[cod] Sorry have to vent, Modern Warfare 2 on the PC

Vadim Clyne-Kelly vadimjnr at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 17:50:07 EDT 2009

Just wondering. How does all of this effect LAN play? Would be a huge loss
if this couldnt be played at LAN parties or would it probably be the case of
client listening servers? Anybody know of a LAN option?


2009/10/18 James Landi <jim at landi.net>

> Richard, remember Activision hires Ryan to port the exe and other files so
> they run on the Linux OS.  Ryan is a business man and I would imagine he
> would like to continue any further business practices with Activision on
> good terms.  He can not comment or should comment on this.
> It's simply not his fault, or doing.  All we can do is appreciate all the
> things Ryan has done above these contracts with Activision (release zero day
> patches for us)
> Thanks Ryan, wish you got this contract, here's looking that you get the
> Dice contract for BFBC2 and BF1943.
> Jim Landi
> Rudedog
> FPSadmin.com
> Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows
> Richard GrosJean wrote:
>> You have got a nice ball rolling, sir.
>> What happens next though? Does Ryan C. Gordon beam down, snap his fingers
>> and release Linux bins? :-D
>> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 2:08 AM, James Landi <jim at landi.net <mailto:
>> jim at landi.net>> wrote:
>>    First let me say that I will not be hosting or releasing any files
>>    for MW2,  With the lack of any response or support from IW or
>>    Activision I see no reason to support them with my bandwidth,
>>    community or access.  Hell after my public comments I may not have
>>    access to these files anymore, but that's fine I can move on to
>>    other games and or hobbies rather quickly.  Sorry there's no
>>    kissing ass on my end.
>>    I've already informed my community that MW2 is a "must wait for
>>    patch" title and not to pre-order or purchase on day one.
>>    Not sure if any GSPs are pre-renting MW2 servers but you should be
>>    very careful and watch yourselves.  With the lack of any real PC
>>    related information, worst then any past Call of Duty title to
>>    date, I can only feel that we are in for a very bumpy road as well
>>    as some very bad headaches.
>>    If there's any type of dedicated server in the box, you already
>>    know it's going to be Windows only, for god knows how long.  That
>>    combined with unreleased system specs for the clients means they
>>    don't know what or how it's going to run.
>>    Then there is this whole rumor about the PC version being delayed.
>>     It's been close to 2 weeks now and Activision, IW and or 402 have
>>    yet to confirm or deny the rumors in public.   That can only mean
>>    they are trying to rush what ever they have out the door.
>>     Unfortunately we'll have to pay for their rushing a product that
>>    unlike past Call of duty titles from IW their hearts are not in it
>>    this time.  Which means for us, a buggy game with many unsolved
>>    issues when it's released.
>>    With the lack of any information or simply communications from IW
>>    in regards to the PC side of this game so close to release, what
>>    make anyone think that we'll get the support after the game ships?
>>    Sorry for my rant Rudedog out.
>>    Jim Landi
>>    Rudedog
>>    FPSadmin.com
>>    Microsoft MVP, Games for Windows
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