MXWK

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  1. I'll let you know how my Halo CE hosting goes with BuyVM, at first I didn't know what anycast is but I just read about it. Seems like the new stuff, like automatic load balancing. It's great that they offer such a feature for free...if things go well, I might just migrate all my VPSs to them. Hey, I'd like your opinion on this question I asked a while back. Thanks! Hey, I just checked and most if not all BuyVM VPSs are out of stock! And it looks like this is a common thing...since there are websites dedicated to letting you know when the stock will be back...
  2. The Wireguard VPN setup with Linode and Vultr sounds effective but seems very complicated lol, On the other hand, BuyVM looks very promising and has no complex setup so I think I'll go with that. Thanks!
  3. Hey guys! I'm currently renting my VPSs from Vultr, they're quite good in everything but their DDoS protection is an extra $10 per month. They also mention in their Vultr Docs that their DDoS protection works against Layer 3 and Layer 4 attacks not exceeding 10Gbps(they plan on upgrading in the future). I'm thinking of trying out new VPS providers now for better DDoS protection in terms of affordability & quality. The main goal is to prevent my Halo CE server from being DDoSed. Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks!
  4. When I unzipped the Optic Pack file everything became clear. Here's a quick write-up on how to make your own Optic Pack: So the script is ready all you have to do is change the files and edit the displayed messages in the script file. Notes to keep in mind are: The pictures should be in PNG and should be size 96x96 pixels. The audio files should be in MP3 (I haven't tested other formats, they may work, but these are the ones that are used by everyone) You can use free online converters to convert your files to PNG and MP3. Do not change the name of any of the PNG or MP3 files or you'll have to go through the trouble of editing the script. Some sounds don't work with the Optic Pack. The sounds become slow and low-pitched even though the files are OK. I just replaced the malfunctioning files when that happened. Here's a video showing the Optic Pack I made xD I'll attach it to this message in case you wanna try it. supermario.zip
  5. Hey guys! How's everyone doing today? I've installed the Halo PC/CE Optic Pack mod a couple of months ago and it's really nice. Been using it non-stop since then. I'm guessing making the initial Optic Pack was not easy and required some coding, however making the newer Optic Packs probably only required changing the sound files, medal images, and the messages displayed on the screen. I should be able to do that much so why not xD Can someone send a link to or write up a tutorial on how to make an Optic Pack? Thanks!
  6. So I've written 2 blog posts, and invited many people to the blog. Still little to no activity...I need to get in contact with people who are interested in the topic of the forum. So I made this video! xD
  7. Looks like a lot of work...lol Well, no one said that it's going to be easy. I do have some experience in growing a community. Inviting people head-on is most effective. For the time being, I'll invite people directly to the forum, be it on social media or IRL. I'll also try to post some useful articles on the blog. Stay tuned for updates!
  8. Thanks! What do you mean by "seed a lot of your initial content"? Like paraphrase blog posts from other fitness websites?
  9. Hey guys! How's everyone doing today? My new project is finally complete! Converging Defense is a Health and Fitness forum meant to help those people who want to make a positive change in their lives. Check out all the features of the website at https://convergingdefense.com/ and let me know what you think! Any advice on how to grow the forum will also be appreciated!
  10. Thanks a lot bro! I'll be sure to try it out ASAP!
  11. Hey guys, thanks for your help! Actually, after a lot of trials, I stopped working on that a while back. Got busy with other stuff... If I remember right, it just freezes. No commands can be run until I type "reload" or close it and open it again. I'm not sure how to do that... I didn't know there was DDoS protection on my laptop, that's probably it. It may not be recommended, but how do you disable all DDoS protection on a laptop? Thanks!
