Big Battle Servers
A Nostalgic Look Back


 

For a number of years this was the website for Big Battle Servers, a friendly gaming community devoted to playing fair and having fun
Content is from the site's 2007 -2009 archived pages and other outside sources.

Welcome to #1 BigBattleServers.com! We are a friendly gaming community devoted to playing fair and having fun. Everyone is welcome, but please follow our rules. Please visit our forum and introduce yourself!

What is BigBattleSevers.com?

It's a web site (the one you are looking at right now), 2 high speed servers (Q6600 100MBit) running all kinds of games and a community of people who are having fun playing those games. BigBattleServers.com also hosts the mods made by BattleMode.

History

Until February 2007 there was an Unreal Tournament 2004 server running Onslaught and a RPG mod made by Mysterial (who now works for Epic). This server was called Geisha's Suhsi club. This server was run by Geisha from the Reapers Bane clan. However Geisha ran out of time to run the server and decided to stop doing that. One of the players on the server, BattleMode, had so much fun playing on the server that he asked her permission to continue running the server. Geisha asked to rename the server so the server continued under a new name: #1 ONS RPG (www.onsrpg.com). In time new game servers where added and a new version of Unreal was released which no longer had the Onslaught game type, so December 2007 the domain was replaced by the more generic BigBattleServers.com domain (domain suggested by Fluffy/Dezz). In April 2008 Titan asked BattleMode to take over their RPG vCTF server which meant the Titan RPG vCTF server became part of BBS.

Who are the admins?

Keeping the game servers friendly, fair and fun requires good admins.

We have 3 types of admins:
- Active game admins: They make sure everyone sticks to the rules.
- Active server admins: They make sure everything is working and up to date.
- Retired admins.

Who owns BigBattleSevers.com?

Nico de Vries, who is playing as BattleMode.

Many many thanks go to:

#1 BigBattleServers.com is using code and custom maps from Mysterial, Druid, Fluff/Fluffy/Dezz, Strifer, Shambler, Piglet, Jrubzjeknf, BrockSamson, Galtanor, Ae][McK, Wulff, Frostbyte, Thief^, uno_chaos, Jake, pd and Jeffrey. Great thanks to everyone who contributed since they made all of this possible.

Unreal Tournament 2004 - Leviathan singularity cannon



Seen here is the devastating Singularity Cannon found on the Leviathan vehicle in Unreal Tournament 2004. This is by far the most powerful weapon in the game - capable of destroying almost anything with a single hit, and inflicting massive damage over a wide area.

 

 

"It was during an intense battle that an incredible coincidence occurred that revealed some very important information for people close to me. My neighbor is a sweet 70+ year old woman who had hired a contractor named George Binakis to do a condo renovation for her. He had done a previous reno for her so she trusted him completely. She told me that he had a heart condition, even had pacemaker, and was in need of further treatment. When he disappeared with her $65,000, she told me he must have died or was gravely ill so he couldn't return her calls, texts, or emails. When I suggested he might have absconded with her money, she refused to believe that and asked for help looking for George's family member that she might call. This is where Big Battle Servers comes in, specifically the chat function. I chatted with my team about the missing George Binakis and asked if anyone knew a way to look up family members. Within a minute we had the name of Patrick Binakis, a lawyer and brother of George along with his phone number. But when she called Patrick, he said he had no contact with George and when she mentioned the money, he just hung up on her! Pretty easy to see what this meant - old George was not the trusted person she had thought. I feel really bad for her, but she feels she's better off knowing the truth, even if it's painful to learn that George is scum. But as far as Patrick Paraskivas Binakis goes, what are we to think? Who hangs up on someone who's only calling because they are concerned about your family member? I think of these 2 whenever we're headed into battle - sometimes bad guys are useful motivators, especially in a game where you can destroy them!" Roger M.

 

 



 

Everyone is welcome, but please follow our rules!

IMPORTANT: 

If you got banned or muted for breaking the rules, you can appeal in the ban appeals forum.

If you think something is broken (e.g. ping), some player is breaking the rules or something should be changed (e.g. the way RPG works), do not use the in game chat but use the forum!

