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Moon1ight

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:32 am

European Server?

Hiho - I recently found this game and had lots of fun playing with bots locally. But when I tried to join an internet game, I found that all servers seem to be in Amarica, which gives me and some mates I invited a ping of 200-400 - which is fun but not really playable.

So I wanted to ask, are there more Europeans here, is someone interested in and able to host a Server over here?

I have at least one guy beside of me who'd happily join the fun if we had a server with reasonable ping for us :) Now I'm not expecting someone of you to pay the cost just for some people over the pond, but maybe there are some european players which already have the possibilities and just aren't using them or whatever - That's why I'm asking :D

I'll also try to get a internet-specialist-friend I have into this game, his connection would be fast enough, but I still wanted to ask here.

Between: The game is simply a pleasure - everything works instantly, hosting is easy, dedicated server starts at moments notice, the community is great (from my lurking on the forum :) ) and The Gameplay just rocks - I especially like retrive - gives a lot of strategical depth in my opinion.

PS:
If you're asking yourself why I'm not hosting myself if everything works so well: I'd love to, but my connection is freaking slow, so when a guy from my town joins the server, he has a ping of 200 (we tried it). I don't even want to know what happens if 5 people joined...
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Little_Apple

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:54 am

Re: European Server?

CrazyLinuxNerd lives in England. You could ask him to host a dedicated server. Or you could set one up for yourself!
http://bitfighter.org/wiki/index.php?ti ... ng_Servers
Hee-ho!
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karamazovapy

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:56 am

Re: European Server?

Our main developer is actually based in Luxembourg for the time being. For a while, he hosted a European server (I want to say it was in the Netherlands), but it didn't get used much. He still really liked the idea, though. I think the only reason there isn't a euro-server right now is that he wasn't sure if there was any demand.

Anyway - I bet we can get something up on your side of the pond without too much trouble. Stay tuned.
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ZoombeR

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:06 am

Re: European Server?

I have a server in europe. ill host a server from there if you'd like. I just haven't much time to read this post, so i'll get back to it later today.
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watusimoto

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:53 pm

Re: European Server?

The server I hosted was based in Frankfurt, and, as K said, not many people used it. We now have several at least occasional players in Europe, so hopefully there would at least occasionally be enough for a good game.

We've tried several solutions to dedicated servers, and the best solution seems to be a VPS. The cheapest plans seem sufficient (http://www.lowendbox.com/ always has some kind of deal), and there are full instructions for setting up a server on one of these in the wiki.

The ultimate solution, however, is to have someone else do the hosting :-), so thanks to Zoomber for offering! I'd suggest putting something in the server name to suggest Europe or Germany (if that's where it is).

And moon1ght, thanks for your kind words about the game. I know all the devs like to read them.
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Moon1ight

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:45 pm

Re: European Server?

Thanks for the answers!


Little_Apple wrote:CrazyLinuxNerd lives in England. You could ask him to host a dedicated server. Or you could set one up for yourself!
http://bitfighter.org/wiki/index.php?ti ... ng_Servers


Hopefully CrazyLinuxNerd will read this, I wouldn't like bothering someone with PMs straight away.
Yes, I can set one up from my Computer, but my connection is too slow to host properly, as mentioned, so it's of no use except for 1on1 at most (and even then my mate had 120 ping).

ZoombeR wrote:I have a server in europe. ill host a server from there if you'd like. I just haven't much time to read this post, so i'll get back to it later today.


Now this sound great - if you can do it, I'd be more than happy^^


karamazovapy wrote:Our main developer is actually based in Luxembourg for the time being. For a while, he hosted a European server (I want to say it was in the Netherlands), but it didn't get used much. He still really liked the idea, though. I think the only reason there isn't a euro-server right now is that he wasn't sure if there was any demand.

Anyway - I bet we can get something up on your side of the pond without too much trouble. Stay tuned.


I'm trying to get some demand^^ Already got two people (me not counted), and potentially there could be more, who'd play at least casually, if there was a useable server.
A mate hosted today with a 6 mbit/s connection (should be 6 times stronger than mine :) ) , which was actually playable for the two of us, even if somewhat unstable. But a permanent dedicated server would be great.
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ZoombeR

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Re: European Server?

Just give me 6 + 8 + 10 hours (1 day) and you'll see a nice new server up!
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Skybax

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Post Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:18 pm

Re: European Server?

Do you have a cool accent?
raptor wrote:Sorry Skybax, I hijacked your signature so I could post lots of info.
Whittling While wrote:Does this mean I finally get quoted in someone's signature?
watusimoto wrote:Who are the devs around here?!?
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Moon1ight

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Post Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:07 am

Re: European Server?

ZoombeR wrote:Just give me 6 + 8 + 10 hours (1 day) and you'll see a nice new server up!


Waiting full of expectation - This is allmost like Christmas :D

Edit: Looks like you did it - A server with reasonable ping appeared, which seems to be in Ireland. Thanks a lot, I'll try to get it crowded.

Edit 2 ( a day later): It disappeared again :(
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CrazyLinuxNerd

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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:56 am

Re: European Server?

Moon1ight wrote:Thanks for the answers!


Little_Apple wrote:CrazyLinuxNerd lives in England. You could ask him to host a dedicated server. Or you could set one up for yourself!
http://bitfighter.org/wiki/index.php?ti ... ng_Servers


Hopefully CrazyLinuxNerd will read this, I wouldn't like bothering someone with PMs straight away.
Yes, I can set one up from my Computer, but my connection is too slow to host properly, as mentioned, so it's of no use except for 1on1 at most (and even then my mate had 120 ping).
Hows your ping to CLN Levels?
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ZoombeR

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Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Re: European Server?

Moon1ight wrote:
ZoombeR wrote:Just give me 6 + 8 + 10 hours (1 day) and you'll see a nice new server up!


Waiting full of expectation - This is allmost like Christmas :D

Edit: Looks like you did it - A server with reasonable ping appeared, which seems to be in Ireland. Thanks a lot, I'll try to get it crowded.

Edit 2 ( a day later): It disappeared again :(


mine's in paris right now called "bit fighter host" will probably change the name soon, thank sam for getting it up and running.
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ZoombeR

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Post Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:00 pm

Re: European Server?

ok, my apologies about the server. We got it up and running, but the hardware is experiencing some issues at the moment, and not sure when I'll get it up. hopefully within a day or two, I'll see what I can do.
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sky_lark

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Post Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:23 pm

Re: European Server?

watusimoto wrote:We've tried several solutions to dedicated servers, and the best solution seems to be a VPS. The cheapest plans seem sufficient (http://www.lowendbox.com/ always has some kind of deal), and there are full instructions for setting up a server on one of these in the wiki.

Where is this page? I searched a little and couldn't find any instructions specific to a setting up servers on a VPS.
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watusimoto

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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:25 am

Re: European Server?

Look at http://bitfighter.org/wiki/index.php/Bu ... Bitfighter, about half-way down the page, Building a dedicated server...
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sky_lark

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Post Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:39 pm

Re: European Server?

Aha, thanks mate.
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