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« on: June 14, 2005, 07:29:14 PM »

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Admins are up in arms today as EA has apparently begun to blacklist Battlefield 2 demo servers that are running without timelimits and/or with all weapons unlocked. While the unlocking of weapons reserved for the full game may be pushing it a bit far (EA did however include all assets for these weapons in the demo, just begging for someone to unlock them), both modifications are enabled with a simple one-line alteration any novice could do in an unencrypted file.

EA has backed the mod community since the release of the Battlefield 1942 demo, but failed to warn of the consequences if the demo was modified, or in fact state that it was forbidden. To make matters worse, EA is failing to respond to requests for comment, and blacklisted servers can only return to the server list by changing I.P., a move that many hosting companies charge for.

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005, 08:51:55 PM »

"People are enjoying our demo too much, giving great word of mouth excitement for the game release, we must somehow stop the fun so that people won't feel so compelled to give us money."
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005, 08:56:14 PM »

Sounds about right....oh, I guess it means I'm blacklisted then eh?  Well, you know the IP. smile
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2005, 08:57:39 PM »

On the reverse side of the argument the ability to take the time limit off and allow all weapons may stop some people from picking up the full game and just sitting content with the demo.  Granted, you don't get the Chinese troops and you are only stuck with 1 map, but some people could get their fix just from that.

I'm just throwing this argument out there, I don't necessarily agree with it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 09:29:25 PM »

This is EA we are talking about people.  Which means, they probably ARE thinking somewhere along the lines of what Loren said, which I agree, is absurd.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2005, 09:48:34 PM »

Absurd. Absolutely assinine. Moronic.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2005, 10:03:20 PM »

Well, considering DICE just axed the developers of Desert Combat....no surprise.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005, 11:20:21 PM »

Of course, this won't stop me from buying the full version when it comes out...


And EA knows that.
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005, 02:37:56 AM »

Drop your shorts.  Bend over.  EA's a-comin' in.

I'm pirating BF2.  Utterly remorselessly.  In fact, I'm going to go out of my way to provide free, illegal copies to any of my friends interested in the game.

Want to ass-fuck the gamers, EA?  Watch out.   We bite back.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005, 03:24:16 AM »

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OH NO!! EA will shut down CG!!!





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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2005, 12:47:03 PM »

This is a good example of why companies dont like making game demos.
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2005, 02:34:43 PM »

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This is a good example of why companies dont like making game demos.


Its also a good example of piss-poor programming and planning. "Hey, lets include all the weapons in the demo and just put a weak mechanism in place to prevent the players from unlocking them. I mean its not like a lot of hackers play FPS games you know."
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2005, 02:46:49 PM »

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Drop your shorts. Bend over. EA's a-comin' in.

I'm pirating BF2. Utterly remorselessly. In fact, I'm going to go out of my way to provide free, illegal copies to any of my friends interested in the game.

Want to ass-fuck the gamers, EA? Watch out. We bite back.

Throttle back the piracy talk...

Besides, you can't play on our server with a cracked copy.
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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2005, 03:05:42 PM »

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This is a good example of why companies dont like making game demos.


Its also a good example of piss-poor programming and planning. "Hey, lets include all the weapons in the demo and just put a weak mechanism in place to prevent the players from unlocking them. I mean its not like a lot of hackers play FPS games you know."


Piss-poor programming?  :?  I have to disagree with that statement. Piss-poor planing and the ability to think, yes.
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2005, 07:06:18 PM »

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This is a good example of why companies dont like making game demos.


Its also a good example of piss-poor programming and planning. "Hey, lets include all the weapons in the demo and just put a weak mechanism in place to prevent the players from unlocking them. I mean its not like a lot of hackers play FPS games you know."


It's called 'time spent making demo is not time spent making game".  Better planning of the demo would have avoided this mess, but it's no secret that EA isnt exactly the most relaxed work environment.
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2005, 08:20:12 PM »

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Throttle back the piracy talk...

Besides, you can't play on our server with a cracked copy.

Sowwy.   :cry:

And CG's going to have a server?
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2005, 08:25:55 PM »

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Throttle back the piracy talk...

Besides, you can't play on our server with a cracked copy.

Sowwy.   :cry:

And CG's going to have a server?

Yeah, I think Ron is going to transition the demo one over the the full-version one.  Hopefully he'll figure out the lag problems.

We could also (if we can get at least 32 players that will use it...64 would be fantastic as well) rent a server from EA.  If they go the same as their current price point it would be $4/seat for a private server and $8/seat for a public server.  Private would probably be better.  If everyone could pony up their share per month I think it could work...I'm sure we could work some Paypal (and snail mail) thing out or something.

This is just an idea from me though...what do you guys think?
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2005, 08:48:54 PM »

"Rent-a-Server" ???

I saw this option on the game and really had no clue what it meant.  Has this concept been around for awhile, and I'm just completely out of the loop, or is this relatively new?

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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2005, 08:54:05 PM »

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"Rent-a-Server" ???

I saw this option on the game and really had no clue what it meant.  Has this concept been around for awhile, and I'm just completely out of the loop, or is this relatively new?

Been around for a long time.  Dedicated servers for multiplayer games have been around for a while.
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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2005, 01:11:18 PM »

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Drop your shorts.  Bend over.  EA's a-comin' in.

I'm pirating BF2.  Utterly remorselessly.  In fact, I'm going to go out of my way to provide free, illegal copies to any of my friends interested in the game.

Want to ass-fuck the gamers, EA?  Watch out.   We bite back.


If there is an online patch that works...
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2005, 01:45:32 PM »

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We could also (if we can get at least 32 players that will use it...64 would be fantastic as well) rent a server from EA. If they go the same as their current price point it would be $4/seat for a private server and $8/seat for a public server. Private would probably be better. If everyone could pony up their share per month I think it could work...I'm sure we could work some Paypal (and snail mail) thing out or something.

This is just an idea from me though...what do you guys think?


I would be more than happy to broker that with enough contributions to keep it going. smile
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