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Clanbase - Game Over

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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.

Source: etpro.declanbase.org

ASUS Alliance 6vs6 RtCW-Cup

Published in RtCW Scene

 

The team of RtCWcup announce the new ASUS Alliance 6vs6 RtCW-Cup. Created by a group of RtCW fans who came together to organize this new cup. There is a tight schedule in this cup that everybody has to be aware of. Also a group of 5 admins will help guide teams on their way into the games in order to keep up to speed with the schedule and thus making things go as smooth as possible. Below this text you can find more info about the cup and its time schedule.

More info about the Alliance Cup:

Format: 6vs6 ABBA Stopwatch
Team amount: 16
Cup format: Group stage to double elimination play-offs
Mappool: Base Beach Frostbite Ice Assault Village

Time Schedule:
Tournament signups are open from now until Saturday 30 November
Groups will be announced at the end of Saturday the 30th
1st game can be played between the 1st of December until the 8th of December
2nd game needs to be played by 15 December
3rd game needs to be played by 22 December
Around x-mas and new year's day we'll have a 2 weeks break
Play-offs start the first week of January
Grand final deadline will be February 2nd

Website: http://www.rtcwcup.com/index.htm
Rules: http://www.rtcwcup.com/rules.htm
Prizes: 1x ASUS GeForce GTX TITAN 6GD5 Graphics Card + € TBA,-
If people have any questions or suggestions you can contact any of the following admins: Playa, Bully, Faster, Malmen, Homie

Shoutcast will be provided by WarWitch and his companions Sabo and Nail on http://www.twitch.tv/warwitchtv/. So please sign up now so you can be part of this amazing event.

Website: http://www.rtcwcup.com/index.htm
Rules: http://www.rtcwcup.com/rules.htm

Source: crossfire.nu

Addon Project Uran + Widescreen Patch

Published in RtCW Maps

Project Uran is a Rtcw sp addon consisting of 2 levels. You must check the readme file for important information, otherwise this addon will not work properly!

*****NOTE MAP PROJECT URAN*****
This is a re-upload of Project Uran, because I forgot to include the 2 DLL files with the previous release. These 2 DLL files are necessary for the additional weapons to work correctly.

*****NOTE WIDESCREEN PATCH*****
This is a patch that includes a fix to the problems that arise with using the Rtcw Widescreen Mod by Aidendemon together with Project Uran by Ronboy. Obviously, you will not need the Widescreen patch if you don't have or use the Widescreen Mod by Aidendemon.
First, extract the contents of the .zip file to anywhere on your computer. Then, to install the patch, simply double click the file "BatchCreator4RTCW_ProjectUran.exe"

Next, follow the instuctions once the .exe file loads. Remember, you do not need this .exe file if you don't have or use Aidendemon's Widescreen Mod for Rtcw.

If you followed the instructions correctly, then you should have a batch file for Project Uran on your hard drive. Simply place the batch file inside the Project_Uran folder, and double click it. The first level of Project Uran, greenbrier3, should then launch without any problems.
More infos > rtcw.gamebanana.com

Source: moddb.com/ronboy | thx to ronboy via FB

 

PROJECT URAN + WIDESCREEN PATCH Version:1.0
Author ronboy Date 30.07.2014 Filesize 49,77 MB Download 962


RtCW SP Mission Pack Vendetta 1.25

Published in RtCW Maps

Return to Castle Wolfenstein Singleplayer Mission Pack Vendetta 1.25

This mission pack is an improved version of the Vendetta 1.1, with more levels.

Storyline: The Allied Intelligence Agency has learned that the German Armed Forces are developing a new air apparatus,
known as the  "Helicopter" combat prototype, which can destroy armored vehicles and infantry.

You are an agent of the resistance who has the task of locating and assassinating all important persons of the Third Reich involved in this top secret project. However, your mission becomes even more difficult as you strive to find as much evidence and documentation of the project as possible, before these deadly military prototypes take to the battlefield.

Installation Information and how to play: Unzip to your C:\Program Files\Return to Castle Wolfenstein folder.
Play using the shortcut called "Vendetta_v1_2" and when the main menu appears, click in play button and after choose your favorite skill.
If you have RTCW installed in another directory, you must to edit shortcut.

Source: wolffiles.de | rtcw.gamebanana.com | devilyoshik.com

VENDETTA Version:1.25
Author Yo$hik Date 24.01.2015 Filesize 389.52 MB Download 879



RtCW Singleplayer Mission Vendetta

Published in RtCW Misc

Yo$hik has now released his RtCW SP Mission, Vendetta. This excellent release contains new weapons, a new soundpack, new models, great graphics and much more. This is a "must have" for all Return to Castle Wolfenstein fans, old and new.

