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  2. Thx.. I know about admin levels.. so just to confirm, the level in sj_level corresponds to the admin level ? As I said in my previous post, bans are cleared once the server is restarted - they're not being written to the banlist file for some reason. So I use ipban instead, which works ok.
  3. I must admit that Black Sails pleasantly surprised me. A lot. I will say however that I forced myself to read the classic adventure novel, Treasure Island, prior to watching it because this 4-season Starz series acts as a prequel. Having nearly finished this series I can safely say that I highly recommend reading (or re-reading) that book if you plan to watch this show. Even if you have to force yourself a little bit. Knowing which characters are fictional (Israel Hands, Billy Bones, Long Jon Silver, or Captain Flint) and which ones are historical (Captain Rackham, Captain Vane, Captain Edward Teach) and how they interact with each other and become the characters we know in Treasure Island makes the story so much more meaningful. In particular, the performance by Captain Flint was ridiculous in how great it was executed. You can watch the entire thing on Hulu or Starz. I'd give this show a solid 8/10.
  4. I watched a few episodes myself.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Love, Death & Robots
  7. Just passed my driving theory test!
  8. Hey Kavawuvi, I think you have a very balanced perspective, which I think makes more sense if you don't have a particular favoritism or predisposition to Steam. I'm not a consistent gamer anymore, and mostly stick to single-player experiences; so the fact that these single-player games can't be purchased or experienced through my main gaming platform of choice (Steam) feels more frustrating than it maybe should. For example, what is the incentive to accomplish achievements if its on a platform that I don't otherwise use? Glad we agree on Epic being a deceitful company, borderline as bad as EA (or worse) because of how they are flagrantly trying to steal personal information from our computers. I think a good new name for Epic's platform is Epic Fail. - Blitzbunrns4
  9. I do like it when there are more platforms to get games, as that encourages competition. For example, GOG is a really cool platform, as there's no DRM, for example. Many Steam games do have DRM, however. GOG offers something that Steam doesn't have, and that's what I want to see. It means we can choose and pick the best option for ourselves. What Epic Games is doing is not this. Quite a few companies have actually broken promises such as a Steam or GOG release of a game, and they've done this in exchange for whatever money Epic gave them to keep them exclusive to Epic for a year. We aren't getting a better option when they do this. Instead, we're getting shafted. This is anti-competitive. I have nothing against choosing to release on just Epic Games in itself. Sure, that's disappointing and I probably won't buy that game, but that's it. What is wrong is the way they are being deceitful about it.
  10. Sup Opencarnage, For those out of the loop, Epic Games announced (rather surprisingly) that they obtained the exclusive rights release Quantic Dream's three hit games Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroid: Become Human on pc via their Epic Store. Going beyond the discussion of how frustrating a further fracturing of this already-fractured pc market is, or how sketchy Epic Games has been with Digital Rights Management issues, I personally feel frustrated that these titles are exclusively hogged on a, let us say, niche platform. My personal pc platform of choice is Steam, where I have the bulk of my game collection and network of online friends. So this news really bugs me after the Metro Exodus fiasco. I can't help but wonder if this announcement by Epic/Quantam coincided with Microsoft partnering with Steam to release their Halo titles on PC. I know that Quantic's founder has mentioned bringing titles to other platforms before, but this feels a lot less like competition and more like undercutting core PC gamers' wishes behind closed doors. There's something altogether tasteless here by Epic, considering their history with us and it just doesn't sit right with me. I'm wondering if anyone else feels the same or if I'm just being petty. Sincerely, blitzburns4 Sources for latest Epic Store news: https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/20/quantic-dream-will-take-its-titles-to-the-pc-with-launch-on-epic-games-store/ Source Quantic Dreams Founder wanting to bring titles to new platforms: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/detroit-maker-quantic-dream-looks-beyond-playstation/ Metro Exodus backlash: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-02-04-4a-games-embroiled-in-controversy-over-metro-exodus-epic-games-store-exclusivity
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  12. @bigblue There are 4 admin levels. If you look on page 11 and onward in the manual it tells you which commands are available for each level. 4 Has the most commands, 3 has less, and so on. Level 1 can be used if you want to give custom commands to certain players but not make them full admins. They will see admin chat though. As far as the banlist is concerned. Make sure you are using the ipban command listed on page 12 of the manual and then look in your ipbans.txt file inside of your sapp folder, and it should be there. Also when you are doing commands such as ipbans, locations, areas ect.. make sure to never have the file open on elites website backend when you are doing the command in game or it wont save it.
