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PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Various things about Spring that do not fit in any of the other forums listed below, including forum rules.

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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by smoth » 16 Feb 2008, 22:10

Gnome wrote:Awesome at not reading any post in the thread.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Caydr » 17 Feb 2008, 01:09

Gnome wrote:Awesome at not reading any post in the thread.
Did read it. Wasn't SWS featured in that article? It was in the Supreme Commander issue, it talked about SWS and AA didn't it? Maybe it was more like 2 years ago. Sorry, my memory is worthless, I just remember I heard a lot about SWS and that article. Maybe we're thinking of two different ones.

Regardless, it still seems legally risky to have a full-page spread on something that is legally questionable which runs on an engine that includes content which is illegal outright to distribute. I'm all for SWS though, I hope there aren't any problems with Lucasarts because all I've seen and heard is pretty much unprecedented as far as Star Wars mods go.

Hey anyway this is pretty big news, why don't one of you fellas post it in the Community News thing, I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting a copy any magazine with a story like this.

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Apologies, apologies, sorry, didn't mean to touch a sore spot, I remember now that the discussion was about SWS having NOT been mentioned. So good for you and I hope it's not the last time.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by SwiftSpear » 17 Feb 2008, 06:43

If lucas doesn't S&D I don't think we'll have any problems at all.

Atari isn't going to suddenly start caring about spring way more then they ever have in the past. And we've got everything in place to entirely remove any and all atari content.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Caydr » 17 Feb 2008, 18:15

All I know is, big magazine articles have a way of attracting copyright owners' attention.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 17 Feb 2008, 18:21

Well, as I said earlier, lucasarts has a history of being very accommodating to mods, even when they directly compete with their own games - which our mod does not (no SW RTS's on the shelves or planned currently).
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Caydr » 17 Feb 2008, 20:36

Yeah... I suppose you have a point there. Most SW RTS are space-based, too. Best of luck to you anyway, I'm glad to see your team's work getting the attention it deserves. If a hacked-together thing like AA gets coverage you certainly should.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 17 Feb 2008, 22:24

Thanks, and no offense taken.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Felix the Cat » 17 Feb 2008, 23:37

You should write a short letter to the editor/addendum including spring.clan-sy.com for publication next month.

Alternately I have some web space you can temporarily use for a site until a permanent solution is found (where Spring:1944 is currently hosted </shameless advertising>), I'm a clueless newbie webmaster however so you'd have to set up whatever redirects/DNS stuff needs to be set up, or tell me how to. Only thing is I can't afford to pay mega-cash for hueg bandwidths so I don't think I'd be able to host actual downloads.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 18 Feb 2008, 07:26

Thanks for the offer, Felix. UF has been pretty good up until now, we just really need it to come back up. For a temporary service we can always head back to TAU for dev purposes if we need too - but if UF doesn't come back online soon, we're going to have to seriously consider getting our own webspace soon.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by clericvash » 18 Feb 2008, 12:55

Anyone know on average how much bandwith a month the UF spring server uses for downloads and crap? I may be able to get a server up for the community, but no promises.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by hunterw » 18 Feb 2008, 12:58

yeay, first time for any of my maps to be printed in a magazine 8) well that i know about at least

if george lucas gets pissed off and fucks this up i will be pissed. i think it has the potential to bring a shitload of new people to spring.
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Post by Warlord Zsinj » 18 Feb 2008, 14:38

That's right, you did Tabula. I love that map, it's got a nice open space for big battles, pretty background scenery and interesting red lighting. The only thing it really needs is a decent skybox - the sky can at times be so ugly that I have to avoid showing it in images - unlike say, Smoth's Islands in War map, where I will actively try to feature the gorgeous skybox in screenshots.

IIRC smoth made a number of skyboxes which he released that you could easily edit with a reddish hue and use on that map, if you ever plan to re-release.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by AF » 18 Feb 2008, 20:25

I offered web space and bandwidth a few days ago in a pm to gnome btu have gotten no reply since. I can sort out anything and everything needed for you should you decide to take the offer be it temporarily or permanently.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Warlord Zsinj » 19 Feb 2008, 08:00

Thanks AF, the offer is not unappreciated. We're just considering all our options at this point - and silently hoping that cuppy returns.

I'm also looking into what sort of hosting I can purchase (in order to keep things totally in-house), but it's difficult looking for Aussie hosting from South Africa.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by clericvash » 19 Feb 2008, 13:25

No offense but cuppy is very unreliable, if you want something done, do it yourself, as the saying goes..
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Crayfish » 19 Feb 2008, 13:34

That's a great offer by AF... why don't you take him up on that and then also maintain unknown files if and when cuppy returns? With two hosts it wouldn't cause so many problems when one goes down.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by AF » 19 Feb 2008, 13:52

Indeed, my offer has no bandwidth limits or adverts, and file space shouldn't be a problem either, and I can get you full ftp/sftp/svn/shell/mysql/cgi etc, the only thing I ask is that it actually gets used!

I've paid for hosting and what I'm using doesn't even register as 1% despite having given access to the TA3D people and some others. So its no burden to host sites for the spring community.
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by Relative » 19 Feb 2008, 16:22

Out of curiosity how much bandwidth did UF actually consume per month?
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by clericvash » 19 Feb 2008, 20:19

I would like to know the same as Relative, and AF i did notice today you host TA3D they seem to be making good use of it :)
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Re: PCGamer Magazine Coverage - Spring/Star Wars Spring

Post by hrmph » 20 Feb 2008, 06:33

clericvash wrote:No offense but cuppy is very unreliable, if you want something done, do it yourself, as the saying goes..
He was actually very reliable until he started at the university... Eh, I can't really blame him. I as well would rather be out partying rather than maintaining a file hosting website...


But yeah, that being said.. I still have a thermal detonator with cuppeh's name on it! :D
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