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      VG Servers are Down - *UPDATED* TS3 Server is back; some game servers still offline, updated estimate is a few more days until game servers are back online...   04/15/2017

      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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  1. *UPDATE* Solar has updated the PR Server to 1.4.8 and we may be able to make the PR Server Updater available in TCAdmin to simple PR Admins so that in the future, as soon as an Update is released, a VG PR Admin may be able to login to TCAdmin and begin the Server Update immediately resulting in zero downtime for the PR Players. Solar is also attempting the same thing for PR Mumble - so that it can be stopped/started/restarted through TCAdmin by our VG PR Admin Team. Not as simple since PR Mumble uses Mumble + SQLite and another program called Mumo (which is a Python based program) - and he needs to make it so that it knows when one crashes so it can restart the whole set. We'll keep you posted! And thanks to SolarFlame for his dedication and hard work getting us setup again in all areas, and better than before, too!!
  2. The VG Project Reality COOP Server is back online. PR Mumble is still down - it may be a day or two until we get everything working the way it was, but at least the main server is back for now. It's fair to expect some restarts here and there when the server is being worked on, but we will always try to notify you before that happens. Thanks again for your patience!
  3. Are you freaking kidding me?!
  4. Welcome to the website! See you around!
  5. Welcome! Thanks for the intro!! (but.... you are the same person that post this several days ago: and you could have very easily changed your Display Name from Cushing63 to FatAlbert by editing your profile. No big deal, it just threw me for a loop for a second when I saw you made a second account instead of just changing your name. (you were not banned, as I'm sure you now know; our server took a shit and we've been rebuilding it all week.)
  6. Hey there! Welcome to the site and servers! Trans is a sweet gig in PR if you can keep it up We're looking forward to faster and more stable servers once we get them rebuilt. VG PR will return soon! See you around!
  7. Well written review! Meant to post that back when you wrote this - I can appreciate the time it takes to get something looking right. Game sounds pretty cool, too!
  8. VG

    sadly, servers are down - details here: http://veterans-gaming.com/index.php?/announcement/7-vg-servers-are-down-we-do-not-yet-know-when-they-will-come-back-online/
  9. If anyone experiences connection issues, please post them here and we will help you get connected! SERVER UPGRADE NOTICE: Our TeamSpeak Address is Changing! You can now connect with the simple address: TS3.VETERANS-GAMING.COM It's essentially the same as it was, but without the :9176 port numbers after the address. New permissions will be assigned to verified members, moderators, channel admins, and friends. During the migration, our other TS3 server will remain active for a short period to help buffer our change. Please use the new TeamSpeak only, as we will be monitoring the old one to bring your friends to the proper address as soon as they join. A New Golden Age Begins... This change marks a new step forward for VETERANS-GAMING, and your continued support has brought us here. We are proud to announce that our game server hardware is now better than ever, with nearly every game we play taking advantage it. The specs include an i7 2600 Quad-Core CPU, 32GB of DDR3 RAM, a massive 2 x 3TB SATA 6 Gb/s HDD array in RAID-1, and more bandwidth and speed than we'll likely ever use! Our initial tests were jaw droppers, and you can expect to see a dramatic decrease in server lag, congestion, and downtimes on a more stable platform. Basically, as one of our Arma mission makers, I sum it up to mean that most any problems or issues can now be directly attributed to the game engines and specific missions we play before we have to blame anything on the internet itself, or our hardware. VG Game Servers Affected: Project Reality - Forgotten Hope 2 - ARMA 2 - MineCraft - Left4Dead 2 We hope we can keep counting on your support as we move into the Summer months, and as we begin to offer more gaming contests for gaming gear, such as TrackIR and others, we hope you continue to enjoy our growing community, awesome servers, and fun games! Thank you all, and see you on the battlefields!
  10. TS3 and Mumble Services restarted -- it should be working now. *I may need to restart PR as well, but I hope not. Please let me know if it worked. oh crap - servers just took a crap... details here: http://veterans-gaming.com/index.php?/announcement/7-vg-servers-are-down-we-do-not-yet-know-when-they-will-come-back-online/
  11. Hey bro, don't worry about it! Thank you very much for your kind words! We know not everyone can donate, and that some cannot because it's physically/digitally not possible - but we still appreciate the thought! Those who cannot donate money still help by playing on our servers, and promoting the friendly teamplay spirit we all enjoy here at VG. There are other things you can do to help the community, things as simple as sharing a screenshot, teaching a newer player some helpful skills, helping to report a nuisance player, or even just telling a friend about our mature gaming atmosphere and helping to spread the word about our cooperative teamwork servers. Rest assured that VG will continue to function even if we do not receive donations because we have some very dedicated VG Alumni who still devote time and money to help keep VG running year after year. Any little bit helps, but no one should feel bad for not donating. Help out where you can, have fun; spread the love! Thanks again, ranger_12!
  12. It was on Day 3 when I took that flight; only thing new is the Weather model, which is based on real world weather in the region AFAIK. The same campaign is running today, a few weeks into the war now.
  13. VG BMS Server Group Ops

