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  1. 9 points
    Ice

    ZE Possible Fixes

    I know I haven’t played here in a long time (nor do I intend to return), but since I have been playing on other communities, I have learned some stuff that might help to improve sG ZE (assuming there are still active staff for it). Lag Obviously there is way to remove lag completely without just getting flat out better hardware, but there are some things that have been proven to be laggy on other servers that may help to change. 1. Player hitboxes Many other ze servers only have hitboxes in the feet of their human models so that the server doesn’t have to calculate hit penetration through players to hit zombies (since the sourcemod plugin, while nice, is inherently laggy). You don't have to worry about zombies being able to knife CTs if you remove the CT hitbox, since the knife's hit detection doesn't use the bullets' hitboxes. If you don’t want to edit the models you already have on the server, you can just steal some from others communities, such as GFL, since all of their CT models have the hitboxes changed. This is also why their default CT model is not the default csgo models, but rather a custom model. In addition to this, some maps such as ze_space_flight, ze_minecraft_adventure, and a few others change the default model to one included with the map. Typically these map models are unoptimized, and, as such, should be removed. They can be disabled using either just a stripper config, or a stripper config + custom vscript combo. Here is an example of a stripper to remove it on ze_space_flight as a reference: Stripper: https://github.com/gflclan-cs-go-ze/ZE-Configs/blob/master/stripper/ze_space_flight_p3.cfg Vscript for use with the stripper: https://github.com/gflclan-cs-go-ze/ZE-Configs/blob/master/vscripts/EnforcePlayerModel_patched.nut The fix would depend on the map in question, so only use the above links as refence on how to fix it, not as an actual fix to everything. 2. Plugins Some plugins, albeit nice to have, are quiet laggy. It is up to any staff to decide if the usefulness of a plugin outweighs its cpu cost and whether to remove it or not. I have heard that some especially laggy plugins are the player hide plugin, the timer plugin (which checks chat messages for certain keywords such as sec, seconds, etc. and then puts a timer with that message into a game_text entity that counts down), and some anti cheat plugins. 3. Maps This is going to be on a map by map basis. There are some large offenders like malgo reactor that honestly shouldn’t be on any server due to being terribly optimized, but others just have certain parts that cause lag (such as how ze_games, ze_tloz_stone_tower_temple, and a few others). This small laggy section could be something as small as making all the players spawn on a single point during the freeze time before a round starts (since 20+ people stacking on each other is quite laggy on the ze server), and simply adding more locations for players to be while frozen via the use of a stripper would solve this. LDR Compiled maps If a map is compiled in LDR lightning, remove it from the server. LDR compiled maps can, and often do, randomly crash clients either on joining the map or switching off of it. Since this bug was discovered, many maps have been recompiled in HDR to help prevent this. All LDR compiled maps should be either updated or completely removed (if they haven’t been updated). In addition, you should take care to check the compiled settings of any new maps added to make sure they are all HDR compiled. You can either look at map lists of other servers that keep LDR maps off them or use bspsrc on a map by map basis to check compile settings for this. Fixing Broken Parts of Maps Already on the Server If there are bugs in any maps on the server, you don’t need to wait for the mapper to fix them or to compile new versions on your own. The server has BAILOPAN’s stripper plugin so you can edit the maps yourselves to fix these bugs. While there are limitations on what a stripper can do, as long as you are dealing with entities and not brushes, you should be able to change anything on the map. Hell, even if you want to add brushes to block off skips or exploits, you can use the reuse the model of a trigger and turn it into a func_brush to block it off. Something a stripper can’t fix though, is when a map has badly packed its particles or improperly named them. Maps like these should be straight up removed and the mapper should be told how to fix their particles (More on the particle crashing: https://rafuron.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/how-can-mappers-help-to-prevent-the-infamous-particle-crash/). Strippers aren’t even difficult to make; as long as you know how to map, you can make a stripper config. If you want to learn how to make a stripper, here is the documentation for the plugin: http://bailopan.net/stripper/ However, even if you don’t want to make strippers, many other communities have some of their strippers publicly available. Just use theirs if you don’t have the fix for a certain map (just be careful because some strippers might add or change entities based on a file/model the server itself has in the fastdl, so in these cases you would either have to edit that or add the file to your own fastdl). In addition to these, certain maps have official strippers out that were published by the mappers to fix some bugs, such as santassination. GFL’s Strippers and EntWatch Files: https://github.com/gflclan-cs-go-ze/ZE-Configs Mapeadores’s Strippers: https://github.com/Mapeadores/stripper-cfgs A few of Steam Gamers’s strippers: https://github.com/AgentWesker/maps Not sure how much this will actually help your server or if there is even a point in fixing a dead server, but here is some info if you want to use it.
  2. 7 points
    Detective Nom Noms

