Jamie

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  1. Jamie

    I see you

  2. Sorry about this, it will not be coming back online: https://jrnetwork.net/news/gservers/arkse/goodbye-and-good-riddance-ark-r631/
  3. Due to many issues with the ARK server software, server usage and the constant hand holding ARK requires I am sad to announce we have discontinued ARK for other future projects. As a team we want to provide you good gaming servers that run correctly without us having to intervene and fix things all the time. We run linux servers and ARK's server does not work well with linux and it won't ever due to the way Wildcard is. I'm sorry that we have to close ARK like this but it's not worth the amount of money we are putting in for hosting the servers. Expect different servers to take over ARK!
  4. Due to continued issues with ARK and multiple servers we are removing two of the ARK servers and we will only be managing one from now on. This has been a long drawn out decision but due to ARK been ever so heavy on our system resources when not in use it's not worth keeping them all going. Valguero will continue to operate / update / receive support but effective immediately we are shutting down the other two servers. Just a note to people who want to run ARK servers. Don't they are a pain in the arse and totally not worth it. We hope you understand that this decision is to bring newer servers to JR instead of just keeping a broken server cluster bogging us down.
  5. If they are not compatible with spigot they will not work on multiplayer 90% of the mods were not multiplayer variants
  6. A lot if not all of these mods are client side only or forge plugins which are not compatible with our servers. You need to look at plugins that are spigot compatible for us to install. You can find these on spigotmc.com Changing to forge is basically building an entire new server.
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    JR's TF2 server (Casual) Will get an EXP boost for all users playing on it by 50% and a JR Cash boost by 50 % also for the day of the event. Get to the top of the player ranks by joining us tomorrow! For more info on JR Cash and EXP check out:
  8. How is your situation going now? Feeling more comfortable?
  9. It's great to have you on the team @N3RV3. If people are not aware @N3RV3 is in charge in creating events with the community whether its group meet ups or events with rewards. I dont have any time to do this so it will be good for us to have a dedicated person. I'm glad to have selected @N3RV3 for this, expect brilliant things. I'm up for any events that you the community want and I'll be sure to join in on everything that I can, when I'm not working.
  10. I have now readded the configs and the servers should now be coming up as normal now, I have reverted the map backup on the servers and they should now have everything working again.
  11. Hey man how are you ?

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    2. Jamie

      Jamie

      You got in again? Great :D

    3. bantheif

      bantheif

      oh no that was before the errors started happening

    4. Jamie

      Jamie

      I see you are in now enjoy :)

