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News / The Last Chapter (for now) Of Game-Warden Forums
« on: June 19, 2016, 09:47:03 PM »
Game-Warden is currently inactive at this time :( .
The site continues to survive though and my goal is to keep it on the web forever.

I recently had to migrate the forum to SMF 2 because vBulletin 3.8 is no longer supported securely with modern PHP runtimes. Also, new vBulletin versions are terribly buggy and very expensive (booo Jelsoft). Unfortunately we lost our integrated CMS in the migration process. I tried to match up the old theme with the new SMF theme as much as I could.

Most of the posts and attachments should still be here. Many links will be dead though. Use the search feature to find something specific.

If you are an old project leader and need permission to any forum (the permission tree got trashed in the migrate) please let me know. You will have to reset your password because SMF password formats are different than vBulletin. Hosting is still available if you need it but for the most part this site's activity has wound down. I have disabled new user registrations due to an unprecedented wave of spam. Existing users feel free to post, however!

I would like to thank everyone for the good run! See you around!

General Freespace / Freespace 2 Anniversary!!!
« on: September 30, 2009, 09:52:17 PM »
Happy FS2 anniversary!!! Cant believe it is as old as it is...

General Discussion / Look what I got
« on: September 28, 2009, 12:54:27 AM »
Look what I have acquired:

Anyone know what this is??? :D

News / Move Status
« on: September 17, 2009, 11:02:44 PM »
Everyone's FTP/web accounts have been recreated. New passwords have been assigned and usernames modified. I will be sending out the new login information tomorrow one by one. If you would like to be prioritized please PM me.

That is all.


News / Database Corruption
« on: September 14, 2009, 01:22:53 AM »
HLP has obviously had some problems with this. I am consulting Fury on what exactly the problem was he had to fix, but until then be on the lookout.

report anything unusual here. I think we are safe though if no one has noticed anything by now

News / Upcoming downtime
« on: August 30, 2009, 10:44:05 PM »
As already mentioned in the announcements by Kara we will most likely have some upcoming downtime in the next week or so. HLP and GW are moving to a more economical and better server.

Downtime for the forums should be minimal, but it will probably take a few days to get all projects files transferred over. If everything goes according to plan your downtime for GW/HLP should be 1-3 days depending on how often your ISP updates their DNS servers.

The way we have GW structured makes it very modular and thus easy to move, but that does not guarantee success in getting everything working. We will send out a mailer if we experience any problems.

Everyone's stuff has already been backed up by me, but if you still want your own copy you should do it soon. I would like to ask everyone to NOT back up anything else after late Monday to avoid slowing down our connection when I am attempting to move.

If you have any questions feel free to post them in this thread. Thanks, that is all.


FreeSpace - Atmospheric / Welcome + FTP Info
« on: August 28, 2009, 12:50:55 AM »
Welcome to GW. We are happy to have you.

Here is your project FTP access info. If you would like to change username/password etc let me know.

host name:
user name: defconspace
password: LIETUVIOsvajone741

Viewable at
and soon to be just

For ftp access use a client such as WinSCP or Filezilla (i think both are in the downloads section of this site)

if you have any questions do not hesitate to let me know. We hope you enjoy your stay!


General Discussion / E-Mails from an As*****
« on: August 14, 2009, 05:21:20 PM »

Funny site similar to FML and textsfromlastnight, except it's one guy who does it all himself. Basically, this guy just gets drunk and responds to people's craigslist ads and posts the exchange.
You're welcome

This forum is now being prepared for archive. I am manually going through reviewing and moving all of the public threads into this forum in case anyone is interested in revisiting the long history of this project.

Please visit:
For more information and if you want to comment

Forum closed to new posts, as per archive policy.

Battlestar Galactica: Beyond the Red Line / Sorry Guys....
« on: August 13, 2009, 04:18:33 PM »
Sorry it didnt work out. You will have access here as long as you need it though.

I will post my news release later.

