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The Shell Shock website will be back

Post by Dutchrai » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:05 am

I'm back from the asses, and working hard on the next version of Shell Shock. It's gonna be a total revamp. A screenshot of the work in progress will be posted soon.
Looking for some space to host it though, if anyone knows of a good server do let me know :D (able to serve 2000-3000 visitors per month, based on historic info)

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Post by Dutchrai » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:22 pm

Would have liked to show you a screenshot, but the forum attachments don't work yet. Never mind, you can at least see the new logo burning brightly in its full glory.

Content and sections for Shell Shock at the moment will be:

Map Factory
- dutchrai's maps
- collaborator project
Guides
- lord of the flags
- rookie moves
- veteran stuff
- tips and tricks
Others
- links

Of course, more is coming. Probably will add a system to TMF (The Map Factory... :lol-old: ) so that you guys can upload your own work as well.
Got more 'interactive' ideas, but the practical implementations of those will depend on the supported scripting technologies of the server, and I haven't found a host yet!

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Post by blast » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:55 pm

If you want a free web host, you might try Free-WebHosts and then do their "Power Search". You can specify what you need in a host, and it will filter the results. The problem with free hosts is that many of them die out.
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Post by Dutchrai » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:19 pm

Yeah, experienced the "free host die syndrom" before. Thanks for the link though, will check it out!

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Post by Saturos » Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:58 pm

How many traffic will your site need (per month)?

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Post by Burned Account -CNG- » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:48 pm

wow. i guess i shot stop trying to update mine then..

wish u woulda told me a week earlier woulda saved me alot of work..
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Post by Workaphobia » Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:53 pm

As a free host, I would recommend Lifeless People. You pay for the plan by posting in the server owner's forum. The bandwidth is pretty liberal by my standards, and it supports php and MySQL.
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Will this site contain articles submitted by many users, or just a couple of tutorials written by one person?
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Post by Dutchrai » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:45 am

Carnage:
One week ago I did not know I was going to relaunch Shell Shock. Are you the one doing http://shellshock.bakadigital.com/?
In any case, don't give up on your work, whatever you have! You may keep any content you have modified/updated from my old site, don't worry. We just take our own routes from there :wink:
The more BZ sites, the better...hehe. If your site is named "Shell Shock" though, it might be a good idea to go for a name change, if at all possible. Sorry about any trouble I am causing by re-launching Shell Shock. Contact me if you've got any questions, we surely can work things out.

Workaphobia: Thanks, checking it out. Articles...probably quite a few. Building them up myself at the moment, but if there are any people with good English and writing skills (and experienced in BZflag) I would be more than willing to add more articles. Later though, getting the basic site of the ground first.

Saturos: As for traffic, a bit. 2000-3000 visitors per month in 2003, easily making up for 500-1000MB of data transfer in that time frame. Data storage not much though, just 5-10MB or so, BZflag maps are so small... :wink:

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Post by trepan » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:05 am

haven't seen the aztec map, have ya? :D
(approx 23Mbytes ASCII, 1.4 MBytes binary)

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Post by SGI » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:50 am

woowwwwww, cool.
We have Dutchrai running again his website.
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Post by Dutchrai » Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:16 am

Lol trepan, yeah, some maps can be huge!

Glad to be back SGI, good to see some 'old' (read: familiar) faces around too... :twisted:

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Post by Gerbil » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:17 am

Hi Dutch! I have not been seeing you but great to have you back again oh web masterly tankish one.

Drop me an email sometime you mangy cur.
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Post by Dutchrai » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:47 am

Hey...oh most dangerous rodent of all...good to see you're still squeeking!
Thought you went the moment I came back :( Email is on the way!!

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Post by learner » Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:47 am

Heya Dutchrai! Glad to hear you are reviving Shell Shock. Probably the best BZ user website that has yet to exist. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

The main Bz website has also been undergoing an overhaul as well. The pace is very slow, though. If you could ever be inticed to migrate some of your efforts towards it, it'd be most welcomed.. :)

Regardless, it's great to hear that you are alive, back on the bz-scene, etc :)
Cheers!

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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:12 am

If I can spare the time, no ploblem :shock: Can always have a look!

Had some performance problems with my first prototype for Shell Shock too, had to go for a new design.

Good news: the site will be accessable soon for everyone
Bad news: er...

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Post by Saturos » Mon Dec 13, 2004 9:10 am

Dutchrai wrote: Saturos: As for traffic, a bit. 2000-3000 visitors per month in 2003, easily making up for 500-1000MB of data transfer in that time frame. Data storage not much though, just 5-10MB or so, BZflag maps are so small... :wink:
Okay, maybe I can give you good space. I pay for 200 MB with 7 GB traffic. I am currently hosting my own homepage www.saturos.de [under development] and www.bzflag.de [german bzflag site with >1500 visits per month and traffic around 2 GB]. So there would be enough space+traffic left for you. You can check the speed by visiting http://bzflag.saturos.de
The URL would be xyz.saturos.de (you should then forward your domain to that adress) and 20-30 MB data storage should be possible, too.

Interested?

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