Etiqueta: FEAR

New Downloads Section

For some time I have provided download links for most of my FEAR Mods, maps and other tools, but haven’t had a chance to build a single catalog to get them. I wanted to build one, but haven’t had a chance, so I started building one some time ago. As usual I had to stop, but now looks like It’s almost ready, so I will start uploading there most of my stuff.

It Is still under development, and I will need to make It update Itself for the future, but well, It’s here anyway.

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Why do you persist?

I’ve been spending a lot of time on something has little impact on the world. Fixing a 12 eyars old game issues related to hacking.

It has so many spaces for hacking, that sometimes It feels It won’t end. evenmore, maybe my attempts to fix It are fueling gmz to create more hacks; I could say I don’t understand why he does It, but I kinda get It. Somehow I feel similar, I think.

Would It be something like this, gmz?

– Why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting… for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although… only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?

– Because I choose to.

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Hackers, bans and missunderstandings

In the previous days we have had several events of hacking, false positives and missunderstandings about what SEC2 does, what doesn’t do, and who should be in trouble.
First of all, from SEC2 Readme:

SEC2 is a community maintained server patch for F.E.A.R. Dedicated Server v1.08 (Win32/Linux) that offers new features and improved security.
The concept is based on the original SEC server patch (created by Sinew), but the code has been re-written entirely from scratch based on the F.E.A.R v1.08 SDK.

So, It is NOT based on the original SEC.
It doesn’t “lag” servers or players; because doesn’t add high number of processing to the stock game; It just fixes the logic errors left behind by the original developers, that are actively used by hack makers to exploit possible effects to Servers and players.

With the latest SEC2 2.0.5 Alpha 7 (Yeah, is alpha, not beta, because after beta 2 (mostly stable version), we are pushing this unstable for experimental testing), we experienced again false positives; It was somewhat expected, since we needed to test the logic used to catch some of the most exotic features of the actively on the wild hacks.

This is not new. In the past we have had experienced this. I don’t think I need to explain this, but getting a Ban doesn’t always mean someone is hacking. It can be a false positive, like now.
Also, there are some hack users (I refuse to call them hackers, because that’s not what a hacker is), that use other players names. It can be anyone’s name.

So, what I mean is some name being hacked doesn’t mean they are hack users.
Evenmore, some lag events are reported as hacks; like floating players, missing change weapon events, and some others.

So please before calling someone a hacker, please understand we are still working on the antihack features. This is bad, because we have these incidents; but, on the other hand, I think It’s great to have the possibility to work on the antihack of a 12 years old game!


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FEAR Server Monitor, first Alpha Preview

After the FEAR Combat Ultimate Fate Event, I released what in that moment was the only way to list and join FEAR Servers. Over the next months/years more functionality was added to It.
With every sucesive update, the FEAR Installer included SEC2 and fixed most of the bugs ingame, so the Launcher became obsolete.

At this moment, a tool to track servers and users is not required, because the game works as It used to be.
Still, for Server Admins and players, sometimes is needed a tool to view servers activity; Check If your team mates are already ingame, or just check If your server has some activity.

This is still in an early development stage, but I will try to get a closed beta in the next weeks. Stay Tunned!

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FEAR Map: MXT KillHouse

I wanted to make a trining-like map for FEAR Combat, and what could better than Call of Duty 4: Kill House?

This map was already made by [TxT]RusTus, a beautifull copy of the original, but while It was awesome in visuals, It lags like hell in low power computers, even If they set graphics to low. So I ended up doing my own version.

this works fine even in lower settings, but the huge action may be laggy for extremely low power PC’s. Anyway, i think It’s far superior in performance, but not as accurate as the first RusTus version. It supports all gamemodes, including Control and SlowMo variants.Continue reading

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MXT CTF Server; Wanna Control the Lag?

IMPORTANT NOTICE
We will run a Temp CTF Server for 5 days. It should run better (that’s what Gameservers.com said). If It does, we will stay there. If not, we will go back to the old IP. Meanwhile, the old Server will run in Control Gamemode.

Tonight It may restart a couple times while I complete the migration, but in a hour or so, It should be complete. Please let us know how It works
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UPDATE: The server is back to normal. We will continue running in the same IP’s, since we didn’t detect any improvement in the new location. Furthermore some issues were detected with the server listing.

We will continue with this IP while we find a better hosting option.

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