We had our own college one we did. nothing fancy. DOS’ers and Cheaters became such an issue after it went through to F2p. we just didn’t want to do much more with it.
I did play a TON over on Nightteam, skial, sniper_orange, and we did CTF_DoubleCross, CP_granary.
2fort was LAME and over-played.
Ubuntu is what we used for ours, and setting that up was quite fun. I still have an old Poweredge 2650 STILL in RAID 1 running that old version of the game. Fujitsu 15k RPM Ultra 320s on that wonderful PERC 3 backplane… 6 sticks of RAM set for PAE. its like this time capsule sitting around. I remember the day I bought it off an Infospace liquidation sale and converted it over to a game hosting server. I still keep the key to that server on my keyring. the silver 2u vent cover with the glowing blue cover that flashed orange when a RAID config went sour and the HOTSPARE told to switch.
(truth be told I never got rid of the IBM Blade center, the 220s units I had for the 2650, the 1750 or the 1850, and i STILL have my compact 38u rack) never could part with it )
and my plasmon UDO/MO library STILL sits here today too. I have those big 5.25 MO cartridges here, but as for the software to it. Lost it, but i am NOT paying 5 grand for a disk loader software!!
still adding… yes I parted with the 2600 XL cat from Cisco, kept the 5000 switch, even rebuilt the power supply in the plasmon (waste of money, but fun!) …
and what i had left over was a PERC 3 raid controller, 3 ultra 320s from Fujitsu and I placed that in my Desktop to play WoW off of. It made lots of heat and noise, but gave me BLISTERING load-speeds, well before SSD went Consumer class. So I ran WoW off of win xp 64-bit with 8GB of ram, and would get through loading zones faster than other players. so it made World PVP really fun in WoW. I had a Koolance CPU-330 on an AM2 Windsor 3.2GHZ cpu at the time. so that was great…
– another joke was trying to get any of that to work on an HP netserver LH3000, because all it would want to run is Windows Server 2003 and the backplane RAID drivers would NEVER work well with any form of linux, even REDHAT and Debian. So that was a bust. but it was a unique unit since it could run the “odd” raid levels at 3 and 6 (at least on that specific controller chip), and i use to call it the “Cow” (Computer On Wheels)… “The cow” was awful to hear and work on, since it had those loud sounding Seagate Cheatah 10k RPM drives in it, that made that unique high pitch “shrill” which 10k SCSIs were more notorious for. The 15Ks had them, but it was almost above hearing threshold. I think most 68-pin Cheetahs are what I came across, but I had a PILE of 80pin drives that just seamed to work better, just because they could be back-planned on a hot swap cage. vs a 68-pin which was ribbon cable only.
I appreciated having LVD SE, and still have those cables too. which is when I went to using the dell with their PERC 3 cards onto 220s for extra storage.
Okay i think thats enough for now…
Skial stunk, because the mods there were full of themselves and very arrogant.