Giant Bomb Trackmania 2 Server

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#1 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -
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#2 Posted by CABBAGES (597 posts) -

Link dosnt work and i cant find the server either

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#3 Posted by SharkMan (995 posts) -

have to say server is a success, 56 players on it at one time and 40+ on it right now. just needs more new tracks.

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#4 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

One common complaint so far is the round timer. I cannot figure out how to change this with my server plugin (xaseco), and the last time I tried, it somehow got changed to 0 seconds and repeatedly switched maps and booted everyone.

Once I figure out a SAFE way of changing this, I will! If anyone has any ideas, please say so. For everyone's sanity.

edit: round timer is now 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

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#5 Posted by SharkMan (995 posts) -
we totally made it
we totally made it

taken in your server, lots of grey cars cause my internet is slow.

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#6 Posted by Karsh (204 posts) -

Thanks for making this server the most populated TM2 server in the world last night! Hope you guys are enjoying it.

And no really, link some tracks so I don't just keep shotgunning random garbage I find on TMX into the jukebox.

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#7 Posted by manqy (57 posts) -

Awesome stuff - was great to see so many people on there.

I attempted to donate all my planets, but it kept giving me some kind of error. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. =p

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#8 Posted by Karsh (204 posts) -
@manqy

Awesome stuff - was great to see so many people on there.

I attempted to donate all my planets, but it kept giving me some kind of error. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. =p

I could fix it but it'd involve rebooting the entire server. I'll do it tomorrow when it quiets down a little.
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#9 Edited by wrathofconn (1506 posts) -

@Karsh: I kind of enjoyed the influx of immediately deleted tracks earlier. Glad you were able to get the round timer thing figured out!

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#10 Posted by MarxMygdala (49 posts) -

holy shit, I need to get in on this.

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#11 Edited by rmanthorp (4557 posts) -

JOINING NOW. HYPE.

Also you launched my game through a link. Aww yeah PC gaming not involving Steam.

EDIT: Yep, this server is the greatest, I will be around a LOT.

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#12 Posted by FlipperDesert (2209 posts) -

It's on my favourites after last night so I'll probably keep playing on it, the latency's good for me too considering I'm in the UK.

However, why wouldn't we play random garbage? I love random garbage.

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#13 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

Updates!

I tried to fix the donate plugin, but it's still messed up. Now it'll tell you that you don't have enough planets to donate. Maybe you don't! But you probably do. It's a bug, just ignore it.

I've also disabled the local record chat plugin. Finally, you can use the chat as a chat without spam about how someone got the 37th local record flooding the chatbox. nevermind, this doesn't feel like working just yet.

Finally, sometime today I will be uploading a bunch of new tracks. Come experiment with us!

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#14 Posted by Sayishere (1854 posts) -

I was playing on it, from the UK, works pretty nicely, good job.

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#15 Posted by TheAdmin (901 posts) -

@Karsh said:

Finally, sometime today I will be uploading a bunch of new tracks. Come experiment with us!

I have a track I made - Can I send it to you to add to the rotation? Maybe we should get a Giant Bomb track list (of tracks that we've made)

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#16 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

@TheAdmin said:

@Karsh said:

Finally, sometime today I will be uploading a bunch of new tracks. Come experiment with us!

I have a track I made - Can I send it to you to add to the rotation? Maybe we should get a Giant Bomb track list (of tracks that we've made)

Sure, just upload it somewhere (rapidshare, etc work fine if you don't want to make a TMX account) and I'll add it.

edit: Just a heads up that I'm only going to host this server off of my desktop until Monday (9/19). I'm going to look into renting a server soon, or if anybody else wants to take the reins, let me know. I can upload the record database, tracks, plugin settings and such for you.

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#17 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J961BQPN upload my map please. I might do more of these if people dig it. It was fun to do.

Keep in mind it IS my first map ever. So even if people hate it I might try again. Also since I'm putting this here, probably anyone can play it, so feedback appreciated.

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#18 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

No really, I need somebody to take over this server. It's definitely popular enough to last beyond this weekend, but I won't have time to manage it during the week, and I can't continue to host it off of my desktop. If someone is interested in taking over, PLEASE let me know! I'll be around for the next 24 hours, just PM me or e-mail me or even tweet at me. I don't care how, just contact me!

@Neonie said:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=J961BQPN upload my map please. I might do more of these if people dig it. It was fun to do.

Keep in mind it IS my first map ever. So even if people hate it I might try again. Also since I'm putting this here, probably anyone can play it, so feedback appreciated.

Not bad! Like I said on the server (after a knee-jerk reaction and giving you some crap), just add some signs and hone up some of the parts that fling you off of the track unrecoverably.

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#19 Edited by Lokno (424 posts) -
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#21 Posted by Insectecutor (1254 posts) -

Got a test server up, I've PMed Karsh to see what's up, stay tuned.

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#22 Posted by Karsh (204 posts) -

@Insectecutor said:

Got a test server up, I've PMed Karsh to see what's up, stay tuned.

Check your PMs

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#23 Posted by knetic2341 (255 posts) -

I cannot wait to join the server as soon as I get the game. Wish I could donate, but the funds I have would be going to purchase the game itself.

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#24 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

Thanks for the great run, but my server is officially on permanent hiatus. Thankfully, Jeff has taken the time and money to provide us with a new server! Look for Giant Bomb Official Classic under USA/California, or

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#25 Posted by Lokno (424 posts) -

Jeff is hosting now? Cool. How should we suggest tracks now, I wonder?

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#26 Posted by Jeff (5654 posts) -

@Lokno said:

Jeff is hosting now? Cool. How should we suggest tracks now, I wonder?

