KZ-Climb

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Jan
15
It's a new year, and a perfect time for an announcement thread! KZ-Climb has big plans for 2016, and we are excited to bring you new and better content.

Updated Workshop System

As many of you are aware, a recent bug emerged that prevents CS:GO community game servers from synchronizing with large Workshop Collections. To combat this, we have split the Global Maps Collection into three sub-collections. The new Workshop collections can be found here. Server owners should regularly sync up their servers with those three collections to receive any potential map updates.

In addition, we have also written a tutorial on setting up your server with the Workshop system. You can check that out here.

Steam Account Integration

Steam Account Integration is a feature that we added during late November. An announcement was never made for this, so I might as well talk about it here. When signing up, new members now have the option to sign up through Steam. This makes sign up a lot easier for Steam users, and automatically integrates your forum account with Steam.

Older members who registered before I added Steam Integration can associate their Steam account by hovering over their profile and clicking on External Accounts, or simply by clicking here.

For integrated users, a Steam Status icon block will appear in their profile page on the forum as well as show under their username for posts.

Forum Userbars And Badges

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A new and well-received feature we recently implemented is the userbar. Notable players in the community now are awarded with colorful banners below their name. The current userbars are:
  • Staff Member
  • Programmer
  • Video Editor
  • Writer
  • Pro Player
  • Map Tester
  • KZ Server Owner
  • Mapper
  • Donor
If you believe that you should have a userbar, but don't already have it, send me a private message on the forum!

Another new addition is the badge. Badges sit below your username and your userbars, and are only awarded to outstanding community members.

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To see what badges you currently have, go to your Profile Page and then click on Badges. Before a badge is displayed under your username in posts, you must select the option to feature it first.

Badges are also manually awarded to top players. If you currently hold a world record (for at least three days), send me a private message on the forum and you will be awarded with the World Record Holder badge.

The KZ-Climb Cup

Did someone say epic tournament? In the KZ-Climb Cup, players will face one another in a KZ Battle each week, until there remains only one winner. To players: signups are open now, so get ready to prove that you are the best of the best. There are no requirements for signup; it is open to anyone.

Click here for more information.

KZ-Climb Mapping Competition

We at KZ-Climb are proud to announce that we're hosting our very first mapping competition! Mapping competitions are fun for everyone, and will bring out the creativity of our awesome mappers.

There is a twist to this though: the community will vote on the theme that the mapper must adhere to. So even if you are not a mapper, you can participate in this too!

Click here for more information.

KZ-Climb.com Chicago Server Shutting Down

When I first started KZ-Climb, there were only a few KZ servers in the US, and all of them were low quality. The biggest server at that time was House of Climb Chicago by far, but their map pool was severely out of date.

Since I couldn't find any great servers to play at, I chose to start my own KZ server with the goal of making it the highest quality server. KZ-Climb Seattle was born, and it was the first to add new maps and updates, and it quickly became popular. Shortly afterwards, I expanded KZ-Climb into Chicago too at the suggestion of my players.

As the months have gone by, KZ became increasingly popular, and more and more KZ servers started surfacing. Many of the new server owners were players at KZ-Climb who wanted to create their own personalized servers. I have helped many of those servers grow from just an idea into a full and popular, high-quality server.

I'm happy to say that there are now tons of high-quality and maintained servers now. There is no longer a need for me to continue hosting public game servers. I believe that I have fulfilled my original goal, and have even inspired many of the well-known servers today. I have shut down KZ-Climb Chicago server because there are now many servers in Chicago that are simply better than it, in my opinion. I will continue running KZ-Climb Seattle for a while due to its popularity and area.

Instead of game server hosting, I want to redirect my focus into a new area: the community. Although KZ in CS:GO is now bigger than it was ever before, there is still a serious lack of actual community content. This year, I want to strengthen our community and bring top content to the table, starting with the KZ-Climb Cup and the Mapping Competition.

Thank you for your continuous support, and let's make 2016 another great year for KZ!
Jan
10
You can show your appreciation to the developer of KZTimer by donating here.

KZTimer Global v1.81 has been released! This is a small update that addresses a checkpoint exploit.

Changelog:
Code:
- fixed checkpoint exploit which allowed players to do checkpoints mid-air 
- added mappers access to vip servers (you can enter mappers in 
addons\sourcemod\configs\kztimer\mapmakers.txt) 
Updated files:
Code:
- KZTimerGlobal.smx (sourcemod/plugins)
Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cani3ddvggj1zv1/KZTimer%201.81%20Global.zip
Dec
03
You can show your appreciation to the developer of KZTimer by donating here.

KZTimer Global v1.79 has been released! This update improves on the spectator interface and fixes jumpstats bug caused by gravity. It also adds the option of setting the default language used by KZTimer.

Full changelog:
Code:
- added chat message when someone gains a global top 20 time 
- added "Top Ranked On Map" shortcut to the spectator menu 
- added server convar kz_default_language (Default: 0) --> 0: english, 1: german, 2: swedish, 3: french, 4: russian, 5: simplified chinese 
- added personal best (PB) notifier to all jumpstats messages 
- fixed jumpstats bug with low gravity zones (entity name: "trigger_gravity") 
- minor bug fixes 
Updated files:
Code:
 - KZTimerGlobal.smx (sourcemod/plugins)
 - language files (sourcemod/translations) 
NOTE:
Please delete your cfg/sourcemod/KZTimerGlobal.cfg and restart your server! KZTimer will automatically create a new config file, which will be up to date!

Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cur35mjvmqhuf3v/KZTimer%201.79%20Global.zip
Nov
11
You can show your appreciation to the developer of KZTimer by donating here.

KZTimer Global v1.78 has been released! This update fixes the jumpstat exploit that could be done on kz_galaxy_go2.

Full changelog:
Code:
- fixed jumpstats exploit at these mini choppers (e.g. on kz_galaxy_go2) 
- integrated "slope boost fix" plugin https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=266888
Updated files:
Code:
addons\sourcemod\plugins\KZTimerGlobal.smx
NOTE:
You should clean up your jumpstats top 20's after updating to KZTimer 1.78!

Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e10t3kojfmn4hx0/KZTimer%201.78%20Global.zip
Nov
04
You can show your appreciation to the developer of KZTimer by donating here.

KZTimer Global v1.77 has been released! The bugs with pre-strafe has been addressed and fixed in this version. From now on, each server has to be whitelisted to gain access to the global database. so0le manages the server list and will be the "approver" of new servers. The new global database is hosted by versaceLORD. Thanks to both!

Statement from so0le:
Full changelog:
Code:
- switched database hoster
- fixed global database security leak
- fixed wrong max speed on prestrafing
- fixed kz_prestrafe server convar
- minor optimizations
- updated files: KZTimerGlobal.smx
Updated files:
Code:
addons\sourcemod\plugins\KZTimerGlobal.smx
Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8t8j3pcxr8s3rb/KZTimer 1.77 Global.zip
Nov
02
Hello, and welcome to this week's KZ-Climb.com Weekly Announcement thread! The aim of this weekly series is to provide the KZ community with relevant and useful information related to KZ.

Weekly News:
  • The KZ Global database was breached this week, and some records have been permanently lost. To prevent this from happening in the future, we have now implemented new security measures, as well as increased the frequency of our automated backups.
  • KZ-Climb.com will be absorbing and merging with KREEDZ EUROPE in the coming week. This means that records from both servers will be combined, and administrators from KREEDZ EUROPE will stay administrators in KZ-Climb.com.
  • versaceLORD, founder of climbLOUNGE, and I, founder of KZ-Climb.com, will be working together to create a new and high-quality HideNSeek server. This server will not be branded under KZ-Climb.com, but all KZ players are welcome. We have high hopes of revolutionizing the HnS scene with a implementation of the familiar KZTimer movement including prestrafing and the 380 speed cap. We also have a working anti-cheat system, something no other HnS server has. If this sounds interesting to you, send a message to either versaceLORD or me if you are interested in beta testing for the server.
  • KZ-Climb.com is currently recruiting additional staff members. There are many positions available, ranging from the typical Server Administrator to something unique like a Writer. This is your chance to help out the KZ community! All positions are still currently open.
Map Updates:
  • kz_minimountain_fix - This is an updated version of kz_minimountain that fixes most shortcuts. This fix was done to increase the competition of kz_minimountain instead of forcing players to grind the infamous tree shortcut.
Records This Week:
That's all for now! Thanks for reading :)
Kenneth
Oct
26
Hello, and welcome to this week's KZ-Climb.com Weekly Announcement thread! The aim of this weekly series is to provide the KZ community with relevant and useful information related to KZ.

Weekly News:
Media:
New Maps - 1 new map has been added to the global maplist.
Records This Week:
That's all for now! Thanks for reading :)
Kenneth
Oct
18
Hello, and welcome to this week's KZ-Climb.com Weekly Announcement thread! The aim of this weekly series is to provide the KZ community with relevant and useful information related to KZ.

Weekly News:
  • KZTimer v1.76 was released early this week. It comes with many optimizations and bug fixes. The much requested feature of added checkpoint support on kzpro_ maps when the timer is not running has been added too!
  • KZ-Climb.com is currently recruiting additional staff members. There are many positions available, ranging from the typical Server Administrator to something unique like a Writer. This is your chance to help out the KZ community! All positions are still currently open.
  • Did you know that you could submit a video to KZ-Climb.com YouTube channel? Click here for more information.
Media:
New Maps - 3 new maps has been added to the global maplist
Maps Updates:
  • kz_greenornot_v2 has been removed from the Workshop, and will also be removed from the Global Maplist.
Records This Week:
That's all for this week, thanks for reading! :)
Kenneth
Oct
13
You can show your appreciation to the developer of KZTimer by donating here.

KZTimer Global v1.76 is finally here! It comes with many optimizations and bug fixes. The much requested feature of added checkpoint support on kzpro_ maps when the timer is not running has been added too!

Full changelog:
Code:
- enforced sv_ladder_scale_speed to 1.0 
- fixed global record sound 
- fixed a bug where players could get a pre-speed > 276 through weapon switching 
- optimized undo-tp mid-air detection 
- adjusted default jumpstats values for blue/green/red jumps (tickrate 64,102,128) 
- added checkpoint support on kzpro_ maps while the timer is not running (thx 2 AzaZPLL) 
- minor bug fixes 
Updated files:
Code:
addons\sourcemod\plugins\KZTimerGlobal.smx
Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cpud7q1k9ux6rci/KZTimer1.76Global.zip
Oct
11
Hello, and welcome to the third KZ-Climb.com Weekly Announcement thread! The aim of this weekly series is to provide the KZ community with relevant and useful information related to KZ. All world records achieved in 128tick will now be posted in the weekly announcement threads.

Weekly News:
Media:
New Maps - 1 new map has been added to the global maplist
Records This Week:

That's all for this week, thanks for reading! :)
Kenneth