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So not a huge change log this time, but some useful things included. Enjoy!

  • If you have had issues with the "reliable buffer overflow" disconnect, it was likely due to you having too many drugs in your storage. While we strongly suggest you sell them before you have several thousand as it still could happen but we have tried to meter it out so you won't get this error as soon as you once did (even though this was already quite a large amount).
  • Rings are now shown on your hands in first person, so you can enjoy them more, rather than just being a sort of nonexistent thing. The positioning/angles on some are incorrect and we have other fingers that rings can be attached to that won't show in the store, but that will be fixed in time.
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  • Zip ties can now be used to tie people up rather than "/me ties their hands" so by Rule 3.26, using this /me is now invalid and can not be used. This effectively also ties their legs as well so do not think that /me is valid either. We are looking into perhaps having other restraints that a person can use, but for now you can at least do that. You can free anyone from being zip tied by right clicking them with your fists. Zip ties can be crafted under the Melee section of the mixtures menu for 5 chunks of plastic.
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Poll will be closing 15/12/2016 at midnight - Cast your votes here!


As many of you are aware, for the past 2 years, a community outlaw that goes by the name AyJay hosted the PERPheads Community Awards where members of the community could vote for individuals for awards. I believe this is a great thing to do and gives us a chance to recognize people for their great work. I talked with AyJay and asked him if I could carry it on and he said it's fine.


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Example from the 2014 awards

Past Community Awards

2014 - https://perpheads.com/threads/perpheads-community-awards-2014.4802/
2015 - https://perpheads.com/threads/perpheads-community-awards-2015-results.11574/

This year...

We had many announcements;
So as someone thankfully pointed out early on in the day, I messed up with the Luger crafting mixture so they could be crafted from a single grip. We looked into it and only 7 total were made until I made it impossible to craft more. Instead of doing anything regarding refunds or removing these, because the number is so few we're just going to allow people to keep those. If desired, we will accept your fully crafted Luger and give you a Luger grip in return so you can ease any guilty conscience you may have today but it is not necessary.

Moving on, I also seem to have forgotten to include magazine mixtures, which is a bit of a mistake :phteven: but it happens. Also there were missing stocks for MP5K and SPAS-12... (this weapon system is a real mess trying to keep track of what parts have been done now because of how modular each gun is :confused:). Attachments should work for all the appropriate guns though, only thing being the MP5K (unlike its bigger brother the standard MP5) it will not accept Acog sights intentionally.

You can also now craft the MP7 and MP9 to your hearts content. Both require Firearms skill level around the 60s.

Now for something I'm sure almost everyone will be even more excited about and should overall change a lot of gunfights and how they play out. Guns are now wayyyyy more accurate than before :dead:, however the recoil for each has been adjusted manually so they may feel a bit different when shot but not totally uncontrollable. The effect on full auto should still produce a spray of lead; only easier to handle at high marksmanship levels. This also means going to the shooting range is now much more beneficial to get your skill up as you're unlikely to miss the target if you take the time to aim at it each shot. I also choked down shotgun spray a lot, so we'll see how this plays out and if it turns out to be too OP then I will widen it out again. "Sniper" rifles are still the most accurate even at low level,...
Well not much was changed other than some more guns being added this time. Maybe a fix here or there, but mostly new guns.

"What new guns?" I hear you ask.

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Side notes:
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First thing to note, Halloween will only remain for one more day.

As many of you are aware, joining the server when it is peak time it can be very difficult, if not impossible for hours. So we have made a way to join to the server in a proper order so you will actually have a chance to do so. This means when we enable it, there will be a queue server in which you will first need to connect to, in which it will automatically put you into a queue to join the main server. In the top right it will display your current position in the queue and how many others are waiting. You will be unable to join directly to the main server while this is in effect. Upon someone leaving on the main server it will prompt the first player in the queue if they wish to join, this option is only valid for 2 minutes. If you choose to not take the slot or miss your chance it will not currently put you into the end of the queue, so if you wish to requeue you will have to reconnect to the server.

Hopefully this will make your chances of getting the slot much higher and you don't have to wait forever on the GMod title page doing nothing. Instead the queue server will presently be running the Cinema gamemode, so you and others can sit back and watch some videos together while you wait. Of course the same server rules apply here, so only appropriate videos allowed and be respectful to one another. Anyways we hope you enjoy this change and will easily connect in a timely fashion.

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To connect to the queue server open your GMod console and type:
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connect perpheads.com:27018
Halloween Update: 30/10/2016
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Halloween stuff
  • Candy bars
  • Sick witch hat (Your personal hat will be back after Halloween)
  • Ability to grow pumpkins (seeds are bought at the bar)
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New animations and models
  • Food and drinks are now displayed in your hand when you consume it
  • New soda model
  • Added handcuffs to the player while cuffed
  • Added glowsights to most weapons
  • Fixed glowy SWAT officers
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Cell Phone
  • The open application is now visible on the world model of the player’s phone
  • You now hold the phone next to your ear while you're in a call
  • New ringtones
    • Alert
    • Bill Jazz
    • Cowboy
    • Deja Vu
    • Night Call
    • Real Human Being
    • Running in the 90s
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Available currently for Halloween are pumpkin seeds found in the harbor bar in the city. Keep in mind these seeds will expire so use them quick. Plant them in some dirt or other suitable ground to grow yourself a pumpkin! Pumpkins can be refined into some pumpkin spice for a nice addition to your coffee for an added boost of energy in the Cooking section of your mixtures menu or just use your pumpkin as decoration at your property. The choice is yours, but seeds won't last forever. (They will make it back in...
Updated 27/9

As many of you already know, several accounts were taken over and used maliciously on the 24th of September. We have a very clear idea as to who is responsible for this attack. I will not be giving out any names however.

