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by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Will GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down affect Descent 3?
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

Re: Will GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down affect Descent 3?

Author of DescentValhalla.com here. Great question! Since they closed PlanetDescent years ago, I figured they'd eventually close the master game tracker as well. So I developed DescentValhalla.com as a D3 tracker. We do not depend on the old GS Tracker. It's especially easy if server ops use Thomas'...
by LvlSevenBoss
Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Is It Over?
Replies: 36
Views: 6726

Re: Is It Over?

It's funny you posted this thread. I was wondering the same thing for the past few months. For D3, if it's not already over, it will be soon. For a few major reasons: 1. It's old. Damn old. 2. Windows XP support ends in less 8 months. For me, I have not been able to get my config the way I like it i...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sun May 12, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: How do I play in 2013
Replies: 60
Views: 10983

Re: How do I play in 2013

Pros in highly competitive games use equipment they've used for 5 or sometimes 10+ years. They use what they're most comfortable with. There's nothing wrong with ball mice as long as you maintain them. People are going back to old school mechanical keyboards because they are higher quality and provi...
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Demo Trading Block Reborn
Replies: 60
Views: 29261

Re: Demo Trading Block Reborn

I'm willing to post them to DescentValhalla.com and its YouTube account for longevity. PM me and I'll set up an FTP for you to upload to.

- Ryujin
by LvlSevenBoss
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: laptop brand opinions??
Replies: 22
Views: 2260

Re: laptop brand opinions??

I'm a fan of my Lenovo. They are pretty tough and reliable. As with others, it did come with a lot of bloat so I recommend a clean install if you can get a disc. I think my next purchase will be a tablet hybrid of some sort. Lenovo's got some potential in this space.
by LvlSevenBoss
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: 1on1 Tournament Signup
Replies: 10
Views: 3765

Re: 1on1 Tournament Signup

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by LvlSevenBoss
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Core and Polaris
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

Re: Core and Polaris

One other question, in multi-level levels (like Fury), is there a server configuration command so it only cycles on one level? You can. It's recommended to host games with the D3 Server Tool. Using this tool, you can change "Loop On" to repeat the same level in a set. See this page for more info: h...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Servers and Server OP's
Topic: Is descent.cx down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1949

Re: Is descent.cx down?

That sucks. I hope it comes back up. It's good to have options in the community.
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent Gets some Luv on Gamespy
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Descent Gets some Luv on Gamespy

I love that the game is still making it into articles 17 years later.
by LvlSevenBoss
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Need Tactical Assistance
Replies: 27
Views: 6307

Re: Need Tactical Assistance

There's also some excellent stuff regarding chording, controllers, styles, etc. written by Descent badasses including Birdseye, Darktalyn, wavetrades, Genghis, etc. out on DescentValhalla.
Go, read, absorb, win.
by LvlSevenBoss
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!

Great!

SilverWolf, if you could register and fill out the contact form with your interest, we can make it official!
by LvlSevenBoss
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!

Great stuff, TE. Only 3 left to go!
by LvlSevenBoss
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Bring Back D3 Valhalla Servers!

No takers after one week. Not tempting enough, I guess. :-)
by LvlSevenBoss
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The SSD megathread.
Replies: 27
Views: 7034

Re: The SSD megathread.

Yup, I already have other backups in addition. My main goal with mirroring is simply to avoid losing hours of work to an unexpected single HDD failure. I was merely asking about the performance of SSD with mirroring, perhaps as it compares to mirroring on mechanical. That is, my setup going from mir...
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The SSD megathread.
Replies: 27
Views: 7034

Re: The SSD megathread.

I bought them because they were the most inexpensive way to get performance at the time. I bought the first one years back when SSD's were bleeding edge and far too expensive. Very recently, as I grew to care more about redundancy and not losing ANY work, I bought a new one to compliment the old one...
by LvlSevenBoss
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The SSD megathread.
Replies: 27
Views: 7034

Re: The SSD megathread.

Amazing post, Krom. For my personal computer, I spend probably 20-30 hours a week coding and/or browsing the web. If you can further explain the following sentence, you will likely have persuaded me to invest in SSD even though I just bought a 150 GB Raptor to compliment my existing Raptor for RAID1...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: New computer time :o
Replies: 16
Views: 1243

Re: New computer time :o

I concur on the memory. Crucial is solid and has been my go-to for years.
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread

I liked the idea of RAID1 since I am always working on files throughout the day that I'd hate to lose. RAID1 offers me the ability to always remain online and not lose productivity (assuming I'm not the idiot who deleted the file). Yes, I could run daily backups but I'd lose a day of work running on...
by LvlSevenBoss
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread

