Take note of what?
If you mean the action points they outline, then:
2) Removing the IP doesn't stop anything and has been discussed ad infinitum, you'll get the IP when you connect to the server anyways, and that's not even counting all the 3rd party server tracking systems that also display the IP like https://www.gametracker.com/search/bf4/
3) Hardware ban is relatively easy to circumvent by just swapping out the motherboard and re-installing Windows among other ways (do a quick Google if you wish to learn more)
4) That is up to the GSPs, though it's fairly easy to circumvent by using some other payment method and different contact information
It's good to see that he got busted for it though
This is a short first video created by Dakati. We initially were going to make a long, involved tutorial on death matching, but figured a short overview would be better to test the waters. Is this something you guys like and enjoy?
We have a lot of good ideas for videos, and will need some practice to make them good, but definitely need feedback. Happy holidays and happy fragging everyone!
EDIT: People are having trouble finding servers in their browser.
Try game tracker with your location:
A few points of interest:
Black Mesa Inbound (the tram ride) begins in the bottom-left corner. It's amazing how much space that five-minute segment takes up.
The Anti-Mass Spectrometer is the little yellow cylinder around the middle of the image.
On the lower right part of the image, you can see the back of the Sector G Dam, with the rest of the canyon above it.
To the left of the dam, you can see the blue hallways and lobby of the "Questionable Ethics" chapter.
Below the dam, you can see the Lambda Core chapter. The actual reactor is the long yellow chamber behind the corridors.
In the top left corner, you can see a "grid" of tunnels. These are the rails in "On a Rail".
Edit: Source, and some more angles of this here.
This is fairly breaking news:
PB screenshots while she was playing: https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/220.127.116.11:25240/punkbuster/?query=xMissyChrissyx&submit=Search%2Bby%2BName
All black. Which means a cheat system prevents capturing.
Example of how it should be: https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/18.104.22.168:25200/punkbuster?query=asgaro&submit=Search+by+Name
The sad thing is that there is servers :(
And there's a bug where they don't show until the search button is pressed. https://steamcommunity.com/app/24960/discussions/0/828936718906839074/
BF1942 is no longer supported by EA and their master server has been taken offline.
You will need to connect to multiplayer servers directly via IP. Server list: https://www.gametracker.com/search/bf1942/
COD4, followed by BO2. WaW has surprisingly high numbers on Steam too. It was pretty much dead at some point.
Plenty of servers for both, I've never had issues finding a competitive or deathmatch game at any time of the day. Go for 1.6 if you want the feels, CS:S feels too modern already.
For anyone asking about servers here are my personal recommendations:
There are still tons of good vanilla server with population. All servers in this list are already updated to 1.8.4
Can't speak for consoles, but the PC population is still plentiful. In the weekends you're looking at 5 - 8 servers at 32/32 easily. https://www.gametracker.com/search/bc2/?sort=3&order=DESC
DAYZ EUROPA - 100% vanilla DayZ Mod 1.9.0 - WIPED 18/1
3rd most popular mod server is 100% Vanilla. The game is still there.
Here's the workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1499636937
Also being played on some surf servers right now: https://www.gametracker.com/search/?search_by=map&query=surf_fortum
https://www.gametracker.com/search/bc2/?&sort=3&order=DESC Bc2 server list, seems to be going strong in some regions. You can use gametracker for nearly every game these days, I would recommend checking it for any game you might be interested in.
Because, as the masterserver of the game is down and it is kinda digitally unavailable (you can still get a key from key resellers), pretty much no one has experienced its multiplayer. That's why I organize Prey MP sessions every 2 weeks. I also play ETQW on TAW's public, custom events if you're interested. Though, its vanilla MP is pretty much alive in every evening.
Battlefield 2 is still a pretty damn popular game.
When I posted this comment, there were nearly 40 servers which had AT LEAST 16 players. Lots of players are playing this game weekly, if not daily.
If Project Reality (which has a couple hundred simultaneous players all the time) gets affected by this, I will rustle my jimmies, and so do will thousands of other players who plays that mod actively.
Not to mention vanilla BF2 which is MUCH more popular than tons of 2-3 years old AAA titles..
2142 or Vietnam might be dying titles, but BF2 still does have a healthy playerbase.
I think it's has the same severs as the origin version. Short answer: yeah, there are a few fully populated servers. Last time I played (january) there were about 6~10 servers with at least 12 players. My favorites: the ones with rush mode only lol
For more info check this;
US Servers: https://www.gametracker.com/search/bc2/US/?sort=3&order=DESC
WW Servers: https://www.gametracker.com/search/bc2/?sort=3&order=DESC
The amount of hours I sunk into Call of Duty 1 & United Offensive (the expansion pack for CoD1) was well into the thousands.
We ran |MM| Playground back when it was the top populated server on gametracker. So many fun times. Loved all the crazy custom maps and mods too, damn I miss the days of server browsers and mods and actual communities...
