It was a little unexpected but at the very last moment we were made aware of a datacentre move. Yep, that means for the last long 8 hours Festers Place was totally unavailable. All machines were turned off and physically moved from one location to another.
This should mean a better all round experience for all our visitors and fingers crossed we will be back to uninterrupted game playing.
If you experience any problems please let us know on out forums.
You may have noticed that there is a new menu option on the web site. No! Well check out Custom Maps. It's a nice shiny new place for community member maps to be logged and tallied.
Del has spent some time amending our resolution fix to allow for 32 players on the scorebaord. As you know the whole thing breaks whenever a major game update is realised and this is on of those time.
Download and extract to your Steam\steamapps\accountname\team fortress 2\tf\resource folder (Same as for the custom GameMenu) after extraction, there should be a ui folder with one file, ScoreBoard.res
"This evening we will be carrying out a number of infrastructure upgrades including updating our main router's hardware and adding an additional core switch.
The upgrades are scheduled for 3:30am and expected to take no longer than 40 mins. Due to the nature of the upgrades, connectivity will be unavailable during the maintenance period while the new hardware is fitted and configured."
As you know the server has been having difficulties since Friday 13th. We have seen several fatal crashes which has interrupted all services.
Thankfully, Killer Creations have been unwavering in their support and have kindly given us a new server box to host our services on.
All the TF2 and L4D servers have been transferred and all the forum and website stuff has been moved over to the new box. This should ensure a pain free gaming experience as well as a seamless continuation of forum access.
It has been unfortunately that a hardware issue has caused so much upheival but we have endured and come out the other side with everything intact.
Big thanks go out to Jase for all the transferring during the wee small hours, to Killer Creations for some fantastic out of hours support.
A huge thanks to all those who made us what we are from the guys with there tech skills to the friendly people who donate to the people who play regularly on the server
Festers place Thanks you all
The February website competition is now at a close. The votes are in and the overall winner is: Chairman Meow.
His winning screenshot has been posted up in our Website Background gallery as well as adorning our website :).
Well done Chairman Meow from all at Festers Place.
We have revised our map rotation list to add a little spice and hopefully change the time frame during a daily period. You can see our current rotation here.