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Dew-Claw
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
Yea, you heard me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

For a while anyway, I have a dedicated server up and running in Hyperlobby.
Skin Transfers are on.
There are some targets, and all planes are active, just don't expect anything special just yet while I stress test it.

Just look for the SkinTraders Inc. Server and have fun.

Dew-Claw
01-16-2006, 02:11 AM
Yea, you heard me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

For a while anyway, I have a dedicated server up and running in Hyperlobby.
Skin Transfers are on.
There are some targets, and all planes are active, just don't expect anything special just yet while I stress test it.

Just look for the SkinTraders Inc. Server and have fun.

danjama
01-16-2006, 08:13 AM
Thanx for the invite http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

waffen-79
01-16-2006, 08:29 AM
thanks mate!

that's good to know http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Capt.LoneRanger
01-16-2006, 08:32 AM
Good idea! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Dash_C.
01-16-2006, 10:34 AM
Do you have to make your own skins to participate?

Dew-Claw
01-16-2006, 12:45 PM
No way
open to all, your skins or others.
I won't allow selling of skins for profit.
but if your going to fly your skins be known everyone can use YOUR skin just by pulling it from the cache file...so don't use it if you don't want others to use it also.

T_O_A_D
01-16-2006, 01:06 PM
Aswell as this server http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Historia has been running Skins on for a long time. We try to fly Historical skins only, so if thats your flavor all welcome there too.

Hawgdog
01-16-2006, 09:07 PM
Historia... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

T_O_A_D
01-16-2006, 10:25 PM
Yeh dog Historia (http://www.gozr.net/iocl/index.php?c=11&sid=8927ce64a4a51f234006e2fde9d4c3b8)

SlickStick
01-17-2006, 08:02 AM
T_O_A_D, how do they deal with the spawn pauses with 1024x1024 skins downloading all the time?

Also, I stopped using skins for the above reason as well as people were transferring other types of files as skins, that would cause major lag when a PC tried to download them to memory.

I'll have to stop by and share a few of my early skins from IL-2 and FB. I've got some great 109-G2 skins. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Slater_51st
01-17-2006, 09:04 AM
Could be a nice way for skinners to show off their wares without posting it all over the place like this:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/45410763/m/1161054993

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif


S! Slate

T_O_A_D
01-17-2006, 09:11 AM
SlickStick

You still get some pauses, But everyone excepts that as part of the beast.

It is not that bad though, the server have a very large cache.

It also located in San Fransico and has a awsum connection and a machine.

I'll point this thread to the owner and let him give the specifics.

SlickStick
01-17-2006, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the info, T_O_A_D, and for forwarding the request to the server admin for specs.

I'll stop by and check it out soon. I've got some rare skins that may no longer be readily available that might be of interest to some.

A good selection of 109-G2s, a few P-39 and some La5FN, to name a few. Wow, the La5FN. Now there's a bird that brings me back to the good old days BEFORE the La-7. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

T_O_A_D
01-17-2006, 10:30 AM
Another note on this subject. Is if you have or taken the time to build Historical missions with good briefs, Post them over there so we can make sure they are FBD ready and server friendly and we'll host them up. Any theature, just historicaly correct as we can get it with the game as is.

Monguse
01-17-2006, 10:41 AM
Dew-Claw

Good luck on the new server, It's nice to see another skin DL server up and running. Im my opinion, it's been way too long.

I hope you enjoy the server. If you are interested stop by or PM me some time.

http://www.warwingsart.com/historia/Historia-Africa-Harbor-B25-Formation_0087.jpg
57thBW 310th Bomb Group 380th Bomb Wing run
Skins by Monguse
http://www.warwingsart.com

Slater_51st,
I agree with you, why skin when you can't fly them anywhere?

T_O_A_D
01-17-2006, 11:07 AM
Dew-Claw is that the name of your server aswell?

I haven't seen it yet. I'll fly there too, if I can find it.

