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#271907 2018 & MAGFest!

Posted by Unleashed2k on 02 January 2018 - 03:39 PM

Super MAGFest 2018


We will be at Super MAGFest. January 4-7, 2018. at the National Harbor, MD.






Our booth typically runs 8AM - MIDNIGHT depending on how busy it is at night.

We'll be cranking our amp to 11 and playing in front of the console games area.


I hope to see you there!






At the end of last year, we had over 20 people sign up for different positions. After MAGFest we will be interviewing protentional future staff members and work on new things for this year.
Our current goal:
Finish and upgrade CustomsForge's forums to IPBoard 4.3.
This step takes a lot of backend work including redoing our auth script to work with the new forums.

Our other goals include getting our twitch bot launched and getting a beta version of the new IgnitionFUSE out. 
We're very proud of CustomsForge Song Manager. If you haven't tried it please make sure to download a copy and it'll help you manage your DLC! 
I can't wait to see the future of CDLC for 2018. 
Don't forget to follow our Twitter | Facebook | Discord

Bonus: Some footage from last year's MAGFest

#268654 CustomsForge Staff Positions (OPEN)

Posted by Unleashed2k on 18 November 2017 - 05:52 AM

Hey all,

We're hiring multiple levels of staff. This now includes 3 paid positions.


The first one that we majorly need is a lead laravel developer. We want to finish our IgnitionFuse and we need your help!
If you're able to help upgrade the CF community to the latest and greatest please apply. 

The second one is a server admin. We're in need of a CentOS Linux Server Admin that can provision multiple servers and migrate large data to the servers.
This includes securing them and keeping our insane loads of MySQL/nginx down, and fighting bots.

Our last paid position is a graphic design artist. Your job will be to transform the graphics used on CF, this includes social media and t-shirts.
This is a paid position, but please note any graphics developed will be owned by CustomsForge after creation. 

All paid amounts are negotiable and are set within our donation goal/ad revenue for the month.


The next thing we need is C# / .net core developers for our upcoming Twitch Bot and CustomsForge Song Manager.

We're looking to improve the coding for both of them and the UI.

We also need more moderators, this includes the chance of a promotion to administrator down the line. 

If you think you could help update CustomsForge to become better and stronger, please apply immediately! https://goo.gl/forms/Y1irWCLoqODGKQVr1

#266944 Patreon & Future of CF

Posted by Unleashed2k on 25 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

Hey everyone,


I wanted to let everyone know I recently lost my job at the company I've been working for over 3 years. Long story short I did receive a letter of recommendation from them so I will be looking for a new job.

In the meantime I an unable to support extra costs here as my income is very little next to nothing now. Therefore I must increase the goal (by $100) to cover what I donate towards the site monthly.


It has been highly requested before but today I am proud to announce that I have launched a personal Patreon for CustomsForge - https://www.patreon.com/CustomsForge


This supports my efforts and I'll be able to get improvements on the website done and released within weeks vs several months.

Additionally, I will be streaming a lot more once I get a decent schedule put together. We will do giveaways and more.


My plan is to relaunch CustomsForge with better features and better support. 

Thank you for your continued support and I want everyone to keep shredding. \m/


- Mark Beeson


#254262 What is the red number to the right of you login name on the Ignition search...

Posted by Unleashed2k on 23 May 2017 - 09:54 PM

It's used for notifications, we will be advancing this feature in IgnitionFUSE.

#253856 Customsforge Malware Problem?

Posted by Unleashed2k on 18 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

Are you sure this isfor the forums, and not the download links? Some websites such as zippyshare is awful with this. I always advise everyone to have malwarebytes and an activate antivirus running

#250581 Ignition Changelog - 4/7/2017

Posted by Unleashed2k on 07 April 2017 - 03:10 AM

  • Updated Navigation Menu
    • Added "Donate" button
    • Fixed invalid permissions for "Forums" button
    • Fixed various menu issues
    • Reorganized Menu
    • Renamed "Home" to "Stats"
  • Fixed "artists" page characters
  • Recreated Favicon to make sure it's brighter
  • Fixed several JS issues
  • Fixed several CSS issues
  • Fixed a few text issues
  • Fixed a typo on the main page
  • Fixed various coding issues that caused the navigation to break when applying an update in our admin section of Ignition
  • Prep for IgnitionFUSE
  • Prep for IP Board 4.1
  • Prep for "other" upgrades
  • Other various PHP/Laravel fixes.

