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extra! extra! read all about it! / aloha.pk Community Update
« on: May 28, 2021, 10:12:59 AM HST »
aloha.pk Community Update

The aloha staff have been using a new system to push ideas and updates more quickly, and it's time to compile the completed ones into an update post for you, the community!  Here are the changes that have been made:

-Decreased map data being sent
At the end of April, we implemented a change that decreased map loading times by about 8 times.  Unfortunately, this seemed to cause massive lag spikes on the server everytime a player joined.  We have now reverted that change and have been seeing less lag spikes.

-Added votekick delay
Players are now unable to start a votekick until they have been in the server for at least 15 seconds.  We believe this will help with preventing hackers/evaders joining the server and immediately starting a votekick to prevent themselves from being votekicked.

-Reduced respawn time on babel
Thanks to your feedback, we have decreased the respawn time on babel from 16 seconds to 12 seconds.

-Imger /heaven and /topblocks update
The imger script has been updated!  By contributing 1,000 blocks to your team's tower on babel, you unlock the /heaven command.  You can use this command to change the babel platform to an image of your choosing (/heaven <image from /heavenlist>).  You can continue to change the heaven every 10 minutes for as long as you're on the server (even through map changes).  Keep an eye on the timer, though; any player who does /heaven first will reset the 10 minute server timer.
You can also now see who has placed the most blocks by using /topblocks on the babel server!  Using /blocks will still display how many you've contributed.

-Babel Apocalypse bug fix
There was a bug that prevented players from earning an /apoc if an apocalypse was being used.  This has been fixed!

-1v1 server bug fixes
There have been a few 1v1 server updates and bug fixes:
- Right click spading a player-built block resulted in map blocks being destroyed.  This has been patched.
- Joining the spectator team as the match counted down, and then respawning resulted in a player spawning outside of their sector.  Switching teams during a match will now result in a canceled match.
- Drag building through map blocks turned them into destructible player blocks.  This has been patched.
- If two players join a match and are on the same team, one player will be switched to the opposite team (to prevent minimap cheating).


-Arena10 weekly rotations
We will be trying to update the top 10 arena server rotation on a weekly basis.  If you have a group of 10 arena maps that you would like to see in a rotation, please feel free to share them:

1)prisonbreakv1.2, rigReloaded2.0, de_aztec, generator2, avseafort, planeassault , hijacked_arena2, nuketown, csitaly, csoffice

2)zealot, avstoragev2.3, sixhouses, avinsides, avdivision, avsmallfortressdawn, nuketown, avorder, playground, avsector1

3)crossover, cs_militia, abandonedstronghold, cs_havana, shootingrange, abandonedfactory, csoffice, avvirtual, CargoShip1.2, blueresort

4)playground, fy_pool_day2.1, avacid, cs_assault, minideckarenav1.2, de_nuke, abordage, indiaarenav1.2, dedust2arena, avsides


-Kicking older versions of Betterspades
The BetterSpades v0.1.5 update fixed a few bugs/issues that were an unfair advantage towards other players.  Since these issues still exist in earlier BetterSpades versions, we will be auto-kicking those versions from aloha servers.  If you use BetterSpades, please update to v0.1.5 now!


Please feel free to hop in and share some feedback about these updates!  We're also open to any/all of your own ideas too.  If they benefit the server/community, we'd be happy to discuss it!

- aloha.pk staff   :)

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extra! extra! read all about it! / April fools!!
« on: April 02, 2021, 04:35:56 PM HST »
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April fools!!
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Our little friend the intel has been carried around babel 24/7 for so many years that 1 day, it decides to take revenge.



Our boxy scientist discovered it has an attraction for pink blocks, so we managed to bring it back to its routine.



Happy April fools players.

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extra! extra! read all about it! / 1v1 Server- Exploration Update
« on: March 24, 2021, 03:23:34 PM HST »
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1v1 Server- Exploration Update
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We're happy to introduce a brand new update to the 1v1 server, which includes a brand new catwalk system!

All sector catwalks are connected to each other for you to watch your friends while they're playing!  You can teleport to a specific catwalk with the command /spectate <sector #>

There are also new, more informative, and more personalized Discord result messages!  Check out #1v1-results in our Discord to view results such as-

"DarioN wiped the floor with FerrariFlunker on nuketown by a score of 5-3. Try using your gun next time, FerrariFlunker."


