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7 Days to Die dedicated server.

Discussion in 'Servers, Clans and Teamwork' started by NavyCuda, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    It's planned. I now have 7dtd purchased for my dedicated server account.

    I'll work on getting the server running tonight or tomorrow. It will be a private server only for pt members.

    In the mean time, let's discuss the basic strategy we want to follow:

    I really like building in the forest biomes as they have an excellent supply of stone, clay, iron and wood. The base structure design still needs some work but I believe I have a design that will work well enough to get us through two major hordes. The tower itself is pretty straight forward but it's the defensive lines, their layout and repair that has me thinking. The other issue with a standing tower is that it does not offer protection while doing large scale mining operations.

    An underground bunker/mining arrangement might work good too but I have to experiment with that still too. I imagine a combination of tower, fortification and mining shaft would be ideal.

    Using existing buildings is an option to, though they can end up limiting your design options.
     
  2. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Appears to be some issues gifting the game to my dedicated server account. Put a support ticket in.
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Sweet, this is my I have nothing better to do game

    Shawn
     
  4. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Steam has a terrible turn around time it seems, so at this rate there will not be a dedicated server this weekend.
     
  5. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Ok it's fixed, tried an experiment and it worked.

    Now to decide if I get the server up tonight and we start a new game or we continue one of the current ones so we have a game plan when we start day 1 on the dedicated server.
     
  6. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I'm working very hard... the machine is happily cutting away, needs very little attention from me, so I'm trying to setup the dedicated server from work!
     
  7. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    The power of Linux, it runs!
     
  8. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    So I've started playing around on the dedicated server a bit. Spawn rate is set to 125% so for a group it should move us up tech pretty quickly and making salvage runs worthwhile. Zombies are set at the default rate which isn't bad. Random Map.

    I'll give out the IP and password on teamspeak when it's time.
     
  9. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Now you all will witness Navy's "problem"

    Shawn
     
  10. stevebc

    stevebc Lead Moderator Staff Founders

    Is this one of those problems that requires a 12 Step program?
     
  11. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Yes, as long as each step is exactly the same and laid out in a perfectly symmetrical pattern

    Shawn
     
  12. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I'm thinking of starting a new map, the current castle is much too large and while we have massive defenses, they're spread out over too large of an area, giving us less effective defenses
     
  13. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    What did you fuck up? Its not perfectly symmetrical?

    Shawn
     
  14. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    No, it's just too big... we have ~2000 log spikes but when the zombies come we effectively only have 100-200 in their path.

    Also, yes, the new design is mostly symmetrical. I've been drafting it at work.

    Are you ok with starting over? I'll ask hutch and diemaco tonight...
     
  15. hutchster

    hutchster Rock Thrower

    You're the engineer, I'm just a lowly peasant incessantly hammering away at cobblestone :)

    I can understand the reasoning, especially seeing as the zed's don't destroy crop fields and most medieval castles didn't wall off the fields or did they ?
     
  16. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    No, the castle pretty much just protected the elites and had a sufficient stockpile to resist a prolonged seige.
     
  17. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    So, settings:

    I'd like to do another random map, however I think we can agree there wasn't enough of a zombie challenge.

    Zombie spawn rate is currently set to 2, with 0 being the least and 5 being the most. I would say we try 3 to start and turn it up later if it's not enough.

    Loot spawn rate is currently set to 125% is everyone happy with that?
     
  18. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    LOL so I was right, you want to start over because the building was not symmetrical

    Shawn
     
  19. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I've been thinking more about the new layout and I'll post it here once I'm happy with it. I realized a couple other mistakes I've made in the defense layout. I'll try to figure out how many defensive blocks we'll need. Ideally if the four of us are on tonight, two builders, two salavagers.

    If just three, I'll stay behind and build the basic layout, two salage for 5-6days and then they return home to the defensive line for day 7.
     
  20. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Very rough layout, some features intentionally omitted. There will be a pool around the keep foundation, 2bravo's mining access and stairs to grade level.

    1455651955880.jpg
     
  21. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Hutch and I un fucked the stair bridges to be more effective. Have a look, that it the best design as one guy just stands on the bridge and the zombies collect under him with nothing to damage.

    Shawn
     
  22. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    There needs to be nothing put spikes under the gap between the stairs and the walkway for at least 3 to 4 block on either side. So that support post need to be moved more to the right in the pic so they have nothing to attack

    Shawn
     
  23. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    That was the concept behind the original pole building on Diemaco's game. I want a fort where we can go about mining and doing shit inside without actively controlling the zombies.

    I think you have to agree the current castle is much too large for the size of our group. I will check the changes out when I get home.

    Thoughts on my current layout? Still okay with starting a new game tonight?
     
  24. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    We can experiment with that as cobblestone can have issues with as little as two blocks of overhang, I'm hesitant to inturpt the walkways as well.
     
  25. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Also, it might not be clear in thjs drawing but the first exterior walkway has been removed, as with the castle, the zombies get through all the spikes and can attack the wall without taking damage, so thjs design will have them attacking the wall while standing on spikes, if they live that long...
     
  26. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Look at the ones on the server now Hutch and I had no issues

    Shawn
     
  27. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I will tonight when I get home, and I think that one step back is enough, but I want to keep the walk ways in place. Like I said, we should be able to go about our business without allocating a body to manage the horde.
     
  28. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I'm looking forward to logging in tonight! I saw you guys were on for a while so it will be interesting to see what's happened!
     
  29. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Things got weird, Hutch may be pregnant

    Shawn
     
  30. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    No! How could you cheat on me like that?!
     
  31. Testicular Cancer

    Testicular Cancer Gay Santa Founders

    lost a minibike with the super fun rubberbanding. then fell through the map. nice little 5k run. oh wait, 6 dogs came and raped me.......

    built another, finally found snow. gonna go skiing later i hope
     
  32. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    So the HDD and ram that Hutchster was so kind to donate to the server is sitting at the post office. Due to the extent of work I have to do to the server it is something I have to do on a weekend.
     
  33. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    LIES
     
  34. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    More accurately, my lack of experience with Linux makes the installation take much longer than it should. Last time I did a fresh install, to get the forum running it took me three days to get the forum to actually run.
     
  35. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Ok, I've still been lazy and I have not added the new Harddrive.

    I fixed the issue with the server map... linux error on my part.

    I've started a new construction project, a hunting lodge. I hope to hit bed rock, clear the center and start laying the foundation next time I play.
     
  36. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Ok, so because the power went out the server restarted itself. The server is up, but because I have the console behind a firewall I cannot access it from work to reset the game time.

    Eventually I'll add your steamids to the admin list so it's possible to fix it from the ingame console... but for now, it's back at day 1 until I get home.
     
  37. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    Server is now running the 64 bit version. Physics performance is greatly improved and instances of lag due to high CPU load are short lived.
     
  38. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    My skills better be un fucked

    Shawn
     
  39. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    I think you're in the same situation as Hutchster when it comes to fucked skills but there is another massive construction project to build the hunting lodge!
     
  40. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    I was on today and my skills came back. But how the fuck do you pick up a mini bike frame lol

    Shawn
     
  41. NavyCuda

    NavyCuda Grand Nagus Staff Founders

    You craft a new one.
     
  42. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    You have to be able to pick it up. Mike was taking them a part and putting them back together. And you can only make them at a forge.

    Shawn
     
  43. hutchster

    hutchster Rock Thrower

    To pick it up, you take all the pieces out first, then hold enter and select the hand symbol and it picks up the frame
     
  44. Shawn

    Shawn Moderator Staff Founders

    Thanks Hutch

    Shawn
     

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