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Tuesday, January 22 2019 @ 11:02 AM -08

TPU (Tanks n Planes Unlimited)

Power failures

Last night we experienced a series of power failures due to heavy lightning. The TPU server was down until this morning as a result.

BF42 mods for TPU server

Several people have asked how I modded my server to increase the numbers of tanks and planes, how I added extra planes to carriers, how I changed the types of units spawned and how I was able to do all that without creating new maps that need to be downloaded. Well, read on for the gory details.

BF1942 Invalid CD Key

Trying to join a BF1942 server and getting an "invalid CD key" error? This message pops up at the most inconvenient times, but is easily resolved in most cases. At LAN parties, it's often possible to get a game running on a PC where it was not previously installed by just copying the game folder, but there are usually one or two pieces of data from the registry that are also needed. For Battlefield games, that's the CD keys.

Server IP changed

The TPU server IP changed in the last 24 hours or so, from to TPU shows up with the new IP address in the BF42 in-game server browser, but you may have to perform an UPDATE to see it. If you have marked the server as a FAVORITE in BF42, you will have to re-do that. I will re-submit TPU with the new IP to Game-Monitor today. Sorry for any inconvenience.

TPU server tweaks

My popular demand, I've just bumped up the tickets on all maps. I changed the ticket multiplier from 175 to 225. Because of this, I also removed the 60 minute time limit for rounds.

CD key issues on new server hardware

Some TPU users are reporting CD key errors when they try to join TPU when there's an expansion map running (Road to Rome or Secret Weapons).

I just cleared the CD key ergc values from the server and restarted it, so hopefully those issues are now resolved. Please let me know if you find otherwise.

Sorry for any inconvenience!

UPDATE 2009Oct10: Apparently the issue still exists for some players, with Mimoyecques in particular triggering the error. I'm working on it...

New server hardware

The TPU server is now running on new hardware. If you notice any problems, please let me know. In particular, I'd like to know whether or not performance has improved. Are there any new lag issues? Has lag increased or decreased?

Old server (Claude):
Pentium IV 2GHz

New server (Hubie):
Pentium IV 2.8GHz

Server schedule changed

Schedule changes completed. Here's how it works now:

* Axis mornings (6am-noon) & evenings (6pm-midnight)
* Allies early mornings (midnight-6am) & afternoons (noon-6pm)
* Allies mornings (6am-noon) & evenings (6pm-midnight)
* Axis early mornings (midnight-6am) & afternoons (noon-6pm)

TPU game server back up at new location

The Tanks 'n Planes Unlimited server is back online in Burnaby, British Columbia. The new IP address for the server is Hopefully it will start showing up on in-game server browsers soon. Otherwise you should be able to connect directly via IP. Let me know if you have any trouble connecting.

Stats are down

I'm not sure what's going on, but the TPU stats page is currently down. I'm looking into it and hope to have it sorted out within the next day or so.

UPDATE: it's fixed. My provider (A Small Orange) moved this site and its subdomain http://tpu.jdrgaming.com - home of the TPU stats - to a different (and better) server. This involved a version change for MySQL that necessitated a small configuration change in the stats software. They fixed the problem for me (gasp!) and let me know about it today. It's fixed, and their explanation made sense. I like these guys!