News Archive March 2005
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Forums Back Online 31 March 2005 Hellscrag
The forums are now back online and no data has been lost. The outage appeared to be due to an overflow of user sessions; this has either been cumulative over time, or it was due to a denial of service attack. Accordingly, if for instance there appeared to be a huge number of "guest" users online before the forums went out, I would be interested to know about it. A fix for the problem has now been installed that should prevent it from happening again.
Forums Down 31 March 2005 Hellscrag
Unfortunately our forums seem to have had a heart attack. I am currently looking into this problem. If anybody was online at the time the forums died, I would be interested to know if there was any special event, such as an apparent denial of service attack, that triggered this. If I cannot revive the forums, then a database backup is available dated 11 February. I will use this if I have to. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
7 Bullets Review at Nali City 28 March 2005 Hellscrag
For those who like reviews, 7 Bullets has been reviewed this week at Nali City. Encouragingly, the reviewer broadly agrees with our own score of 89%.
New Na Pali Forever Site 27 March 2005 Hellscrag
Upcoming project Na Pali Forever has a new web site featuring a new gallery of screenshots. Team leader Skorch informs me that this hitherto underhyped project is now nearing completion; its unexpected release would certainly be a bonus!
Jurassic Dinosaurs monster pack released 24 March 2005 Hellscrag
Asgard has released the Jurassic Dinosaurs Monster Pack, which he has been working on for a while. Here's what he has to say on his site:
"Jurassic is a monsterpack that comes with 9 new models of dinosaurs that were back in the jurassic age. Jurassic is a free to use monsterpack that you can add to your maps or mods.
Some of the classes included are a T-rex, velociraptor, triceratops, pteradactyl and several others.
Due to their leathery skin these guys are tough. Best you get your running boots on or take the chance you become one of the hunted.
Jurassic is compatiable with both Unreal 1 and UT and comes with all new sounds."
Mappage Updates 22 March 2005 Hellscrag
Various bits of news have materialised on our forums in the last few days. Firstly, GTD-Carthage has broken Darkcloud Rising down into several episodes that will be released separately. Secondly, DeluxScan put in an appearance to release a new pic of Sky Canyons, which, he says, now will be released as a follow-up to Sky Isles. Finally, kaka released three new pics of his work on The Chosen One with which to tempt the fans.
Unreal: Skaarj Unleashed Update 17 March 2005 Hellscrag
The original news post announcing Unreal: Skaarj Unleashed seems to have been overwritten - not quite sure how that happened. However, I'm pleased to report that the project's web site has now been translated into English for the international community. Today is also apparently the project's first birthday - keep up the good work, guys!
Upcoming Maps News 14 March 2005 Hellscrag
A couple of upcoming projects have seen recent updates. Firstly, GTD-Carthage has been posting screenshots of his work on Darkcloud Rising (as well as posting the full story). This link takes you to page three of his project thread, where the screenshots begin with views of an impressive space ship prefab designed by Carthage. Meanwhile, Uncle Bob has embarked on a new project entitled Nightmare Asylum, which has been added to Upcoming Maps.