1. Keep it FRIENDLY!

ALWAYS respect other players. We do NOT tolerate abusive or racist language! This includes n00bcalling and any subtle insults like messing around with people. The no abusive language rule also applies to player names. 

Please note the fact that we have a chat filter does NOT allow you to use bad language. You should consider the *** please keep it friendly *** warning of the chat filter to be a warning not to do it again. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: Not severe (e.g. yelling): #1 warning #2 mute. Severe (e.g. racism): immediate ban.

2. Keep it FAIR!

We have NO tolerance for players using cheats, hacks or exploits! Using exploits includes making use of errors in a map like hiding in static meshes without collision or under terrain. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: Not severe (e.g. abusing map errors): #1 warning #2 kick #3 ban. Severe (e.g. aimbot): immediate ban.

3. Keep it FUN!

People are here to have fun. In general all behavior that makes the game less fun for the other players is not allowed. 

Do not complain about people with less skills or less experience than you (e.g. saying things like "My team sucks", "I have no team", "I am alone"). Help them, you were once a noob too! If you lose a game be graceful instead of lessening the joy for other players by being all negative about it. 

Whining is NOT allowed. This includes repeated whining about rule breakers, whining about the ping/connection or whining about a player's playing style, adapt to it instead. 

Common sense applies here, e.g. bending a rule equals violating it. If necessary, the rules will be changed or clearified. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: #1 warning #2 kick #3 ban or mute

4. Try to use English please.

Except for the occasional hello, try to chat in the game and use the forum in English as much as possible. This is an European server and it is nice if we can understand each other. For some weird reason Dutch didn't catch up internationally so we will have to do with English. Don't complain about bad English though, for many people it is a second language. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: We tolerate non English in low quantities from people who barely know English. They are welcome to our servers. However if players break the rules (e.g. abusive language in another language) they will still be muted. If people break the rules and don't understand the warnings they are out of luck. They will be muted/banned anyway.

5. Regular players should set an example for others.

Regular players, especially those with [BBS] and .T32 tags, should set an example for other players. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: If regular players break the rules the game admins will be more strict than for other players.

6. Game server specific rules.

UT2004 ONS RPG
Spawnkilling is NOT allowed on the UT2004 ONS RPG server. Although the general rule is no spawn killing, common sense applies. E.g. when a core is unprotected everything is allowed to destroy it. 

 



Unreal Tournament 2004 Zombie Onslaught RPG Invasion
A combination of mods used for Unreal Tournament 2004's onslaught using zombie invasion with bloody hell gore with custom weapon layout tactical shadow and bots are set to godlike. Rpg has been customized to be fair and not over chaotic. 32 player! THERE WILL BE LAG!!!! IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE!!

UT2004 Titan RPG vCTF
Switching to the winning team for experience or any other reason that obviously has nothing to do with balancing the teams is NOT allowed. If you are force-switched by Titan Teamfix and you are sure you increase the balance of the game by doing so, you are allowed to switch back if you do so immediately. 

GAME ADMIN POLICY: #1 warning #2 kick #3 ban

If you have any questions or suggestions, please visit the forum.

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare



2007's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare marked a shift in the development of first-person shooters. Instead of the high-flying sci-fi action of Unreal Tournament and Quake 3 Arena, FPS games became more based in reality and trapped on the ground.

 



 

HOW TO: Start all BBS games directly from your web browser

by BattleMode on April 19th, 2008

Unreal Tournament 2004 and Team Fortress 2 can already be started from the browser.

To start Unreal Tournament 3, Quake Wars, Quake Wars DEMO and CALL of DUTY 4 from the browser you need to install and properly configure URLGameStarter.

You can download URLGameStarter here: http://bigbattleservers.com/downloads/U ... r-1.40.exe

Installing it is mostly a matter of using the "Next>" button, but there are two things you have to do while installing it.

When you are asked what Setup Type you want you have to choose "Custom":

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When you are asked about "Select Components" you have to make sure the games you have are properly selected:
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Also you have to tell where your games are installed on your computer.

Usual locations for the games are:
C:\Program Files\Unreal Tournament 3
C:\Program Files\id Software\Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars
C:\Program Files\id Software\Enemy Territory - QUAKE Wars Demo 2
C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare

 



 

You can start the games by clicking on GO.
If this is not working you can use these instructions to get it working.

