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      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...   04/15/2017

      UPDATE 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!
Brain

Project "Schaaper Mike"

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"And now for something completely different"

I've hinted at it already, but I'm doing a musician type thingy. Currently I'm going through the process of sorting my project folder and uploading anything remotely valuable to my Dropbox account.
It's rough in every way and very much WIP. Coming up with ideas is easy, polishing things not so. I also suck big time at mastering, so if you got an EQ handy you might need to use it. Some tracks are best listened to on headphones. You have been warned!

Schaaper Mike WIP @ Dropbox

Could tell you more about the songs, but I don't think anybody really cares :music:

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Okay I did not have time to listen to it all. Damn some of that sounds real good Brain! I downloaded it and will take a listen to the tracks tomorrow. Cheers. You may be happy to know I christened my brand new head phones with your song "Fones are Phunny" you better copy right that one b4 a Evil Disco band steels it.

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I listened to them all, Not my cup of tea, to heavy for me but I really do like them i can see you worked hard on them and I can see a lot of people enjoying them. Well done man keep up the work :D

Connor.

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@Brain Great work!

Don't know if it was intentional but the songs had a definite "retro" feel and for some reason every song reminded of the old 8/16 bit games I used to play when I first started gaming...

Miss my Gameboy Colour... :mellow:

/EDIT: Brain - I'd happily volunteer to quote "Bollocks" in my British accent for you!

 

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When not roaming the local woods, I spent my childhood between a respectable amount of Lego, scale models and an Atari ST1040.

I got a strong connection with 8-bit music and I like applying tricks from the old days to new music. How could something like this not leave an ever lasting impression on you? ;)
If people tell me I got an overly aggressive retro OST vibe going on, I'm not at all surprised. If anything, I'm glad I'm not the only one waiting for that one kick ass game deserving such a soundtrack (Aquanox 3? Descent 4? The next best mech game?) :D

"Not my cup of tea" ... no worries. It does a good job at pleasing me and pleasing anybody else is 'just' a welcome bonus. Thx for your endurance though ;)

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 I christened my brand new head phones with your song "Fones are Phunny"

1st: FINALLY a new headset! ;) Got mine replaced with no hassle, even got 1.50 back in return ^^
2nd: It's actually a reference to "Rocko's modern life". In episode S3E10 "Wacky Deli" Heffer says "Telephones are funny" and somewhere else they visit an animation studio. There, dozens of people draw one single telephone from every angle. I don't know what it is, but telephones really seem to be funny in the mind of somebody.
The main synth reminded me of a telephone, so I added a real telephone sample and gave it it's new name.
3rd: that's what I mean by "Could tell you more about the songs, but (...)"
4th: if this headset is only remotely good, that song must have been .... an experience.

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