Fixed SÖLDNER Demo

As noted on Planet Soldner, the multiplayer SÖLDNER: Secret Wars demo released earlier was 4F (thanks Tiscali Games). Word on how to tell the proper version from the corrupt on is: "Make sure the filename is soldnerbeta_demo.exe (Filesize: 224,141,974), this is the updated file. The old, corrupt file is called soldnerbetademo.exe." The updated version of the demo that has been confirmed as working can be found on 3D Gamers, ActionTrip, Computer Games Online, FilePlanet (registration required), Filerush (torrent), FileShack (registration required), Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
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Apr 6, 2004, 19:01
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Apr 6, 2004, 19:01
 
Tried changing my refresh to 60, didnt help but gave me a nice head ache.
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Re: Retro gaming at it's finest?
Apr 6, 2004, 18:59
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Re: Retro gaming at it's finest? Apr 6, 2004, 18:59
Apr 6, 2004, 18:59
 
I don't think Wings ever claimed it to be a "realistic" game.

as afr as the weapons "shops" are concerned, they aren't any more or less a better design choice than what DICE did with BF:42. Its just a means to swap out your weps in-game.

graphics? BF:42 and BF:V aren't exactly going to put Crytek out of business anytime soon but its still a lot of fun to play. Op Falsh which wasn't my cup of tea looked like crap but it still had a large following. People were able to get past the less-than-cutting-edge visuals and enjoy it for what it was.

So Soldner needs some polish, whoopee. I can still see the potential for a lot of good gameplay once its ready.

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:59
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:59
 
i really want to weigh in on this but I cant even connect to the server to create an account or get a server list

i dont see the point in releasing a non functional demo, whats the deal?

maybe it will work later, i'll try again

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:58
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:58
 
I honestly have no idea, I cant start the game without it crashing, same with safe mode.

Did you try my work-around chippie?

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Re: Retro gaming at it's finest?
Apr 6, 2004, 18:57
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Re: Retro gaming at it's finest? Apr 6, 2004, 18:57
Apr 6, 2004, 18:57
 
what's gonna happen when a few thousand people are trying to log in?

I think it's safe to say that more than a few thousand people are trying to log in right now.

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Retro gaming at it's finest?
Apr 6, 2004, 18:49
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Retro gaming at it's finest? Apr 6, 2004, 18:49
Apr 6, 2004, 18:49
 
Graphically it looks like a cross between Operation Flashpoint and Ghost Recon. The textures are bland (at least SOME detail in the cliffsides would have been nice), the fences look like cardboard cutouts even from a distance, and they'd better have an option to disable that RIDICULOUS "swaying" grass- The grass looks more like it's responding to a snake-charmer than the wind. I find the graphics to be as lack-lustre as the demo-launch itself- a defective .exe followed by an absense of any servers?! If the server list is hammered to death within an hour of the demo being released, what's gonna happen when a few thousand people are trying to log in? They should either fire their QA dept, or hire one, whichever applies. And what is up with these little weapon shops all over the place? "Gee, I think I'll stop at one of these litle shacks scattered all over and pay for a new gun"...now that's realism! If I take over a base, I think I'd rather just shoot the clerk (not that there are any) and just TAKE the freaking gun...lol. Anyways, if you don't care about graphics, maybe the actual game will be fun, but my lan experiment is as far as it goes for me because I don't keep my machine on the cutting edge so I can play a game that looks like something I shelved two years ago. There is no suspension of disbelief here. These folks ought to do themselves a favor, get a license to use the FarCry engine and start all over. I'd hate to hurt Teut's feelings, seems like a nice proffesional guy, but YUK!

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:47
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:47
 
I honestly have no idea, I cant start the game without it crashing, same with safe mode.
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:43
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:43
 
Chippie, where do you enter the IP #? I looked in the LAN server window but there doesn't seem to be an option or window where I can enter it.

Dammit, I wanna play!!

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Fix for CTD
Apr 6, 2004, 18:39
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Fix for CTD Apr 6, 2004, 18:39
Apr 6, 2004, 18:39
 
I was crashing to the desktop on load so I set my refresh rates to the defaults and it worked. Then I just changed the ingame setting to Optimal Refresh, quit, reset my old refresh settings, then started the game back up with no problem.

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:30
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:30
 
crashlogs are in the soldier dir, probably C:\Program Files\SoeldnerBetaDemo
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Re: When I try and run a LAN server
Apr 6, 2004, 18:28
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Re: When I try and run a LAN server Apr 6, 2004, 18:28
Apr 6, 2004, 18:28
 
Teut, I don't know where to find the crashlogs...I have my dx info...Tell me where to find the crashlog and I will email both to you.

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:28
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:28
 
I dunno if anyone is able to join but i'm running a dedicated server at 82.34.24.234:20000. I dont know how to reduce the player limit or settings, but a couple of you might be able to get on and mess around.
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LOL
Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
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LOL Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
 
I could tell from the screens of this game it was gonna blow. J-Ops still has time to shine IMHO. The patch update did freaking wonders for the 1st beta demo release. I think nova just might pull a rabbit of the hat.... for once.

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Ouch
Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
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Ouch Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
Apr 6, 2004, 18:27
 
Well, this has to go down as one of the biggest demo debacles of recent times. First, the faulty executable gets out - causing countless people to download a 213MB file that won't unpack/install. Then the 'fixed' version seems to behave in half a dozen differnet ways for different gamers (incl. CD Key prompts, CTDs etc), and now the master server has been so overloaded that no-one can play the game! The thing boots up for me just fine, but since it doesn't support non-dedicated LAN servers, I can't even go and look around the map or try out the weapons. About the only 'fun' I can have at this point is playing 'dress up' with my player model (which is, admittedly, a cool feature lacking in so many similar games).

Say what you will about how good/crap Joint Operations is, but at least it worked from the outset....

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:20
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:20
 
hey teut, when are the servers gonna be back up?

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Re: When I try and run a LAN server
Apr 6, 2004, 18:17
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Re: When I try and run a LAN server Apr 6, 2004, 18:17
Apr 6, 2004, 18:17
 
Btw, there are links in the start menü for all server configurations.

There is also a safe mode link to fire up Soldner in case it doesnt work.

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Re: When I try and run a LAN server
Apr 6, 2004, 18:16
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Re: When I try and run a LAN server Apr 6, 2004, 18:16
Apr 6, 2004, 18:16
 
Lan server not working? Thats a new one, it doesn tdo anythign but use a window and memory. Can you send me your dxdiag files and the complete crashlog? That would help, thanx!

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:13
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:13
 
omg the demo just materialized infront of me right out of the computer and lit me on fire!

and then it keyed my car

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:08
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:08
 
Somehow this game crashed my firewall, I'm completely flabbergasted.

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Apr 6, 2004, 18:08
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Apr 6, 2004, 18:08
 
So, any word on the servers going back up? Game seemed pretty cool for the 5 minutes I was able to play it.
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