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Old 10-05-2010, 03:24 AM
|HF|Binarian |HF|Binarian is offline
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Default |HF| server update

The following servers have been update with new maps:

|HF|Ball Frenzy (RIT)
|HF|Binarian's Dojo #1 no lag (RIT)

The new maps are as follows:

ball_arcanum
ball_atmosphere
ball_cavern
ball_colosseum
ball_cross
ball_cube
ball_doodle
ball_excel
ball_funnelpark
ball_lazer
ball_mayhem
ball_ocean
ball_pixelized
ball_risk
ball_sideshow
ball_skullisland
ball_star
ball_superlazer
ball_thorns
ball_woods

All official Altitude Ball maps are still present.

The servers are configured in the following manner:
Ball Frenzy:
Standard ball maps constitute the rotation. All of the above maps can be accessed through /vote changeMap

Dojo #1:
Both standard ball maps and the above maps constitute the rotation. /vote changeMap can be used to change to any map.




I require input on what maps I should make as part of the rotation, what maps should be included in the list, and what maps should never be seen again. Please post according to your preference.

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Old 10-05-2010, 04:29 PM
|HF|Binarian |HF|Binarian is offline
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Default Update

10/5/10:

New admin added: |HF|Hertz

PHP patch updated with additional server welcome messages
PHP patch updated with map change message


To come:

Continued PHP updates with better-defined messages, error checking, etc.
Transition from Debian VM to native Debian installation
-requires hard drive transplant
-will drastically improve server performance, and will make life easier for all involved


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Old 10-06-2010, 02:22 PM
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Default Update

10/6/10:

Server install is not going well. Linux's GRUB seems to be incompatible with the hardware. Multiple options remain, all of which are complex and annoying. All servers *should* be up one way or another by the end of the weekend. Apologies for the delay.

To come:
Continued PHP updates with better-defined messages, error checking, etc.


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Old 10-07-2010, 04:56 AM
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10/7/10:

Server upgrade/installation has reached second last attempt. Next attempt will resort to minimal XP installation with Debian VM. Although this will still limit resources, it will not be nearly as bad as the "current" configuration.

Should have a good chunk of time to work on this Friday; Saturday will be dedicated to various work related items and any extra server configuration.


To come:
Continued PHP updates with better-defined messages, error checking, etc.


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Old 10-07-2010, 02:29 PM
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10/7/10:

Last ditch effort on server installation will still run better than a VM: a live CD. I have great faith that this will work successfully.

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Old 10-07-2010, 04:23 PM
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Default Major Update

10/7/10:

SERVERS ARE UP!
Current solution: Formatted drive to be empty space, and am running linux off of a live cd.

Current status: Full standard servers are up and running successfully. NO SPECIALIZED COMMANDS are utilized as of yet.

Next step: get mysql and php running on the live cd. THEN (if i can) redouble my efforts to get debian running locally instead of a cd.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:47 PM
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10/7/10:

MySQL is now installed but not running properly.

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:26 AM
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Default Major Update

10/7/10:

Pardon the language (if you are easily offended), but HOLY CRAP MYSQL WORKS. This is a GOOD thing. Next step: PHP!

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:56 AM
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10/7/10:

Major issues with PHP; going to try again with a native install. Here goes nothing!

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:07 AM
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10/8/10:

Lady and Gentlemen (I'm sure there has to be ONE girl that plays this game), it is my pleasure to announce that WE HAVE LILO! Which is better than GRUB apparently. AKA Debian is now running natively, and should be amazing.

To do (estimated times):
Download the altitude files (2 minutes)
Download mysql (10 minutes)
Configure mysql (5 minutes)
Download php (10 minutes)
Configure php (5 minutes)
Edit sudoers (1 minute)
Edit PATH (1 minute)
Copy spare/custom files/scripts (5 minutes)

There is a possibility that I may be able to do this before work tomorrow (today, considering that it is 1AM); if not, your favorite |HF| servers should be up, running, and fully functional by the end of Friday!

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Old 10-09-2010, 02:14 AM
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10/8/10:

Well had a major setback today. If what I believe is correct, then not only is my hard drive corrupted because of overpartitioning, but I think my BIOS is now corrupted, requiring a bios flash.

This will take what is commonly called a long time.

So sorry.

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Old 10-10-2010, 06:00 AM
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Default Update

10/10/10:

I won't even make a wisecrack about the date...

Current situation: Altitude is installed on a native Debian installation on an IDE drive. PHP and Mysql is installed. The problem? server_launcher doesn't work! No idea what is going on there. I am looking into it, and I believe lamster will be helping me as well. More updates to come.

We are so close!

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:36 PM
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Default Major Update

10/10/10:

SERVERS ARE UP!
Due to an ungodly amount of fiddling by me and some magic by lamster, the servers are now up and running at full capacity, with all php patches active!

YAY!!

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Old 10-10-2010, 10:36 PM
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Default Update

10/10/10:

Just added an admin-controlled !restart command for restarting a map. This is useful for when map downloads take up half of the round; An admin can simply restart the map with an easy command so the people just joining can play a full game.

Additionally, it seems that I can restart the PHP patch without restarting the server, so the only reason that the servers should not be running at any given time is if the computer loses power or if I am trying to get my SATA drives working again....which I will not try for a while.

Have fun, Play hard!

