It took a long time… But the blog is once again online, on a shiny new server.
Don’t blame VS at all! ;-)
As many of you know, the development team is working hard on the multiplayer mode. In fact it’s available in nightlies since several months ago. So, now it’s time to play with other players around the world but what do you exactly need?
There’s an official list of active server with games and paksets avaliable. You just need to check the list and join a game or register a new server in case you want to create a new game. The list is updated quite often.
At the International Simutrans forum, there’s also a game servers board where you can announce your servers, with all details and you can also use the threads as changelogs, in case people has problems joining the game or with the status of the server. You can also use that forum to propose new competitions or hosting games with other paksets.
In case you want to join a game, you can follow this short tutorial. In case you want to set up a server, there’s another helpful tutorial. In brief, you need to download the nightly, register your server at the official servers list and the follow the instructions.
If you are unable to see the forum, you may have to wait for propagation (1-2 days). However, try the following:
1. restart browser
2. restart computer
3. If Windows, go to Start -> Run and type “ipconfig /flushdns” (no quotes) – it may fix
Many apologies for the stupid problems. I’ve posted a summary in Announcments on the forum.
The forum has been moved back to Isaac’s servers. This was done with only a couple of hours of downtime.
Technically, for now, you will notice that “simutrans.info” is the domain — all requests sent to forum.simutrans.com will be automatically forwarded to simutrans.info – this is what allows us to make the transfer seamless (with the exception of the necessary downtime to copy files and the database, but that was done at a time when activity on the forum was very minimal).
The remaining sites of Simutrans are still on their original servers.
Our sites hosted on simutrans.com and The International Simutrans Forum experienced a downtime today (Dec 5, 2009).
We had been down for 3 hours approximately and we are back now.
For more info, please read the announcements below.
Sorry for inconvenience.
I hope you enjoy the blog and stay tuned to the most interesting stuffs that the Simutrans Community has made.
Simutrans is a freeware and open-source transportation simulation game.