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Posted 8 days ago on April 1st 2020 by Downlord

Unfortunately, just when FAF is as busy as it has ever been, we have received a written warning which requires us to shut down our services before Midnight (GMT). Charges will be pressed against us if we do not comply.

The reason is that, since our servers are hosted in Germany, German law appl

Posted a year ago on October 14th 2018 by Downlord

Hi all,

Until today, the DevOps councilor seat has been shared by me (Downlord) and DukeOfEarl. Since DukeOfEarl got too busy with his private life, he resigned. In the name of all of us, I would like to thank him for the time he spent on FAF.

I am pleased to announce that his spot has now been tak

Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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 May 28th 2018 by Downlord

Hi,

We had troubles with our email server configuration which resulted in certain email providers (especially mai.ru) rejecting our emails.

This has now been fixed.

Most providers now accept our emails, but they might still classify it as SPAM. If you sign up for FAF, reset your password or expect

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 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

Posted 2 years ago on October 23rd 2017 by Downlord

The server has been updated to v0.9.6.

Not much happened in this update since we’ve mainly been busy with the server migration since the last server update.

  • A few changes were made to the database to make its data even more consistent.
  • A small fix was made that prevented the client from remo

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