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VFS-22_SPaRX
05-17-2004, 06:02 PM
I will be in and out of town for the next two weeks. So please do not think i am ignoring any posts in the forums in the next couple of weeks. Between working and spending a little time with my family, i will not have much time left over after that.

I am going to try and get VFS-22_Swiss setup to upload new maps to the servers. This way he can get some new blood on the servers for everyone. I am truly sorry if you are all getting tired of the current maps, but with my current schedule, it's been hard to get much time to Fly on the servers, let alone work on some maps. A few people have expressed that they would like to start making missions for the server. If you are interested, email me ( sparx at vfs-22.net ) and i will give you a few guide lines that i have for maps that run on the servers. You can have the best connection and fastest server in the world, but if you make a bad map, it will turn the server into an unplayable mess. So any of you map makers out there that would like to have your work hosted on the server, don't hesitate to contact me.

The hosting company I rent my server from has dropped its prices considerably. Therefore it's going to be a little easier on the pocket book each month. So I would like to try and keep both servers up and going. But I am going to need some help. I hate even writing this in my post, but if it were not for the help of people donating for server costs, the server would not be here now. Every penny that comes in for the server, goes right back out to cover the hosting costs. I run these servers because I love playing this sim. I have seen many of you posting how much you enjoy the servers and I appreciate this more then you can all imagine. But the fact remains, running a public server costs money. And lots of it. Here is what it would take to have the server paid for and entire year. If 90 players donated $20 one time, that's it, server is paid for one year. If you ask me, is $20 worth a years worth of enoyment? Well hell yes it is http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif! So please all, consider helping keeping the servers up and running. I would love to see the servers stay online and start hosting Pacific Fighters and BoB when Olegs team gets them done. ( End of public service announcement http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

Here is my plan when the dedicated server patch is released. I am pretty sure i have the "running multiple HL servers" issue licked. I just need to do a little more testing to be sure. If i can keep the two servers i have currently, I would like to have a USAAF/RAF vs Luft server, Japan vs USAAF server, and a VVS vs Luft server. I also am hoping to run one server on UBI if they do not screw up the lobby. If i can get enough help with making maps for the servers, this should work out very well. So let's hope the dedicated server comes out soon.

Again, I just want to thank everyone for your support and comments.

S~ and happy flying

SPaRX
www.war-clouds.net (http://www.war-clouds.net)

VFS-22_SPaRX
05-17-2004, 06:02 PM
I will be in and out of town for the next two weeks. So please do not think i am ignoring any posts in the forums in the next couple of weeks. Between working and spending a little time with my family, i will not have much time left over after that.

I am going to try and get VFS-22_Swiss setup to upload new maps to the servers. This way he can get some new blood on the servers for everyone. I am truly sorry if you are all getting tired of the current maps, but with my current schedule, it's been hard to get much time to Fly on the servers, let alone work on some maps. A few people have expressed that they would like to start making missions for the server. If you are interested, email me ( sparx at vfs-22.net ) and i will give you a few guide lines that i have for maps that run on the servers. You can have the best connection and fastest server in the world, but if you make a bad map, it will turn the server into an unplayable mess. So any of you map makers out there that would like to have your work hosted on the server, don't hesitate to contact me.

The hosting company I rent my server from has dropped its prices considerably. Therefore it's going to be a little easier on the pocket book each month. So I would like to try and keep both servers up and going. But I am going to need some help. I hate even writing this in my post, but if it were not for the help of people donating for server costs, the server would not be here now. Every penny that comes in for the server, goes right back out to cover the hosting costs. I run these servers because I love playing this sim. I have seen many of you posting how much you enjoy the servers and I appreciate this more then you can all imagine. But the fact remains, running a public server costs money. And lots of it. Here is what it would take to have the server paid for and entire year. If 90 players donated $20 one time, that's it, server is paid for one year. If you ask me, is $20 worth a years worth of enoyment? Well hell yes it is http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif! So please all, consider helping keeping the servers up and running. I would love to see the servers stay online and start hosting Pacific Fighters and BoB when Olegs team gets them done. ( End of public service announcement http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif )

Here is my plan when the dedicated server patch is released. I am pretty sure i have the "running multiple HL servers" issue licked. I just need to do a little more testing to be sure. If i can keep the two servers i have currently, I would like to have a USAAF/RAF vs Luft server, Japan vs USAAF server, and a VVS vs Luft server. I also am hoping to run one server on UBI if they do not screw up the lobby. If i can get enough help with making maps for the servers, this should work out very well. So let's hope the dedicated server comes out soon.

Again, I just want to thank everyone for your support and comments.

S~ and happy flying

SPaRX
www.war-clouds.net (http://www.war-clouds.net)

Kasdeya
05-17-2004, 08:35 PM
Back to the top.

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GR142_Astro
05-17-2004, 10:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Originally posted by VFS-22_SPaRX:
I am truly sorry if you are all getting tired of the current maps...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No need to be sorry for that. You are very much appreciated by this community memeber SPaRX. I've certainly had $20 bucks worth of fun on your servers.

&lt;S&gt;

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Diablo310th
05-18-2004, 06:23 AM
Sparx.....thanks for such a good server. I will be making a donation to keep it up and running. I agree....20 dollars is well worth all the fun I have had.

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Zen--
05-18-2004, 06:32 AM
I don't have a problem paying 20 bucks for a years worth of fun, hopefully you guys won't either.

Like most admin's, I'm sure asking for donations is a tough thing for SPaRX, so lets help make it easy on him and quietly donate http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


&lt;S!&gt; to one of the best admin's I've had the pleasure of meeting, working with, designing maps for and flying against. It's a hard job running a public server...not only does he run them, he runs what are probably the most popular servers in the community. Lets take care of that and not let it slip.

&lt;S!&gt;

-Zen-

[Gypsy]
05-18-2004, 08:05 AM
Hey Sparx....

I donated before and I will again...I damn well know I get more than $20 worth of fun out of the time I spend each week on your servers...

"Gypsy"


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Diablo310th
05-18-2004, 11:32 AM
bump

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VFS-22_SPaRX
05-18-2004, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. Hopefully we can get a good turn out and keep the servers kicking for along time to come.

S~

SPaRX

VFS-22_SPaRX
05-18-2004, 07:45 PM
350+ views and no replys?

Slammin_
05-18-2004, 08:34 PM
If I had a third child, the computer hosting FB would more than likely be my kids game box instead. In other words, the machine is unclaimed, paid for, not spoken for and has served me well and would almost be a door stop if not for our great hobby.

At the other end are folks like Sparx that intentionally invest selfishly, well, not too selfishly since he enjoys this sim as much as we all do http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif , but he, with intent, puts foward an effort most of us could not come close to even if we had the hardware. And, sure, I host, been hosting in some form or another since the Amiga days. Never have I attempted, nor do I ever plan to host at a level that requires the amount of homework for one, study for certain, and personal expense, no matter how great my love for our hobby.

Some things are worth paying for. I think this is one of them.

S! SPaRX

VFS-22_SPaRX
05-19-2004, 01:56 AM
Thanks a million Slammin. You have done a lot as well for the community and i S~ you as well. Anyone that takes the time to put up a good quality server gets my respect for sure.

S~
SPaRX