News / Farewell BTRL
« on: August 13, 2009, 04:01:12 PM »
Dear GW Denizens and BTRL Fans,

As you know, the BTRL project has been on Game-Warden for many years. It was the second major project for GW to host after SoL, and it helped put this place on the map. We had a great many good times here throughout the season debuts of the show Battlestar Galactica, discussing and speculating etc. We also had a great time playing with the released demo and discussing further future modifications. Lots of work and care was put into this TC, and many good things became of it.

As you may know shortly after the demo was released there was a fallout between some members of the team. This instigated a split amongst the team members due to certain differences. Although I will not get into specifics, another project was spawned (I will get to that later) and BTRL lost most of its staff, with the exception of some of its original members.

After this split, BTRL was no longer the same project that it used to be. The BTRL leadership then felt it very necessary to be very protective of their forum. Unfortunately I was doing some RL stuff while this was going on and I was not able to address this problem. Some things happened during this period of time that were regrettable. Posts and threads were deleted with no explanation, completely miffing their fans. While they had their reasons for doing this, I want to make it clear that I did not approve of this censorship and if I would have been around I would not have allowed it.

Inactivity combined with this seemingly hostile stance toward their fans was the beginning of the end for BTRL existing here. When I came back a few weeks ago I began to access the situation and try and salvage something for the sake of their fans. While this may have caused some strife for our users and our staff alike, i felt it necessary to attempt to reconcile differences. This failed, and we were in a difficult situation.

Now, unfortunately, it has now been mutually agreed between the GW Administration and the remaining members of BTRL that their continued existence here is neither profitable nor desirable for both parties. Continued existence here would only be marred by more strife and arguments, neither of which I have the stress capacity to deal with anymore.

This will put to close a very vibrant and interesting chapter in GW history.

Now about all of these posts that were allegedly deleted in the last 2 days: nothing has been permanently deleted. We will be making all public posts visible soon. We cannot do this instantly because everything got dumped into one hidden forum (long story), but they will be reappearing as soon as the admins get some spare time to go through them and move them so the public can see them.

If you have any concerns, regrets, parting statements, and/or fun times to share feel free to voice them in this forum. Just keep them civil. I know there are quite a few people that had bad blood with the old staff, but please refrain from taunting or flame baiting. It is over now, so there is no sense in these activities.

Now, some words about the future:
You should go visit Dispora, the other fork that came from BTRL. Its team contains mostly ex BTRL members. I doubt that they would have any interest in coming back here after what has happened but if you liked BTRL you should definitely check out and throw your support behind this project. They are working on another, independent Freespace 2 BSG TC that looks very interesting.

That is all and thanks for reading,

Tmp2 / Dump whatever here
« on: August 13, 2009, 06:39:36 AM »

General Discussion / Spy Robot on Woot (awesome)
« on: August 12, 2009, 08:03:26 PM »
No I am not getting paid to say this, but today check out

