10:00am Saturday, 14 Jan 2006 until
3:00pm Sunday, 15 Jan 2006
207 / 500
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Introducing Respawn LAN v1
Respawn LAN version 1 is the first of many LAN events run by us. With a capacity of 500 players, we aim to re-create the atmosphere and excitement missing in the LAN scene. Respawn v1 is a BYO-PC event, that is, all attendees are required to bring their own computer to participate in the event. In addition, NGU will be setting up an XBOX LAN at our event so console gamers may wish to bring an XBOX and a small TV or display device.
Locateted in Latrobe University's Union Hall, the event will have a capacity of approximately five hundred players, offering reliable three-phase power and air-conditioning for superior comfort and gaming experience. This venue also has shower facitilies. Union Hall has also been home to numerous Shafted events in the past.
Latrobe University, Bundoora Campus
Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.
You can use a map (thanks to Latrobe University, modifications by Shafted LAN) which we strongly advise you to PRINT OUT AND TAKE WITH YOU.
A rock-solid Cisco powered 100Mbit/sec fully switched network with a gigabit backbone will ensure lag-free game-play without the burden of overloading switch uplinks. The network will be configured using DHCP so set your network card to obtain an address automatically to connect to the network. This is the default configuration of Windows operating systems. PLEASE DISABLE INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING if you are using it as it will interfere with our network.
Dedicated game servers will be provided for many popular games, freeing your PC to give you the best frame-rate possible. A list of servers will be published closer to the event. This will include Quake 3 (DM and Instagib), Quake 4, UT2004, Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Call of Duty 2 among many others.
This will include our Battlefield 2 64 player server which will host a large organised game.
For the competitive among us, we will be hosting several competitions at this event with prizes as follows:
We are also working to offer a Warcraft 3 DOTA competition, along with a competition for Worms World Party, DOOM2 (with the zdaemon executable) and many others throughout the event
- Battlefield 2 8v8 with $800 prize for the winning clan
- Counter-Strike Source 5v5 with 5 AudioFX force feedback headsets for the winning clan thanks to CyberActive
- Counter-Strike 1.6 with five Wolf-Claw Combat edition gaming keyboards for first place
- Quake 4 duel deathmatch with a Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) for the winning clan
- Warcraft 3 1v1 (prize to be announced
Trophies will be awarded to winners of these competitions.
There will be plenty of activities to keep you entertained at the event. Other than playing games on your PC, there will be many other things to keep you occupied. NGU Gaming League will be attending, running a side-event with networked XBOX consoles for people to try. A small competition for the best event photographer will also be run. There will be small giveaways throughout the event. Who knows what else we may have planned? :)
Food and drink
Cafe Moat (otherwise known as Ping's Cafe), located in Union Hall, will be open for Saturday and parts of Sunday, selling hot food and drink. Ping will be closing on Saturday evening before our BBQ and reopening Sunday.
We will also running a BBQ in the evening for our hungry lanners free of charge. In addition, we will also be organising a large pizza run. If you feel like a fat fix, McDonalds is located approximately 20 minutes wallk or a short drive away.
Feel like a fresh start to Sunday morning? A free BACON AND EGG BREAKFAST BBQ will be run before competitions resume.
We will also be selling soft-drink at the event for $1 a can and bottles of water (price TBA).
Computer Hardware vendors
CyberActive will be present at our event, stocking many parts and peripherals for your PC. More details to be released soon.
Registration for this event is MANDATORY. Registration for our events is a three step process: Firstly, you need to register on the AusGamers system. Secondly, two weeks prior to the event, confirmations will open. This is for people who have already registered as well as people who register within two weeks of the event; you must confirm your registration. Thirdly, you must check-in at our event upon arrival - note that those who have not registered and confirmed may not be permitted to attend the event.
Many aspects of our event rely on the effort and kind contributions of our sponsors. We would like to thank the following sponsors for this event for their contributions:
Further information about our sponsors can be found on our Sponsors page.
- CyberActive, for their ongoing support, provision of Audio FX headsets and helping us out with our event
- Wolf-Claw for providing 13 Wolf-Claw Combat Edition gaming keyboards for our competitions
- CyberSlam and AMD for providing us with prizes and giveaways