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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Star Citizen Departures?
22. Re: Star Citizen Departures? Sep 25, 2015, 11:50 CJ_Parker
 
Val Kilmer actually looks pretty slim at the moment. He seems to have throat cancer and according to some sources refused to get treatment because of his religion.
Also, when he was called "Fatman" he basically admitted it was because of an unhealthy diet because when he lost a ton of weight for his Mark Twain role he did so by switching to a healthy diet and resuming sports.
There are also ongoing rumors about alcoholism which might explain why he became as fat as he did and it could also be a cause of the throat cancer (drinking + smoking being the no. 1 factors in this type of cancer).
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Writing for Divinity: Original Sin II
5. Re: Chris Avellone Writing for Divinity: Original Sin II Sep 25, 2015, 11:02 CJ_Parker
 
Did that clown ever finish the PoE novella? How about finishing shit before jumping on the next gig???  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
43. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 25, 2015, 05:50 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 22:55:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 16:16:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 09:14:
Creston wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 08:48:
You consider gamecopyworld.com trustworthy? Their .exes are loaded with viruses...
No, they are not. Lets take one Safedisc game, Freelancer.
Upload any of these cracks to Virustotal.com. Analyze. Virus free!

I use this site for nearly 15 years. No viruses, some false alarms. Never had any problems. Viruses, mal- and adware is mostly found in game downloads from sites, where you are tricked to use some crappy downloader, who shits tons of adware in your system.

Same here. Used to cracked exe everything and they almost always came from gamecopyworld. Never contained a virus.

I tried finding cracked .exes for some old LoTR games, and every single one that I downloaded from every single link through gamecopyworld had a virus in it. It's possible I was just unlucky, but I just began rebuying stuff I'd want to play again digitally after that.


Now that you mention LotR that could have actually been the game where I came across that trojan infected exe, too, because one of the games I reinstalled was the LotR Battle for Middle Earth Anthology which I own in original retail format in a box.
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
39. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 24, 2015, 15:11 CJ_Parker
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 10:57:
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 23:32:
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 21:06:
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 15:39:
"Hey, you know how we screwed you over with this crappy DRM that rarely worked right? Well, we're turning it off now, so that you will again be screwed over.

By the way, we have a new operating system available. Don't you want it?"

Microsoft didn't make SafeDisc. Can we get some people who actually know what they're talking about around here?

It might help if you learn to read. I never said that they made it. They did release games with it when they still published PC games. Now they turn off the driver hook that it works with, basically breaking those games unless you feel confident you can somehow find a cracked .exe without 6 viruses in it.


As opposed to leaving an exploit vector open. Security is a good thing.

secdrv.sys has not been touched since 2009. So six years later MS fixes an "exploit vector". Wow. Impressive!
I mean we were all drowning in SafeDisc exploits. They made the headlines daily!
This certainly had to be addressed IMMEDIATELY after all these years. No time at all to release DRM-free EXEs for their own games or inform other publishers of their plans.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Fable Legends DirectX 12 performance previews Sep 24, 2015, 14:46 CJ_Parker
 
MUUAHAHAHA LOL@AMD&OXIDE

There goes all the AMD fanbois wet dreams that nVidia generally sucks at DirectX 12. It was unreal how the fantards pissed all over nVidia just because the Fury managed to catch up (not pass mind you) with the GTX 980Ti in Ashes of Singularity beta benches. And there also goes OXIDE's blaming nVidia for allegedly crappy DirectX 12 drivers.
As usual nVidia runs circles around AMD's offerings here. And the gap will only widen further once nVidia is done working on their async shaders optimizations.
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
36. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 24, 2015, 09:33 CJ_Parker
 
There are definitely virus infected EXEs on GCW. I recently installed about half a dozen old backlog games from disk because I want to finally play and finish them before making the switch to Windows 10 (where SafeDisc wouldn't work at all) and I grabbed noCD/DVD EXEs from GCW for some of these games. I know it's a very small sample size with only a handful of games but I did run into one Trojan infected EXE.
I'd be very careful with what you download from there and make sure your AV is up-to-date at all times.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Access
6. Re: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Access Sep 24, 2015, 04:48 CJ_Parker
 
nvm  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
17. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 13:15 CJ_Parker
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 13:10:
Julio wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:03:
Microsoft is taking everything they can out of Windows 7 to try to force that steaming pile of shit Windows 10 upon us.
Ummm... Windows 10 already had this taken out at launch.

