Clanbase - Game Over
For those unfamiliar with the name: ClanBase once was a cool site to visit if you were an online gamer. With cups and ladders hosted for games such as the RtCW, ET, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Counter-Strike and Call of Duty series, a teenager really had quite some options for multiplayer entertainment. Heck, we even had LAN finals for our renowned EuroCups.
Those days are far behind us and as it stands today, the company that owns the ClanBase site - GGL - is unable to cover the costs required to run the website. Moreover, lately the owners of the site do not wish to cooperate with the voluntary crew, keeping everybody in the dark and thus showing complete disrespect to people who spend many hours a day trying to make our tournaments a success.
The website has now been offline for more than three weeks due to an unpaid bill. No action is being taken by the owner to get the website back online. Having no vision for the future, we - the ClanBase Crew - have lost our last hopes about ClanBase ever coming back online, and unfortunately we announce the end of a great era.
The history and the truth as the ClanBase Crew sees it
A US-based company called Global Gaming League (Professional Interactive Entertainment, Inc.) noticed the success of the site and bought it from the original owners in December of 2004. They had financial backing for server hosting and our tournaments. Things were going well until in 2007 CB suffered its first heart attack when GGL couldn’t deliver the prize money they put up for the EuroCup. This can be marked as the start of our downfall.
The CB Crew has always been made up of volunteers with the majority being just teenagers. There was no possibility for us to come up with the money on our own that was promised, yet we were always the ones getting blamed. After all, it was our cup season and our name. It is no surprise that after this blow there was no way for us to host another season with the promise of any kind of prize until the debt was settled with the previous winners.
To this day, GGL owes around €24,000 in prize money which will never be settled. The other sites who were in the same gaming business of course had no problems hosting their tournaments however they wanted. ClanBase, however, lost a great deal of its reputation along with some top teams who never got their winnings.
As time went by the site also started to decay. After the takeover we had paid developers who tried to put the code in shape. There were some noteworthy developments such as the seasonal and invitational ladders, but after the first test run we couldn’t get the necessary changes implemented - because GGL stopped paying the developers.
Money. The source of all evil.
GGL started moving the servers between hosts (RackSpace, Amazon, GreenQloud) to save costs, and to avoid further missed payments. This appeared in the news a few times when providers came out with how they were lied to. We also lost the ability to upload files anything other than demos. Fortunately, a Crew member had the means to help out.
Funding continued to dry up. After the first wave of cuts where we lost the two developers and a head admin, things cooled down for a while. Recently, a general system administrator was cut off which got interesting at one point when CB suffered a denial of service attack to which the host (GreenQloud) responded with moving the servers to a different IP address. However, the domain name had to be updated as well to point to the new address. Since our sysadmin was not getting paid, he refused to perform this, essentially holding the site hostage for a while.
So how do we get money? The site had ads for a while which obviously was not enough. We may have been naive thinking that upping the quality of the site would be a good move, which was promised more times we bother to count. GGL thought otherwise. In fact, many of the cool features our gamers would have loved to see on the website were never implemented - because "CBv2” was supposedly just around the corner.
Their first bold move was trying to get adult banners on CB - a website that was home for thousands of teenagers. The Crew was shocked and appalled by this. Fortunately, we managed to get our voice through (by threatening to go on strike) - but we also lost several valuable crew members who had enough of the poor conditions and bad decisionmaking.
Next to adult material, gambling can also be a good source of income. The Poker and Betting ladders were introduced. It is doubtful that much money was ever made of this, at least nobody said otherwise. The only thing certain is that these projects never got off the ground.
A poor attempt was also made to gather money in the form of offering VIP membership. Nobody took this very seriously and as expected, nobody bothered to opt in after a while. The only benefit to having VIP was the ability to get rid of some of the ads. Perhaps a regular donation system would’ve been more useful.
By the end of August 2013, yet another problem surfaced: the money ran out for the hosting. This is when CB started to go down every month when the time came to pay for the next 30 days.
Of course we tried contacting GGL through our manager who was in charge of handling communications. As you may have guessed by now, he also failed to receive his payment for a while and a company owing money to you, and who knows how many others, is not in a hurry to get back to you.
The ClanBase management tried to directly contact the GGL founder and president Ted Owen (since everyone else left), with very little success. Whenever we got a response it usually consisted of no more than a few words.
The last we heard from him, he stated that "GGL will move on without ClanBase, and besides, why did the Crew never put any money in it?”
Mr. Owen, the Crew put time in it. A lot of time... for free. Every day. And to clarify, nobody has ever reached out to us to ask for any kind of financial aid. Not that we would’ve ever agreed to anything if the money had to go through GGL as that would’ve resulted in the money never reaching its intended destination.
Ultimately, we understand that our users would have expected us to come out with the truth sooner. It has taken us three weeks to make a public statement - but the only reason it took so long is that we were trying to not lose the hope and to reach out to mr. Owen. Unfortunately, our last request (or offer) to him - to release the ClanBase site to the crew for us to be able to continue running it on our own, without the GGL - was not welcomed.
