Sunday, Sept. 15
Trouble at CyberChat reported not only was enough money was raised to send his girlfriend home but three new DEC Alpha AXP 300mhz systems will arrive Tuesday.
Friday, Sept. 13
Trouble at CyberChat reports a medical emergency - his girlfriend is having complications with a pregnancy - that requires his selling the server hosting Vanaheim.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
David Hedbor got Lysator back up after an incompatability between Spinner and Roxen. A dump file turned out to be screwed up, too.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Trouble at CyberChat spent the day getting the ALPHA server running. He is working on problems with long-terms at Vanaheim, too.
Mark Woon changed the URL to the invite server after someone blabbed on sc-talk (me, darn, it was an accident) the recently installed URL.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Trouble at Vanaheim on CyberChat servers. The fire at CyberChat created a domino effect.
Sunday, Sept. 1
Trouble at CyberChat. CyberChat and Vanaheim were down for awhile. The following is a colorful message from trouble explaining the problme.
CyberChat has had a System decide to go on VACATION....
They said this server was super fast, but blazing fast was in the FAQ.
Friay, Aug. 28
Trouble at CyberChat announced that the server will host long-terms and other games played on Vanaheim and Q Continuum, which are leaving the air.
The correct URLs are:
This is the first time long-term games have been saved from one server to another. Those involved should send thanks to trouble.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Dread Pirate Roberts says: QContinuum is going offline midnight, Aug. 30 due to loads.
The following is DPR's message:
I am sorry to announce that due to it's popularity, SC@QContinuum must go offline for an undisclosed period of time. The access load on QContinuum's 56K line due to SC has begun to have serious negative effects on QContinuum's other business (which the realities of life dictate as coming first).
The server will go down at midnight Friday, August 30, 1996. It may resurface when QContinuum has increased its bandwidth capabilities, but there is no set timetable for this yet.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Carl Horne and the rest of the QContinuum team for hosting SC and wish them all the luck in the future as they strive to make QContinuum a successful (and more importantly, profitable <g>) internet provider in Utah.
I want to apologize to the SC-League which has been running off this server. Unfortunately, this cannot continue at this time. I will happily work with the league in trying to find a new home or coming up with a better idea.
-Dread Pirate Roberts
P.S. At the time I stop the server, I will also backup all current long term games which I will restore at the first opportunity.
P.P.S. If there is anyone out there who wants an SC server administered, I have prior experience <g> .
Monday, Aug. 26
Chris John is acting admin for Vividnet.
Sunday, Aug. 25
David Hedbor, Lysator admin, returns and brings back long-term games. Now if only he could fix the chat area, too.
A new server with SC has arrived at CyberChat.
The game also can be accessed from the main page.
Thursday, Aug. 8
I've nominated Stellar Crisis Room, keeper of the SC FAQ, as a top game site with G1. They should visit in the next couple days, so everyone behave.
Should the G1 folks make it this far in searching the site, may I suggest using the little blue door on the main site. Also, the FAQ uses both frames and non-frames. Prior to frames, you had to wait while the whole FAQ loaded, which took a minute or longer. It still does if you don't have a frames-enabled browser.
Beware entering grievance games - two players only, no truce through alliance. Those in the games are waiting for someone to play so they can move up on Case's Ladder competition. If you want to play a ladder game, check in and wait. It's amazing how fast someone will show up to play.
Monday, Aug. 5
Learned of another server, PressEnter!, which is hosting the Stellar Crisis game. The server is in River Falls, Wisconsin. Chris Johns said he found the server searching the more than 14,000 references to Stellar Crisis at Alta Vista.
Administrators of the server say the game was put up in May and was made available to the public in mid-June.
David Hedbor wrote saying he is waiting for a computer in Seattle. He currently is using a Mac. He is aware that chat went down. He says he may have accidently deleted it. He will check out the problem in about a week when the new computer arrives.
Of note, I have finished writing the 70 sites listed for Stellar Crisis at Alta Vista using a search that include the game's name plus +interactive and +game. Anyone having an old server listing was brought up to date on the game. Also, I sent information about using the Stellar Crisis Room as a way to reach the game's FAQ and stay up on which servers are hosting the game. This took a lot of hours of writing and searching for links.
Any listing that was up to date I added to the link section.