Back in August we moved to a new CDN server setup for serving our downloads. For many, download speeds have stayed the same or improved with this move but for some, download speeds have gotten worse.
We're continuing to work on the download setup within the CDN as we continue to learn all the little intricacies involved in such a complex setup but we're struggling to troubleshoot a lot of people's download speed issues, a lot of the time, because we're not getting the right sort of feedback. For example, simply saying "I'm getting bad download speeds" isn't useful at all for us!
As such, we've c ...(continue reading the full article)
Hello, and let me start by apologising for the lack of updates recently. August is typically our holiday month where most of us take at least a week or two off (or 4, in my case) to have our holidays, rest and recuperate away from the sites. I'll doubly apologise to those people who've sent in support tickets via the contact form. As I am the sole point of contact for support tickets if I'm not around they go unanswered, and a lot have gone unanswered this month (though I've tried to at least cover the Premium Members who are having issues with their payments). So, sorry about that. Service sh ...(continue reading the full article)
Following on from an update on the downloading situation made at the start of the month I want to write a quick post to say we're still working on the CDN setup I touted in the original update.
Many people are (wrongly) blaming the new download system we added to the site back in the middle of June, which worked fine up until the Steam sales made everything go a bit crazy. To enable us to fully discount this update as a factor for those of you who are getting slow downloads and downloading issues we've re-enabled the old file server selection download method which we'll likely keep up and runni ...(continue reading the full article)
After recent events by a malicious user to upload viruses to the Nexus sites and gain access to Nexus accounts (for reasons completely unknown to us as your accounts are worth very little in tangible terms!) we've been stepping up our public-facing security options.
Thanks to the great support of VirusTotal, who have given us very generous access to their virus API for free, we've been able to integrate their virus scanning functionality into the Nexus file pages. VirusTotal is an online tool that will scan files you send it using over 50 of the most used anti-virus programs and generates a rep ...(continue reading the full article)
Over the past 10 days we've had widespread reports of downloading issues on the sites that has gone hand-in-hand with the annual Steam summer sale promotion that sees games getting massively discounted on Valve's gaming platform. These downloading issues were caused, simply put, by the fact every single one of our 20 download servers was filled to capacity with people trying to download.
If our registration statistics are anything to go by this year's summer sale was the most successful one yet for Steam. Over the past ten days we've averaged 8,200 new registrations a day including a new Nexus ...(continue reading the full article)
It's been a while since I last wrote about the updates we've made on the sites, of which there have been quite a few, just some have been quite subtle. For my part I've been extremely busy over the past few months (here, have a picture of my feet dangling over the edge of the grand canyon) in between trips to the US and moving home. Thankfully the Nexus to-do list is neverending so the other staff have had more than enough to keep themselves busy. As there's so much I'll just break it down into more manageable sections.
Have you noticed? The sites seem to be up a lot more than they use ...(continue reading the full article)
Recently we've been the target of some attacks on the site that date back to March of this year. To begin with a user was uploading a virus to the sites masquerading as other popular files. The virus was being used to gain infected user's stored usernames and passwords for the site which were then being used to login to their Nexus accounts here and continue to upload more viruses. That stopped. Now recently we had a high profile breach of one of our staff accounts that allowed a user to replace some popular files here with viruses masquerading as the popular files which is obviously more seri ...(continue reading the full article)
We've been a bit short in the news department recently. This isn't because there's been no news to report on but simply because I've been extremely busy. I'll be reporting on all the updates we've made recently in due time but in the mean-time, today we released a new version of NMM along with a new "Legacy" version of NMM. Let me explain what's going on.
The NMM programmers are finding that more and more of their time is being taken up by trying to support old and outdated versions of the .NET framework which is not only limiting the functionality NMM can provide but, simply put, taking an ino ...(continue reading the full article)
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If you are a fan of the Fallout Nuka Break series there is good news for 2014.
Today we have launched our new Video Share functionality across the Nexus sites. The concept of the Video Share section is much like the Image Share section; it's an area where you can showcase the videos that you have made that relate to the games we support in some way. Interviews with modders, reviews of mods you like, story-driven machinima and so on and so forth. It's something we've had on our to-do list for two and a half years now so I'm pleased to finally get this out the door.
First and perhaps most importantly, the Video Share section will only work with YouTube videos. We made a con ...(continue reading the full article)