By the way, you scared me, man, when i saw new mail from SF and no turns to take i thought RABID had already slaughtered Uncle Sterner in our ongoing "The Assassins - Beware the mad cook" game...
Hello, Steve, that is good news, i thought you were still running the SF server in that Commodore 64 in your room, great to know you finally grew a beard and rented a VPS.
Hi Trolly, that's a very kind offer, much appreciated. However, I moved the SF server over to a VM on Digital Ocean just before Xmas (IIRC). Apart from the small outage they had a few weeks ago, it seems pretty reliable, so I'm going to just keep it on there. I'll bear you in mind if anything changes though. :)
The IP address of the VPS is 18.104.22.168
Hi, i have recently rented a Slackware GNU/Linux VPS in Germany just for hosting an "old" Quake 4 Multiplayer Demo dedicated server, version 1.4.2, that i occasionally use to play a game with an old friend. Specs are 3ghz CPU 1gb RAM 25gb HDD. The server is idling 24/7, if any of you is interested in using it the client is easy to find, win32 about 250mb .exe, it runs flawlessly in my Asus EEEPC with Linux and Wine version 1.8.6, so no accelerated 3D card is needed nor a powerful machine. Quake 4 is very useful as a backup comms server, as it provides VOIP walkie-talkie push-to-talk style and of course text chat, could be easily used as a means of communications between players in Stellar Forces "quik" games. Also as the virtual box is up 24/7 connected to the internet[...]
free palestine was a light medium player when I have joined the game. After a few month he suddenly advanced to a high level and has become a strong opponent. Nowadays I cannot see him around.
I was laughing a lot while I was reading your sentences. We are already talking about our games as part of our history.
I never had a chance to play against Deadlime. I remember Jez's words saying that he is only a mediocre player compared to Deadlime. Well I have played may missions against Jez and I lost most of them. After a few months training I was able to beat him few times. He always performed better than me.
I always enjoyed playing against Trollmineitor. I lost many games against him. He is the master of small maps.
I remember the games I played against petermock. We had many-many tries on alien tactics. A few missed shots and I became dead meat quickly.
I was very inactive during the last year playing only campaign games. I was occupied with another game[...]
I remember when arrived to SF, Agent Orange and Free Palestine where very active back then and willing to join my "The Assassins" games, my favourite mission. Even if they didn't speak much they taught me the door charge wall hole trick and all the other little "extras" not present in the original Laser Squad game.Since then i have had very enjoyable playtime with most of the Usual Suspects mentioned in this thread, being Jez and Mr. Hokunda two of the most sophisticated and shrewd opponents i can recall. Petermock and his aliens were no joke either.
I am afraid he is still just as good. He knows what he is doing, bold/aggressive attacker and makes few mistakes. I can play as well as him on a good day when focused but tend to make more mistakes overall.
Yes I believe Deadlime was very good, although I have to admit I can't remember much.
The one who stands out in my memory is Jez. He was very, very hard to beat. Also back then we had the leader of the rankings at the top of the table in large fonts. I think we all got bored and disgusted to death of staring at 'Jez is the current champion', week after week, month after month. :))))
I agree Mister T is a most flamboyant personable player. The other helpful teacher is Hokunda who also took time giving me lessons and testing missions.
Yes I have an early memory of playing Mr T. I was most alarmed in probably Outhouses or Tunnel Assassins when his men burst through the walls using door charges. He went out his way giving me some helpful lessons in Assassins on how to do that and the famous double death grenade/AP100.
You are one of the old hands! I got the impression that Deadlime was a very good player.
And The Troll was around even back then!!! :)))) Arguably a most entertaining chap!! :)))
I remember those two, never fought much with Nodrog but I had a fair share with Deadlime.
Jaysus, I'm a fossil apparently!!!