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#102  Edited By Karsh

Sorry about Unofficial Classic's downtime--it went down and then mysteriously vanished from the server list for a while. I started to panic, rebooted a few times, and ultimately determined that Nadeo's server list is just unbelievably slow tonight. Oops!

Both servers are up and at map parity right now. Enjoy!

edit: Also Dedimania is supporting TM2 Stadium as of today, so I'm enabling Dedimania on my server tonight. Hopefully it'll actually pull in some records soon enough.

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Apparently I've been IP banned from the unofficial server for "Time Incoherence". I have a pretty dodgy internet connection that leads to some "Invalid Time" errors sometimes (other times it's fine though. It's weird), but I've never had a server ban me before.

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#104  Edited By Thoseposers

I don't know anything about the process but what's the possibility of getting more music on the servers? It'd be nice to have a big fat playlist to jukebox

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I might be alone in thinking this, but why is the music on the server so shitty? Cher might be funny for 30 seconds, but hearing that fucking song every 5 tracks is a nightmare.

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I just added this car model and it's fuckin' great. It really adds to the madness.

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@mattyftm said:

Apparently I've been IP banned from the unofficial server for "Time Incoherence". I have a pretty dodgy internet connection that leads to some "Invalid Time" errors sometimes (other times it's fine though. It's weird), but I've never had a server ban me before.

Sorry about that--I really wish I had an answer for why this keeps happening, but Unofficial Classic's banlist and logs are empty so I can only point fingers at Nadeo's temporary IP ban system. If that happens to you again (or to anybody else), could you guys do me a favor and check if you can log into other servers?

The timer should be up now so you should be able to log back in.

I don't know anything about the process but what's the possibility of getting more music on the servers? It'd be nice to have a big fat playlist to jukebox

Jeff needs to add the oggs to a webserver for both of our servers, so I have to go through him. But he's obviously a pretty busy dude. I figure he'll be able to worry about stuff like this on the weekends.

I might be alone in thinking this, but why is the music on the server so shitty? Cher might be funny for 30 seconds, but hearing that fucking song every 5 tracks is a nightmare.

The Authentic Trackmania Experience™. Although, you can juke songs by clicking the Song widget at the top right and clicking the titles of songs. As far as I know, the music plugin has no imposed limit on how many songs you can juke in a row, so you can totally customize your listening experience...Unless someone is a dick and keeps adding Cher.

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#109 MattyFTM  Moderator
@karsh said:

@mattyftm said:

Apparently I've been IP banned from the unofficial server for "Time Incoherence". I have a pretty dodgy internet connection that leads to some "Invalid Time" errors sometimes (other times it's fine though. It's weird), but I've never had a server ban me before.

Sorry about that--I really wish I had an answer for why this keeps happening, but Unofficial Classic's banlist and logs are empty so I can only point fingers at Nadeo's temporary IP ban system. If that happens to you again (or to anybody else), could you guys do me a favor and check if you can log into other servers?

The timer should be up now so you should be able to log back in.

Still getting the message "Could not connect: You were banned from the server". Having no problems connecting to other servers such as Official Classic. Weird.

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#110  Edited By Karsh

@mattyftm said:
@karsh said:

@mattyftm said:

Sorry about that--I really wish I had an answer for why this keeps happening, but Unofficial Classic's banlist and logs are empty so I can only point fingers at Nadeo's temporary IP ban system. If that happens to you again (or to anybody else), could you guys do me a favor and check if you can log into other servers?

The timer should be up now so you should be able to log back in.

Still getting the message "Could not connect: You were banned from the server". Having no problems connecting to other servers such as Official Classic. Weird.

Alright, NOW you appeared in my banlist. Removed you, you should be good to go.

Again, sorry about that. If it keeps happening I'll disable time validating and install an anti-cheat plugin instead.

For everybody else: Dedimania is fully enabled on Unofficial Classic, and sort of enabled on Official but I need Jeff to poke some configs before everything's all set. I've also added some tracks to Unofficial that I'll roll onto Official if they get good karma.

