S.A.N.T.A BOT is back in town!

Created on 14.12.2020 09:49:06 by Neocron Christmas Department

Believe it or not, but S.A.N.T.A BOT is back in town! 
Get ready to visit S.A.N.T.A :)

The Neocron Christmas Department is wishing you a happy and healthy holidays!

Server back online / Rollback

Created on 10.06.2020 17:28:27 by NST

Alright guys, time for some news regarding the current server situation. The recent outage was caused by a severe database crash during the backup process.

Zoltan has worked very hard and finally managed to clean up the mess that caused the crash. So the good news is: The servers are up and running again!

However, since the crash occured during the backup process, we had to face quite some corrupted data. We thus had to perform a complete, consistent and clean rollback to the latest functional backup. This backup reflects the state of June 7, 09:30 a.m. (CEST). As a consequence, everything that happened within the timeframe between the latest backup and the server outage is gone forever.

We are very sorry that we could not give better news on this topic except that the servers are running again.

However, since we can neither track nor account for lost items, player progress or any other unpleasant results from the data loss, we ask you to refrain from requesting any items, skillpoints, money, etc. that you think has fallen victim to the outage.

In any case, we thank you for your continous encouragement and the trust you put in us. And last but not least, thank you for your understanding!

Your Neocron Support Team

Update: Spidercave

Created on 21.04.2020 08:28:26 by NST

Update: Spidercave is back online!

Have fun there :)

Spidercave

Created on 02.04.2020 16:47:45 by NST

As you may noticed the Spidercave is not accessible at the moment.

We're investigating the issue.

For the time beeing we've deactivated the sector.

We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience you might have encountered.

Database Servers back Online!

Created on 21.05.2019 12:26:14 by NST

Yesterday (20th May) a disk error issue occurred with our main Database Application server. This issue led to the unplanned downtime of the main Website, Forums, API and the Launcher.

At the time it was believed the issue was contained to the main DB Application server and would have no effect on the Titan Game Database which is on a separate server.

The NST uses virtualization technology for running its services and servers and after further checks it was discovered the Titan Game Database had suffered data corruption.

The Titan Game Database has been restored on 20th May at around 11:30UTC to the last good backup taken on 20th May at around 07:30UTC.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the rollback and we would like to thank players for their understanding and patience during the downtime.

All Neocron services are now fully restored and running.

Your Neocron Support Team

Titan back online!

Created on 05.01.2019 14:55:59 by NST

Titan is back online!

Sadly, we had to rollback everything to the 3rd of January 2019.

If you encounter any problems please contact helpdesk@neocron-game.com


Sorry for inconvenience!

Titan - 05.01.2019, 14:26

Created on 05.01.2019 13:27:19 by NST

Titan is currently offline due to an issue with the DB.

We're currently fixing the DB to bring Titan back online.
Sadly, we have to rollback everything to the 3rd of January 2019.


Sorry for inconvenience!

Community Contest: Asset creating/restoration

Created on 20.11.2018 03:27:20 by NST

Dear community,

We have always felt there is too much-unused potential in our community and concluded that we have to make use of it!
We know not everyone can contribute on a regular basis but can spare the time to craft a one-off piece of wonderment. Therefore, we have decided it is time for a contest! Based on the success of this endeavour, this is something we would love to do more of in the future.

Aim of the contest?
New Assets!

Create a new asset which would fit into the Neocron world. A box, a picture, Event items etc. or restore an existing asset in High Definition.

Whether you use a Spec/Gloss or Metal/Roughness workflow is up to you, as long as you orient yourself on PBR guidelines for a naturalistic/realistic look.

Making Engine-ready assets:

All assets need to conform to specific standards to work with Neocron's deprecated engine:

  • All assets will need to go through a special converter tool later, this tool only reads certain formats (.FBX binary works perfectly). Assets need to be in a metric scale.
  • Neocron does not yet support state of the art dynamic lightning, all textures need to be prepared as Unlit with baked environmental lightning. That means all information is baked static into a single diffuse map. A lossless diffuse map in .PNG is fine. Do not bake strong directional lights or reflections.

Polygon Budget:
Up to 5k, with appropriate LoD's. LoD's must have the format: meshName_LOD0.
Texture-size: 1024px/m. Maximum texture size is 2048px.

Tools:
Any tool you feel comfortable with and that can output .PNG and .FBX files
Your .FBX file must contain a non-triangulated original mesh to have options for changes.

The prizes?
Every asset which we decide to include in one of the upcoming patches will be awarded the following:

  • The honour of your asset being published in Neocron -> your name will be put in stone in the patch-notes!
  • A trophy* of your choice for one of your characters on Titan.

*Your choice of trophy excludes CopBot Trophies as well as Bronze, Silver and Gold Cups.


Get started and we look forward to reviewing the entries! To give you time to get your entry perfected over the busy holiday period, you have until Friday 11th January 2019 to craft and submit your entry.
Sent your entry via E-Mail to xanthos@neocron-game.com with the subject "Asset Contest".


Good luck!
Your Neocron Support Team

Account creation

Created on 04.10.2018 16:30:21 by NST

Good news:

Account creation is re-enabled!

You can now create new accounts.

If you already have a account and it’s “expired”, login to our webpage and accept our new privacy policy.