The correct logical conclusion you should have made is that by dumbing down Windows 7/8 it is being made even more similar to Windows 10 so that people will be more inclined to make the switch if there is barely any difference between the OSs anyway. You misundahstoodz!
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
14. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 13:12 CJ_Parker
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:13:
Unless the Origin version of the first Mass Effect has removed SafeDisc, anybody wanting to play that are going to be fucked.

Dude. As the name SafeDISC implies this is only disc-based protection. Digital copies of games are not affected. And, yes, I'm aware that if you download some Origin games that they come with a secdrv.sys or other files hinting at DRM but you can rest assured that the DRM is disabled. It's just sloppy work by EA to not clean up the downloads.
As a matter of fact the current "On The House" free game which is Red Alert 2 also used to be SafeDisc protected but the Origin version comes with a cracked warez EXE (by Razor1911).
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
6. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 10:32 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah really dumb of Microsoft to just disable it like that. The very least they should have done is offer no-CD/DVD "cracks" for their own games which also use the protection. The only "support" they have given people so far is "Well, suck it up and buy the digital version, kthx".

You know... like those awesome digital versions of Freelancer or Starlancer that do not even fucking exist because those lazy anti-PC fucks at Microshit can not be bothered to cooperate with GOG for a (re-)release.

If they can't be arsed about their own games it would have been cool if they would have contacted other publishers who used Safedisc to give them the opportunity to release Safedisc-free executables of their games. Probably would have resulted in the same zero effort as Microsoft themselves put in but who knows... other publishers never even got a chance but will witness an increase in support tickets on older games no longer working now.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
63. Re: Op Ed Sep 23, 2015, 09:06 CJ_Parker
 
As a long term (day one) follower of the project this employee letter 100% reflects my own impressions on how things work inside CIG. Anyone who is genuinely interested can easily get tons of insight from all the shows... I mean just check their YT channel and watch the weekly shows.
This letter is a confirmation of exactly what I figured was going on behind the scenes.

It should be clear as day to any follower (when they put off their cultist glasses) that the project is being mismanaged and that Christ Roberts consists of hot air for the most part.
Any old retard can hit the pipe and dream up an epic high "fidelity" space game with a never-been-done-before "vision" but making it happen within the confines of budget, time and available technology is the real challenge.

It's a real shame. So much potential all going to waste...
 
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News Comments > Red Baron Revival Update
3. Re: Red Baron Revival Update Sep 22, 2015, 11:53 CJ_Parker
 
Loved the sims back in the day mostly as tech demos for spectacular 3D gaming (3Dfx FTW) but the gameplay was so-so. Those WW1 planes are simply underpowered and it ain't all that much fun when you're able to only climb at 3ft per minute.

Sure, it all has a kind of interesting tactical layer because altitude is a precious resource worth preserving but at the end of the day there was more tedium than fun, especially if you went all out realistic and removed the enemy markers. It was extra tedious when you found out that the plane you dived after was a friend and not a foe (with pre-Y2K gfx it was nigh impossible to tell the difference at distances more than 100ft).

I'd much rather like to see a remake of Pacific Strike including a story-driven campaign or something like European Air War. WW2 dogfights are tons more fun than the stalling air battles of WW1.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com
5. Re: System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com Sep 22, 2015, 11:41 CJ_Parker
 
Task wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 11:33:
Niiiice. The GOG delivers yet again.

