Guys - We are going ahead with the ZPS server. Currently sorting it out, No ETA yet but will post in this thread when more details are clear.
Some notes for moving forward
Moderator / Admin / Staff - We are NOT automatically moving all TTT moderators to a ZPS staffing position. The game does not require as much administration. Applications will open on the same day the server becomes active. Being a moderator on TTT does increase your chance of being picked up, but the roles are not limited to them.
Map Cycle - We will probably have a large map cycle and filter down as we find the good and bad maps. Please post in this thread the maps you dislike to help this process.
Previous bans - Previous TTT bans may be lifted. If you were banned on TTT you will need to post your steam ID in this thread or private message me on Discord. I realise what I said in the original post made it out that all bans will be automatically lifted, but doing this would mean that the global getsome bans could not be added. Linking the ZPS bans to the Global bans helps ensure hackers from other games do not get a second chance.
Rules - I'll post up rules on the night of the server going up. Yes, I still hate the coconut word.
But above all that, I'm hoping this all goes smoothly, and we can get back to killing each other like we used to.
A lot of you will know that ttt is dying.
EDIT: Just to clarify, I have no intentions (at this point in time) of shutting down TTT.
The game isn't the best to begin with, and keeping a community is impossible as people & mods get bored after a month and don't come back for a year. You wait for your chance to become a traitor, then get rdm'd and end up getting angry. Or rdm'ing back.
Moderators want to better the game by dealing with rdm'ers, then soon realise that they can't play the game anymore without either A) Dealing with every report that comes in or B) getting yelled at for not doing the reports.
The game is annoying to admin. It gets boring very quickly.
It's time for a change, and here's what I have in mind + why.
ZPS is a game about either surviving or killing all humans. At the start of each round, players are assigned a role much like TTT.
95% of people will be assigned as a human, a survivor 5% of people will be assigned as a zombie (plus anyone who joins the round late)
A survivor's goal is to hoard ammo and guns, find somewhere to hide, and try to survive (duh) A zombie's goal is to turn all survivors into zombies.
Zombies are given lives which will decrease every time a zombie spawns. Once the zombie lives hit 0, no more can spawn.
This game is what I first became an admin for - roughly 8 years ago next Jan. It's a community-based game just like TTT but without any bullshit RDM. I believe it will be an excellent substitute for TTT, and as it's new to most (if not all of you) it should also be loads more fun. The developers of ZPS are still active and improving the game so that's a bonus as well.
Extra information(MAPS/STAFF/PREVIOUS BANS)
We are going to need to sort out what maps we play, and of course you can always help out by making your own
We are going to need new staff to admin this game. I will announce when to post applications, please do not post prior to that. Past experience may or may not help you get a role on our team
All previous TTT bans will be removed for ZPS, unless it was for hacking. Hackers never come back.
THIS THREAD IS TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT TO PLAY. PLEASE POST IF YOU & YOUR FRIENDS ARE KEEN
I've added these maps to the cycle. To prevent having to wait (a while.) while each map loads, I recommend downloading them here.
These maps have been added, thanks to Molikot for showing me (most of) them. You can get maps you want added too if you take the initiative.
On a side note, there are loads of maps we would love to play, but simply can't put them on because of their size. We limit our map sizes to roughly 5mb. If you'll all remember trying to join the recent maps, you all spent 10 - 15 minutes waiting to download each map - which were all UNDER 5mb - so anything larger than 5mb will likely start to take hours.
Having recently finished reading the series (2 nights ago, to be exact) again*, I'm pretty excited.
Although I'm pretty sure it's going to be a huge let down. They're starting "mid series" meaning missing the first book in the desert, with the famous line that started it all, Missing "death number 1". Probably skipping the beach, and the doors. Will they skip the lobstrosities? Will Roland be intact from start to finish in this?
Shit - Are they even going to follow the story line? They'll just spoil the whole fucking thing.
I also don't believe Roland should be played by a black man. Is that racist? Yes - I'm saying that Idris Elba shouldn't play as Roland Deschain PURELY because of the colour of his skin, regardless of his acting ability. I'm not saying it because he's black but because Roland's white.
I just feel they really don't care for the lore of the book. ...and yes, if Roland was black, I would still be bothered if he was played by someone like Clint Eastwood.
Does this make me racist? Am I too old fashioned? I mean come on it's 2k+16 we have a black president now and kanye west is the greatest rock star of all time get with it already.