  13. Yes! I am having the exact same problem. Can anyone help?
  14. Here is another table. This one is for the entire Refined campaign. Here are the important points: On average, compression ratio is under 40%. This reduces the total size of the Refined campaign on disk from around 2.65 GiB to around 1 GiB. Decompression on 8+ threads provides the best decompression times. It is worth noting that times and scaling can be improved further, but it will come at the cost of compression ratio. Even on CPUs that don't have 8 physical cores but have at least 8 threads (e.g. desktop Intel Core i7 CPUs, Ryzen 5 CPUs, etc.), SMT/HT can still provide improved throughput. Decompression on 4 threads provides worse (longer) decompression times compared to 8+ threads. CPUs that are dual core but have four threads (e.g. pre-Cannon Lake Intel Core i3 CPUs, Kaby Lake and Cannon Lake Pentiums, etc.) will perform worse than true quad cores but may still get better times than those that have only two threads. Even when locked to 2 threads, decompression usually takes under 4 seconds. Note that PCs with CPUs that actually have only 2 threads will probably perform worse due to having low clock speeds, slow memory, etc. Also, the operating system may be doing tasks in the background, consuming CPU time.
  15. I'm with Elite Servers and have this in my event file also. One question on this though, there's not much info in the sapp documentation about the levels - which level would be used for admin only ? I don't want everyone to have access to sightjacker. Talking of Eliteservers - I still can't get my banlist file to work - ipbanlist works fine. If someone is banned then it isn't written to the banlist file ie. b [playerid]. It's strange, I've never been able to get this working.. tried everything. The ban works when it's implemented, but as soon as the server is restarted the ban is cleared.
  16. Today ~5:00am on my way to work. Dat moon! Bv
  17. pity, at least I think I'm the only one who is developing a PC (mod) and ce, those of CE do not know almost the PC, therefore, everything is difficult for me
  18. I mean once I compile if it serves but not as a normal map, I would like it to work as a normal one hehe, I'm doing a mod for pc and ce, but thanks to proton constraints I can not move forward so I'm looking for a way to do it by modding ce but they do not work as normal :c
  19. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/spartan-companies/open carnage
  20. Is it possible to make a lua script version of the basic economy system example from pages 28-29 of the SAPP Manual?
  21. I'm sure it's already there since you still need a Microsoft account to play from Steam.
  22. Thanks to popular demand, the CMT Red Brute Plasma Pistols have been added! Held by Brute-aligned Grunts, it's scatter-burst charge fires several shots at once! DOWNLOAD FULL PACK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk36nv3biy6pf5e/AssetPack_HaloCE_byDKSS.zip?dl=1
  23. Nice, I'm signed up. And yeah, can't wait for the "3rd party EULA" to be added to the Steam store...
  24. If you want to try to get early access to MCC, you can sign up for the Halo Insider and Xbox Insider programs. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-gb/community/halo-insider https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-insider-hub/9nblggh68vsk?activetab=pivot:overviewtab During the Halo Insider sign-up (first link) there will be a section about Console Flights and it lists MCC. You can say yes if you own an Xbox One, otherwise say No and it'll bring up PC Flights next. It'll also ask for your DxDiag info and an option to sign in with Steam for consideration about Steam release early access.
  25. Hello Everyone, If anyone can help me with this it would be very much appreciated. I am trying to set up an economy system following the directions in the SAPP Manual. I have var_add money 4 in my sapp init file. And I have the following below as some of my commands. heal1 'cevent heal1 $n' -1 heal2 'cevent heal2 $n' -1 heal3 'cevent heal3 $n' -1 am1 'cevent am1 $n' -1 am2 'cevent am2 $n' -1 am3 'cevent am3 $n' -1 I have made these custom events tied to the custom commands. event_custom $ename=heal1 $money>=10 'var_set money -10 $n;hp $n 1;rprint $n "100% Health"' event_custom $ename=heal2 $money>=20 'var_set money -20 $n;hp $n 2;rprint $n "200% Health"' event_custom $ename=heal3 $money>=30 'var_set money -30 $n;hp $n 3;rprint $n "300% Health"' event_custom $ename=am1 $money>=10 'var_set money -10 $n;ammo $n 200 5;rprint $n "200 Ammo All Weapons"' event_custom $ename=am2 $money>=20 'var_set money -20 $n;ammo $n 350 5;rprint $n "350 Ammo All Weapons"' event_custom $ename=am3 $money>=30 'var_set money -30 $n;ammo $n 500 5;rprint $n "500 Ammo All Weapons"' The problem I am having is players will type a command such a am1 or heal3, and it wont always trigger the right event and/or it will trigger multiple wrong events not associated with the command. Can anyone help me? I have re read the section on custom commands and events over and over and I don't know what I am missing.
  26. Modding CE and PC work differently. If you have a CE mod using a stock map file name, only you will be able to play that version of the map. If you give the modded CE map a unique name (e.g. my_bloodgulch_mod0). I haven't paid much attention to CE tool releases lately, but I think @Kavawuvi made a tool that allows you to use original map names.
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