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Shop till you drop

in Misc - posted Friday, 14 August 2015 by FrozenSand
FrozenSand is celebrating the grand opening of the Urban Terror Goodies shop!

Now you will be able to get your very own T-shirts, mugs, caps and other items with your favourite game's iconic urt three-bullet logo! We will be adding more items upon demand. You can also customize and make your own designs for your team or family.

The shop is powered by Spreadshirt and is available in several languages. FrozenSand will use all proceeds from the shop for the game we love.

Forget Amazon, check out our store!
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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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NationsCup 2014 Group Draw

in Misc - posted Sunday, 19 January 2014 by FrozenSand

Now that the captains have been elected for the national teams it is time to see which nations will be facing off in the group stages. This group draw will be done live on stream this Sunday (19 January) at 20:00 CET.

The stream address is and feel free to join the chat before the start of the draw!
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Knockout Christmas Edition

in Misc - posted Sunday, 08 December 2013 by FrozenSand

It has been a couple of months but Urban Zone is back with a full Knockout! It will be held on the 15th of December at 15:00 cet. So its dubbed the Knockout Christmas Edition! Signups will be done through the Urban Zone website, you can also find the maps there. The first 14 to reply to the newspost get a spot since the 15th spot has already been taken by none other than JohnnyEnglish who created one of the maps for this knockout.

If you aren't one of the lucky 14 you can still signup as dropouts are quite common, if you don't get to participate you can watch it live on their Twitch channel.

Feel free to leave your comments here.

Urban Arts Competition 2013 Results

in Misc - posted Monday, 24 June 2013 by FrozenSand
The results are in for the Urban Arts Video Contest and the winners are:

As per usual we welcome feedback in our forum.

Happy Holidays

in Misc - posted Tuesday, 25 December 2012 by FrozenSand

Merry Christmas from all of us at FrozenSand.

An Album Just For Fun

in Misc - posted Sunday, 12 February 2012 by FrozenSand
On a journey to learning synthesis and synthesizers UnifiedTone has created some sounds that he has turned into a whole album. As a little gift for the Urban Terror community we would like to share these tunes with you.

You can listen to them on:
BreakSymmetryMusic's channel.

We hope you enjoy listening to this free album, and also as long as it is not for commercial use, we like to encourage you to use them for your Urban Terror videos !

You can download the complete album here.

* Break Symmetry is licensed under the Creative Commons "non-commercial" license.

Please feel free to tell us what you think in our forum.

Urban Terror deemed dangerous!?!

in Misc - posted Wednesday, 14 April 2010 by FrozenSand

Urban Terror under investigation by German government authorities

The German government is making laws to protect the German youth from violent video games.
Their belief is that violent video games influence teenagers to think that killing people in real life is okay.

In a few weeks time, the German government will decide whether Urban Terror should be classified as a dangerous game!

The German commission may well decide that Urban Terror is too violent and should therefore be put on a list of "Dangerous Video Games for adolescents". Our website and game will then be blocked from schools and other institutions.

Obviously this will only apply to Germany.

See the original letter in German, and an explanation in English:


A quick interpretation of above German letter: Frozen Sand is invited to a hearing on the 6th of May 2010, in Bonn, Germany. During this hearing we can defend Urban Terror's loving nature in front of a special panel. We would have to put arguments forward why our game does not make psycho killers out of kids and why the game should not be deemed too dangerous.

You can read, even more, about the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (BPjM) receiving a official complaint from the Kommision für Jugendmedienschutz der Landesmedienanstalten (kjm) in this pdf PDF document.
Just be warned most of it is in German!

We are of course interested in your comments! Please post them here

ETGiRC - upcoming Public Beta

in Misc - posted Saturday, 13 March 2010 by FrozenSand
As many of you know, IRC is over 25 years old! Yet still a very popular means of communication for clans and gaming communities. We at Urban Terror are no exception.
You can always find us on the EnterTheGame IRC network and also on Quakenet.

ETG is getting ready for the launch of their upcoming Public Beta of ETGiRC somewhere this month! Unfortunately, there will be a limited number of keys available. so you have to keep an eye on it in order not to miss it.

ETGiRC is MORE than an IRC client!

With the introduction of ETGiRC, the future of IRC is going to be bright and full of possibilities once more! "A complete evolutionary leap" is the most accurate description as to what ETGiRC is. It's not just another chat client, some small upgrade/change, or some feature added to IRC. It is a complete shift in IRC, in what we see, in how we use it, in what it offers us, and in how we interact and experience it.

ETGiRC is network independent, with multi-network support for up to 5 connections at a time, custom network configurations, advanced window management system, GAMES, Advanced Game Query System will obtain regional server lists and buddy list, and you can design your chat room/channel's appearance.

But the most important feature of ETGiRC is the introduction of customized chat rooms.

Check out the Urban Terror Theme!

find more info here

Merry Christmas

in Misc - posted Friday, 26 December 2008 by FrozenSand
We at FrozenSand hope all you UrbanTerrorites had a safe and happy Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays.

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