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New Year, New Fast Download Server

Discussion in News started by Brian, Jan 5, 2019

  1. Jun 4, 2006
    For the past year or so, our fast download server has sometimes been known as more of a slow download server. This is the server that you download all the game materials, models, maps, etc. from, and without one it would be painfully slow to join and download anything.

    The old server was fine when only a few players were downloading from it, but it only had a 250 Mbps connection which could easily get saturated if a lot of players were trying to download at once. We decided to address this by moving to a new server with a much faster network - 10,000 Mbps.

    The info-graphic below shows what this mostly means for players. This will result in faster join times which should help the server population, and quicker downloads on everything (especially when testing new maps).

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    • Aug 6, 2016
      Pretty snazzy. Highly appreciate the upgrade.
    • Feb 21, 2007
      ur so sexy b
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      • Mar 29, 2015
        Does this mean we can now have bigger better skins, ect ect?
      • Jun 4, 2006
        That would negate the join time improvements so we're still going to aim for smaller sized skins. We could maybe add another, or swap some old ones out (whatever's least popular). Temporary holiday skins are a possibility too.
      • Apr 26, 2015

        Sexy Skin Saturdays every 1st Saturday of the month?
      • Dec 17, 2007
        I like it
      • Apr 3, 2011
        Hey there, which server are we talking about? Is this still for CSS ZM/ZE?
      • Jun 4, 2006
        This applies to all servers. They're currently on the old fastdl server right now though while the new one undergoes some maintenance.
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        • Jul 13, 2011

          who doesn't own a ssd these days brother brian
        • Feb 27, 2012
          This has to do with download speeds and times, not speed of a users hard drive.
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