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Sabre9
12-11-2001, 09:46 PM
All,

I'm nerviuos.

I'm paranoid.

I'm anxious.

I hear that there's going to be zone support.

I hear from fans that this game has to have dedicated servers, its built into the engine. But I haven't seen that from the devs.

I waited a few months, and I still haven't seen an official statement. The onlything official I saw was zone support.

I'm now scared.

Can we get some official, once-and-for-all dev confirmation that this game will have dedicated servers?

JK ruled the MP scene, but it only had peer-to-peer! It could have been the shut-up-and-sit-down top game if it only had dedicated servers.

I'd... I'd... I'd WATCH GO-BOTS if this game doesn't have dedicated servers.... :(

digl
12-11-2001, 09:57 PM
Welcome sabre0
The onlything official I saw was zone support.
Could you tell me where did you get this from?

Official chat
Wilhuf_jk2_net: Zone support for Jedi Knight 2?

Jedi Outcast: We're looking into it...

Im not sure but I think DS were confirmed, maybe in a preview, I dont know

Vagabond
12-11-2001, 10:44 PM
Welcome, Sabre0. You wouldn't be related to someone named Sabre50, would you?

KISS Army
12-12-2001, 12:48 PM
This question will be answered "soon." Promise...

--Kenn

Kenn Hoekstra
Project Administrator
Raven Software

StephenG
12-12-2001, 12:57 PM
i'm 99.9% sure JO will have Dedicated server support

nykel007
12-12-2001, 01:01 PM
It will save us a lot of time if Dedicated Servers are made a part of the game.

StephenG
12-12-2001, 01:06 PM
nykel007, i'm so sure that JO will have Dedicated servers that i'm ALMOST willing to bet my life and soul. but of course i will never bet my life and or soul.

wardz
12-12-2001, 02:24 PM
Raven have won quite a few friends by doing such a good looking job on JKII so far, it would be unfortunate to see them buckle under the pressure of MS or LEC.


wardz

Hannibal
12-12-2001, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by KISS Army
This question will be answered "soon." Promise...

--Kenn

Kenn Hoekstra
Project Administrator
Raven Software

Oh no! They brought bask "soon". :eek:

Sabre9
12-12-2001, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by digl


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The onlything official I saw was zone support.
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Could you tell me where did you get this from?


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Official chat
Wilhuf_jk2_net: Zone support for Jedi Knight 2?

Jedi Outcast: We're looking into it...
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Whoops. I was wrong. That WAS where I saw it, and you're right - they were only looking into it... No official word as to the Zone...

Wilhuf
12-14-2001, 12:31 PM
it would be unfortunate to see them buckle under the pressure of MS or LEC
What pressure might that be, wardz? Does Microsoft have some kind of contractual relationship or influence over Jedi Outcast's implementation?

Zone can list dedicated servers, FYI.

Although I personally would use an in-game server browser, Gamespy, All-Seeing Eye, or even the hapless Gamespy Arcade before resorting to the Zone to find a server.

StephenG
12-14-2001, 12:59 PM
MoHaa didn't have in-game browser and that really (edit)(place bad word here)(edit) me off. so i had to use Gamespy. Gamespy has wayyyyyy to pop up ads. i realllllly hope JO comes with an in-game browser.

wardz
12-14-2001, 01:10 PM
Thankyou for setting me straight on the dedicated servers on the zone, I didn't actually know about that, which has prolly just shot my idea down in flames. : )

pressure might not have been a good word but, most people dont like the Zone for whatever reason.

LEC could either do what their fans want and put it on dedicated servers, or make more work for themselves by putting on the Zone, which would make them more popular with MS, but maye the fans would lose out, I dont know. That is what I was implying.


BTW, Do companies get paid for having their game on the zone?


wardz

Seryl Cann
12-14-2001, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by wardz
BTW, Do companies get paid for having their game on the zone?


More likely companies have to pay for it.

Agen
12-14-2001, 01:46 PM
As far as i know (i got told by sysop on zone) that lec seem to have a contract with m$.. notice how most sw games are on the zone.. i think lec maybe making raven put it in but they don't know if they can.... that's why the said we're looking into probably...
Well that's my theory.

digl
12-14-2001, 03:05 PM
not only sw, but lec games
outlaws is on the zone too isnt it?

Iv also thaught they have some kind of contract

But having the game on the zone doesnt limit it to that
It can be on the zone and have a server browser probably

ed_silvergun
12-14-2001, 06:04 PM
I've said it before, but I'll say it again. Making JK II peer-peer only would actually involve removing existing code from the Q3 engine. I think Raven would have to have a pretty good reason to do this.

Bartolo_JCS
12-14-2001, 06:15 PM
rather interesting dilemma, MS may have a contract with lucasarts but what about raven and activision, hehehe, damn that monopolized piece of crap! :evanpiel:

Agen
12-14-2001, 06:39 PM
id software=activision=raven=lec=m$=activision =id software=rav.....
Geez talk about Monopoly... who wants to to take over M$???????
*waves contract slips in air to sell out Bill Gates and M$*

Master Yoda
12-14-2001, 11:25 PM
MEMEMEME!!! I will completely redo the Zone!! I will make it so that there are enough servers ect. that its fast! I think that JKII should be on the zone AS WELL as have dedicated servers.

digl
12-14-2001, 11:33 PM
Master Yoda Angelfire wont let you link to files hosted on their servers
And even without those images your signature is a little big
Could you at least remove the double spaces?

Bartolo_JCS
12-14-2001, 11:56 PM
Is it "soon" yet? :syoda:

digl
12-15-2001, 12:17 AM
You should know Simon ;)

It looks like not yet :(

GonkH8er
12-15-2001, 10:01 AM
we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.