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Ramihyn

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  1. 1 hour ago, Jiggy-Chan said:

    Not a routine maintenance, not something you can estimate.

     

     

    Elementary my dear Watson. 

     Why even try logic here, bad idea.

     

    2 hours ago, darok70 said:

    cant you just give us an estimate of the time it will take for jericho to be on?

    It will require exactly 3 weeks with a scientificly calculated error tolerance of +/- 3 minutes.

     

    ps: now all you need to achive is staying below 3 weeks and you can credit any less time to the incredible nonstop work of the best engineers on this planet - tada.

     


  2. 5 hours ago, Bambola said:

    This post, unfortunately, has just confirmed my concern about the lack of actual action taken on the behalf of the Support team in certain cases, at least to say. I didn't mind waiting for more than two months for the reply as much as getting apparently an automated response on my very detailed ticket regarding connection issues, given I am unable to access any district upon logging my account for more than a year now.

    have you tried using a vpn via proxy maybe?

     

    ps: then again it might fix the connection problem and then make some "anti-cheat" ban you. Probably not worth it.


  3. same problem here. DEP is enabled for all programs. Tried both suggested ways to enable it, restarted both times, verified settings (start bcdedit as admin from cmdline - see last line - nx is alwaysOn, started APB - same problem "enable DEP, APB will exit now"

     

    I am on win 7 ultimate 64 Bit. Maybe some trick with adding a custom manifest resource to the apb executable works? Or maybe the new anticheat will instantly go mad and ban me, my mum and my hamster 😉


  4. The new concept of multistage missions across multiple sequential maps is definately "challenging", to say the least. But personally i think you appreciate the stunning beauty of the underwater seamap a lot more after you had to find and unlock the submarine in a massive epic battle first.

     

    ps: if you find think you found irony or unrealistic expactations in this posting, just wait - the final maps will be even better

    pps: the mars level and the 3 map challenge to unlock the rocket to reach it, was rediculous though


  5. 12 hours ago, Delator said:

    I've removed the video link.

    Looking forward to a clean discussion!

    Removing the video and then saying you look for a clean discussion, sounds at least very weird to me. What should be discussed without seeing the video? Should we discuss about "something which happened but cant be shown", if a discussion makes any sense?


  6. 1 hour ago, Fortune Runner said:

     I refuse to give my account and pass to anyone

    period

    If you don't like it too damn bad

    just because he says one thing does not make it true nor does it mean he or someone else  cant take/steal accounts later

    your word and his word means crap

     

    It is a in general a good idea to not give out account + password indeed Open sourcing a tool would make it possible to run the sources on one of your own machines where you have control.

     

    It's a free service offer. Somebody did offer you a free additional service, If you don't see the use or don't need or want it, fine - simply move on 😉 The creator invested work and presents an offer. Take it or leave it, but saying "omg the sky is falling, they are stealing your account" while there is zero proof of even an attempt here and actually quite the contrary, Considering the fact that the players who run apb, have to trust many thousand of anonymous people who where involved in creating the software they use (from windows itself,  through IO etc.) and trust thousands of people they never met and who never agreed to reveal their sources to the public, it's a bit weird to me - especially since i often see the same people blindly installing third party code like overwulf, ventrilo, skype, teamspeak, fraps, mirc, kvirc, etc etc without any problem.

     

    It's a free offer. Take it or leave it.

     

    Warning people about dubious offers that ask for personal/account info is a service indeed, but warning them "your account will be stolen!" while no evidence of any attempt has been seen (quite the contrary), is just scaremongering. It would really help if LO had an official way of dealing with third party tools. Even better, an official API to use and 3 new maps and free cookies to all apb players 😉

     

    If those things will happen, depends on their resources though.

     

    ps: brb - checking for cookies from LO in mail .....

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  7. 9 minutes ago, ShadowXS said:

    Here, for all you 1337 c0d3r5 out there who think this shit is safe, go watch this, literally watch 60 seconds, that's enough, but if it interests you, watch the full thing;

    When they mention an IMSI Catcher, think of Fiddler as the software alternative.

