Apr 13 2011

Planned server downtime: 16th of april 2011

Our server is going on a little trip. During this trip it won’t be online.

After the trip it will have a new IP address. If you use our services by connecting to ‘fakkelbrigade.eu’, you shouldn’t have to do anything.

The move will happen on the night of saturday the 16th of april.


edit: all done :)

Apr 15 2010

Dignitas vs TCM shoutcast and demos

Busy night for our poor server.

Dignitas played TCM on granary and gorge, in a match that was crucial in deciding who’s going to win season 7 of the ETF2L.

FakkelBrigade provided the gameserver, relays and shoutcast Mumble, and boy, did our server get slapped around.
950 spectators and close to 400 people listening in on the shoutcast Mumble really strained our resources.

Need more CPU cores

Also, Valve decided to release a TF2 update during the match, so when the map switched, the server got updated and everyone had to restart their TF2 to get the updated client. Brilliant timing 😀

Anyway, here are the goods:


Shoutcast recordings


You’ll need 7zip to extract the STV demos.

Apr 8 2010

Welcome to Clanhost

We’re now on Clanhost :)

Apr 1 2010

FakkelBrigade chooses Clanhost.nl

For over a year, we’ve been renting a dedicated server. You’ve probably benefited from this by using our Mumble, watching a match through our STV relays or listening to a shoutcast on our shoutcast Mumble.

We weren’t quite happy with the uptime and routing of our previous hoster, so we’ve been looking for a new one.

It’s quite hard to find a host with great uptime, good routing to all of Europe and an affordable price, but we think we’ve found it with Clanhost.nl

You might already know Clanhost, as they also host our Finnish friends of pwr gaming and the CoolClan server. Over the coming weeks we’ll be moving our stuff from the i3d server to the Clanhost one.

What does this all mean for you?

  • Lower pings / lower latency on Mumble
  • Less packetloss
  • Less downtime