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Origin sale just in time for the summer LAN party
Posted on Thursday July 22, 2021

In case you do not have these games yet or need them for someone else, get them while they are cheaper!

 

Star Wars Battlefront II ($6)

Star Wars Battlefront ($10)

Titanfall 2 ($8)

Battlefield 3 Premium ($10)


Battlefield 1 FREE with Amazon Prime, Battlefield V FREE on August 2
Posted on Thursday July 22, 2021

Battlefield 1 is free to claim through Amazon Prime right now. Battlefield V will be free on August 2 with Amazon Prime. If you do not have Prime, one strategy would be to sign up for a month ($13) then cancel.

 

https://gaming.amazon.com/loot/battlefield1

 


Prepare for summer LAN party: Left 4 Dead 2 Survival
Posted on Wednesday July 21, 2021

The last scheduled game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place next Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 is Left 4 Dead 2. The plan is us to play this game in survival mode on Helms Deep around 10:30 PM on Sunday night. Our server is modded so that up to 32 players can play together. You should make sure that you have the custom maps installed ahead of time as they will not download automatically. You can download them from here. If you do not already own the game, you can buy it through STEAM ($10):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/Left_4_Dead_2/

 

If all goes according to plan, we will have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Titanfall 2
Posted on Tuesday July 20, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place this Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 will be Titanfall 2. The plan is for this game to be played on Sunday night around 7:30 PM Eastern. If you do not already own the game, you can buy it through Origin for ($20):

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/titanfall/titanfall-2

 

However, if you would rather not invest that much in the game, you could invest in the basic level of Origin Access for $5/month for August only and then cancel it. This gives you unlimited access to the full game while you are a member as well as other games (such as Star Wars Battlefront if you do not own that game).

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/origin-access

 

We will be playing a private match, so we will start by meeting in a private match lobby. You do need to be on the Origin friends list of the host, so if you have never played the game with us, please post your Origin name here (or make sure to add Kramerika to your Origin friends list at the least). There is in-game chat for this game, but we will use the Discord lobby and Origin friends to coordinate and socialize.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II
Posted on Monday July 19, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place this Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 will be Pirates, Vikings, and Knights II. The plan is for this game to be played Sunday night around 6:30 PM Eastern. This game is FREE on STEAM If you do not already have it installed, you can download it through STEAM here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/17570/Pirates_Vikings_and_Knights_II/

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.


No community night Wednesday July 21
Posted on Monday July 19, 2021

With our LAN party starting on Friday, we are going to skip our Wednesday night community night this week to give everyone more time to prepare for it and to give us a break from gaming before indulging in it this weekend.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Day of Defeat: Source
Posted on Sunday July 18, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place from this coming Friday July 23 through July 26 will be Day of Defeat:Source. The plan is for this game to be played Saturday night around 10:30 PM Eastern and Sunday night around 9:30 PM Eastern. You need only have it installed from STEAM as any maps that are not included with the game will be downloaded from the server automatically. However, if you want to make sure that you have all the maps ahead of time, you can download them from here. If you do not already own the game, you can buy it through STEAM ($10):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/300/Day_of_Defeat_Source/

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.

 

If you have issues launching this game or any other Source engine game (CSGO, TF2, PVKII, L4D2), use the instructions here to use command line options such as windowed mode to launch the game and then set your video options to a working mode.

 

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1216-JMTZ-0860


Prepare for summer LAN party: Chivalry Medieval Warfare
Posted on Saturday July 17, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place this coming Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 will be Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. The plan is for this game to be played Saturday night around 9:30 PM Eastern. If you do not already own the game, you can buy it through STEAM ($25):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/219640/Chivalry_Medieval_Warfare/

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Battlefield 1942
Posted on Friday July 16, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place next Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 is Battlefield 1942. The plan is for this game to be played Saturday night around 7:30 PM Eastern. This game is now FREE, so if you do not already have it installed, you can find all the instructions to download and install it along with the expansion packs, Road to Rome and Secret Weapons, and a few custom maps here. If you already have the game installed, make sure that you have the 1.61 patch applied in the instructions at the previous link to fix the multiplayer browser

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. There is no in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. If you have any issues with getting the game to work, please post here now so we can help you work through them prior to the LAN.  The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Star Wars Battlefront
Posted on Thursday July 15, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place next Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 will be Star Wars Battlefront. The plan is for this game to be played on Saturday and Sunday mornings starting around 10 AM Eastern. Make sure that you have the Ultimate edition (or all the DLC) as we will be playing it. If you do not already own the game, you can buy it through Origin for ($20):

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/star-wars/star-wars-battlefront/interstitial

 

However, if you would rather not invest that much in the game or the additional DLC if you already own the base game, you could invest in the basic level of EA Play for $5/month for a month and then cancel it. This gives you unlimited access to the full game and all DLC while you are a member as well as other games including Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 3 Premium which we will be playing.

