Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Sorry for posting in this forum, but I can't seem to start a topic in "Dedicated Servers" section.   :(

 

In any case, I'm very pleased to announce that we at New Wings are now hosting two new Battle of Stalingrad servers.

 

Basic Training:  This is our non-pvp server intended to allow pilots to practice with their various aircraft against enemy

aircraft in the AI Circles, bomb and strafe various targets in the Gunnery Range and attack marked strategic targets

marked on the map.  There is also a nap of the earth obstacle course to practice tight flying.

 

Wargrounds: This is our pvp mission oriented server featuring full real PvP missions against fellow players with scenario
based objectives in a realistic setting.

 

 

While there are still some kinks to work out, it is our fondest hope that you have many fun hours enjoying the game in our

servers.

 

 

Best Regards,

4 <salute>

  • Upvote 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the servers!

 

Eu or NA based? (or else?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the servers!

 

Eu or NA based? (or else?)

 

New Wings are NA based (Servers are hosted in New York City, USA).

 

 

Regards,

4 <salute>

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tried the noPVP map, and was told that with 3 players on each of the 2 bases it would be "max"...
gives?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moved to Virtual Squadrons->Dedicated Servers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tried the noPVP map, and was told that with 3 players on each of the 2 bases it would be "max"...

gives?

 

Yea we're wrestling with that. Seems that when we have the icons on, for beginners, we are some how limited to the number of players. WE turned off this to see if we could get more players on. Now just as the server mission rotated we notice a player showing on the other side. Which if you know our maps it's only one side at a time, Russian or German.

 

But this is what we nee from everyone. Input and oddities so we can try to run it all to ground. Thanks.

 

@ Hawgdog ..... No you do not have to have everything unlocked on either server to fly them.

 

Chief

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

had a Blast on your battle server.
AI's doing their thing at 5+k, and trying to find my way home in the back seat of Jaw's Peshka.
wow do i suck at navigation!

 

good Job.

 

 

4x250kg on a fuel dump= one kill. (419/9) but some proper small caliber Flak.
found a train and busted the Loko.

keep it up!
defnitely a place to be!

now some 20odd heinkels Bombing a train station with a hundred SC50 Bombs... small groups of Stukas...
a Peshka Recce flight...
go wild if you dare :D

Edited by Yakdriver

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I flew around in circles on the map, finding my way with Yak there too. Yak you sure it was Jaws PE? Think it was mine, Lost and going nowhere..yeah that was mine. :P  Good job on the loco, that was a nice kill. Keep it up guys WG BOS is looking good !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tried the noPVP map, and was told that with 3 players on each of the 2 bases it would be "max"...

gives?

Yep. We're having some teething troubles with it.

 

The gist is:  The server file is set up in custom mode ("preset=0"). On my test server, that works exactly the way I want it. I can set the various things wanted

while still allowing icons, map, and other aids (as we'd like on a Training server).

 

When I put it on the New Wings server, it acts like it's in "Expert Mode" and won't show icons or map...  even with the same settings in the .sds and startup.cfg file.

For the life of me, I can't see what is actually different between my test server and Basic Training   :angry:

 

To get icons on, I changed the preset to 1 (Normal Mode), but then it ignores other custom settings, and the "coalitions balancer" setting seems to kick in and

tries to even the sides - despite it being set to zero in our server config file. Given the mission map only allows one side, that locks players out....

 

 

So, for now, it's set back to custom mode, and I'll try to figure out what in blue blazes is causing it to think it's in expert mode.... Hopefully, it is something really

simple that I'm just not seeing at the moment, and we can get the icons and aids working in there as I'd like.

 

At least, in that mode, more than 3 players can fly in the map.  :)

 

 

Regards,

4 <salute>

Edited by -NW-FourSpeed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I flew around in circles on the map, finding my way with Yak there too. Yak you sure it was Jaws PE? Think it was mine, Lost and going nowhere..yeah that was mine. :P  Good job on the loco, that was a nice kill. Keep it up guys WG BOS is looking good !

my bad. Early morning hours, and too  much coffee cloud the mind.

you shoulda listened to me and kept flying! :D :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yak navigation is another thing in my bucket to learn better. I can read a map and a compass but all that snow doesn't really help if you try to navigate by land marks.

