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[FC2] server update 
Saturday, 2 July, 2011, 08:44 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
Some map changes on the Far Cry 2 server..

Osseous Labyrinth is now final at version 1.7
It also now requires Fortune's Edition to play it.
Osseous Labyrinth 1.7 - 2011.06.13 (Final - Fortunes Pack Edition)
Mem: 208.8 - Obj: 154229

* Added details/objects from FP
* Added swampboats, jeeps & buggys to 'far-zones'
* Added Glider to CP-B cliffs
* Added Weapon Crates

Apocalypse Cow have been removed, project cancelled.

Island have been removed, project cancelled.

Far Cry 2 server details - link -

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[FC2] server updates 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2011, 10:57 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
• The main server now runs all of DaWorFizm's maps. Mapcycles will vary on random occasions. Details are on the server info page, link below.

New maps added
-Trench Town

-Valkyrie Surf to v0.7

• The Test Server still refuses to work with Far Cry 2
*HELP* details in below link.

Far Cry 2 server details - link -

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[FC3] Far Cry 3 announced! 
Tuesday, 7 June, 2011, 10:47 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
Well, it's coming. Far Cry 3 has been announced with a story, screenshoots and even gameplay footage.

Beyond the limits of civilization lies an island, a lawless place ruled by piracy and human misery, where your only escape is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun. This is where you find yourself, trapped in a place that’s forgotten right from wrong, a place where you must live by the principles of violence to survive. Discover the island’s bloody secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to survive; and outwit its roster of ruthless, desperate characters. Beware the beauty and mystery of this unexplored paradise. You’ll need more than luck to survive.

Far Cry 3 - Official Site

Gameplay footage (and Far Cry 3 game chat) here.. ... 012-a.html


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[L4D] server update.. 
Monday, 6 June, 2011, 07:28 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
The latest official campaign The Sacrifice has been crashing between 1st and 2nd chapters and the Tank wasn't showing up correctly in Chapter One. Looks like this was caused by the Coal'd Blood Campaign. Thanks to Keldorn for this information. I've removed this campaign from the main server. If it's ever updated with a fix or I find a way to have it on the server without causing issues to The Sacrifice then I'll add it back.

Keldorn has been busy. Precinct 84 has been updated to v9.1
- Finale difficulty ramped up but not in a way that will make it irritating.
- Tank cheese strategy where you can ignore the tank and collect gas safely is now fixed/countered by spawning common infected every time you collect gas.
- Glitch fixed where the police car can still be activated if someone is incapacitated inside the police station. This would cause the finale to break.
- Removed the ladder off the army truck with the minigun. Simply jumping on the truck is faster.
- Optimization: Added Ragdoll fader to finale area. This will improve the framerate by ridding of ragdolls quickly.
- Added 3 more songs, Portal Still Alive, All I want for Christmas, Re Your Brains to the Nightclub. (For now a total of 5 random songs)
-Changed the Circuit breaker model in map 3 in the tunnel to the breaker from HL2. Since the other model is deeply associated with panic events. Which is not the purpose of the breaker.

Precinct 84 v9.1 is now installed on Main Server.
Coal'd Blood can be played on the Test Server on request.

Left 4 Dead server details - LINK -

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[L4D] Precinct 84 updated to v9 
Tuesday, 24 May, 2011, 10:47 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Precinct 84 by Keldorn has been updated to v9

Unfortunately there is no changelog but here are some notes from players leaving feedback on after the update..

update 5/24/2011 v.9
- cool custom textures.
- maps are still great
- i love the new add on's for all the maps
- finlale 100 times better
- bot nav very good
- gas pump dont go boom bots cant f... you over more then normal.!!!!!!

I love the new camera angles when you finish this campaign, It's better than before :) On a sad note I do not like what you did with the security gate by the stairs, i loved opening it and hearing a different gate sound, I also am not happy with the room where you get ammo and weapons, it feels too wide and there shouldn't be four medkits if you already get 4 in the room you start in. Other than this the changes are great and I do not agree with what RainingMetal says at all.

