Updates until 7 March 2021
As usual, you will find a list of new features and fixed bugs here. In addition to two new areas in the forum and changed reactions, a team member left us at the beginning of March and there was a DDoS attack, which was quickly averted. OMSI also celebrated its tenth birthday.
What are Release questions and how the Webdisk handles them?
Today let's see a somewhat difficult topic: Recently, there have been more and more release discussions in the forum. Basically, requests for a release date or the progress of a project are not welcome in the community; they lead to frustration for the developers and the users.
Innovations until 14 February 2021
As usual, this article contains a list of new features and fixed bugs. In the new year there have not been so many changes yet, which is why there have not been any news for a long time, but today we would like to give you a small overview. Among other things, we welcome a new team member to the OMSI Experts. Unfortunately, we had to restrict two functions (reactions and reviews), because there have been a lot of problems in the past months.
We disable negative reactions
We have decided to disable negative reactions due to the ongoing problems. However, all previous reactions will remain.
From now on, we moderate also reviews in the filebase, after numerous problems and complaints in the past. This means that all reviews are manually checked by a moderator and activated. In this article we set some things right regarding reviews and give a short guideline.
Review of the year 2020
2020 will go down in the chronicles of the OMSI WebDisk as a year of changes. The closure of the official OMSI Forum (OOF) demanded a lot from everyone involved, especially the technology. The team was expanded in May to include the experts who provide quality support and take care of the Wiki. The next big change followed in October with the departure of Tatra and the formation of a new team. Finally, there was an Advent Calendar again after a year's break. Probably this year will be the one with the most and biggest changes in the entire history of the OMSI WebDisk.
Innovations until 20 December 2020
The list of innovations at the end of the year is a little smaller this time. Apart from the Advent activities, there were a few changes behind the scenes. As usual, you can find the list here. You can also look forward to the year-end review, which is coming at the end of the year! We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
Mail addresses, double accounts and VPN
We get a lot of messages about returning e-mails and double accounts. Please make sure that your email address is up to date and inform the team if a second person in your household has a WebDisk account. We also noticed that many of you use the VPN provided by the Opera browser. The use of VPN is not allowed in the WebDisk.
The pre-Christmas raffles and the advent calendar are back!
The Christmas season is approaching and the Advent mood is also returning to the WebDisk: in 2018 there was already an Advent calendar with raffles in December, now, after a year's break, the promotions are back! Every day in December an exclusive download is hidden behind a door and there are also raffles with many prizes by AEROSOFT and HALYCON!
Innovations until 22 November 2020
A lot has happened in the last three weeks. The usual list of all new features and bug fixes also includes various changes in user groups and rules.
Filebase: English descriptions
From now on all rules of the upload conditions, especially the English translation, will be enforced in the filebase.
The technology of the OMSI WebDisk
Here you will find the technical specifications of the OMSI WebDisk from the hardware installed in our dedicated server, the operating system, a rough overview of the most important server services (including web server) to the installed web software.
We joined WSC-Connect
WSC-Connect is a free service that conveniently combines Internet pages in a smartphone app. About new messages (PN) and also notifications are informed immediately via push notification.
Innovations until 1 November 2020
Listing of all innovations, bug fixes and current surveys
OMSI AddOn Developer
We are introducing a new rank: Developers of official DLCs will from now on also be marked as such and have special rights in the forum to present their latest achievements there.
Signpost - Where can I find what?
Over time, the WebDisk has become a complex platform consisting of many different areas. Here is a short overview of the different areas and links to the most important pages.
Articles and FAQ
The restructuring process continues: Important information, announcements and messages from the team can be found in the article system in future. Furthermore, a forum-wide FAQ will be established to give users a first overview of the platform.
Beta tests and internal projects
In addition to the public forums and downloads, the WebDisk offers the possibility to set up a protected area for a team, e.g. to organise projects or carry out beta tests. Here there is a separate forum category only for the respective project group.