Yearly Archive: 2003

Earthquake Current Hardware

I replaced the 60gb IDE Drive with a 10,000 rpm Quantum Atlas 10k II Ultra-160 SCSI drive to boost performance. The drive is a bit noisier, but the seek times and I/O on the thing more than make up for it.

I think the 60gb IDE drive will go into Locust, replacing the 15gb drive, which will go into a test box running FreeBSD. Details to follow (someday).

Current Hardware:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+
Asus A7v266-E Motherboard

a7v266e

ATI RADEON 8500LE 64mb video card
768MB Crucial PC2100 DDR RAM (1x 256 1x 512)
SoundBlaster Live! value sound card
Adaptec AHA-19160 SCSI Controller
2x Quantum Atlas 10000RPM 18GB Ultra-160 SCSI hard drives
Quantum Atlas 10k II Ultra-160 SCSI Hard Drive
56x IDE CD-ROM
Artec WRA-WA48 CD-RW
1.44″ Floppy drive
MIDIman/M-Audio Delta-44 PCI Analog Recording Interface
Custom Pine Full Tower Case
Zalman Copper Cooler HSF
Enermax 365w PSU
HP SureStore 12/24GB SCSI Tape Backup

Locust current hardware

Specs/Stats:

Custom built laminated pine wood case
Antec 300w PSU
ASUS A7v266 Motherboard
a7v266

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Heatsink (with 92mm fan)
256MB Generic PC2100 DDR RAM
Creative SoundBlaster PCI 16 sound card
Adaptec AHA2940U2 SCSI Controller
Intel PRO/100B NIC
56x Artec CD-ROM
ASUS 64mb v8200 GeForce3
IBM DDRS-39130D SCSI Drive 9GB 7200rpm ULTRA2-LVD
Seagate ST34502LW SCSI Drive 4.5gb 10k RPM
Western Digital WD200 20GB EIDE Hard Drive
2x 120mm Global Win fans (87 cfm)

Locust gets more storage space

With the release of Steam from Valve software, a 9gb drive just wasn’t enough for OS files, plus a gangload of game files for Quake ][, Quake ]I[, the various Half-Lives, Unreal Tournament 2003, Medal of Honor – Allied Assault and Army Ops. So I plopped in a 20GB IDE drive I had around, using the same technique I used for adding another drive to Earthquake.

The guts of Locust now look like this:

 

September Devastation Monthly Summary

I only hosted one Thursday frag this month, and the showings suffer for it, but stuff in real life has sort of taken precedence over gaming, ya know?

Player Devs Des Grunts Frags Frags Frags Maps
Name Score Killed Killed Killed with Dev with Des with Grunt Played
BeerBuzz 141 12 0 100 85 0 56 4
RememberMe 127 14 0 67 63 1 63 12
Agrikk 116 9 0 78 73 0 43 7
Imma Slutt 72 10 0 33 28 0 44 5
Blade 59 8 0 23 25 0 34 7
asthier 9 1 0 9 4 0 5 2
honz 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1

 

 

Map Devs Des Grunts Frags Frags Frags
Averages Score Killed Killed Killed with Dev with Des with Grunt
BeerBuzz 35 3 0 25 21 0 14
Agrikk 17 1 0 11 10 0 6
Imma Slutt 14 2 0 7 6 0 9
RememberMe 11 1 0 6 5 0 5
Blade 8 1 0 3 4 0 5
asthier 5 1 0 5 2 0 3
honz 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

More Storage for Earthquake

I’ve been running out of room on Earthquake, so I decided to plop in a 60gb ATA hard drive to act as storage. The SCSI drives will now be for production stuff, and the ATA drive will hold my games, MP3s and video clips. Here’s some details of how it went:

 

Here’s what the case guts looked like before the project.

 

A close up of the two U-160 10k rpm SCSI drives nestled up next to the exhaust fan.

 

 

The drive bracket removed.

 

 

The drive bracket with the extenders. These were wood joist straps purchased at Home Depot and cut to size.

 

 

The three drives mounted in the bracket. Getting to be quite a tall stack…

 

The three drives nestled in the case and cabled up.

 

 

Earthquake now. Not much difference, but 58gb (formatted) more storage space. Bring on the pr0n!

 

 

 

 

 

New Map List

I’ve been fragging on the ztn2dm for far too long, so I decided to change things up on Plague with a new map list. Pick it up here. The list of maps is:

bsol.bsp
card2dm1.bsp
dld.bsp
fragtwn8.bsp
grdm1.bsp
grngaunt.bsp
ikdm9.bsp
jamemait.bsp
nedhyst.bsp
tltf.bsp
trdm04a.bsp
q2dm1.bsp

This collection includes some maps for eye-candy, others for perceived playability and others because they just seemed cool.

September 5, 2003 – Thursday Night Frag results

So I was doing just fine last night, in a grove and holding my own when an earthquake hits, screwing with my game. I had to leave after only a few maps due to circumstances beyond my control. Peeps played without me, though, fragging for about two and a half hours. With no Ent, BeerBuzz showed up to take the win:

Player Devs Des Grunts Frags Frags Frags Maps
Name Score Killed Killed Killed with Dev with Des with Grunt Played
BeerBuzz 141 12 0 100 85 0 56 6
RememberMe 122 14 0 62 59 0 63 12
Agrikk 116 9 0 78 73 0 43 8
Imma Slutt 67 10 0 34 24 0 43 8
Blade 59 8 0 23 25 0 34 9
honz 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

 

Map Devs Des Grunts Frags Frags Frags
Averages Score Killed Killed Killed with Dev with Des with Grunt
BeerBuzz 24 2 0 17 14 0 9
Agrikk 15 1 0 10 9 0 5
RememberMe 10 1 0 5 5 0 5
Imma Slutt 8 1 0 4 3 0 5
Blade 7 1 0 3 3 0 4
honz 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

August 14, 2003 – Devastation frag results

Tonight’s Fragfest went almost two hours, with more peeps showing up then last week. A Snowball effect perhaps? Here are the results:

Player
Name

Score
Devs Killed Des
Killed
Grunts Killed Frags as Dev Frags with Des Frags as
Grunt
Maps
Played
Ent 198 14 2 132 135 3 60 7
Bang 139 19 1 65 62 10 67 4
section8 122 15 0 66 61 6 55 4
Agrikk 117 10 0 78 77 5 35 6
Crash 95 9 1 53 50 0 45 4
RememberMe 79 11 2 40 36 8 35 8
Mugsy 35 5 0 16 16 4 15 1
mugsy7777 16 2 1 6 8 0 8 1
asshoe 8 2 0 4 4 0 4 5
Player 7 1 0 2 2 0 5 1

 

Per Map Averages: Score Devs Killed Des Killed Grunts Killed Frags as Dev Frags with Des Frags as Grunt
Mugsy 35.0 5.0 0.0 16.0 16.0 4.0 15.0
Bang 34.8 4.8 0.3 16.3 15.5 2.5 16.8
section8 30.5 3.8 0.0 16.5 15.3 1.5 13.8
Ent 28.3 2.0 0.3 18.9 19.3 0.4 8.6
Crash 23.8 2.3 0.3 13.3 12.5 0.0 11.3
Agrikk 19.5 1.7 0.0 13.0 12.8 0.8 5.8
mugsy7777 16.0 2.0 1.0 6.0 8.0 0.0 8.0
RememberMe 9.9 1.4 0.3 5.0 4.5 1.0 4.4
Player 7.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 5.0
asshoe 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.8 0.0 0.8