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[Canceled] PROJECT - Fixing CNC:Online Server

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# 1Leikeze May 19 2020, 13:48 PM
xezon (GenTool Creator), has begun a project to fix the problems currently plaguing the ZH Server, along with those that have plagued it in the past (if possible), but to have this task completed, he has rightfully given the community a price to pay for his hard work. (server speed fixes apparently apply to all CNC titles)

UPDATE
Project canceled:

QUOTE(xezon @ Nov 24 2020, 11:38 AM) *

Hi. Recently ToxicShock and I reached out to Phil Revora but haven't heard back. I also still did not manage to get the local server running. Unfortunately it is not that straight forward to do on Windows OS given the files and instructions available in repository.

Unfortunately the donation goal was also not reached after more than 6 months. I reimbursed the following contributions.

AKAbolony @ $500 NO TRANSFER
cncHD @ $300 REIMBURSED(275 EUR)
Leikeze @ $200 REIMBURSED
Anonymous persons @ $135 REIMBURSED
Anonymous @ $114 REIMBURSED
elberondolo @ $16 REIMBURSED
Carl-Guardian @ $200 DONATION
Vladyk97 @35 MATCHED - Sent by HeRo - please send PayPal E-Mail Address

Thanks.



Spoiler

The price: $1,500 USD

Donated so far: $1,000 +$500

Current project sponsors are:
  1. AKAbolony @ $500 - not yet transferred
  2. cncHD @ $300
  3. Leikeze @ $200
  4. Anonymous persons @ $135
  5. Anonymous @ $114
  6. elberondolo @ $16
  7. Carl-Guardian @ $200
  8. Vladyk97 @35



To sponsor this project, send money to GenTool Creator via PayPal, include a message there that informs him what the money is for or post here to do that.

QUOTE(xezon @ Apr 4 2020, 10:34 AM) *

I never worked on the Revora server itself. It is not my project. I only know some basics, and that's about it. I doubt it is fun to work on it. However, I make you the following offer: If you pay me 30 USD per hour - which is cheap - I will work in my spare time on the server to locate the performance issue and fix it. Since I have other work obligations, I cannot commit the core of my work time, but I can still allocate a significant amount of time per week.

That said, I cannot yet accurately estimate how long it will take to fix it.
I need to
a) Contact stakeholder to regain access to repository
b) setup the code base on local machine
c) figure out how to run and connect to a local server
d) profile the server to find the origin(s) of the performance degradation
e) fix the problems
f) apply the fixes to the live server

This can take a significant amount of time. I would estimate at least 50 hours. Which would already total to 1500 USD. Let me know if this works for you.


Share this everywhere you can, and let us hope this opportunity to enhance our experience is not ignored. smile.gif

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# 2Leikeze May 19 2020, 14:31 PM
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# 3elberondolo May 19 2020, 14:31 PM
i sent 15€ yesterday, didnīt include specific message

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# 4phantom9399 May 19 2020, 14:32 PM
Keep in mind the fixes to ZH will also help out RA3/TW/KW as well, so all supported games should jump onboard and help out.

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# 5Leikeze May 19 2020, 14:32 PM
QUOTE(elberondolo @ May 19 2020, 10:31 AM) *

i sent 15€ yesterday, didnīt include specific message

I've added you to the first post, thanks for your contribution!

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# 6zTipzee May 19 2020, 14:34 PM
what are all the problems plaguing the server that would add up to $1500 fix lol

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# 7~JoKeR~ May 19 2020, 14:35 PM
QUOTE(zTipzee @ May 19 2020, 19:34 PM) *

what are the problem plaguing the server?

Check the first post.

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# 8zTipzee May 19 2020, 14:36 PM
QUOTE(~JoKeR~ @ May 19 2020, 14:35 PM) *

Check the first post.

soo.. $1500 to log in faster and not disconnect every once in 30 games lol

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# 9Leikeze May 19 2020, 14:36 PM
QUOTE(zTipzee @ May 19 2020, 10:34 AM) *

what are the problem plaguing the server?

They are generally sluggish for all of the games, and for ZH players, they won't let you login half the time and kick you offline every 15 - 30 minutes on bad days.

There are also quality of life issues which can be corrected, sometime down the line.

It's to improve the servers with a guarantee, rather than donating to keep them afloat and wondering if problems will ever be addressed.

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# 10~JoKeR~ May 19 2020, 14:37 PM
QUOTE(zTipzee @ May 19 2020, 19:36 PM) *

soo.. $1500 to log in faster and not disconnect every once in 30 games lol

Seems like you haven't played recently to see the extent of the issues.