    Noms and The Film Journey

    Hey everyone, I just thought I'd give a little bit of a life update. So, I've transitioned from business into a filmmaking community in my area and I was tapped to give my go as a Director. The group asked if I would be a Director for their 48 Hour Film Festival project, to which I wholehearted agreed. Posted below is the film that came from it. If you are not familiar with a 48 Film Festival, a team gets together and they have to create, shoot, edit, and deliver a film all in 48 hours. 7:30 pm Friday until 7:30 pm Sunday. You are also given certain requirements for the film. Use of prop, character, line of dialogue, and specific genre. For the Asheville, NC competition the props and such were... Required Elements Character: Grant or Gina MacDonald, Window Washer Prop: a kite Line: "This isn't what I signed up for." OR "This is not what I signed up for." Our Film was nominated for Best Use of Prop and Best Use of Dialogue and we won for Best Makeup. Things that come from this venture has been pretty wild. I've been asked to do a commercial for a couple of local businesses in the area and several film projects putting me back in the Director's chair for Artifical Ink Creative with a new project coming later this year. Here's the link below. I have many criticisms about the film myself and some things I would love to change. There are also things that I truly enjoyed in it. So please... rip me to shreds with your criticisms. Tell me things you like or would have done differently or better. With that, see you all next time. Enjoy PhobosCon. Also, feel free to check out the other winners and films!
  3. 3 points
    Greetings Fans of Football, Preseason football begins this Thursday with the Hall of Fame game, which means it's time to start thinking about Fantasy again. I've added a Poll below to get to know people interested and if people are interested in meeting soon to discuss website, league rules, and draft date and other info this year. @ZachPL has pushed $25 of his steam game winnings I donated from last year to this year, I will still uphold this commitment and it will be on the prize list. If anyone else is interested in donating, let us know. https://forms.gle/JsJ4UQRk1NsaRK2b7 SURVEY FOR SUGGESTED CHANGES Prizes: 25$ Steam game/keys - Avery from ZachPL @ZachPL @Jeff The Flying Shark @chaos4499 @waffles @Tubbles @Ironic @Ivanns @Dakota @Chaulklet.Shake(Elmo) @Sportsteen583 Tried tagging most of the people from last year, we want to keep the league to 10-12 people.
  4. 3 points
    vexer

    Stepping Down

    With recent events in my life I have no time to play games besides maybe 30 minutes a day let alone manage a rust server, Next week I start college on top of a full-time job and currently dealing with a massive load of family issues which is taking a lot of my time as well, I really waited it out to see if I'd have availability to help run the server and I sadly don't. I wanna say thanks to everyone who helped me with Rust and helped me in general just by being an open ear and talking to me about problems, sG has always been a place to get away from the real world and more recently a place to discuss my life issues with close friends who are always there to listen to my shit. I'm glad for all the memories I've made here with every single one of you. Vexer for legend or ro
  5. 3 points
    Dakka

    DAKKA'S FIRST TIME AT THE RANGE

    Holy fuck that was awesome, even better than I imagined it would be. Just went with my friend and two of his buddies and he taught me how to handle the guns, how to load them, etc. He's a marine and a cop, so I got to learn plenty from him in just one session with handguns. Next time we'll be using shotguns and rifles and I just know I'll have a blast shooting some more. You can FOR SURE count me in on the 2nd Amendment bus. We used 9mm / .40 / .45 rounds in this session. 7 yards on the left, 10 yards on the right
  6. 3 points
    KiLLeR

