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  1. An Update I tried ordering the GAME-3 machine on Monday but ran into a bug while ordering the machine. Currently, when trying to order a GAME-3 machine for Montreal, it displays as France on the order page. I called SYS support on Monday and they made a ticket stating they escalated the request to their web team. I haven't heard back from them since then. I replied back to the ticket today asking for an update and if it's possible to reserve a GAME-3 machine for us because I notice the machine running out of stock quite often. Initial ticket email: My reply today: I will reply back to this thread once I receive an update from them. Thank you.
  2. Still waiting for a reply from SYS support regarding ordering a GAME-3 machine. There's currently a bug when ordering a GAME-3 machine for Montreal, it displays as being ordered for France. I called SYS support about this on Monday and they made a ticket with me stating they sent the request to the web developer team and we'll hear back soon.


    I will update everybody once I hear back.

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    Most intense game of Call of Duty 4 I've played.

    1. SwegBuster


      I would say. You died 192 times smh. Should have been only once! :lenny:

    2. Roy


      ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, did well enough!

    3. DoctorDuck


      With spawn campers 1 death = 4

  4. I'm so happy that I am finally getting comfortable with things at work even while things are very busy. I am also very thankful that I have such a great group of friends that supports me with everything in my life as well :) I don't think I've ever felt this happy in my life on a personal level :D


    The next big step for work is going on-call after work hours and on weekends. It doesn't sound fun, but I'm sure it'll be fine and I'll get used to it.


    I have been getting in contact with my doctor's office and they told me they are waiting for my healthcare provider to get approved first. Afterwards, we'll be able to schedule the hernia surgery again and actually have it without getting cancelled. One problem is, my work is switching healthcare providers at the beginning of next month, so that'll be complicated with this situation. I know I'll be fine though. We'll work things out.


    Things are looking up :) 


    Once again, thank you everyone for all the support I've received regarding my hernia surgery!

    1. Worgee


      You're welcome xD Hope you get good soon boi :) 

    2. RockRoyce


      Absolute lad. Hope your surgery goes smoothly! I'll always be here if you need anything ;)

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    Hm. No Steam level whatsoever. Anybody else ever experience this bug?

    1. Worgee


      you call it bug, other call it hack :thinking: 

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    Got our first (D)DoS attack towards our CoD 4 FFA #1 server just now. It honestly makes me proud to see people trying to attack the server and failing lol.

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    3. Kite9867


      I couldn't get on the FFA #1 server today. It was Setting up game for minutes. :( But I'll try to join tomorrow.

    4. CNe7532294


      This type of microwave? 


