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We are back! No hacks, no admin errors, just Storage death!

in Misc - posted Friday, 28 November 2014 by FrozenSand
And we are back folks! Firstly, let us apologize for the long downtime. It has been quite a mission to restore services. As we know, you all like a good nerdgasm story, so let's get right to it!

The Event


Sometime around Saturday night, while RaideR was "Busy" with .. well .. let's not go there. Our primary database server suffered a HD failure. This in itself would not be too bad, however, at the exact same time our CDN failed. For those who know, running mysql from a single disc, as well as everything else, basically killed the whole server.

The bring it on moment


Okay ... so when your man bits have basically been sliced off it's time to grow (or in our case upgrade) your set of balls. We are pleased to announce that we have invested in a new set of servers costing in the region of 2,000 Euros for a whole year to continue supporting our "Legacy" version 4.2. To put this into perspective we now use the following "Beasts" to run UrbanTerror.

CPU: Intel Xeon E5-1620v2
4c/8t 3,7 GHz+/3,9 GHz+
RAM: 64 GB DDR3 ECC 1600MHz
HardRAID+ LSI 9271-4i CacheVault 1 GB 3 x 600 GB SAS 15K + CacheCade 80 GB SSD

As you can see, we have put provisions in place so that even with a disc failure our servers are MORE than capable of recovering without any down time.

The Migration

Evilelf worked hard to move our physical server to the new Virtual Environment, which took some serious Master Level Geakery. But after just a few days, we had our "Clone Server" in our VM environment. Please send all cookies to evilelf in the attached forum thread.

The Deployment

RaideR then took over the works to complete the alterations needed for the CMS to work in the new environment, after just a night, everything was recoded, reset and pushed live. Please feel free to give RaideR your kind beers in the attached forum thread.

The Continued Development...

FrozenSand are committed to Urban Terror and its community, we take its services and operations very seriously and you have our apologies that it took us this long to restore the game, so please take all your cookies and beers back, have them yourself for your patience and support.

Have a good weekend! <3 the FS Web Team xx
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Urban Terror 4.2.021 Release

in Urban Terror - posted Saturday, 15 November 2014 by FrozenSand
We're excited to announce today the 4.2.021 release of Urban Terror! Among the many improvements and bug fixes, we decided to rework the Heads-up Display (HUD) to give it a more modern look. Do not hesitate to comment on this thread.

We also had a lot of requests and concept submissions for a rework of the User Interface (UI), therefore we decided to make the menu files open-source. We will do a blog post about it very soon.

Have fun!

Changelog

Updated text with new font (Roboto) and drop shadow
Decreased font sizes around the HUD
Revamp of the mini scoreboard and team overlay
Updated netgraph
Updated the player health and damage area. There's now a health percentage indicator (toggleable with cg_drawhealth)
Improvement of the item and weapon select boxes
Enhancement of the "3, 2, 1, Go" beep on warmup countdown
Added cvar: cg_countdownSound to disable the "3, 2, 1, Go" beeps
Updated the timers - right aligned and new timer and hotpotato icons
Highlighted map names in orange if they need to be downloaded (in the server browser menu)
Added $hp chat var
Updated chat variable substitution. Variable names that are not recognized by the server will not be consumed (you can now type $100)
Updated the vote HUD element
Used Team Survivor walls in Freeze Tag
Added forcesub rcon command
Added forcecaptain rcon command
Combined red and blue wave timers if they're equal
Added cg_showbullethits 3
Added ability to use "all" with the forceteam command
Added swap rcon command to swap two players
Added cg_drawclock which replaces cl_drawclock (1 for a 24-hour clock, and 2 for a 12-hour clock)
Fixed spawn arrangement on Docks #100
Fixed a missing texture on Ricochet #110
Fixed the occasional timeout flights #114
Fixed status of defusing players being set to "FRZN" #115
Made dropped bomb yellow on the minimap #82
Fixed cumulative g_inactivity timer #41
Fixed blurry ammo icons
Fixed speedometer and accelerometer positioning when cg_hudWeaponInfo allows it
Fixed speedometer overlapping weapon info
Fixed helmet being rendered on top of NVG shader
Fixed "x team wins" skinning #132
Fixed bomb being lost to the void #11
Fixed first shot accuracy in perfect conditions #134
Changed LEADER to LEAD on the scoreboard #138
Fixed C&H flags not being counted when the timelimit is hit
Fixed skin readme text positioning #136
Fixed skin selection menu starting empty #118
Unlocked cl_pitchspeed #139
Changed "Enemies: x" to "Players: x" in Jump mode
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Urban Terror 4.2.020 Release

in Urban Terror - posted Tuesday, 30 September 2014 by FrozenSand
FrozenSand is happy to announce the release of Urban Terror 4.2.020 today (September 30th). This release is mainly bug fixes and improvements to Freeze Tag.

