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Been gaming since I was five when I bought my own NES


I'm also on my 3rd custom built PC specs as follows....
Athlon 4800+
Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe w/Wireless
2gigs of DDR2 - 800
Geforce 7950 GX2 1gig DDR3
600 gig RAID 0 Array
2x120g EIDE HDD
150g External Drive (makes nearly 1000gigs total)

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Most Recent Games Played:
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FFXII Revenant Wings
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Ace Attorney: Justice for All
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CaffeinePowered
11:35 AM on 10.07.2008



New game type tonight, ktf, short for King of The Flag, which is basically a game of keep-away, grab the flag and run. The maps are similar in size to arena maps and so far there's about 4 ktf maps out there. The person who made the game mode wanted me to convert arena_starship, so I figured we'd try it tonight to see if there might be any odd gameplay quirks that would make me need to change something on starship to fit.

Arena_Wildwest - Showdown at high noon

ktf_chemistry_v1 - New game type, grab the center flag and hold it

ctf_stowaway_b5c - A bit rough around the edges, but I hope it plays well

cp_oilfield - Looks fairly well made, I just hope its optimized properly

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


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2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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CaffeinePowered
11:36 AM on 09.30.2008

(photo-uploader seems to be bugged :( )

FPS Banana's servers seem to be down so I'm pulling all the maps from TF2Maps.net for this week. There's a new version of Avanti that I'd like to give another go, as well as a cool space themed CTF map and another custom payload map.

ctf_spacebase_b1a - CTF on a space station, seems this one makes the space theme actually work fairly well

cp_shabbytown_b2 - very good looking cp map, screenshots remind me a bit of dustbowl

pl_heywood_beta4 - looks really nice, but then again, so did the payload map we did last week

avante_b1 - We tried one port a while ago, that mostly crashes out, this one looks more optimized for TF2 play

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


Time: 8pm Central
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 No Crits
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210
Password: N/A

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**










Not sure on attendance this week as those of you of voting age in the US might be watching the debate. Personally, I just want to see the VP one to watch Palin make Miss Teen South Carolina look like a Rhodes Scholar.

Politics aside, one new map for tonight that was actually released today, cp_observatory. Its a gravelpit style map and looks fairly well done.

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


Time: 8pm Central
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 No Crits
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210
Password: N/A

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Finally got my new card installed yesterday and TF2 plays smoother than ever. Just three maps this week, things seem to have been going a bit more slowly on the new release front and even less so on the quality portion. All three maps this week look pretty good and I look forward to playing with all of you for like the first time in almost a month.

ctf_backwards_b1 - Push style CTF, much like epicenter, and I think TF2 really needs more of these

pl_cranetop_b3 - Finally a good looking and reasonably sized PL map

tc_atlantic_v1 - Final version of Atlantic, not as good looking as something like meridian, but hopefully it will play just as well

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


Time: 8pm Central
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 No Crits
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210
Password: N/A

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Still won't be around as I'm still waiting on the replacement card Asus is so graciously giving me for free since my old one burned out almost two weeks ago. However, Exanimo has an alpha ready of the map he has been working on, ctf_godspeed, so lets give it a go and see how it plays.

ctf_godspeed_a1 - by Exanimo, screenshots look nice, despite being dev textures. Hopefully it will turn out good.

ctf_bankjob_b2 - looks very pretty, is also a fairly large download due to custom models, reviews state that it plays well

cp_arena_trains_b2 - for some reason I just like any map with trains in them (ref: freightyard)

cp_monkey_b3 - port of a tfc map, however unlike its counterpart, its cp instead of CTF, I think it looks fairly nice and think it might play well in a TF2 environment.

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


Time: 8pm Central
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 No Crits
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210
Password: N/A

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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Since Spore got leaked I'm sure a fair number of people are going to be playing it early. Just one new map for tonight and I'm going to experiment with executable configs to start FNF and for a highlander game mode.

arena_watchtower_b3 - Custom alpine arena map that makes lumberyard look ugly

--Usual Copy Pasta--

Map Pack 5: you can direct download here, or torrent here.

Again, if you would like to get placed on the reserved slot list for dtoid readers, please POST YOUR STEAMID HERE. Your reserved slot is a privilege, not a right, and asshattery will get it revoked.


Time: 8pm Central
Server: brbuninstalling.com #1 [FastDL|Customs|HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 8.12.20.112:27015
Password: littlecart

Spill-Over Server:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #2 No Crits
IP: 18.243.2.105:27015
Password: N/A

Spill-Over-Over:
Server: brbuninstalling.com #3 European Server [HLStatsX|Voting]
IP: 217.115.196.210
Password: N/A

Spillover Instructions:

1) Join the overflow server

2) Open the server browser menu, double click on server #1 and click 'auto-retry' and then click 'join as soon as a slot is available'.

3) Hit Esc to close the menus, this will allow you to continue to play TF2 while you wait for a slot to open.

**Your reserve slot will work on all three servers**
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