Any day now I'm hoping to see the GOG, Lord and Savior, announce MW2,3,4 Enhanced. Make it so!

It might happen with MW2 and 3 because they were published by Activision (right?) but it won't ever happen for MW4 because Microshit just don't give a fuck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2015, 15:32 CJ_Parker
 
Shadow of Mordor is still way too expensive, man. WTF are people doing buying it at that shitty sale price? Sub $10 or GTFO.  
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News Comments > Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon Announced
4. Re: Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon Announced Sep 20, 2015, 11:56 CJ_Parker
 
There is nothing quite like Microsoft making slooooooowww love to PC gamers. Awesome.  
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News Comments > Age of Decadence Next Month
4. Re: Age of Decadence Next Month Sep 19, 2015, 18:02 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 17:02:
This thing still exists? They started development of it over a decade ago. It was really awful. Doesn't look any better now.

+1

It also doesn't help that the creator is one of the most elitist and pretentious RPGCodex douchebags of all time. In fact the whole game was conceived by his pretentious elitism, like "I'm so awesome and all RPGs suck so I'm gonna show the world how it's done".
Well, and.... this is the result. What can I say? Thanks for the laugh, I guess.

In the meantime crowdfunding has zapped by Age of Decadence at the speed of light and the traditional RPG has long had its resurgence. Age of Decadence is a poor, sad joke compared to D:OS, PoE, Wasteland 2 et al.
But yeah he really showed the world how it's done with all of the 13K preorders (as of May 2015)!

LULZ
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Beta Open to All
20. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta Open to All Sep 18, 2015, 18:33 CJ_Parker
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 18:02:
ldonyo wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 13:58:
I'm surprised they aren't requiring a pre-order to access the beta. Maybe they're going to try stress-testing the servers before launch this time...

I wonder if they are purposely making this open to all because of all the negative pub this game has received over the last few months? I know they lost my pre-order in total whenever I saw the lack of features.. (not that I pre-order t all)

Definitely. This is mostly a marketing vehicle and only a load test second. They are going to try to get as many preorders as possible by doing this open beta and then the DLC bomb is gonna strike post-release when you will find out that all the best stuff is behind a pay wall.
That won't stop the console kiddies and the mouthbreathers from buying $60 premium passes, of course.

*shrug*

If people really want to support this business model then more power to them but please spare us the whining how the industry is going down the shitter. Anyone buying this piece of shit game is part of the problem.
 
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News Comments > DCS Mirage M-2000C Preorders
4. Re: DCS Mirage M-2000C Preorders Sep 18, 2015, 18:27 CJ_Parker
 
bigspender wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 17:58:
woah! That is a super nice cockpit.

Being a french plane, which pylons can I attach cheese to? It sounds like an ineffective weapon, but the enough cheese dropped onto the enemy and they will get type 2 diabetes and dementia.....:P

I have it on good authority that this plane will ship with a super-secret frog bomb as a way more lethal alternative to the cheese bomb Wink .
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin
23. Re: Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin Sep 16, 2015, 18:34 CJ_Parker
 
Yep. Ubi did the same a while back and released a warez version of one of their old games. No big deal. Who cares?

The Red Alerts are definitely my fav C&Cs. The nuke was a little over-powered but I never really cared much for multiplayer anyway and just enjoyed the campaign and the occasional skirmish with hours of turtling until I had an army (or actually airforce mostly) that I'd get a slideshow when moving in for the final kill. Good times all around...

Too bad that they can't do a better job of polishing up these old releases. It's nigh unplayable at high resolutions. Would be nice to get support for high resolutions and proper UI scaling. Oh well... it just takes some time getting used to playing at 1024x768 and then once you're into it, it's actually almost as much fun as back in the old days.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 15, 2015, 12:45 CJ_Parker
 
OK, I admit I suck at ASCII pictures  
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