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lightfoot 9th Oct 2014 03:05 PM

Classic swarm - active servers
Ten years now, eh? Well... (edit:eleven and counting)

There are, at the moment, only two swarm v1 server left.

Rob and Felix kindly provide the DE server, it has all the standard maps and campaigns, runs smoothly for several years now, and has seen a lot of reunion sessions. It is playable from the USofA, and from Canada, too, ping-wise.
You can check from your browser if there is anyone playing there at the moment, via (browser needs to allow php scripts)
Thanks again to Rob and Felix, for providing this place to play.

The Space Engineers' server is located in greece, and it actually features two processes, here are the IP addresses:

The server has all the maps, I think, and it runs the Options Mutator. So players could type 'mutate optionhelp' into the console to get the small help screen up, showing the availiable mutator commands.
The server also has some odd unfinished stuff and unfinished maps. Try at your own risk.

Thanks to tchatzi too for keeping this one up. You guys are Humanity's last refuge...:site::site::site: :wolfe:

Greece may be too far for the US players to get a good ping, but the DE server works okay.

I will keep this thread up-to-date. If any other permanent servers were put into service, they could be announced here as well.

EDIT: Updated Dec. 2015

Moses2k 12th Oct 2014 10:47 AM

Keep fighting the good fight.

x-newbie 21st Oct 2014 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by lightfoot (Post 251861)
Server seems to be down atm (October 20). :(
Let's hope it is just a momentary issue.

Server has issues and i dont think its going to be resolved soon, needs fresh installation and Thanos needs free time that cant find apparently.

Felix 23rd Feb 2015 08:24 AM is still active.

Ki!ler-Mk1 23rd Feb 2015 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by Felix (Post 252003) is still active.

Necro Spammer!

Felix 9th Mar 2015 05:17 AM

Hey guys,

Rob and me just moved our Alien Swarm server to a new host.

The new IP Adress is

You can use the Server Browser to check for active players:

With this step we ensured the survival of one of the two last remaining servers.

To celebrate this step there will be a game tonight!

I will be online on the server at about 21:00 GMT +1

CU later!


Rob 9th Mar 2015 05:55 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Some scans from alien hunt... today

lightfoot 23rd Dec 2015 12:26 PM

Xmas swarming
It is that time of the year again.

I remember some good chrismas sessions, in hindsight it seems like every one of the last ten years, a bunch of badass space marines were out there, eager to squish some bugs.

So I plan to be online and playing as much as I can, these days. Hoping that some of you may come.

Updated the server list, and put a link in, to, so people can check from their browsers if anyone is logged in to the DE server.

x-newbie 24th Dec 2015 08:38 AM

I guess ill be on, with a break for xmas dinner or after it:crash:

Moses2k 29th Dec 2015 05:08 PM

When's good? Message me on Steam or email

Rob 8th Oct 2016 11:46 AM

For the last soldiers: :wolfe::wildcat:

Have to switch to an other server in the medium term.

So there is the new server on: already running.

You can watch at:
Please try and report if something is wrong.

The "old" server on will be shut down after some time - in 2017.

x-newbie 10th Oct 2016 09:18 AM

Thank you Rob

Ki!ler-Mk1 19th Oct 2016 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Rob (Post 252392)
For the last soldiers: :wolfe::wildcat:

Good to know!


Originally Posted by x-newbie (Post 252393)
Thank you Rob


Moses2k 24th Oct 2016 09:11 PM


Rob 11th Dec 2016 12:16 PM

OK. Soldiers, here is an update briefing:

Server on is down
Server on: is up and running

Have al look at:
Special at:

x-newbie 31st Dec 2016 12:09 PM

Sunday 1/1/17 22:00 UTC
Game at DE
Be there!:wolfe:

Oh and Happy new year:)

x-newbie 1st Jan 2017 07:39 PM

Well.... DE has issues
Locks clients to loading screen when a mission is restarted.
Client has to reconnect.
Also random disconnects and resets to default map.

We tried some at SE but as always after couple of restarts.... server gave up:(

ND failed to port forward :D

And we just got warmed up.... i hope to be continued soon:wolfe:

Good game guys

Rob 2nd Jan 2017 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by x-newbie (Post 252442)
Well.... DE has issues

I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Checked the server a few minutes ago - also in debug-mode. Everything seems ok.

Please check again and report issues.

x-newbie 4th Jan 2017 11:44 AM

I dunno Rob, seems fine now.
But it was fine as well a day or two before the scheduled game, when me and Draven played 2-3 maps.
The issue might be related with many players connected?

Rob 4th Jan 2017 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by x-newbie (Post 252446)
The issue might be related with many players connected?

Possible. Needs testing...

Ki!ler-Mk1 30th Jan 2017 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by Rob (Post 252447)
Possible. Needs testing...

Please check the game files download on .de as well. :)

Rob 30th Jan 2017 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Ki!ler-Mk1 (Post 252458)
Please check the game files download on .de as well. :)

:) done... fixed...

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