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11-07-2015 Update log

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Whoo-hoo it's that time again, hope you're ready for some changes! Some may prove popular, other ones not so much but it is what it is. Only a few of them may I revert depending on the results of what happens or the level of abuse.

  • VEHICLES
    • Disabling a vehicle no longer immediately ejects all occupants whether it was from an accident, being shot, running people over, etc.
    • Driver exiting a disabled car ejects all other occupants (yes this may result in people getting stuck in each other with some vehicles, but not much can be done about that)
    • Shooting a vehicle (in order of outcomes) will first puncture tires, then disable vehicle, if driver remains in a vehicle after being disabled they will take damage from each subsequent shot.
    • As an occupant of a vehicle that crashes not only does this stun you, but it also now deals damage directly to you. (This may sometimes deal more damage than it should but again, we don't control how...

PerpHeads | 2 Years Running

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As the Community has just celebrated its 2 year anniversary we thought we’d make this thread to commemorate this milestone. To start off here’s a piece from @StephenPuffs about the community’s history and how the server came to be:

Perpheads was derived from Jarheads which was the name of an organization all 4 owners (Fredy, Xquality, Tanges, and myself) met and played as for quite some time on a different server and since we all loved how PERP was, and that ****heads usually means you're a fan of something, and perp also meaning criminals which PERP is kind of based off of, Perpheads made perfect sense.

That server eventually decided to stop and we all still had each other added from Steam. After a number of months the owners of the old server (VS3 for those interested) contacted Xquality asking if he would have any interest in them relaunching, which he said yes to and...

Update - 06/07/2015: 70 player slots

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Why hello there guys!

You might be aware from @Fredy's update post earlier in the week. The server has been upgraded: https://perpheads.com/threads/new-server.8835/. In result of this, we thought it might be a good idea to see how the server would manage with 10 extra players on the server, so as of today the server is now up to 70 slots. However this may not be permanent, we want to make sure that it doesn't make a significant impact on performance. We'll be posting back on this thread tonight on the verdict if we'll be keeping it or not!

Have a good one!

New Server

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Hey,

Today we upgraded our server to a new model. It offers us a new type of DDoS protection specifically designed for games like Garry's Mod and it's gonna be exciting to see whether or not it is gonna help to protect us from bad DDoS attacks. Another great thing is that we now have the best cpu available to run a Garry's Mod server on (i7-4790k, there simply isn't any other processor with that kind of single core performance: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html)
We hope this will make the server a bit more stable and reduce pings of players online thus making gameplay a lot smoother during peak times.
Some of you or your friends might still have problems connecting to the new server because the perpheads.com domain points to the wrong ip. In this case simply run "ipconfig /flushdns" in cmd.exe. You could also use the ip 151.80.47.13 for the moment.
If you notice any problems because we switched to the new server please message me directly on the forums.

Server Events: 13/06/15 - Saturday 5:00PM GMT+0

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Server Events: 13/06/15 - Saturday 5:00PM GMT+0

Hello there guys! So, the results are in and the events listed below will be the ones being hosted tomorrow. Hope to see you all there!

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TIME: 5:00PM

EVENT: Sky High Skipping

WINNER: @Puma123

Description: 'Sky High Skipping' involves all participants on the top of a building. A staff member will be at the corner. A few commands will be entered and said staff member will begin spinning on the spot with their physgun beam out and participants will be forced to jump over the physics gun beam so they do not get picked up by it, if they are picked up by the beam they will be dropped off the edge. Slowly it will begin to get faster as well.
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TIME: 6:00PM

EVENT: Bat Battle

WINNER: Blue team

Description: An area for the event is chosen by the staff team before the event then some construction will take place to make it...​

06-06-2015 / 07-06-2015 Update

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06-06-2015
All cars have officially been finished so the balancing should be all set!!! I may post the full table of vehicles and their respective speeds at some point but for now just know it more or less is the amount of money spent on the car for initial purchase and upgrades that effects the speed.

If any car (this is more likely true on higher end ones) has an absolutely horrid turning radius (at slow speeds) please notify me either by a private conversation with an appropriate subject line or on the Updating Vehicles thread itself. To anyone complaining about cars being too slow or police too fast, I have some ideas regarding this that may be put into effect at some point. However I am 100% happy with the speed of vehicles now that I have balanced them so any request to buff a car I will simply be ignoring.

Now you're asking, why does...