I got good rep for this post saying "FUCK YES" Does that mean FUCK YES I'm racist, and if so, it's a good thing? haha
is a first person shooter mod based on the Steam Source engine! It's free and only requires another source game to play! Try to survive the zombie apocalypses then die and then kill your friends as a zombie! This will be just for fun night where some older members (e.g Me) can have some nostalgic fun, and newer members can play something different!
All the maps that we'll be playing can be downloaded at this link https://mega.nz/
Downloading these maps and placing them in your ZOMBIE PANIC SOURCE / MAPS folder will allow you to play instantly! (Your zombie panic source folder can be found in your steamapps folder, search your computer for it!)
Server details will be added to this post prior to 6pm.
See you there!
TO ADD THE MAPS TO YOUR GAME MANUALLY
After installing ZPS through the steam library, Right click on Zombie Panic! Source in your steam library list and select "Properties". Go to the last tab "Local Files" and click on the button "Browse Local Files"
This should open up where your ZPS game is installed. Inside this folder will be a folder named "zps". Go into that, then go into the "maps" folder.
This is where you should unzip and place all the map files that you have downloaded from above. And that's it! Restart / start up your game and you're ready to play!
Seeing as we have a sandbox server now, I plan to start getting a few of you active in it.
But to be active, you have to know what you're doing, and have a keen interest and determination to create what you want.
What can you do in sandbox?
Practically anything. There are obviously some limitations, due to the engine and our current technological age, but for the most part - You can do anything. Create a funny movie. Build a 1:! scale working AT-AT walker. Program and wire a facebook display that shows you your newsfeed in-game.
Classes will mainly be at set times, what ever suits everyone best. I don't mind jumping off a game to help an individual, or to help more than one if you want to group up with others.
This thread, at this point, is just to generate interest, and for people to post what times they'd be happy to give it a go.
Obviously - There are no fees, nor requirements to show up.
Games are supposed to be about fun, not be a chore
So again - Post what times you'd love to learn, and I'll post an update in this thread with the next step.
PLEASE NOTE - I WILL EXPECT SELF CONTROL DURING CLASSES. There is nothing more annoying than trying to teach someone who is fucking around. We will have fun, just lets get through the theory first.
Didn't want to delete any posts so I moved them instead.
Basically the conclusion is this.
We moderators / admins of TTT have a lot of reports to deal with. We're also human. We make mistakes, we also like to enjoy the game as much as everyone else. It's not always so simple to just drop everything and help one person.
In saying that, You were rude to the moderators, Something I'm not happy with, but as you were banned for a day, I don't think you'd need any more punishment.
Look - if you truly believe you have been treated unfairly, coming onto the forums saying he said she said will get you no where.
Please read that thread on how to record a demo, incase any of this "abuse" happens again.
Also as you're new to the server and found out the hardway, I'll let you know the easy way now - We don't appreciate the C word being said on our servers as children are on, and god knows we don't need any more people saying it.
The more you use it - the less effect it has, and if you can't use it for emphasis, what's the point in saying it?
Seems to be a step in the right direction from windows 8, personally.
Anyone going for the free upgrade? Excited to try it? Too scared? Tried the demo and now your computer is translating all documents to Swahili, making your keyboard all sticky and upsetting the pH balance in your pool?
As I've started (trying) to make a map, I figured I should let you all know too.
You need COUNTER STRIKE SOURCE I've also found that you must launch hammer.exe found in the counter-strike source/bin folder
Make a map for getsome, and there is a high chance we'll trial it. If you're aspiring to become a map maker, then I guess having the most popular nz / aus getsome server run it would get it a lot of attention right? Instant fame, Instant glory, and we'll have more content to play on the server, which will have been created by YOU. How cool is that? Really cool right? I know, You don't have to say how cool it is.
I'll also be doing small competitions / community things. Ideas such as everyone makes a room / house, and we place it on one big communal map.
First thing you will need is Hammer. Hammer is Valves community tool for creating maps. Hammer is apart of Source SDK, which stands for Source Development Kit (makes sense, right?).
At the top of your steam games it will say "Games" just under "Library", Right next to the search bar. Clicking on that will present you with a drop down list, with "Tools" being one of the options. Click on tools, then Scroll Scroll Scroll down until you see "Source SDK". Right click that and hit "Install game".
Once that has finished downloading, you now have all the tools you need. Shit I can already feel the excitement brooding off you.
