tlr online
25-10-05, 22:16
You should all now see a VAST improvement to the speed of our forum. I'm sorry this has taken so long.

Your new point of entry should be:


The other point of entry will continue to function, tho.

tlr. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

25-10-05, 22:26
I can't say that I do yet, but then again, I'm on dial-up: maybe that makes a difference? I'd love to have high speed internet!!!

25-10-05, 22:36


Yes I do notice it. :D

Thanks McJ! :D

tlr online
25-10-05, 22:36
We're now using a PhP version of our software. Some sections will still use cgi (perl) but most will convert over to PhP, which will be a LOT faster.

tlr online
25-10-05, 22:37
Gecko. How was Italy?

25-10-05, 22:46
Yes i notice. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif It has to stay this way for a little bit longer to convince me. :D

[Edit: posting the message took 15 seconds, then to return to the thread another 7 seconds. Hmmm.]

[Edit 2: to open this edit took 2 seconds, posting the first edit took 10 seconds.]

[Edit 3: to post 'Edit 2' took 18 seconds, then 11 seconds to be returned to this thread.]

[ 25. October 2005, 23:53: Message edited by: joseph ]

25-10-05, 22:47
It was great, thanks. :D

Real Italian food is great. Had pizza every day, if you ever go to Italy try the pizza for sure. :D Weather sucked a bit though, it poured up 'til the second last day, but then we got a bit of sun. The roads over there are wild though. :eek: Hundreds and hundreds of scooters and motorbikes. Then there's the street traders who seem to have over-priced souvenirs available for any occasion. Five euros for an umbrella!

25-10-05, 22:48
Yes, yessss it works faster! (at least mostly) Great! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Smith will Suffice
25-10-05, 22:49
holy! i have dreamed for this moment

and now its here,

its just so beautiful

*runs away crying*


tlr online
25-10-05, 22:50
Well, it's a start. At least we're heading in the right direction now. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

25-10-05, 22:57
Good work tlr. I can't say that I have noticed a vast improvement yet but I think that is because the forum is quiet right now.

The real test will be when the official site updates again and we start to get swamped with thousands of visitors. Then we will hopefully notice the difference (I never want to see that damn 'FYI load balancing' thing ever again).

Oh yeah, I also hope that cow has been hamburger-ised!!!

tlr online
25-10-05, 23:08
The quickest point of entry will now be:


but the old perl point of entry will still function:


25-10-05, 23:16
Ok, I have been cruising about the forums and I definately see the difference now. Oh yeah!!!

25-10-05, 23:49
For me it's been slow for some reason, I'm on dial-up though. My other computer had a bit of a meltdown. :(

25-10-05, 23:58
I notice the difference, quicker.

25-10-05, 23:58
Yes, it is definitely faster for me (at least at the moment). http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Smilies/clap.gif
Thank you tlr.

Any chance that the facility to see who is online ( I can't remember the proper term for it) will be enabled again? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Gabicats/Smilies/flirt.gif

tlr online
26-10-05, 00:01
Yup. I can enable Currently Browsing, but if things slow up, then I'll have to kill it till the new server is ready. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

26-10-05, 00:06
Feels faster. Any improvements are greatly appreciated. Thanx TLR http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

26-10-05, 00:11
Originally posted by tlr online:
Yup. I can enable Currently Browsing, but if things slow up, then I'll have to kill it till the new server is ready. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Great http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

26-10-05, 00:56
great that its faster now http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
now the only thing i think is in need of an update, is the avatar choosing menu. maybe with letters so u can jump to one letter instead of looking a 30 at a time and click next. that takes a while if your name doesnt begin with A... ;)
apart from that, i like the forum the way it is now; the blue theme, quicker, search function back and the new calender http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

26-10-05, 06:40
Did not notice that much last night, but this morning it seems to be quite fast, must of been busy.

Mona Sax
26-10-05, 07:22
It's a heck of a lot faster, thanks! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

26-10-05, 09:15
Much faster. Thankies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :D

26-10-05, 09:46
Much better!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

tlr online
26-10-05, 09:55
It's great isn't it. :D Threads are loading instantly for me! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

26-10-05, 10:02
Yup, the difference is amazing http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif The threads load in the blinking of an eye :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Thanks, J! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

tlr online
26-10-05, 10:03
:D Morning Nicky. I guess idle banter will now resume.