  12. I have updated the script to resolve an issue with dates. Tested recovery in live environment, everything is working correctly.
  13. Do you have a Linux ARK server that after updating mods it wipes the map ? Do you need a reliable backup solution? Don't delay, use JR's backup solution today! STOP, BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO READ ENSURE YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A DEDICATED / VPS SERVER. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THESE MEAN / ARE THEN TURN AWAY AND DONT ATTEMPT INSTALL. No but seriously... ARK can be crap in the way it updates mods which can cause at times map wipes. This has gotten to the stage where I'm so pissed off I was very close to close down all ARK servers and say fuck this. ARK at random times on linux decides to randomly wipe the map without any trace / logs of the issue. I have found it seems to be any time a mod update goes through. 7x's out of 10 this can cause a wipe and there is no fix... Apart from the recovery script I have just created which we are currently using on JR to ensure things are backed up. I'm publishing this so other ARK server owners can have a reliable backup / archive and recovery method. I have tested this on a production environment and all is working smoothly, your experience may differ. PLEASE ENSURE YOU TEST! This script does the following: Creates backups of maps (dependent on cron job time of recovery.sh script) Auto deletion of backups after reaching certain amount Creates a separate archive of maps (use the dailycleanarchive.sh script as a daily cron job to ensure this archive doesn't get too big) Recovers to the latest backup if the script detects that your servers map file has dropped below the filesize of your latest backup - the tolerance. Uses a tolerance variable to ensure that a backup doesn't auto recover if the map file gets smaller due to culling of dinos / removal of structures. Kills your server to reinstall the map. To install: Ensure you are using a linux host and that you have full root access Download the rar file in this post, extract it to a folder on your server. Ensure you chmod +x both files. for example chmod +x recovery.sh Edit the following variables to match your server: #ARK Recovery DIR arkrecover="/srv/daemon-data/ARKRecovery" #SERVER REF - USED FOR SVR DIR (NAME OF SERVER FOLDER GENERALLY) svrref="da4aaa1b-0ce9-46d2-bd60-5f599cc089ae" #SERVER MAP DIRECTORY svrdir="/srv/daemon-data/$svrref/ShooterGame/Saved/SavedArks" #Map filename for backup file="Valguero_P.ark" #Name of backup - will auto add y/m/d and time backupname="Valguero" #Amount of File backups in days to store at one time backupamount=10 logname="da4aaa1b.txt" #Add fault tolerance as variance may be produced due to normal ARK saving / culling of dinos #THIS IS CALCULATED IN BYTES. 15024000 = Slightly more than 15 mb. IF YOU HAVE A SMALLER MAP THIS MAY NEED TO BE EDITED TO ENSURE CORRECT RECOVERY. #ENSURE TOLERANCE IS SET TO LESS THAN ACTUAL MAP SIZE OTHERWISE THIS COULD CAUSE A RECOVERY. tolerance=15024000 Ensure that you set the script to kill your server before map restoration, currently the script uses a docker kill command. If you don't use docker you will need to kill your server via killing the process or using a more graceful method by removing the docker kill command in the script. This is on line 83 Add a start line after line 88. Please note that this isn't required for my servers as if our servers get killed they will auto start pretty rapidly. If you use pterodactyl for ark, this will not need to be added. Create a cron job that will run recovery.sh every 5 - 10 minutes. This ensures that the file is been checked and that it is auto backing up, if it detects the main map file has gone below the threshold (backup filesize - tolerance) the system will auto recover the map file Create a cron job that will run dailycleanarchive.sh every day at a suitable time. This file ensures your archive is cleaned up every day and you also have 7 days (configurable) of backups. Please note if you change the ARKRecover directory, you will also have to update the arkrecover directory in the dailycleanarchive.sh otherwise it will not auto clean. If you do need help integrating this script please post below I have no problem to help users. But please note I will not be helping users that do not have a dedicated or VPS server running ARK, this is a script that will not work for you. I or JR will not be responsible in anyway for loosing ARK maps / incorrect recovery, especially due to misconfiguration. This is a script that we use at JR and it works. We can not be held responsible if it doesn't work, it is in your own interest to test the script before using on a production environment. If this script has helped you please donate to JR / me to ensure the continued updating of this script. https://donate.jrnetwork.net Latest_Recovery.rar
  14. On top of the mods we have also installed: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135049053
  15. These mods were implemented in this update:
  16. We heard, we listened to all the comments about our recent ARK update, it was great to play ARK with you and I'll be on for an hour or so after this post. We have changed the following with our ARK servers: Added ARK Map Recovery script. Due to the way ARK updates mods, some times it resets the map, this has been a known bug for ages with ARK. We are mitigating this bug by checking if the map has reset every 5 minutes. If a map reset occurs our automated system with recover the map with the previous map. IF you see our ARK map reset, give it 5 minutes and log back in, it should be back to where you left off. Added save script ARK has a habit of not saving enough. We have added a script that forces ARK to save every 5 minutes to ensure we don't loose anything Added additional mods https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1783308979 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1231538641 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1260983937 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404697612 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135049053 We hope this adds to your experience and we hope you enjoy the changes. We will be looking at all your suggestions. If you have any please post them at https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/
  17. These will be installed at some point today after I resolve issues and work on our ARK recovery script. Might be later this evening but it will be done.
  18. We are making some major changes to our ARK servers, please understand what we have done is for the best of our servers and to bring new users in to JR. The Island has now changed to Valguero Structures Plus has been removed as 90% of the functionality is now in Vanilla ARK Because of the change with Structures Plus the maps have auto reset, we can not do anything about this Structures Plus was the cause of map resets from what we can see so we have removed it to ensure that this doesn't happen again A script has been handcoded by myself to Auto recover if the map resets due to the mod updater (generally again caused be S+) this will be in place and will monitor our map files to ensure nothing will be lost. We have increased difficulty on all servers The following mods are now installed on all servers: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730142272 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=870709781 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821530042 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754885087 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793605978 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751991809 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1184731864 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916807417 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711047840 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=736236773 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895711211 We understand that some of these changes will upset really old players but we need to bring activity back to our ARK servers and we are working hard at this. We are now advertising on sites to bring more users to JR and hopefully with all the changes we have just made it'll create a fun environment back to JR. We will be actively playing and monitoring servers. If you have other suggestions please go to https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/ Any issues please post them at https://arkhub.jrnetwork.net or at #gameserverhelp in our discord channel https://discord.jrnetwork.net
  19. Conan has been growing and attracting new players, which we are very happy about. A couple of things have come up and we need to outline a few rules about the server. Just a note in relation to the server game type, we are making the server PVE. We did have PVE Conflict but we have agreed for the mean time to make it just PVE. In the future when the server grows we might have conflict days where we fight against each other as a community. Have you played on our server yet? If not join us here: https://servers.jrnetwork.net/ All rules / guidelines specific to Conan will be located here and will be available soon: https://jrnetwork.net/help/serverwiki/conan-exiles/ Please note all JR rules apply to every service we run, you can find these rules here: https://jrnetwork.net/guidelines
  20. Okay, so I've noticed an issue / well not so much of an issue but an interesting bug none the less. Before you state anything below please note the only subscription I have is xbox live gold nothing else. I have attached proof below, meaning this isn't game pass related. I have also never ever signed up for gamepass: The issue at hand is I can open some xbox games without having the disc in the console. Currently I can open without the disc: Halo MCC Halo 5 Forza Horizon 4 (I have never bought this game) Game sharing? No this is not the case as I have ensure I have logged out of my families xbox that my brothers use. (They don't have halo mcc or halo 5.) Yesterday I noticed that I was playing halo 5 while the mcc disk was in the drive and then realized both games were able to be opened and played fully without game quits without the disk in the drive (I've never got a digital copy of either game). As you can see by this picture: I'm in a halo lobby without either game put in and I do not have a second copy of the games. I am a halo insider which could explain Halo MCC and Halo 5 but not Forza Horizon 4. I'm sharing this looking for people to see if they can open the same without the disc in the tray. I have tried other games but they give me 2 different errors. Either Do you own this game or app? Or the other been Insert the game disc We need that to read the licence if the disc is already in check to see if its damaged or scratched. On the do you own this game or app when you put in the disc the discs can be removed and the game quits as normal. But for the games that ask to read the licence. If you remove the disk while in game / loading the game freezes and becomes unplayable. (it doesn't quit) This is an interesting behavior, it could be handy to find out what is causing this as I don't believe it to be in relation to subscriptions, it seems to be a glitch which could possibly be exploited to work across other games. Does anyone have any information on why this could be happening other than gamepass / home xbox? Is this happening to you, please let me know so we can figure out why this is happening. I have searched some forums and they have blamed the same gamepass / home xbox or EA access. It is definitely something up with licensing and I'm interested in trying to replicate it somehow.
  21. This has now been resolved.
  22. Apologies I've been rather busy with work. I will be back properly next week.
  23. This should be resolved now, please let me know!