[bf1942] Modding v Hacking

Michael Ressen netadmin at michiganburbs.com
Wed Jun 15 15:06:03 EDT 2005

Joe wrote:
> Exactly why I asked..Quite a few people are already working at making local
> rank/unlock tracking possible, and I fear EA may tell them to shove it &
> remove them from the master servers. Then came the idea of a master server
> mod, but at that point I wouldn't be surprised to see EA serve some legal
> papers..sigh.

We actually did this back when Valve shut down the WON servers.   We had 
a working daemon that could serve as both an auth mechanism, and master 
browser.   Since we couldn't tap directly into the game, we had thought 
of incorporating the client as a 3rd party launcher for the game (then 
CS 1.5), maybe wrapped in something like C-D.    We'd even discussed it 
at UA, but it wasn't a priority.   Then came the threats from Valve. 
Basically, they said use of the dedicated server was by EULA, and they 
could cancel it at any time, removing our license to use it, and 
wrapping auth in a seperate package and running the game against their 
wishes with a private master system was illegal and they would pursue 
action if it were to proceed.

Read the EULA carefully, is all I can say.   In the end, I dropped all 
my CS servers, and saved myself lots of money by not ever buying a Valve 
product again.    Now I give my money to Blizzard lol.


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