You do NOT need a copy of Return to Castle Wolfenstein in order to play Vendetta, it is a "stand alone" game with it's own installer, so download and enjoy this epic adventure.

(The Mission)

Allied Intelligence has learned that the German military are developing a revolutionary new aircraft, "Helicopter" combat prototypes, which can destroy armored vehicles and infantry. You are a resistance fighter who has the task of eliminating all important personnel of the Third Reich who are connected with this new project. Your mission becomes even more difficult and more important,  as you must also find real evidence and documentation of the project before these military prototypes are able to take to the battlefield.


 Yo$hik hat seine Return to Castle Wolfenstein SP-Mission Vendetta veröffentlicht. Diese ausgezeichnete RtCW SP-Mission enthält neue Waffen, ein neues Soundpack, neue Modelle, tolle Grafik und vieles mehr. Dies ist für alle alten und neuen RtCW-Fans ein "must have".

Der Clou dabei, du brauchst KEIN Return to Castle Wolfenstein, um Vendetta spielen!  es ist ein "Stand Alone-Spiel" mit eigenem Installer. Also einfach downloaden, installieren und epische Abenteuer erleben!

Yo$hik's website > devilyoshik

Source: wolffiles.de

VENDETTA Version:1.1
Author Yo$hik Date 05.12.2013 Filesize 845 MB Download 1004


Merry Christmas everyone!

Published in General News

 

 

 

 

 

Vasel Koleda!
Glædelig Jul!
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas!
Hyvää Joulua!
Joyeux Noël!
Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Buon Natale!
Sretan Bozic!
Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus!
God Jul!
Wesolych Swiat!
Boas Festas!
Craciun fericit!
Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva!
God Jul!
Vesele bozicne praznike!
Feliz Navidad!
Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce!
Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket!

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Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Remake Mod

Published in RtCW Mods

This new mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein is being created by GRECO and C.Z.R.. It's still in development, but excellent progress has been made already.

The Mod will include:
# New models (weapons, vehicles, peds etc.)
# New and better sounds
# New and more additions to the default maps
# New graphics options (bump map, parllax etc.)
# HD textures
# Gameplay improvements and much more

The RtCW Remake Mod Dev Team are currently looking for someone who knows how to make RTCW animations and edit maps with scripts. They are also looking for a coder/programmer. If you have such skills, or know someone who does and would be interested in joining the new project, then please contact the team via the links below.

RtCW Remake Mod on Facebook

Source: wolffiles.de | MOD-DB

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Vasel Koleda!
Glædelig Jul!
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas!
Hyvää Joulua!
Joyeux Noël!
Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Buon Natale!
Sretan Bozic!
Prieci'gus Ziemsve'tkus!
God Jul!
Wesolych Swiat!
Boas Festas!
Craciun fericit!
Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva!
God Jul!
Vesele bozicne praznike!
Feliz Navidad!
Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce!
Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket!

Wolfenstein4ever - ET4ever - RtCW4ever
your d3Xter

Happy 14th Birthday RtCW

Published in RtCW Misc

The first game ever where Splash Damage ever officially contributed by: Return to Castle Wolfenstein, is proud 14 years old. RtCW, developed by ID Software, published by Activision, was released to the North American market on November 19th, 2001.

Release date(s):
Microsoft Windows: NA - November 19, 2001 / EU: November 30, 2001
Linux: March 16, 2002
Mac: OS X April, 2002

Enjoy remaining RtCW time!

Return to Castle Wolfenstein WIKI

Das erste Spiel, wo SplashDamage jemals offiziell mit beitrug: Return to Castle Wolfenstein wird stolze 14 Jahre alt. RtCW wurde von ID Software entwickelt, herausgegeben von Activision und zuerst im nordamerikanischen Markt am 19. November 2001 freigegeben.

Veröffentlichungsdaten:
Microsoft Windows: NA - November 19, 2001 / EU: November 30, 2001
Linux: March 16, 2002
Mac: OS X April, 2002

Geniesse die verbleibende RtCW Zeit!

Return to Castle Wolfenstein WIKI

16th anniversary of RtCW

Published in RtCW Misc

Return to Castle Wolfenstein, is 16 years old. RtCW, developed by ID Software, published by Activision, was released to the North American market on November 19th, 2001.

Release date(s):
Microsoft Windows: NA - November 19, 2001 / EU: November 30, 2001
Linux: March 16, 2002
Mac: OS X April, 2002

Enjoy remaining RtCW time!

Return to Castle Wolfenstein WIKI

Movie in memory of the great time on the RtCW KT-Clan server

 

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