Tuesday, July 31, 2012

GameSpy serverlist queries limited to 500 servers

Since some days ago, GameSpy, the service providing the server lists for the ARMA series and many other games, appears to have limited serverlist data to a maximum of 500 servers per query. Probably as a response for the huge popularity & usage these past weeks, this affects both the in-game serverbrowser as well as SIX Updater and Launcher lists.

This is the main reason why it's hard to find the same server as your friends, the server might not be listed as 1 of the only 500 servers send to you through the system.

We've put backup lists in place for the Launcher recently, these should mitigate the situation somewhat,
while a full and proper solution is prepared for our upcoming launch of Play withSIX!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SIX Launcher backup server list online, until gamespy maintenance completed

Due to gamespy maintenance for ARMA2 OA, the server list in the game and in the SIX software wasn't working, however we're currently hosting a backup server list.

SIX Launcher will fall back by default as of v2.9.7pre16, available on auto-update right now,
For earlier versions, you can also enable the Option "Only rely on server list provided by the SU portal", in the Options.

Please stay tuned while we refresh and update the server list with latest information :)

UPDATE

As it appears Gamespy seems to work again!
Great, we'll be prepared for the next maintenance :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gamespy Maintenance - No server list currently

It appears Gamespy is having maintenance on the ARMA 2 OA game,
as such both the ingame server browser as well as SIX Launcher and Updater do not show servers currently.

Once the Gamespy maintenance has been completed, the server lists should start working again,
hang in there!

Update

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Important note re 1.61 Beta Patch (BattlEye FIX INSIDE)

Update: A new SIX Launcher and Updater update has been dispatched.
BattlEye is now properly automatically updated when the Beta patch is active in SIX Launcher or Updater.


Recently the ARMA 2 OA Betas have bumped version to v1.61.
With more recent v1.61 versions, also BattlEye needs to be updated, currently, this is a manual process.


You can find the updated BattlEye installer in the Expansion\beta folder (Setup_BattlEyeARMA2OA and RFT), after updating the Beta with SIX Launcher or Updater.
The updated BattlEye is also included with the latest manual Beta installers as well.


To successfully use the latest Beta patch, please update BattlEye by running above mentioned setup installer.


Apologies for the inconvenience, we're working on improving how we deal with these special circumstances,
luckily the situation should be temporary until BI releases the final v1.61 patch, hopefully soon.

Related BI Forums discussion.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Backend improvements


  • US mirrors have been tweaked to improve performance and reduce chance of low speed, and long time hanging on few files.
    Anyone experiencing slow downloads, please report ASAP:  http://www.six-updater.net/p/support.html
  • SU Portal website memory issue resolved, performance and stability should be much improved
Stay tuned for more news about the SIX Launcher v2 and new work in progress Portal soon.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's coming... SIX Launcher v2

For the past few weeks we have been working on the SIX Launcher v2.
The design has been extended and improved a lot, to make place for new features.

We are very close to a first Public Beta release.

New features

  • Improved UI and User Experience
  • Buddy list, buddy chat, join your buddy
  • Groups and group chat
  • Advanced Server Search/Filtering
  • Improved Performance
  • Numerous other small improvements and enhancements

Planned

  • Improved setup installer
  • Majorly enhanced SIX Portal website and features
  • Merging of the SIX Updater features with the Launcher
  • Rating of Servers, Mods, Players etc.
There's a lot more planned for the coming months, we'll be revealing more details coming time.

Feedback welcome!

Stay tuned for more reveals coming soon!

SIX Updater v2.9.7pre6 released!

Highlights

  • Improved performance
  • Improved options
Please review the Changelog for the full list of changes


Please report any issues or feedback at the Support section.

Enjoy!