I just can't get into FPS games as much these days, and that's a huge factor. I miss just hopping into the server and seeing a bunch of familiar names, even if they weren't clanmates. Talking trash and scrimming other clans, bolt only matches on mp_wawa. Tweaking your config files to cap the fps at 333 so your character made no noise and ran twice as fast, doing weird jumps to get out of the map. Writing little scripts to change your name in rapid succession so you could write out messages with your name on the scoreboard after the rounds, in flashing rainbow colors. Quake 3 announcer mods for killstreaks and multikills. And all of it so much better with friends.
God damn man, the nostalgia in this thread is getting to me...
You can see the public server listings here: https://www.gametracker.com/search/hl2dm/
Definitely people still playing, just not a lot. Most of the custom gamemodes were rewritten to be played in Garry's Mod instead, so that's where most of the community went(at least the communities I was a part of).
I'm pretty sure there were a few some time ago.
And googling "Valve boot camp server" gives me a few IPs of dead ones on gametracker, like this one.
And? 3pp is one of the variables in pure vanilla DayZ mod, so it's still vanilla if you're claiming it's not. If you prefer 1pp only, the same admin runs another server that is hived with 434 that is 1pp only. US435.
YES!!! US434. This server is really well run and has had great server pop over the last couple months (40 people on as I'm typing this). True vanilla settings, not "vanilla except..." like most "vanilla" servers. 24 hour day/night cycle with real moon phases (which means it actually gets dark at night a lot!), vanilla private hive vehicle selection, all vanilla loot spawn rates, no added buildings or junk (take note, if you haven't been on DayZ mod for a while, the 1.8.1 update added some points of interest that may throw you at first...rest assured, 434 has only the official POIs and no extra added junk).
I love playing on this server and for the last couple of months there's been a lot of newcomers playing there, but recently we've been seeing more squads which is fantastic. Hope to see you in there!
Given my point was that most TF2 community servers died in the aftermath of MyM and that Skial has the lion's share of the remaining populated ones, no.
Pure Vanilla server that gets 40 people most nights. so not RIP
But you are not giving an honest answer, you are trying to decieve and make it seem there are no players at all while there are Epoch servers populated and the vanilla server and it's not like only once gets 50 players and then thats all, can clearly see when people get home from work/school player count start rising rapidly, 4PM GMT there are already 20-30 players atleast and rising numbers until midnights server restart, thats when most people go to sleep.
Thats basically 8 hours of populated server and action, keep in mind DayZ mod has vehicles and map is alot smaller, even with 30 players you can get plenty of action, 50 players is very good for DayZ mod.
I can almost always find at least one server to play on, on PC.
As for the console versions of the game, I have no idea, but I have to advise against going console over PC in any situation. For your own good.
Gametracker only lists these 5 servers , but they're quite empty.
Unrelated, but I loved that map when it first came out. People even made a few lobbies on tf2lobby with the map, it was great.
I remember them fondly. After awhile, a lot of maps went out of rotation like Hurtgen, Rocket, Ship, Kursk, etc. It became just Carentan/Dawnville servers and I always sucked at Dawnville.
I'm installing UO atm. At least there's a couple active US servers to kill time on that aren't bots from the look of it.
Also, I didn't know until now that Stanjel was an official map. I had always assumed it was a really popular custom map.
E: Oh, god...
DZC has been broken for a long time and it can really mess up your installs, not to mention the server browser doesn't show a lot of the active servers. If you're playing regular DayZ mod, all you need is Steam.
If you want to play derivative mods like Epoch/Overwatch, you can use Play With Six or DayZ Launcher but I recommend learning how to manually install them and create custom desktop shortcuts.
Here's the gametracker showing the current serverlist.
If you aren't getting servers in your in game browser it's an issue on your end.
That pretty much covers it. Plutonium died some time ago. I don't know if Tekno is still around but they had terrible salty admins anyway. IW4x (they merged with RocketV2 a year ago or so) is up and running but player count isn't too amazing if that's what interests you (84 according to the server browser while I type this, but of course it's the middle of the night in EU so not really peak hours).
Exactly! Here's a link. Might want to change the location. Other modes to try are retakes, duels, 1v1, ffa, awp, aim. There are many other modes (for helping with competitive play) but these are the modes which are most prevalent in the official browser around my location.
this server doesn't seem to have any forum or contact to admin (https://www.gametracker.com/luckykill/ this is server's admin but his last login was in 2015), however, you can go to other servers' forums and post it there so he will be banned on other servers too and won't be able to ruin fun for other people. also would be good if you had a video of this game to back up your claims (while this scoreboard is believable to be hacker's job it's not really a hard evidence)
Did you play on |RD| PROFESSIONAL TERRITORY-CAMPAIGN. server? It looks like these are your stats: https://www.gametracker.com/player/Brown%20Bag/22.214.171.124:7777/
And according to the Gametracker, this server had less than 20 players at the time you played: https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/126.96.36.199:7777/
So yeah, there is nothing wrong with being happy about your score, but don't pretend you got that on a full server.
According to the gametracker.com page for BF:V, there are still some servers online.
Doesn't seem like there's a whole lot of people playing though.
I'd say install it, and if you don't find any games, uninstall.