It is thus our sad duty to inform you that ClanBase is gone. We would like to sincerely thank over a thousand admins working on the website over the past 15 years of ClanBase’s existence. And an even bigger thanks goes out to all the players who supported us over the years and who did not lose faith no matter what.
This writing has not come easily because ClanBase has been a big part of our lives, and we definitely did not want to see it end like this.
Clanbase - Game Over
Die Clanbase war einmal eine sehr coole Website für Online- Gamer, mit Cups und Ligen für Spiele wie RtCW, ET, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Counter-Strike und der Call of Duty-Serie.
Diese glorreichen Tage sind nun hinter uns, und heute steht es um die Clanbase Website sehr schlecht - wir sind nicht mehr in der Lage, die erforderlichen kosten der Website zu decken.
Die Website war offline für mehr als drei Wochen, wegen einer unbezahlten Rechnung. Keine Aktion wird vom Eigentümer übernommen, um die Website wieder online zu bekommen. Da sie keine Vision für die Zukunft mehr hat. Wir - die Clanbase Crew - haben unsere letzten Hoffnungen die Clanbase jemals wieder online kommen jetzt endgültig verloren, und müssen leider das Ende einer großen Clanbase-Ära verkünden.
Two weeks after the last release the guys from etlegacy are ready to bring you a new one which includes a client crash fix, bunch of server-side bugfixes and most notably the linux release is compiled with an older glibc, so even users with outdated linux distributions can play ET:L.
ET Legacy Engine:
Rework of download code
Expanded et:// protocol
Request servers from ET:L master server
Disabled SDL2 Joystick code to avoid possible crash when gamepads are connected
Fixed vanilla mod compatibilty
Fixed SV_Demo_Record_f for sv_maxclients 64
Added configurable attack log prints to console
Fixed sv_protect 1 (possibly ) and added challenge size check
Added part of the ioq3 com_frame code to fix cpu usage issue
Added option for dedicated servers to receive updateinfo packages
Added protection of SV_CheckDRDoS against time wrapping
Send heartbeat to ET:L master server
Don’t force snaps to 30 - use sv_fps instead
Fixed wrong maxclients count in server browser (windows only)
Fixed scoped rifles generating same stats as standard rifles
Fixed LUA et_Damage callback not taking distance and HS into account
Fixed compatibility issue with older linux GLIBC versions
... we did also fix tons of defects detected by coverity.
N!tmod 2.3.1 - After the 2.3 Public release, some bugs have been spotted, so I decided to prepare a new version to fix these little problems.
So here is N!tmod 2.3.1, which will most likely be the last release in the 2.3.x branch, allowing me to start 2.4 branch tests soon :)
If you had already updated to 2.3, you only need to replace the qagame .dll or.so and the pk3 files with the new ones.
If you are installing for the first time, or updating from a version prior to 2.3, don't forget to check the Setup tutorial and the NxAC Setup tutorial.
As always, your donations are important. You can donate using the button at the bottom of this page to show some support ;)
N!tmod 2.3.1 FINAL Changelog >> HERE
|N!TMOD 2.3.1 FINAL Version:2.3.1
N!trox 04.05.2015 6,028 MB 94
Hello dear players! Prime Squadron No Goldrush night is back!
When? Sunday, 28th of September, starting at 18:00 GMT+1
Where? PS1 - 184.108.40.206:27960
This uncommon nightly event is coming back at our server, after the summer break!
You didn't participate the first time and do you want to know know more about this event?
Here's what the No Goldrush Night is all about.
Just like last time, we are asking your help selecting the maps. You can suggest some fresh new maps or some very old but forgotten maps, which are out of the rotation since long time.
A couple of nice new gameplay modes will be added to the event, aside from the normal gameplay (attack/defence) mode.
New gameplay modes:
Last Man Standing mode
ET Pro Stopwatch mode
Panzer only map.
We are planning to set up a 8-map rotation, so you are free to suggest maps for every mode or just for one.
Don't miss the chance to play one of your favourite maps!
New map UJE the ghetto xmas made by [UJE] Niek
Axis objective map. This map takes place in the ghetto in wintertime. Axis have to capture the disco spawn and escort the tank to the ganghouse. When they escorted the tank they can take objective and bring it to santa's sledge on the roof. There are several ways to get to the objective also you can take a sledge that will take you on the roof. Once you are on the roof there will go off an alarm ,that says there is an intruder on the roof. Alies have to prevent this all.
* Capture the dico spawn
* build the commandpost
* Escort the tank to the ganghouse.
* Take objective and bring it to the Sledge
* Build the commandpost
* Hold the disco spawn as long as you can
* Defend the baricade
* Defend the objective
Source: [UJE] Niek via FB | ujeclan.com
|THE GHETTO X-MAS (UJE) + WAYPOINTS Version:1.0
[UJE] Niek 22.12.2014 17,26 MB 110
Allied-attack map Norwegian Battery beta 5 from TWT.
