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  1. LoL, I didnt know that thats some Yep, we are having the same problem too from time to time. One dude with a social disorder can bring down an entire server in minutes and make everybody leave the server and some leave the game for good.
  2. I am one of the admins on BeerDrinkingAssassins and we have a very clear policy of: NO HACKS or MODS. PERIOD. We do everything in our power to keep the server clean but frankly, our hands have been tied by the dev team and UBI. There is always going to be the random cowboy who wants to "try it out" but as a group, the only recourse we have at this point is to ball bust anyone we see doing it and hope we can shame them into submission. Fortunatly, 99% of our members are terrific, honest people so this ussually happens in quick order when someone "tries" something. If anyone encounters any of our members doing anything inappropriate, please login to our website (www.beerdrinkingassassins.com) and PM Breeze, myself, or any of the other admins. We will do our best to handle it internally but we also want to be fair and keep it private. There are plenty of innocent people who have had their reputations ruined by false accusations. Cheers. bhh PS. ONE last time, the "guy's" speed problem had to do with 2 CPUS (not DUAL CORE) and also running WINDOWS VISTA BETA. THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED.
  3. LOL, that was me about the flies. The first time I heard it, I thought a bug had gotten into my headphone cups somehow and I threw them off and started smacking myself in the side of the head. My wife was like, "W T F are you doing?" EDIT: BTW, I picked up a set of 5.1 TurtleBeach HPA headphones for this game and I have to say I love them. Each ear has 4 individual drivers that creates a suprisingly good soundfield for headphones. Very realistic hence the bug in the ear episode.
  4. I know a guy that is having a problem running fast when he has both CPU's of a Dual CPU system installed. He is an older guy and I am pretty sure he isn't cheating becuase he ask us to watch him run, then pulled the 2nd CPU out, logged back on to the server and it was fine, the reinstalled the 2nd CPU and it was back to hyper speed. I am pretty sure it is the guy you are talking about and if it makes you feel any better, he is now playing with only 1 of the 2 expensive CPUs he recently purchased until the bug is resolved. EDIT: Also, I'm running dual Xeons and have no problems at all but like I said, he seems to be having some weird issues and seems legit after chatting with him on TS about it.
  5. The main purpose of this post was to express some appreciation for those who put up with the hastle to do what they do. I'm not attempting to blame anyone because at the end of the day, it doesn't really make a difference. Regardless of who is ultimatly responsible, the fact is, priority simply wasn't given to these peole's needs although they probably contribute more to the MP success (longetivity) of the game more than anyone with the exception of the developer and possibly the publisher. I just think it is incredibly sad and narrow-minded. No servers = no mass MP play, simple as that.
  6. I get this quite frequently but I can assure you in my case atleast, it isn't a bug that is causing it
  7. Yea, coop has been quite enjoyable but domination on the dedi has been a PITA.
  8. I just want to thank everyone who is currently running public MP servers. You do a tremendous amount for the community which directly affects the poularity of the game with a direct benefit for both UBI and GRIN. You do it with nothing in return and you do it despite the headaches of not being able to ban and kick players who cheat, run around like butt-holes, and disrespect those who have gone through the effort and expense of setting up a dedicated server. You do it even when kids act like it is their constitutional right to play on your server and ruin everyone's game and you do it even though you you aren't given the tools to control your own game experience despite the fact you forking over your own money for the benefit of the community at large and UBI & GRIN directly. To whomever is responsible for creating the above conditions by not allowing those who host the servers to control the game experience, it is really sad. Intentional or not, it displays a complete lack of respect for those who spend their own money and time to make your game more popular and ultimatly make you more money. These people don't benefit from it other than being able to control the game experience and you have stripped that from them. It is not unlike taking away the moderators of this site's ability to delete, move and lock posts and then wondering why things degrade into a into frustrating mess of drivel that ultimatly turns everone away. Why should they do it and how successfull can the game really be without them? These people should be respected and insuring enough people are willing to do this should be a top-priority. Right now, that is clearly not the case.
  9. I agree, My prediction is something similar. Sometime around >>>Christmas season<<<, we will see something along the lines of "GRAW Ultimate", which is basically the full game with all MP modes, new maps in the form if a mini-expansion pack, and the expanded Co-op modes bundled into a comprehensive package with the full marketing blitz. This will probably correspond with the release of the 8000 series Nvidia cards and ATI equivalent that can handle DL/AA. If this is the case, hopefully those that bought the original get the upgrade for free. If your cup is half full, we get to play now and don't have to wait. If your cup is half empty, we are all paying to be beta testers.