It looks like its
Found here: http://tf2.gamebanana.com/maps/97314
Or at least some variation of toy fort that is. If you're looking for a server then the only one I've seen populated is The Dude's Garage which is usually populated on evenings and weekends, but is only the original Toy Fort map.
Yes. This shows most servers (with real-time player data), but there are also other active servers that aren't listed here:
You can use gametracker.com to view the top servers in GMod. If you join the more popular servers, they generally have active staff members to keep people in line instead of trolling. Here is a link to TTT's listings as an example: https://www.gametracker.com/search/garrysmod/?query=ttt&sort=0&order=ASC
After you get the base game down; the modded servers bring the game to a whole new level. (usually 30+ players, more perks, enemies, weapons and levels) Also recommend skipping the dlc at this point, modded servers have all those unlocked.
you are aware that G2A is a key re-seller and has nothing to do with EA?
But there are lots of private servers for BFBC2 : https://www.gametracker.com/search/bc2/
Also in Origin under the system specs for the game it says in upper case embolden letters
"IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE EA ONLINE SERVICE, INCLUDING AVAILABILITY, CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. ONLINE SERVICE FOR THIS TITLE MAY BE DISCONTINUED AND IS NOT GUARANTEED PLEASE SEE http://www.ea.com/2/service-updates FOR DETAILS."
When purchasing any game which is a couple of years old you should check out to see if there are any official servers are still active especially if you are getting it for multiplayer, for the battlefield series it has never really been an issue, as the community can rent servers on PC and Console so the multiplayer will stay alive as long the community wants it.
But really this is a buyer beware story about not doing research/reading, It's like buying a car without a radio, then giving out about the manufacture as the car didn't have a radio.
There's a gamemode called class warfare that is exactly this, in case anyone is wondering. It's pretty fun. Here's a class warfare server (IP: 188.8.131.52).
What do you mean by "impossible rooms"? Also, I didn't make this, I found it at this site. That link has a couple of other angles of this map, as well as some other Half-Life maps.
> "Every day" suuure. It averages ~15 people when I look at it (20 right now at noon in EU on a Sunday. )
You're so full of it. It just about maxes out every day during their peak hours and they averaged 19 players last month which includes all the low pop hours.
> A DayZ server with anything less than 40 = not worth your time playing. So maybe during peak hours you can actually play, but other than that small window, don't bother.
I'd rather play on a mod server with 25 people than a 60/60 SA server. SA has players so spread out and is so lacking in any decent end-game that it's boring as hell even when the server is full. Meanwhile some of the most epic squad fights and interactions I've ever had were on vanilla mod servers with less than 30 players on.
DayZ Mod is old as hell and faced a lot of limitations, but it's a testament to it's quality that there's still some populated servers out there despite being replaced by a supposedly better standalone game. I find it funny when SA fans try to make fun of the mod's pop when SA's pop plummeted shortly after the game released on Steam and has never recovered. All these other early access survival games saw a rise in population after initial release. At this rate SA's pop will be on par with the mod's within a year or so if they don't pull off a miracle with beta and 1.0 at the end of the year.
The official DayZ Mod has base building now (though it's simple fences and gates, not skyscrapers like Overpoch). Europa is your best bet for high pop. A few years ago /u/iconnorn teamed up with some people to start up a hardcore Epoch server called "NMG's Bolt Action Hardcore" but sadly I don't believe it gained much traction. Vanilla mod is probably your best option. There's some ArmA 3 DayZ-ish Exile servers but they're mostly heavily militarized, and the one I know of that's not doesn't have base building. There's also the ArmA 3 Desolation mod, but I don't believe it has any populated servers.
EU seems kinda dead for a while.
US hits 60 Players daily, but only for a few hours.
Was on EU yesterday with my buddy without checking it. Guess we wasted 5 hours.
40 players are enjoying it right now. Coftsock is just a bitter troll who's still crying about being perma-banned from 434 for hacking. He even uploaded videos of himself cheating after changing his IP address and actually paid money to host a server with a very similar name to 434 so he could mess with people joining his server so they'd think 434 was hacked. He's a special case.
Yes, I play campaign servers all the time. I can even show you some actual data from the most populated RS servers in the community.
Look at the circle graph on the right. Iwo Jima is the most popular map on all three servers.
And no, it's not any harder than any other map in the pool.
Sadly no :( Lingor is a great map and heaps of fun.There is no Vanilla Lingor servers left,there is a few epoch/overpoch ones,but the population on them is pretty dire as well.
Take a look at these: https://www.gametracker.com/search/dayz/US/?query=Hosted+by+Gameservers&sort=3&order=ASC&searchipp=50#search
Average number of players (past month) is 1-2 on basically all of those servers. And a fair number of those are the same players skipping across servers as they clean out a loot spot or encounter other players.
Bottom line: There's a tiny number of players using those low pop servers, and most are probably only popping in to get easy loot, the going back to other servers.
Most of those server peak at max 5 or 6 players. Let's assume for a moment that those really are all unique players on each of those low-pop servers. There's about 70 of those official servers on that list. 70 x 5 = 350. So a liberal estimate is that there are maybe 350 players using those low pop servers (that's without factoring in how much server hopping has inflated those figures).