    How about making a constructive suggestion how to enhance something instead of fanboying edward in a HBO video?

    ps: thanks that was  quite amusing

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  8. I wish LO had a method how third party creators could participate, like other companies have. But it would need additional resources and time to have somebody deal with that, write documentation, a faq with "best practises", Create sample code, invent and implement and test a whole API, deal with the inevitable change/addition wishes and manage the malicious attempts trying to abuse all that. Not to forget maintaining additional forum sections, hosting download space and maybe even adding the most useful third party tools as optional additions to the official installer. Yes there is a lot it could involve and in the end you would be with a nice little eco-system around your product and a growing community because it all adds value to the game (*dont forget that each new addition has the chance to be gaming news worthy - aka - it generates attention -> free advertisement as it keeps the product in gamers mind).

     

    I assume the majority of the players wouldnt see the point of all of that and just think "omg you are delaying the 3.5 release with that nonsense". but everybody would notice the growing number of players each of the little steps creates. And who knows what the next guy comes up with ..... maybe a great idea that enhances the community so much, that the next generation of game spawns around the idea of a shooter combined with the idea. Stranger things happened already ... just a question of making things possible, opening pathes for change or not.

     

    More important would be (IMHO), that LO would open up the possibility for modders to create maps. Imagine an event with some price money where you have two categories. Category 1 - create a new map given only the existing textures, category 2 - wild ideas, feel free to create what you can. Even pure concept art which just exists in somebodies mind now.

     

    Possible outcome - a few new maps aka CONTENT for apb:r in 2019 and probably ideas for apb:r2 or whatever you call it, to be released in 2022 😉

    I am sure there are some talented modders among the apb community who just need the chance to step up for the challenge. Currently the technology focuses on avoiding manipulation of game data with an iron fist to avoid cheaters and thats ok, but how many creative and constructive people are being kept away with that as a "side effect" .... anyhow - the current way of doing things, could need some re-adjustments imho but hey - thats just me ... up to LO to make decisions 🙂

     

    ps: the wall of text ends here

     

    pps: i wouldn't enter my login data into a unknown persons website either (duh), but it wasnt ever asked yet. the problem has been pointed out and the task now is how to solve this problem. Obviously an API with some RSA based authentification or code screening could do that but both would need LO resources and those are not for the "all knowing" forum members to allocate 😉

     

    ppps; code screening works well with C# due to the fact how it was created .... it's different to native 68k assembly for a reason

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  9. Oh that sounds very cool! Obvious problems of TOS/EULA and the whole "having to give login details to people you dont know" aside. As a player of APB since 09/2010, i still have 10 or 11 acttive char slots and each of them has a list of friends. Knowing that an old friend of mine from 5 years ago is online and giving APB a look again, would be awesome. A tool which watches for currently online friends and allows me to assign an alert state if one  of them logs on, would be great. Even knowing that one of them logged on some hours ago would be useful so i could later log into apb to send them a notice and plan a chat or mission "like in old times".

     

    Writing a custom front-end with a clean easy GUI which runs on linux/windows/mac os would be easy to do and i dont mind releasing the full sources for others to verify what happens (like i did already here).

     

    Very cool project. 👍


  10. 22 hours ago, Gamma64c said:

     

    Have you ever tried to run APB in a VM? On real hardware of which mine has an old board / cpu / ram combo it barely gives 30fps in *social* in this win8.1 pro install. THe mainboard has max ram (16GB) The game needs to run on the metal.

     

    No, i didnt. Was VSYNC/double/tripple buffering enabled for that test?

    Trying to VSYNC in a VM can lead to exactly half the monitor frequency.


  11. Works fine with Win7 here. If you can't downgrade from 10 to 7, how about running a win7 install in a virtualbox,vmware or hyperV environment instead?

     

    A virtual machine is probably your easiest solution. These are all solutions you could instantly use to solve the problem instead of begging the LO support for 3 months just to realise it wont happen in your lifetime 😛

     

    VirtualBox

     

    Ask google

     

    Use the Hypervisor (it's Microsofts replacement method for their Virtual PC, it should allow you to run Win7 with APB in Win10)

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