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/ea-play

 

We will be playing a private match, so we will start by meeting in a private match lobby. You do need to be on the Origin friends list of the host, so if you have never played the game with us, please post your Origin name here (or make sure to add Kramerika to your Origin friends list at the least). There is no in-game chat to use for this game, so we will use the Discord lobby and Origin friends to coordinate and socialize.


SoT Community Night, Sunday July 18 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Thursday July 15, 2021

Game: Sea of Thieves
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

Sea of Thieves is a PC and Xbox One action/adventure game that allows cross play between the two where you form a crew of up to 4 and sail around looking for treasure and having other adventures. If we have more than 4, we will split into several crews. We will make a attempts to match on the same server together with multiple ships at the start, so try to be there on time for this purpose.  In order to maximize our odds of getting more than one ship on the same server, please download the Windscribe VPN client, sign up for a free account, and have it installed and ready to use for these nights.  It is easy to use and gives you 10 GBs of free data each month.

 

Make sure to check the game on the Microsoft store app prior to community night to see if there is an update that needs to be downloaded/installed by the store app!  Also, if you buy the game through the Microsoft store on either the PC or Xbox, you can install and play it on both the PC and Xbox One simultaneously. You can try it for a month for $1. See below.

 

More info:  https://seaofthieves.gamepedia.com/Sea_of_Thieves_Wiki

Buy ($40):  https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/p/sea-of-thieves-anniversary-edition/9pcd5s0dmf5z?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Try ($1 with Xbox Game Pass for PC for a month):  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0KGQ8/0002?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Xbox Live names to add to your friends list:  https://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8222-sea-of-thieves-roll-call/

 

We will be coordinating and communicating via Discord but using the in-game voice comm for crew chat.

 

Discord:  http://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7516-how-do-i-connect-to-the-osf-discord-server/

In-game chat:  https://support.seaofthieves.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115012749647-Windows-10-Audio-Chat




Prepare for summer LAN party: Sea of Thieves
Posted on Wednesday July 14, 2021

The next game to show up in the schedule for our summer LAN party taking place Friday July 23 to Monday July 26 is Sea of Thieves. The plan is for this game to be played Friday night around 9:30 PM Eastern. We will attempt to get as many ships as needed for us all to play on the same server. If you do not own the game, you can buy it at the link below on STEAM or try it for $1 for a month which would cover you during the LAN party:

 

Buy ($40):  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172620/Sea_of_Thieves/

Try ($1 with Xbox Game Pass for PC for a month):  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass-for-pc-beta/cfq7ttc0kgq8?ocid=xboxcompdp&locale=en-US&activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

 

There is in-game crew chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Battlefield 3
Posted on Tuesday July 13, 2021

The next game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place from Friday July 23 through Monday July 26 will be Battlefield 3. The plan is for this game to be played Friday night around 7:30 PM Eastern. You can find out more about how to buy/install BF3 at the link below. There is a temporary server running to test connecting to called [OSF] LAN Party with a password given below.

 

https://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8698-how-do-i-connect-to-the-osf-battlefield-3-server/

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet are able to join. The password will be foliage.  There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.


MvM Community Night, Wednesday July 14 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Monday July 12, 2021

Game: Mann vs. Machine
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

tf2_mvm.jpg

 

Our progress on the various maps is listed below. We have some new and updated custom maps that we will be rotating now. If you do not have all of the custom maps installed, they should download automatically when you connect to the server. Otherwise, you can download them from here.

 

in server console:

 

sm_rcon sv_cheats 1

 

sm_rcon tf_mvm_jump_to_wave 6

 

ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large

 

sm_rcon sv_cheats 0

 

quetzal

intermediate
advanced1
advanced2
expert (wave 5 of 7)

 

sharp

normal
intermediate
advanced hazy maze
advanced sudden equinox
expert autumnal research (wave 4 of 6)
expert fall out

 

shiver peak

 

intermediate

advanced boreal perseverance (wave 2 of 3)

advanced ice breaker

expert glacial crush

expert shudder

 

spacepost

normal
intermediate
advanced
expert (wave 3 of 6)

 

swirl

 

example

advanced (wave 5 of 7, $4326)

advanced alpine skylines (does not work)

advanced highland mountains

expert

 

teien

normal

advanced
expert (wave 6 of 7, $2618 made from previous waves)

 

yiresa

 

intermediate torret territory (2 of 6)

advanced mechanical mayhem

expert tableflip

 

official maps completed on all difficulties

bigrock
coaltown
decoy
ghost town
mannhattan
mannworks
rottenburg

custom maps completed on all difficulties

area 52
brugge
boogge
coastrock
cyberia
giza
isolation
maelstrom
meltdown
metro
oxidize
potassium
powerplant
sequoia
skullcove
snowflake
steep
underground
underworld
waterfront