  10. GRIN, We are having a blast. I am an admin of an adult-oriented GRAW clan (www.beerdrinkingassasings.com) and we are very vested in making the game as tactical as possible. We have been discussing this a lot and the following recomendations apply to all types of MP, including co-op. 1) What I am calling middle-mouse click commands (similar to SP AI orders) where the team leader can "paint" team orders and have them show up in everyone's HUD, commands such as move, supress, cover, etc. We find the tactical map sometimes isn't effecient/fast enough and therefore doesn't get used as much as we'd like. We use voice-com but a visual indicator would be very helpfull. 2) We end up using the tactical map "waypoints" to paint threats as a great way of communicating to the rest of the team tango locations, MG nest, etc. A "threat" indicator similar to the waypoint would be a terrific enhancement, especially if ANY team member could paint/deploy/use them. Again, from the tactical map is one option and middle-mouse click would be even better. 3) Some similar implementation of the above in other MP modes would be nice as well but is obviously more of a logistics problem. You obviously can't have dozens of "HUD" markers all over the place but some way of facilitating in-game visual communication between team mates would help enhance the tactical component of the game quite a bit. 4) TL down = game over makes it a little frustrating sometimes. 5) Currently, the DOM games seem very run&gun without a lot of tactics being used. I know you can't force a player to play a certain way but I think you guys have done a lot of great job in setting up conditions that SHOULD benefit the tactical player, ie. not running and shooting at the same time. I would only encourage the team to brainstorm ways of taking it even further. Maybe the delay between running and shooting gets a tad longer, maybe the affect on aim that lowerd stamina through running has is made even more dramatic, etc. 6) A way for server admins to limit the number of nades would go a long way in reducing the frag fest you see sometimes. Nades are great but they are often overused in a "random" fashion. 7) ANYTHING else you can do to slow down the game and make it more tactical. I apologize in advance for the double-post but I am aslo going to put something similar in the other MP recomendation thread. These things are kind-of related to one another.
  11. NOOOOOOO Please. It will make the game even more run&gun and since you can't run and shoot at the same time, any movement whatsoever will sling/holster your weapon.
  12. BeerDrinkingAssasins dedicated dom server has been patched. We are also recruiting ...
  13. IMO, this shows real dedication to the game and the community. I'm sure it takes a lot more effort on their part to bundle up and release the intermittent patches than to just release one big catch-all in a month or so. They are doing it as a gesture to the community to show they are behind it and I think everyone needs to realize and appreciate it as such.
  14. Thanks. I've got it taken care of but its odd it is exploiting such an outdated hole. Windows XP, SP2 with regular auto-updates. You must be correct that the auto-updates simply didn't patch it. Suprise suprise, huh . The reason I say it targeted GRAW is because I caught it in-progress and the only files it had hit were the GRAW executables, Nvidia executables, and Soundblaser executables. At the very least, it hit those first. Certainly not trying to start a scare or blame it on GRAW, it simply came in while running a GRAW dedicated and atacked those files first. I know that to be the case because I disabled my AV right before I started the game and everything was fine at that point The server started lagging really badly and I shut it down and caught it on reboot. Google also turned up other post with people getting hit the same way while running game servers from a DMZ. One specifically I remember reading about happened during Halo. My other systems are clean. EDIT: Also, the system that was infected is not used for surfing or email, it is purely and game/work computer.
  15. The OP was edited about 6 hours before your reply. It was W32.Licum.
  16. Patch your windows xp, and use the xp firewall with only graw ports forwared, or don't use dmz and forward only graw/gamespy ports. The ports are listed in the readme.txt. I admittantly don't know buccuss about this stuff but if it is going after GRAW.EXE, i suspect it know what ports are open no?
  17. I opened up a DMZ on my router for about an hour tonight to host a dedicated server for my clan and got hit with the W32.Licum worm. It specifically targted my GRAW.EXE file. Be carefull. EDIT: It was W32.Licum not W32.Bagz@mm
  18. Thanks for the post. I'd have to see the question for which was responding to form an opinion on what he means as that statement seems to have been taken from some broader context.
  19. I know this has been hashed and rehashed to death and that is exactly why I can not seperate fact from fiction. Has there been any confirmation from either GRIN or UBI that there WILL or WILL NOT be dedicated server tools (files)? No flaming or rumor mills please. If anyone can point to a definitive statement by either party, I would very much like to see it. If GRIN has said they will be released, I believe them.
  20. If you are an adult or can fool us into thinking you are... http://www.beerdrinkingassasins.com/ We are just getting things organized but we have nightly coop games while we wait on the dedi tools like everyone else. Once the dedi tools come out, we are looking at two coop servers and atleast one other MP type. We are recruiting older people and most of the members are 30s-40s, personality and tactics over mad skillz. What this means is the maturity level is typically higher than what you normally find and we all have jobs and money so our servers will be the best!
  21. Checkpoint #3 took a lot longer for me than the Embassy extraction also. The Apache's light it up and I called it in a few times on dug in infantry too, hehe.
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