 

I got lost on the Syndicate server too.

 

Chief

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its hard with all that snow! I tried the old ROF trick. land and the map icon will show you where you are. Didn't work in here. So I took off again and found my way home, sort of  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great server guys. :salute:

 

I flew a bit last night and had lot of fun, even with few people in the server.

 I captured a field with the He111 close to the front line and a bunch of t34s launched an attack on the fresh new base. The next hour I was just going up with the heavy 190 and bombing them as they got to the field. By the time I got them, I ran out of 190's as well. :lol: 500kg bomb with too short fuse..... :wacko:

 Then I switched to G2 and I saw Blackwolf, I think in his Pe2 doing a milkrun. Full of confidence I attacked from dead six and all o got was a mouthful of Russian .50cal slugs. :lol:  . now my base was bone dry with only F4s  available, so I had to do a resupply run to get it up again.

 Then I did some miserable thing I still kick myself for. :(  Went to capture another base with another guy. Two he111's on the way to glory :biggrin:  . We took of from the Northern far base and started east to capture the far north base. On the second try we got pretty close to the target, and my game crashed as I was checking the map. hitting-computer_zpssys5cvze.gif

 Now I take off from the new base with a 190 thinking I'll go north east to find and escort the other 111. As soon as I lift off, I see a twin between the clouds. really close to my base coming at me and immediately think it's Blackwolf's pe2. :unsure: So instead of  ID'ing the target first, like I should, I think of not having to chase this guy again from behind, so I give it a solid burst, with an ugly deflection from the front low. as I pass by him I realize it was the 111 I was flying with the last sortie. :sorry:

 

I felt like crap. Poor guy tried so hard to get that 111 up and running and I messed it all up by being a trigger happy moron. :sorry:  Sorry bro.

 

Next map didn't work any better for me. :lol:  I tried to capture the southern base again, so when I got close to the base I saw a lagg just south of it above. Checked the map, the base was still white, so I'm thinking I'll take it right from under his nose. gear down, flaps down in the final ...and the base opens up on me. :huh:  They captured it already and were just sitting up there, watching me and laughing their a$$es off. :lol:  I turned away avoided the flak, but they immediately shot me down.  

 

So all in all a fun night, even if I did everything wrong . :wacko:  Great  server. I'll be here again. :salute:

Edited by Jaws2002

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

I saw Blackwolf, I think in his Pe2 doing a milkrun. Full of confidence I attacked from dead six and all o got was a mouthful of Russian .50cal slugs.

Yeah I was on auto level, chatting with Yak or opening a beer or both, my gunner fired and I was like hey I got a kill. Never knew you were there. My SA needs work in here. I only had the one "map crash" the whole time I was there. I did get to bomb the fuel factory, Icons on the map look like ROF so I was looking for stacks not three little buildings! It was a blast. I may do some more milkruns tonight. :)  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a quick update.

 

We're still trying to sort out how to get the icons showing in custom mode on our Basic Training server.   :(  

(we don't want that server to use "preset=1").  Once again, this works properly on my test server but I

can't see how the two differ...  Quite vexxing.

 

If any of the other server operators have run into that issue, feel free to PM me about how you solved it. Thanks!

 

 

Regards,

4 <salute>

Edited by -NW-FourSpeed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice recant of your night Jaws. I like the resupply missions but so far I've got one good mission, one where I did not monitor my engines properly (forced landing), another I got lost :wacko: , and one where I got shot own on landing approach.

 

We're glad that most are enjoying our servers. If we were to go by the old "A" Team, Speed and QuQi would be Murdock & Hanable and I guess I would be face.

 

Chief

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sure am glad new wings has this training server up and running. The single player is drab, and multiplayer training is a good way to fly with others and learn at the same time.

 

Having trouble with the TS for some reason, but I will get it sorted out soon enough. See you all later ~S

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey New Wings,

Just a heads up.

