Author Topic: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014  (Read 12694 times)

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #15 on: 04-04-2014, 15:04:58 »
keep calm everyone, we will definitely release technical update before gamespy servers go down. ATM it looks like awards/stats wipe will occur, as there is no safe way to preserve gamespy PID (Player ID) into new database, but it is all case to change yet.

@Moderators: move this to general discussion maybe?

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #16 on: 04-04-2014, 15:04:27 »
People lose their 762 stats? GREAT!!!
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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #17 on: 04-04-2014, 15:04:16 »
Truth be told i am actually glad. I had a hard time finding out how to make new [F|H]P_Bouras accounts having lost all previous versions so far.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #18 on: 04-04-2014, 15:04:07 »
You need to make a new profile and lose your 762 stats.

The plot thickens.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #19 on: 04-04-2014, 16:04:07 »
Well obviously you lose the official stats as well. Any stats, really.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #20 on: 04-04-2014, 16:04:52 »
I just hope that we will find one system to go with. You know what I'm talking about...

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #21 on: 04-04-2014, 16:04:41 »
I just hope that we will find one system to go with. You know what I'm talking about...
I don't see why 762 couldn't upgrade to the newer official awards system if player stats are wiped anyway... but who knows what they'll come up with.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #22 on: 04-04-2014, 16:04:35 »
I really hope that this will not negatively influence FH2 nonetheless  :-\ . However, being the SP-only person that I am, I shall have nothing to fear as long as FH2 development continues  ;D .

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #23 on: 04-04-2014, 16:04:30 »
I just hope that we will find one system to go with. You know what I'm talking about...
I don't see why 762 couldn't upgrade to the newer official awards system if player stats are wiped anyway... but who knows what they'll come up with.

I don't mind the different stats systems anymore. Everything in multiplayer is currently running on 762 anyway and they will of course try to keep it alive and that's okay. What I mean is that I want to use one account for everything and not two seperate kind of account systems for different server setups. When the accounts are not bound to a specific ranking anyway, everything is fine.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #24 on: 04-04-2014, 21:04:34 »
Honestly, being the casual gamer that I am, I have no idea what gamespy does (or did) :-[ afaik it plays a large part in stopping cheaters right? ???

Stats wipe is whatever, I stopped following when it got split into different groups anyway. :P

However, I do trust spit when he says he has a solution :) so that's great news. And good news that PR has a solution too. Hopefully all the BF2 modders out there can work together to keep the MP portions of these mods going so people can still have fun.
Even so, I'm sure there are some hax0rs out there who have found a few work arounds to this to keep playing vanilla BF2. (afaik its still played fairly regularly)

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #25 on: 04-04-2014, 22:04:20 »
Gamespy is responsible for the server browser finding servers and checking CD-key and checking that both CD-key and PID are active only from one IP at a time.

Punkbuster is actually the component that actively prevents cheating, but the above works as a "passive" protection too because wannabe hackers have needed to at least sacrifice a CD-key for permaban and still cannot derp too much (running two clients from same IP but on different teams, one to spy on the other team, etc.).

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #26 on: 05-04-2014, 05:04:04 »
GaySpy shutdown a couple of games years ago, it caused the multiplayer in game server lists to no longer function. I only hope that's not the case this time around.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #27 on: 05-04-2014, 08:04:43 »
 Hey spitfire, can you post a Dev Blog regarding your solution to this SERIOUS issue.


 I believe the community NEEDS some re-assuring.


 This has the potential to kill PC Gaming as we know it.


 :'(



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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #28 on: 05-04-2014, 11:04:14 »
We can't post anything yet. Because, a: We don't have anything ready and tested yet. We do have a few ideas and solutions though. b: We will reach out to the other Bf2 modders/mods and try to find a broad solution rather than everyone finds their own solution. And c: Perhaps EA will make some sort of statement about this at some point soon.

There's still time to go until this happens, and we will get back to you on the issue once we got all the details we need. Fh2 will remain.

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Re: Gamespy shutdown May 31, 2014
« Reply #29 on: 05-04-2014, 12:04:23 »
Yeah, let the codemonkeys worry about this one and play FH2.46  ;)