    It always seems so peaceful on ingress... Minrah, Falco, Jeffu and I flew a handful of missions on the VG BMS Server today in the 24/7 Korean War going on there - in one of our missions, we shot down 13 MiG's between the four of us, and throughout the day most of us returned to base and landed safely (most of the time). No shortcuts, it's the real deal trying to fly one of these jets, but it's worth the time it takes to learn!
  14. Well said, Rotblut. Poffadder replied to my email: "I'm heading to Spain, I'll do it from there."
  15. I emailed Poffadder regarding the update
  16. Welcome! Thanks for the intro. Yea, we're running vanilla Arma 3, but we've considered making one of the servers vanilla and the other with a few choice mods. See you around!
  17. @=VG= SolarFlame1 Technically, you can find the info on our page, but it is best that you do not mess with it as you said - the server does not multi-task well, and if there are more than 4 players flying around, anyone working on the server will risk crashing the main application (BMS) that it is running. If you can help to troubleshoot this issue, I'd be happy to help you out, but I believe the best time is early to mid-morning for you (that would be middle of the night for most VG BMS players, so the server would be empty). And I might be asleep - but we should talk sometime in person about this. We could make sure no one is flying, and shut it down. I do any and all maintenance when no one is flying. The server auto-save's every 2 hours, so it is unlikely that you could seriously mess up a misson/Campaign in progress, just FYI. You'd just login, end the processes via task manager (Falcon BMS.exe and IVC.exe) and do your stuff. Force closing the programs won't hurt it at all. I'd login the next morning and restart the server. Eazy peazy. (that's just in case you ever wish to check out that server ) The only problem with you logging into the server is that when you leave, the server will lock up to the Windows login screen and I'd have to come in afterwards to fix that. Again, we should talk in person someday, too many details (some sensitive) for me to type up here. This is not the first time a player has had this sort of issue connecting, coming from a country where people already connect without issue, and in this case, he's even in a major city (Hamburg) and not the middle of nowhere it seems. I do assume it has to do with his hardware configuration, a user issue and not a server issue, since we all connect well from US, UK, and Europe already with no extra steps required, no ports needing to be forwarded.
  18. Welcome to the site and servers! I was also a big fan of the medic kit back when I played PR. Everyone loves a life saver! Have a great time and see you around!
  19. The Red Forces seem to be a bit OP, but then we do have the server set up to require human interaction FTW...
  20. Welcome! I wouldn't worry too much about grammar here, people come from all over the world so it's pretty much a luxury. lol See you around!
  21. Are you certain that pre-load check is not only for the Tommo Inc/Falcon 4 validation check? I could see how a full file verification could take place, it's just that the check is not so long for me (approximately 4 seconds from Launch to Main Menu loaded). I realize I am loading from a secondary Solid State Drive and may be experiencing faster load times myself versus the HDD that the server loads BMS from (approximately 30-40 seconds from Launch to Main Menu loaded) -- but I was unaware that the entire 5.67 GB game folder was searched for the integrity of all game files during this pre-load check. I thought it was just a check for Falcon 4.0 license/installation in it's pre-load verification. Did you read somewhere that BMS gets an entire game files integrity check during each load? That would really help in troubleshooting to know that fact with certainty...
  22. 1. When did this start happening to you? 2. Have you just recently changed anything such as game updates, OS updates, etc. ? 3. Are you running the most recent version of BMS (currently 4.33.3)? 4. Does this problem only happen online on our server, or also when you fly offline on your PC? Post up answers to these questions when you can. You may need to re-download & reinstall BMS to verify that files are not corrupt - but you will want to delete any installers you have on your system first, and start from scratch. *as Brain said, do not reinstall yet - it's a last resort and we aren't there yet. Just know that it "may" be needed later.
  23. 11 members and 23 guests... Geez, I don't know if we should take that as a compliment or sarcasm. But I remember a time when these stats were a "slow day". Mature, cooperative teamplay just doesn't sell itself. Spread the word, spread the love - VG is a pretty cool place to game and to hang out with like minded people. Hoping we can continue to attract honorable and decent gamers who enjoy COOP game styles, and appreciate a community that isn't filled with a bunch of whiny entitled kiddies. OORAH!