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NOLF 3 or Bust
Posted By Wondy at Thu 9 Apr 2009, 4:41 AM in News || 15 Comments

In case you didn't get the memo, the petition website will be closing soon. If you haven't already signed the petition then you have just a few short months to do so. On June 14, 2009 will be closed and the petition will be sent to the fine folks at Monolith.

Don't procrastinate, get involved, sign the petition, do it now..for the love of NOLF!

Memo from the Great White North

The Bad News, The Good News and the Even Better News
Posted By Dan at Wed 4 Feb 2009, 5:39 PM in News || 7 Comments

The Bad News

The “ Old School” NOLF 1 Deathmatch Server (IP: goes offline forever on 6th February 2009 as the company that hosts the server has been bought out and the new owners have decided to move away from the game hosting business altogether.

The Good News

A new, faster server is online (IP: with a new host. The server currently called “ Test“ and has a password (which is “password”) – feel free to test. When the old server goes offline on Friday, the password will be removed and the server renamed to “ Old School”.

The Even Better News

The idiots that have been causing problems on my server for so long are now going to get banned, starting from Friday.

RPC Exploit in Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008
Posted By Dan at Fri 24 Oct 2008, 6:09 PM in News || 3 Comments

Microsoft released an emergency patch today to close a hole in Windows which could be exploited by a worm to spread from computer to computer automatically, with no user intervention. This is the first time in 18 months Microsoft have released an "emergency patch" and are recommending that Windows users install the patch immediately.

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It is possible that this vulnerability could be used in the crafting of a wormable exploit. Firewall best practices and standard default firewall configurations can help protect network resources from attacks that originate outside the enterprise perimeter.
This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and rated Important for all supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that the Server service handles RPC requests.

Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

Known Issues. None

Either visit Windows Update to download the patch, or download and install the appropriate standalone version of the patch for your version of Windows below:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems

Sierra Game Servers Closing Down
Posted By Dan at Thu 9 Oct 2008, 5:10 PM in News || 36 Comments

Sierra have announced that they are taking down the master servers for 21 of their games, as of 1st November 2008, including the server for NOLF 2.

Announcement: Sierra Game Servers Closing Down

Posted By: Eric@Sierra
Created in: System (Global Announcement)
Posted: Oct 7, 2008 1:29 PM

The following game servers will be shut down as of 11/01/08:

1. Alien vs Predator 2
2. Arcanum
3. Caesar IV
4. Dark Reign 2
5. Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
6. Empire Earth
7. Empire Earth 2
8. Empire Earth: Age of Conquest
9. Ground Control
10. Ground Control2
11. Homeworld
12. Homeworld: Cataclysm
13. Nolf2
14. Red Baron
15. Sanity
16. Star Trek: Armada
17. SWAT3: EE
19. The Incredible Machine
20. Tribes2
21. Vampire

Gamespy Master Server Issues - Fixed
Posted By Dan at Sat 20 Sep 2008, 5:12 PM in News || 6 Comments

As of today, the issue with NOLF 1 servers not displaying is now resolved.