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Off Topic / Fun..
« on: March 30, 2007, 01:39:15 AM »

I assume you are smart enough to not click the ad's on the 404 page.

General / Using Steambans
« on: February 27, 2007, 05:05:09 PM »
First, rip from the website:
Quote is a brand new service based on an old concept. Global ban lists have been active for years on the old WONID program from VALVe. When the change came to STEAMID it fell natural for us to develop a service specially minded to this new system. But we also wanted more.
The sometimes brainless acceptance of people's accusations and blind trust in anti-cheat detection tools seemed way too common in the "business". We wanted to create a service for admins that were interested in getting better at spotting and catching cheaters themselves. Fighting cheat developers and cheaters on their own terms (programming) were for us to hard a battle to go up head to head against (there are perfectly good tools available for that). We wanted to focus on the cheater personally more then on the cheats he used. Our experience tells us that a cheater will eventually make mistakes and reveal his cheats, and we want admins ready to catch him when he does. This way we can base our catches on humans (server admins) and gain experience via them to develop better and more precise techniques for spotting cheats.

The quick description: SteamBans is a large ban list of confirmed cheaters.  For someone to be added to this list, a demo of them is taken, and is verified by at least 3 trained admins.  Once they have been confirmed to be cheating, they are banned from around 5k servers.

How you can submit demos:
Assuming you are playing on LM, or any other SteamBans protected server, it's fairly simple to produce a demo:
1) Spectate the player.
2) Begin recording demo.
3) In console, type "sb_status".  A modified status report will appear, and be written into the demo.
4) Do not use the scoreboard during the demo.  If the player dies, wait until they respawn, then switch to them (for "normal" servers you would just spectate a random player).
5) End the demo normally.  The recommendation is for each demo to be about 5 minutes long.  If you don't feel this is long enough to show it, start a new demo after 5 minutes, make sure to type "sb_status" into console in the new demo.

At this point you have two choices:
1) Email me the demo
2) Register on and join the Lunixmonster team.  Once I approve you joining the team, you will be able to submit demos that way.

Often, submissions will be closed.  This is due to the number of demos submitted.. they typically re-open once every week or two.  If you don't feel like waiting around until they open again, you can email me the demo, and I will submit it for you.

Announcements / CSS Zombies
« on: February 21, 2007, 06:27:56 PM »
We are now running CSS ZombieMod.

Same address as always,

Announcements / Natural Selection!
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:54:35 PM »
After a long time of trying other mods, we are back running Natural Selection.

Server is at:

Announcements / Forums
« on: November 06, 2006, 05:14:53 PM »
The forums have been fully converted to Simple Machines.  All old polls were lost, but thats it.

General / Server Plugins:
« on: October 31, 2006, 09:45:59 PM »
Latejoin XP - Gives XP to people who join late
idlekicker - 120second max idle.
commrs - Commander gets a reserved slot
commvote - Displays who voted to eject the commander
amxbans - nice web interface for admins/bans
adminicons - gives admins icons (I need the mini-penguin for RS)
specchat - spectators/RR can chat to all
anti-rr-crash - moves people to the RR in groups, prevents server crashes
alltalk - bind +alltalk to use voicechat to all (RS and up have access)

Public Relations / Information
« on: October 29, 2006, 11:37:48 PM »

This is the forum for complaining about admin abuse, or if you were banned.

You MUST register to view the topics, or post here. 

Announcements / New forums
« on: October 28, 2006, 08:14:02 PM »
Due to IPB not supporting Mysql5, and no timely plans to support Mysql5.. I've been forced to change forum software.  The new forum software is called "Simple Machines", and seems to have converted everything from IPB.

Please note, anything posted here will likely be lost, as I have to re-convert the forums

Known Issues:
PM's don't seem to have been converted.
Old polls are screwed up.

General / Suggestions for servers?
« on: October 14, 2006, 07:51:57 PM »
I'd prefer to keep this HL1/HL2, because thats what I know everyone has..

Any suggestions for servers we should run?  The SF server sits unused most of the time, because there really aren't enough players to go around.

I'm willing to give basically any mod a try.


Off Topic / New comp
« on: July 30, 2006, 05:16:58 PM »
Decided I'm upgrading my computer again.. This time I'm going AMD..
Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail  
GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Silent Pipe II, Lead Free Video Card - Retail  
Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail  
3x CORSAIR XMS2 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered System Memory Model CM2X1024-6400 - Retail  
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail  
MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM   (Only real reason for this is BIOS updates + drivers during install. I've found they are still needed)

I have to find two case fans (Probably Artic Cooling ones) and a CPU heatsink (I've heard bad things about the stock one), and I'm done..

Total price w/ shipping: $1,125.87

Suggestions?  I've got somewhere around 280GB of disk space + DVD-RW drive, so I don't need either.

Off Topic / Airsoft..
« on: May 22, 2006, 09:14:56 PM »
Few of my friends started playing.. nothing serious, but it seems pretty fun.  

I started looking for a gun.. I somehow wasn't impressed with the ones at Wal-Mart.. no surprise there.  While I don't want to spend a lot on it, I'd like to get something halway decent.. from what I've read so far, seems to be a decent choice.

It's not going to be anything totally serious, but I don't feel like wasting money on wal-mart guns.

Announcements / Recent issues..
« on: May 21, 2006, 05:28:05 PM »
Yesterday, the forums got exploited by a bot, which added two hidden iframes to the top and bottom of the page.  

One of the links was to a page using the WMF exploit.  The other went to a page using a java or javascript exploit.

If you were not running anti-virus, and you visited the forums yesterday or today, I suggest you download something like Avast and let it run a full scan.

