My Ciderhouse IU servers running InstaUnlagged v1.2 Beta 3 mod on 1.30 pointrelease/protocol 66. And a Revolution server running on 1.32. There are loads of custom maps on so feel free to callvote 'em! =]
Server not doing too great at the moment but it runs great and I'm happy with it. Have knocked up a really quick web page for VSP player stats, also bunged the server status on there as well. Won't be adding much if anything to it, just made it because I like the VSP stats.
Post by *Nastyhotshots* on Dec 17, 2013 18:28:26 GMT
The thing I have found with excessive over the years is its a real good mod and very flexiable. On the otherhand the regular players of this mod play on set servers and you have to do something real good with the mod to get the players to not only come onto the server but more importantly to keep coming back. Thats why I started putting my own iu1.2beta3 cfg together to mix the best of carnage and banana rail. Its a long hard slog with excessive but if u can get the peep on and keep coming back thats all that matters. Maybe u should try the dm17 route and put up an iu1.2beta3 excessive FFA server similar to what Elitez have. Or better still use the q3dm17+ instead so its not too similar to theirs. As u know for some strange reason people love this space map. BTW love that stats page
I think, with the research that I have done Open Arena Quake 3 is very popular, along with NoGhost. I am thinking along those lines for future server development.
Yea excessive is a great mod that has been very well made and you can basically make it run however you want. You make some good points there. I know dm17 is very popular but I don't really like it and never have, after 1 round I'm bored and disconnect. The 17+ map is not a bad shout but I love a FFA server with a nice map rotation...so do most of the nastys I think! Met most of 'em on servers like that back in the day.
Had a few games on the server last night with Flipp3h and was good fun all be it with just us 2 and bots. I'll try different map rotations/gametypes over the next few months see if I can find a popular combo.
Mark is there any chance you could add the server banner to the forum home page? Might help with getting some players in. You don't have to ofc.
Post by *Nastyhotshots* on Dec 18, 2013 7:25:11 GMT
consider it done , I should of added it earlier. Download the banana server map pack have a look at the maps there and the 1v1 map pack has some good maps in. The links are in the download box What maps seems to be very popular with the excessive community is overkill, blue cathedral and pro versions of the dm maps like pro-dm6. Also they use alot of ultradm maps like q3ultradm3 and the + like 1+ and 6+. But u do need to run overkill and blue catherdral. If there are any maps u need let me know.
Post by *Nastyhotshots* on Dec 18, 2013 7:41:53 GMT
You know when u join servers using the quake browser, the name of the server is limited to just a few letters. I noticed when I had the hottub set to *Nastyhotshots* hottub iu1.2Beta3 FFA that what showed on server browser was only up to hottu rest was missing. Since the vast majority of newbies use the quake browser is seemed to me a better idea to shorten the name and make it "punchy" so people remember it. Ciderhouse is good but I would knock off the iu1.2Beta3 bit and possibly the name too. Just a thought.
In the words of Jack Sparow: "Its not the destination so much as the journey."
I will put a load of maps on the server later and test 'em out see what I like and make a few rotations. That's an interesting point you make about the name, I never really thought of that. I guess more punchy and to the point would be better. What about "Cider House Rails"? lol you know like the film but rails instead of rules.
Your servers are doing very well and run nice, I wonder how all these new players found your servers on 1.30? I thought the master list was working again but I loaded up 1.30 Q3 last night and it never found any servers on the in-game thingy.
My left 4 dead servers are not up atm, I will sort them out again after xmas. I will be doing a defrag server at some point but I keep putting it off because of the bucket load of maps.