  7. If I remember correctly, Garry's Mod tries loading addons using all lower-case characters. This is fine on Windows because folders aren't case-sensitive. However, on Linux, folder names are case-sensitive. Therefore, if it tries to load "addons/testfolder" but the folder is actually "addons/TestFolder", it won't load. Not a big deal in my opinion, though. When I first experienced that issue, it did take me an hour to figure it out haha. Thanks.
  8. I haven't done any testing between Linux & Windows performance apart from CS:GO. In CS:GO, there is currently a networking thread limitation that I've reported on Valve's GitHub here. We don't plan on running any big CS:GO servers on this machine, though. Our CS:S servers ran completely fine on Linux and honestly, I'd prefer Linux due to the debugging we are able to do with crashes and so on. Unfortunately, I don't believe SRCDS provides Windows symbols for crash dumps and so on. As for Garry's Mod, I don't truly know if there is a difference between Windows and Linux regarding performance. The only difference with Linux (apart from being a different operating system) in Garry's Mod that I've noticed is each addon folder must be lower-case. Otherwise, it won't be loaded. This is a bug in Garry's Mod and I will probably report it sometime in the future. Though, it isn't a high priority as of now. We haven't hosted a very popular Garry's Mod server on Linux before, so this will be something new to us. I believe we will be fine. Other than that, our servers should be performing great with these future machines. Thanks.
  9. SRCDS servers do not use much RAM and 32 GBs is more than enough in my opinion. The CPU would indeed be limited before running out of RAM. Now that I think of it, with the Intel i7-4790K and Intel i7-6700K having similar single-threaded performance according to the benchmarks I've seen, we could easily go with GAME-2 and still achieve around the same performance as the GAME-3 machine. I'm going to look around for other benchmarks. I wasn't aware that those first two machines were on sale. I apologize for not realizing that. I had a feeling $34.30/m for that machine was too good to be true! I will look further into it and possibly see if purchasing the GAME-2 machine would be best. Also, here's our RAM usage for one of our NFO machines running 19 online SRCDS servers: Please note the machine has 32 GBs of RAM total. Therefore, those 19 servers consume a total of 12 GBs of RAM total averagely. Whether or not servers are moved from NFO to this machine is up to the Division Leaders. I believe the Garry's Mod DLs were looking into moving some dead servers from NFO to OVH to see if they would receive more population. When moving from NFO to OVH, the server's IP will change along with location. On a technical level, the operating system will most likely change from Windows to Linux unless if the server is hosted on our NFO VPS which is already running Linux. With that said, we are going to be opening new servers on this machine in Garry's Mod, Left 4 Dead 1/2, Killing Floor 1/2, and Call of Duty 4. Thanks.
  10. Hello, I just wanted to give an update regarding our OVH expansion in North America. I would like to note that I still need to talk to the Division Leaders about this but I would say we're most likely going with this plan. Our Initial Plan Initially, we planned on purchasing an OVH machine in the new data center located in the United States. This was specifically located in Vint Hill, Virginia. Recently, machines there became available with the discovery option. The only issue I had while purchasing the machine was PayPal not being a supported payment option and I'd highly prefer paying for these machines with PayPal. After contacting OVH's support about this issue, they told me PayPal would be added as a payment option. Though, they said this would be after the discovery period meaning the machines would be more expensive when we would be able to purchase the machine. I asked if we could still get the discovery price after PayPal is added and they told me more than likely no. Our New Plan OVH has another data center located in Montreal, Canada. Since this data center has been opened for a lot longer, there are a lot more machine configuration options to choose from and overall more cheaper and powerful. The reason we were trying to expand into the new data center (Vint Hill, Virginia) over the old data center (Montreal, Canada) is the location. Montreal is further north and in a less populated area in my opinion. However, we believe the difference wouldn't be much regarding the ping of the average user. @Xy_ did some math to prove this. Though, it all depends on where the user is located. There have been a lot of successful game servers hosted in the OVH data center located in Montreal, Canada. Due to how the Valve Master Server picks servers based on your geo-location, we've seen a lot of servers in this data center have their IPs geo-located to places like Chicago, US and so on. We plan on doing the same and I will be sending emails to geo-location companies. We would like to purchase a machine from OVH's Montreal data center. Read below. OVH Options OVH has machines configured for game servers in Montreal. You can look at the options here. We currently have one MC-32 machine located in Europe and it performs very well. The machine is $89.99/m which is very cheap, especially for the hardware it comes with. This machine, in my opinion is very powerful as well. I had planned to purchase another MC-32 machine for the Montreal data center. However, I continued to search for cheaper options. I soon remembered So You Start which is an (official?) OVH re-seller and supports the Montreal data center. SYS Options SYS also re-sells OVH machines configured to run game servers. You can look at the options here. We've used SYS in the past and it has been very successful to us. With that said, the prices on these SYS machines are insanely low in my opinion! In fact, the GAME-3 machine which is around $20.00/m cheaper than the MC-32 machine has 32 more GBs of ram along with the same processor and disk. Though, OVH has 2x480 GBs SSD in Soft Raid while the SYS machine has only 1x480 GBs SSD. But this won't matter much since we're performing automatic backups. At the start, the only thing stopping me from purchasing one of these machines was some questions regarding how IPs are handled and so on. With OVH, we could do these things but I just wanted to make sure we could with SYS. I called SYS's support number yesterday which I believe is basically OVH support and here is the questions and answers summed up. Q - If we were to buy an IP block, would we be able to gain ownership over the ARIN records with SYS IPs? This would allow us to change WhoIS info along with some geo-location data. A - Yes, for IP blocks of 4 and over. This works! I would be purchasing a block of eight IPs. Q - If SYS starts offering a new machine with more powerful hardware, would we be able to move our IPs over from an older machine to the new machine if we purchased it? We could do this with OVH. A - Yes, a time transfer (something I've done before with OVH) would be the best option and this is simple to do. This works as well! Q - If we decide SYS isn't the best option for us, would we be able to move our IPs to an OVH machine in Montreal? A - Yes, however, you cannot move IPs back to SYS from OVH. This is great and means we're basically covered. If we don't like SYS, we can move our IPs to a machine with OVH. Q - When will SYS start offering i7-7700K machines? A - We have no ETA on when we will but hopefully in the future. Not a big deal but having the Intel i7-7700K available would be nice! Q - When will the GAME-3 machines be replenished? A - Machines are replenished at the beginning of each week. There is also a system out there made by one of our customers that emails you when a machine type is replenished if you subscribe. This is also great and I will be purchasing the machine as soon as the machine is replenished! After that call, I became very confident that this is the machine we will order! With that said, I would like to note that if this machine does become overloaded, I believe we should look into ordering the GAME-1 machine. The single-thread performance of the Intel i7-4790K is similar to the Intel i7-6700K according to the benchmarks I've seen and single-thread performance is the most important for SRCDS servers in my opinion (Source Engine game serves). Although the disk space is low (120 GBs), we could still easily host 3 - 4 very popular servers on that machine (e.g. Garry's Mod RolePlay servers). Also, for that price ($34.30/m), it is literally a win-win. Conclusion I would like to purchase a game server machine from SYS as soon as the stocks are replenished. This should be tomorrow or Tuesday and after I talk to the Division Leaders. The machine will cost us $69.99/m and we will be able to handle a lot with it! After this machine is ordered and set up, we will start our expansion with Garry's Mod (RP servers to be specific) along with Left 4 Dead 1/2, Killing Floor 1/2, and Call of Duty 4. The Division Leaders are very confident and motivated to have this machine set up. They have been waiting for this for a long time now. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you for reading!
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    Shout out to this random player who is always idling on our CoD 4 FFA #1 server and helping the population at the lowest population times! I don't even know who it is?!

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    2. i have had it up to duck

      i have had it up to duck

      @Roy looks like you need to up your game because this man is gonna be owner soon at this rate, you may as well throw in the towel kiddo. C01S2lQiRD_SncEUEDNpcQ.png

    3. Roy


      They have more hours than my laptop (Dom). Lol.

    4. i have had it up to duck

      i have had it up to duck

      they, exactly what I've been saying, this is no single man, this is a army of 300 spartans.



  12. Happy birthday boi :) 

    1. Kite9867


      Thanks! :D Wish I had my computer right now so I can play CoD4 and CS:S with you guys. :(

  13. I got a call tonight saying the surgical center I was going to be operated in didn't accept my new health insurance. Unfortunately they waited the night before my surgery to tell me this and tomorrow we will be rescheduling the surgery to another place. Once I schedule the surgery, I will update everyone here. Thanks.
  14. One more day until surgery :) I can't wait until it's done and over with.

    1. i have had it up to duck

      i have had it up to duck

      @Roy never forget this life lesson @Roy sometimes you must take care of yourself in order to take care of others later, it's easy to jump infront of a bullet for your child but not getting there in the first place is the hard part.