Open Source SDK and you will notice it is asking for a game selection down the bottom. Make sure it is on Counter Strike Source. Aside from that, double click the Hammer tool which will be at the top of the list.
Once it's launched (which may take a few minutes first time), You will need to configure Hammer to work for Garrys mod / ttt.
(As seen in the picture below) Click on "Tools" in the top left, click on "Options", Then you will be presented with this box.
Click on "Add", Then navigate to your steamapps folder.
The default install path for your steam folder is C:/program files/Steam/Steamapps. Progress further by clicking on the folder with your steam name, then on "garrysmod", then "garrysmod" AGAIN, then gamemodes, then finally, terrortown.
Now hurry up. I'm getting tired of playing dolls all the time.
Small tips I can add...
* Holding space while click dragging on any of the grids will allow you to look / move around * 12 units is the highest amount of distance a step can be, otherwise you would have to jump up the steps. * You can download materials for your map, sure, but things like materials, songs, and noises that aren't in default gmod / css will need to be added with the map and downloaded, increasing the file size. The smaller the map FILE SIZE, the better! * If you find the Source SDK hammer doesn't work, go to your counterstrike source folder and run Hammer.exe, Make sure to add ttt's files again! * Pressing [ or ] makes the grid larger or smaller. I prefer to work on the smallest scale.
Hope you all have a good one, Drink driving stops will be everywhere and the limit has just been halved to 200 (Like anyone knows what that means) SO be careful out there! French tourists are on the loose! Speed limit leniency has been reduced to 4km p/h instead of 9 (like it is every year) so watch your speed! It really sucks to get a speeding ticket these holidays guys, so take it easy and stay safe.
SAD TO SEE SOMEONE DIDN'T MAKE IT SNOW ON THE FORUMS THIS YEAR ;P
But most importantly make sure you get as p***ed as you possibly can and enjoy yourselves!
PLEASE MAKE SURE DEMO'S ARE 2-5 MINUTES IN LENGTH, SHOWING AS MUCH OF THE ROUND AS POSSIBLE.
1. Open console 2. Type "record <filename>". Filename can be anything you want. From "RDM1" to "MilkanTakingThePiss" 3. Type "status". Very important. This prints a log of the steam id's and users into console, Anyone can do this, and it allows you to ban the right person, not someone copying a regulars name. 4. When you feel you have sufficient evidence, type "stop" into console.
The .dem file will be located somewhere in your GMOD folder.
D:\GAMES\Steam\steamapps\<steamname>\garrysmod\garrysmod Also to help alleviate wasting peoples / my time, Stop every 5 minutes (maximum) and then start recording again, but as "RDM2" or "MilkanStillTakingThePiss". Again, Remember to type "status" after you start recording.
Now winrar, winzip, 7zip then upload or burn the demo(s) to a CD and mail to GetSome offices.
To (re)play a demo, Make sure the file is in your GMOD folder (If you just recorded it, you obviously don't need to worry.)
1. Go to the main menu of GMOD (You'll just disconnect from a server otherwise) 2. Open console 3. Type "playdemo <filename>" 4. To stop it, type "stopdemo"
And if you can't be arsed doing all that, at least, give me a good time and how many rounds are left when the rdm STARTED happening, and if that was some time ago, then what ever the round is currently.
Although some of you are regulars and I'd trust you to know what is and isn't RDM, giving me a steam ID while i'm asleep saying "Ban this guy he rdmed me!".. I can't do anything with that. I WON'T do anything with that.
1. It's your friend and you are playing a joke on him. 2. This "mass rdmer" who is "massacring" the server as we speak!!!!, is really a guy that killed you once and maybe accidently rdmed another. We all know you deserved to be shot then.
I am NOT going to waste time looking through rounds and rounds of logs for a guy that rdm'd you, only to find that he killed one person and then some form of a shit-storm happened, meanwhile the whole server is crying because I haven't been doing reports or even moving for the past 10 minutes.
Post demos in this thread, either by direct upload or via a www.mega.co.nz link.
A lot of you are asking when Quantum and I will be finished with the sled racing. Lately, things had been going good until Garry / Gmod itself decided to go kapuutz. Lots of things got broken, Some things still work, everything is still planned.
Of course we also want the communities opinion, so Feel free to post them in this thread.
Yes, we are going to do sled racing. Originally, we WERE going to allow you to build your own sleds, but we had to change that but it's Undecided if we will keep it this way.
