We want to keep track of how many people are using our Mod and what versions are being used. That's why we're actively monitoring the current "status" of SoF2 v1.00 since December 2014, SoF2 v1.03 since February 2017 and SoF2 v1.02t since July 2017.
Every day at 8 AM UTC and 8 PM UTC we scan the (official) master server for servers on the game. After (and if) the master server gives us a reply, containing all server IPs and ports, we send each server a packet requesting the current status. This is same routine Gametracker uses, and also when you click "Server Info" in your server list. Using this information, we can see if a server runs 1fx. Mod, and if so, what version.
Unlike "real" popularity contests you don't have to apply, or toggle any server setting. By having a server exposed to the internet, you automatically participate.
Ever since we started releasing 1fx. Mod to other versions of SoF2 we also started monitoring them. You can view the statistics for each SoF2 version we currently support by selecting the appropriate tab page.
Since we're checking all servers anyway we might as well check for other known Mods too.
Currently, we check for the following Mods on v1.00:
On v1.03 we check for the following the Mods:
If a server doesn't match this criteria it's listed as "Unknown / None". This means it's either running no server-side Mod or a Mod that's unknown to us. If you're a developer for a new Mod and like us to include it in the statistics, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select the SoF2 version you want to view the popularity contest results of. The total server count is represented by the red line. 1fx. Mod is represented by the blue line. Hover over the data for more information.