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# 11SkyMix_RMT May 19 2020, 14:39 PM
Don't get me wrong here, I appreciate everyone's effort and xezon's offer but 1500$ seems like a big number to just fix code. Wouldn't it be better to spend this on better hardware for the server maybe? You can get a pretty high end machine for that amount of cash.

Maybe I'm missing something and 1500 is reasonable, if so please show me.

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# 12~JoKeR~ May 19 2020, 14:43 PM
QUOTE(SkyMix_RMT @ May 19 2020, 19:39 PM) *

Don't get me wrong here, I appreciate everyone's effort and xezon's offer but 1500$ seems like a big number to just fix code. Wouldn't it be better to spend this on better hardware for the server maybe? You can get a pretty high end machine for that amount of cash.

Maybe I'm missing something and 1500 is reasonable, if so please show me.

As xezon said before, what if the fault is in the code and not the machine?

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# 13Leikeze May 19 2020, 14:43 PM
QUOTE(SkyMix_RMT @ May 19 2020, 10:39 AM) *

Maybe I'm missing something and 1500 is reasonable, if so please show me.

It's the express route everybody cried for.

We're asking somebody to take the time out of their life to work on something they don't have to, you know, it's what you do when you employ somebody to do something, you pay them the price they offer you.

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# 14Ka$$aD May 19 2020, 14:45 PM
QUOTE(SkyMix_RMT @ May 19 2020, 14:39 PM) *
Maybe I'm missing something and 1500 is reasonable, if so please show me.

QUOTE(xezon @ Apr 4 2020, 10:34 AM) *

I never worked on the Revora server itself. It is not my project. I only know some basics, and that's about it. I doubt it is fun to work on it. However, I make you the following offer: If you pay me 30 USD per hour - which is cheap - I will work in my spare time on the server to locate the performance issue and fix it. Since I have other work obligations, I cannot commit the core of my work time, but I can still allocate a significant amount of time per week.

That said, I cannot yet accurately estimate how long it will take to fix it.
I need to
a) Contact stakeholder to regain access to repository
b) setup the code base on local machine
c) figure out how to run and connect to a local server
d) profile the server to find the origin(s) of the performance degradation
e) fix the problems
f) apply the fixes to the live server

This can take a significant amount of time. I would estimate at least 50 hours. Which would already total to 1500 USD. Let me know if this works for you.


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# 15SkyMix_RMT May 19 2020, 14:52 PM
QUOTE(~JoKeR~ @ May 19 2020, 14:43 PM) *

As xezon said before, what if the fault is in the code and not the machine?


What if the fault is not the code and just underwhelming hardware? What would happen to the 1500$ if so?

QUOTE(Leikeze @ May 19 2020, 14:43 PM) *

It's the express route everybody cried for.

We're asking somebody to take the time out of their life to work on something they don't have to, you know, it's what you do when you employ somebody to do something, you pay them the price they offer you.


Alright that makes sense, but 1500$ seems too much for me. You should try to justify the hefty price in order to maximize the amount of people you can convince.

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# 16~JoKeR~ May 19 2020, 14:56 PM
QUOTE(SkyMix_RMT @ May 19 2020, 19:52 PM) *

What if the fault is not the code and just underwhelming hardware? What would happen to the 1500$ if so?

The last time i talked with ToxicShock, if i remember correctly, he said that the machine still had half of its processing power unused or something [might be wrong though] So from what i understood its likely not hardware issue

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# 17elberondolo May 19 2020, 15:00 PM
if xezon finds out there are no issues with the code, he probably wonīt need the 1500$ as he wonīt have to fix it, so i guess he will then spend it elsewhere, boost pricepools or maybe use it for better hardware idk.

i hardly see him charging 1500$, look at the code for a couple of hours just to find out itīs a hardware problem and keeping the money lol

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# 18zTipzee May 19 2020, 15:00 PM
QUOTE(~JoKeR~ @ May 19 2020, 14:37 PM) *

Seems like you haven't played recently to see the extent of the issues.

i play actively, have no issues, but im on KW though.

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# 19~JoKeR~ May 19 2020, 15:05 PM
QUOTE(elberondolo @ May 19 2020, 20:00 PM) *

if xezon finds out there are no issues with the code, he probably wonīt need the 1500$ as he wonīt have to fix it, so i guess he will then spend it elsewhere, boost pricepools or maybe use it for better hardware idk.

i hardly see him charging 1500$, look at the code for a couple of hours just to find out itīs a hardware problem and keeping the money lol

He is a really trustworthy guy so the second option will never happen.

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# 20elberondolo May 19 2020, 15:07 PM
i know, didnīt want to imply that at all

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