New Server Machine!

Hello all,

After all that has been done to improve GunColony, there is little left before the server is ready for large-scale consumption. As a result I am proud to notify you that the server will be moved to a new machine soon, both as a measure to solve our lag issues and as a gateway to expand our server to offer wider services to a larger playerbase.

New Server Machine Specifications:
  • Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 hexa-core CPU, 3.9 GHz all core boost (up from quad core 3.3 GHz)
  • 48GB (6*8GB) quad channel DDR3-1866 memory (up to 10GB dual channel DDR3-1600)
  • 250GB Solid State Drive (up from 120GB)
  • 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (up from 256GB USB flash drive)


Edit 3/16: The server and website have been successfully moved to the new machine. Do note that the server is currently running on bash scripts because I could not get the server panel set up tonight, but you should nevertheless see the performance improvement.

Edit 3/16 #2: The server is now converted to run on the dedicated control panel so I can now access the console from the web. Sorry for the downtime and thanks for your understanding!

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Wiki

Hello all!

I’ve just set up a new official wiki for the server, currently with just a little bit of content, and you are welcome to contribute.

It uses the MediaWiki software, which is originally designed for Wikipedia, so if you are used to editing Wikipedia pages, this should work the same way.

The wiki currently uses a separate account system than our forums. Once I get more acquainted with the software, I might look into merging the accounts in both systems, but for now, you’ll have to register on the wiki to edit the pages.

Again, we recommend you to contribute, so we can get a good documentation of the game as well as keep it up-to-date.

It can be accessed at guncolony.com/w. I will add it to the navigation bar once it has enough content to be useful.

Stay tuned for more news soon!