How are you today? :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

26-10-05, 10:06
Morning http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Me fine so far http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D How is you, McJ? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tlr online
26-10-05, 10:07
On top of the digital world, it would seem. ;) You up for a lashing in UT2004 this evening?

26-10-05, 10:11
Probably yes http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/boese/g035.gif :D

tlr online
26-10-05, 10:17

26-10-05, 11:06
^ LMAO!! :D

26-10-05, 11:34
Stop spamming the thread you two! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

26-10-05, 11:39
wow! no having to wait for it to load! brill!

26-10-05, 11:46
It certainly is nice and fast now. I had been getting concerned over the past few days at the increased rate of slowdown.

Tomb Raider Master
26-10-05, 13:21
It feels great! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif Thanks Justin! :cool:

26-10-05, 13:38
Man, just signed on and BAM! Instant Raider explosion LOL!

Thanks a bunches Justin http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

26-10-05, 14:39
Absolutely great.

Thanks, tlr! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif


26-10-05, 14:45
http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Woohooooooooooooooo http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

ben croft
26-10-05, 17:12

Thanks tlr. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

ben croft
26-10-05, 17:17
Originally posted by tlr online:
http://forum-images.hardware.fr/images/perso/kelcon.gif What a nice emoticon! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

just croft
26-10-05, 17:23
now every one will be tired of earing you must to 60 seconds to post again. lol

26-10-05, 17:44
Same here tazmine.

Thanks mcJ http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

26-10-05, 18:21
Gave the forum a ping and it is definitely faster.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=83ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=28ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=53ms TTL=244
Reply from bytes=32 time=82ms TTL=244

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Recieved = 4, Lost = 0 (0% Loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 28ms, Maximum = 83ms, Average = 61ms

26-10-05, 18:36
I've also noticed the differnece but I'm still not convinced, I need to see it staying for a long time. But never the less still great :D .

26-10-05, 19:39

26-10-05, 20:53
For some reason only the cgi version works for me, but it doesn't really matter since I have DSL. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

tlr online
27-10-05, 19:26
It's been a couple of days now. How is everyone finding the general speed?

27-10-05, 21:27
Generally I would say it is definitely faster for me.
Yet sometimes it still takes absolutely ages to post or preview a reply ( on those occasions I can almost catch a glimpse of the cow ;) ) .

Edit: Like now, for example :rolleyes:

[ 27. October 2005, 22:31: Message edited by: GABI ]

27-10-05, 21:33
Originally posted by GABI:
Generally I would say it is definitely faster for me.
Yet sometimes it still takes absolutely ages to post or preview a replySame here.

tlr online
27-10-05, 22:04
I've just made a few adjustments and removed a few subroutines. That should make a difference also.

At any rate, a new server and software will completely resolve the problem, so again I ask you all to continue to support us by keeping our fine forum as your home. Your patience will be rewarded.


27-10-05, 22:45
Not only I see no quicker forums, but I get this load balancing screen and it keeps me there for like 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27-10-05, 23:49
Wow! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Instant loading for me! :D :D :D Good job Mister Bob.

27-10-05, 23:53
Much better. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

28-10-05, 01:57
Wow! that's great!!, i don't know if it's just me (dial-up) but i can see it. Nice work Justin http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

28-10-05, 02:22
WOWW!!! :eek:
It didn't work for me before because I was using Mozilla Firefox, but now that I'm using Internet Explorer it does! :D
Much faster! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

[ 28. October 2005, 03:24: Message edited by: Boyraider ]

28-10-05, 02:34
I can't seem to use the search function-keep getting a message saying that the page does not exist. Is this to do with these recent changes? And will it be restored at some point?

28-10-05, 02:59
trl, can you delete the older version?
Sometimes when I go to the php page, it takes me to the old one and I don't know why... :confused:

tlr online
28-10-05, 03:02
Both cgi and php versions need each other to work. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

28-10-05, 21:56
Oh ok. That makes more sense now. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif