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  1. really wtf is going thru Dracos mind. I know its his mod and he can do whtever he wants. But by delaying any release for so long he has just given himself a really bad name. People realize that there are bugs and this is beta. If he cares to keep people interested he should release something. Maybe it wont have all the features, but it will have some. There is only so long that you can keep yanking peoples chains. Seriously can ANYONE give a reason why he has not released ANYTHING in what over 6 months? No one plays .3b. His radical jump to .5 (where is .4?) is really overkill. Most software projects with any following release often with incremental feature expansions. As it is now the public perceptopn of Draco is he is a braggart that cant deliver. I know a few of you have seen some of his stuff, and say its decent. But that does not address what I am talking about. Its about public perception. Every time I am in a game and see someone mention gtat everyone just laughs. Why cant he put out .5 ALPHA and if there are some features that are totally broken just disable them. I am asking WHY he is not. If anyone knows WHY or has an Idea WHY, then please answer. What I am not looking for is "Its his project and he can do what he wants". That is totally obvious. Yes he can do whatever the hell he wants. But WHY is he willing to get such a bad name for himself, by not releasing something before his .5 is tested and complete?
  2. ASE is one of the coolest programs out there. Even though I am an extreme cheapskate I even registered it. I have only bought 2 shareware apps ever. ASE and UltraEdit. Of course I did not have to, but I wanted to reward the authors for their great work. Also since I use UltraEdit for developing it has MORE than paid for itself 100 times over. Start messing with the filters.txt file and writing your own custom filters. You will really love the program. You can create VERY custom settings. Gamespy is about the biggest piece of poo out there. Bloated any non usuable. Sure we can all fireup VB and write some program to launch this, but why? Are you allowing for all the filtering? Are you allowing for it to find new servers automatically? What are your gripes with ASE, maybe you have something misconfigured.
  3. I heard 2 other people where saying they had the same problem. I haven't got a chance to try mta lately as I am back on dialup .
  4. ok, i HOPE u were joking or being sarcastic. 1st, i DOUBT u can ban my macaddress but if u can that would be best. 2nd, if 1st is false, then, to ban people who are dhcp happny, is to ban their entire isp. wat about the others? TFB. it is IMPOSSIBLE to ban by "HARDDRIFE SERIALNUMBER" from the server. IMPOSSIBLE. unless the client sends that info, which would conflict with privacy freaks. i know not of another way of banning a person using DHCP powers other than banning by ISP Um obtaining someones MAC address via the client is a trivial matter, sending it to the server is a trivial matter, and banning by it is also trivial. If privacy issues are a concern just run it through an md5 hash and ban the hash result.
  5. nuff said Given that many people here don't speak english as their primary language, I would not automatically assume anything based on how someone spells a word. If english is your primary language, how well do you spell in say german or hungarian?
  6. With dhcp and dialup it really makes no sense to ban by ip. It is better to ban by mac address. Just have the client send the mac address to the server when you connect and check if its a banned one.
  7. They sell tools to remove scratches from CDs. I had a scratch in my Visual Studio cds and I was freaking out but tried one of those tools and then it installed fine. You can find then at big computer stores or music stores.
  8. #1 I never said Dracoblue was faking anything. #2 If you know ANYTHING about programming you would clearly know there is a HUGE difference between having an idea about how to implement something, and actually implementing it in an ideal fashion. Obviously he thinks he has a way to implement it. I am sure the MTA team do as well. The difference is the MTA team understand the difference between theory and practice. Without having at least 96 beta testers its all theory. He cannot test the stability of 96 players or how much of a hit on the bandwidth and other server resources it will take. He doesnt even have close to the number of beta testers to test these features. Really WTF is the point to developing a feature you have no hope to test before you release it? The very point to BETA testing is that not everything goes as planned. It is not bashing Dracoblues ability to code that is the issue. All code needs BETA testing, I dont care who you are. To claim that a dozen or 2 dozen or even 3 dozen people can test the ability to run a 96 player server is riddiculous. Unless Dracoblue amazingly gets 96 beta testers with enough time to truely test this feature, he cannot make any claims as to whether or not this feature is stable or even works at all. I cannot see how his requests for you to model something or edit some map has anything to do with this.
  9. The thing is when draco makes claims like he will have 96 players working, and he has like a dozen beta testers max people are going to be skeptical. How can he impliment, test, debug, and optimize a feature he has NO WAY of testing. He basically brags about how he can do this and that, but when it comes down to it, he has nothing to show. He then comes here and starts accusing the devs of doing things like locking out his speedo, and he starts to wear on peoples nerves.
  10. Notice I did not log onto his site and complain to him at his lack of a viable product. My comments were in reaction to him coming here and basically accusing the MTAVC devs of purposely locking out his speedometer. Even after they told him they were not doing it on purpose he continued to harrass them. He also brings alot of problems on himself when he does things like promise 96 player support on the next version when he only has like a dozen beta testers max. HTF can he test, debug, and optimize a 96 player server with 12 beta testers? If he constantly is claiming how his MOD is going to be so much better than other MODs (MP) then he opens up the whole can of worms as to people being a little skeptical. Then it doesnt help when he comes in here and fires off his mouth about how MTAVC are pulling dirty tricks on him, that they CLEARLY are not.
  11. Dracoblue Why dont you spend your time getting your gtat .5 out instead of worrying about if your speedometer works in MTA2 ? I have wanted to test out your GTAT but apparently not a single server is out there running it. All I can assume is that it must be a pretty lousy mod if not one person is willing to put up a server. When I asked about it in the forums there, all I got was everyone was waiting til .5, and BTW wtf happend to .4? Are you doing version inflation?
  12. Are you sure the mta.scm in the data folder and the MTAClient are both the current version? Make sure that ASE is pointing at the new MTAClient not the old one.
  13. I think Quake 3 and other ID games allowed that. Maybe CS too? It just ties up slots were people could be playing.
  14. Every time ive tried to test GTAT there has never been any servers up. I cannot say I have tested the game firsthand, however if there are no servrs up it tells me it must such, as look at how many servers for MTA exist.
  15. I could write something like this if the MTA team would not be against it, I know spam protection exists, but they may have some other reason they dont want it and I would abide by their wishes.
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