Have fun!

Changelog

Fixed flag taken sound not playing #5 #14
Fixed ThawOutStarted log spam
Cleaned up disconnected thaw targets #90
Added completion for forcesub, goto, load, save, and timeout #46
Reset player stamina when frozen #94
Added keycatcher for radio UI #3
Fixed scoreboard showing "kills" instead of "points" for the blue team #70
Fixed scoreboard/miniscoreboard showing thawed players as dead #70 #92
Changed scoreboard status to FRZN for frozen players
Restored flags on gear change #11
Fixed frozen players' hitboxes #88
Added a bar for players who are being thawed out #89
Moved the thaw progress bar down #91
Reset the match state when swapteams is called #98
Set the player's leg model to crouched if frozen in a position where they can't uncrouch #99
Made frozen players' arrows flash cyan on the minimap
Fixed live player counting for Freeze Tag #92
Added a puff of snow for freezing, thawing, and melting
Fixed bots timing out if bot_pause is 1
Fixed frozen players taking environmental damage #106
Fixed login button drawing #71
Fixed players showing up as frozen when the round starts #111
Added countdown sounds for pre-game timers
Fixed frozen players' helmets not showing #64
Fixed stats menu not working when dead or spectating #39
Fixed give server crash #40
Allowed gravity to affect frozen players (this also allows them to be booted)
Allowed frozen players to be shot to prolong their frozen state
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Urban Terror 4.2.019 Release

in Urban Terror - posted Sunday, 14 September 2014 by FrozenSand
Here we go!

This version comes with a new official game mode called Freeze Tag. It is quite popular in Quake-based games and we hope that you will like it as much as we do.

There are also two new maps, Prominence and Killroom, and as usual a lot of bug fixes.

Enjoy!

Changelog

New gametype - Freeze Tag (#10) - new CVARs g_thawTime and g_meltdownTime - new log lines
New map ut4_prominence
New map ut4_killroom
New g_stratTime CVAR - strategy time at round start in Team Survivor and BOMB modes
Fixed hotpotato timer not stopping on timeout
Fixed crash when using map and devmap server commands
Fixed a "round end" message loop happening when only one player is connected in FFA gametype
Fixed the flag capture time bug in jump mode
Fixed a crash in the demos ui page
Fixed a possible crash on map load on OSX
Fixed a "signal 6" crash on OSX 10.9
Fixed the copy/paste causing engine crash on Unix systems
Fixed malformed reply to the /ignore command #10
Fixed ut_weaptoggle grenade malfunction when having two types of grenades #4
Added a flood protection on weapon mode change #32
Fixed callvote kick bug where another player could be kicked
Fixed client number for callvote server log messages
Fixed callvote map unpredictability and server log messages
Fixed some HUD elements being displayed while the client was paused #36
Added a client info cvar named authl containing player's auth name when authenticated #35
Unlocked the download speed of map packs #44
Fixed dmaHD entering an infinite loop on certain maps #34
Made the reconnect command work across a client restart #40
Fixed the forcesub broadcast message #50
Fixed bomb plant time crashing the server #52
Fixed tell command not targeting the correct user #19
Fixed medkit icon not appearing or randomly flickering #17
Fixed third person mode persisting in sub #43
Fixed Client 0 getting the kill on certain bleed outs #78
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Signups For Urban Zone's New Season

in Leagues - posted Monday, 08 September 2014 by FrozenSand

There goes another summer, and with it, some classic UrbanTerror clan wars are consigned to memory. However, when one good thing comes to an end, another must replace it! And with that, the Urban-Zone crew are delighted to announce the new Urban-Zone League Season!

Season 22/15/7 promises to be another occasion that highlights the UrbanTerror competitive calendar! Signups are open now, and until 24/09/14 so make sure your team is enrolled and ready to play!