Meanwhile, there are by all accounts, thousands of players trying to get into .60. So no, I don't see how that rationale makes any sense.
It's an EU server, but it's polish and you can only speak polish there.
-Do not cap during Saxton Hale as any team
-Do not camp during Saxton Hale as a Boss
-Do not fire through props during Fort Wars (this includes Pomson, Bizon and Flamethrower)
-On dodgeball do not steal rockets (if a rocket comes towards you there will be a beep sound, if there is no beep sound then you can only reflect the rocket in direct danger)
-Do not advertise anything except TF2 hats.
-If you want to speak on voicechat, speak polish. You can talk without mutation but don't scream.
When admins aren't around then these are just gentlemen rules, if admins are around (you can check it by writing !admins in chat) then failure to comply (except the voicechat rule) will result in a slay, kick and on repeated offense ban, failure to comply on the last rule will result in a gag.
Both US434 and DayZ Europa are straight up vanilla servers that have a lot of good players that play the game the way it's meant to be. Just take note that there's been a lot of changes to the official mod in the last year and a half, so you'll see some new map locations and additions like WIP base building that you may at first mistake for modifications when in fact they're part of vanilla DayZ mod.
I'd love to say no there are no servers as the community really doesn't need bad tempered knuckle draggers like yourself playing.
But seeing as it only takes a google search of "bad company 2 server list" in google to find out, and in the spirit here's the list:
And next time, why not start the conversation with "I don't own the game, or know how to use Google" rather than coming across like a cunt.
Thousands of popular multiplayer servers existed for Call of Duty 1 & 2. Looks like a few hundred are still up...
If you are looking for an authentic DayZ mod experience, you're going to have to find a vanilla server that hasn't added a crap ton of extra vehicles, weapons, helicopters, and loot spots. Without a doubt, the best (and most populated) vanilla server running right now is US3480. It's on the public hive and has very good admins. It keep really high population for the most part and there's a great community of players there. Check it out!
Nice. I recommend you check out US3480. It's a highly populated vanilla DayZ server on the public hive. It's one of the few places left to experience the mod as it once was before it got turned into a military deathmatch game.
There are still vanilla servers and close to vanilla mods out there. Check out US3480, it's still pretty packed daily and it's on the public hive with vanilla DayZ settings.
Day of Defeat: Source
We’ve got a dedicated group of players and regulars.
Some nights, many nights, we just drink and have a good time.
No, France, Spain and Italy are all living on a separate internet that doesn't follow the English "memes" so much.
I used to see it in videogames all the time. Counter Strike is a good example:
CS:S released in 2004. First few years most players were Germans, English, Scandinavians and US.
Then around 2008 and later the French, Spanish and Italians started playing more and more, after other players moved to TF2. Like they always hop to the "previously" popular game after the majority hopped to the newest game.
Then I saw it again with Rocket League: started playing in 2014, barely any French player. I had to quit in 2019 because half my matches I get yelled at with "fdp" and "conard" whilst you couldn't make any insult in English because you'd get banned.
If you compare German and French CS:S servers now, you will see they are almost equal but since Germany is hosting a lot of servers ( Frankfurt/Köln ) I'm quite sure most them are also rented by foreign admins. Whilst the French servers still cater more to French.
Not Minecraft call of duty 4. I made my first call of duty 4 server when I was 12. It's still up and running. It's currently the 3rd most famous cod4 game server in gametracker https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/184.108.40.206:28960/
As others said it's a small community but it's still going. Check out DayZ Europa. It's a 100% vanilla DayZ Mod server that still has a lot of people playing it. Installation is different these days, install A2/A2OA via steam, run both, then install DayZ Mod via Steam and use the in-game server browser. Go to r/dayzmod if you need help.
My favorite FPS of all time. This was so far ahead of anything on the market when released, and just simply a visual & audio masterpiece. I was never able to go back to the Quake series after UT99 launched, UT was just in its own entirely different league. Hell, I never even got into UT2k4 either, it just didn't have nearly the same feel as UT99 to me, so I just kept on playing UT99.
Was so bummed when my favorite server went offline (thegamebox.net instagib DM free-for-all, hat tip to admin /u/WhippersnapperUT99). At the time, they were the only IG DM FFA server running, and always had an active player base in the evenings. Such a massive adrenaline rush every time playing that.
I still check GameTracker's UT99 Server list every now and then to see if any free-for-all instagib servers ever pop up. There are still some active CTF instagib games, but I get massively owned in that mode, those still playing it are godlike..
I had forgotten about the high-res textures the game came with. The normal base textures still look amazing to me even today, but I guess I should give the high-res ones a go. After some searching, it seems these UTRP textures are even better than the original high-res textures (discussion and downloads).
DayZ Europa is one of the last vanilla servers that still has players. Sadly the population is dropping but I'm sure there's fun to be had during peak hours still.
I run a moderately popular 24/7 Hightower server and a 24/7 HighERtower server as well. Hightower is indeed hugely popular and allows for all sorts of silly and serious (DM at least) gameplay. That said, the sniper sight lines are FUCK awful and until the deadringer is nerfed it remains a Shitty Spy Paradise.