    Making my first app

    I know i haven’t been active very much lately but i’ve been very busy with real life things and getting a place of my own and not with my parents so I apologize for my inactivity. So on to the topic, yesterday I had an idea for an app and I think it could actually go somewhere if it came together the way i imagine. I don’t have the money to just pay someone to make it and not sure i trust that they wouldn’t just steal it. I also want to learn how to do it myself just because i feel like i could enjoy it the same way i did when i learned python through codecademy or mapping in csgo (). I did the basic google search last night because i had decided i wanted to do it myself and learned that if i want to make an iphone app i need to use xcode and learn swift. I was wondering if anyone here has experience with making apps or any tips for learning swift/xcode. My first issue i came across was to find a mac to do it on, but my mom has an extra laptop i can use so i plan to start once i get that. Any help is greatly appreciated P.S. sorry if i posted in the wrong section, wasn’t 100% where would be the best place. Ideas, comments, and help said questions for staff and this was more for anyone who had knowledge on the subject
  7. 2 points
    Travesty

    R&R Changes - August 2019

    As we reflect on the current and ongoing changes to our community, we must continuously evolve the way we accept and promote new members to our community. Previously member discussions were held on our forums and since the inception of the sG Discord it was clear that most (if not all) discussions have moved to the plethora of channels we currently have in our Discord server. It is clear that members utilize our Discord for its convenience for discussion. We are content that our Discord server is alive and well with the activity that takes place. You have likely noticed our community servers have taken a big dip in population and activity (similar to most CS:GO communities). Currently we rely on our recruits and members to play on sG servers to increase their hours for acceptance into the community or to promote their rank. Since CS:GO Custom Servers have become less popular for members in our community to play in their free time, we must also update our R&R model to reflect these changes. We still have a few popular niche servers with Surf and Bhop growing everyday. Shoutout to Kid Fearless, Daniel and Zebra for continuously working hard on those servers to maintain a steady population. However we can no longer expect our members to consistently play on all of our servers. It has become increasingly clear that our members enjoy playing other games than CS:GO with members and we look to still capitalize on that for our community. Our community was built on members playing games with each other and we want that to continue rather than see our community activity fizzle out. We need to find a way to encourage growth and welcome new members. With the combination of Discord being used more frequently and with CS:GO Custom Servers becoming less and less popular, I'm sure you can see how our current Recruitment and Ranks model will have to adapt and change for newer members to continue to rank up. Most of our senior members would be able to rank up in our current model but we need to focus on new members of our community for it to continue to strive. Staff took a vote and we agreed that removing server hour and post requirements would be a positive way to evolve. Recruits and members would still need to be active enough in order to be known in the community, whether that's through conversations on Discord or some remaining activity on our servers. Members will still need to get the votes required to get their rank and in order to do so they will need to be active within our community. We continue to encourage members to vote on applications or refer new recruits as that will be the main way a recruit/member gets accepted. As well we stress that you should only vote yes if you feel the applicant deserves their new rank or if they have been active enough to receive it. The following changes to be put in place are more welcoming and less daunting for new members who want to become a member of sG and for those that would like to rank up in our community. These changes, just as any other changes, are far from permanent. If another game comes out where we can see consistent activity and population on custom community servers, we will continue to update our R&R model to reflect that. Now with all that being said, we are also planning to roll out more incentives for being a member of Syndicate Gamers. Stay tuned for more details regarding small raffles that will be held on a monthly basis. Please see all changes below which will be in effect starting on September 1st, 2019. Thanks for reading... inb4 wE'rE a DiScOrD cLaN nOw RECRUITMENT CHANGES Member Level 1 Requirements: You must receive at least 20 referrals from Level 2 members, Server Officers, and above. Three referrals must be from Staff. You must join our Discord prior to submitting your application. You are not required to be active, but it is highly encouraged. You must create an introduction thread on the forums RANK CHANGES Member Level 2 Requirements: 6 months of clan tenure 15/15 Community Vote from Level 2 and above 2 Yes votes have to be from staff Member Level 3 Requirements: 1 year of clan tenure. 15/15 Community Vote from Level 3 and above. 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff. Member Level 4 Requirements: 2 years of clan tenure. 15/15 Community Vote from Level 4 and above. 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff. Member Level 5 Requirements: 3 years of clan tenure. 15/15 Community Vote from Level 5 and above. 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff. Veteran Member Requirements: 5 years of clan tenure. 15/15 Community Vote from Veteran and above. 2 Yes Votes have to be from Staff.
  8. 2 points
    Ironic

