Left 4 Dead 2 beta out of beta

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, updates | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 beta out of beta

The steampipe version is now live and the servers are accepting clients again.

Source: Valve.

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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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Left 4 Dead 2 servers moving to steampipe

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead 2, Tech stuff, updates | Comments Off on Left 4 Dead 2 servers moving to steampipe

Things have been kind of slow regarding updates to the server park as of lately. However, now that Valve moves distribution to steampipe, I’ve re-started them again.

As of now they run Left 4 Dead 2 beta, which will be released this week. If you want to try them out, you have to update to the current beta client.

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All servers up and running again

Posted: August 29th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, Tech stuff, updates | Comments Off on All servers up and running again

The new RAID controller is in place and everything should be back to normal..

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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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Mann vs. Machine is live

Posted: August 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Plugins, Team Fortress 2, updates | Comments Off on Mann vs. Machine is live

Read all about the new game mode here.

We will host this on tf.muppfarmen.se for the time being.

There is a very useful plugin that takes care of vote kicking when there are admins on the server.

Votekick Switcher disables vote kicking when there are admins with kick privileges on the server. When the server is unattended vote kick is enabled.

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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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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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Epic Meet the Pyro film released

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

Finally some love for my favorite class:

 

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