I've also enabled /add, the command that lets you add ManiaExchange tracks by ID through a voting process. Try it out!

edit: Apparently that memory leak isn't plugin-related, it affects every server. It's also REALLY BAD. Check out this graph of it ballooning up to 4GB of memory for somebody within three hours.

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#111 MattyFTM  Moderator

@karsh said:

@mattyftm said:
@karsh said:

@mattyftm said:

Sorry about that--I really wish I had an answer for why this keeps happening, but Unofficial Classic's banlist and logs are empty so I can only point fingers at Nadeo's temporary IP ban system. If that happens to you again (or to anybody else), could you guys do me a favor and check if you can log into other servers?

The timer should be up now so you should be able to log back in.

Still getting the message "Could not connect: You were banned from the server". Having no problems connecting to other servers such as Official Classic. Weird.

Alright, NOW you appeared in my banlist. Removed you, you should be good to go.

Again, sorry about that. If it keeps happening I'll disable time validating and install an anti-cheat plugin instead.

It's OK. I don't expect you to cater to my shitty ass internet connection. I understand that playing this sort of game is going to be imperfect with my internet connection. Unless it becomes a wider problem that effects a load of people, I wouldn't create more work for yourself by making those changes.

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Official Classic's host is down for maintenance.. again! I'll keep you guys posted, but currently TrackmaniaServer.org has nothing to say for themselves.. again.

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Again.

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@karsh said:

Official Classic's host is down for maintenance.. again! I'll keep you guys posted, but currently TrackmaniaServer.org has nothing to say for themselves.. again.

...

Again.

Aha. Wondered if that was the case. Only just decided to get in on this beta & see what this whole mess is about this evening. From the little that I've been able to play, it's intriguing, albeit obviously worlds away from my usual driving fix of Forza

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Interesting that the Unofficial server has somehow ended up having the highest-ranked people in the world playing on it, but unfortunately that means that any kind of even vaguely weird track gets downvoted into oblivion immediately. Also it means that it's developing its own community that is almost entirely not Giant Bomb :P

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Hmmm something is up man, I can't play this online suddenly. I'm usually on as bonkadunk, doin' some sick nasty kickflips. Now, I'm just doing zero kickflips. Whiskey tango foxtrot, man!

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I just added this car model and it's fuckin' great. It really adds to the madness.

GAME DONE CHANGED

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#118  Edited By Karsh

@drgreatjob said:

Hmmm something is up man, I can't play this online suddenly. I'm usually on as bonkadunk, doin' some sick nasty kickflips. Now, I'm just doing zero kickflips. Whiskey tango foxtrot, man!

ManiaPlanet's servers are down. All of them. Including ShootMania's.

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#119  Edited By Spam101

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@karsh said:

@drgreatjob said:

Hmmm something is up man, I can't play this online suddenly. I'm usually on as bonkadunk, doin' some sick nasty kickflips. Now, I'm just doing zero kickflips. Whiskey tango foxtrot, man!

ManiaPlanet's servers are down. All of them. Including ShootMania's.

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#120  Edited By Karsh

Jeff discovered that you can still join the servers if you paste the ManiaLinks in the OP into the address bar game client. We've got some people on Official Classic (rockdeath2) if you're jonesin' for some tracks.

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#121  Edited By whiskeyZ

I've tried typing maniaplanet://#join=rockdeath2@TMStadium into the address bar but it's coming back with "Cannot join server: internal error"

Got it to work by typing maniaplanet://#join=Giant Bomb Official Classic

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#123  Edited By bassman2112

Hey guys, quick question (didn't want to make a whole new post to ask it)

The "Glitch" track that has the animated intro of the dude in the helmet walking around has a song that it plays every time, I was just curious if you guys knew the name of it

Thanks!