Dew-Claw
01-17-2006, 12:14 PM
Duh...the name lol
Its up as SkinTradersInc

There is no map rotation as of yet, in fact its just a practice map we used for Lan party fun.
But the main reason for the server is a place to meet, show off your skins and trade them around, while still having a place to fight and have fun.

As time goes on I'll lock down some better maps and get them in rotation, time permitting of course.

Freelancer-1
01-17-2006, 12:31 PM
Great idea, Dew-Claw!

Nice difficulty settings as well. I look forward to a little dust-up as soon as possible.

Cheers,

Dew-Claw
01-17-2006, 04:45 PM
Thanks all.
It's undergoing stress tests now.
I'd like to load it down with people to see how many it can handle smoothly.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Could be a nice way for skinners to show off their wares without posting it all over the place like this </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My intention is to run a map with a large airfield in a nuetral area, where both sides can saftly land, park and show off the skins up close.

There will still be areas outside front lines where fights can take place, but the central area will be for "airshows".

There will be bombing practice targets, maybe even a race track.
Camera heavy for recording tracks.

Think I may keep that map for special occasions.
Maybe an "Airshow Saturday", or some other special event.

Freelancer-1
01-17-2006, 10:46 PM
A suggestion,

As this is seems to be primarily a server to showcase skins, you might want to uncheck the "no external views" box.

It would be nice to be able to see some of these skins from views not possible from in your cockpit. I think that as long as you keep the cockpit locked it should be fine from a gameplay perspective.

Just a thought,

xTHRUDx
01-18-2006, 12:07 AM
weither external views are on or not depends on what map is running. we only turn on externals when the mission calls for an AI plane. the cockpits are always on, no HUD view available, no icons either. That's what the skins are for.

Freelancer-1
01-18-2006, 12:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by xTHRUDx:
weither external views are on or not depends on what map is running. we only turn on externals when the mission calls for an AI plane. the cockpits are always on, no HUD view available, no icons either. That's what the skins are for. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm going to assume this is in response to my previous post as it follows immediatly after.

Thanks for the answer, but I was actually refering to the original posters site and not Historia. Sorry, I haven't checked yours out yet, so I really don't have an opinion one way or the other.

Cheers,

SlickStick
01-18-2006, 05:21 AM
I stopped by for a sec on SkinTraders last night and although the Hyperlobby viewed settings showed "No Externals" checked, you could use externals on the server.

So, the in-game difficulty just doesn't match the HL list is all. It would be kind of hard to admire everyone's skins from inside of a cockpit, no? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

T_O_A_D
01-18-2006, 08:57 AM
Yeh I flew there a bit yesterday.

Externals are on, and Map icons. So it is a paint viewing freindly enviroment.

I made several high alt bomb runs on targets he had place about. Good practice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Great connection for me, but he is only 400 miles away, and same internet provider as mine. My ping was in the 50-60 range.

Only problem I had is we were not on Teamspeak and my fat fingers managed to lock up my game and window key my way out. Once baqck in I could not type anything other than a little square box. So I had to reboot. Sorry Megile, I know you was waiting on that skin.

If you want it, you can get it over here. Toads B-25's (http://toad.war-clouds.net/il2skins/) Or I have them over here, the other artist have more of them that are even better than mine. http://www.warwingsart.com

Dew-Claw
01-18-2006, 02:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
A suggestion,

As this is seems to be primarily a server to showcase skins, you might want to uncheck the "no external views" box.

It would be nice to be able to see some of these skins from views not possible from in your cockpit. I think that as long as you keep the cockpit locked it should be fine from a gameplay perspective.

Just a thought, </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Externals will be off in a couple of weeks.
same with map icons.
Externals will be on during special events though.
They are on now,especially map icons, at the request of a certain Individual who flys it occasionally.

They just needed a little more practice finding planes without icons, before flying against you *cough* skilled *cough* pilots.


Consider it a fathers perogative http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
but temperary.