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Intermittent connection issues: April 21st, 2019

A few people have reported connection issues today. NFOServers, Ephinea's host, is receiving more DDoS attacks than usual today, which is causing these brief but frequent issues. Soda has relayed a message from them:

[quote]We are observing particularly frequent and large attacks today at most locations, including Chicago. When an attack is occurring that saturates one of our upstream links, our system instantly null-routes the target to minimize damage, but a small burst of packet loss is seen by a segment of clients (those whose inbound traffic came over a saturated upstream link).

The primary source of these attacks continues to be Amazon, as they still do not have systems in place to effectively mitigate outbound attack traffic. Some other cloud providers that do not proactively notice abuse and do not quickly handle abuse notifications are also involved, including Oracle, Microsoft, and DO.

We will continue to mitigate these attacks as they are seen. We have been in contact with a couple of these other cloud providers in the past about improvements that need to be implemented on their end to help, and we have been assured by some that improvements are on the way. In locations that can receive upgrades, such as Chicago, we are also in the process of those upgrades, to help on our end with attacks that may occur later on.

Attacks activity typically comes in bursts, and holidays are a favorite time for attackers to launch attacks.[/quote]

Apologies for the inconvenience, and as always, thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Apr 22nd, 2019, 02:08 (UTC) by Ryan (2)


C-mode bug inventory fix applied: April 18th, 2019

A recent bug with the Ranger classes inventory being mismatched with the server in 1c7, 1c8, 1c9, 2c4, and 2c5 has been fixed. Apologies for causing it in the first place!

The fix has been applied to all ships.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Apr 19th, 2019, 00:41 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


Ephinea v1131 Update

The Ephinea DLL and launcher were updated. Ephinea DLL is now v1131.

The following changes were made to the DLL:

- Added support for 3:2, 21:9, 32:9 and 16:3 display ratios.
- Added support for custom display resolutions.
- Screenshots now save in PNG format instead of JPG.

In order for you to use a selected resolution, it must be defined in your video card's control panel software. If the resolution is not defined, PSO will fail to start.

You can create any custom resolution of your choice in your video card's control panel.

The launcher has been updated with a lot more standard resolutions. If a resolution you want to use is not in the launcher, you can edit resolution.ini to add it or go into the registry and set the REG_DWORD keys NEW_RES_HEIGHT and NEW_RES_WIDTH to the resolution of your choice.

Beware that resolution.ini will be overwritten by the patch server (temporarily). It will stop being overwritten after I get the default resolution.ini that is included in online.exe updated, which shouldn't take very long.

You may also realize the "high res" HUD scaled size is different than before. This was necessary for dynamic resolutions, but adjustments may be coming to make it smaller again for those who liked that. Just need to add some more tweaks to the code.

If your resolution is reverted to a default resolution, you may need to set it again in the launcher.

If using Windows 10, I also recommend setting the High DPI scaling override to be performed by "Application" as opposed to the system.

Also, for NVIDIA graphics cards, in order to create a custom resolution that doesn't exist yet, you usually have to turn DSR off.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Apr 16th, 2019, 02:05 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


Server maintenance concluded for April 5th, 2019

Server maintenance has concluded for April 5th, 2019.

The following changes were made to Ultimate C-mode:

- Changed starting levels again.
- Removed Resta from Forces in the early stages.
- Adjusted experience multipliers.
- Changed the Ultimate C-mode section of the ItemPT to match more with the Normal C-mode one.

I also needed to make some changes to make quest development easier for our devs, which was another main reason for the maintenance.

Thank you for playing on Ephinea!

Posted Apr 5th, 2019, 07:43 (UTC) by Sodaboy (0)


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