Spoiler for Map view w/ catwalks:

Here are some in game photos of the new catwalks!






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extra! extra! read all about it! / LET THERE BE COLOUR
« on: January 01, 2021, 09:18:31 AM HST »


we've heard your feedback, so now, aloha.pk 1v1 got the 



you can find this top 16 selection of the most popular arena
maps in the server list or joining to aos://2791176354:22887 


use /c in game to learn more about it   
                                                                                       -DarioN





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Ace of Spades Classic / 1v1 server keeps getting updates
« on: December 30, 2020, 08:15:25 AM HST »
following the changes made to our server, like the huge increase in maps from 4:


to 16:


now I'm working on another huge change from your feedback, we are moving from this:


to this:


that's it, now we are putting back the color into the servers.

but now that everything is on the desk


I would like to know what else you would like to add to the server to make it as good as it can be and beyond.
I'll be here goinf through your feedback, so don't hold back about asking for features about the map. maybe some surprices will come in the future

all things considered, I'll see you in the servers.   



                                                                                                                                                                                                         -DarioN

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we all have heard or even worse, experienced aos running horrible because of the weird relation aos have with some pcs, so here is an easy fix that will certainly make aos run smoth and awesome (if your pc just can't handle aos I can't guarantee it to work better)

First you need to know what aspect ratio your monitor runs, a quick google search like "what aspect ratio is 1366x768" will tell you

So now that we know it I'm going to drop here the actual trick:

Go to C/ace of spades/config.ini

Open your game in windowed by opening the config file and setting "windowed= 1" then tab out and maximize the window, this will show a buggy and badly scalated aos so here is the trick:
If your aspect ratio is 16:9 set the game resolution to xres=958 and yres=506
If your aspect ratio is 4:3 set the game resolution to xres=1148 and yres=674 (if your monitor is smaler that this just run 800x600)
now your game'll be running smoth AND no glitches

Things to consider:

This is not perfect and can display itself a bit buggy (usualy the text gets weird)
depending on your operative sistem it can change a bit
staff members, pls check: http://aloha.pk/index.php?topic=11420.msg98409;topicseen#msg98409
to make sure a 100% compatibility I recomend the following part of the guide:

If you run any other aspect ratio or you want to learn how to do it here is an example of how to do it:

1) Open your game in windowed 800x600
2) Set it fullscreen
3)Take a screenshot (here comes the tricky part)
4) Open any photo editing tool able to cut and save the file in the new resolution (Irecomend photoshop here)
5) Press "C" to select the cutting tool and zoom until you can see pixel borders
6)Now you'll have to cut only the game part, leaving the system window out like this





7) Now you need to save the file and know it's resolution (I recomend just throwing it into a fresh chrome tab so it display resolution on top)



8)Now try opening the game in that resolution, close it and it'll show the resolution cap of aos when you reopen config.ini
9)¿Here is the hard part, you need to scale it down to fit that max resolution, so just do some math for example:
1920x1080 ends in 1916x1013 so now I need to reduce it to somewhere where both number are integers.
So it will be 50% of the original size aka: 958x506.5 (cut the last one bi this simple rule if its 6 or above 1 more pixel if its 5 or les just remove the .x numbers
10) Set this sesitivity, maximize and enjoy playing aos in its full potencial.

Bs: just to keep in mind if you still doubt about trying it, my pc runs openspades at almost max graphics at 400fps and aos lags the hell out of himself, this fixed that. so now go get some deuces and let me know if you need me to help you in any particular circunstance about this post.
 







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Ace of Spades Classic / ARENA CS Revamp
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:02:36 AM HST »
So, as you guys know arena Cs closed it's doors some time ago. so I've been thinking about revamping this server or even fuse it with defusal and make 1 revamped server from both. my Idea is around some things
1_ smaller cs maps, like the ones of csgo wingman, to make matches more interesting
2_ monthly rotation among popular maps
3_ maybe some tweaks to the gamemode like having 10 rounds maps changing sides after the fifth in a row
4_ a mix among popular bomb maps like dust2 and popular hostages or arena maps like poolday and militia

I'll leave this up to you to express some ideas and suggest some maps to add, if a map is suggested soo many times, i'll take the time to port it to aos myself
-Darion

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