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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby papercoffee » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:41 am

mrtechwizard wrote:Why is the pub redirect so big? what does the redirect do?


ShaiHulud wrote:Hey there, welcome to the forum. Just to clarify, this thread wasn't about a free copy of the game UT, but rather about a free "redirect server" for administrators running UT servers. File downloads rates from a UT server are extremely limited. A redirect server takes over this responsibility and allows UT server visitors to download files (maps, textures, and so on) at a much more reasonable speed. Normally there's a cost involved in this - a redirect server is essentially a web server - so you would be paying web hosting rates to get one running. The UnrealKillers clan shared their redirect server address so that other server administrators could use it as their redirect server at no cost.

ut-files.com has taken over that responsibility again now

ShaiHulud explained it already... and Chamberly explained it more "user-friendly".
I think it's clear now.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Chamberly » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:10 am

papercoffee wrote:
mrtechwizard wrote:Why is the pub redirect so big? what does the redirect do?


ShaiHulud wrote:Hey there, welcome to the forum. Just to clarify, this thread wasn't about a free copy of the game UT, but rather about a free "redirect server" for administrators running UT servers. File downloads rates from a UT server are extremely limited. A redirect server takes over this responsibility and allows UT server visitors to download files (maps, textures, and so on) at a much more reasonable speed. Normally there's a cost involved in this - a redirect server is essentially a web server - so you would be paying web hosting rates to get one running. The UnrealKillers clan shared their redirect server address so that other server administrators could use it as their redirect server at no cost.

ut-files.com has taken over that responsibility again now

ShaiHulud explained it already... and Chamberly explained it more "user-friendly".
I think it's clear now.


Well he asked... So why not... probably too much info in that post to understand... so another way to explain might work. :loool:
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Carbon » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:03 pm

The continuing irony of the guy's nickname and questions of this sort (BUF as well) really makes me chuckle. No offence to mrtechwizard! :)
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Dr.Flay » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:27 am

Hehe, yes but we are all new to something and the wise person is up-front when asking.
Note the direct and concise nature of the questions, and they are exactly the questions to ask to get a sensible answer.

The only thing I would add to the explanation is that, it is big because it has the files for many servers rather than 1 (like a private redirect).
The more clans and servers use it, the bigger it gets.
There are plenty of these sites/services run by various clans and groups.
Yes each UT server can send the files to new players, but if you are playing on a server it is useful not to use the same bandwidth to serve the map files.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby iSenSe » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:46 am

i remembered i posted on ut-files years ago, with the request to upload my 10GB.

Never got an answer back unfortunatly.
http://forums.ut-files.com/isense-intro ... t2429.html
Thanks for the welcome @hook! ;)

Does anybody know if its still possible to get upload permissions?
I need a new host soon.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby sektor2111 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:41 pm

So, you are not using XC_Engine...
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Hook » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:26 am

iSenSe wrote:i remembered i posted on ut-files years ago, with the request to upload my 10GB.

Never got an answer back unfortunatly.
http://forums.ut-files.com/isense-intro ... t2429.html
Thanks for the welcome @hook! ;)

Does anybody know if its still possible to get upload permissions?
I need a new host soon.

Yes, you should check back at UT-Files again.
Do a few posts about it.
They must have missed it is all. :wink:

You are welcome for my welcome LOL :lol2:
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby captainepoch » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:24 am

How is it supposed to be used? :oops:
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Aldebaran » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 pm

Captainepoch wrote:How is it supposed to be used?

Try the redirect server of ut-files.com. You can find more info here:
http://news.ut-files.com/redirect/

The unrealkillers redirect seems not to work anymore, if I open the site in browser I get an error message.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby captainepoch » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:59 pm

Aldebaran wrote:
Captainepoch wrote:How is it supposed to be used?

Try the redirect server of ut-files.com. You can find more info here:
http://news.ut-files.com/redirect/

The unrealkillers redirect seems not to work anymore, if I open the site in browser I get an error message.

Oh, I see... But it's only for servers, right?
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Aldebaran » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:03 pm

captainepoch wrote:But it's only for servers, right?

Sure, it should work for LAN servers too I think if clients have internet access.
But if you play on the same computer where you host your game a redirect is not needed.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby JackGriffin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:41 pm

https://www.gamingredirect.com/order/ma ... group_id=1

Just rent a redirect. It's 3 dollars US a month for 10GB. I've used these guys for years and they are always great. No one should use a public redirect any more. It's only going to infuriate you.
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby Hook » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:29 am

captainepoch wrote:How is it supposed to be used? :oops:

UT-Files...
http://forums.ut-files.com
Try it. (post 3 posts there and get access to the Free Redirect and the FTP)
It should be good, as UT-Files has been providing a Very reliable free redirect for the UT Community for many many years and also has just reaffirmed that they are Not going away any time soon!

If you do not get what you need there, then what Kelly (aka JackGriffin) said just above about renting one certainly will work very well also! :tu:

Oh and a redirect is a redirect and works for any server and/or player client with internet access. :wink:
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby captainepoch » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:10 am

Aldebaran wrote:
captainepoch wrote:But it's only for servers, right?

Sure, it should work for LAN servers too I think if clients have internet access.
But if you play on the same computer where you host your game a redirect is not needed.

Cool, thank you for the clarification :)
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Re: Free UT99 Public redirect by unrealkillers.com

Postby JackGriffin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:44 pm

The problem with free redirects is that I've never seen them work 100%. The people using them upload everything without concern if there is a mismatch. Unless the host person is watching all the time and researching every conflict there will inevitably be files that don't download. I have conflicts all the time when I upload new maps to my Unreal server/redirect and it's such a pain to figure out. Many times I end up choosing one map or the other because of direct conflict within them. About the only time I think you could use a public redirect is if your server ran either a very brief mod load using popular stuff or you ran totally unique mods.

I do think it's great people offer public usage of redirects though. It just needs to be your last possible choice since you can have your own for less than a cup of coffee a month.
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