Erector Spykee The Spy Robot


  • + $5 shipping
                   1 Erector Spykee The Spy Robot with VOIP, Webcam, Wifi, & Security Surveillance                                        
  • Spykee is a Robot that you can control with a WiFi connection from your computer
  • Spykee moves, watches, hears, speaks, takes pictures, records video and sound, and can act as a surveillance camera
  • Drive the spykee with a joypad or the arrows on your keyboard
  • Spykee acts as a VOIP phone and webcam, so you can make free calls over the internet
  • Can monitor and protect a room in surveillance mode, Spykee detects movements and will send you a picture of the intruder by email
  • Built in speaker so you can listen to mp3s from your computer
  • Six programed sound effects with the option to add more
  • Eight different video filters allow you to personalize your video
  • When the battery is nearly depleted, it will automatically find the recharging dock to recharge itself
  • You can build it in 3 different designs, Robot , Scorpion , and Lunar vehicle
  • Spykee parts is compatible with all Erector parts, so you can build anything you can think of
  • Can be used as a local ad hoc Wifi network or link it up to your current Wifi network to control Spykee
  • When linked to a wireless network, Spykee can be controlled within the boundary of that network's wireless coverage
  • Approximately 60 minutes of battery life under optimal conditions
  • Assembly required
  • PC/ Mac Compatible
  • 200 MHz ARM9
  • 32Mb SDRAM
  • 4Mb NOR Flash
  • WiFi client 802.11b/g
  • USB host
  • 8-bits VC to control the dual DC motor and control the charge
  • 4 LEDs and 1LED flash
  • Camera QVGA CMOS with 15 images per second in local mode (optimal conditions) / 4 to 15 images per second in remote mode (optimal conditions)
  • Infrared receiver
  • Charge control for the 9.6V NiMH battery
  • JTAG / Serial / port i2c port available
  • Joypad compatible
  • Electret microphone
  • Loudspeaker 8 Ohm 2W
  • Audio sampler microphone 16bits / 16 kHz
  • Sampler speaker 16bits / 8 to 48 kHz
  • Open source software
  • Chassis Dimensions: 8 1/2”(W) X 4 1/2”(H) X 8” (D)
  • Assembled Robot Height including Chassis: 13”
  • Assembled Robot Weight: 3.8 Lbs.
A/C Power Adapter:
  • Input: 100 – 240V – 50:60Hz 500mA
  • Output: 13.5VDC 1000mA
  • Conforms to ANSI/UL Standard
  • Certified to CAN/CSA Standard
  • Included U.S. and Foreign Current Connectors: UL496 (US); CE BS 1363 (UK); CE EN 50075 (EU); Unearthed AS-3112 (AUS; NZ)
Additional Photos:

General Freespace / FREDding time
« on: August 03, 2009, 04:15:16 PM »
Just curious, but how long (on average) does it take you guys to FRED a mission?
When I ask how long I am talking about working hours that you do nothing but FRED.

News / Game-Warden needs you!
« on: July 28, 2009, 08:56:46 PM »
We need your help!

So I have come up with a fairly comprehensive list of things that need to be done here. These are just ideas by me and are entirely flexible so if you volunteer for a task don’t feel bound to its specifications.

To start off, everyone interested should go to the new homepage; the portal home not the forum. Look to your left for a section called Main Menu. This is where the site content links will be placed.  Go ahead and go to a few modules via the list to get the idea of the interface. Shiv and have already started on the downloads module, so that would be a good one to look at. This interface will probably change to be more user friendly in the future (i dont know how yet) but for now it will be like this.

Now that you have gotten a good idea of the new interface here is the “to do” list. Please post in this thread stating what you want to volunteer for and I will assign it to you so no one else duplicates work. When I mention creating categories that is something I will have to do through the portalCP. So once you have laid out your ideas please PM telling me which categories you need made with their descriptions.
If you have any complaints about the interfaces or little tweaks you think would help please post them here because that is one of my jobs.

Content needs to be added to the FAQ section

  • Update the current questions and answers (the current ones were written 3 years ago)
  • Create any new relevant questions
  • Feel free to request new categories

Links section needs to updated and expanded PARTIALLY DONE (or does it need any more adjustments?)

  • We need all relevant links with descriptions posted
  • Old links need updating
  • We need new categories
  • For this job you will not be able to directly edit the questions and answers. Whoever gets this job please post them here in the thread or PM me with them when your done.

Reviews section needs content

  • Need new categories for things that we can review
  • Campaigns  and missions are there right now, do we need anything else?
  • Any ideas will help, possibly include interviews somewhere here in the future?

Content section/Encyclopedia section

  • I don’t know what exactly we need done here or what we could possibly put here. For now we at least need some site credits for people that have helped out with things. Beyond that is up to whoever picks this.
  • I will probably break this into multiple jobs eventually

Downloads section PARTIALLY DONE

  • Need new downloads and content
  • Update the old downloads, remove irrelevant and copyright infringing downloads and replace with links. Some of the software that was free when it was posted 3 years ago is no longer

Any other sections I plan on handling, but if you are interested let me know.

For creating content you do it a lot like creating threads in the forum. Please don’t hesitate to post any questions you have about the process here. ANY HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED!!!

(*matt hopes this isnt too ambitious of a plan*)

Once this is done I am going to go to phase 3 (above is phase 2) to rejuvenate this place. There will be more details that later ;) . I anticipate it being quite effective.

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