#250450 Forum link

Posted by Unleashed2k on 05 April 2017 - 05:56 AM

Home was the dashboard which only contained stats. I've renamed it and moved it near the end as Search should be the actual "home". I also added a donate button. This should help a lot.

#250421 Forum link

Posted by Unleashed2k on 04 April 2017 - 09:04 PM

Please check now.

#249839 Merch Store Moved

Posted by Unleashed2k on 29 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

Hey all,

I've moved our merch store from RedBubble to Teepublic to save our community money when purchasing merch. We will be moving it again to Amazon once we are accepted. But for now enjoy major sales of all our merch via here: http://tee.pub/lic/z-iLI3-X0Z0

If you have any ideas for shirts please let us know (PM ME). We cannot use copyrighted terms such as rocksmith in our shirts as rocksmith is a shirt brand company, and we don't want to run into trouble with ubisoft. If you want to submit a design that is welcome as well, please note any submitted designs will be the property of ours, but you will get credit in the description. 

If you any questions hit me up on our discord and I'll be happy to answer them. 


#249456 Ignition Changelog - 3/27/2017

Posted by Unleashed2k on 25 March 2017 - 05:14 PM

Ignition Changelog - 3/27/2017

Fixed Search Dropdown

Fixed other dropdowns

Fixed MySQL issue where records would 500 on trying to have them pop up

Various bug fixes.

Minor text fixes™

Database prep work for future upgrades


#248850 Growing Pains

Posted by Unleashed2k on 17 March 2017 - 11:32 PM

Probably when I was working on it- it's up again.

