Not many changes here occurred during August - November- October on dodbits.com.
Most of the effort has been on my other site Sturmbot.org for the half-life 1 version of dod. Lots of changes to the sturmbot package, waypoints and map downloads.
On dodbits I have only adjusted a RCBot2 map and waypoint support page that was rather untidy. It now has an index and divided sections.
Since I released a installer for RCBot2 (installs for dod:s only) and added support for map downloads 30 July 2019, there has been 3 new waypoints made that are not yet in the main installer from RCBot2 or my dod:s only installer.
I have also adjusted a steam forum guide for RCBot2, that type of install is for the player who also uses HL2-DM and TF2 with RCBot2 waypoints.
That is about it for Day of Defeat:Source content.
Not much as the support files for Sturmbot needed a lot of work. Next here would be some new custom HUD downloads, my version 11 HUD and GUI while has a lot of settings is a bit confusing to install.
I will make some zip files of a couple of standard types based on small screens and color sets so it is easier to slip into the "custom" folder as a simple zip file.
The news on Days of War is interesting. Set to release in early 2020 (about bloody time) and beta testing week-ends are about to happen.
It will be interesting to see how it compares as a upgraded Day of Defeat:Source or it has other games influencing it.
If it does not have good single player capabilities and is not very close to dod:s gameplay... not interested. I hate COD, Battlefield Day of Infamy offerings of WW2 games, they may as well be Counter-Strike full of uptight kids bitching about FPS and trying to find exploits for a higher kills and deaths ratio... or trading for a new workshop item like a "hat".
Rather see a updated dod (HL1) than all the other garbage they spoilt dod:s with... like achievements, all that did was attract the kind of dickhead I like to avoid online.
22nd November beta testing starts and the early opinions will too.
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.