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13 May 2007 @ 11:55 am
Tuesday night was the jolt TDM league night - so I was helping out adminning some of the games. It went OK, I'd been a bit nervous about it beforehand coz I don't play TDM & I wasn't really sure what was going to happen. But it was OK. Tho I did have a bit of a nightmare with the first game - they wanted to play on one of their own servers, which is fine, but then I had to download hundreds of maps :/ I'd checked earlier in the day that I had all the maps for the jolt servers, but obviously that didn't help. So we were late getting started (not all my fault though) and then they didn't have the second map on the server so we had to wait for that to be added - so the 2x20min games took an hour and a half :/ Still, was OK really. And the other game I adminned took the time it should take (partly the difference between div1 & div3 teams I think & partly coz I wasn't the only one concerned about finishing up promptly due to the late hour). Hopefully the demos I did didn't suck too much ;)

Other random things about the week - spent some time trying to sort out a problem two-face was having with ubuntu, despite never having used ubuntu. (Trying to install nvidia drivers, getting MD5sum errors on the CD, but I thought it was supposed to pull things from the net rather than off the CD anyway). Couldn't sort it out - but it's irrelevant now as he's gone back to windows (attention span of a gnat, that boy :P ).

Also spent a fair chunk of time typing up some of the information I've got about my family from the Scottish censuses - I'd written bits before in emails to Dad & Gordon (one of my uncles), but I was trying to pull it together somewhere slightly less temporary. I've not shown them yet - I want to add more data to it first.

The weekend has unfortunately not gone to plan - we were supposed to be going to London last night to see the Maxïmo Park gig. But J woke up at 3am the night before feeling very ill & spent most of the night throwing up :/ Some sort of stomach bug or food poisoning (tho we've mostly eaten the same food & I'm OK). When I got up at 10am we were still cautiously wondering if we would make it - but when noon rolled round & he was still feeling bad we decided we'd have to give it a miss :( He didn't make it out of bed till ~5pm & that was only to sit on the sofa for a couple of hours before going back to bed - there was no way we coulda made it to London let alone gone to a gig. He's feeling a lot better this morning, but still not eating much & taking it pretty easy.

So I spent the day playing computer games (I was too tired from being awake half the night to focus on much else) - a bit of civ4, a bit of guitar hero II and quite a lot of quake 4. And today may well end up the same way!
Current Mood: calmcalm
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on May 13th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
FWIW, I think ubuntu disables any repositories it can't see when it's installed, so if you don't have a network connection up during install, you have to go re-enable the network repositories (uncomment them in /etc/apt/sources.list).
Margaretpling on May 13th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
Ahha, I thought there might be something like that, but I'd no idea where to start looking. Thanks, if he does reinstall ubuntu & run into the same issue, I'll do that :)
Natalie Currie: Shadowrubymurray on May 26th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Is this some kind of Quake 4 thing that I can play on Tuesdays too?
Margaretpling on May 26th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Re: Oooh
Er, not really - you'd have to be in a clan that's entered into the Jolt Team Death Match league. This season's nearly over anyway (this coming Tuesday has the last matches).

If you're looking to play more Q4, I'm normally playing FFA on jolt's servers most evenings. Problem is that the servers I play on are patched up to the 1.4.1 beta, and we've left our server on 1.3 so you guys that play freezetag with us on Sundays don't have to upgrade till the new patch is out of beta. Jolt do have a 1.3 FFA server that's often busy (, but I'm unlikely to be playing on that one - there's instructions here for how to have both versions, but I dunno how well they work coz I have two different installs in two different OSes so I keep them at different patch levels.

May be more of a faff than it's worth, so you may wanna wait till 1.4 is out of beta & then I'll be playing on the same patch on Sundays & during the week :) And obviously you can play on the 1.3 servers anyway :)
Margaretpling on May 26th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
Re: Oooh
Oh, and I forgot to mention a couple of things.

You'll need a different Q4Max for 1.4.1 - it's 0.78b.

And one of the changes is that servers can set different max fps rates - and most q4max servers are set to 90fps which may look even more like a slideshow to you than the 60fps servers :/ (somehow one sees more fps drops when it's trying to get to a higher rate than the lower rate, dunno quite why).