Prepare for summer LAN party: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Posted on Sunday July 11, 2021

The first game to show up in our schedule of events for our summer LAN party taking place Friday July 23 to Monday July 26 is Counter-Strike:Global Offensive. The plan is for this game to be played Friday night around 6:30 PM Eastern and again Saturday night around 6:30 PM Eastern. You need only have it installed from STEAM as any maps that are not included with the game will be downloaded from the server automatically. However, if you want to make sure that you have all of the maps ahead of time, you can download them from here. If you do not already have the game in your library, you can download it through STEAM for FREE:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/730/

 

If all goes according to plan, we do plan to have a LAN server (called [OSF] LAN party) that players from the internet will be able to join, but we also have a server that is always up and running at 71.127.161.71:27018 called [OSF] Fraggin Friar Tucks. There is in-game chat for this game to use for team-oriented coordination, but we will use the Discord lobby and STEAM friends to coordinate and socialize. The server will have our usual password, foliage, to keep it private.


Prepare for summer LAN party: Discord
Posted on Saturday July 10, 2021

Most of you have installed Discord and connected to our server, but if not, make sure that you are ready for the summer LAN party taking place July 23-26 using the directions at the link below. We will use the Lobby channel on Discord as a supplement to any built-in voice communication for games to coordinate, communicate, and have a good time. All members and friends are welcome to join in. Members can invite friends and family from Discord to join our server (or use the Discord server invite link from Member links at the top menu of the forums). We will also use STEAM friends to coordinate. You can find more about installing Discord and connecting to our server here:

 


Summer LAN party schedule of games
Posted on Friday July 09, 2021

Below is a tentative schedule of PC games for our summer LAN party taking place July 23-26.

 

Friday night
7:00-8:00 CSGO (FREE)
8:00-9:00 - CMW ($25)
9:00-9:30 break/dessert
9:30-? SoT ($40)

 

Saturday morning
10:00-11:30 SWBF ($20)

 

Saturday night

6:30-7:30 CSGO (FREE)
7:30-9:00 BF3 ($40)
9:00-9:30 break/dessert
9:30-10:30 BF1942 (FREE)
10:30-? DoDS ($10)

 

Sunday morning
10:00-11:30 SWBF ($20) 

 

Sunday night
6:30-7:30 PVKII (FREE)
7:30-9:00 TTF2 ($20)
9:00-9:30 break/dessert
9:30-10:30 DoDS ($10)
10:30 - ? L4D2 survival ($10)

 

Monday morning
10:00-11:30 MvM (FREE)

 


L4D2 Community Night, Sunday July 11 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Thursday July 08, 2021

Game: Left 4 Dead 2
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

l4d2.jpg

 

Below is a reminder of where we are in our quest to complete all of the campaigns on Expert mode. The bolded campaigns are the completed ones on expert, the ones with asterisks have been beaten on expert since the latest update tweaked the difficulty, and the red one is the one that we played most recently. There is an achievement for surviving all of the official Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns on expert if you have not done that yet. We will be starting this time with Warcelona. Make sure to have all of the custom maps installed using the instructions found here.

 

No Mercy (8)
Crash Course (9)
Death Toll (10)
Dead Air (11)
Blood Harvest (12)

The Last Stand (14) (survived advanced)
Warcelona (survived normal)
I Hate Mountains 2 
Daybreak (survived normal, 11 of 13 gas cans on expert)
Journey to Splash Mountain
Back to School (survived normal)
Dead Center (1)
The Passing (6)
Dark Carnival (2)
Swamp Fever (3)
Hard Rain (4)
The Parish (5)
The Sacrifice (7)
Cold Stream (13)

Diescraper
Dark Wood
Devil Mountain
Precinct 84
White Forest (survived normal)
Fatal Freight




RDO Community Night, Wednesday July 7 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Thursday July 01, 2021

Game: Red Dead Online
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

This is a western-themed coop game with limited PvP action where you traverse the wild west on your horse with your posse completing various tasks. Make sure that you run through the intro to the game prior to community night if you have not played it yet. You can buy the game here for $20 or the full game including single player here for $60.

 

To add more friends to your friends list in the Rockstar Social Club, see this post. You can join on your friends from this list and they can invite you as well. You can find more friends to add on this list.

 

We will be meeting via Discord to coordinate joining the same server and creating posses.

 

https://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7516-how-do-i-connect-to-the-osf-discord-server/




No Community Night Sunday July 4th
Posted on Thursday July 01, 2021

We will pick up with our community nights next Wednesday July 7th.


