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Cracked servers OK or NOT ok?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by iCQ, Sep 6, 2008.

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Do you also play on NO-LICENCE servers?

  1. Yeah sure, more players over there and i dont care about EPIC's sales

    45.7%
  2. NO WAY, when i know it is a 'cracked server' i will not help to occupy it

    43.5%
  3. I dont know what the F ur talking about, tell me.. how can i crack?

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  1. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    Because someone logged in with the same name at same time, it said it found user with the name and it logged me off. When I logged in back everything was ok though. But they could do certain modifications to servers to steal things, I mean they saw I am the only registered user and tried to use my account.
     
  2. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    If you do a clean install of the retail release UT3 (don't know about later patches) and create a GS account from the in-game menu then the game does transmit your CD key to the GS server.
     
  3. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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    1: Actually the majority of keygens use an algorithm that mirrors the legit one. Normally they will 'botch' them by adding their own insignia into the gen. Like each key might have 'RLD' in it to specify the group that hatched the algorithm.
    2: I never specified it used SecureRom I was simply using it as an example of flimsy security. Which will often install drivers, and blacklist virtual drives and virtual drive software. SafeDisc works similarly.
    3: I never said it did.
    5: I mentioned it as an instance in which it is beneficial to the people who coughed up for it as well.
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    Illegit + Legit playing on the same servers = united.
     
  4. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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    Wasn't aware of that. Appears I may be wrong. Are you sure it's the entire key and not say a hashed version?

    Someone should do some testing with key changes to see if the gamespy only does initial checks.

    @Leo(T.C.K.)
    While I may be wrong about the account issue. Yours seems more like a latency issue. Seen and have had very similar things happen in various games including RTCW, and BF2.
     
  5. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    The entire key.

    I was running tcpdump on my firewall at the time and did a complete network capture of all outgoing network traffic.
     
  6. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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    That's insanely lame.
    Do you have the outgoing address?
     
  7. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    how exactly is that lame?
     
  8. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    But...it just logged me off because finding same user and it happened only to me once and that on that cracked server. So that is suspicious.
    Who knows if the admin doesn't want to steal other accounts via some tool. I have seen really nasty things created for the earlier games, why should this be exception?
     
  9. kafros

    kafros F1 manta tryouts

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    Say no to cocained servers. NO?

    Guild Wars have deployed the best anti-piracy measure: You buy their game at a fixed price ($40), and even though there are no monthly fees (WoW style), the game is continuously updated. Fixes, rebalancing, new content. All free if you have your key. It can only be played online. So checking that you have a copy is a piece of cake.


    You are thinking "it is an MMORPG man". True, but it is closer to an FPS than an RPG. You login, get a character (you can even make a max lvl char. right away), pick a team, go killing on 8v8, 4v4, 8teamsVS8teams madness).

    I do not understand why FPSs must be static throughout their lifetime (I am talking about their online portion).
     
  10. Akira Kurosawa

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    I mean because a lot of games if they require an online key check it will at least mildly encrypt the key.
    Also because I don't think UT3 has a real verification system other than when connecting to server. Or the idea that it's possible to have a cd key tied into an account. Which is a method primarily used in mmorpg accounts.

    @Leo(T.C.K.)
    It's possible, I'm just skeptic though. From playing and hosting a large sum of cracked servers and never have had an issue.
    (in a lot of cases I liked cracked servers more lively having everyone able to play)
     
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  11. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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  12. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    that has nothing to do with the cdkeys
     
  13. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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    What doesn't?
     
  14. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    duplicate login errors
     
  15. Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa New Member

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    I know, but leo was thinking it had something to do with someone trying to steal his/her account.
     
  16. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    Dunno. Well I have seen malicious mods with forced command functions and such things for the old games running on certain non trusted servers, so nothing can surprise me.
    But that error just happened out of nowhere and while I was in the cracked server, so I thought of the possibility. It never happened to me like that anymore, only in that case.
     
  17. Ignotium

    Ignotium Que hora es?

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    as long as i have people to play with, i'll be fine

    my conscience is clean cause i got my legit copy of ut3, yes i'd prefer if everyone would own one, but w/e
     

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