Core servers:

 

Server name Players Average Type Map
#1 BigBattleServers.com Q6600 100Mbit 5 0.96 ETQW valley
#1 BBS TitanRPG VCTF go 1 4.09 UT2004 VCTF-Arcade][Radio..
#1 BigBattleServers.com INVASION RPG go 0 0.07 UT2004 DM-SpamArena_V2
#1 BigBattleServers.com ONS TitanRPG XTEgo 0 0.84 UT2004 ONS-HoldingTank-BO..
#1 BigBattleServers.com RBTTInvasion B..go down 0.44 UT3 DM-UNO-Mindless
#1 BigBattleServers.com Titan Warfare go 0 0.63 UT3 WAR-Torlan[UT2004]

 



UT2004 Chatlog Browser

This is the chatlog browser for the #1 BIG BATTLE SERVERS UT2004 game servers. You can find an archive of in-game chatlogs here that you may refer to when filing complaints against a certain player, for instance.

The logs are sorted by server, date and game, the archive reaches back until April 23rd, 2008 and is updated every minute.

The chat log browser uses raw unmodified UT2004 chat log files for its input, all it does is format them to an easily readable form. You have the possibility to verify this by looking at the raw unmodified files using the \"View raw file\" link below each listing.

This browser includes a custom language filter and highlights chat lines in which the sender is possibly swearing, whining or insulting. Please note that the highlighting is done automatically and only indicates a possible violation of our language rules.

Legend: Swearing Whining WebAdmin Search result

Server list

Chatlogs of the following servers are available:

  • TitanRPG ONS XTE
  • Invasion RPG
  • Multi RPG
  • TitanRPG VCTF

 



 

#1 BigBattleServers.com - Forum 2009 Posts

 

NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by BattleMode on March 28th, 2009

There is a new server: UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool!
 

The address of UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool is: ut2004://83.98.163.84:7777 (used to be ONS RPG)
The UT2004 ONS RPG server has been moved to: ut2004://83.98.163.79:7777

Overview:

  • New server so everyone starts at level 1
  • At level 1 players already get 100 stat points
  • Getting levels is a little harder
  • Pricing and max settings have been changed for many stats and abilities
  • There is no REBUILD only a RESET
  • Spawn killing is allowed
  • Ultima does less damage to nodes and cores, 1 hit node kills are still possible but tougher to achieve
  • No retaliation
  • With denial you no longer lose your weapon when you kill yourself
  • Shield Regeneration no longer stops during battle
 

More details can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2056

There will probably be more improvements in the future, but the important stuff is all there now.

Many thanks to fluffy and Robin(R) for the input and helping with testing.

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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Jeffrey on March 28th, 2009

Cool!! I'll check it out :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Darkemule on March 28th, 2009

Cool server ^^

A few suggestions:
 
  • Add ONS-SpamBox pls :mrred:
  • Can you fix the double-entering vehicle weapons speed peoblem? like in VCTF, pretty annoying if you aren't used to :mrgreen:
  • Ejector seat maybe? *hides*
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Jeffrey on March 28th, 2009

Pretty good so far. I like starting with 100 stat points.

some comments
  • utextra for hitsounds
  • different artifact menu, like vctf's. This one is crap :P
  • noticed my weapon speed got lost couple of times, for weapons and vehicles
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Diplodocus on March 28th, 2009

Im not used to VCTF artifact system, I prefer this one, although Id like to be able to bind triple dmg key (I can't do that now right?). And Id like to alter the mines, since 4 is much without super quickie and jump. Fun with new server anyway
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by fluffy on March 28th, 2009

key=RPGGetArtifact Triple
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by BattleMode on March 29th, 2009

Darkemule wrote:Add ONS-SpamBox pls
Where can I download it? Tried to find it but failed.
 
Darkemule wrote:Can you fix the double-entering vehicle weapons speed peoblem? like in VCTF, pretty annoying if you aren't used to :mrgreen:
Jeffrey wrote:noticed my weapon speed got lost couple of times, for weapons and vehicles
Will see if I can figure out how pd fixed that.
 
Darkemule wrote:Ejector seat maybe? *hides*
TC05 has an ejector seat, a very good one even, but I don't like ejector seats. The only reason Titan RPG has one is because it came with the server :mrgreen:.
 
Jeffrey wrote:utextra for hitsounds
Tried to add it but made the server crash. 
 
Jeffrey wrote:different artifact menu, like vctf's. This one is crap :P
With ONS RPG OldSchool you do not need the menu, you can select the artifacts directly and bind keys to them. E.g. as fluffy already mentioned: RPGGetArtifact Triple. Available are: Triple, Globe, MagicWeaponMaker, Double, Max, Flight, Magnet, Teleport, Rod, MegaBlast, FreezeBomb, PoisonBlast, Repulsion and PlusTwo.
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Darkemule on March 29th, 2009

BattleMode wrote:Where can I download it? Tried to find it but failed.

Try here:
http://ut2004.titaninternet.co.uk/forum ... php?t=7592
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by BattleMode on March 29th, 2009

Darkemule wrote:http://ut2004.titaninternet.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7592
Thank you, SPAMBOX is on the server now.

Also added RPG stats for ONS RPG OldSchool to the site: http://bigbattleservers.com/rpgtop.php?server=16
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by thomaster on March 30th, 2009

Diplodocus wrote:Im not used to VCTF artifact system, I prefer this one, although Id like to be able to bind triple dmg key (I can't do that now right?). And Id like to alter the mines, since 4 is much without super quickie and jump. Fun with new server anyway


It might be a bit faster:
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Darkemule on March 30th, 2009

I played the whole day today on the new server, i like it but there's something which i would LOVE to get rid of, the no super weapons mutator :x Why i can't spam Redeemers? :/ If i don't spam enough nukes, its no fun for me :P

Oh and thanks for adding SpamBox btw :thumleft:
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by OpT_fr on March 30th, 2009

We removed super weaponss because of the denial ability.
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by fluffy on March 30th, 2009

Importing the titan version denial fix for supers is on the wish list.
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by thomaster on March 31st, 2009

@Darkmule :P :P :P

I wonder, if all the skills are working as fluffy wanted it? I'm interested in - of course - in a cool medic build...

"Loaded medic: 5,5,5. Make it 20,20,20 and +50 healing at 2 and +100 at 3. This skill should not break the health balance ratios and shouldn't heal past what players can gain from keg/vial pickups. Self healing should be allowed from splash but at a reduced rate. Start that at 20% and see how it goes. Also include exp healing at 30% extra per level and do away with that skill. Do away with medic awareness and give that free at level 1 of this."

What are the pre-requisites of the loaded medic skill?
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Darkemule on March 31st, 2009

Memorable game today :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Chumba Wumba on March 31st, 2009

Do you always play showing your FPS?
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Tremore on March 31st, 2009

Chumba Wumba wrote:Do you always play showing your FPS?

That might be a map-maker habit :)
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Ae][McK on April 1st, 2009

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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by thomaster on April 1st, 2009

thomaster wrote:
"Loaded medic: 5,5,5. Make it 20,20,20 and +50 healing at 2 and +100 at 3. This skill should not break the health balance ratios and shouldn't heal past what players can gain from keg/vial pickups. Self healing should be allowed from splash but at a reduced rate. Start that at 20% and see how it goes. Also include exp healing at 30% extra per level and do away with that skill. Do away with medic awareness and give that free at level 1 of this."
 


I just would like to know, can medics heal themselves with splash damage or not?
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Re: NEW: The BBS UT2004 ONS RPG OldSchool server!

by Diplodocus on April 1st, 2009

I heard they could, sort of. Maybe that means up to normal health instead of medic max health
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This is a VCTF map with the style of an Unreal 1 level, terraniux. Who played that awesome game should remember this level. I imported the textures and some other stuff to give a unreal 1 feeling. Its rather small although it seemed bigger in the ED and its less dark than in the screenshots. This map took me AGES of work and made me mad with weird bugs which required a lot of exra work and swears to be fixed, but its probably my best one, it is complex and tricky with the possibility to make nice lift jumps.

 



 

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