So the last pass of fsok was taking way to long for me. I contacted them again and they offered to move me to back to Server 11, which I accepted. Meant re-setting up my stuff, but I didn’t care. And so they moved me, I re-set it all up, it had it’s issues (uptime, stability, I don’t even remember what) up until sometime in December. However, because of those issues (which took aprox 1 month to sort out), I was given 1 month of hosting free. Big +1 to them for that, and as a result, I won’t hold it against them.
Enter a period of bliss. From somewhere in December (lets call it the 15th, because that is when my contract elsewhere ran out) till around April 20th, 2011, their services were working within spec for me. No crashes, no issues at all. Then, around the 2oth, boom, VPS hard down again. One look in the panel and you could tell that the server was offline. No problem, open a ticket, right. So I thought, until I tried to login. Nope, 0wrong username/password. So I tried to do a password reset – “account not found”? Maybe I used the wrong e-mail? Nope, because I have their e-mails to me in that mailbox. Weird. So I sent a e-mail but got no reply. So I called, also no answer. Finally, after 4 days, I resigned myself to that fact they must have gone out of business.
Here is a brief tutorial on how to set up automatic messages through punkbuster, known better as pb.
1) Edit the pbsv.cfg file and add to the very end “pb_sv_load normal.cfg” without quotes
2) Create a new file in the main folder (for CoD4) called normal.cfg
3) Edit the new file to read this: pb_sv_task 10 300 “say message 0” . Obviously replace “message 0” (but not say) with your own message. The “10” is the amount of time before it says it, if you want all your rule said one after each other set the first two to 10, the next two to 15, next two to 20 like so:
pb_sv_task 10 420 “say message 0”
pb_sv_task 10 420 “say message 1”
pb_sv_task 15 420 “say message 2”
pb_sv_task 15 420 “say message 3”
pb_sv_task 20 420 “say message 4”
420 is how long before it executes it again, I recommend 300 (which is 5 minutes), so it doesn’t look like excessive spam…
Last thing, if you want your messages to display in the same order you need to set that second number to the total time. Example: lets say the second message repeats every 420 seconds, and the third message you want to be repeated 5 seconds later, you would set the second number to 425, not 420 or it will go out of time.
Let me know if you have any questions!