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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SourceMod 1.4.4 released

Posted: July 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff, updates | Comments Off on SourceMod 1.4.4 released

Fixes some problems after the new Pyro update for TF2.

All servers have been updated.

 

Details about the update are here.

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Meet the Pyro!

Posted: June 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Team Fortress 2, updates | Comments Off on Meet the Pyro!

Updates to Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat: Source and Half-Life 2: Deathmatch have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Source Engine Changes (TF2, DoD:S, HL2:DM)

  • Added ConVars sv_rcon_maxpacketsize and sv_rcon_maxpacketbans to allow server admins to control the maximum RCON packet size and whether or not users get banned for exceeding that limit. The defaults reflect the existing behavior.
  • Fixed not being able to import custom spray images on Macs
  • Fixed Macs cancelling http map downloads that take longer than 30 seconds

Team Fortress 2

  • Added Pyrovision!
  • Added new game mode Special Delivery and map Doomsday!
  • Friendly players glow when carrying the flag
  • Fixed rare cases where flag could fall out of the world
  • Fixed cases where the Payload HUD looked like the cart is still on a hill when it isn’t
  • Fixed cases where some clients didn’t receive broadcasts about long continuous particle effects being started or stopped
  • Updated the HTML renderer for displaying server MOTD
  • Votes created by a dedicated server no longer trigger a failed vote cooldown
  • Fixed map triggered annotation events not working on dedicated servers
  • Fixed the game crashing if tempents are created that use invalid materials
  • Using a Name Tag while in game notifies everyone of the name change
  • Fixed Strange Part: Projectiles Reflected not tracking grenade and sentry rocket deflections
  • Added new items
    • City on Fire item sets
    • Pyroland weapons and cosmetics
    • Community-contributed cosmetic items for all classes
    • Mysterious treasures have been incinerated, but are now craftable
    • Added crafting recipe for Pile of Ash
    • Scorched Keys are now available in the store for a limited time
    • New promo item
  • Weapon balancing changes
    • Gloves of Running Urgently
      • Removed self-damage over time penalty
      • Heavy takes mini-crits while active and for 3 seconds after switching away
      • Attack damage penalty reduced from -50% to -25%
    • Tomislav
      • Spin-up speed bonus reduced from +40% to +10%
    • Quick-Fix
      • Medic mirrors blast jump of their heal target
    • Crusader’s Crossbow
      • Reload speed time reduced by +40%
    • Cozy Camper
      • Regenerates 1 heath per second
      • Reduced movement penalty from -90% to -80%
    • Sticky Jumper and Rocket Jumper
      • Added ‘flying’ sound to blast jumps
    • The Concheror
      • Changed rage building source from “damage done and damage received” to only “damage done”
      • Increased the rate at which Rage builds for this item by +25%
    • The Equalizer
      • Removed player move speed modification and added it to a new item named The Escape Plan
      • All owners of the Equalizer will be automatically granted The Escape Plan
    • Crit-a-Cola
      • Added +25% increased movement speed while active
      • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds
    • Atomic Bonk
      • Increased duration from 6 to 8 seconds
    • All Flamethrowers
      • Increased base damage by +10%.
    • Backburner
      • Removed +10% damage bonus attribute
      • Note: Because of base damage increase, damage remains unchanged
    • Degreaser
      • Added -10% damage penalty attribute
      • Note: Because of base damage increase, damage remains unchanged
    • Phlogistinator
      • Damage defense while taunting reduced from -90% to -75%
  • Item bug fixes
    • Fixed sentry sometimes spawning in shielded mode while the Wrangler was equipped, but not deployed
    • Improved visual and audio cues for when the Manmelter is ready to fire
    • Fixed Manmelter being able to earn crits via friendly Pyro self-damage
    • Fixed Scotch Bonnet’s blue team skin not showing
    • Fixed Unarmed Combat’s taunt not working
    • Unarmed Combat’s color now matches the team using it
    • Fixed the Apparition’s Aspect showing a burning texture in DX8
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Left 4 Dead 2 update

Posted: May 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, updates | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 update

Updates to Left 4 Dead 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

Changes:
– Next Mutation: Flu Season
– Removed a demo ConVar that was being used for an exploit

Dead Center 1:
– The lower windows should no longer be accessible (versus map grief).

Dark Carnival 3:
– Adjusted brush that was blocking a truck interior, to no longer block the truck interior.
– Adjusted the rollercoaster event start to make it more difficult to skip.

Hard Rain 2:
– Adjusted blockers on the pipe-hop shortcut to provide better coverage.

Hard Rain 1/5:
– Adjusted blockers to better cover the added box which itself covers an invincible spot.

The Passing 1:
– Added blockers for survivors along the railings in the upper areas to prevent them from leaving the map or getting stuck out of bounds

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SourceMod 1.4.2 Released

Posted: April 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff, updates | Comments Off on SourceMod 1.4.2 Released

Apparently SourceMod prior to 1.4.2 contains a nasty security bug, so this update is rather important.

All of our servers have been updated, and tf.muppfarmen.se seems to have gotten some fresh gamedata as well.

Read all about the release over at SourceMod HQ

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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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I hate mountains updated to 1.5

Posted: October 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, updates | Comments Off on I hate mountains updated to 1.5

This is supposed to be the final version. Go ahead and try it out!

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TF2 server registration glitches fixed

Posted: October 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Team Fortress 2, updates | Comments Off on TF2 server registration glitches fixed

As of now the server has been updated and is registered for item drops.

Halloween special 2011 can now be enjoyed on tf.muppfarmen.se!

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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Posted: October 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Team Fortress 2, updates | Comments Off on Team Fortress 2 Update Released

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

  • Halloween 2011 Event
    • Viaduct has been haunted and is now… Eyeaduct!
    • One full multi-piece costume set has been added for each class
    • Random gifts containing costume pieces drop in Eyeaduct on registered servers
    • 2 new Halloween 2011 achievements
    • Any unusual hats uncrated during the event will be Halloween-themed
    • New Halloween-themed items are available in the Mann Co. store, but only for a limited time!
  • Updated effects for The Cow Mangler 5000
  • Updated in-game abuse reporting tool to include option for reporting abusive game servers
  • Added mapcycle_halloween containing all Halloween event maps
  • Fixed team colors and styles not updating properly in store previews
  • Fixed bug in reputation trend status display for registered servers
  • Fixed a problem that could cause repeated stutters after joining a server
  • Fixed the Spine-Chilling Skull not appearing when equipped by soldiers
  • New Halloween-themed community-created items submitted to the Workshop are now available in the Mann Co. store!
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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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