One main thing to note is that our database was in no way compromised so all information you have both in game and here on the forums is completely safe. This attack was simply gaining access to a staff members account and then using it to edit others in order to gain control, modify information, or delete theirs or others accounts.

Here is the most complete overview that I can put together.

Starting around 9:10AM CEST the individual first gained access to a former Administrator who will remain nameless. However all permissions from this account had already been revoked so nothing of value was gained.

From there the individual gained access to @Xquality's account and added an offensive rating, renamed some users, banned certain IPs, gave administrative permission to 4 users, deleted accounts (including myself), etc.

To note: @Jordan was a former senior admin for those of you unfamiliar with him or his previous role so we decided upon his resignation that he will maintain all his abilities but hold no formal title. Which fortunately allowed him to help hinder some of the individual's "attack" despite their best efforts. So I would ask that everyone thank @Jordan for his efforts to help us during this, I officially thank him as well on behalf of us here at PH.

One individual that was granted administrative permissions was actively seen looking through sensitive areas of the forums, including but not limited to: Staff Complaints, Admin/Mod discussions, and PLPD related matters. Because of this, that member has received a community wide ban.

One other individual looked through some other typically...
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As many of you are aware, for the past 2 years, a community outlaw that goes by the name AyJay hosted the PERPheads Community Awards where members of the community could vote for individuals for awards. I believe this is a great thing to do and gives us a chance to recognize people for their great work. I talked with AyJay and asked him if I could carry it on and he said it's fine.

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Example from the 2014 awards
Past Community Awards

2014 - https://perpheads.com/threads/perpheads-community-awards-2014.4802/
2015 - https://perpheads.com/threads/perpheads-community-awards-2015-results.11574/

Category Poll

You may be thinking this may be a little early for opening the polls, however this is just asking the community for what categories they would like to see in this years awards. Below will be a Google Forms sheet where you can suggest awards such as "Best Shooter" "Most missed outlaw" "Friendliest User".

This poll will close on the 01/10/2016 and we're hoping to open the votes for the entire awards later on in October.


Category Suggestions: https://goo.gl/forms/Dv4uQV1GIvCcZ9b32


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PARALAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
SENIOR OFFICER RECRUITMENT

Paralake Police Department's mission is to protect and serve the community of Paralake. The Department has their set of code of ethics; Professionalism, we represent ourselves in a way which shows PLPD in a professional light. Accountability, we each are answerable for our decisions, actions and omissions. Respect, we treat everyone with respect. Leadership, we lead by good example. We investigate, reduce and prevent crime throughout the city and make an effort to understand what the community want. Further information on how the Police department operates can be found here: https://perpheads.com/threads/about-the-police-department.15228/

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WRITTEN APPLICATION

CURRENT STATUS: CLOSED
SITUATIONAL JUDGEMENT TEST

CURRENT STATUS: OPEN
SUPERVISED PATROL

CURRENT STATUS: OPEN


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Requirements are in place so the Department know they're enlisting able, honest and experienced members of the community.​

  • You must have access to and utilize a microphone which is of good sound quality.
  • You must have a thorough knowledge of the server rules and laws.
  • Have a relatively clean player history, regarding bans/warnings/blacklists. Warnings/bans/blacklists should ideally not be recent.*
  • You must be...
Here's one of the updates you've all been looking for! FPS boost!

Overall your FPS should about double* it seems in most cases. You can access this by pressing F1 -> Options -> [​IMG]
*Depends on your own personal hardware and what else you may have running

Granted you could use this command before, but to anyone who used it already they quickly realized it had drawbacks. Originally it made clothing flicker like mad, but the GMod devs changed it some awhile back but it still turned everyone's clothing to pure white. This was still less than ideal for trying to track down someone specific. After much thought of how to do this properly, @Fredy and I have created a way which should allow all colors to remain. You will not lose any clothing or metals for your vehicle and can still customize to your heart's desire. We may even be able to add some more things that previously we were limited to doing, and no change in content needed more than likely.

There were some odd results at times while we tested this out to get it all functioning, but all of them seem to have been resolved so we are pushing this update out. Occasionally cars may appear incorrectly, same with players or NPCs. It is yet to be seen how often this might happen with a full server, hopefully all you notice is an increased number of FPS.

I hope you all enjoy this and I will be working on a few other ways which should hopefully boost FPS in their own way, but will be more noticeable in the way they change things.

Known issue: In demos you will likely find NPCs as pure white with no clothing texture at all.

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