The HT community is troublesome at best. HT attracts all sorts of problems: Hackers, blatant or otherwise. Friendlies invading, becoming outraged if they get killed, and calling malicious kickvotes on anyone who doesn't play by their rules. Then there's the players who aren't overly toxic, but their skills and play style ruin the map for everyone else on the server. I've encountered entirely too many pub stomping soliders with vintage Gunboats and tens of thousands of kills on their rocket launchers. I get the admin reports of them having "obvious walls" even if 90% of what they do is prediction and blast damage.
The the group of servers I run was founded around the idea of Doublecross, but the truth is we're a *tower community these days.
In general, Highertower is full of screaming brats and militant friendlies who want to run the server. Hightower is full of tryhards, salt mines and trash talkers. That said, in the post-quickplay world (450+ days and counting) at least they're populated.
Hmm... You do have an issue. One thing to check, game mode filter? Make sure it's set to 'all' and not something like 'search & destroy'.
Until you find a solution you can use this work around. Visit https://www.gametracker.com/search/ro2/ and find a server you want to join. Copy the IP address. In game press the '/~ key to open the console (you may need to enable console in options, forget if RO2 has an option). Then directly connect to server by typing "open paste copied IP address here!!!!" to join that server via it's IP address.
ex: open 123:12:12:12345
Great! Graphics are indeed a bit dated. It's still probably one of the best WWII FPS out there due to it's gameplay that is one of a kind (don't forget the Medal of Honor and Red Orchestra series).
The still pretty active (for a 10+ year old) multiplayer community proves this. If by any chance you are going to try out multiplayer, filter out servers running punkbuster (anti-cheat). Punkbuster is not supported for CoD2 anymore and is outdated.
If you like to play with punkbuster on, consider playing on cracked servers. Or update the outdated punkbuster in the CoD2 folder.
Personally I feel the single player campaigns in Medal of Honor Allied Assault and it's expansions are more rememberable, single player in other WWII MoH games are great as well.
Obligatory honorable mention: Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The single player in this game is WWII themed with a bit of funky crazy Nazi stuff.
Yup, that link will get you back in the game. Vanilla servers are rare but as mentioned US434 and DayZ Europa both have have a strong player base. I'd recommend checking those out as there's been a ton of things added to DayZ mod in the last two years (it's still being developed and updated believe it or not). There's also still plenty of derivative mod servers up which you can connect to through DayZ Launcher. Go to zombies.nu to look into DayZero.
From what I gather it looks like something server sided, so from here on out that's what I'm assuming. If it's not, the rest of this post is totally useless.
It looks like they're sending multiple of the same packet to your client and it's notifying you that it's ignoring them. Which, on a good note, means your game is being smart and disregarding them so it doesn't get confused.
The IP that's being flooded on the rightmost side belongs to a warsong server, as well as the base IP redirecting to cegamer.com, which owns/hosts the server you were most likely playing on.
First of all I would suggest trying a different server of theirs, if they have one, and seeing if it persists. However a solid two minutes of research shows there are only servers hosted by seperate people. That being said, try to connect to a different warsong server to see if the flood continues.
If it stays, it's probably something to do with the game mode.
If it disappears, it has something to do with the first server you were playing on and you'll basically just have to deal with it until they can restart the server or fix the issue, not much you can do about it.
TL;DR : Try connecting to a different server. If it's still there, I have no clue. If it disappears, it's server sided and you have two choices. Submit and comply to the torrent of messages and deal with it until it can be fixed, or play on a different server (if available).
WTL;DDR : Check back in a day or two and it might be gone, idk.
DayZ Europa is the server for you. Vanilla mod with no alterations and it reaches 50-60 players daily. The mod devs have done an outstanding job of rooting out hackers, and since A2 mods aren't as popular hackers are much more rare these days compared to 2012-2013.
A Dead Man Walking is another good EU based server that sees good population.
Edit: be sure to read the "How to connect to DayZ Mod Servers" post that has been stickied at /r/dayzmod. Since the last ArmA 2 update people have been having trouble connecting to servers and you can't use the DayZ mod Steam shortcut unless you enable the legacy A2 core patch hotfix. The post I linked above gives you a couple of simple ways to connect to servers.
It was in CS:S. CS:GO zombie mod is only a parody of the awesomeness that is CS:S zombie mod.
Reason for that is that the GO devs changed the knockback system and refuse to work together with the modders, resulting in a glitchy, unbalanced mess, which is the reason people need to buy Negevs. Also mappers don't give it the needed attention.
Do yourself a favor and check out some of the amazing maps in CS:S, e.g. ze_predator_ultimate, ze_Paranoid or ze_LOTR_Minas_Tirith, nothing in CS:GO comes even close in terms of graphics, map design and fun. Winning those maps can be very hard and gives a great feeling of achievement.
A lot depends on the server settings of course, I never liked servers that allowed the M249 for example, too easy.
Yup. It was on the Weekend Warriors Skirmish server this afternoon. I threw C4 onto Bravo and blew half their team up to win us the game.
