Well folks looks like weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re back in business once again. This time around tho, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not one server, but two. Hosting is via The Planet/ServerMatrix once again, based outta Dallas, TX, same type of package deal as last time basically but with improvements to their network, the link to that network, and available data transfer per month. So what happened to be pretty damn good with HaloPC late last year is even better now. Times two ;-)
Details Ã¢â‚¬â€œ so far weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re planning on running various game titles, such as Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat mod (like I gotta play THAT oneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦), HaloCE, and Call of Duty right away. Saving room for Half-Life 2/CS: Source and Doom3 when those games go live, and it should be very soon. WorkinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ on Neverwinter Nights as well, just trying to find a workaround for that bastard CPU idle bug. As of this posting, HaloCE (CTF) is up and running, and Call of Duty and BF1942: DC will follow shortly. All three of those will be primed by the time HF LAN #5 kicks off for sure, and maybe NWN as well.
This time around, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve enlisted more help than usual, for some obvious and not so obvious reasons. In the past IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always kept total control over all aspects of the servers insofar as upkeep, backend work and so forth. Also meant that I paid for everything outta pocket. This time however, I asked for and received a significant amount of help from some of our long-time regulars from Hardfought hereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ those people being EatMoreLead, WidowMaker, spudboy and Sack. They are helping financially as well as with administrative dutiesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ means that not only are they admins, but bonafide partners, and as such have a say in every aspect of the game servers. Pretty neat, huh? ;-P Dunno why I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do this beforeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ because of their help is why I can bring the sevrer back up early before coming back home and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also why I can bring back two instead of just one. SoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ congratulate Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem next time ya see them online. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be busy men too, so offer some support or suggestions if ya can.
Also, Hardfought LAN #5 is just three weeks away and there are only 11-12 more slots available, so make damn sure to sign up if ya plan on attending. Get with EML if ya have any questions regarding the lan. And dammit, make Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem take more pictures this time, heh :-)
Other stuff Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I have some more pictures to post from here, nothing too major, just some shots of some of us during a lil makeshift July 4th BBQ, and some other pictures, so be on the lookout for those soon. Things have been relatively calm here in our neck of the woods for the past few days, and I hope it stays that way. Hot as *balls* here too, and getting hotter. SomethinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ like 120+ in the shade, no joke. Oh well.
All I have for now gang, more to come later on. See ya.