Hi all, I have paid for a two year deal for my websites dodbits.com and Sturnbot.org.
I only got a couple of donations but to those persons who did... I thank you very much it was the trigger to keeping them up.
Some proper news now. I have been busy even though you can't see much, the website files and security needed a lot of work and now its the turn of the content.
Also played and checked all the RCBot2 waypoints and matched them with a 75 map download for Day of Defeat:Source. Those maps all have RCBot2 waypoint support in the latest bot package.
That wasn't easy but it was worth it. Next was getting that package working on Linux dedicated server and run a 32 player server with MetaMod: Source, SourceMod and plonk on 31 bots for my local LAN. On top of that is is running in a Docker enviroment on a UNRAID home server... and very stable.
I will make a tutorial for that as well... soon.
Next is work over at sturmbot.org.
Again with a dedicated server, with Metamod and AMX Mod, Sturmbot and Shrikebot (each with their own startup command line) and like the DoD:S server I'm loading it up to see if I can break them and crash... haven't crashed them yet.
The challenges with the HL1 version bots is there are 700 waypoints for Sturnbot and a lot that don't work... I have already sorted 170 (thrown out), fixed 5 and looking at the rest.
I also found 350 Shirkebot waypoints on my drive, I will check those as well.
Aim there is the same as RCBot2, make a epic list, check each one and ask if anyone has a better set. Also produce a 2019 updated guide for dedicated server installs, with a top set of checked plugins and bot files.
I will be a while with that, until then have fun.
Rethinking this... This website will be retired in 2019.
How about you donate?
See the donate button above.
The cost of hosting ($400 USDper year) I am seeking another web host to cut costs and maybe this site will stay.
The problem is you guys mostly have an adblocker on, AD revenue from google is... almost $0, so bad I am going to ditch the useless ads.
Both dodbits.com and sturmbot.org will may be deleted past September 2019.
Up to you guys, donate and I will see what I can do in more content and fix (upgrade) this site and sturmbot.org.