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Considering shutting down master server...

by eihrul on 09/18/2006 02:59, 114 messages, last message: 10/21/2006 04:37, 85007 views, last view: 07/01/2022 18:41

Well, today I've seen the biggest display of immaturity I've ever seen. People running around, connecting to servers as soon as they saw someone else connect, crashing other clients, banning them, etc.

If this is what it has come to, we'll just shut down the master server. People only seem to want to abuse the service we're graciously providing for free, and fuck it up for everyone else.

If that's the case, if that's what some of you guys really want, fine, we'll just shut down the service since it's basically unusable to anyone as is.

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#91: ..

by Drakas on 09/30/2006 00:35

> i hate u all not just the hacers my freinds play but since the master severs down i cant play with them. you assholes

Hackers create things. Crackers and noobs breake them.

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#92: please bring it back

by Duran on 09/30/2006 01:41

some of us actual enjoy playing on the master server, especially coop editing. you guys should just make a good banning system or something so none of the game ruiners can cause any problems.

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#93: ..

by CCmachine_firefox2 on 09/30/2006 11:08

"So, short of Aard not liking it, or serious export restriction problems on this, or my code just being really really buggy, we'll have [im-not-posting-what-it-was-because-this-post-will-get-censored] to work with for certain."

i think it was aard that censored it.

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#94: Re: ..

by CCmachine_firefox2 on 09/30/2006 12:15, refers to #91

i thought a hacker was someone who played with code, [can include making cheat hacks]...

anyway... shutting down the masterserver changes nothing, only makes it more difficult to get to a server. this is making us suffer and isn't stopping the cheaters, i am really losing hope in this....

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#95: ..

by Pointed on 09/30/2006 12:53


Tnx for hack

Tnx for this situation...

Tnx for master server


... and fuck.

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#96: ..

by chead on 09/30/2006 14:37

Hacks are internet/network pranks.

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#97: ...

by Unsigned on 09/30/2006 22:22

I understand that the developers shut down the master server because they felt it was being abused by individuals who modified and rebuilt their code, their actions were completely justifiable in that sense. However, is it not true that the number of people who legitimately used the master server outweigh the number of cheaters? There will never be a multiplayer game that is free of cheating, even commercial games such as CounterStrike and Call of Duty see that. Those companies still release their games though, don't they? It should be the developers goal to implement a feature that combats cheating, and while stopping EVERYONE from playing may accomplish that, surely you can agree that it's not the most practical solution? I hope the master server comes back up soon.

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#98: Re: ..

by Passa on 09/30/2006 23:56, refers to #93

How the hell did you find that out?

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#99: Re: ..

by eihrul on 10/01/2006 00:08, refers to #98

He didn't.

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#100: Re: ..

by Passa on 10/01/2006 01:11, refers to #99


On a positive note, Defcon is sexeh :-)

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#101: Re: This Subject

by CrazyTB on 10/01/2006 01:51, refers to #65

> The "Crash Hack" is caused by sending many hit packets
> to the server, with a negative damage being dealt.

Things sent over network must always be checked. If not in server, in clients.

Not checking is like not thinking if you should do something someone else told you to do. So, if someone says "hit hard your head on wall", you do it, even if that might kill you. This analogy can be applied to network data.

After this is done, we can add code to server (or client) to check if someone is taking damage correctly, if has the correct ammo quantity.

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#102: Why?

by Shorebang on 10/01/2006 02:22

I understand you dislike having so many hackers in your most excellent of engines. But, why not just code a simple banlist?

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#103: Re: Why?

by eihrul on 10/01/2006 03:43, refers to #102

Step away from the computer. Look in the dictionary for the definition of "simple". Reflect on its meaning and how it relates to your proposed solution. When you think you've figured it out, repeat from beginning.

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#104: I reall..

by Jung on 10/01/2006 03:48

I really have no idea how shutting down the server will stop cheating or teach anyone a lesson. It will simply kill the game. There's not even a message that says "Master's been shut down because of cheaters." People will just figure the game doesn't work. Hell, most users can't even figure out how to change their name. How will they figure out how to get on IRC?

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#105: banished

by Cida on 10/01/2006 04:08

I wish I acquaint than it is to the one my son as of 7anos he used to be getting into the manner edicao. I AND the one my husband we adore this game AND ja we take providencia for it to This nao aconteca mais.Por favor believes well into at the.I am a woman AND never adopt this one he situates.

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#106: Re: I reall..

by eihrul on 10/01/2006 04:22, refers to #104

The point is not to stop cheating. The point is, for the moment, it is better to have players complaining about not being able to find people to play with, than have them complaining about random crashes.

The master server will be up again soon maybe, but we're still working on stuff at the moment.

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#107: ..

by Stakhanov on 10/03/2006 02:20

I think it will take a while to have less people complaining about the master server , than complaining about cheaters. Once there are though , persistant cheaters may count for a larger percent of the playing base.

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#108: the masterserver...

by Aardappel_ on 10/03/2006 02:21

is coming back, for the time being, while we work on better identity features.

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#109: ?

by Death (CLL) on 10/03/2006 03:05

A few questions?

One what is the IRC.... not to sound like a noob or anything i mean i have been with cube and sauer sense the begining and i have started to make maps with other players and what not.

Also what will shuting down the master server do. Except postpone the playing of Sauer online till enough complaint messages come in. Sure if it is for a little while till the master server is fixed, people would complain. But not for a long time (More then a month)... if shuting it down for a while is neccessary then some how create a temporary server or something.

I also beleive that shuting down the master server will not stop hackers.
If someone can hack the game they for sure can get on the IRC.

P.S. what is with the math problem?

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#110: Re: ?

by SleepwalkR on 10/04/2006 13:41, refers to #109

The math problem is to help fend off spam bots.

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