Killing Floor Pier of Pain event

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Tech stuff, updates | Comments Off on Killing Floor Pier of Pain event

The Killing Floor event for this summer is live.

However, since the folks over at Tripwire decided to compile the server on an Ubuntu server which has a newer version of glibc that CentOS and Debian uses, our server will be down until there is a fix.

There is a forum thread over at tripwire regarding the problem.

Edit: A few hours later Tripwire reverted to the old compiler and issued a small update. The server is up and running now.

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Status of the muppfarmen.se servers as of summer 2013

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2 | Comments Off on Status of the muppfarmen.se servers as of summer 2013

The servers haven’t really been managed since we moved to a new VM for all the game servers. Apache and MySQL still isn’t fully operational, but the game servers for Team Fortress 2, Killing Floor are up and running the latest steampipe versions.

Left 4 Dead 2 will be running the all new steampipe version when it is released this week.

Maybe the lovely Swedish summer will inspire me to fix the outstanding issues with web server and database, who knows?

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Servers partially up again. Killing Floor still down.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff | Comments Off on Servers partially up again. Killing Floor still down.

Most servers are back online. Only Killing Floor is down.

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Servers down

Posted: August 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff | Comments Off on Servers down

Due to a faulty RAID-controller, the servers are down since this morning. They will be up next week at the earliest.

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Killing Floor summer campaign 2012

Posted: July 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Tech stuff, updates | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Killing Floor summer campaign 2012

Killing Floor recently released a mandatory server update for their summer campaign. In order to update the server you have to ditch the good old hlsdupdatetool and start using steamcmd. Steamcmd requires a steam account, so I created a free one just for this.

Here are some of the steps taken:

  1. Created a subfolder for the server user, kf-ds
  2. Downloaded the steamcmd-binary and extracted it into the new folder
  3. Made a script for updating the server, called kfserver_script, according to the new steamcmd way, in that folder:

    login [STEAM_USER] [STEAM_PASSWORD]
    force_install_dir [SERVER_ROOT]/kf-ds
    app_update 215360 validate
    exit
  4. In the server home folder executed the command

    STEAMEXE=steamcmd [SERVER_ROOT]/kf-ds/steam.sh +runscript [SERVER_ROOT]/kf-ds/kfserver_script

Now the server files are downloaded and verified. The binary is still in the System-directory, but they have changed all folder names from lower case to starting with a capital letter.

Starting the server is done using

cd [SERVER_ROOT]/kf-ds/System
./ucc-bin server kf-hellride.rom?game=KFmod.KFGameType?VACSecured=true?MaxPlayers=6

If it starts OK, you can use a init.d-wrapper script that starts, stops and updates the server. That’s how we do it, running the server in a separate Screen. There is more info on the changes over at the Killing Floor wiki.

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Killing Floor Updated – Christmas 2011!

Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, updates | Comments Off on Killing Floor Updated – Christmas 2011!

Killing Floor has just been updated to include the Twisted Christmas content!

Tripwire continues its long standing tradition of massive free content packs with the Twisted Christmas 2 Content Pack. The features an all new level, Ice Cave, as well as brand new Twisted Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit. But wait – there’s more! Santa is bringing even more gifts – the Winter Weapon Pack, with seven brand new weapons complete with new achievements, free to everyone who owns the game. Returning from last year’s event we have Christmas themed specimens replacing all of the regular baddies, Santa’s Evil Lair, Christmas themed achievements and the chance for those who missed unlocking the special Baddest Santa character last year to grab him this time around.

Our server runs the all new KF-IceCave as well as last years christmas map.

Ho Ho Ho

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Halloween is almost here

Posted: October 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Team Fortress 2, updates | Comments Off on Halloween is almost here

Both Killing Floor and Team Fortress 2 have been enhanced with pumpkins and whatnot.

The Team Fortress 2 server will be running the Valve Halloween maps for a few days.

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Killing Floor up again

Posted: January 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, updates | Comments Off on Killing Floor up again

The Killing Floor server is up again on it’s new IP. The name is still kf.muppfarmen.se on port 7707.

It runs on Beginner level and all official maps.

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tf2.muppfarmen.se down for maintenance

Posted: January 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff | Comments Off on tf2.muppfarmen.se down for maintenance

tf2.muppfarmen.se and kf.muppfarmen.se will be taken down for a while. Killing Floor will move to another machine on a static IP (hopefully tonight), and tf2 will rise again as a virtual instance on our upcoming XEN based cluster. The upcoming virtualization will take some time, so don’t expect the server up and running within the next week or so.

Also our backup mumble server mumble2.muppfarmen.se will be on hiatus.

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Killing Floor mandatory update

Posted: January 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Killing Floor, updates | Comments Off on Killing Floor mandatory update

A required update for Killing Floor has just been released. You will need to update your servers in order to remain compatible with clients. This update turns off the Christmas mode and fixes some exploits on a few official maps.

The server has been updated, and the map rotation changed to all official maps.

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