New Server – Looking good so far…

Hi Everyone.

We have successfully switched over to a new server.  The new server has a quad-core 3.5ghz Xeon, 16gb of RAM, a gigabit internet connection, and lives at Softlayer in Amsterdam.

GIANT 80×80 map-sized thanks to Rienzilla, who really did almost all the work to get this new server running.   Seriously, thank you so much.

Please note:  Replays for the month of October may not be on the new server yet.  They are being copied over.  They should all be on the new server by tomorrow.

If you notice any other problems at all, please let me know via one of the means below:

1 PM me in the FAF chat, or if you can’t get there

2. post on http://forums.faforver.com … or if you can’t get there

3. please email admin@faforever.com

-Visionik

New Server!

Hi Everyone.

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.

We are getting ready to cut over to the new server hardware in a few minutes.

The whole transition should take about 15 minutes.

If you see any problems, please report them

1. in the aeolus chat, or if you can’t get there

2. on the forums, or if you can’t get there

3. by emailing admin@faforever.com

Thank you!   We will be back shortly…

 

Help us track down a bug

IceBean is working on finding and fixing the following bug:

The Seraphim ACU sometimes explodes when you unload it from a transport. It is thought to be something to do with one of these issues:

1. The unit being turned the wrong way when it is loaded or something.

2. When the ACU is firing at something at the same time it’s picked up.

If you have seen this happen in your games and have a replay, please let us know on this forum thread and include the replay ID # :

http://www.faforever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1388

Thank you!

-Vis

Poll to remove some maps from the ladder.

Hi everyone.   Over the last week one subject that keeps coming up is problems with the current ladder.  In the long run we need to improve the client to handle ladder games and preferences better.  In the short run, I think many people feel some problematic maps should be removed or fixed.  I’ve put a poll up on the forum so you can vote on removing them or not.  The poll is at:

http://www.faforever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8661

And the list of proposed maps to remove is below.  You can find out more about why each map may be removed in the poll.    Thank you!   -Visionik

  1. Cluster Freak,
  2. Hardffa,
  3. Moonshine,
  4. Sulphur Mounds,
  5. The Ditch,
  6. Waters of Isis,
  7. Crazyrush,
  8. Varga pass,
  9. Resevoir,
  10. Shloob,
  11. Four corners,
  12. Paradise,
  13. Wilderness,
  14. Island Zero,
  15. The Scar,
  16. Corsica Duel,
  17. Johns Pass,
  18. Fields of thunder,
  19. Open Waters, and
  20. Moonlight.

 

Quick Update

Hi everyone, I wanted to update you on a few things.

First, I wanted to let you know that the donation button on the www.faforever.com home page is still going to Ze_Pilot so those of you who would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service to the community can do so before he moves on.   So please, if you appreciate all the hard work Ze_Pilot did, take this chance to donate to him!

Ze_Pilot is continuing to help manage FAF as we transition to a new server and leadership.  The transition will be finished by November 1st.

We are not looking for donations for myself, the new FAF server,  or the new FAF team right now.  I am fine funding all these operations for the next few months.  Towards the end of the year we will put up a new donation button.

Second, we are making good progress on setting up the new, faster server for FAF.

The current server runs on a dual-core i3-2130 CPU @ 3.4ghz with 8GB RAM in France.   It is having some problems, including needing more RAM and using all the CPU during brief spikes.

The new server runs on a quad-core Xeon E3-1270v3 CPU @ 3.5ghz with 16GB RAM at Softlayer in Amsterdam.  In short it is 2x+ faster and has twice the RAM as the current server.

Ultimately we will have two new severs, a STABLE server and a BETA server.   The BETA server is where we will test out new versions of the FAF client and FAF server software.  But we’ll talk more about that in the future.

Have fun!

-Visionik