OSCam Startup Script for Ubuntu and other linux distros

Updated on 07.01.2014

Create a file called /etc/init.d/oscam with the following contents:

This assumes that you have the oscam binary located in /usr/local/bin/oscam. Remember you have to create this file as the root user.

To “enable” the script and the starting up of oscam on reboot, use the following commands on Ubuntu/Debian:

Furthermore, for a simple crontab script to check if oscam has crashed and didn’t restart by itself, let’s create a file and call it /usr/local/bin/oscamchk: And let’s make this run every minute:
Once the crontab editor has started, add the following line:

How to run TF2 MvM Server with Quickplay

First, follow the instructions in here:

http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Dedicated_server_configuration

Then, what you need to know for MvM and QuickPlay:

You need to add

and

(the later is not required, but it will make your server run only in matchmaking mode, but it will NOT allow manual connects) to your config (server.cfg).

You also need a “TF Gameserver account”, which you can get easily by following these steps:

  • Log on to your (personal) Steam account on your computer. Start up TF2.
  • Open up the console (usually with the ` key)
  • Type:

Your game console will then output something similar to this:

Set these convars on your game server to have it log in and receive benefits:

Take the last 2 lines

and paste them into your server config (server.cfg).

Next up, you need to set-up your mapcycle.txt to only contain MvM maps. As of writing this, they are:

Now, simply run your server while booting it directly into a MvM map with a limit of 32 players (this IS required!).

Color Chooser – A simple way to bookmark colors

I’ve been looking for a while for a simple tool or page that just allows me to bookmark some colors or create a simple palette without having to start up a heavy tool like a complete image editor.

I naturally thought of a web page that I could just bookmark and create a folder under my bookmarks for different color-palettes I need. When I couldn’t find one, I just decided to write my own.

Check it out at http://color.linge-ma.ws.

It’s nothing fancy. It just colors the whole page with the selected color AND it generates a favicon for that specific color, so you can see it under your bookmarks.

Bootstrap – a custom template for OSCam

Due to lack of user interest (and my own, to be fair), this project is currently frozen/dead. The OSCam WebUI advanced a lot and this is no longer compatible with the latest OSCam versions.

I’ve been working, lately, on a OSCam template called Boostrap. OSCam is an “Open Source Conditional Access Module” software. If you ever heard about CCCam, you most likely heard about OSCam, too.

If you’d like to check it out, please have a look at the OSCam-Boostrap @ Google-Code page that I set up.

WoW: Mists of Pandaria #15650 Addons Enabled

Here’s the latest .exe patched for addon support. Download: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/120650/MoP_beta/exe/WoW_15650_Addons.rar.

DISCLAIMER: As always be careful with files downloaded from the internet. Also, keep in mind that it’s against Blizzard’s Terms and Conditions to use 3rd party modifications to their game code and they may revoke your beta access and the usual crap bla bla bla. Use at your own risk.