Wow so its been a while. I guess the latest and greatest is the recent efforts to bring more maps to PR. Thanks to a few members we're about to have hella fun again playing some of the great old school BF2 maps ported over to play in PR. We had map packs years ago and it was some of the best gaming I've ever been part of. Those days were so much fun! Let's get there again with our new members and friends! I can't wait to play some of those maps again. The members working on the project are doing their best, but it's a lot of work and progress can be slow at times. If anyone in the community would like to contribute to this effort please contact TED to see if you're able to contribute. The more we work together, the faster we can all benefit from this awesome new project! Keep you posted....Blud
VG Servers are Back Up! *UPDATED AGAIN* TS3 Server is back; PR and Mumble are online, Arma 3 Servers are online but still need VG specific missions and configurations, should be done before end of week... 04/15/2017UPDATE Sunday April 23rd:
Most everything is back online now. The PR Server is running, and Mumble is working. We have not yet made PR Updates available in TCAdmin, but several more people have access to update the PR Server (including me) and there should be little to no server downtime from future PR Updates.
I've installed a second PR Server and still need to expand the VG PR License for it - it can be used for whatever, but I called it "PR EVENT SERVER" to start. I figured we might also want a development server for things like FastJack's PR COOP Insurgency Mission testing, and we will take care of that this coming week as well, if able.
The Arma 3 Servers have been reinstalled, and they are running basic versions of their former missions. They still need to be configured, but they will remain online until this happens during the week (when PITN gets time). I've set up A3 Servers with a Steam Update button in TCAdmin, any Arma Admin can now update to the latest Arma version much faster and easier, and without needing to wait for a Head Admin. -Sem
Sunday April 16th 2017:
I've just received an email from the Server Host in Germany. They host the server that runs our TS3 and various game servers here including Project Reality, and Arma 2 & 3. Apparently, there has been a fault with our server host, possibly a hardware failure or such, but all servers in one part of their data center were affected including ours. We do not have further details at this time, but unfortunately this means VG Servers will be down until we can regain access to our server. We were not given a time frame estimate or specific details of what damage was incurred, and we do not know if we have lost any data that was on the server. We've been with this host for many, many years, and we've had nothing but great connections and fast servers. Clearly this is a rare occurrence and we need to be patient as we weather this storm. I feel particularly bad for our loyal Project Reality players who were very patient waiting for our server to get it's most recent update, and I wish I could do something immediately to fix this. It's a sad truth that it is out of our hands for the time being as we await contact from our host, and get a detailed damage report and estimate of how long until we are online again. Of course, I've contacted the other head administrators at VG and apprised them of the situation. We will update you all as we get information. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!
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Sup gamer jizzpool,
I remember back in the day, if you wanted to have some fun online with VG members, we could all be found in PR at some point during the day. As I play more frequently these days, I miss the times with all my old VG bros! It's all new guys now and although I'm still having a good time, I miss not having any of my fellow VG mates to play with (except the regulars). I know times change and we all like our different games these days, but as I view different games to buy, there really aren't any current games out there that appeal to me. I think there are a few games out there that we all might be able to rally behind, but I'm interested to hear your thoughts. Is there a game, or anything else that we can do to bring back more frequent mass clan gaming time? I need some bromancing fuckers this shit getting serious! I'm talking about games where we can all join and play together in. There aren't many, so I was wondering.....what do you think? Non clan members can't post their thoughts or ideas as well please. tyvm!
Sup gamer freaks,
well here is the latest and greatest regarding this site transition. First off, if you haven't done so already, please delete the archived messages in your inbox. Do this by going to your inbox, selecting the gear icon, then select empty. You will now be able to send/receive PM's on this site. I've tried to PM several members, but can't because your box is full lol. Soooooooo, we've made several upgrades to various features. Donations are now fully automated. If you donate your name and donation amount will appear in the homepage menu after your transaction is complete. This is much better than the older manual menu we had previously. In fact, it's a good time to test it if you can, could use sum help recovering costs of the new site build And soooooo anyway The new birthday menu now displays all bdays, but still only 5 in the menu, if you click the show all button you'll get a pop up with the remaining bdays. (also can be found on calendar) make sure we send presents to blud on his birthday next year because he got jack shit this year. The forum content has been fully migrated, I pruned some categories but not many. As for the few posts that were started when the site initially launched, they are gone forever. (like that cometchat poll all lost during 2nd migration) I'm trying to get all clan members into our own group, but for now if you're in the clan, please put on your tags.. =VG=.. this can be done via your account settings, then change your display name. Also, Semler has started writing articles for the site again. This takes a little time and provides great info for the community. Please take a minute to read the articles, share them in your networks, leave comments, etc.. Show your support! I've also started uploading files to the download section. If you have content for the community please upload your data! Lets get our download section back up again, it was a huge part of the site. (before it was killed like a hooker I met last night). If you have some good stuff let's get it uploaded! If you need help lemme know. The background image picker has also been changed. Now, the Veterans Gaming gfx are fixed in that position. Have up to 6 background blocks (only using 4) for members to choose backgrounds from. If you have some good backgrounds for us, let's show them in the gallery and the ones with the most love we'll rotate into the selection? It's hard to find images to fit just right due to how it resizes so some might now work, or display at all just fyi png files seem to work best. So anyway, that's it for now. If you have any thoughts or suggestions post them here and we'll talk about it.
I want to send thank you's to everyone that helped me get things done. Semler, Solar, Savage for sure you guys do so much on the rear end I bet it hurts at times, and also especially big TY to aseptik (luca) for taking all the explanations from my imagination and making them reality. Thanks bro you are an amazing coder freak of nature. And we're not done yet!
So while trying to get the site dialed in and get myself familiarized with the new features I've noticed lots of cool new things! First, I'm trying to get all =VG= guys into the group named "VG Clan Members" and also to get active and contributing VG guys displayed on the staff page. BUT, there are so many VG guys who have left, but not officially left, that I'm not sure who to put in the Staff Directory. My goal is to add all current active members and contributors to the Staff Directory, while adding all VG clan guys into to VG Clan Member Group. If you can help me with this by adding people to their respective groups I'd appreciate it. Also, all VG guys will have moderator access, so if you need permissions send me a PM. However, only certain VG guys will have full site admin. Mod's can do everything required to help manage the site and police the forums. All I ask is that you don't change anything, or mess with any settings that you do not clearly understand. If you have any questions just ask me first before you do anything you're not sure of. I'm also trying to get the download section finished, if you can help with uploading and listing files please let me know. I appreciate the help getting things in order. We're also working on getting the old rank system set up to work on this site and we have a few other surprises on the way. Thanks to everyone for their support and love for our community.
(could also use gfx for the user selected backgrounds in the theme. I'm just using old banners, I'm sure we could do better!)
Well just when I thought the site was done and finished, boy was I wrong. I guess a majority of e107 content didn't properly migrate so we may have to re import the old site again. I'm pretty sure it won't affect how this site is now, as we can just update that re migration with a back up from this site, but it may require the site to be offline. We're also experiencing errors viewing profiles and certain activity streams. We're aware of this error 4096 and are working on a solution. Bare with us while we work out the kinks and just know that we'll get it fixed. Sorry for any disruptions and my bad attitude, but holy shit I've had a bad couple months. I just love this shit so much it really gets to me when things aren't going right. I'm going to work on that tho
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