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  1. Step 1: Give up. It is hopeless. Step 2: Turn off your computer and sell it to someone else. Step 3: Go play another multiplayer game on the console of your choice.
  2. Well it looks like the problem was more than the harddrive. It looks like the mobo has died along with it. (Power surge??) I wouldn't mind if you guys hosted it. I have backup copies I can probably edit and get back to were it was, plus I still have the step by step screen shots. Give me a yell on IRC, and I'll get you the files so you can host them.
  3. Mercenary

    Lan games to play

    Hey, it ran 800x600. Thank you!
  4. Mercenary

    Lan games to play

    Hey... My blazingly high speed P2 350 with 64MB of RAM and an ATI Rage Pro 8MB ran CS just fine thank you. And it ran it in D3D too. No crappy software rendering.
  5. I have a PS2, but it was given to me as a gift. The only reason Microsoft gets money is through licensing royalties hidden in game purchases. Buying JUST and XBox is a massive loss to Microsoft. They subsidize the cost of the console in hopes of making it back with licensing on the games sold for it. This is why I bought JUST an XBox. I guess it sends a nice "screw you". I've got a SNES emulator running on my XBox, and that is all I really use it for.
  6. Every XBox that gets bought is a loss to Microsoft. Besides, it makes a great PC for super cheap. The games are a bonus, but I won't buy any.
  7. I've tried getting Vice City running myself. However, I've had no luck with MTA. Maybe somewhere down the line, support for this can be provided?
  8. I'm glad I'm not an English teacher. He never said he didn't want to add the cars into MTA did he? Maybe he's just asking here because he thinks he might get a better response here instead of locating a site dedicated to such things. Why he thinks this...I'm not sure.
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    Funny Pictures

    Aqua Teen Hunger Force -- Ignignokt and Err http://www.athf.com
  10. I was bored and having some fun too.. http://www.stripcreator.com/view.php?au ... &ID=170106
  11. As part of your anti cheat initiative, and part of the game mode set up, why not have the server store virtually all settings. Mainly the only thing I can think of at this point would be game speed. That way MTA doesn't just read what is going on, it will have the ability to write as well (thus stopping some obscure hacks). This could also (in the future) allow for server side mods that all clients will sync to when they connect (not content like new cars, just things like faster cars for stunts, or 2x gamespeed for insane-o mode...) Also, please reconsider the use CRC. This is very easy to fake, and if stopping cheaters is your goal, this will be circumvented far too easily. Consider MD5.
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    NO CD hack?

    Eh? http://www.cd-pressage.com/downloads/safedisc.pdf http://www.winehq.com/hypermail/wine-de ... fedisc.txt http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php ... adid=45260 There is mention of using a checksum, but that is merely one step in the process.
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    NO CD hack?

    The original poster was wanting an install that automatically overwrote the original executable with a "no-cd version. And last time I checked, no CD verification utility EVER used CRC. Correct me if I am wrong, but the protection used on Vice City is called "SecuRom". No one is asking for MTA to do SecuRom checks. They were looking for a way to get around them, since they claim it to be "legal". My advice was for them to find their own, and claim their own responsibility, instead of MTA potentially providing a way for those that do not have legitimate copies to otherwise circumvent this. And thank YOU.
  14. Yeah, regedit works wonders if you don't have internet. Oh wait, MTA requires internet, and so does ASE if you want updated servers. Short of running a firewall and blocking the port ASE uses to check the key you've managed to hack in, this does you zero good. Try again.
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    NO CD hack?

    I think I can go on living happily without being baffled by your ignorance.
  16. Mercenary

    NO CD hack?

    Huh? Do you have any idea what you even said?
  17. You want to explain to me what exactly it is that you are doing?
  18. What you are failing to realize that even in Midnight Club 2, traffic and peds are not synced. While racing around MC2 on a LAN, I can dodge cars like crazy, but anyone following me has a habit of screaming "car out of no where!!" This is because on my screen I swerve around a car that isn't there on the other players screen, but smash into one that is on their screen, causing the car to fly into them, and me to cruise freely. Even if the host does all the "culling" (look it up please) it can still be difficult to send this data to the clients properly (anticipating latency is almost impossible in this situation, if a car fades from view, it becomes somewhat random after this because of their traffic generation alogrithm allows for this). As cool as it may be to have in there, it would be a logistical nightmare to get everything working (network traffic aside). So unless you have the source to VC, or have mad skillz of your own, I suggest living with what the MTA team can "hack out". My 2 cents. Thanks.
  19. It has been fixed and updated. [update] The servers' hard drive has decided to die. The Super FAQ will be down until a replacement has arrived.
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    NO CD hack?

    I don't think this is going to be an option. I am quite sure they do not want to assume the legal responsibilities for those that are not entitled to such "mechanisms". Please find or make your own, and assume your own responsiblity for it.
  21. I'm not one to argue about the best Microsoft OS, as you really end up picking the lesser of evils, but I can safely say that short of hardware failure, I've never had stability issues with XP. I have crashed Explorer many many times, but I've never had to reboot to recover. As far as 'hiding' things go, I think Microsoft calls it "user friendly". I am unaware of anything that you can do in 2000 that can't be done in XP. I'd seriously like to know if you do, so please don't be a flamer.
  22. Game Machine: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz 768MB DDR 2700 GF4 Ti 4600 100GB HD = 10 GB Windows XP Pro; 87 GB Storage 20GB HD = Debian Linux 'Test' Machine: Pentium 4 2.4GHz 256MB DDR 2100 GeForce2 MX 400 64MB 80GB HD = 80GB Windows XP Pro Laptop: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz 512MB DDR 2100 GeForce GO 64MB 40GB HD = 40GB Windows XP Pro Development Machine: AMD XP 2100+ 1GB DDR 2100 Radeon 9700 40GB HD = 10GB Windows XP Pro; 10GB Red Hat Linux 9; 18GB Storage General Web/Game/File Server AMD K7 700mhz 1GB PC 133 GeForce 2 MX 400 64MB 250GB HD = 10GB Windows 2000 Advanced Server; 20GB Web space; 100 GB Storage; 110GB Storage 40GB HD = Red Hat Linux 9 In short, I'm all Windows. I'm really trying my best to transition into Linux though. And since I don't want to bother with WineX and Vice City + MTA, I'll stick to XP as my OS of choice for the moment.
  23. Here is a link to the 'unofficial Super FAQ' If you feel that anything should be added or changed, let me know. I have compiled this list to make everything consolidated. Super FAQ .01 is out! Remember! Its a beta!
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    IANAL. No, they just can't "sell" the product, in this case. I helped run a "breakfast place" near my school (off campus) because the food there sucked. We can't sell food on campus, because it "competes" with what is already in place, and we can't sell it off campus because we don't have a business license or health inspections etc. We can however have an assembly in public and offer the food for free (after an unrelated donation of course) While this may be "fractionally" legal, we've not been stopped yet. Different rules apply obviously, but the circumstances are similar.
  25. No! I am not suggesting to use their services! I wanted to show them how their netcode implementation could help the MTA by reducing traffic and providing scalablity, instead of their current model. Their method allows a 144 person server to only generate 13Kbps of upload relaying client messages. This all on a 500mhz machine. Surely MTA doesn't really qualify as an MMO, but their methodology in traffic generation and control really keeps it down.
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