster install available for download 
Friday, 19 November, 2010, 09:20 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
PunkBuster is no longer contratced to support Far Cry 2. For ranked multiplayer Far Cry 2 gaming, PunkBuster is required to be enabled on both the server and client which can be a problem with new installs of the game because the PunkBuster client will now not update automatically and you can no longer manually get the required updates from the PB website. Also, after the 1.03 patch the game's remote admin functions broke so now PB is the only way to remotely administor a Far Cry 2 server. Server utilities exist but these do not function remotely.

I've made available for download a Far Cry 2 PunkBuster install.
Server version v1.734 | A1392 C2.159
Client version v2.159 | A1392

If you are having PunkBuster issues then try installing this pack (save your original pb folder first).

-make a copy of your original pb folder
-remove pb folder from game install
-add the downloaded pb folder to game install

\Far Cry 2\bin\pb

Download - LINK ~5MB -

Far Cry 2 server details - link -

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[FC2] Far Cry 2 server now running 
Wednesday, 17 November, 2010, 10:35 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
A quick note for now..

Far Cry 2 server now running 24/7 - - link -

Custom map testing soon, maps by DaWorFizm
First map is Osseous Labyrinth
Details to be announced..

Contact me if you're interested in being involved in custom map testing events.
- Contact Ned (link top right section of blog)
- PM me (Ned) at - link -

- Contact DaWorFizm at - -

Discussion of Osseous Labyrinth can be done at D.Worf's site or in an upcoming thread in the public shooter forum over at

Stay tuned!

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[L4D] Silent Fear updated 
Tuesday, 26 October, 2010, 10:32 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Adam Sierra has updated his unique Left 4 Dead experience, Silent Fear. If you haven't yet played this map I suggest you do so.. it's quite a ride. This latest update addresses custom sounds after the recent game engine update. It's great to see a mapper continuing support. Unfortunately though one known bug is still present.


We also found a bug where if you jump behind the brick wall that has the list of glyphs on it you can't get out. For now this is on my test server but will be added to the main server asap pending updates.

Left 4 Dead servers info - HERE -

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