#248347 Survey Results & Q&A

Posted by Unleashed2k on 11 March 2017 - 03:08 PM

Q: The forum theme is too dark.
A: We do have an alternative theme available. Go to the bottom of the website and select "Change Theme"
Q: When do you plan on introducing a rating system.
A: The new IgnitionFUSE has a feature similar to a rating system, but instead will rely on "liking" CDLC. If there is an issue with CDLC it will be reported to the author, and eventually moderators to take down.
Q: When is the forum upgrade
A: The forum upgrade is in progress. We're actually working on redoing the auth system for our forums so when we complete this the forums will be upgraded.
Q: When will IgnitionFUSE be released?
A: After the forums are upgraded we plan on beta testing ignitionfuse to the public once the new forums and auth system is complete.
Q: Where do I go when the site is down?
A: We announce downtime to everyone on Facebook & Twitter
Q: Better tutorials and guides.
A: This is a highly requested feature that is high on our priority list. We plan on doing something about this soon.
Q: I want to donate with my Credit Card without a paypal account.
A: This is already possible, you don't need to. 
Q: I want guitar tabs of my rocksmith songs
A: Download the rocksmith toolkit, this is already possible.
Q: IE and Edge (or my other browser) doesn't work
A: This is the auth fix we're working on. It will also be officially fixed in IgnitionFUSE
Q: Thanks System
A: This will be included in our like system, we will improve it upon feedback.
Q: CDLC Updating
A: This is a feature I actually planned several months ago, but is not possible at the moment. With the new ignitionFUSE we will enable it! 
Q: Please use something other than paypal
A: We would need a popular suggestion that other people would donate to as well.
Q: I want to block bands I don't like and not have them listed in ignition.
A: I actually haven't seen this yet and will pass this along!
Q: Please do not remove the group forums feature
A: From what I have found, there is a new version for IP Board 4. We will see if we can get it to work.
Q: A mobile interface for ignition
A: There already is one, and we use a "save for later" feature so you can download the songs you want when you are home
Q: Quality Checks
A: We're still looking into how to enable this, we would need to wait for fuse to come out.
Q: Most songs are on PC. Where's my song for "X" platform?
A: Download the toolkit and you can convert it!
Q: CDLC Packs
A: This is not a supported feature and we do not plan on doing this.
Q: Pay for CDLC
A: This is not allowed. You can pay for guitar pro tabs, but not CDLC. This is strictly forbidden.
Q: Already downloaded page for ignition
A: This is your collection: http://ignition.cust...arch/collection
Q: A way to report broken/bad CDLC
A: All CDLC records have a report button.
Q: Host files on CF Servers
A: We do not plan on doing this for several reasons.
Q: How do I report a song or a user?
A: When on ignition select "go to record page", you'll see a "report" button.
Additionally you can go to any post and report it. Please use this if you find broken CDLC, links, etc.
Q: I can't login to ignition! 
A: You have the login bug, please check this page: http://customsforge....ge/support.html
Q: I need support!
A: We have a dedicated support page for CustomsForge: http://customsforge....ge/support.html
Q: My songs are going to 100%
A: You have the mastery bug. Please download our CustomsForge Song Manager and run the repair tool.
Social Media:
Do you play Rocksmith at parties, events, or coop with a friend?
26% - Yes
74% - No
Do you currently have more CDLC than DLC?
64.8% - Yes
22.3% - No
12.9% - Maybe
Do you still purchase DLC?
80.1% - Yes
19.9% - No
How many rocksmith cables have you purchased?
58% - 1
36.9% - 2-3
3.5% - 3-4
1.5% - 5+
Do you currently use Rocksmith Toolkit?
38.7% - Yes
61.3% - No
Do you currently use CustomsForge Song Manager?
36.3% - Yes
63.7% - No
Do you currently use Editor On Fire?
16.9% - Yes
83.1% - No
Have you had any issues with Ignition?
33.4% - Yes
66.6% - No
What browser do you currently use to access Ignition?
63.7% - Chrome
23.4% - Firefox
Other (2%)
Are you interested in a forum upgrade that will add tons of new features, better security, more browser compatibility but will remove old features such as groups?
75.1% - Yes
24.9% - No
We are currently rewriting the authentication system between IP Board and Ignition. Would you be okay with Ignition being down for multiple days while we implemented a fix that could resolve all future login issues?
93.2% - Yes
6.8% - No
Would you help contribute, or view a wiki if we had one?
74.9% - Yes
25.1% - No
Do you own a CustomsForge shirt, or plan to own one in the future?
46.6% - Maybe
46.4% - No
7% - Yes
Have you donated to CustomsForge before?
18.7% - Yes
81.3% - No
What platform do you play on?
96.4% - Steam
6.7 % - Mac
4.9% - Xbox One
6.4% - PS4
7.8% - Xbox 360
8.4% - PS3
Do you use cdlc on a platform other than pc
6.6% - Yes
93.4% - No
Do you stream Rocksmith?
14.3% - Yes
85.7% - No
Do you visit TheRiffRepeater?
62.5% - Yes
37.5% - No
How important do you consider the news about official releases? (1 out of 5, 5 being important)
8.4% - 121 - 1
10.8% - 155 - 2
27.7% - 399 - 3
28.1% - 405 - 4
25.1% - 361 - 5
How likely is it that you buy DLC that is currently custom content?
14.8% - 213 - 1
10.8% - 156 - 2
25.3% - 364 - 3
22.4% - 323 - 4
26.7% - 385 - 5
Do you actually look at anything on the site other than the CDLC search and download pages
58.4% - Yes
41.6% - No
How often do you use CF?
20.3% - Daily
17.6% - Once a week
17.2% - Once a month
15.9% - Once every other day
14.8% - Twice a week
14.2% - Once every other week
How likely would you recommend us to a friend? (1-5)
79.1% - 5 (1,140)
15.1% - 4
4.6% - 3
0.6% - 2
0.6% - 1
Do you know how to make CDLC?
26.1% - Yes
73.9% - No
Do you know how to fix CDLC?
22.1% - Yes
77.9% - No
Do you know how to report a user?
39.3% - Yes
60.7% - No
Do you know how to convert / fix pc files for your platform.
37.1% - Yes
49.3% - No
13.7% - NA
Have you disabled your adblockers for this site?
48.1% - Yes
51.9% - No
Are you looking forward to the future of CustomsForge?
96.9% - Yes
3.1% - No
Are you following us on Twitter?
9% - Yes
91% - No
Are you following us on Facebook?
18.2% - Yes
81.8% - No
Thank you everyone for your feedback. We're looking forward to the future. We have added several new moderators, c# programmers, and laraval/php developers. We plan on publishing an update soon.

