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Archive for 2009

About that Server Status there…

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

So, you may have noticed the Server Status box to the left there (or maybe you will now), and you may have noticed that it seems to have sprung to life all of a sudden. You might even notice a Ship listed over there (most likely without anyone in it). Yes, the server is up and running sometimes, for some semi-private beta testing. I may look for some more testers that are able to play with PSO for the Dreamcast sometime soon, so feel free to comment on the article if you’d like to be informed when that happens (make sure to use a valid email address so that I have some way of getting in contact with you).

Just wanted to clear that up before anyone gets too confused about it.

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Some actual news!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

As of a few hours ago, the site, along with the server itself, are now hosted on FreeBSD, instead of Linux. Why, you may ask, would I switch from a working Linux setup to FreeBSD? The answer to that is simple: the bug that I’ve been chasing that has thus far prevented me from putting up a working Sylverant server does not affect FreeBSD.

No, that doesn’t mean that the server is up for the general public just yet. I still want to do a lot more testing than I’ve done to make sure there aren’t any nasty memory leaks or anything else like that, so that when it is up for the general public, you all don’t bring my server here to its knees within minutes.

In related news, I’ve actually had a little bit of time to work on the code for the Sylverant server, and I’ve fixed a few bugs in the subversion repository. Also, I’ve set up a mailing list for those that might be interested in knowing about any further code commits to the repository. That list can be accessed here.

Its been a bit of a long journey, but I think I can finally see some sort of clearing up ahead.

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An Update, sort of…

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I apologize for the lack of updates. Its been a busy month for me, as I start on my graduate studies in Computer Science. Life’s been playing tricks with my free time and making it disappear, and thus I’ve been a bit more silent than I would have liked to have been. I can’t guarantee when I’ll have the time to work more on Sylverant, but I just wanted to make sure everyone knew that I hadn’t abandoned the project.

Also, you might notice (if you click on any links on the site) that the site has a new address: http://sylverant.net. Its still hosted in the same place, but I decided to buy a domain name for it today.

That’s it for today, hopefully I’ll be able to find the time to work on stuff sometime soon.

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Happy 9/9/09

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Even though the day is almost over for me, I figured I’d at least post something…. 9/9/09 is 10 years to the day when the Dreamcast was released in the US. My original plan was to have Sylverant up and running for the occasion, but due to one really nasty bug, that’s not possible.

The source code is up for what I have now on the Google Code project, linked to above.

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Welcome to Sylverant!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Welcome to the home of the Sylverant PSO Server, both its code and the actual server that will be put up with it. Unfortunately, neither are quite ready for prime time just yet, but the website itself is. C’est la vie.

I’ve posted a bit of an interesting read about the history of the project from its inception to now on the About page. Hopefully that will clarify some misconceptions that people seem to have about my server (that I’m not sure where they came up with them), and its origins.

Sorry I don’t have more to show at the moment, stay tuned, more will be coming soon.

 
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