If anyone think's they have stuff left over from it on their systems, and want help cleaning it, let me know, either on IRC or the forums.

General / Sourceforts!
« on: April 08, 2006, 10:14:28 PM »
Right now, the server fills up pretty quick if one or two people join (By pretty quick, I'm talking from 2 people to 10 in < 5 mins)


The next version is right around the corner, and theres only about 6 servers.

So once 191 is released, I think the server's going to be full most of the time.

Announcements / TFC Server!
« on: December 31, 2005, 07:07:46 PM »
We have replaced the NS server with a TFC server.  Despite the fact that tfc is older then ns, it seems to be doing better then the ns server already.

Anyway, TFC up at , go give it a try.!

Announcements / Update your profile!
« on: November 23, 2005, 09:22:36 AM »
Please make sure that the SteamID field in your profile is updated.  I will be creating access lists based on the forum database shortly, so if you don't update your SteamID, you will lose server access. As of today, there are 28 people with either admin or a reserved slot that do not have this field set correctly.

You can edit your steamid here

0:0:12345 is not a valid steamid.
0012345 is not valid either.
STEAM_0:0:12345 is valid.  Your steamid should look like what it looks like in a status.

That is all.

Off Topic / FEAR
« on: October 19, 2005, 04:56:56 PM »
I just picked it up, looking for people to do mp with

Announcements / SourceForts!
« on: August 18, 2005, 04:50:17 PM »
Well, this is a bit late but:

We now have a sourceforts server!

All reserved slots have been carried over, if you don't have one PM me.  Admins who want access PM me too, because I don't feel like converting the access over for people who won't use it :)

The sourceforts client is avaiable at:

Most of the maps on the server are in this zip:

If the server is down, find someone on IRC :)

(edit) Fewl setup @sfdied to alert him, other admins who can reset it may follow in his footsteps! Abuse and get banned at the admins discretion.

(also edit) If you highlight lolfighter and he's paying attention, he'll gladly reset the server for you. If you highlight lolfighter and he doesn't respond, it's because he's absent from the computer or playing a game (his highlight is silent). Unless he doesn't like you, in which case it's because he doesn't like you.

Off Topic / #1 reason why you shouldn't hotlink
« on: June 30, 2005, 06:39:01 PM »

General / Annoying pauses when accessing
« on: May 19, 2005, 06:53:05 PM »
Anyone else seeing this? I'll click a link in the forums, and have to wait 10-15 seconds for it to load.

As far as I can tell, the problem isn't on my side, as traceroutes look crappy after they leave SBC's network:

D:\Documents and Settings\devicenull> tracert

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms
  2    14 ms    15 ms    13 ms []
  3    14 ms    14 ms    15 ms [
  4    13 ms    13 ms    14 ms []

  5    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms []
  6    16 ms    17 ms    18 ms []

  7    17 ms    16 ms    17 ms [151.164.248
  8    21 ms    17 ms    18 ms []
  9    17 ms    17 ms    17 ms [204.70.192
 10    23 ms    33 ms    28 ms [204.70.192.
 11    34 ms    24 ms    34 ms []

 12    34 ms    56 ms    33 ms []

 13    60 ms    55 ms    57 ms []

 14    55 ms    57 ms    56 ms [204.70.1
 15    56 ms    56 ms    55 ms [204.70.1
 16    56 ms    57 ms    56 ms [
 17    57 ms    57 ms    57 ms [70.85.
 18    57 ms    57 ms    57 ms [70.85.
 19    55 ms    57 ms    57 ms []
 20    57 ms    57 ms    59 ms []

Trace complete.

For comparison:
D:\Documents and Settings\devicenull>tracert

Tracing route to []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms
  2    14 ms    15 ms    13 ms []
  3    14 ms    13 ms    12 ms [
  4    13 ms    13 ms    12 ms []

  5    17 ms    34 ms    18 ms []
  6    16 ms    17 ms    17 ms []

  7    16 ms    17 ms    17 ms []

  8    23 ms    22 ms    23 ms [
  9    22 ms    24 ms    22 ms []

 10    23 ms    23 ms    21 ms []

 11    24 ms    24 ms    24 ms []
 12    24 ms    24 ms    24 ms
 13    25 ms    26 ms    26 ms
 14    23 ms    24 ms    24 ms

Trace complete.

Anything I can do? I'm going to connect to the server, see what happens

General / What to do if you think someone is cheating
« on: May 18, 2005, 01:24:52 PM »
Please see this, and follow the steps mentioned in it.

First, by cheating I mean you suspect aimbot/wallhacks.  If a person is speedhacking, go get an admin on IRC, speedhacking really isn't hard to detect.

So, someone is cheating.
What to do: (Follow in order)
*This assumes that there is no admin connected to the server.
*Go spec if you can, and noone else is there.  (You don't want to unbalance the teams, but if you can go spec with it only being like 5-6 or 5-4, then theres no problem)
*Record a demo. (record name)
*Preform these commands in your console

Don't do "clear;status;condump" because it won't work.
*Continue recording demo's, the more the better (within reason..)
*Zip, rar, or bz2 the demos.  Find the condump that was created.
*Paste the status part of the condump into an email, attach the file, give the message a name like ChanServ - cheater, and send it to darkmage AT snet D0T net

What not to do:
*Tell the person you think they are cheating.
*Mention to your teammates you think X is cheating
*Jump on IRC, and spam !admin multiple times
*Go spec if someone else is there. (If its a non-slotters you can)
*Break any rules.
*Send me demos of people you think that are wallhacking, when the only demo you send has the person with MT or SoF all the time.

After you have sent the demo, I'll look at it in a day or two, and you don't have to worry about it anymore.

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