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« on: July 21, 2013, 11:00:11 PM »
I'm hosting 5 servers off a dedicated box in my apartment living room (I have the hardware and bandwidth to support this).
One of them is a CSS surf server (24 players).

All maps have been renamed to surf_os_[mapname].
Some examples
  • surf_os_japan -> surf_japan_reworked
  • surf_os_cornexplosion -> surf_ny_masterexploder
  • surf_os_sickstallion -> surf_buck-fever2

This was done to remove branding and make the menu have a less-clunky look.

Current Plugins: Store, Ultimate MapChooser, KnifeSyphon, AllChat

I'm still in the process of looking for never/underplayed maps. Linear and Combat only of course (We're talking 2006/7 Linear, not: I can't beat this 2013 Linear.).
Map suggestions are more than welcome. Any map played to death will never go on the server.
I.E. surf_buck-wild, surf_xiv*, surf_rebel*.
I'm also tweaking unheard of maps to make them fit for the server. It will be a breath of fresh air.

Despite being a pessimist when it comes to filling servers, the Store plugin does a good job attracting people for some reason.

Players won't be able to buy admin.
Myself and a few others will have ssh access into the dedicated box to add maps and all that fun stuff.
Others will have the usual admin commands via sourcemod.

Please discuss! Also, if you are interested in admin, type below.

*UPDATE: Looking for surf_gajfort. If anyone has it, please upload it to upload.solidsurf.info!
Also, http://www.kecocevoli.com/viewforum.php?f=10
« Last Edit: August 03, 2013, 10:51:01 PM by Dan »
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 02:01:44 PM »
Why would you rename maps? Don't you think that's both offensive to the mappers and people who have to download the maps twice?

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 04:11:42 PM »
This was done to remove branding and make the menu have a less-clunky look.

I should elaborate on that quote.
I don't want people to [number] spam for a map they recognize by the label (i.e. buck-, ny).
All maps were given the prefix surf_os_[mapname] for consistency.
All popular maps on the server (very few) were renamed so that, hopefully, less played ones will get chosen.

I don't care if people have to re-download the maps. It will only take a few seconds with the speed of today's Internet and .bz2 downloads.

If a map that you made does turn out to be on the server and you would like me to un-rename it, I would listen to your request and in all likelihood I would ignore it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 06:08:25 PM »
So you removed the mapper's intended branding and stuck on your own instead? Isn't that the kind of content theft that's discouraged on solid surf? If you really wanted to encourage the play of varied maps you would have a random rotation where people could rtv after 5 minutes if they didn't like the map and it would move on to the next map in the rotation. If people even played on this server they'll just memorize the map names. Plus renaming maps like that isn't cool and adds an extra bit of discouragement to new mappers who know that their map's names will be messed with.

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 06:18:03 PM »
So you removed the mapper's intended branding and stuck on your own instead? Isn't that the kind of content theft that's discouraged on solid surf? If you really wanted to encourage the play of varied maps you would have a random rotation where people could rtv after 5 minutes if they didn't like the map and it would move on to the next map in the rotation. If people even played on this server they'll just memorize the map names. Plus renaming maps like that isn't cool and adds an extra bit of discouragement to new mappers who know that their map's names will be messed with.
I don't think anyone really cares anymore. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 06:49:34 PM »
Yeah probably

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 08:31:08 PM »
You also break all cubemaps when you rename a map.

This was done to remove branding
But aren't you now branding them towards your server anyway?

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 09:38:39 PM »
Renaming maps also breaks embedded soundscapes. The renaming thing in general is retarded. What if people put a map like surf_ny_master_exploder in their search filter or are just manually browsing for it? They're not gonna find this server.

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 02:19:10 AM »
'oldschool' as in 'sucked'? No thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 04:20:54 AM »
'oldschool' as in 'sucked'? No thanks.
oldschool because it used to be fun when people were playing it for the first time.

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 07:48:01 AM »
You also break all cubemaps when you rename a map.
But aren't you now branding them towards your server anyway?

I guess, in a way, yes, if you really want to be verbatim about it. And if everyone is too hurt from the name changes, you all need to go jump off a cliff or something.  \

You can bitch about it all you like, or if you want to play, then join the server. It's fun.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2013, 07:50:25 AM by Dan »
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013, 10:37:00 AM »
I like the idea. I hope it is successful, I would like the opportunity to maybe enjoy surfing again some day.

I know you  are anti-playedtodeath maps, but consider blockfort and greatriver \

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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2013, 06:58:38 PM »
Blockfort used to be overplayed X years ago. Hasn't been like that for a long time, so I will definitely add it (blockfort original or gajfort?). And which version of greatriver? Not xdream (overplayed and bad camping mechanics).
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
I don't remember gajfort, was it any good?

Was made by me I gather, so it must be fucking great.

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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2013, 06:18:16 AM »
What is kecovecoli?
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2013, 06:11:28 AM »
'oldschool' as in 'sucked'? No thanks.

Since when did rebel suck? Or greatriver, or blockfort, or japan or any of the maps we started out on? I think those maps are some of the greatest ever made, because of the tradition and memories I have from starting to play surf. I hope the server is successfull Dan, I'll drop by sometime, even though I very rarely play these days.

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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2013, 12:33:04 PM »
Finally got the store plugin installed and working. Hopefully the drones will start coming.
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2013, 10:19:26 PM »
Update: The server will be down while I'm on vacation. I live in some ghetto. Don't want my server to get robbed when people know I'm out for a bit.
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 12:06:35 AM »
I'm back from vacation. Going to work on the server for a few days and then it should be up 24/7.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2013, 03:29:07 PM »
Server is up!
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2013, 12:58:35 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2013, 01:16:23 AM »
Get on this Sunday at 8:00 PM EST STD.

It will be fun!
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