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Old 10-11-2010, 01:41 PM
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Default Update

10/11/10:

A checkpoint for what we currently have to offer:

SERVERS:
|HF| Ball Frenzy (RIT): Equivalent to Bouncy #x
|HF| Private Server (RIT): A private server for |HF| members
|HF| Dojo #1 (RIT): Equivalent to Dojo #2
|HF| 10 minute FFA #1 (RIT): A bouncy 10 minute FFA
|HF| 50 kill FFA #1 (RIT): A bouncy 50 kill FFA
|HF| 10 minute FFA #2 hardcore (RIT): A hardwall 10 minute FFA
|HF| 50 kill FFA #2 hardcore (RIT): A hardwall 50 kill FFA

All servers are on a network with fast bandwidth, so lag should be minimal on the server end.

All servers have standard maps in normal rotation except for Dojo #1, which includes:
arcanum
atmosphere
cavern
colosseum
cross
cube
doodle
excel
funnelpark
lazer
mayhem
ocean
pixelized
risk
sideshow
skullisland
star
superlazer
thorns
woods

The above maps are also available in Ball Frenzy, but are not part of the standard rotation. You can access them through /vote changeMap.

All servers have the default settings regarding user commands (such as vote, testPlaneScale, etc.). In addition, the following extra features are in place:
All servers have:
A MOTD
A Help message
A GL and HF message at map change
!help command (displays the following options)
!session command: displays your stats since you have been connected to the server
!restricted command: displays any restricted plane configurations that may be present (none yet)
!tournament command: deals with tournaments. Not yet relevant.
!restart command (admins only): restarts the current map. is equivalent to changeMap CURRENTMAP, only it is faster.

Any suggestions for additional commands are welcome.

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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This server is a good server.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:02 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jewbacchus View Post
This server is a good server.
Why thank you!

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Old 10-12-2010, 02:33 PM
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10/12/10:

Just added a new server: |HF| 10 Minute Football Frenzy. This is supposed to be a substitute for the UK football server, which i am told lags. Hopefully this one will not.

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Old 10-14-2010, 05:26 AM
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Default Update

10/14/10:

Adding a command to alert all players when an Admin logs on.

To come: a repository to download maps (aside from the wiki, which apparently does not have all of them).

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:02 AM
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10/14/10:

As per request, I will be launching yet another server consisting of 2 ball maps: snow and cube. These will both be in standard rotation, and will act exactly the same as 10 Football idea. AKA, it's 10 minute football without the football map. If you want any other maps in the standard rotation, send me a PM.

Being a college student, I have heard and emitted numerous "language". I am not opposed to it. Having said that, I will not tolerate people who send all of their comments in caps, complaining about this or that, and swearing non stop. This is just useless flak, and there is already enough of that flying around the battlefield. If I or another admin is present, you will be removed purely at their discretion. If you want to appeal/object, you may rejoin and talk to the admin after the 2 minute ban period.

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Old 10-16-2010, 03:28 AM
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10/15/10:

In addition to the aforementioned 10 minute snow and cube maps, I will also be adding an |HF| Acid Ball server. This will be significantly different than any other server I host, and is indeed different than any other server I have see so far. It will be a standard ball server with only non-standard maps in rotation (official maps will be in the map database for a vote changeMap). If I can find them, I will include the "fun" maps.

This server will heavily incorporate the PALP patch; it will randomly change zoom factors at random intervals, making gameplay that much more interesting.

I recently stated in-game that I will be offering server space either for free or for a low cost, I have not yet decided. This was planned to be on a dedicated server different than the one that |HF| servers are running on; however, in the interest of whatever, I will reconfigure the |HF| computer to allow other users to run their own personal servers.

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Old 10-16-2010, 04:02 PM
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10/16/10:

|HF| 10 minute Snow/Cube is now up and running.

The |HF| computer has been reconfigured; I can now allow other people to use the machine to host their own servers.

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Old 10-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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is it free or cheap?
sorry I had to ask. I'm desperate for something besides my macbook.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:12 PM
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it is, but I am trying to figure out how i would bill people

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Old 10-17-2010, 04:51 AM
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Default Update: Repository Launch

10/17/10:

I have launched the map repository. For details, including the address, see: http://altitudegame.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4965

Also, I have now created an email account specifically for altitude. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, petitions, or personal grievances, please contact me at HFBinarian@gmail.com.

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Old 10-20-2010, 01:28 AM
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Default Update

10/19/10:

Just successfully added shortcut team switch and suicide commands: !s and !k (short for switch and kill). The 3 second spawn delay is still in effect; also, these commands currently only work on |HF| Ball servers.

To come: make all |HF| servers do this.

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:08 AM
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10/27/10:

Current server status: Have a total of 11 servers for various purposes. |HF| Training is a hardwall ball server with no bots. Every map I have is in standard rotation. |HF| Kill the Carrier is a project heavily incorporating PALP. I am working on it as much as I can, hopefully it will be up shortly after Thanksgiving. PALP files can be found at the normal location, in addition to the |HF| map repository site: bbxp.rh.rit.edu (I know it doesn't look like a webpage, but it is). Additionally, there is now a ventrilo server running (ventrilo is a VoIP service).
The details:
Server: bbxp.rh.rit.edu
Port: 3784

Only 8 clients can connect atm, I am working on fixing this.

Additionally, there is a non-HF mumble server:
Altitude Public Server
tecslice.gotdns.com
64277

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:47 AM
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Default Major Update

11/02/10:
Due to an error encountered when attempting to update the server, JAVA has been corrupted. I will get this repaired as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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Old 11-06-2010, 05:26 AM
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Default Update

11/06/10:
CONGRATULATIONS to Birdkilla on being the newest HF member!

As for the servers, they are currently up and running, without the PALP patch. I am doing testing with my "JALP" patch, which is well underway, and *might* be finished this weekend. Following that, I will be continuing on with Kill the Carrier.

Play on!

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