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Offline TrashMan

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
God save us! :shaking:
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
http://www.totalbf2142.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4490

For any who understand more, can you tell if the list at the 2nd page are the spywares in it? Because if they are, holy ***!

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
It can be worse, wait till we actually get "this kill was sponsored by Pepsi!" messages onscreen.

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
heh, I happened to post in that original thread yesterday.

As I said there, I don't care about BF2142 specifically but we're likely to see this crap in other EA titles like Crysis and C&C3. Although there are generally third party hacks available to remove stuff like this, in which case I don't need to worry about it.

 
Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
Unless EA starts validating data files, which could screwup the hacked files.
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
Unless EA starts validating data files, which could screwup the hacked files.
Isn't that what PunkBuster does for online play?

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
What little interest I had in acquiring this game is now very much long gone.
I am a revolutionary.

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
This is probably going into C&C 3 too :/
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
I think SWAT 4 had a hack like three days after release that removed the ads.

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
The sad part is this is the direction all games are going in.  It's like buying Happy Meals.  It'll be all advertising, with this teeny game inside. 

As if StarForce wasn't bad enough...

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
This (tooot) is going to be in NFS Carbon too.

Great. Just great.

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
I think SWAT 4 had a hack like three days after release that removed the ads.

Editing the hosts file to stop it accessing the massive network address, I believe.  But I'm not sure how well this would work for an inherently online game, and even if you block the sending, it doesn't stop the fact that this ****ing thing is sitting there monitoring you and using up resources.

 

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
Would it be possible to kill the spyware by hacking out its registry keys, but leaving the spyware itself intact?  I had problems getting Norton off my machine when I converted to Panda, so I hacked out Norton's keys and it solved all the problems.  Whould the same solution work here?  (Assuming the spyware has registry keys...)
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"Republicans for Voldemort!"
"Frodo failed.  Bush got the Ring."

Resistance is futile!  (If < 1 ohm...)

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
This also assumes the game exe doesn't take care of the spyware exe, like fixing up registery errors (assuming it has any entries).  I suppose I shouldn't talk... might be giving them ideas  :nervous:
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
Just skimming through anandtech it looks like you may need to uninstall windows security patch KB917422 to run BF2...
WTF?!?! Ya.... lets make my computer less secure   :P
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
This here just shows that EA is all about BUSINESS.  They don't care about gamers or developers, they just want thier big sellers (NFS, BF, Anything from Maxis) to keep making money.  Watch, there will be a "required" Sims 2 patch now, and those who have an always-on internet connection will be greeted with advertisements during the loading screens.  Oh crap I better shut my big fat mouth!
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Re: Battlefield 2142/NFSC Players Heads Up (Spyware)
Speaking of Sims 2, has anyone looked up NFS: The Island or Sims 2: Island? Or whatever they're called?

Carbon isn't even out and... well whatever.

As for hosts file... anyone know the hosts linking to IGA? If I remember correctly, it's IGA=BF2142, Massive=NFSC... =X
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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
You guys are too negative. This is gonna be great for:

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Re: Battlefield 2142 Players Heads Up (BF2142 + Spyware)
It's still spam, just disguised as a sheep. I don't want to buy DVD's that have commerical interruptions, even if their up-to-date.  Besides a $50 mod shouldn't have ads in them.. unless EA thinks it's really worth $80  ::)
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