  12. Hey, thanks for your help. I'll answer each question to the best of my knowledge. 1. Actually this started around 3 days ago, I had installed Windows Server Datacenter 2022 and I had some issues with it that I couldn't fix, I couldn't enable UPnP due to some missing dependencies, once I realized that I cannot troubleshoot anymore, I decided to reinstall the operating system, but this time Windows Server Standard 2022, the issue was there from the time I was using Datacenter and it still persists after installing the Standard version of Windows Server. 2. I was testing earlier today with multiple Multiclients in the server when the console stopped updating and I lost connection, the console did not crash, it just stopped updating and the Multiclients started quitting one after another. 3. It's random. 4. I don't think so, usually when my server crashes, the console crashes too and it closes. In this situation, the console just stops updating. It does not crash. 5. The laptop is Lenovo ideapad 500-15ISK Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.60 GHz Installed RAM 8.00 GB (7.86 GB usable) System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor The laptop came with an HDD. 6. I think it's bare metal. Here are some of the results of the "systeminfo" command: System Manufacturer: LENOVO System Model: 80NT 7. Fresh installation. 8. I am using Wired but I can also use Wifi. I have both adapters on the laptop. Here are some more results from the "systeminfo" command: Network Card(s): 2 NIC(s) Installed. [01]: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Connection Name: Ethernet DHCP Enabled: No IP address(es) [01]: /////////////////////////// [02]: /////////////////////////// [02]: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Connection Name: Wi-Fi Status: Media disconnected 9. The Modem is Etisalat, not sure how to access its model. The router is also Etisalat, got this information from the Router status page: Hardware Type Etisalat-S3 Hardware Version v1 10. I think I am using NAT, I just googled my IP address from my PC and my laptop, both are showing the same IP address of the DMZ I have setup a while ago. Even though I only configured the DMZ to be in my laptop. In my router settings page this option is there "Enable IGMP Proxy on wired LAN port." and its turned on. 11. Firewall settings: There are many firewall settings that were configured automatically in my laptop when I installed the windows server OS. Should I mention those? I have allowed the following ports in my windows defender firewall for different reasons: Inbound: PORT 5985 TCP/UDP PORT 80 TCP PORT 2310/2312 TCP/UDP PORT 2302/2303 UDP PORT 21/22 TCP same for outbound. Portforward settings for my laptop are: UDP 2302 2302-2303 IPoE_DHCP TCP 80 80 IPoE_DHCP UDP 2310 2310-2312 IPoE_DHCP 12. I have not installed any antivirus software, but windows defender's real-time protection is on in my laptop, I have not added the server files as exclusions, will add them now and will let you know if that fixes the issue. 13. I went to Event Viewer ==> Windows logs ==> Application/System there are many events logged there, I searched for "halo" in both logs, and I found nothing. Here is a short video showing how the ping disappears when I click on the server multiple times:
  13. Hey guys! How's everyone doing today? I recently installed Windows Server 2022 Standard operating system on my old laptop in hopes of turning it into a VPS to host more game servers (currently Halo PC game servers). It is connected to LAN and my internet speed at home is fast. I can access it through Remote Desktop & FTP. The problem is that the game server disconnects from time to time for some reason. It manifests as everyone on the server losing connection. This never used to happen in the VPSs I purchase. I also noticed that the ping does not show all the time in the server list. In the Halo PC server list, when I click on the server, the ping shows, but if I click it 3 to 4 times consecutively, one of the times, the ping will not show. In my laptop VPS, all the required ports are forwarded through the router, and DMZ is enabled on the laptop. I have also allowed the required ports through Windows Defender Firewall and I have also enabled UPnP while troubleshooting and it did not fix the issue. My question is: Is there a specific setting/software in windows that allows "persistent connections" that do not disconnect no matter what? I am hosting the same game server (the same files) from my VPS that I purchased online, and I never experienced this issue. The VPS I purchased online is a $6 VPS so I have more resources in my laptop VPS. I can host more game servers in the laptop VPS as I have more CPU cores and Memory. I did search online for an answer but did not find anything useful. What is the difference between actual VPSs that you purchase online and my laptop that has Windows Server Standard 2022? Maybe it's the Bandwidth/Internet speed? The VPS I purchased online has 2.00 TB Bandwidth and my home internet speed is: Download speed is 6.80 Mbps and Upload speed is 15.10 Mbps Is my home internet speed not good enough for hosting dedicated game servers? And if yes, Is there a way around that? I'd like to hear your opinions on this, thanks!
  14. Hey guys! How's everyone doing today? I recently started hosting from a remote windows server and I'm trying to find a way to connect to the console from my PC. I've found these 2 softwares that are present in this link But it's either that I cannot install them right or they are not compatible with the latest SAPP which is 10.2.1 Can someone share the installation instructions, if they are compatible with the latest SAPP, or show an alternative way to connect to the console remotely using windows 10? Thanks! Hey, I just searched up a little bit more about the issue. The problem was that I had to allow the TCP port of my Halo PC server in the windows firewall for the softwares to work. The connection to the remote consoles relies on the same port that you use to host your Halo PC/CE server, but TCP. Both softwares are working fine with SAPP 10.2.1
  15. Yeah, I'm currently using that script, it's pretty nice but it doesn't have all the features. It changes the weapons types, but the weapon number is always 2 weapons. Also, it doesn't change the player speed/invisibility/overshield/color or weapons ammo. Maybe I should rename the topic to "Random Weapons Script Improved" since there is already a Random Weapons script in the forum.