I like the idea of this, but it's puzzling to me why people who liked DayZ in 2012 don't just play on current vanilla mod servers. Like some other people said, a good amount of the nostalgia of 2012 is how new the game was which is something that cannot be replicated. As for all the other things such as survival mechanics and player interaction, vanilla mod servers have all of this, and have improved in so many areas such as being able to carry a melee weapon with a primary firearm and making hunting/fishing/cooking and boiling water a necessity. To me, the only things "missing" from the current iteration of the mod that was present in 2012 are .50 cal sniper rifles and the L85 thermal (which, due to hacking/duping really unbalanced the game), overly easy PvE (all you needed was a can of food and a soda to traverse the map), and overly easy blood bagging mechanics. Honestly, even though I liked finding a super rare AS50, I think the game is far better off without these things. It's a more complete version of what was introduced in 2012.
I really like the idea of reliving 2012, but I think the energy and effort would be far better focused on building the current vanilla mod community back up rather than launching a one-off server that will get 20 or so players for a couple of months and then die off completely. US434 has remained popular and recently upped the player count to 60 to accommodate the demand. My friends and I have been reliving the 2012 nostalgia by playing on 434 and interacting with veterans as well as new players.
Not technically true.
I joined a server a few days ago, it restarted about 30 mins later. I was heading towards Vybor base at the time (5 mins away) so I thought "KERCHING!" coz I only had a sporter 22 at the time. Anyway, rejoined, carried on running then 2 minutes later saw players being kicked and then sure enough I was kicked. I rejoined again and 30 seconds later kicked again. Then I saw they'd locked the server (there were 3 players on).
So I took down the server details, and fired off an email to the server host, gamingdeluxe. Baring in mind I've done this once before for a vilayer server and got a reply saying "thanks, we'll get on it right away"... I got a reply this time saying "we'll keep an eye on it". I replied with a link to the server hosting rules pointing out that they're not allowed to lock the server or kick players for no reason and they should actually DO something about it, left it 10 minutes and tried to join the server again and was instakicked again.
I sent another email pointing this out, suggesting that if they tried to join the server themselves they could see for themselves, and was told "we haven't got time for that".
I replied saying that I didn't want to have to resort to posting our correspondence to /r/dayz and the dayz forums detailing their inaction and finally got a response saying they would monitor the server remotely. By this time it was 30+ mins or so since the restart which meant the admin and his friends had obviously already looted in peace and had unlocked the server and weren't kicking any more.
Really fucking frustrating.
This was the server btw: https://www.gametracker.com/server_info/220.127.116.11:2330/
Tl;dr - Vilayer will act on your info, gamingdeluxe wont - unless you pester them... dunno about the rest
US434. It's the best and most populated US vanilla server, though population has not been as consistent lately. For the last several months it was in the 40s-50s every day, maxed out on the weekends, and still had a lot of people playing at night. Over the last month it's died down a bit, though it's still really active on the weekends. There's 41 people on right now. =)
Take a look here, I already filtered the german servers out for you.
If you want we can meet ingame and loot some airfields, I am from Germany.
Wir sehen uns in Chernarus! :D
Yeah, the numbers are wrong. I've had a disc version since it came out and just using a crack on it, as I don't bother to have the disc in at all times.
Edit: It's not because it's not a Steamworks game, it's because Steam isn't the only source for it. It came out at a time when Steam wasn't as popular as it is now, and still was disliked among many, it was also a week or so later out on Steam then physical at the time
My general understanding is that UT99 and UT2k4 players are fairly isolated from each other, so there won't be too many people who can give a fair comparison. I've played many hours of 2k4 but have only touched 99 a few times.
I guess it's best to compare the different gametypes that still have sizable playerbases in them.
UT99 (based on a cursory look at Gametracker) has DM, CTF, and Monster Hunt (all probably self-explanatory).
UT2k4 has Onslaught (that mode with the vehicles and the nodes), Freon (Freeze Tag TAM, start with all weapons, freeze the enemy team to win a round), and RPG Invasion.
Which gametypes you like might inform which game you'd want to choose. Speaking for UT2k4, there's a lot of custom content for the active gametypes, but lots of people of all skill levels take part in matches together and most servers are welcoming of new players.
> I know that new UT4 is out but AFAIK it has only two modes...
I wouldn't say that. UT4 has DM, CTF, Blitz, and Team Showdown, all of which had decent activity when I played a while back. Granted, a while back was back before the dev hiatus, so maybe things have changed since then.
> I loved domination in UT2004 ( played a little as a kid but nothing on pro, or even average MP skill level ).
My understanding was that Double Domination was not as well received as UT99's Domination was. Well, both seem to be dead in netplay now, so it will mainly be playing against bots if you want to play (D)DOM again.
Hope that helps.
Balota deathmatch was some quick fun last time I played it. If you filter that list by population you will see the pvp servers. Trump's wall was fun too.
My god I had so much fun playing BF42 and that mod. Actually just looked it up and there are still 40+ player BF1942 servers... Damn! I might even download the game and play for a bit of nostalgia.
Well, why with bots? There are 1 populated server for each EU and NA region in the evenings. In fact TAW clan has public clan matches on Sunday and Tuesday nights.
