I am saddened that I must inform you all that I was unable to restore windows on our dedicated server.
While I was installing updates last night, something went wrong, causing all windows services to shutdown and the system to hang. Since it is a remote system and I have no way of directly plugging in to the machine, I had no choice but to reinstall windows.
I worked with the support staff at the datacenter for quite some time, but in the end there was nothing we could do.
Everything has been lost. I had backups of everything on the server, but no external backups anywhere else. Nothing could be saved from the hard drive.
In hindsight I should have prepared for something like this, but I never expected the OS to fail, and to be honest after throwing so much of my time and money at this whole thing while basically receiving nothing in return, I grew very careless over the past year.
I will work to get our Teamspeak rebuilt as soon as possible so we can have Comms again.
As far as our 4 custom Exile Militarized Servers, they are gone forever. I did all my work on the server, and everything was saved on the server. Sure, I can still get the mission files from the cache on my PC, but all the server side mods and files are all gone. Thousands of lines of custom code and thousands of hours of work have been destroyed. With such a small amount of people that actually still played on these servers before this catastrophe, I will not be attempting to rebuild these servers.
I'm still somewhat interested in putting the Reborn server back up, and possibly making a few more on other maps.. They would be relatively easy to set back up again as all the code is freely available to download. However, I would like to hear some input from the people who were playing on our Reborn server before the failure. Would you be willing to start again and keep playing on our Reborn server, or are you all done?
If no one plans on returning, I'm not going to put the Reborn back up. I'll stop renting the dedicated server and just rent a small Virtual Machine to host the Teamspeak and that's it. Omega Force's time in Exile will be finished.
Sorry that this has happened. Really was the last thing I expected.
Please reply if you are still interested in playing on our Exile Reborn Server(s)