Heywood Jablomi

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About Heywood Jablomi

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    Agent in Training
  • Birthday 11/30/1958

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    N.Y.C. area
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    Graphic Design, Web Design, Magic, Movies, Music, and ...women...<br />"ow much for dee weemen...???"
  1. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    Sounds like a wunnerful tinng Sweetie. Got my email address? If not, lemme know. At this point I'll try anything. Downloaded that big mappack last night, hosted, and same crrap happens. It just restarts da same map when it's finished. So... yeah... send em over. Thanks Hon! (Ummm...er... "Boss". Sorry...)
  2. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    Thanks BZ. But I only have 2 files in Custom\Resources... UHQ_DD_N2_CUSTOM_MAPPACK.REZ and UHQ_DM_N2_CUSTOM_MAPPACK.REZ. (BTW, these mappaks confuse me. I dunno which one is the "giant one". I think I got the above 2 from The site that shall not be named.com... not sure... I forget now. I used to get a big custom mappak from the jaguar clan's site, but can't find it anymore there. I'm downloading the mapak below right now from this site as I type. "UnityHQ_NOLF2_Mappack Version 2.0 **Updated Aug. 14, 2006**" I hope datz it. Cuz I also noticed that some maps just don't work, and either get a black screen, or one worked.. but made a bunch of weird noise at first starting up. So maybe the mappaks are corrupt? I dunno. I also noticed that sometimes when I start my server... I log onto the game, and sometimes don't see my server running. So I shut down the game and restart it till I do see it. And then I sometimes see a crapload of servers running... all with 65*** pings. (forgot the exact number) And also like I said previously, when I start my server directly from thee .exe file... I NEVER see it listed. Only when I start the game, hit HOST, and then LAUNCH, Then it closes out the game and launches the server, causing me to restart the game to play myself. I'm lost in da sauce here kiddies. "Ol Poppa Woody needs help. And either is gonna track dis glitch down till I drop... or give it da Hell up. Cuz mah bones iz achin' frum it...
  3. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    As far as I can see... I don't have ANY of those "cfg" files you mentioned under Profiles. And the only "Player.txt" file I have pretty much looks just like the example you posted. And when I start it up from the "NOLFsrvr.exe"... it seems to setup and run fine, but when I log onto the game... I don't see my server in the list. That "scmd" stuff escapes me. Dunno wut it is. Wut is it, and wut is it for, and how do I use it? Sorry, I'm just an old fart trying to get me damned server runnin'... pardon me if I'm not too savvy wit dis crap. So again... HELLLLPPPPP!!!!
  4. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    Nope. Just running like 6 maps from the standard custom mappaks. No "Animal House" in there though. (never heard of it) I dunno wut the problem could be. Maybe I'm setting it up or running it wrong...? I went in the server config, added 6 maps, didn't really change much other than the maps and added it to a named campaign... "Heywood's Joint". Then I hit "Launch". It closes out the game and opens the server, I reopen the game, hit DM, it queries servers, I hit mine, and I play. But it just doesn't cycle thru the maps. It just ends, and when it goes to change maps... it starts the same map again. I can manually change them... but it's a pain in the 'donkey' that way, and makes me have to leave the very end of a game as the clock is countiong down. So... I dunno WTF to do... HELP!!!!
  5. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    Yeah... it is... and it don't. I am SO bummed. Wut da figgedyfarkinfook...? Iz it bwoken...? <"sniff!">
  6. Heywood Jablomi

    Changing Maps On Dedicated Server

    Well finally figured out after like 5yrs. of playing NOLF2, how to run a dedicated server. Everything workd fine and all... but I just can't get the maps to change after they end. It just stops, acts like it's changing maps, then restarts the same map! Which makes me have to physically go to the server and change the map manually. Also, when setting up the server, I noticed after you put in all your custom maps on the right column... it has two options at the bottom of that column... "loop" & "Yes". But they're greyed out, and I can't figure out what they are for, or how to "un-grey them out" and make em workable. I hope I made sense. Any ideas and help guys...? Thanks! {SFI}Poppa Woody/Heywood Jablomi
  7. Heywood Jablomi

    Sad News...

    Please keep her in your prayers... thanks... "I Turned To Look But It Was Gone..." eddie a.k.a. {SFI} Poppa Woody a.k.a. Heywood Jablomi
  8. Heywood Jablomi

    Have a Great Holiday Guys!

    Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy to you all guys! http://apparition8.blogspot.com/ Love, {SFI} Poppa Woody a.k.a. Heywood Jablomi a.k.a. eddie
  9. Heywood Jablomi

    Freeze Ups

    Got it...Thanks E1. heywood
  10. Heywood Jablomi

    Freeze Ups

    Been playing NOLF2 for years now with little or no problems, but lately this thing is happening where my screen freezes. And the only thing that seems to kinda fix it is by hitting ctrl+alt+del. This closes the game momentarily and brings me to my desktop with the task mgr. open. Then I gotta close task mgr, hit alt+tab to bring up game again, (which is usually a black screen) so I gotta continue to hit alt+ tab to alternate from desktop to game until the game finally restores. I have no idea what's causing these freeze-ups, but they seem to be happening more & more lately. The only thing that's changed on my PC recently was my firewall (EZ Trust), which I'm almost certain is set to accept NOLF2. I have Win XP Pro w/ service pak 2, an ATI Radeon 9600 vidcard, and more than enuff Processor & RAM to run the game. But like I said... I noticed the prob after installing the firewall. (tho iit could just be a coinsidence) EZ Trust firewall was given to me by my ISP free, and I was amazed at the fact that it's exactly the same program as Zone Alarm. It works, looks exactly like and acts just like it. Only difference is the logo. But I only have one entry in the allowed programs for NOLF2. I think in my old Zone Alarm, I had a few more enties from the NOLF2 folder, but forgot what they were. Anybody have a clue about what this freeze thing is, and how to solve it? Thanks! Heywood Jablomi
  11. Heywood Jablomi

    Is the darn Master Server down again?

    not working for me today... still getting invalid CD key error. Dis sux... I need to kill somebody...!
  12. Heywood Jablomi

    Cheating

    Hi Guys, While on this topic, I have a few thoughts & questions... Excuse me if I'm not too hip about a lot of gaming stuff... I'm a 47 yr. old fart, and NOLF2 is really the only online game that I play, and have played for a few yrs. now since it first came out. I wouldn't know a "cheat" from a hole in da ground. And also, I post this concerning Deathmatch... (I rarely play any other game.) It would seem to me, just by the nature of the game's title "Deathmatch"... that it would mean... "A match to the death... no holds barred, no rules... anything goes." Kinda like one of dem caged fighting matches. Then somewhere awhile ago, some people got sick of spawntags and chatkills... and made some "rules" about it. Kinda rightfully so... tho I really don't give a rat's pitoot about it, and am a very easygoing player... even I get pissed at chatkills & spawntags sometimes. And again... I'm an old duffer, with a touch of arthritis in me hands. So sometimes I can't keep up wit all of you young whippersnappers, and sometimes I just take a breather after so many games, and just hang out & shoot someplace. Some call that "camping". I'm also good with a sniper rifle, it's my weapon of choice, and I use it often. I dunno of too many snipers that run around wit their gun... "Boogly-googly-moogly... BANG... I got you!" By it's very nature... you have to stay in one spot to snipe. But IMHO, I believe these things should be "guidelines" to follow by honorable players... not "rules" per se. Everyone accidentally chatkills someone once and awhile. And something that pisses me off, is when I purposefully go around someone that's chatting and not kill them... only to have them pop a cap in my back as I'm walking away from their lovely conversation! And spawntags do suck... but truthfully... I'm old... I've enjoyed way too much of the 1970's... (I believe you young-uns call that 420 time) even after playing for a few years... even I don't always recall where each and every spawn point is. Now I hear about shooting around corner cheats, and "aimbots", and all sorts of bizarre stuff. (again...I wouldn't know of such things... I'm almost ready for retirement and Depends adult diapers... I'm just not dat hip.) And lately I hear about "map glitches" and such. What I'm basically leading up to is this... about a month ago, someone from the server's clan, started accusing another player of spawntagging. The person being accused of this is from what I've seen of him, a fair player, was truly shocked, and kinda said like "Hey... I never do that stuff... if I did, I'm sorry, but that's just not what I do". This clan person had been like a "NOLF Nazi", "NOLf Gestapo"... that whole night. "Hey...you can't do that." "Hey you ... That's against "rules & regulations"... cease & dissist!" "You over there...you'll be banished from the server if you say stuff like that, or do stuff like that again!" "That's a "map glitch", you can't go there... our rules & regulations forbid that... stop it! I mean it was like somebody gave this guy a badge, and made hime the "hall monitor" in grade school. And the two things about it that made me a bit angry was number one... the guy is INFAMOUS for putting spawntag bananas in the basement of the Russian Installation himself... (I've tripped over many of his own spawntag nanas.) but mostly... I like da guy, and have been playing with him for awhile now. I consider him a friend. (I think that hurt more.) And I hope if he reads this, he takes this in the spirit of which I mean it... not to whine or attack... but in the spirit of fair & honest gamingship. Hey, maybe the dood wuz in a bad mood dat night... I dunno.... I do not mean to offend anyone. And again, I dunno from "map glitches", "shooting off map", etc. ... but truthfully... what exactly IS a "map glitch"... and what's just something that requires a bit of skill or "seasoned know-how" to use...? I refer to climbing atop the center mountain in Khios mainly. Tho I don't use it much anymore... I've done that since day one of playing this game. Now it's all of a sudden... it's a "map glitch"...? And banned...? I can see if there's some really weird things like going off the map and shooting in, etc... or shooting around corners with some hack... that OK... that stuff should be banned... but the mountain on Khios...??? C'mon! Gimme a break...! To me... that's just an oldtimer's knowledgable trick. Will hanging on some ledges, window sills, etc. be banned next? It just seems with some things (not all), people are trying to make "rules" about stuff that are just because of their own personal preferences & their own dislikes... and not what's really truly something wrong... or "cheating". Hey... I hate snowmobile kills...! But ya know wut... if they weren't meant to kill with... they wouldn't have been put in the game. So what's next... they start "banning people" for snowmobile kills...or camping...??? No standing on furniture or railings while shooting...? And I fully understand the "Our house, our rules" mentality with a server... for which I have the utmost respect. I love NOLF2, and am truly endebited and have nothing but a ton of gratitude to the powers that be for hosting such a wonderful game, and for all they do to keep our fantastic community alive... But in a game that originally was supposed to have "no rules"... where does the "fine line" begin and end on what exactly is cheating, what should or shouldn't be a "rule"... or what's just someone's own personal likes or dislikes... or their own "personal interpretation" of the server's rules, or what cheating is... or a map glitch? I'm one of the most easygoing players in the game probably, and rarely have any conflicts with people. And I don't cheat, wouldn't know how.... and never spawntag or chatkill intentionally... But incidents like what happened that night (and happend a time or two before with other people involved)just sometimes kinda make me feel like I sometimes have to walk on eggshells, and am possibly at the mercy of some person's personal interpretation of what's right & not right. And I feel like I could be banned from the main and only server of a game I love so much. Just because some person (Usually some pimply faced kid who wants to "own me". God! I hate that expression!) thinks I'm cheating, or spawntagging on purpose. And because he has some clan letters in front of his name, and feels like he's in some "position of power" because of it... decides he's gonna banish me forever from the server. Where's the line between what's really, truly cheating and unfair gameplay... and someone's own personal interpretation of that, and their own personal pet peeves in the game? And more importantly... for us non-serverclan members who depend on the servers for online gameplay... where's our protection against getting bumped off the server and being banned by someone just because maybe they may have made a bad call... or maybe are in a bad mood...? Maybe the NOLF court thing ain't dat bad of an idea...? And maybe if the server is gonna have some "rules"... they should be very clear on them, not so general, use a few examples, and not leave them up to "interpretation". I dunno... wuddo I know...? I'm just an old fart... To me... it's one thing if a player is a blatant cheater, and obviously an unfair player... But our community is way too small as it is. And most all of our players... clan or not... are the fairest & best bunch of people to hang out with, and blow their heads off. So IMHO... accusing someone of cheating... and more importantly... banning them from the server... is something that should be exercised with extreme caution & judgement. Because it really only just takes away from our tiny community, and makes it that much smaller. Your Humble Fellow NOLF'er, Heywood Jablomi
  13. Heywood Jablomi