An added bonus for this season sees the inaugural event hosted on the new version of UrbanTerror 4.2.019! A feature included in this version of the game is the new Freeze Tag mode! So don't forget to test it out and get practising before its inclusion in future competitions!

As always the Urban-Zone League welcomes new and existing teams to join their diverse roster of competitors for the upcoming season. In the best of our capacities, we hope to provide live coverage of many key games as well as prompting debate over shock results and key games from the world of UrT!

Divisions will once again be supervised by experienced league Administrators and Referees who are always willing to lend a hand and answer any questions that you may have, they can be reached via the PM function on the site, or through the Quakenet IRC channel #Urban-Zone



Leagues and Division Supervisors will be revealed in due course!

Find more information regarding the comming season on www.urban-zone.org

Happy Fragging!
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All Star Event

in Leagues - posted Wednesday, 25 June 2014 by FrozenSand
Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome, bem-vindo, witajcie, benvenuti to the All-Star champions!

Another season over for the Urban Zone League, and another summer on the horizon. However, before all that, the league has decided to bring to us some more!
Tomorrow evening, the 26th of June at 21 CEST, a streamed show will take place featuring a special match for our All-Star players and the season results.

How were the players chosen ?
The league staff has been busy surfing through all the played matches looking for
players who have demonstrated ‘All-Star’ qualities. This doesn’t mean you’re always finishing top of your team, or to prove yourself the best shooter in Urban Terror. We were looking for individual players who have stood out amongst others, demonstrating individual rounds of skill, or consistent and key performances that have helped their team fight for the victories. It’s not all about shooting, general kindness; helpfulness and sportsmanship have also been considered. So, if you’re amongst their specially selected line-up, congratulations!

How will it work?
Rendez-vous tomorrow at 21 to watch not only TS but also the more dynamic, lively and interesting gametype: CTF
Two maps of each will be played, all of that accompanied with season results announcement and certainly some surprises.

The event will be streamed and shout casted LIVE on www.twitch.tv/urbanzone or www.urbanterror.info/news/tv/ so we hope to see you all there cheering on your compatriots!

If you want to find out who are the All-Star players and know more about the event read the original news.
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ESL - Signups for 2on2 Team Survivor Nightcup #1 are open!

in Leagues - posted Saturday, 21 June 2014 by FrozenSand
ESL - Signups for 2on2 Team Survivor Nightcup #1 are open!

The ESL is about to bring you the 2on2 fever back - at least for a single evening. Grab a friend and sign up for the 2on2 Team Survivor Nightcup #1 which will take place on Sunday, June 29 - 20 CEST!

All teams need to check in at the cup page 1 hour before the cup starts get a spot granted.
Please remember that it's necessary to enter your UrT-Auth into your ESL-profile. This can be done here.

Check the news on esl.eu/eu/urt for further information.
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ESL - Signups for LMS Nightcup #2 are open!

in Leagues - posted Tuesday, 03 June 2014 by FrozenSand

The ESL is going to host their second Last Man Standing Cup on Sunday, June 8 at 16:00 CEST. There will be 4 maps played and after each map the worst 4 players will drop out.

The signups will close 1 hour before the cup starts. From this time on all participants need to check in at the cup page and to join #esl.urt to get a sport granted.
Please remember that it's necessary to enter your UrT-Auth into your ESL-profile.

Check the news on esl.eu/eu/urt for signups, rules, maps and further information.
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UTSC SR8 #3

in Leagues - posted Tuesday, 20 May 2014 by FrozenSand


UTSC is happy to announce that the sign-ups for Sr8 Only Summer 2014 have opened up!
For this cup, there will be a group stage to get the balls rolling and then a play off stage where the best team will hail as Urban Terror's best Sr8 Team.The tournament is scheduled to start on June 1st.
Further tournament details and sign up can be done here.
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Blogs

in Website & Forum - posted Sunday, 18 May 2014 by FrozenSand


Our pet webmonkey has been buzy with his band of trained coding fleas to bring us developer blogs. The dev team will be keeping you up to date in real time with their own works on UE4 Urban Terror HD.

Feel free to subscribe to the RSS Notifications and if you want to support us turn off adblock for us!

Enjoy Here.
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