Monday, November 9, 2009

What I've Done.

For the past year, I've run a server with a modified game on it free for players all over the world to use and access. I can be proud in saying that I have created a source of annoyance and stress with the element of other people such as the wannabe hackers who mess up the server from time to time. I've done alot of writing, and editing, and can really only say, I'm ready to present and get done.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Recent Events

For the most part I've been working on this project for the entire year. The server that I have decided to run possibly permanently is called FAN 24/7 RP. So in a quick summary, there has been a lot of trouble with the script, updates, and players. The human element becomes an important factor of the programming when a script kiddie decides it would be fun to run a DDOS or Botnet on the server. To counter this a filter has to either be installed or written. Mine failed horribly, it did not allow any players to join the server and filtered out all IP addresses. I ended up going with a professionally done free security system. Other then that there has been a lot of trouble with administrators and players, from things like breaking every rule to disrupt play, or spending hours trying to find and abuse glitches. All in all this has been a very challenging experience, to both program entities that appear in the game, and manage the people who play the game.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Right, so the last month or so.

***This might get a bit long***
Over the last month of working on the server I purchased at the beginning of the month, there was a game mode called "darkrp"which involves mostly civil protection officers protecting civilians from Mafia style activities. The illegal activities include weapon trafficking, drug possession, drug dealing, and breaking and entering. There are several classes in this game mode *note I did NOT code darkrp and have only modified it with help from other coders* these include: citizen, cook, medic/doctor, gundealer, drug dealer, mob boss, gangster, civil protection, and civil protection chief. Bearing with me for a moment this is not a random violent shooter where there is no point to the gameplay. for instance if you kill four people in the same ten seconds then the server will auto disconnect you regardless of your administration. If you are disconnected you must re join the game. This feature requires that team tactics must be used to overcome a force of more then three people without the risk of disconnect. There are several administrators currently running on the server which is called "FAN 24/7 RolePlay" not to be confused with sone of the other copys of it that are said to be launched. The copys wont be there long. At any rate in the week before christmas the server hit the top 200 garrysmod servers in the rating system online. during the christmas we broke twenty people in the server at the same time and nidged into the top 100 servers at the number 92 slot. since then we have dropped back due to coding errors with our custom shipments that were not backed up properly and were deleted during a server wipe. Managing this server has been a great way to study up on the things that can happen if you dont do something correctly, like code a file or back up said file. One example was a "/buypistol elites" command which went badly wrong and turned up free to the players for a good amount of time. That was fixed and we lost shipments that a coder custom made for our server. This diddn't stop many people who still enjoy playing on FAN but it did a few. Over all the work I havve done has mainly been in managing the development of this game server and coding some of the custom administrator "minge B gone" devices. "Minge" is a term on garrysmod used to describe a player who refuses to follow rules, is under the age of 6, or abuses in game functions. There are also script kiddies, who I ususally ban or !cexec before they do damage.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hear about this yet?

Unrelated to video gaming, the democratic party wants to re enact the "fairness doctrine" which states that all radio and television broadcasts would have to give equal time to opposing views. This is put quite simply a clinical psychotic reaction. Or my personal favorite fascism. They claim that this is beneficial but I fail to see how infringing on our right, key word, right to free speech. This very much reminds me of Stalin silencing his political opponents. Also if at any time someone is reading this and thinks or says out loud "HEY KID THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE IS FOR KEEPING YOUR BAISED NEWS OUT OF OUR MEDIA!" then I would highly suggest a few books you may enjoy.The Communist Manifesto, Mien Kamph
Yeah just a political rant... Later

Saturday, November 8, 2008

So Yeah, And Now For Something Completely Different

So I've finished re-doing those annoying DOW40K models, but then I also found the Halo stuff on my computer... already in VMF format... where I'm going with this is Fire Team Charlie will be an available team in DOW40K Script. This is because I feel like it. No reason more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

So Yeah, I'm Working on...

Currently models, I cant seem to get them to show up as anything other then these stupid completely clear ragdolls that I can't apply a texture to. So yeah, after getting over 200 models I've figured out they're all in the wrong folders. My bad. Anyway on a better note the map is coming along nicely. I'll have a partial gamemode beta done by February ready for launch on my server (AR RolePlay). Yeah its Going to switch but who wont love DOW40K Mod?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Didja Know?

· The highest paid programmers make 300k a year
· Video games are shown to help improve fine motor skills
· Games have therapeutic purposes
· Games help develop problem solving skills
· Video games teach how to follow directions
· The world wide sales market of electronic games is expected to rise to $45 billion by 2010
· 83% of most 3rd through 12th grades have a game system at home

I didn't think so...