Over the last few months, stream broadcasting has proved to be a great engine to instantly stream gaming content on the fly. Gone are the days of configuring expensive streaming clients to achieve live stream status.
Here's a quick rundown on how to use the Broadcasters section of our website!
If you click on the Broadcasters navigation element, you will see the following page:
Scrolling down you can now see the featured F7 members and easily access their streams!
Click Tune IN to drop into that member's stream.
We will be adding subscription settings in the near future to get notifications when your favorite streamers go online!
If you want to be featured, make sure your steam beta client is installed and your stream is set to open!
An f7 admin will need to give you access to the broadcasters page. Just hit them, or me up to get access.
Currently, only F7Lans clan members can be eligible to become featured.
Questions? Post them below! Want to be featured? Post it below!
We will be ringing in the new year by pooping on some airships F7 style with Guns of Icarus Online! Be sure to pick up your copy if you do not have it. It is currently only $3.74 on Steam!
The event will start Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 PM EST.
Be sure to join up on mumble: mumble.f7lans.com port 64738
Be there, or be squared
Greetings ladies and gents. I have pushed a new feature to the homepage to pave the way for new and exciting WIP things. One thing F7Lans had before was a donation system allowing for reserved slots in servers and the like, but the main issue most people had was they could not find their blasted steam id. These issues are no more with the great OAuth support steam has now! You will notice a button in the navigation header on the far right. This button will allow you to sign into the F7Lans front page (not the forums) as your steam user.
You can find the button conveniently located here on the page:
Once you click it, you will be guided to the Steam authentication page to authorize f7lans authentication access. Once you authorize it, steam will take you back to our homepage and you are now logged in!
But f0rkz, why is this even important?
Remember that thing I said about steam id's being a huge pain to track down? Not anymore! Signing into steam allows F7Lans access to your (already public) steam profile information including your steam id, avatar, and other things. This will allow f7lans to easily grab your steam id information in the event of a donation.
I get it, but is my data secure?
Since this authentication is done through steam, yes! Your user and password is not passed to F7Lans (because that's silly as hell, who would do that). Data that IS passed to F7Lans is already public information that required human intervention to get in the past. Once our donation system is finished the process will inevitably be much quicker and a lot more agile. The only waiting now is for our gameservers to change maps and reload new sourcemod administrator database entries.
Why else is this cool?
Because now we can say howdy to you personally:
More to come in the next issue of "wtf is f0rkz going to break this time"!
With the new steam broadcasting feature, I took some time to put together a featured streaming page for all of our F7Lans members. To access the streaming page, simply click above where it says broadcasters, or go here.
If you want to have your page featured, please let f0rkz (me) know!
It's that time of year again. The weather has changed for the colder, final exams start to stress students and as we shake off that Turkey coma its time for an F7 tradition. As always, please reply to this post if you wish to participate in Secret Santa. We will have a $10 minimum but individuals are free to go above and beyond this minimum at their discretion. Signs ups will be open for a couple of weeks after which I will close them and randomly shuffle the names to secretly assign everyone both an individual to gift a game to as well as a different individual to give them a game. At which point please use the Winter Steam Sale that will be running at that time combined with your person's Steam Wishlist to get the most gaming bang for your buck. Make sure you also take time to update your wishlist with some games you would be interested in owning to provide your Secret Santa with some inspiration. I'll keep the sign up period fluid for now but I usually close it when the Winter Sale starts so make sure you sign up ASAP if you are interested to ensure you get your name in the hat before enrollment closes.
Note: This event is open to F7 Members and Regulars only. All others will be handled on a case by case basis and we reserve the right to refuse an individual's participation. We would rather have this event be open to everyone but this is done to ensure all participants both give and receive a game and prevents random individuals from taking advantage of a free game before disappearing. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Super Cereal
Wishing you and your family a happy thanksgiving! Hope you eat lots of gobble gobble meats and drink plenty of whineeeee.
Hello fellow community members. We have launched a better version of F7Live recently. As you sit on the http://www.f7lans.com/ homepage, you may notice our twitch stream and chat automatically pop up when a streamer is active and show you the current twitch stream. As always, you can access our stream on our twitch channel here: http://www.twitch.tv/f7live
Now that you know the basics of how to get to our channel, here are our featured F7 members currently equipped to stream to F7Live.
- f0rkz (yours truly)
- Xiro / Longcat / Last_Dinosaur
There has also been expressed interest in @Super_Cereal (F7Lans homebrewed pro level starcraft 2 player) streaming!
If you would like to stream with F7Live, please drop me a line and private message your email to me so I can invite you to streaming access.
Once you get your invite, you will receive a stream key that you can use to import into popular streaming programs like X-Split and Open Broadcaster.
Ready for a change of programming? Join us December 5th at 9 pm est for some brutally hilarious Left 4 Dead 2.
You can meet us on our mumble at 9pm to organize into parties/rounds/shenanigans or just to hang out and chat.
Want to secure your spot? Visit this post and just comment saying you want to join, to register.
Yes, it really is that time again, and no I could not tell you where it went so quickly. Time travel.
Pretty sure that's a thing.
Regardless, Game Night Is Upon Us!!!! And even better, Scream Fortress 2 is still happening during said Gamepocalypse. In case you are unfamiliar, this year ALL the past Halloween events are happening. And bumper cars.
Let's vent off some of the "Christmas music is ALREADY playing" aggression and enjoy the last little bit of the spooky season. Put on your favorite mask/hat and roll through some of our favorite holiday maps.
Join us this Friday, November 7th at 9pm est on our server ad.f7lans.com:27015
Yes, it is that time again. A month has come and gone, the season has changed, and every is planning their sugar/alcohol binge worthy costume attire. Oh and it's GAME NIGHT!!!
October 3rd is the official night, and as per habit, we will be starting around 9 pm (eastern...in case someone ever actually wondered?)
The server address for the event is ad.f7lans.com:27015
If you haven't had a chance recently, don't forget to update both Steam and TF2!
See you there!!!