Small Update 09/05/2015

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9/05/2015

Small number of fixes and changes for this weekend including new items. We may add more later on but for now these were added on quick notice by @StephenPuffs as there are some items that are included but uncraftable/obtainable other than by a senior staff member. If you find any bugs please report them to myself or post on issue tracker here: https://github.com/syl0r/Perpheads-Issues/issues

Fixes:

Stim Packs now weigh over 50% less

Adjusted the VIP physgun (What's 'wrong' with it is that there is a limited range on it to avoid prop climbing/push/surf)

Reduced the chance of rain

Fixed the Book of Law background

Changes:

Added 7 new props


*Mini StephenPuffs not included

Wall Mounted Shelves - Crafted
Short Wooden Fence - Crafted
Short Chain Link Fence -...

Server Update 5/2/2015

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Server Update: 5/2/2015


The dev team has just released a new update that includes mostly fixes and some smaller changes. As always please put in the bug tracker any issues you may find.

Fixes:
Fixed binoculars

Fixed fire extinguishers

Fixed the volume of knocking

Improved the anti-stuck

Increased brightness when it’s raining/night

Adjusted some crafting timers

Fixed shop signs not displaying at times

Fixed jailbreaks

Readjusted sniper scope sensitivity

Fixed metal detectors

All life alert locations redone (more precise)

Filled guns now stack on top in storage

Fixed pistol ammo displaying in storage

Fixed both grenades (I’d suggest you don’t forget to throw)

Phone fixes/changes

Behind the scenes code cleanup

A lot of general bug fixes

Stuff no one remembers but should help...​

Server Events: 19/04/2015 - Sunday 4:00PM BST+0

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Server Events: 19/04/2015 - Sunday 4:00PM BST+0



TIME
: 4:00PM

EVENT: Duck Huntin'

Winner(s): Heatz [Eddie Stallone] & BA98 [Ben Anderson]

Prize: The successful hunter: M24 Sniper Rifle

Description: People that would like to participate in the event will be placed on top of the city office and will be instructed to line up along the edge of it facing the car dealer. One of our trusty throwaway staff members will be placed at the car dealer car park and will be instructed to run around like a headless chicken. When the all clear is given, participants will be automatically given an M24 Sniper with unlimited ammunition then have to attempt to kill the poor Duck, due to the render distance you won't actually be able to see him so winning the event will be down to luck. The person who successfully kills the duck will receive a free M24 Sniper Rifle to take home...​

04/04/2015 - Server Crashes Resolved

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04/04/2015 - Server Crashes Resolved


As all of you have noticed already the server kept crashing for the past few days and some guy has claimed to be the one causing them. I have found out how he was doing it and completely blocked all attacks like this from happening again.

For anyone who wants to know a bit more:
The DoS attack that was used to crash the server was most likely something called a TCP SYN flood attack (You can read up on it here). As soon as someone tries to connect to a server through TCP (rcon as an example) the server sends a response to the client which the client has to respond to for the connection to open successfully (that way people can't fake their IP). The problem here is that the server pretty much stores the request for some time to wait for the client's response. A TCP SYN flood just spams tons of...

02/04/2015 - Frequent server crashes

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02/04/2015 - Frequent server crashes



Good evening guys, if you were on the server yesterday evening or today, you will have noticed that server seems to be crashing every 5 minutes or so. The owners are aware of the issue and are currently working on a fix for it. The website and Team Speak 3 are not impacted. For all premium players, 2 days of premium will be added for you for compensation for the 'down-time'. Overall, we're sorry for the inconvenience caused by this!​

Server Issues Resolved

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Hi guys, we have finally resolved the issue that the last Garry's mod update caused and the server is no longer crashing every 10 minutes.
We have given all premium users an extra week of free premium, since the server was pretty much unplayable last week.

26-02-2015 Small Update

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Quick update to fix a few problems as well as a couple changes, nothing major but may be one of the most helpful.

Fixed
  • You can leave organizations again (left some debugging code, oops) (Thanks to all who reported this on bug tracker and elsewhere)
  • Magic mushrooms can be picked by all police officers (Keep this rule in mind) (Thank you to maxh13 (I don't know your forum name) for reporting HERE)
Changes
  • Drug crafting time reduced by 60%. I may change some other things later on regarding the whole crafting time right now, but this is probably the most important and what people object to the most.
  • Reverse lights, when backing up your car will switch from full red lights to having a sort of white look as to indicate the vehicle is moving backward. (Thanks to @ThomasGeorge for suggesting this...

21-02-2015 Update

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Another update I put together, which took up most of my week tbh, but I'm sure they'll be appreciated. I may take next week a little bit more relaxed as I've not had much time to do anything but course work and develop, so need a few days off. I'll probably just do more vehicle updates if I do anything, which although won't change most people's time on the server it's still necessary to do so I can predictably do anything further with vehicles down the road (no pun intended). Obviously any huge game breaking flaws and bugs I'll fix up regardless of this. Anyways you've heard enough about me, onto the important part... What's this update about?