The Axis forces have built an anti-ship battery on the coast of Norway, the allies must destroy it in order to guarantee safe passage for all Allied shipping.
~~~New section of the map!~~~
A totally new barack-section is maded to give the map better flow
The new section got 4 enter-able houses.
The allies can acces it eighter by cvops (dressed)(disguised) or by jumps or by destroying the gate.(new)
2h/a cabinets. both on tactical places
+ the very special target (default used for mortars) that shows the place where the keycard is located, (when the keycard is stolen it shows where it should be secured
A lot of bugs has been fixed since b4: *construct the commandpost x2 -fixed *3x z-fighting places (flickering shadows)
Great thanks to quarkclan and thunder.
NORWEGIAN BATTERY Version:Beta 5
ove 29.04.2014 5.67 MB 58
The Team from mygamingtalk.com releasedET-Mod silEnT 0.8.2.
Added: g_goatSound server cvar to enable/disable goat sounds on knife kills.
Added: enemy team objective carry indicator (http://mygamingtalk.com/forums/topic/3165-objective-captured-visual-screen-indicator/). Use g_misc flag 1024 to enable it on the server and cg_objcarry client cvar to enable it in the HUD.
Fixed: Players carrying objectives are now shown correctly.
Fixed: !useredit was not able to set level higher than 99 when executed as rcon. !setlevel was working correctly.
Fixed: The name of the disguised covert op was not drawn to spectators.
Fixed: The class icon in the crosshair player name to be the current class instead of the latched class.
Fixed: wm_sayPlayerClass now announces the latched class correctly, even when using class swithcer.
Fixed: If map voting was enabled but g_mapVoteFlags 4 was not enabled. It was possible to issue multiple votes by hand using /mapvote command.
Fixed: debriefing screen buttons didn't handle highlight theme parameter properly.
Fixed: The output of finger command didn't show warnings if there were more then 2 in total.
Fixed: UI crash in menu (http://mygamingtalk.com/forums/tracker/issue-242-client-game-crashes-in-menu/)
Fixed: Minor bug with g_maxPanzerSuicides introduced in 0.8.0. If panzer suicides were disallowed completely, the player was not informed about it.
Fixed: g_muteRename allowed to change the name when player used /reconnect (http://mygamingtalk.com/forums/tracker/issue-248-possible-bug-g-muterename/)
Fixed: When unmuting/muting during intermission/warmup, the mute wasn't saved.
Fixed: cg_effectDistance was affecting the played sounds.
Fixed: g_classWeapons not working for class command (http://mygamingtalk.com/forums/tracker/issue-252-g-classweapons-not-fully-working/)
Fixed: class command not handling secondary weapon parameter properly, it didn't influence the limbo menu, e.g. /class s 3 2 wouldn't select akimbo pistols or SMG as secondary in limbo.
Fixed: switching problem with double SMG (http://mygamingtalk.com/forums/tracker/issue-244-cant-switch-to-primary-when-having-two-smgs/)
Improved: If player is completely dead in the game, the scoreboard shows the player's latched class to other team members.
Improved: UI tabbing to edit field makes it focused.
Improved: limbo weapons menu for soldier class.
Improved: sort order of the map vote menu map list.
Special thanks for Krauersaut for building the Mac OS X client.
SILENT MOD Version:0.8.2
TheSilencerPL 16.05.2014 966 B 108
Lorenz presents his new sniper map Motherboard Sniper. A great replica of a PC inside.
Have you ever wondered why sometimes your computer does not work well?
This is what happened in a repair center a few years ago. Have fun.
Thanks to [UJE]Niek for his support.
For any comments please write to: et.i.see.dead.people[at]gmail.com
Source: [UJE] Niek via FB | Lorenz
Happy 11th birthday, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory!
Splash Damage's first game - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - was released exactly ELEVEN YEARS ago. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory was born on 29/05/2003. The game was originally planned as a buyable addon for Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but the singleplayer was not ready in time. Thus, the community one of the best free multiplayer first person shooter of all time received.
We wish all ET players continue to enjoy with this "young at heart" teamplay shooter.
Alles Gute zum 11. Geburtstag - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory!
Splash Damage 's erstes Spiel - Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory - wurde genau vor ELF JAHREN freigegeben. Am 29.05.2003 wurde Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory von Splash Damage geboren. Zuerst war das Spiel als kostenpflichtiges Addon zu Return to Castle Wolfenstein geplant, doch der Singleplayer wurde nicht rechtzeitig fertig. Dadurch hat die Community eines der Besten kostenlosen Multiplayer-Egoshooter aller Zeiten erhalten.
Wir wünschen allen ET Spielern weiterhin viel Spass, mit diesem "jungebliebenen" Teamplay-Shooter.
|ET ULTIMATE INSTALLER 1.6 Version:1.6 Final
Kashu 29.05.2010 346 MB 4227
|ET FULL VERSION 2.60 Version:2.60
SplashDamage 31.03.2009 263 MB 1443
|ET-LOGOS HI RES Version:-
dexter 19.04.2009 6,400 MB 437