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Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Laz, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    any special settings for arena? or do you just put arena maps in your mapcycle?

    because there are no arena maps in the default mapcycle.
     
  2. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    found it, set the maxplayers to 24 in my config_arena.cfg (meaning games of 8 vs 8)
    removed the hostname thingy so my hostname wont be changed, and commented out the switch to arena mapcycle.

    then I just added arena maps into my normal cycle.
    Havent had time to test it properly, but it should work :)
     
  3. Solynth

    Solynth L5: Dapper Member

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    Did you buy your server? or did you set it up yourself?
     
  4. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    Note that Arena mode has its own mapcycle (arena_mapcycle.txt). If you put an arena map in the normal mapcycle, the game switches to using this special mapcycle from then on. I recommend you put one or two normal maps in the arena mapcycle to break it occasionally, or else once you go to an arena map you're stuck in arena mode until you manually change it or someone runs a vote!

    Also keep in mind arena mode will automatically change your hostname to "Team Fortress 2 Arena Server" unless you change it yourself. I would imagine putting that in the arena config will work, but I set up a script to do it on map load just in case.
     
  5. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    I commented out the other mapcycle and hostname change in the config_arena.cfg file, so my mapcycle will not be broken, and my hostname won't change.
     
  6. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    We bought the machine, and just pay the pay the datacenter costs. We set it up ourselves, operating system and all. Our website used to run on the same machine so we would not have to pay another company to host our website. but now it is on another machine(also ours)

    Most of our adminteam (not the same as server moderators) are IT professionals so setting up a linux box to run a few gameservers is no biggie to us :) We also created our own website from scratch integrating it with VB.

    but we're working on a new website as we speak, cause this one is getting a bit dated, and there are some bugs in there.

    ps www.z-spot.be
    (shameless plugging!)
     
  7. The Drizzle

    The Drizzle L1: Registered

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    How do you get 12v12 matches? Valve mentioned 3v3 or even 12v12 matches. Im not sure how to get the server set correctly so we have 12v12 and no spectators. Any ideas?
     
  8. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    its generally easier to edit the config arena to use your normal mapcycle

    and drizzle...if there is an odd number of people someone will always be sitting out
    i haven't got a chance to test this yet, but the max players was set to 16 and i was getting 8 per team and everyone else was sitting out, ive switched that 16 to 24, now, ideally the teams should be able to reach 12 vs 12...but...haven't filled the server completely today, so no confirmation (that number is in the config_arena cfg)
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  9. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    The max size Arena allows is 10v10 with 4 sitting out I believe. On my 20-slot server I can't get it to exceed 7v7.

    I'll dig through the internal cvars sometime and see if there's some hidden way to tweak that.
     
  10. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    interesting...if it helps i just scoured my server the other day and didn't find any cfgs or txt files that related to it other then the ones mentioned here
     
  11. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    11v11 is max i think not sure if 12 v12 worked for me.

    i want to get it so its 16v16 with no spectators so even odd teams are allowed, its crap having to sit out, should just be last man standing, 3 teams is a moronic idea
     
  12. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    There's a Sourcemod plugin for this now.
     
  13. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    already tried it, but it crashed my server
     
  14. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Changing to arena map automatically sets my maxplayers to 19 (1 for SourceTV) so it's 9 vs 9 by default.
     
  15. crazychicken

    crazychicken L2: Junior Member

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    its owrking now, i set max players to 48 in arena cfg so 16 could be on same team