New
  • Shop signs! I'll admit I got the idea of what prop to use from another server, but I have coded it and made it work all with my own ability, not copied from somewhere. When you go to purchase any property that would be deemed a shop, mostly bazaar and row of stores along next to it, a window will appear...

14-02-2015 Update

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Alright folks as mentioned a few times, this is another update that's mostly tweaks here and there not much new although one big thing. (At least time I won't be making the update post from my mobile which was a real treat last time)

New
  • IMPORTANT! Holding B will now transmit on the government radio instead of being a toggle switch which was unreliable basically. Your normal talk button will be local talking as usual.
  • Benches outside the Fredy's on Sunset Blvd. have seats added which allow you to sit on them.
Fixes
  • Several vehicles have had their exit position altered which hopefully should result in players not getting stuck in them. If you continue to experience this with your vehicle please post here with your vehicle make and model: https://github.com/syl0r/Perpheads-Issues/issues/51
  • Sound volume on the phone messenger should be quieter and easier to tell if it is yours or...

08/02/2015 Update

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Alright this is going to sound like a rather minor update but it took a number of hours to complete. Bolli can attest to that as he helped me complete the last quarter or so. I was amazed just how many there are scattered in the map. What is @StephenPuffs talking about you may ask, well read on.

New
  • Benches and seats found throughout the map can now be used. (Same key to enter your car when looking at it)
  • Senior admins+ now have the ability to change your clothes to several different team colors for events and such where color coordination is important. (This change isn't permanent, only until they revert the change or you rejoin)
May not seem like much but it's very tedious work to complete them all and test. There may be one or two that you get stuck when standing up, so if you find one like that please report immediately.


@Carrot enjoying a beautiful...

Server Events: 14/02/2015 - Saturday 4:00PM GMT+0

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Server Events: 14/02/2015 - Saturday 4:00PM GMT+0



Good day genetlemen and gentlewomen, once again PERPHeads will be hosting a series of events on Saturday 14/02/2015. The poll has unlimited responses per user, so you are able to vote for multiple events. Please make sure you vote before Friday 13/02/2015 as the poll will be closing. 3-4 events will be chosen from the ones that are the most popular from the poll. Also, if you have any ideas for events, drop me a message!

The post will be updated with all the events that will be hosted as soon as the events have been picked. Additionally, the events will be scheduled on our Steam group.
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EVENT: Sky High Skipping

Prize: Last man standing '$50,000'

Description: People that...​

04-02-2015 Update

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Another semi update, no crafting changes yet. You'll notice most of this was fixes and a few tweaks to current systems.

New
  • All police are able to open up the F3 menu, but they will only be able to view the list of active warrants. Because of this, the "Arrest Warrant" text above people's head has been removed, so as police be sure you keep up to date with who you are actively tracking.
  • Warrant notices when receiving a warrant as well as the star system on the HUD has been removed as to stop people using this to their advantage and actively prepare for a raid.
  • As nongovernmental jobs are now able to be warranted, if sent to jail they will be removed from their job. (e.g. Delivery person gets sent to jail, when put in jail they will become citizen again)
  • Food is no longer purchasable from the delivery app.
Fixes
  • Lieutenant is able to warrant people properly again.
  • Emergency app now notifies all emergency...

27-01-2015 Update

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Well today is going to be an interesting one, but I believe should be good.

Quick note, tomorrow I probably will do nothing but tamper with the mixture times, so all of you waiting for that change rejoice. However some others may be increased as they don't contain many parts; I may also nerf how much it resets your progress so you don't lose as much time by closing the menu.

Additionally, be sure to vote on the poll of what you would like done next. They are in no particular order of my own preference, but keep an open mind when voting and don't necessarily pick what you think is the most advantageous to yourself. They all are ideas that I do wish to do at some point, I am just looking to see where the community thinks the focus should be done next. As for today however...

New
  • The biggest change for today is that the city, in certain circumstances, may raise/lower the taxes without a mayor. This should help prevent times in which government can not...

26-01-2015 Update

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I guess because I have no way of really doing the change log in the F1 menu I should just do these mini update log things each time I make some changes to the live server, so consider this to be the starting one.

New
  • Police lieutenant is now able to revoke a vehicle from emergency services. (Emergency services are defined as: police lieutenant, police sergeant, S.W.A.T. team member, speed enforcement officer, police officer, medic, and firefighter)
    • This should be done if the mayor requests that the budget be more managed, so the lieutenant should carefully consider how/where to make those cuts. Asking people to partner up either by assigning pairs him/herself or getting a sergeant to do so.
    • This can also be done if there are obviously an excess of police vehicles in use and some seem to have no active owner.
    • At any rate the reason that the lieutenant fills out as the reason must be valid and legitimate.
    • Do not use this as a means...

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