Lightron + Armagetron Repository: Upgrades & Changes

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Lightron + Armagetron Repository: Upgrades & Changes

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There have been some recent updates to Lightron that also affect the Armagetron Repository (in a good way).

Bandwidth
There has been a change of ISP, and an upgrade to bandwidth. Lightron is now hosting on a 500mbps / 50mpbs connection, allowing for much faster downloading of larger files, and handling more downloading at once. Client downloads for Armagetronad 0.4 are still available at https://lightron.org/Download.

Server Browser
The server browser has been changed to update only once every 5 minutes, rather than 2 minutes. With less activity recently on the game, I don't think this will hurt too much. The benefit of this is that I can now build the browser when the list is updated, allowing the server browser to load much more quickly on Lightron. The server browser is still mobile friendly, and available at https://lightron.org/Servers.

Lightron Hosting
I don't know when I may actually get to making it work, but I am working on a new control panel (slowly). Servers are now linked to your account, allowing one login to manage multiple servers, and this will hopefully be a more friendly way to managing your server. Again, this isn't actually available yet, and it is still early.

Also, it appears that servers hosted on Lightron are now running with much less lag, allowing for a better quality of gameplay.

Resource Repository
The repository hasn't really changed any other than having more bandwidth. You can view it at http://resource.armagetronad.net/resource/. Remember, you can also upload to the repository by clicking the "Upload to Resource" icon on the left. That will point you to http://resource.armagetronad.net/upload/.

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Re: Lightron + Armagetron Repository: Upgrades & Changes

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Thanks for keeping up Lightron.org, I think it's probably the most valuable resource in ArmagetronAd right now!

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sinewav wrote:Thanks for keeping up Lightron.org, I think it's probably the most valuable resource in ArmagetronAd right now!
:) I'd love to see this game thrive again. I'm not ready to give up on it. I've had a busy life recently having gotten married, a house, all the problems that come with getting a house and moving, and job hours changed. Finally things are settling down some and it's time to get back to normal.

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With an update to the network, some of my servers are going to be making their way back and becoming more playable. Some of these include the snake survival and zombie invasion servers. Along with this, I have fixed the script to allow you to preview the highscores, and where you rank in the snake server. You can do so by typing "/score" into chat. More info and a screenshot at the link below.

https://lightron.org/Forums/7/16

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I've managed to speed up the server list update a ton, and now it runs in approx. 10 seconds. This means that the server browser is now updating again every 1 minute to keep it more of a "live" view of what's going on. :D

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