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MrCrusher
04-09-2002, 11:14 PM
....but maybe this is old news?

cloud4me
04-09-2002, 11:19 PM
All thins eye also supports Jedi Knight 2.

Schizophrenic
04-09-2002, 11:32 PM
Not exactly old news I don't think. I got the email about the new version last night. It's about time too. :) Ingame browsers are horrible, can't stand using them. I'd rather manually ping a server and get game info using telnet than use ingame browsers.

Valdarious
04-09-2002, 11:36 PM
Yeah it also has support for spyware, :D

Schizophrenic
04-10-2002, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by Valdarious
Yeah it also has support for spyware, :D


Not if you registered 4 years ago like I did. :) And this is Gamespy 3d, not the festering pile of evil known as Gamespy Arcade.

In any case, a simple firewall keeps nosy programs from communicating back to their masters.

Darth Abbadon
04-10-2002, 03:15 AM
I'm glad to see I'm not the only Gamespy3D user who has that type of opinion about Gamespy Arcade.

Valdarious
04-10-2002, 03:24 AM
Oh cool, hell I didnt even realize they still used that, lol, show how much I kept up with it. I used to use Gamespy3d back in the day and its registered too. Hmmm, I might have to look into that, thanks for the info Schizophrenic

Hawk3y3Pierce
04-10-2002, 04:11 AM
Hmmm, you are so right, I forgot how much better GS3D was... I have used Arcade since I moved to Europe, DOH!

The F0rce is n0t with Me

Hawkeye :lsduel:

ScribeJC
04-10-2002, 04:40 AM
Yeah, GS3D is great (called QuakeSpy back when I registered!). You can create tabs to distinguish between Force or No Force Duels, and control your server list so it only shows low player count servers (again, for Duels, so you don't have to wait so long).

BUT...

The new version is doing something a bit odd in JO. It creates a "basejk" folder in your GameData folder. It's sorta like it thinks the whole game is a mod.

It's not a huge problem. The only file it puts in there is the multiplayer config. But if you ever go start JO normally and fight some bots and change your keys or other settings, I don't think those won't be reflected when you join through Gamespy 3D.

Best thing to do is trash that folder each time you start up JO normally. Again, not a huge problem and totally made up for by the usefulness of Gamespy.

-JC

Amorpheus
04-10-2002, 11:24 AM
Go with The All-Seeing Eyes. Much better.

DerthNader
04-10-2002, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Amorpheus
Go with The All-Seeing Eyes. Much better.

True. Very True. You get all the smartspy stuff that gamespy does, out of the box.

Jokis
04-10-2002, 12:38 PM
In game browsers aint that bad, I actually perfer them over Gamespy because of the reduction in hassle.

MrCrusher
04-10-2002, 04:35 PM
Tabs are new...at least since I last used GS3D. Did a special tab for:

No Force & Saber Only!


Yeaaaah Baby!

If anyone else would like this tab and is having trouble creating it. Say so and I'll try and post it.

:)

freonsmurf
04-10-2002, 05:04 PM
gamepsy lags me, I need the small little q3tracker type stuff.

the ingame menu is horrible, but it gets the job done.

Soul-Burn
04-10-2002, 05:30 PM
The All Seeing Eye = BEST GAME BROWSER available today..

www.udpsoft.com/eye

it works so much faster than GS3D, finds games faster, filters are better, never crashed for me (gs3d crashed many times) and has fast auto-updates....
not to mention they fix bugs in a matter of days.

MankaCat
04-10-2002, 09:24 PM
yes ASE is orgasmic

Taicat
04-11-2002, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by MankaCat
yes ASE is orgasmic

<Meow>

One kitty to another, Manka, you need to get out the sandbox more!!!!:D :D :D :D

</Meow>


Seriously, I've used both. The only thing I don't like about ASE is that it doesn't refresh the servers right, even though I've set it so that it will re-scan all servers immediately (as opposed to the default setting).

I do like ASE because it has the SmartSpy capability of GS3D built in, but I've become a bit of a 'wiz' at creating those anyway....

I end up using both actually.....(safe answer? LOL)

Taicat.

Schizophrenic
04-11-2002, 01:09 AM
I'd use ASE if it weren't for the simple reason that I don't have any reason to switch. GS3D has never crashed on me on its own. The only time it's ever crashed was when I was running Win98 and one program crashed in a particularly violent way and took out every other program that was running at the time (that was also the crash that made me switch to XP). I registered GameSpy before they added Smartspy in, so I've always had it. As to how fast it updates the server list, I'm extremely patient and can find something else to do while it updates. 2 minutes, 10 minutes, it doesn't matter to me as long as it gets done.

Amorpheus
04-11-2002, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by Taicat
The only thing I don't like about ASE is that it doesn't refresh the servers rightHow? It only refreshes servers that weren't updated recently, which makes perfect sense.

Wormstrangler
04-11-2002, 11:01 AM
yep go ASE finds all our aussie servers in under 5 seconds (and im on dial up).

Taicat
04-11-2002, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by Amorpheus
How? It only refreshes servers that weren't updated recently, which makes perfect sense.

I don't agree that it makes perfect sense. When I click refresh, I want to refresh everything. Or any one server. If I'm waiting for a slot to open on a particular list of servers (added to one of my favorites slots), what good would this 'feature' do me? I'm aware that you can have ASE query a single server until a slot opens, thus allowing you to connect, but this doesn't work with multiple servers, afaik...

Other than that minor quibble, I like ASE.....

Taicat
04-12-2002, 12:25 AM
Something interesting I found while doing side-by-side comparisons between ASE and GS3D:

GS3D returned 427 servers on a full scan.

ASE returned 805 servers on a full scan. (I configured ASE to reject servers with more than 20% packet loss, other wise it returns 1045 servers)


It would appear that GS's network is not fully scanning *all* available servers yet.

Just a heads-up......