Any chance to increase maxusers?

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  1. transpetaflops

    transpetaflops New Member

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    Synergy server has been very popular since I joined :wink:

    I find it frequently filled in the evenings. Any chance to increase maxusers?
     
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    Synergy is a bit unstable. It has a lot of hacky scripts, apples, and waypoints.

    So more players = more crashes.
    That counts for every multiplayer game of course, but its exponentially greater for Synergy.
     
  3. Kotsende Kat

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    Besides the stability, more people means less work per player which results in walking through the level while other players do the work. This can be countered by increasing the difficulty level but that would fuck up the game when there are only a few players.
     
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    And more people also means more griefers I suppose... I've noticed an increasing number of people lately that intentionally block progress by luring away NPCs or occupying Alyx's car and not driving. Is there a way to make votekick work? And voteskill too for that matter. It wouldn't hurt to have a higher difficulty sometimes. :smile:
     
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    votekick should already work? you can also talk to one of the admins on Steam, we can kick someone from a control panel or the console without having to start the game.
     
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    It seems votekick works sometimes. Haven't figured out under what circumstances.

    Btw, server is really. really weird atm. Plasma balls and grenades don't do any damage. Barrels and loot boxes doesn't spawn. Half the physics seems gone. Map switch didn't resolve it. I noticed a new sound was added. I think it broke the server :wink:
     
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    Well, in all seriousness... the behaviour is what I would expect if the server ran out of memory. There's generally quite a lot of map crashes so maybe memory is a factor to monitor?
     
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    Synergy is very buggy in general. We already have scripts monitoring the server for crashes so they are automatically restarted if necessary. We are considering starting a second Synergy server which is an exact copy of the original one. Does that sound like a solution to the maxplayers problem?
     
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    That was a kind offer. It would be nice to have the Russians on a server of their own...
     

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