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eastcoast2895
03-25-2004, 02:46 AM
(link from theforce.net)
http://www.digitalanimators.com/2004/03_mar/news/pep3zxnk.htm

apparently lucasarts is going to use gamespy for online games, i guess the browser incident with jedi academy won't happen again. i'm happy about this because my experience with halo that has a gamespy browser has been good.

techmedic007
03-25-2004, 03:32 AM
If playing through gamespyware is the only way you can play online i might have second thoughts about buying this game.

Gamespy is loaded with spyware (mainly tracking cookies) that send back info to gamespy and IGN on what games your playing.

Also if you dont use the paid version you are bombarded with advertising and have to wait for the timed advertising to stop before you can even log onto the main server. Not my idea of a good online game experience.

Bad idea in my opinion. This is a good way to ruin a potentially great game. :(

Glacius1
03-25-2004, 08:16 AM
oh god, please no. it is definately good way to ruin the games online experience. I shouldnt have to register and screw around with anything before I can play my god damm game online. I never use gamespy, and I dont want to start.

this really pisses me off, I hate having to register with some site that takes forever with numerous pages and loading before I can play. what a joke.

FlyingWookiee
03-25-2004, 08:47 AM
I tryed Gamespy once, didn't like it. Hopefully you'll be able to play it on All Seeing Eye.

Chris Anne
03-25-2004, 10:37 AM
I hate Gamespy too. I seriously, seriously hate it. I prefer ingame browsers.

Alegis
03-25-2004, 11:50 AM
most likely you'll be able to use ASE as well.. i dont like the fact of gamespy beeing the standard one though

the good thing is though, that you may expect 100% SDKs, and that sw:bf gets good consulting and beta testing

eastcoast2895
03-25-2004, 02:23 PM
i think if they do use gamespy it will be like halo where it says "powered by gamespy" in the upper corner but is an in-game browser where you don't have to download gamespy (which i also hate), sign up, and there is no spyware with it to my knowledge because i use adaware and it never had anything from the halo install folder when i ran it after i installed halo. (the in game browser for halo powered by gamespy is what i was talking about previously)

StormHammer
03-25-2004, 08:24 PM
Well, I certainly would not want to be forced to use Gamespy. I too have tried it, and while it was okay, I prefer to use ASE, or the in-game server browsers. As long as it's an option, then no problem...

Wai_TungLeung
03-25-2004, 11:25 PM
I don't actually mind GameSpy, but then again I'm too laid back to care about anything. Anyway an ingame browser is standard these days, so no worries. :)

Huntsman
03-25-2004, 11:38 PM
I usually just use the ingame browser most games have as standard. If I need to find someone in particular, I just use xfire.

lukeiamyourdad
03-26-2004, 01:00 AM
Gamespy sucks. period.

dark jedi 8
03-28-2004, 09:35 PM
i think x-box LIVE has its own servers and such. I hope, i dont want to have to go through a middleman like gamespy.:(

Swoosh
03-29-2004, 03:59 AM
Man, sometimes I feel invisible on LucasForums

lukeiamyourdad
03-29-2004, 04:27 PM
That's the price to pay for being an admin ;)

eastcoast2895
03-30-2004, 01:53 AM
just to say that i'm not disrespecting you Swoosh or anything, but my thread was started before yours if that is what you mean about being invisible on Lucasforums, again no disrespect just wanted to let you know that i was not ignoring your thread by creating this thread.

Swoosh
03-30-2004, 04:07 AM
Ah, sorry, I must not have noticed your thread prior to posting my own. Sorry for the simple mistake.

Swoosh

eastcoast2895
03-30-2004, 06:59 PM
nothing to be sorry for as long as we cool. anyways back to topic, has anyone else played a game with an ingame server "powered by gamespy" cuz so far all i see is people bashing the gamespy server browser program which i don't think will be forced on anyone. also rereading the article it never mentions gamespy browser and ingame browsers. all the article states is
"IGN/GameSpy will supply LucasArts four distinct Software Development Kits (SDKs) toolkits that integrate with the company's games to provide matchmaking, community, administrative and networking functionality. In addition, IGN/GameSpy will offer LucasArts consulting and beta testing services. "
it seems that lucasarts will be creating its own browsers and server programs just with the help of gamespy tools.

DemonKing
03-31-2004, 07:36 AM
I don't mind games running in Gamespy as long as they have an in-game browser as well.

Last year I got the Judge Dredd game for PC and you could only access multi-player through gamespy (no in-game browser) which meant nobody played in multi at all since it was too difficult for most people to work out.

Pity, as the game had some potential on-line.