For those who remember and have asked over the years to have it back, a server is now provided for free.
The gamemode is working as it last existed called ‘Hoverskate 2’ with minor changes, such as an auto map rotation every hour with notifications in chat to give plenty of warning.
There’s no forums tie-in, or old data linked, but the server is provided on 100 Tick and is working great. Just had 5 or 6 people on yesterday skating with no problems.
All content will automatically download from workshop upon joining provided you are not blocking client downloads (cl_downloadfilter).
Hold Q or sandbox menu key to buy boards (with the bottom right button on the menu) and hold C or sandbox context menu key to spawn them.
(You can simply right click on a board in the buy or spawn menus instead of left click + the derma button)
FYI: I am working on a sweet jukebox addon where $1000 of in-game money will allow you to enter a youtube url to play for everyone similar to how cinema queueing systems work with vote skipping possible.
Future plans entail completely rewriting the gamemode and modernizing it complete with escape menu, main menu, PAC3 integration, more boards, and many other planned features.
Provided there is enough interest for such a modern version, it will be a separate server known as HoverSkate 3, with legacy being provided for nostalgia.
Shout-out to Arblarg for making some of the best maps for the gamemode, Cloverfield for some board models, Im Bored also for some great maps, and everyone else of the over 40,000 who played it on *gaming over 1 1/2 years.
Also shouts to Jinto and Foszor for creating the hoverboard in the first place and Robot for getting it onto workshop working in GM13.
UPDATED: Update info available in next post after the screens.