Archive for July, 2014
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Parachutes
by Darwood37 on Jul.20, 2014, under Games, General, PC
I have added a new tab called parachutes to our JC-MP server buy menu under appearances.
You can now choose from a wide variety of different parachute types to help get the most of your JC-MP experience. Besides the default parachute you can select the rocket thruster and the Chaos chutes that was available in the single player game. Unfortunately these are only visible client side which means other players will not see you use them, only you will benefit but they are a lot of fun. The other chutes are; one which i call the Hang Glider, name speaks for itself. The NPC parachute, hot air balloon and a variety of different colored umbrella’s. These are all synced so that they are visible to all players online.
I have also been working on a superman game mod that will be released within the next week. Instead of parachuting it allows a player to fly around without one.
I have also added the ability to destroy unoccupied vehicles.
You may also notice our new graphical kill feed that is shown on the left when a player gets killed. It now shows you a graphic of the method in which a player is killed along with a much better reason that is better focused on the type of death. Stay tuned for more.
How to Improve Audio Quality on Headphones
by Gaveroid on Jul.07, 2014, under General
Last Christmas, (as I’m a big PC gamer) I got a set of Skullcandy SLYR headphones. You can use the included USB cable with in-line volume control and microphone mute, or you can unplug the headset from the volume control unit and use it on your iPod and such; any device with a 3.5mm audio cable jack. I noticed that when I hooked up the headphones to my sound card (a Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3Di) the headphones sounded a lot better. However, the microphone doesn’t work that way. Despite it being a TMMS cable, it still wouldn’t work, even in the separate HEADSET port. It just gave me audio. So, I have to use the USB cable to use the microphone, until I get a TMMS splitter. This lead me to do some tests to see if in different conditions, could I make these headphones sound better with just raw power, no volume control with three funky presets in the way?
I have an Emerson stereo (you know, your record player, 5-disc-changer, double cassette tape decks, and AM/FM tuner). I mainly use it to listen to my vinyl collection; sometimes I hook up my iPad to the AUX port, but it’s a rare occurrence. I stuck the SLYR’s cable right into the 3.5mm port, and dropped the needle (not literally, that’d be really stupid!) onto a couple of albums to see how putting a little more power into the drivers would do. Usually, a DAC or external amplifier is what you need to get your headphones sounding the best they can; your computer or iPod’s headphone jacks can only put out so much power! I’m not exactly sure how much power this Emerson stereo put out, but I can tell you it made my headphones sound a lot better. Here are the songs I tried out on vinyl records:
- Take It Easy by The Eagles on Their Greatest Hits
- Take It To The Limit by The Eagles on Their Greatest Hits
- Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey on ESC4P3
- Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams on Reckless
Overall, a little more power to your headphones can bring them to life and improve your audio quality! I’m going to consider purchasing a TMMS splitter and external DAC for my Skullcandy SLYR headphones. Some of these cheaper sets can roll with the big guys when you put them in the right conditions and give them enough power to work their magic.
New JC-MP Scavenger Hunt, 4 locations Thursday Only.
by Gaveroid on Jul.01, 2014, under Games, General, PC
A new Scavenger Hunt will start on Thursday July 3rd at 8pm. To celebrate the start of our sixth hunt we will have four hidden locations for Thursday only. If you are not sure what Gaveroid’s JC-MP Scavenger Hunt is, we (usually) put a single Gaveroid “G” logo somewhere in Panau.
The logo is shown in the picture on the left; however, this is just an example, and not actually where the logo is placed. The first person to find it and follow the directions shown when you stand inside the logo wins the prize. As we said, on Thursday (and Thursday only) there will be four locations you can try to find to win a copy of this hunt’s game. On Friday, the hunt will revert back to our usual single logo. We’d like to make it clear that only the first person to find each logo will win the prize, not the first four people to find any logo.
We want you to put our JC-MP Server to the test and see how many players it can really handle. Currently it is set to allow 500 players to create havoc and chaos across Panau. The beta testing server was able to hold over a thousand people (not very stable, but playable); we wonder how many our server can withstand!
This hunt’s prize will be Infestation: Survivor Stories for the PC. Please note that this game requires Steam to play.
Click here to visit the Steam store page for this game.
Now, to keep everything going smoothly, we have some rules and disclaimers.
We are not responsible if the game does not run on your computer. It is your responsibility to make sure it is compatible with your PC and that your PC meets the system requirements. We are not responsible for any errors whatsoever either by the game server, Steam, our website, or you.
The game listed is what you will receive through Steam. You will not get credited in any other way for the value of the prize. You will not be able to exchange your prize for another or request it for another platform.
After you add the gift to your library, you cannot transfer it to another account or individual. We will not send it to another account or individual. You must have a Steam account, The game Just Cause 2 and The Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod.
If you already own a copy of the game prize we will be unable to send you another copy as a gift through Steam so you are ineligible to win.
Gaveroid’s Scavenger Hunt is not open to Gaveroid system administrators or moderators. No purchase necessary.
Please remember, just because you find the logo does not necessarily mean that you have won. The first person to find the logo and complete the instructions on how to claim your prize will win.
Good luck, everybody!
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