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Monday, February 19 2018 @ 11:41 PM -08

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!

TPU planned outage June 7 - 8

The TPU server is going down at about 7am PST on June 7. Since I'm moving, it's hard to predict when it will be back up, but hopefully it will be running again by June 10. The server IP will probably change, so you may need to update your in-game server list.


There have been a few reports of lag on the TPU server lately. Anyone who can verify this: please leave a comment to this post or send email to jrivett AT jrdgaming DOT com.



TPU not appearing in server lists?

FIXED. The lesson: a three parter:

  1. Don't upgrade router firmware unless there is a good reason to do so.
  2. If you do upgrade router firmware, make sure you can revert to the previous version before you start. If you can't, there had better be a REALLY good reason for upgrading.
  3. If you're going to upgrade, make sure that you use the correct version for the hardware revision.

UPDATE: if you can't see the TPU server in your in-game browser, you can still connect to it directly at this IP:

DarkRyda reports that some users are unable to see the TPU server in their in-game server browser. Apparently this may have been going on for some time. I did notice a drop-off in player numbers in the past few weeks.

I checked a few third-party tools, including Game-Monitor, which shows accurate, up to date information on the TPU server. Other tools show it as well. I added a Game-Monitor block to this site as well, which you can see to the right.

On my own game machine, the BF1942 in-game browser doesn't show the TPU server, but I'm not sure that's a useful test, since I'm on the same LAN as the server and subject to the same router port forwarding rules.

I would appreciate feedback from anyone who uses TPU or has tried to use it: does the TPU server appear in your in-game server browser? Let me know either way, by adding a comment here, posting to the related thread in the discussion forums, or by sending email to me directly:

Send email to Jeff