#248346 Growing Pains

Posted by Unleashed2k on 11 March 2017 - 02:57 PM


As we grow into a bigger website we must evolve, and to do so we must upgrade our forums and ignition. During our upgrades, we ran into several problems, and unfortunately we learned about them days after. We were forced to roll back to a backup we took on March 5th.


Is there no development instance where you may test things before upgrading the productive system?


I have no discord - was the backup broken since 5th and you had to go back each day to find a working backup copy? This was then really bad luck, because when upgrading there's always a chance that something goes wrong and if you can't rely on the backup you're lost.


There is a developer instance but it is currently being used for IgnitionFUSE / IPBoard 4.1 Testing. During the upgrades everything was going smooth and there was only a few reports that could of been fixed, but unfortunately we found some severe problems a few days later. We had to make the decision to either A) rebuild B) Revert. We went ahead and chose B. Then during the backup, our backups failed. We have multiple backups but on the 5th is when we started the modifications and I took a snapshot, we have two backups that day, both failed. Linode's backup administrator went in and fixed the backup and it took 13 hours+ to restore the backup, and it worked. There was a bug during the upgrade process that we are working on for IP Board (we need to upgrade nginx, php, and convert our database) that occured that wasn't supposed to happen. IP Board will be working with us next time we attempt this to fix that bug, and we will have a backup ready. And better yet, next time it will take about 5-10 minutes to restore it instead of 12 hours+.

We don't have any proper system admins and this is all on me. I am a support tech at a web hosting company so I do know how to do this stuff, but I'm not certified and there are people way more knowledgeable who could volunteer and take on the job and assist us. Unfortunately, at the moment I am managing it and trying to do my best. Our last server admin betrayed us and was a liar. The one before that completely disappeared off the face of the planet never to be heard again. But I am always up to the task and I will work on CustomsForge as hard as I can. I love this site, this community, this game. I am extremely passionate and I hope we can definitely push forward and upgrade these damn forums and fix ignition!

#248304 Growing Pains

Posted by Unleashed2k on 11 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

As you are fully aware by now CustomsForge was completely down for over 24 hours due to a catastrophic backup failure. We worked with our host (Linode) to resolve this but unfortunately, it took 10 hours to just restore the files. We have a lot of upgrades for CustomsForge and we will be working on adding more fail safes to prevent problems like this happening in the future. As we grow into a bigger website we must evolve, and to do so we must upgrade our forums and ignition. During our upgrades, we ran into several problems, and unfortunately we learned about them days after. We were forced to roll back to a backup we took on March 5th. We still need to do these upgrades but we will be working closely with our board software support staff this time to fix the bug that caused these issues. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask us on our discord. We will be attempting these upgrades again, but in a different method which will reduce any future downtime if any problem was to occur again. (Example would be 30-minute downtime~ instead of 24 hours)
(p.s. if my wording sounds weird, I've been working on this non-stop for 24 hours trying to get this fixed for you guys, no sleep until I made sure our community is fixed! #exhausting) 
- Mark

#247706 Cloudbleed + SSL Login

Posted by Unleashed2k on 26 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

As you may of heard there is a major security flaw on Cloudflare, a service CF uses.

We are recommending everyone to change and update their passwords on all websites as a lot of them do end up using Cloudflare for protection. Also remember to enable 2FA.


You can read more about this: https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Cloudbleed

It's always recommend for everyone to change their passwords and use unique secure passwords for each of their websites. 

Here's a recommended password generator: http://passwordsgenerator.net/

You can use software such as LastPass + 2FA to use it securely, which is helpful.

Additionally we have secured our login system by adding SSL (https) to all logins.

We had an issue with this that we finally fixed.

I am editing this post to confirm there has been no leaks and none of your passwords have been compromised. It is however still strongly recommended for you to update your passwords.