Post links to Mania Exchange in this thread. Karsh and I can both add maps, and I'll try to add new ones as often as I can. Make sure to vote on the tracks, too. There are a lot in the hopper right now, so we should probably cut the low karma tracks to keep the number manageable.

But since it's a new server, there's no karma on anything. Keep voting!

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#27 Posted by Karsh (204 posts) -

I've updated the OP to reflect this, too.

I won't be around much for the next few days, but I'll definitely be around for the weekends. Track adding party weekends!

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#28 Edited by B3ntley (16 posts) -

Edit: Nevermind, working now for whatever reason. Thanks for putting up an official server! Good to have a place to congregate.

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#29 Edited by SharkMan (995 posts) -

@B3ntley said:

Server just go down? Got DC'ed and the player count went from ~50 to 30 and I time out trying to connect. Still showing up in the browser though, and the player count seems to be fluctuating.

P.S. I can hit other servers fine, so I don't think it's just me.

it aint, just you that is.

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#30 Posted by B3ntley (16 posts) -

@SharkMan said:

@B3ntley said:

Server just go down? Got DC'ed and the player count went from ~50 to 30 and I time out trying to connect. Still showing up in the browser though, and the player count seems to be fluctuating.

P.S. I can hit other servers fine, so I don't think it's just me.

it aint, just you that is.

Fixed itself after about 5 minutes for me, not sure what the problem was.

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#31 Posted by MAD_JIHAD (201 posts) -

Thanks for hosting a server, I might get this game soon I cant wait!

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#32 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

http://tm.mania-exchange.com/tracks/view/4370/sandwich New track whoop whoop!

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#33 Posted by unclegramps (41 posts) -

I'm new to Trackmania, but I just spent an hour on the GB server and it seems pretty awesome.

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#34 Posted by FlipperDesert (2209 posts) -

Totally just did a little fistpump when I saw there was a new server up. Thanks for hosting over the weekend Karsh!

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#35 Posted by Insectecutor (1254 posts) -

Awesome news. Any chance of a TM2 TNT? :D

I'll keep my server prepared just in case.

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#36 Posted by rmanthorp (4557 posts) -

@Jeff said:

@Lokno said:

Jeff is hosting now? Cool. How should we suggest tracks now, I wonder?

Post links to Mania Exchange in this thread. Karsh and I can both add maps, and I'll try to add new ones as often as I can. Make sure to vote on the tracks, too. There are a lot in the hopper right now, so we should probably cut the low karma tracks to keep the number manageable.

But since it's a new server, there's no karma on anything. Keep voting!

VOTE VOTE VOTE

I can't wait to get home and get on this. The last server was a blast thanks for all the fish etc.

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#37 Posted by Airickson (152 posts) -

So great to have GB server -- lots of fun over the weekend. Big thanks to Karsh and to Jeff & GB/Whiskey Media to take the reins.

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#38 Edited by Karsh (204 posts) -

[Error 12002] [UPDATED] MANIAPLANET MASTER SERVER IS DOWN

The Master Server has crashed and at the same we are going trough a power outage at Nadeo. This combination of circumstances prevents from bringing back the Master Server at this moment.

I find it pretty funny and/or depressing that the master server is being hosted on-site.. Nadeo really doesn't have any money, do they? actually maybe I'm reading this wrong, maybe they do have a server hosted elsewhere and they just lost power and are unable to manage it? Either way it's pretty dumb.

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#39 Posted by wrathofconn (1506 posts) -

@Karsh: "You can now play to the game!"

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#40 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Was on the fence about this game but a GB server has sold me. I'll be jumping in this weekend after payday ;)

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#41 Posted by sirdesmond (1427 posts) -

Pumped about the new server, although the older GB one was awesome as well. Wish I wasn't stuck at work so I could play!

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#42 Posted by Lokno (424 posts) -

Played a couple rounds on the server a little earlier. We played on my track and I got a lot of positive feedback. Thanks again to Jeff for uploading it to the server!

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#43 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

http://tm.mania-exchange.com/tracks/view/4497 new map. Also people seem really dislike that sandwich map. You can take it off the server for now until I figure out how to make it better/more user friendly. I have signs on there but I didn't realize how fraking lost people get, so I clearly need to fix that problem.

I think this new map has the best flow out of my maps so far, it's the most straight forward and I think probably the best one I've made. Will iterate if need be as long as I know the problems people are having. I'm really trying to take any feedback I can to make the maps I make better.

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#44 Posted by EvilMonk3y (17 posts) -

Frequent Giant Bomb lurker here but this is my first forum post.

Just want to post and say that I have been playing on the server most of the day and how much fun I have been having, Hope is stays as busy as it has been and I am looking forward to some of the poorer tracks being culled slightly :) Thanks a lot.

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#45 Posted by Rowz (34 posts) -

I had a good time playing on the server today with everyone dying to lamp posts and cacti it was crazy! Thanks for hosting a server Jeff

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#46 Posted by drmeat64 (14 posts) -

I played a whole bunch on the Giant Bomb server over the weekend and want to thank all involved in getting it worked out. You guys are awesome, it was a lot of fun! Thanks Jeff!

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#47 Posted by knetic2341 (255 posts) -

Spent about 6 hours on it last night/today everyone buy this game, you won't regret it. It is such a blast playing with everyone.

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#48 Posted by thisisalan (75 posts) -

This sounds fantastic — can't wait to hop on later tonight and give the officially official GB server a shot!

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#49 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -
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#50 Posted by brewster (211 posts) -

Karsh was your server called the Giantbomb Server before? I had that as a favourite and its notw disappeared. I assume that's due to us all going to Jeff's server now.

Anyway, played on Jeff's server last night. Nice to have a couple of favourites to go back to where you know its going to be populated most of the time. Great work here

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