    The Happy Birthday thread

    Mucked about with your cake Nova... God...I got icing EVERYWHERE! I'm all icky...and sticky now...! Happily Berfdaze Guys!
  14. Heywood Jablomi

    "Master Server Down" Explanation

    And Gummi Bears too Uncle Indy...? Wouldja...wouldja...wouldja...huh...huh...huh...???
  15. Heywood Jablomi

    "Master Server Down" Explanation

    Ok...so sue me...I'm an old fart who still doesn't even understand how those "magic pictures" appear in dat box in my living room called a TV. So I REALLY don't understand everything about the internet, online games, servers, master servers, etc... NOLF2 is really my first "online game". I notice that people can "host" games online, and certain clans like SFI and Unity have I guess "dedicated servers" to host games. So what's a "master server" for then? If the people are playing on SFI or Unity's computers...what's the "master server" do? (this may seem like an idiotic question to those in the know...but I don't really get it.) AND...if for some GOD forsaken reason...Sierra decides..."screw it...we don't give a rat's pitoot about NOLF2 anymore...were shutting down it's "master server"...would someone be able to set something up to continue on so people could play online...even tho Sierra dumped the game? Also on that line of thought...supposed you buy NOLF2...wanna play online...and for whatever reason...some 13 yr old pimply faced kid is in charge of the only server that host's the multiplayer levels. (like in charge of SFI or Unity's server's...which are really the only constant servers I ever see) And for whatever reason...you piss this pimply faced 13 yr old off just because of some unfair reason let's say...he just don't like you...and he logs your IP and bans you from the server... Are you screwed for life...and can never ever play NOLF2 online again...??? Just because of some immature pimply faced kid that don't like you, cause maybe you kicked his 'donkey' too many times in DM or he doesn't like where you place your bananas etc.? Are you basically at da mercy of whomever is hosting the online game? Do you gotta kiss their butts just to stay online? Can you complain to Sierra about stuff like that...like getting bumped off because somebody is just a jerk and has his hand on the button to ban you? I never understood how all that worked. (And by the way...did I tell you how lovely you look today Eliteone...?)