sap.darkavenger at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 16:00:14 EDT 2007
Have you noticed that when you start up the game to play, it automatically
logs you in?
Have you noticed that when you start up a dedicated server it requires an ID
Answer me this --- what happens when you can't reach gamespy, for whatever
reason, network outage in their datacenter, power outage, server outage,
hacker attack, etc., etc. Will everyone and every server stop working?
On 10/16/07, Ondřej Hošek <ondra.hosek at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >> Well, I hope so! However it sadly seems to become more and more a fact
> >> anything you are told you are bying you are actually just gaining a
> >> license to. I mean, what if for some reason gamespy decides no longer
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> the registration servers don't work any longer.
> >> Well, as long as the gamespy thing is an extra it's great. If there is
> >> 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
> > players.
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