Merc's server sucks. Where's ours?

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Merc's server sucks. Where's ours?

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Mercenary Gaming's server for Star Wars Battlefront 2 really sucks, and I just recently acquired a server rack and tower of my own.

So would it be alright if, when the hardware and such is ready, I were to host a Gametoast dedicated server, exclusively for Star Wars Battlefront 2?

Server Specs wrote:-1x HP ProLiant DL380 rack
-2x Intel Xeon 3.06 GHz single-core processors
-2.0 GB DDR RAM; I have 1.0 GB extra I could put in as well
-2x 136.8 GB 10,000 RPM hard drives
-4x 43.6 GB 10,000 RPM hard drives
-Windows Server 2003 x86

I am planning to host my website on it as well as a dedicated server for SWBF2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch and Halo Custom Edition (if HCE's DSM would actually work for once in its life).
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Re: Merc's server sucks. Where's ours?

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Ultimately it is your server and your choice. I am not sure what a "Gametoast dedicated server" would mean in terms of how it was different from other servers, but I don't think anyone's going to get in your way.
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Re: Merc's server sucks. Where's ours?

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Maveritchell wrote:I am not sure what a "Gametoast dedicated server" would mean in terms of how it was different from other servers...

I meant a server that is labeled "Gametoast Official Server" or something of the like.
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No reason I see that you can't use the name, provided it's not a server that supports anything we wouldn't support (i.e. glitching, extreme profanity, etc.). We don't have a real GT server, despite the idea being pitched around time and time again, so you wouldn't be stepping on any toes.
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Re: Merc's server sucks. Where's ours?

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Maveritchell wrote:We don't have a real GT SWBF2 server, despite the idea being pitched around time and time again

*ahem*
TW made a Minecraft server
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Twilight_Warrior wrote:
Maveritchell wrote:We don't have a real GT SWBF2 server...

*ahem*
TW made a Minecraft server
:P

Yeah yeah, we know. We're specifically talking about SWBF2.

EDIT:

For now, and not for long, the server is being ran on my laptop which stays on and connected to the internet. Be aware that you will get your occasional lag every now and then due to it being on a laptop. It will be eventually moved onto my server rack, though.

So what do y'all think?
Server Name wrote:Gametoast.com - Official Server

(one line = one message)
Announcements wrote:Welcome to Gametoast!
Visit us on the web and register at Gametoast.com
You can request a map change if [GT]Sovereign is online.
Our current admin is [GT]Sovereign.
Usage of excessive profanity will get you kicked.
Clever spelling of banned words will get you kicked.
Please keep the teams balanced.
No harassment, teasing, cheating, hacking, high pings, etc.
Have fun and enjoy your stay at Gametoast!

I'd certainly like to make Mav, Teancum and a few others administrators as well, but I require their key hashes.

(randomized; you should all recognize the map codes :wink: )
Map List wrote:cor1c_con
dea1g_con
geo1c_con
hot1g_con
kam1c_con
kas2c_con
kas2g_con
mus1c_con
myg1g_con
nab2g_con
nab2g_ctf
pol1c_con
pol1g_con
spa1g_1flag
spa1g_assault
spa3c_1flag
spa3c_assault
spa6c_1flag
spa6c_assault
spa8g_1flag
spa8g_assault
tan1g_con
tat2g_con
uta1c_con
uta1g_con

Any more I should add?
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I would cut down on the number of space modes, or at least spread them out. Users tend to drop out of servers during those, since they are so different and often take a long time. Other than that, it looks fine to me.
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Maveritchell wrote:I would cut down on the number of space modes, or at least spread them out.

There isn't really any need to spread them out since the maps are chosen randomly. :)

(all space maps are "small"; their CTF modes are extremely intense :maulsaber: )
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Server List wrote:cor1c_con
dea1g_con
geo1c_con
hot1g_con
kam1c_con
kas2c_con
kas2g_con
mus1c_con
myg1g_con
nab2g_con
nab2g_ctf
pol1c_con
pol1g_con
spa1g_assault (Space Yavin)
spa3c_1flag (Space Kashyyyk [very intense])
spa6c_assault (Space Mygeeto)
spa8g_1flag (Space Hoth)
tan1g_con
tat2g_con
uta1c_con
uta1g_con

What do you think the "idle" map should be? It's currently set to Death Star. (The "idle" map is a map that runs when there aren't any players for a set amount of time; it's used to attract players.)
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Death Star is good; alternate good choices would be Mos Eisley or TanIV.
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Maveritchell wrote:Death Star is good; alternate good choices would be Mos Eisley or TanIV.

Alright then, it's all set.


PING INFO:

**I live around Seattle, WA in Snohomish County**


Location: City, State (if applicable), Country
Ping: XXX ms
My Upload: X.XX mb/s
My Download: X.XX mb/s


**All data are tested on laptop, not server rack**

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Ping: 10 ms
My Upload: 2.88 mb/s
My Download: 12.11 mb/s

Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Ping: 76 ms
My Upload: 2.78 mb/s
My Download: 11.73 mb/s

Location: New York, New York, United States
Ping: 106 ms
My Upload: 2.77 mb/s
My Download: 7.14 mb/s

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ping: 86 ms
My Upload: 2.73 mb/s
My Download: 12.61 mb/s

Location: London, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Ping: 371 ms
My Upload: 1.69 mb/s
My Download: 5.01 mb/s

Location: Berlin, Germany
Ping: 198 ms
My Upload: 2.61 mb/s
My Download: 3.76 mb/s

Location: Paris, France
Ping: 182 ms
My Upload: 2.69 mb/s
My Download: 4.81 mb/s

Location: Sydney, Australia
Ping: 170 ms
My Upload: 2.35 mb/s
My Download: 0.99 mb/s

Using the data provided, you can estimate by where you live the ping you will get if you attempt to connect to this server.

<50 ms = you pay your ISP too much money
>50 ms = good
>100 ms = alright, occasional lag
>150 ms = still alright, more lag
>200 ms = very common lag


**All data recorded using Speedtest.net**
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Post by THEWULFMAN »

I am all for this, I am about to get the internet, So I will be starting BF2 online gaming, I would love a "GT Server" for BF2 :thumbs:
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Post by commandoCC-9811 »

Me likey this idea! It would be nice to have a server that I can know I can go to when playing BF2.
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Post by Lephenix »

Me too , but there should be a password , so only GT peoples could join :P .
pw : gametoast .
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Sweet! However, don't expect the server to be up all the time until I get the actual rack setup, which should be before I leave for China on the 31st. :runaway:

I'm tired, bye. :sleep:
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I use to go to Merc servers. but they got so.... laggy..

But if this comes out good, i may play bf2 once again.
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Post by Dakota »

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i know the topic is a bit old but i just found and read it and have an "important" question


my question is: should it be modded in someway, also what if we had differernt people host the server at different times when others can't?

also i had a dedicated on randommized maps and i had put 3 space levels on it (and about the ammount of other maps that you have) and thats all that seemed to pop up for some reason, i would recommend putting it down to 1 (or 2 if u just love space).
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Post by ewok24 »

Sounds good!
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