There are still a few reasonably active servers, moreso in Europe than in North America. You can check server stats with a stats website like GameTracker.
On the Europe side, there's CEONSS for Onslaught, LDG for AS/Racing/INV, and a couple of TAM/Freon servers. MiA and Fair-Gamers also run some stock map servers.
On the North American side, there's Omnip)o(tents for Onslaught, Death Warrant for INV, and Slice of Life alongside House of Carpe for Freon.
Outside of ONS, INV, TAM/Freon and iCTF, there aren't many active servers. But within those gametypes you won't have a problem finding a game.
If you want to get the game, I'd recommend getting the Unreal Deal Bundle when it's on sale, as you can get all Unreal games (sans UT2k3) that way for 4 euros, less than what UT2k4 alone costs right now.
There was Desolation, but it ran into a ton of issues, shut down, and then came back as Desolation Redux, but I don't think it has many populated servers. There was also an exile server I played on for a bit called "DayZ Full Conversion". It's basically like all the other Exile: DayZ clone servers but removes all the ridiculous base building, traders, etc. It's actually really fun, the zombies are deadly as hell, and he did a great job trying to re-create the original mod. Sadly it doesn't have a player base.
Personally I'd recommend getting back into ArmA 2 mod. They just released a new patch that has added a bunch of building interiors from DayZero. There's been a ton added to the mod over the last couple years. Europa still has an active population and we're hoping US434 makes a comeback.
Believe it or not the ArmA 2 mod is still in development and has vastly improved since 2012. DayZ Eropa is a completely vanilla DayZ Mod server (no crazy mods like adding 1,000 vehicles) that still sees high population daily. The mod is easily downloaded from Steam these days and you can join servers through the in-game server browser. I'd check it out! US434 used to be a highly populated vanilla mod server in the US, but sadly it's died off in the last year. It would be great to see a revival!
Old CoD games are not dead on PC and generally have less hackers as there are at least old anti-cheat and server admins who can manually ban players from servers.
Call of Duty 4 servers.
Call of Duty 2 servers
you dont even need a legal copy of the game, grab the game from torrents, download the 1.0-1.7 patch and almost all servers use cod4x 1.8 version of the game which you will be prompted to download if the server uses it. the game has decent playerbase for such an old game. https://www.gametracker.com/search/cod4/ --use this for finding servers.
Neither CoD2 nor CoD4 are Steamworks titles, meaning they don't require Steam to play. They also came to Steam long after retail release, meaning most people have already bought it by then. Retail was also much cheaper in many countries due to regional pricing being much more prevalent back then (both CoD2 and CoD4 were cheaper in Poland on release than they are now on Steam).
Here are the actual numbers. Keep in mind that CoD2 is only still played in Europe, so looking at the number of players during US times is pointless. It peaks at around 4.5k players during prime time in Europe. CoD4 peaks at around 14k.
On PC you don't need the Vietnam DLC to play Vietnam maps anymore.
Servers like these exist, which have the Vietnam maps unlocked for everyone with the base game:
They also grant XP at 15 times the normal rate so you can unlock stuff faster.
I can almost always find at least one populated server with Vietnam maps when I want to play.
You are such a DFO primadonna. DFO before its demise only had 1500 subs. Just because you meet a bunch during the last free months means nothing. Yeah, you wasted 2 years of your life in a empty wasteland. Truth is it didn't had to pop for NME to zerg.
RoA only had 50 people online the other day. This is after a huge free trial. Come up with all your excuses you want. That is just one typical server in Rust/ARK which are both Early Access lol. DFO died long time ago. We now have 2 more proof as to why.
It goes to show you don't know the map well at all. There is no building in the middle of Fallen Fighters. Just a fountain, and where Lemons is, isn't next to the fountain. He's crossing the open ground from the German spawn building to the start of the middle of the map, where its open ground.
I assume you never do this as you automatically assume the worst of Lemons. I'm BootYourFace, I'm usually the guy with 80+ kills with the MG when I play RO2. You can generally find me playing RS instead though.
1.6 is popular among some Latin American and Russian players, you might be able to find a small community that plays it.
EDIT: Did a quick search, there are lots (10k) of active servers on GameTracker. Source has about 2k and GO has around 40k.
There are a LOT. https://www.gametracker.com/search/csgo/?query=surf&searchipp=50&sort=3&order=DESC#search
and the easiest way to have a friend join is to open overlay, and invite them. No need to hand out IP's to all of your friends...
/u/M0tzilla is right, this is far from a "vanilla" server. They have mislabeled it as vanilla. You're going to run into that type of experience on most of the heavily modified private hives. It's the nature of the game. Modifying and adding so many things necessitates meta-gaming rules and admin intervention, and guess what, absolute power corrupts absolutely, so you're never going to find a server with 100% trustworthy admins that have the full admin toolset with the ability to TP around, spectate, spawn in objects, etc. Also, those types of servers breed griefing and QQ'ing, so it's best to just stay away from them.
As others have stated, US434 and DayZ Europa are the best vanilla DayZ experiences you're going to get.