Read more here - -

Now installed on Main server.
Left 4 Dead server details - LINK -

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[Crysis] I finally played this game 
Monday, 2 May, 2011, 12:39 - Crysis
Posted by ned
Well, Crysis has been on my to-play list for a while now. I figured it was a good time to give it a run with my recent upgrade... what an awesome game! Just stunning. The open environment in this game really is something special. I cranked all settings to maximum. Even my new GTX580 was hurting with GPU usage up over 90% and the temp increasing 25'C. Outstanding graphics (albeit dX9 as I'm still on XP). The story is engaing with gameplay having variety and not too linear. The weapons are solid. Overall a great game and well worth playing especially if you can do so in all it's glory. AI isn't the best but I've seen much worse and the Elimination of General Kyong mission was rather lame. That and a few minor bugs throuhout the game are the only real negatives in my opinion.

Another excellent thing regarding this game is it's quite a challange being one of the hardest 'normal' mode games I've ever completed.

I rate this game 8/10 Neddie dolls ;P

I've just started Crysis Warhead, more on this soon.

edit: I finished Crysis Warhead. Definitely not as polished as the original but still worth a run. Even though it's a standalone game you need to have played the first Crysis to know exactly what's going on. It also crashed on me about a dozen times throughout the game. I preferred the ending to Warhead to the ending of the original. Overall though the original Crysis is a much better game.

On a side note. I've added a Crysis Wars server to my to-do list.


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[FC2] test server completed, Valkyrie Surf coming soon 
Monday, 2 May, 2011, 11:52 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
The Far Cry 2 test server is ready to go again - link. The issue I was having with the old test server and Far Cry 2 appears to be gone. Details here.

DaWorFizm is busy making a new map called Valkyrie Surf inspired by the Apocalypse Now movie.

Testing of this map, coming soon.


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Test server and gaming machine upgraded! 
Saturday, 23 April, 2011, 11:34 - >Games (PC)
Posted by ned
Well, many know the motherboard on my test server died a while back. I now have a better test server to work with. I set it up only to have the hard drive die! So I bought a new one and continued. Then my graphics card on my gaming rig died (fun times). I went out a bought a new graphics card but when I installed it I soon found out it takes up so much space in my case that I have to keep the hard drive cage outside of the case.. then I find out my power supply won't run it!!! Soooooooo, I got a new PSU as well. I'll get another case soon.

For those that don't know. I have two internet connections at home, one being for the test server. Game servers running 24/7 are run via NETWARS.

Old test server
Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
2x 1GB Veritech RAM

New test server
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
2x 2GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM

My gaming comp
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6
2x 2GB GeIL DDR2 PC6400

I had a standard Nvidia 8800GT.

Now I run an MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II with a Corsair HX1000W PSU.

My games sure do look nice now! The biggest improvement for the games I own and have upped the graphics settings on is Far Cry 2. Next step is to get Win7 ultra as I'm still on XP and a new Lian-Li case.

I have a few servers to get running.
Here's the order I'll be working on..

-Far Cry 2 [test server] *DONE*
-Mumble Voice Comms [test and main server]
-Left 4 Dead [test server]
-Enemy Territory (ET Pro mod) [test server]
-Battlefield 2142 (PB testing) [test server]
-Quake 4 (Q4MAX mod) [test server]
-ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead [test server]
-ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead (Private Military Company) [test server]
-S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl [test server]

Oh and I'll be setting up a Brink server for the test and main asap when released ;]


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[L4D] Precinct 84 updated 
Thursday, 24 March, 2011, 08:58 - Left 4 Dead
Posted by ned
Precinct 84 by Keldorn has been updated to v8
- Al checkpoint exit doors now have bars.
- Checkpoint exit fixed on map 3 for versus.
- More pills added to map 2 and the finale.
- Versus score modified for map 2
- Nav cleaned up a bit more.
- Added a microphone to the club on map 3.
- Made the HL2 trainseats on map 2 unique named to avoid conflicts with campaigns using the same model.

and other various small things not worth mentioning.

Now installed on Main server. (Test server still down)

Left 4 Dead server details - HERE -

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[FC2] new custom map on server - Isla de la Muerte 
Sunday, 20 March, 2011, 12:13 - Far Cry
Posted by ned
I've installed a new custom map on the Far Cry 2 server called Isla de la Muerte by PiiPS. Isla de la Muerte (translated Isle of the Dead) is a good looking large map and supports all gamemodes.

- Symmetric map design for balanced teamplay
- 2 Assault Truck (M2 .50 Cal.); 1 Jeep Liberty (APR); 1 Jeep Wrangler (UFLL)
- 2 Swamp Boat (M-249)
- 3 M-249's; 1 M2 .50 Cal.
- 10 ammo crates
- 3 Tunnels
- highly detailed environment

Far Cry 2 server details - link -

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