    DAKKA'S FIRST TIME AT THE RANGE

    Shooting handguns are fun man. Shooting an AR-15 is probably one of the most fun guns I've shot. I need to practice more with my Glock, but luckily a buddy of mine who's a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force with me has his own range he made at his house like 10 minutes from where I live. He's in Security and is also a part time cop and has shown me a lot too.
  9. 2 points
    MistaChang

    Lindsay!

    She's more man than you will ever be.
  10. 2 points
    Ironic

    Gamer President 2020

  11. 1 point
    SEPTEMBER 7th at 6:30 PM CST It's the end of summer, why not celebrate with a poker tournament! CHECK-IN at 6:30 PM CST - EVENT START at 7:00 PM CST IMPORTANT INFO If you are not present during roll call you will be removed from the tournament. You MUST show up in Discord Voice for CHECK-IN. You are not required to stay in Discord Voice after the tournament begins. Please do not wait until the start of the tournament to show up. If I do not hear from you 15 minutes into Check-In, you will be removed from the tournament. You must be a member on the forums for at least 2 weeks to participate. PokerStars has decided to force a minimum buy in of 20k chips. As time goes on they may increase it further. They want people to buy chips basically. If you make new account our current information tells us you start with 35k chips so new players will be ok in playing. If you already have an account make sure you have the required chips. The client has a free chip button in the top right corner. It refreshes every couple of hours so you could log in once a day over a week and have more then the necessary chips to participate. PRIZES 1st Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card/Steam Gift Card If we have over 35 entries, I will personally donate another $50 Gift Card into the pot, giving the winner a $100 gift card. This is a WINNER TAKE ALL TOURNAMENT If anyone would like to donate a prize, message @Sean on the forums/Discord. POCKET ACES Be the First Person to Win a Showdown with POCKET ACES and WIN a MYSTERY PRIZE. You must beat another player with pocket aces (without them folding). Cards need to be shown on the table for the room to see. In order to claim the prize, take a Screenshot with a clock clearly visible. HOW TO REGISTER REGISTERING TO POKER STARS Download Pokerstars Client (pokerstars.net) Register your account Click on the Right Tab that says “Home Games” Click Join a Poker Club. Type the ID as 709399 and the code is: UV > sG bitches! Event Staff will receive your membership request and validate it. REGISTERING TO sG HOUSE OF POKER LOBBY Sign in to Poker Stars Go into sG's House of Poker lobby Go to the Schedule Tab Double click the tourney Register
  12. 1 point
    BabyNicol3

    Stepping Down

    Request denied. Don't try again. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to sG. As cows said, good luck with school and family. Don't forget to love yourself and only yourself. World domination.
  13. 1 point
    zebra

    R&R Changes - August 2019

    wE'rE a DiScOrD cLaN nOw
  14. 1 point
    Carl Sagan

    R&R Changes - August 2019

    make sure to never give out referrals to any discord peasants must give tribute in EUROBEAT thread
  15. 1 point
    Bluestreakid15