I don't know how many people will volunteer for this. I wouldn't mind, but making wedding plans and juggling a full time job(with after hours support) while trying to keep your future wife happy is keeping me busy.
What I would recommend you do is hop on to one of the local teamspeak servers that people use to chat while gaming, even if only to listen. People are generally quite accepting. I'd stay away from the FPS guys, they tend to get a bit aggressive when the get shot in the head.
Here are some site with links to the TS servers:
EU server located in UK
Edit : Full list of servers https://www.gametracker.com/search/csgo/?query=Bhop&sort=c_numplayers&order=DESC&searchpge=2#search
As some others have said, check out US434 and US435. Both are VANILLA DayZ mod settings and run on the same hive. Population has been really good lately (about 45 players on each server RIGHT NOW!)
These servers really bring back the old school vanilla DayZ mod feel!
This is a great thing as it seems SA is still a LOOONNGG way from being up to par and the mod derivatives have strayed way too far from the original idea of DayZ.
EDIT: as someone has pointed out, most of the features you're mentioning are in Epoch/Overpoch. You need to play regular DayZ mod and find a server with vanilla settings like 434/435.
> how to get to these servers
Play > Browse Community Servers
Use the filters to find your servers (like using deathmatch as a tag, or FFA in the name).
Or you can use Gametracker to find servers, like a FFA one.
There's barely any community servers? Wat?
According to Game Tracker there is approximately 30,720 community servers. If you only count the ones with players in them (currently - early morning, work time for most) there's 1425, at peak times this is closer to 5000+. I'm wondering where you came up with your information? Speaking of your information there's 75 Gun Game servers online: https://www.gametracker.com/search/csgo/?query=gungame
What about Arms Race? https://www.gametracker.com/search/csgo/?query=arms+race - Another 20 servers.
How about your comment that the servers are dead? There's currently (again, non-peak time) 19,980 people playing on community servers.
My reasons for putting down SA:
My friends and I quit playing SA shortly after it released. Every 3 months or so we fire it up to see how it's coming along, but it's still the same game for the most part. I hope they can eventually finish this game, but if you use the first 8 months as a reference it looks like it may not happen. I also doubt they'll be able to get all the stuff they want in the game to work with this engine and still have it perform well enough for people to play.
We've been playing the vanilla mod on US434 and loving it. The recent updates have taken the game so much further and I hope SA can someday surpass it.
Yup. The mod has been in constant development but was held up by Dean/BI as they have to get clearance to push updates. 1.8.1 was ready in Nov/Dec 2013 but wasn't given the green light until May 2014.
1.8.1 was a pivotal update that radically changed the nutrition and medical mechanics as well significantly buffed zombies. Sadly, 1.8.2 nerfed the zombies too much, but despite that DayZ mod is currently better than it has ever been and by far surpasses the fun factor of SA. If you want to check the mod out be sure to join US434 as it's one of the few remaining vanilla DayZ mod servers.
Cut the umbilical chord that is DayZ Commander. It used to be great to separate public hive servers from private hive servers or set up favorites, but the public hive database is gone so there's only private hives left, and 99.999% of them are total shit servers with 1,000,000 vehicles/choppers/guns/etc. Commander doesn't help much with that save for sorting by time of day to find night servers or only showing 1st person servers or servers without crosshairs, etc.
Your new best friend is GameTracker. Use this to search DayZ mod servers, sort by rank, players online, filter for terms like "vanilla". Fire up DayZ, click multiplayer, then click the "remote" button at the bottom. Copy/paste the IP and port into the fields to join the server you want to join (the IP of the server will be listed on the page, but is also in the URL for that server which makes copy/pasting it super easy). This method is so much faster/cleaner than using any launcher or server browser, especially if you like to play on the same server (it will remember the IP of the last server you joined).
Your best bet is to join the servers iConnorN posted. I play a lot on US434 . It really has that old school DayZ mod feel. It runs on vanilla settings and has a good mix of bandits, survivors, and heroes. The admin is top notch. I highly recommend it.
I recommend getting both. The standalone is very far from being complete, and in fact it's very far from even being stable (which is fine...INB4 "it's ALPHA quit crying!!!!"). The mod still has a lot more to offer than standalone as far as features, fun, stability, and playability. The $30 for Arma 2 Combined Operations (necessary to run DayZmod) is unbelievably worth the amount of fun you will have playing the mod. Buy standalone now while it's at the low price and keep it to play when the game is more complete.
There are still a lot of people playing the mod. Most of them are playing mods of the mod (the most popular one being Epoch which ads base building, currency, lots of vehicles and weapons, NPCs), but I highly recommend playing the regular vanilla DayZ mod first. Unfortunately it's hard to find DayZ servers that still have the original settings which are challenging. We play on US3480 which is the last vanilla server on the public hive that still has a lot of people playing. For more info on this, read the replies to this posting.
I will tell you something, I reported a server a few days ago. These guys ban people who join.
Jargølf's Stammkneipe - Clan Member only, DON'T Join!
Gameservers didn't ban them, they just made them change the name. They still kick / ban people.
I'm not reporting them anymore. Fuck it, they just probably emailed them nicely to change the name and that's it. It doesnt work.