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FAQ

How can I get to the lan?

Directions are here. The Budleigh hall postcode is EX9 6RJ

The nearest Train station is Exmouth, and there is a bus that runs from Exmouth to the Hall

I'm not sure my PC is up to it. Can I borrow one?

I'm afraid its a bring your own computer event, We don't have any computers for loan

How good is the network?

We have three X 48Gb Port Nortel switches with a 160Gb backbone.

We provide dedicated game servers, Steam caching services etc.

What Games do you play?

Games vary from LAN to LAN. It tends to be an atmosphere in which people just say "Anybody fancy a game of Supreme Commander?" and people will play

we usually have servers for:

L4D2. HL2. CS:GO, Minecraft, TF2 and anything else popular at the moment

If you fancy a different game, there's likely to be somebody else who will want a give it go. This list is far from exhaustive

Do I need to set up my computer for the LAN?

All you need to do is select automatic assignment for IP Address and the network and Internet connection will be set up ready for you. We're more than happy to help you if you run into any problems.

What do I need to bring?

You need to bring:

  • PC
  • Monitor
  • All your leads
  • A pair of headphones
  • A 4 Way, or more if you require more sockets, each attendee gets one 13A socket.
  • Mouse mat
  • Sleeping bag and a pillow.

Food - It's worth bringing plenty food of your own. We do provide a microwave for you to use, ready meals are recommended as cheap and easy options. There will be people regularly going to Tesco (A 10 minute drive), and there are normally spare seats in cars

Do you have an Internet connection?

We have a 80/20 FTTC connection at the hall, along with a comprehensive CDN caching service for almost all game update services. Shout out to www.SteamCache.net for their hard work!

Can I take speakers?

We don't allow speakers at the event for obvious reasons.

Can I bring my own chair?

Budleigh hall has recently had a new floor installed. We need to avoid scratching this and therefore don't allow wheeled chairs. The chairs at Budleigh are comfortable enough and we have plenty of them. If you want you can take a spare pillow to make things a bit more padded.

Am I allowed to bring two computers?

If you intend to take a second PC to act as a server, it is unlikely to be a problem taking it (Unless the lan is is packed!) Please drop the staff an email to check Staff@westlan.co.uk

It's not ok to take a second computer for you to watch films, irc, etc or a computer for a friend to use it - unless they have a seat paid for.

Is there a wireless Lan?

Yes, but connection to the Wired LAN is recommended as its going to to have a better connection quality.

Can I arrive a little early?

It's not normally a problem, providing its not that much before the official start time and theres a reason (Long journeys, train times, etc). Please email Staff to check its ok, giving us the reason you need to be there early. We might ask you to help with the setup, we might be to a stage where only the staff can finish off. Please don't complain if the network isn't up when you arrive early!

Where can I sleep?

The Budleigh Salterton Hall has a large stage which is big enough for most people to sleep on, as long as you are not blocking a fire exit or in anyones way grab a space wherever you like.

Are there Showers?

Unfortunately, Budleigh Salterton doesn't have showers.

How near are the shops? Should I bring any provisions?

At Budleigh there is a local bakery and a Co-Op. There is a large Tesco in Exmouth, around a 10 minute drive away if you want to get more than just the basics.

Budleigh has a chip shop as well as a few reasonable pubs serving food.

Dominoes from Exmouth with also deliver to Budleigh.

Is there a cash machine?

Located in the Co-Op there is a free cash machine

Can I take alcohol?

Yes, All that we ask is your sensible with your drink. Sociable drinking is fine. Obviously as per the law, under 18's should not be drinking at the events.

Is there a bar at the event?

We do not run a bar at the event. If you want to drink, your best stopping by the off-licence on the way. We do, however, have fridges to keep your drinks nice and cool.

How is the seating organised?

We have a seating system that allows you to select the seat you want before the event. This isn't normally turned on until a month or so before the event and is only available to those who have already paid.

I've signed up, but now cant make it to the event. What should I do?

Send an email to the staff and will will mark you as canceled.

Is there a Discord Server?

Sure is: https://discord.gg/bvMNNdR

How can I pay?

In short you can pay by Bank Transfer, Paypal or cash. Full details are available on the payment system.

I've signed up, but cant attend now

If you haven't paid - Send an email to the staff and we will mark you as cancelled.

If you've paid - We can transfer the payment to a future event, Tickets are non refundable less than 2 Weeks before the event start data. Please email us to cancel.

How do I know when my payment has arrived / been dealt with?

If you have completed payment via Paypal, the site should automatically update your signup to paid, any issues mail us at staff@westlan.co.uk

If you are local to staff member we can arrange cash, BACS takes a few days - make sure you mail us to tell us you have done a BACS.

Unanswered Questions? Drop us an email staff@westlan.co.uk