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#125  Edited By CircleNine

Is there any way to easily mute using the /mute command for people with loads of weird symbols in their name who are just being completely unpleasant?

Also a big thanks to @karsh and @jeff for running two great servers.

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I just added this car model and it's fuckin' great. It really adds to the madness.

GAME DONE CHANGED

That is amazing. Going to check it out tonight when I get off work.

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Probably just a result of server tools not working properly, but looks like there's a few "serious" Trackmania players that are jumping in on the official GB server and votebanning people who aren't part of their clan. Be aware if you're not already.

Maybe they need more Star Wars Metallica in their lives.

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#128  Edited By Karsh

@pseg said:

Probably just a result of server tools not working properly, but looks like there's a few "serious" Trackmania players that are jumping in on the official GB server and votebanning people who aren't part of their clan. Be aware if you're not already.

Maybe they need more Star Wars Metallica in their lives.

That's not cool. Which server was this on? I'm going to disable votekicking/banning on Unofficial immediately.

@CircleNine said:

Is there any way to easily mute using the /mute command for people with loads of weird symbols in their name who are just being completely unpleasant?

Also a big thanks to @karsh and @jeff for running two great servers.

Use /players to find the account name of the person in question, and /mute that.

edit: Nobody could tell me which clan was doing that, but I increased the votekick/voteban vote threshold to hopefully take care of this for now. Also unbanned everybody.

Sorry about the weird problems with non-GiantBombers lately. We could password the servers, but it'd likely kill the playercounts on them and I don't want to make it boring for you guys. But I also don't want people pulling shit like that, so I'll keep on top of it in the future.

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@karsh said:

That's not cool. Which server was this on? I'm going to disable votekicking/banning on Unofficial immediately.

It was on Jeff's Official. Can't remember the clan name -- DTE or something like that, light blue and white names, silly special characters to spell out their clan name and the like.

Didn't bother me all that much, since I assumed it was a result of plug-ins not loading or the like, and I was only going to run a round or two. If anything, it makes me all the happier to bother the non-GB'ers with our track and music choices (and my defense of both).

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@pseg said:

@karsh said:

That's not cool. Which server was this on? I'm going to disable votekicking/banning on Unofficial immediately.

It was on Jeff's Official. Can't remember the clan name -- DTE or something like that, light blue and white names, silly special characters to spell out their clan name and the like.

Didn't bother me all that much, since I assumed it was a result of plug-ins not loading or the like, and I was only going to run a round or two. If anything, it makes me all the happier to bother the non-GB'ers with our track and music choices (and my defense of both).

I can confirm I saw this as well, don't remember the clan, but there have been some votebans going on. Also, a lot of people whining about obi-wan action cam, which is some real fuckin bullshit.

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#132  Edited By JJOR64

Anyone know how to add Car Model's to the Steam version of the game? Want to check out the Sonic Car Model joey posted, but I'm not sure where to put the file.

EDIT: Never mind. Figured it out.

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GIANT BOMB OFFICIAL CLASSIC - 24/7 BASS CANNON, KICK IT

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Use /players to find the account name of the person in question, and /mute that.

Rad, thanks.

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Official Classic lost its tracklist during a reboot last night. I've uploaded Unofficial Classic's backup for now, but unfortunately this includes a bunch of crappy tracks that were deleted. I'll remove bad tracks as I see them, but if I'm not on, just make sure to give them negative karma and I'll delete things under 50 karma ASAP.

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yeeey!

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#137  Edited By hkr

Is it just me or is official classic's music playlist stuck on one song? It was a different one last night.

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It probably is. XAseco has been extra crashy lately. I'll set it to reboot immediately.

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Hey @jeff & @karsh

Would you guys be up for putting this Linkin Park dubstep up on either server? =)

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Why is everything broken

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PSA: Stick to Unofficial for an uninterrupted Trackmania experience (Traxperience).

