[ut3] gamespy

Ondřej Hošek ondra.hosek at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 15:30:47 EDT 2007

GameSpy, and mainly the menu, is already being (rightfully) bitched 
about in the Epic forums. I'm very sure Epic can take the hint and make 
a real menu with more than three options, but as for GameSpy, I'm not 
sure they'll be able to remove it easily, seeing as they probably signed 
some sort of deal which would complicate such an "amputation".

~~ Ondra

On 16.10.07 20:57 Uhr, Robert Larkin wrote:
> Matthias Bach wrote:
>> Hi!
>> Am Dienstag 16 Oktober 2007 schrieb Alan H. Gifford:
>>> Here's a question, why is GameSpy something I should care about?
>> Well, you are not the only person asking that question.
>>> What if I want to play on a LAN?  Will it allow me to set up on a LAN
>>> that's disconnected from the Internet?  I would hope so.  I really
>>> dislike all the software moving toward a point that almost nothing but
>>> the bare essentials will work without Internet access.  It's very weak.
>> Well, I hope so! However it sadly seems to become more and more a fact that 
>> anything you are told you are bying you are actually just gaining a temporary 
>> license to. I mean, what if for some reason gamespy decides no longer to 
>> support UT? I know this is unlikely, but for less popular games it has 
>> happend. I mean, where I leave you are not even allowed to backup your audio 
>> CD or DVD if they have a technically effective copy protection aka 
>> Multisession or CSS, I mean, this is a joke, right? :( And that albait the 
>> fact that it is know that optical disks tend to fall apart on a O(10) 
>> timescale which is exactly why every game company and any music producer has 
>> to give a non-copy-protected version to the national library.
>> Just my 2 €-cent. And yes, I know it's ranting in the wrong place, but it's a 
>> thing that pisses me off. It's not fair to SELL me something if it's acutally 
>> only being lend with special conditions. And software activation or 
>> enforerced registration for internet accounts is just the next one along this 
>> line. I mean, there are already games that can no longer be played because 
>> the registration servers don't work any longer.
>> Well, as long as the gamespy thing is an extra it's great. If there is no 
>> open-internet game it's a rippof.
>> I'll shut up now,
>> Regards,
>> Matthias
> The gamespy login and the menus in general are such a regression for
> this game.  I can't think of any reason for gamespy to be involved at
> all actually.  I don't think it's copy protection because they had/have
> that in ut2004 don't they?  At least I think so, didn't the master
> server validate keys?  The ut2004 menu was really intuitive, this one is
> like the flash website from hell.
> >From searching around some forums I don't think gamespy is liked by most
> players.
> http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?s=e3c5c94287e7f7c620aa58d44265b4db&t=575752

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