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Hey guys!

As you guys all know, all the MP servers we host on both SWBF1 and SWBF2 Steam-GoG MP platforms are running with community tools. SWBF2 is far more stable than SWBF1 and has an improvised "dedicated server software", however, for SWBF1 there is nothing but a client executable file and a batch file.

The SWBF1 GoG/Steam multiplayer is not stable, and servers will not show up after about 24h, which means they need to be restarted to be shown in the server browser.

Originally I just programmed the batch file to kill the task and restart every day, however, it happened twice that players were in the server and it got restarted. This made me realize that the solution wasn't as efficient (or the most convenient) to solve the issue, so I just cut off that part and restarted myself.

I usually restart servers every day -- I might forget some days, so if you see that our servers are not showing, it is not because we have decided to stop hosting them. Please let us know and we'll restart them ASAP.
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Welcome Center / Re: Hello There
February 22, 2021, 06:48:46 PM
Quote from: MonkeyOld26 on February 21, 2021, 08:54:35 PMHey, it said to post in this category if you're new so here I am. Just bought both original Battlefront games (on Origin, not that great of an idea until I learned about this) and have been enjoying them pretty well so far. I just downloaded the SWBFSpy patch for SWBF2 after getting some great help from Anyder answering questions I had about how it all worked. I still kind of wish that the servers were a little more active. I actually proposed a solution to this here so if you want to go check that out that's cool I guess.

Welcome to SWBFGamers & SWBFSpy  :tu:

BTW, I didn't reply to the last email, but hope you're also having a great week!
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Quote from: Dark_Phantom on February 22, 2021, 05:24:39 AMNew Announcement here:
Today (2/22/2021, or 22/2/2021 for the EU), Multiplayer Mondays is happening at 4:30pm EST until about 6:30. As always, I will be streaming on my channel https://www.twitch.tv/phantom567459 -- Skinny also usually streams over on his channel at https://www.twitch.tv/super_skinny (I'd like to give his channel a plug here even if it's not every week he streams it)

Next Monday, 3/1, we will be playing mod map selections.  I'll post on this thread when the map list is finalized.

As always, see you on the Front!

Thanks, for usual, DP!

I'm sorry I missed it today, hope to make it next week. As soon as you have all the info posted, I'll forward it to the discord server as well, and try to get a larger outreach by posting in the steam page as well  :cheers:
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General / Re: Dead Servers???
February 22, 2021, 06:46:24 PM
Quote from: MonkeyOld26 on February 21, 2021, 08:41:26 PMHey guys, I am still relatively new to these games and this community and have just now gotten the SWBFSpy patch installed on the original Battlefront 2. I don't use Discord so I can't just ask if anyone is available to play at any given moment. I think the idea of having scheduled times to play a few games is a good idea that should be expanded upon. Such as asking the community (Maybe on the homepage of this website?) if could play a few games at, say, 4:00 pm (CST) on a Saturday when (I'm assuming) more people would be able to get on for a few games of conquest or capture the flag. I think if you wanted to do some during weekdays that would also be pretty neat, but the drawback is that some people have sports practice or scouts for themselves or their kids, and during the school year people would have less time for things like this, especially during certain sports seasons where there's basically a competition or tournament every week/weekend. So maybe a few games on the weekend and a few spread throughout the week would get more people playing consistently. (Sorry for the rambling on about a simple concept, still new to using forums like this)

Good night MonkeyOld26,

I guess you probably haven't checked our info website, but I included fixed times for events in the games we support. Just go to the following link:

http://info.swbfgamers.com/events.html

Also, you don't need to be in our discord server, but I made sure to post the MP Sundays for SWBF2 and the MP Mondays for SWBF1 in our Steam website as well:

https://steamcommunity.com/groups/swbfspy/events

Please, if you want to organise any sort of events, reach anyone in the contact page and we'll do our best to run it  :cheers:
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Welcome Center / Re: Hello
February 21, 2021, 06:12:45 AM
Hey there! Welcome to SWBFGamers  :tu:
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Quote from: Herr Culter Dei on February 20, 2021, 02:41:27 PMHello, sorry for necro but would this work with GOG version SWBF2?



No, this is a SWBF file as mentioned in the name.
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MK released a newer version after the last update messing up the nickname changer.

Check file below
https://github.com/21stcenturyclan/swbf-name-changer/

Thanks MK for the time to update this!  :cheers:
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Quote from: Bluetothestars on February 15, 2021, 05:17:31 AMThis is all I wanted to hear! Someone did know! Please understand that all it takes is to say something like this, this forum is basically dead, and people don't ask for much.
Most of the times we don't know stuff because we don't own the source code of the game, so at least to me, I find it useless to "spend" time replying just to say we can't know. If you dedicated more time to research, this would be something you'd have figured out on your own.

Also I recommend you being more polite to the forum/community. Thread's locked as of now.
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Good evening guys!

Today GoG/Steam released a patch (well, actually two of them) which we could call a fail, since many controls are broken, resolution has certainly not been fixed, and therefore made their MP alternative unstable -- once again.
This means we had to update our files to revert from Steam to SWBFSpy. Download is temporarily hosted in our test-environment: http://swbf2.swbfgamers.net/info/downloads.html (SWBF2 Category - STEAM PATCH).

I did not have time to make sure whether I was missing any files or not, so until I do not get a positive from some community players, I will not post it in the official Info website.
If some SWBF2 Player wants to test it, feel free to do so and share your feedback with me here or through DM.

Thanks for your time!
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General / Re: Community Discord Update
February 07, 2021, 12:15:58 PM
Quote from: CT-2187 on February 07, 2021, 05:56:43 AMMe and a number of other members from the 'official' BF2 discord servee, whicg for some reason is no longer dedicated to classic BF2, have recently joined your discord, and more are likely to join in the future. I believe most people from that discord played BF2 on steam or GOG, not on your SWBFspy servers. This is just to let you know what happened, might result in a few more new members.

Yeah, with this we hit 900+ players (12 new members). Feel welcome to our discord server.

All info regarding our steam servers is posted in the swbf2-steam channel or in announcements  :cheers:
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GGs everyone! Glad I could spend some time playing with you all  :tu:
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Thanks for reporting Snake! I fixed the link -- working now  :cheers:
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Quote from: Dark_Phantom on February 01, 2021, 10:06:06 AMSweet, thanks for investigating this. 
You're welcome  :cheers:
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After getting the NFO CEO involved, he managed to solve the issue we reported.

Broken Linux kernel led to some downtime
Feb 01 2021 09:33:18 AM PT
Investigating why your VDS was not starting up properly this morning, we found that the most recent kernel version, which we had upgraded to yesterday, has a bug that prevents Xen from starting up virtual machines. We have rolled the machine back to a slightly older kernel release (from a couple of weeks ago) and your service is running properly now.

Please accept our apologies for the downtime this led to this morning.


I'm currently working on starting all servers  :cheers: