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Legacy Server Up

2017-12-10, 08:13 PM
#1
With Christmas just around the corner, I've become a bit nostalgic. RoseBumVCTF has been gone for quite a while and UT4 just isn't getting to where it needs to be so I've decided to rent a cheap UT2004 server for the holidays. The server is running the old RoseBumVCTF mod but I've taken some time to port over some of the improvements from the UT4 version of the mod.

The goal here is mostly to just have some fun on the old server. This will also give me some insight on how many people actually still care at all about RB. I see the site does get traffic but most people don't create accounts or posts. My assumption thus far has been that this site has no purpose until UT4 is complete. Having a server to play on should make this place feel more like RB.

I'd also like to test out all the new balance changes to see what will and wont work in UT4. This will be an opportunity to get the site's leaderboard hooked up with the leaderboard in game to create some cohesion. Everyone will be starting from level 1 since I wasn't able to retain the levels after the official RB servers went down.

Hopefully the game will feel a bit fresh with the changes and level reset. If the server gets a reasonable amount of traffic then I'll just leave it up indefinitely.
2017-12-29, 03:47 AM
#2
It's a Christmas miracle!

I seem to be having some trouble downloading maps and other resources from the server. The progress goes over 100%.

I remember this problem from way back when but don't remember what the solution was.

Do I just need to wait longer?
2017-12-29, 04:22 AM
#3
I hit about 450% and then get this error:



Any idea what the problem is?

I'm Googling around still but so far I've come up short.
2017-12-29, 01:46 PM
#4
I think I remember seeing that once or twice over the years but it definitely isn't to be expected. It looks like some kind of redirection issue.

I just loaded up that map with a fresh install and other players have been able to join fine. Are you using a fresh install? It's a stretch but it could be some kind of versioning issue.
2017-12-30, 12:46 AM
#5
Originally posted by "Trev"
Are you using a fresh install? It's a stretch but it could be some kind of versioning issue.


I don't have an optical drive so I had grabbed an installer online and just used the CD key from my copy.

Purchased a new copy on Steam and reinstalled and now it works like a charm, thanks!
2017-12-30, 04:36 AM
#6
Sorry to be hogging this thread but there's no edit button on posts that I can see.

Some stuff I noticed:

Vampirism works on shields now but still not vehicles. Maybe a reduced effect on vehicles would be nice?

I really like the hitmarkers for healing/adrenalizing/armoring friendlies with a magic weapon

Magic weapons don't seem to work on yourself, not sure if this is intentional.

A couple new players joined while I was on and they all left pretty quickly, maybe high level players should do less damage to players under a certain threshold. (or maybe only to players who haven't spent a certain amount of skill points)


Great to have the server back, hopefully we get some more traffic.
2017-12-30, 01:33 PM
#7
Originally posted by "A_Rabid_Cat"
Vampirism works on shields now but still not vehicles. Maybe a reduced effect on vehicles would be nice?


This is intentional. I want vehicles to be a safe haven from magic weapons and other effects.

Originally posted by "A_Rabid_Cat"
I really like the hitmarkers for healing/adrenalizing/armoring friendlies with a magic weapon


Me too. I spent hours getting that right.

Originally posted by "A_Rabid_Cat"
Magic weapons don't seem to work on yourself, not sure if this is intentional.


Check out the patch notes on the News tab in game. That was an intentional change for Armor/Healing/Adren which is explained there. These modifiers have been significantly buffed to make them better teamwork tools. I removed the self healing part to address balance issues.

Originally posted by "A_Rabid_Cat"
A couple new players joined while I was on and they all left pretty quickly, maybe high level players should do less damage to players under a certain threshold.


This is something I'm still trying to address in the UT4. I have a few things that will make it less daunting like the auto builds feature. You also have to consider the possibility that people just aren't into the game. This isn't something I'm going to address in UT2004.
2018-01-03, 03:42 PM
#8
Originally posted by "Trev"
With Christmas just around the corner, I've become a bit nostalgic. RoseBumVCTF has been gone for quite a while and UT4 just isn't getting to where it needs to be so I've decided to rent a cheap UT2004 server for the holidays. The server is running the old RoseBumVCTF mod but I've taken some time to port over some of the improvements from the UT4 version of the mod.

The goal here is mostly to just have some fun on the old server. This will also give me some insight on how many people actually still care at all about RB. I see the site does get traffic but most people don't create accounts or posts. My assumption thus far has been that this site has no purpose until UT4 is complete. Having a server to play on should make this place feel more like RB.

I'd also like to test out all the new balance changes to see what will and wont work in UT4. This will be an opportunity to get the site's leaderboard hooked up with the leaderboard in game to create some cohesion. Everyone will be starting from level 1 since I wasn't able to retain the levels after the official RB servers went down.

Hopefully the game will feel a bit fresh with the changes and level reset. If the server gets a reasonable amount of traffic then I'll just leave it up indefinitely.


speaking of legacy I have been trying to revive the www.rosebum.com forums I tried to get the domain name but some spammer purchased it. Anyway We have been hosting a UT99 ROSEBUM tribute server here 192.223.31.18:7777 I have been trying to find an admin who may have a back up of rosebum.com forum database. IF you do let me know do I can fire it back up. we rent a dedicated VPS server so we are able to host any games we want. Please let me know if I may assist you in anyway with UT. I am glad to see this site still up and running.

Thanks for reading Matt from www.vulpinemission.com
2018-01-03, 11:00 PM
#9
Originally posted by "=(V)=RocketJedi"
speaking of legacy I have been trying to revive the www.rosebum.com forums I tried to get the domain name but some spammer purchased it. Anyway We have been hosting a UT99 ROSEBUM tribute server here 192.223.31.18:7777 I have been trying to find an admin who may have a back up of rosebum.com forum database. IF you do let me know do I can fire it back up. we rent a dedicated VPS server so we are able to host any games we want. Please let me know if I may assist you in anyway with UT. I am glad to see this site still up and running.

Thanks for reading Matt from www.vulpinemission.com


The only person that could have that would be Milk. It's possible the database is still sitting on the server and only the domain expired but I wouldn't know. I also wouldn't know how to get in contact with him.
2018-01-12, 03:34 PM
#10
Originally posted by "Trev"
Originally posted by "=(V)=RocketJedi"
speaking of legacy I have been trying to revive the www.rosebum.com forums I tried to get the domain name but some spammer purchased it. Anyway We have been hosting a UT99 ROSEBUM tribute server here 192.223.31.18:7777 I have been trying to find an admin who may have a back up of rosebum.com forum database. IF you do let me know do I can fire it back up. we rent a dedicated VPS server so we are able to host any games we want. Please let me know if I may assist you in anyway with UT. I am glad to see this site still up and running.

Thanks for reading Matt from www.vulpinemission.com


The only person that could have that would be Milk. It's possible the database is still sitting on the server and only the domain expired but I wouldn't know. I also wouldn't know how to get in contact with him.


Hey Trev Thanks for replying. I guess almost all is lost for now :(

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