SoT Community Night, Wednesday June 30 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Monday June 28, 2021

Game: Sea of Thieves
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

Sea of Thieves is a PC and Xbox One action/adventure game that allows cross play between the two where you form a crew of up to 4 and sail around looking for treasure and having other adventures. If we have more than 4, we will split into several crews. We will make a attempts to match on the same server together with multiple ships at the start, so try to be there on time for this purpose.  In order to maximize our odds of getting more than one ship on the same server, please download the Windscribe VPN client, sign up for a free account, and have it installed and ready to use for these nights.  It is easy to use and gives you 10 GBs of free data each month.

 

Make sure to check the game on the Microsoft store app prior to community night to see if there is an update that needs to be downloaded/installed by the store app!  Also, if you buy the game through the Microsoft store on either the PC or Xbox, you can install and play it on both the PC and Xbox One simultaneously. You can try it for a month for $1. See below.

 

More info:  https://seaofthieves.gamepedia.com/Sea_of_Thieves_Wiki

Buy ($40):  https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/p/sea-of-thieves-anniversary-edition/9pcd5s0dmf5z?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

Try ($1 with Xbox Game Pass for PC for a month):  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass/CFQ7TTC0KGQ8/0002?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Xbox Live names to add to your friends list:  https://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8222-sea-of-thieves-roll-call/

 

We will be coordinating and communicating via Discord but using the in-game voice comm for crew chat.

 

Discord:  http://www.osfhome.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7516-how-do-i-connect-to-the-osf-discord-server/

In-game chat:  https://support.seaofthieves.com/hc/en-gb/articles/115012749647-Windows-10-Audio-Chat




Shadowrun Trilogy - Free from GOG for next 66 hours
Posted on Friday June 25, 2021

Shadowrun Trilogy is free from GOG for the next 66 hours.


It includes:


Claim it now to keep forever!


STEAM Summer sale is on!
Posted on Thursday June 24, 2021

The STEAM summer sale is on now through July 8. Here are the relevant games that we play on community nights or at WAN/LAN parties. Make sure you have them all and get them now while they are cheap so you are prepared. Games not listed here that are also played but are free would include CSGO, TF2, BF1942, and PVKII.

 

Sea of Thieves ($27)
Battlefield 3 ($8)
Star Wars Squadrons ($15)
Left 4 Dead 2 ($2)
Day of Defeat:Source ($2)
Titanfall 2 ($6)
Star Wars Battlefront ($5)
Star Wars Battlefront II ($10)
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare ($5)

 


Horizon Chase Turbo & Sonic Mania - Free on Epic Store Thru Jul 1, 11am
Posted on Thursday June 24, 2021

Horizon Chase Turbo and Sonic Mania are free to claim on the Epic Store thru Jul 1. Add them to your account while you can.


Horizon Chase Turbo, Free Now - Jul 01 at 11:00 AM

Sonic Mania, Free Now - Jul 01 at 11:00 AM



MvM Community Night, Sunday June 27 @ 9:00 PM Eastern
Posted on Thursday June 24, 2021

Game: Mann vs. Machine
Time: 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific)

Join in the fun with other members and friends and invite your friends! Use your STEAM friends list to coordinate with other members and friends. To add more of our members to your STEAM friends, click on their profiles in this list.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/osf#members

 

tf2_mvm.jpg

 

Our progress on the various maps is listed below. We have some new and updated custom maps that we will be rotating now. If you do not have all of the custom maps installed, they should download automatically when you connect to the server. Otherwise, you can download them from here.

 

in server console:

 

sm_rcon sv_cheats 1

 

sm_rcon tf_mvm_jump_to_wave 6

 

ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large
ent_create item_currencypack_large

 

sm_rcon sv_cheats 0

 

quetzal

intermediate
advanced1
advanced2
expert (wave 5 of 7)

 

sharp

normal
intermediate
advanced hazy maze
advanced sudden equinox
expert autumnal research (wave 4 of 6)
expert fall out

 

shiver peak

 

intermediate

advanced boreal perseverance (wave 2 of 3)

advanced ice breaker

expert glacial crush

expert shudder

 

spacepost

normal
intermediate
advanced
expert (wave 3 of 6)

 

swirl

 

example

advanced (wave 5 of 7, $4326)

advanced alpine skylines (does not work)

advanced highland mountains

expert

 

teien

normal

advanced
expert (wave 6 of 7, $2618 made from previous waves)

 

yiresa

 

intermediate torret territory (2 of 6)

advanced mechanical mayhem

expert tableflip

 

official maps completed on all difficulties

bigrock
coaltown
decoy
ghost town
mannhattan
mannworks
rottenburg

custom maps completed on all difficulties

area 52
brugge
boogge
coastrock
cyberia
giza
isolation
maelstrom
meltdown
metro
oxidize
potassium
powerplant
sequoia
skullcove
snowflake
steep
underground
underworld
waterfront

 


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