Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:While looking into possibilities for a better redirect situation (i.e., customized to our server), I checked in at Gameservers.com, and lo and behold, they were having a sale: public game servers based in Chicago and Dallas for $0.75 a slot, monthly, for as long as you keep the server.
I couldn't resist. I ordered a new UT2004 server. It's based in Chicago just like our former public server.
Additionally, since the demise of the old gameservers.net public redirect, Gameservers.com has established their own in-house redirect service. They allow access to it for $5 a month. Not only that, but any custom map file that I upload to the server will be automatically loaded onto the redirect as soon as someone tries to access that file in-game (assuming it isn't already on the redirect). No more need to compress the files into .uz2 format and then manually upload them to the redirect server.
I don't know how long I'm going to keep this server, but we've got it for now. I'm busily uploading all of the custom files that I have on my personal server (most of which were on our old public server), and that process is probably going to take 2-3 days (yes, days). The server has to be stopped during that process. However, I expect to have it ready for games on Thursday.
Krogoth and PerfectCr: you will have admin rights on this server just as you did on the old public server. If you'd rather not have those rights, send me a message or respond here.
The new server address is ut2004://126.96.36.199:7777.
Fragnificent wrote:I'm new to hosted servers idea, but was wondering, would it make sense to have fatpipe custom servers run out of someone's house? My parents (I don't live there but it's within a few miles of my place) have like30 Mbit cable and I think its got a 4 or 8 Mbit upload speed. Its sick. I could host something there....
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:Haven't really tried it yet. Supposedly, the first time someone tries to download a map (or StaticMesh, or Texture, etc) that isn't on the redirect, they will get the normal slow download direct from the server. However, supposedly the file will be automatically copied to the redirect at that point.
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:Heh, my UT2004 folder was 13GB at it's peak! I don't have them all on my mac so I'll probably be doing a lot of redirect downloading! I did find and install the Duke Voice pack so we'll see if it works next time I connect!I have the server stopped while I upload another big batch of files. Good Lord, I had forgotten the sheer volume of custom maps we had loaded on that old server.
I'll bring the server back up when I'm done, and then post here.
Krogoth wrote:I also got Jailbreak, Christmas stuff here as well.
PerfectCr wrote:Heh, my UT2004 folder was 13GB at it's peak! I don't have them all on my mac so I'll probably be doing a lot of redirect downloading! I did find and install the Duke Voice pack so we'll see if it works next time I connect!
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:PerfectCr wrote:Heh, my UT2004 folder was 13GB at it's peak! I don't have them all on my mac so I'll probably be doing a lot of redirect downloading! I did find and install the Duke Voice pack so we'll see if it works next time I connect!
Don't forget that the .ogg (music) files aren't available via redirect. You have to have the packages. PM me with your email, and I'll send you a screenshot of the Music directory, so you figure out which .ogg files you're missing.
PerfectCr wrote:I may have found a solution to the UT2004 Mac issue (no voices). I'll try this patch and see if it helps.
I also experimented with:
I currently have it at 32, and I have robot voices, alien voices, etc
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:Perhaps that tip will help.
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:ut2004://188.8.131.52:7777
I also try to keep it updated in the original post, for future reference.
PerfectCr wrote:It's also public and searchable under the name "TR UT2004" or something similar from the in game server browser right?
Lucky Jack Aubrey wrote:PerfectCr wrote:It's also public and searchable under the name "TR UT2004" or something similar from the in game server browser right?
It's actually called "LJA's UT2004 server", but indeed it is intended to cater to the TR brethren.