From what I can tell, Dedimania has been down pretty often, causing problems for both servers. But the main problem is that the Trackmania beta server software has a horrible memory leak. The dedicated host for Official has no idea how to handle it. I have noticed that they've neutered our memory limit, though! So short of restarting the server every few hours, there's nothing we can do for now.

Unofficial is hosted on my personal VPS which I have more control over. I've been rebooting it fairly often and it has more hardware behind it than Official does, so it's generally more stable. It has less tracks than Official does, but that's because I've removed a handful of universally-hated tracks. Otherwise it's the same community, and most importantly the same music. Also you can /add tracks there, take advantage of that.

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@stevemax said:
I wish more bombers would make some tracks, it's always fun to play something community created and we definitely need more Obi-Wan cam. :P

Check your PMs.

Oh, and I guess I'm a bomber now.

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Official server is down as of 9:37pm (GMT -8:00) Hah, everyone's partying up on the Unofficial.

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#145  Edited By Karsh

Official's host server is undergoing maintenance and has been for an hour or so. Just another normal day for TrackmaniaServer.

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Hey, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I haven't found anywhere else where this might fit (please correct me if I am wrong). When I try to connect to the server, it begins the connection ("Joining Server..." dialogue) but then it dumps me back to the server select screen, does anyone know why/ how to fix this? I have been waiting to get back into trackmania, and thought this would be the perfect time.

Thanks in advance

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Is unofficial server offline? That's where all my local records are, and Offical is full of haters.

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@karsh@Jeff hey that Shaft guy that made those really cool Fullspeed tracks said to add these 2 are his and one of them is a FS dirt track, he gave me these track id #s to pass on to you

29687 29389 29624

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@forderz said:

Is unofficial server offline? That's where all my local records are, and Offical is full of haters.

Nope. Just unpopulated.

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@karsh@Jeff hey that Shaft guy that made those really cool Fullspeed tracks said to add these 2 are his and one of them is a FS dirt track, he gave me these track id #s to pass on to you

29687 29389 29624

Added. I've also added a bunch of other tracks from TMX to Official Classic.

Regarding the future of Unofficial Classic: My server hasn't been getting nearly as much traffic as Official Classic lately. I'm considering switching Unofficial Classic over to Canyon.

Why? Because there were requests for a Canyon server again. Canyon's pretty great! It'd also allow us to have Giant Bomb servers for both environments, and Jeff and I wouldn't have to manage two tracklists for the same environment. However, this means we'd only have 50 effective Stadium player slots instead of the 100 we currently have. Stadium is pretty popular right now, but lately both servers have only been filling simultaneously at peak hours on weekends. Regardless of what happens, I'll still try to manage both servers.

I'll post a poll thread if there's enough of a debate. We'll see how the numbers are this weekend.

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@karsh said:

@forderz said:

Is unofficial server offline? That's where all my local records are, and Offical is full of haters.

Nope. Just unpopulated.

@sharkman said:

@karsh@Jeff hey that Shaft guy that made those really cool Fullspeed tracks said to add these 2 are his and one of them is a FS dirt track, he gave me these track id #s to pass on to you

29687 29389 29624

Added. I've also added a bunch of other tracks from TMX to Official Classic.

Regarding the future of Unofficial Classic: My server hasn't been getting nearly as much traffic as Official Classic lately. I'm considering switching Unofficial Classic over to Canyon.

Why? Because there were requests for a Canyon server again. Canyon's pretty great! It'd also allow us to have Giant Bomb servers for both environments, and Jeff and I wouldn't have to manage two tracklists for the same environment. However, this means we'd only have 50 effective Stadium player slots instead of the 100 we currently have. Stadium is pretty popular right now, but lately both servers have only been filling simultaneously at peak hours on weekends. Regardless of what happens, I'll still try to manage both servers.

I'll post a poll thread if there's enough of a debate. We'll see how the numbers are this weekend.

How easy is it to switch servers? Is it at all feasible to have a Canyon server which changes over to Stadium at weekends? Because that seems like the best of both worlds.

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