    Jailbreak Revival

    Hello! I'm sure by the title of this, you're thinking one of two things. "Aw shit, here we go again" or "Jailbreak? What's Jailbreak?" I have a proposition for all of you! Recently, I posted a rather long message in sG's Server-Officer+ chat on discord, asking the masses to obtain some ideas and/or concerns that they had about Jailbreak and about how we could possibly "Bring it back from the dead.". I received some very good ideas and some very good concerns. Now that some of the brainstorming has passed, I will ask you, the populous of Syndicate Gamers, the same question. I'm going to copy and paste the same message, so if some of you have seen this before, don't hate me! I know that I am quite the memer sometimes. However, for those of you who have known me since the time I joined this community, you should know that I've always been very interested and invested in our JB server. I would like to start taking steps to reviving the server and making it fun and involving for every party involved. I would like to ask you all for your help, if you would be so willing. It will take some effort, but for how long I've spent on this server in the past and for how much fun I've had in the past, I believe it would be worth it. I would like to hear all of your comments, ideas, and anything that you think could possibly make our server more fun so we can move towards something that we can all enjoy. Please converse in this channel, or perhaps send me a private message. All I ask is that if your only input is "iTs dEaD, iT WiLL nEVeR bE rEvIVeD", please keep that to yourself. I would like real ideas and real comments / concerns. No idea is to large or to small. If there's something you would like to see added, or perhaps removed, please bring it up so that we can work on it. I truly do have faith that we could bring this server, and any of our CSGO servers back from the "dead". All they need is a little TLC and some good marketing. Please elaborate, we need all of the help we can get. From you. I will appreciate every form of input, whether it is positive or negative. Thank you all for reading my copy pasta. This server and this community has always meant a lot to me. I'd really hate to see it die. Lets do what we can. LETS GET IT I have multiple notepads at my disposal. Any idea that gets tossed up will be put in these notepads and will be seriously considered as we take the steps towards making THE DREAM a reality.
  16. 1 point
    Rock

    Yo

  17. 1 point
    Ironic

    Yo

    I do the inactive thing.
  18. 1 point
    fps_trucka

    Official: Request Your Badge

    T E N Y E A R B A D G E. THX
  19. 1 point
    Ivanns

    Jailbreak Revival

    Its because I stopped playing
  20. 1 point
    I would prefer standard league with flex w/r and if possible switching to a different platform like yahoo
  21. 1 point
    ChosenOne2000

    U.S. Army Esports Team

    https://www.army.mil/article/214760/esports_warriors_wanted_army_seeks_soldiers_for_competitive_online_gaming_team
  22. 1 point
    LindsayLoo

    Lindsay!

    can confirm, it's been almost two years now im all okay!
  23. 1 point
    Roflstomp

    Post the car you are currently driving

    The Lancer is gone and I've been enjoying this entry level super-sedan for the past 8 or so months. 2015 Audi S4 (V6 Supercharged) Stage 1 ECU + TCU Tune ECS Cold Air Intake Armytrix Exhaust Not Installed: ST X Coilovers To be Purchased/completed: Spare Trunk w/ hardmount GT Wing CF Front Lip Chrome Delete + CF Mirror Caps CF flat-bottom steering wheel RSNAV Head Unit Replacement Column-mounted shift paddle retrofitting I'm hopefully getting a vanity plate this year (B8ED) for memes
  24. 1 point
    n2fwa

    Jailbreak Revival

    You're the fucking heaviest of them all.
  25. 1 point
    Zachmanman

    Jailbreak Revival

    we're all too old no longer do we have the people who would sit and play for 6 hours at a time thats what populated the server, heavy users
  26. 1 point
    Wave

    Jailbreak Revival

    Bring back No Balls
  27. 0 points
    Jiffy

    R&R Changes - August 2019

    wow so we're just gonna change it when im boutta get vet then huh
  28. 0 points
    GIVE EM THE CLAMPS
  29. 0 points
    Dray

    Post a picture of yourself

    Beerman dosen't stand a chance
  30. -1 points
    Muddykips

    Lindsay!

    DONT SAY GIRL HES A MAN JK
  31. -1 points
    PeeWee

    hello

    my names peewee and im looking for friends
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