 

Yesterday afternoon CDT 4 of us wished to make a level bombing run with He-111s then land at one of the foreward bases at per the briefing in the Wargrounds server but only 3 were able to spawn at the same base. This sounds like the same glitch that is described above with the training server.

 

Thanks,

Tip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's one more problem with capturing bases. If you are in the air and the other team  captures a base, on your end it's not going to show the base in red. It will still show in gray, so, when you get there with the he111, you'll get a nasty welcome from the flak at the base.

 It happened to be  a few times and it's annoying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the server set to private at certain hours?

 

Sometimes I can get in, other times I am kicked back to the MP server list screen without it downloading the mission file.

 

I will try and find a relevant file to delete and see if it will load the mission file.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great. I'll be there as soon as I get my flight controles mapped again. Was on ROF wargrounds the other day. 26 players. It was great.

Edited by indiaciki

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the server set to private at certain hours?

 

Sometimes I can get in, other times I am kicked back to the MP server list screen without it downloading the mission file.

 

I will try and find a relevant file to delete and see if it will load the mission file.

Hi all!

Same to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the server set to private at certain hours?

 

Sometimes I can get in, other times I am kicked back to the MP server list screen without it downloading the mission file.

 

I will try and find a relevant file to delete and see if it will load the mission file.

 

No, there are no certain hours the server is available.

 

We try to keep both of ours up 24/7 whenever possible.

 

For some folks, cleaning out the files in the --> Multiplayer --> Dogfight   folder can help resolve that loading problem.

 

Also, be advised, that our BoS - Wargrounds server is currently down due to a mission problem related

to yesterday's 1.009 patch.  We're trying to get that resolved as quickly as we can.

 

On our Basic Training server (Battlegrounds) we're still trying to get icons working properly in the custom

preset mode, but that one is proving to be a bit vexxing.  The server and missions are still up though, but

it loses some value as a trainer (imho) when the icons aren't working right...   Hopefully, we can get that

solved too...

 

Regards,

4 <salute>

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Also, be advised, that our BoS - Wargrounds server is currently down due to a mission problem related to yesterday's 1.009 patch. We're trying to get that resolved as quickly as we can.

 

Thanks for the info.

:drinks:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info.

:drinks:

 

Wargrounds was back online just a few hours after my earlier note, and has been available ever since.

 

 

Regards,

4 <salute>

Edited by -NW-FourSpeed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wargrounds is back up after a long lapse but we at New Wings have come to a crossroads. We do not have a dedicated mission maker for BoS and so far we've had little activity on our servers that we can see. So we are having to reevaluate whether we will continue with a New Wings server in BoS and the soon to be BoM. We hate to see it come to this but if we can't offer the kind of server you want to fly on then we are not doing ourselves or this community a favor by remaining. If we do pull the plug we will keep and eye on things here and possibly return in the future if we can make a better dedicated effort towards BoS/BoM online community.

 

In the mean time we would consider mission from budding mission builders to perhaps help them showcase their works. We can not guarantee much as our RoF mission builders would have to review them first. But you are welcome to contact us with your missions. Thank you for your interest in flying our servers. 

 

Chief

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice that your server is in the 90 ping range so you must be in the US and we need more servers in the U.S. so it would be a shame to see it go. I notice that empty servers stay empty but once some one logs in more people will log in and then more people follow, before you know it the 20 people furballing around. The key is to have missions that scale from 2 to 30 players, so maybe smaller maps with Ai to fill the void until more players log in to keep the mission fun.

 

I do like the warground mission concept you are running, it has some cool concepts like capturing forward airfields with supply planes. It just gets boring when you have to be the one doing the supply plane flying. What about if you have the ai fly the supply planes and you protect them from ai and human fighters ? That way the mission has action even with out a full server.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good start I think.  It wasn't particularly well populated tonight but enough came in, and the AI kept us busy, that it was more like "proper" (if I can use that word) PvP co-op flying.  I like the long transit times too, though we didn't try the supply thing.

 

And removing the player icon from the map is a good idea as it notches up the uncertainty.

 

S!

 

von Tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...