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Old 09-23-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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LEC/Pandemic: Fix the server before you port it to Linux!

In this thread from the Lucas Arts Forums they address various issues including servers.

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Dedicated server options ?
We are working to improve the dedicated server programs for both the PS2 and PC versions. We're currently working on a Linux port of the server code. We will then focus on options that will provide admins with greater control and flexibility
Although I am glad to see that they are aware of the problem, I am a bit dissapointed they arent working on a better server. They wont even start on a functional dedicated server with even the most basic options until after they release the Linux Server. I was under the impression that they had already started. Us Admins arent asking for anything amazing (yet)...we merely want to be able to admin the servers we are paying for....why was it too much to ask to have basic functionality on day one?

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Old 09-23-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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Most of the affordable hosts strictly run linux versions of ded servers so I could see a linux server coming first. Hopefully the linux version will mean that they have to explain some more of what each of the switches changes and perhaps give some very basic console.


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Old 09-23-2004, 09:59 AM   #3
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but really the Linux server wont do any good.

Read the message, they are 'porting' the current Ded Server to Linux. No hosting company is going to lease a bf server you have no control over in windows or Linux.

I was hoping that the release of the Linux server was going to coincide with an improved Windows server (essentially skipping a crappy linux server)

Now the schedule looks more like
1. crappy win server (sept. 20th)
2. crappy linux server (??) [currently being ported]
3. basic win server (??) [not being worked on yet]
4. basic linux server (??) [not being worked on yet]


In my opinion they shouldnt bother porting the current server to Linux, they should create a 'real' server first and then port that one. (essentially skipping step 2 above)
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:06 AM   #4
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i have to disagree with this approach..

something as basic as Kicking or Banning a player has to come first.. that adminning function is really the only thing i ask for at this point..

IMHO something like this should be done ASAP and out without 2 weeks if possible...
the griefing is only going to get worse and nothing is more frustrating than not even being able to admin your own server..
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Old 09-23-2004, 11:49 AM   #5
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Not that I wouldn't like to see kicking and banning, but how about just making them stable. Restarting them every hour or so is a pain in the arse


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Old 09-23-2004, 11:52 AM   #6
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yet another reason to not bother with a 'port' of the current version. Why bother porting something that doesnt work?

I say...Fix it then port it, not the other way around

...by the way have you tried using 'autorestart'...my server crashes but then restarts using that feature
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:18 PM   #7
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well if they get that done they can improve both. I think its ok in that order


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