Areas such as 'The Nether' will be utilised, Rest assured we have already set up teleports for quick transitioning to Each and every place.
So without further ado, i'll post some screenshots that show some of the Unimaginable effort Quantum and I have put into it. I don't think any of you guys realise or Cherrish the amount of effort Quantum alone puts into the server. We decided to call the first track in minecraft K.O.S because that's what you all do half the time. Everyone. Enjoy what is to come and Remember, Please don't RDM, and stay Safe
Oh and sorry I typed this on my phone
Start of the track + Nether Teleport
Closer up of the Nether Track Teleport Jump
Racing Quantum on a test run
He's so fat he out runs me easily
Nether Power Up Zone, You can see Quantum hitting 2, Big Head Mode and BombDrop. Power ups will be Fun, Assault, Defence, or Negative.
I really don't get this, because this guy's going to be 'the Maori king' he gets off with a guy asking if he's "got an alcohol problem?".
BOYS WILL BE BOYS, I GUESS. Of course we're disregarding the fact that he could of killed someone with drink driving. Admittingly, I don't know how affected a 19 year old would be at double the legal limit for those 20 AND OVER, so hey, maybe he wasn't that pissed. Maybe he was still able to control his vehicle perfectly, the fact that he neglected the law entirely means nothing, right?
But of course, drink driving alone is a more serious conviction than theft. Theft is nothing, you're breaking into someones car, neglecting any personal security or personal emotional investment, disregarding any and all hard work used to get something, just because you're too much of a lazy fuck to do anything to achieve your own goals.
And yet because he's the maori king's son, and possibly next in line for 'the throne', he gets off scott-free, because it may affect his rise to power. What that means is "We're going to pretend it didn't happen, you special little flower, and forget about all ill intent, because your unique!". What difference does it make to his chances at being maori king, we all know he's fucked up. It's not like not being convicted means he was innocent - he's just getting away with it.
Now at the risk of being racist via anti-racism, I'm not trying to be racist in the slightest here. I believe anyone in New Zealand should be "A New Zealander" and move the f**k on from the past. What's been done has been done, and trying to benefit from our ancestors mishaps isn't the way to right whats been wronged. This is what I was referring to with the title of this thread, I'm not just insinuating that one incident alone means "I'm black and you're white, you're wrong and i'm right"
I also realise the hypocrisy in that last paragraph. I've ranted about some kid who deserves jail for what he's done, then just said "the past is the past, lets move on". I don't really know how I can defend myself in that matter. F**k it.
Boy am I angry for 4:30 in the morning. I haven't got a drop of alcohol in me, nor any drugs to fuel this morning rage.
What makes it worse - What makes this entire situation worse, is that the dickhead was wearing a red hat, and I read the head line as
MARIO KING'S SON ESCAPED CONVICTION.
I don't even know why I made a thread. Just venting I guess. #yolo.
You've all heard me say it, which is why it annoys me even more that I have to post this.
When you play on the server, you're constantly interacting and leaving an impression with all members of the community. This impression that you leave with everyone is what decides if you become a trial moderator or not.
It's not hard to get trial mod.. Really, It isn't.. You have to do 3 things.
- be active - be liked - be mature
And yet regardless of how active you are, the more you rdm, the less mature you seem and the less you are liked by the community. I've had people come up to me about multiple different trial mods / trial mod apps and say "Don't pick him, he rdms"
So why do you guys constantly RDM, It really baffles me. I understand people like to have jokes with their friends, but when you just kill some random person for the fun of it... If you didn't already realise, It outlines you more and more as someone NOT fit to be trial mod.
A lot of you have asked "Why did X get trial mod when my app has been there for 3 days longer than his has?"
I'll give you 3 guesses why.
I realise becoming a trial mod is not everyone's ultima goal in life, but if you weren't going to take it seriously, why did you waste my time with reading your app?
I learnt Visual Basic in the second half of this year, When I tried making games though, I found it pretty limiting, (i.e I couldn't have more than 2 buttons being pressed without one interupting the other)
I did make a pokemon battle game, however,
That was at school aswell, So I didn't get much chances to really get into it. But, After it I've found that I like programming :>
I want to get into a programming language that is very useful / all rounder, Idk.. Wouldn't mind being able to write code for source game mapping?
Suggest a good program language that is widely used, and can be used for making games.
Don't worry about it being "easy"... I'm sure I'll manage lol.
And if you can, (be f**ked), Link tutorials/programs that you think would be helpful / Helped you :>