Wow, those #'s are quite impressive - so long as they don't break down on you fast. You mentioned RAID1 being worse for performance but to me it seemed logical since I would rarely if ever have to worry about formatting my computer if my HDD dies on me and I don't have funds to do a higher level RAI...
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Descent 1 wallpapers 1920x1080
Replies: 18
Views: 6731

Re: Descent 1 wallpapers 1920x1080

Done! Others are welcome to submit their Descent wallpapers as well.
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Descent 1 wallpapers 1920x1080
Replies: 18
Views: 6731

Re: Descent 1 wallpapers 1920x1080

These are really good! Could I post them on to DescentValhalla?
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: The 2012 Post your PC's and Workstations Thread

Wow, they sure have dropped. I currently have mirrored 10K RPM 150 GB WD Raptors. I wonder how much better these guys would work for me? I could use more space though so perhaps I should wait till one or both of mine bomb and the price continues to drop.
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Windows 7 + VIRUS SCANNER = Crap
Replies: 74
Views: 4824

Re: Windows 7 is a piece of crap

One question for anyone, after the update before this one (last month), all 3 of my Windows 7 computers showed a weird message during boot on the day AFTER the update. On the Windows splash screen, it said something along the lines that it was doing something called Registry Operation 44 . Any idea...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness

Hi Pumo,

You're welcome to submit your file to the site by going to http://www.descentvalhalla.com/submit_file.aspx.

Have a great weekend!
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Descent Stuff on Interplay site
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Descent Stuff on Interplay site

And not to burst anyone's bubble, but that stuff has been there for months now, maybe much longer. Anyway, if you want working links, try Descent Valhalla . ;-)
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Fast and Furious - Wolfie's Tea Room
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Re: Fast and Furious - Wolfie's Tea Room

Great stuff Wolfie! When are you guys playing these?
by LvlSevenBoss
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Low Power File Server
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Re: Low Power File Server

Wow, that's some really good feedback! Sorry I got you guys off track with my bad wording regarding the 10K drives. That was for my main desktop. I'd be sticking larger 1-3 TB 5400 RPM drives in this potential machine. Speaking of that, I am seeing some not so nice reviews on these Western Digital C...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Low Power File Server
Replies: 10
Views: 1156

Low Power File Server

So I'm tired of running out of space on my primary machine (which is currently acting as a server but it's in sleep mode all the time to save power). I could upgrade the RAID 1 HDD's in there from 150 GB 10K HDD's to larger, but I like fast drives in there and I'd like to have highly available centr...
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness

Am I too late? You're probably already getting hammered for 2012.
by LvlSevenBoss
Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: DescentValhalla.com + Rebirth = Greatness

flip wrote:Ryujin is my D1 bitch :)
Man, how'd this one get by me!? flip, I challenge you to a 1v1 right now! :twisted:
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Small rant - level related
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Small rant - level related

FYI, a while back I put all the missions I collected at the now defunct d3 community website up at DescentValhalla.com. D1, D2, and D3 missions are now searchable by name and author.
by LvlSevenBoss
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: D1 and D2 Missions Database Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 345

D1 and D2 Missions Database Upgrade

FYI, no longer do you have to download large mission packs for D1 and D2 to get the one mission you're looking for. I just upgraded the D1 and D2 missions to be searchable and sortable!
by LvlSevenBoss
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions

In short term, I only have plans to shut down Valhalla II game server and SOD which runs $35 a month unless we get a few subscribers at $5 / month. Thanks.
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions

Thanks Foil!

We have one potential subscriber so far. Unfortunately will be shutting down the game servers permanently on 9/19 if not enough subscribers. Get the word out and Subscribe today.
by LvlSevenBoss
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

DescentValhalla.com Subscriptions

I just wanted to let everyone know DV is offering a new donation subscription method to help pay for the costs of the Valhalla web and game servers. As a subscriber, you will get access to the newly released SOD. Please consider signing up to keep the servers online. http://blog.descentvalhalla.com/...
by LvlSevenBoss
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Eagle
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Eagle

I saw that name too but he did not respond to "Are you the artist/modeler, Eagle?" so I don't think so.
by LvlSevenBoss
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Eagle
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Eagle

I was hoping someone had updated contact info they could PM me for Eagle, an artist/modeler here on the DBB. I tried to PM him but haven't heard back so I assume it's a bad email address. He hasn't been around here since 2008. The webpage in his profile is also not working. I have a question to ask ...
by LvlSevenBoss
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Ryu & DT in the Modern Era : Best D3 Tandem of All Time?
Replies: 320
Views: 39895

Re: Ryu & DT in the Modern Era : Best D3 Tandem of All Time?

Alright, I've lost count of our win streak... 17, 18?

LEON and IsAB, are you up for a match? DT hasn't played in 4+ months! That's unacceptable.