[bf1942] [bf2] EA/Gamespy blacklisting weapon unlocked/no time limit servers

Tim J Shackleton tim at timshackleton.com
Tue Jun 14 17:03:55 EDT 2005

Frankly, I cannot see what their reasons might be.

Nobody reverse engineered their code.  Someone read their clear text .py
file and made a change.  Infact, they made a change which allows their
potential purchasers, yes the ones with the cash, to make a better
informed decision on BF2 based on their greater experience.

It's far too early in the peice for sour grapes of this magnitude.  What
will they do next?  Pack a sad and decide not to release the game at

I think this is a very immature response from a company viewed largely
to be mature in the industry.  For shame, EA.  For shame.


On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 21:53 +0100, Steven Hartland wrote:
> Although I can see what EA's reasons might be, I do think its bang out
> of order to do that without even asking people to stop. Im sure had
> they requested people not do it then there wouldn't have been quite so
> much backlash as there is / is going to be.
>     Steve / K
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Neal Clayton" <xayd at vae-victus.org>
> > cliff's notes:
> > 
> > 1) the unlockable weapons and time limit on the demo are just settings 
> > in the python config files they distributed with the server
> > 2) people changed settings
> > 3) EA had people who changed settings removed from the master server list
> > 4) ..
> > 5) no profit
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