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    No Roger, no Rerun, no rent!


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    No Roger, no Rerun, no rent!

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  1. @ich777 Just checking in to see if there has been any progress with BF2 and/or BF2SF. Thanks, John
  2. One other point regarding BF2 and BF2SF...they can use the same appdata folder since they use the same source files and the BF2SF settings and maps are stored in their own folder separate from BF2.
  3. UPDATE: Apparently BF2142 requires a hacked profile to get around the initial login screen (if you don't already have an EA Games account). The other option would be to use something like Gameranger (which I have no interest in). FYI... As discussed over PM, Battlefield 2 Special Forces uses the same source files as BF2. You just launch using ' +modPath mods/xpack'. Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2142 server source files are also freely available. John
  4. Thanks. I'll PM you with what I have done so far. The real trick (whihc I probably would have never figured out) is to use 'expect' and 'spawn' to run the shell script as it asks to accept the EULA for both BF2 and PunkBuster. Both BF2 server source files and BF2HUB installer are direct links (2nd is not required unless you want to host a ranked or unranked server on BF2HUB). BF2CC would be nice also (for admin) but requires mono and modmanger installed (both direct DLs also) and I just haven't messed with it yet. John
  5. Is Battlefield 2 an option? The source files for a dedicated linux server are readily availble (I am running a server in a Docker container right now) but I wasn't sure of the legality. The place where I downloaded the source from has these disclaimers: If this all looks good, I can certainly help with getting this stood up but I wold love @ich777 to officially own it. John
  6. Request for Unreal Tournament 2004. I see a few dockerized versions on docker hub and github so I imagine it is quite doable. John
  7. Thx insane. I'll add those to the autoexec.cfg on the boys. machines. BTW, I sent you a PM (hope you don't mind...didn't want to make this thread longer than needed). I only got rcbot2 to play nicely on tf2 just the once although the bots didn't move. Ever since, it generates a segfault when I try to join my local server. Disabling rcbot2 and I am able to join without issue. John
  8. First off...thank you for these awesome game servers. I have my 8 and 9 year old boys playing HL2DM and TF2. The interaction is hilarious. As described earlier in this post, I also added RCBOT2 to both games and have it running as expected. The issue is that the console is now spammed with messages like these: weapon_357[257]: Playing sequence 3 but there's only 2 in total? weapon_357[257]: Playing sequence 3 but there's only 2 in total? weapon_357[257]: Playing sequence 3 but there's only 2 in total? weapon_357[257]: Playing sequence 3 but there's only 2 in total? weapon_357[257]: Playing sequence 3 but there's only 2 in total? More info here: So, I added the lines below to my server.cfg file but it does not seem to have any effect. If I type the commands in a console, they work. con_filter_enable 1 con_filter_text_out "Playing sequence" Any ideas? TIA. John
  9. I think I confirmed that the same is true for 17.10.1. Testing now.
  10. I'm having much better luck on 18.04. However, in order for the splash screen to work, I have to append the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line. Appending the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT has no impact (at least not for me). If this works satisfactorily, I run through my entire Retropie setup process on 18.04. John
  11. Calling all Linux geeks...I know there are lots here. I am on the very last step of turning an x86 system into a Retropie appliance. It is essentially Ubuntu Server 17.10.1 x64 with Openbox as the window manager and Retropie installed ( can run the Retropie setup script on Ubuntu). I borrowed a lot of work that was already done but then wanted to hide all of the background (gnome terminal window, mouse pointer, etc.). Normally coming in and out of a game you would see the mouse pointer and a the gray gnome terminal window with a light blue title bar. Here is the *almost* finished product if anyone is interested (I will write-up a full how-to): Where I am stuck is hiding the usual Ubuntu boot dialog. I really want to use a fancier splash screen using Plymouth, but, I can't get even get the standard splash screens to work. I was hoping it would be as easy as turning it back on in the grub config (shown below) and updating grub... GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=2 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" but it hangs at the following: And then eventually this... I have tried on a VM in unRAID and two different physical hardware. I even tried Ubuntu Server 16.04.4 with the same result. Can anyone help?!?!?!
  12. I'll second the Supermicros.
  13. These just started popping up in my syslog the other day. Anyone else? Version
  14. Answered my own question (I hope). This is what I am using and seems to setting perms consistent with newperms. If anyone sees issue, please let me know.