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Posted 4 months ago on July 29th 2019 by PhilipJFry

Hello Commanders,

after a few weeks of testing we are now using the new replay server which was written by Mazernoob and Dragonite.

The old replay server had two big issues which we hope to resolve with this new server:
1. Broken replays due to the server not picking the correct file
2. The current

Posted a year ago on September 15th 2018 by Downlord

When we activated the one-account-per-machine mechanism with the server update last week, we were aware that it is easy to circumvent for dedicated villains. Yet, we gave it a try before taking more drastic measures.

Unfortunately, as expected, people are circumventing it and continue their malicio

Posted a year ago on September 7th 2018 by Downlord

Dear FAF users,

As some of you might know, FAF has a one-account-per-machine policy. This is necessary as some folks invest an incredible amount of time in creating multiple FAF accounts in order to circumvent bans, manipulate ratings upload cheat maps or for any other malicious behavior that hurt

Posted 2 years ago on February 12th 2018 by Downlord

Today’s server update has been successful. Downtime was less than 15min.

  • The wait-1-day-to-play-or-link-to-steam limitation for new players has been removed
  • The improved one-account-per-machine system (a.k.a. UID system, a.k.a. smurf check) has been improved

I’d like to give you some

Posted 2 years ago on February 6th 2018 by Downlord

This is a friendly reminder of the upcoming server update next Monday, 2018-02-13.

This server update will remove the 1-day-or-steam-link limit and improve the anti-smurf mechanism. Since tests need to be done on the production server, several server restarts are to be expected.

Please expect FAF t

Posted 2 years ago on January 28th 2018 by JJs_AI

Hello Commanders,

Our team has made a few updates with bug fixes and fresh content for your enjoyment. Here are a few brief posts to update you all on what has been happening.

Developer Call

The team are hosting a call on the Tuesday the 30th at 20:00PM UTC + 1. If anyone would like to suggest any

Posted 2 years ago on December 23rd 2017 by Brutus5000

Christmas is coming upon and as soon as Santa leaves our chimneys, the year is almost over. So our christmas present to you is a wrap up of all of our progress: Time to take a look at what our developers have achieved this year.

With the new year, Downlord started building a new Java API as a proof

Posted 2 years ago on December 19th 2017 by Brutus5000

Our wiki has just received a maintenance update (from an unsupported version to a LTS release which is supported until mid-2019). As a result the skin “Dark vector” was removed as it is no longer supported – I don’t know if anybody used it.

Wiki registration is also fixed an

Posted 2 years ago on December 18th 2017 by Downlord

The server has been updated to v0.9.8.

  • Updated the GeoIP database which is responsible for displaying country flags (thanks MathieuB8)
  • Fixed Link-to-Steam URL (thanks MathieuB8)
  • Improved smurf-protection and measures against people flooding FAF with fake accounts
  • Improved API to support the new mo

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