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I hope this becomes a reality as of now BF3 was a waste of money. I want some mods! biggrin.gif
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I'm thinking they could use similar strategies to allow the new sim city to break free of EA home servers. Thoughts?
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It's fine to have expectations, but these features aren't your right. Gaming is a privilege that's provided to us by developers and publishers. Without them, we wouldn't have any games to play unless you were to develop them yourself.

This is exactly what modders are doing, making content for themself and others while EA try to stop them. You need a server to be able to play the online component of the game and yet to be able to own your own fully customizable/moddable server is impossible. EA are essentially locking out part of the game to earn more dosh.
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Um, no?

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This is exciting!

IMHO it isn't piracy if the users bought the game. EA isn't selling server software.
It is piracy, not from this end but for anyone involved in the project. Reversing the protocol alone could put NoFate in prison for the rest of his life. It's only a matter of time before EA starts losing players to NexusBF3 and they will go after him. I know NoFate, and he's a terrible programmer his Bad Company 2 emulator is a prime example of terrible user sync and the whole nine yards.
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It is piracy, not from this end but for anyone involved in the project. Reversing the protocol alone could put NoFate in prison for the rest of his life.

You don't get life imprisonment for reverse engineering video game networking software.
 
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You don't get life imprisonment for reverse engineering video game networking software.

lol
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You don't get life imprisonment for reverse engineering video game networking software.
Blizzard sued a private server and won over a $10 million settlement for just protocol. Reverse engineering is perfectly legal, intellectual property is copyrighted for a reason (protocol is intellectual property). I code emu's like this in my spare time, trust me I know.
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same thing happened with mw3, one of them got a cease and desist letter from activision and they shutdown their. entireserver.....one of them is still up though.
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this is to awesome...
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Blizzard sued a private server and won over a $10 million settlement for just protocol. Reverse engineering is perfectly legal, intellectual property is copyrighted for a reason (protocol is intellectual property). I code emu's like this in my spare time, trust me I know.

Okay, but how does a $10 million settlement translate in to life imprisonment?

EDIT: Also, the woman who ran the private server lost largely on the grounds that she was charging money and generating a substantial profit from her private server; not that the private server existed.
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On August 10th the company was awarded a stunning $88,594,539.00 judgment against a woman who operated a business running her own WoW server and selling items via Paypal. That may seem steep, but over $3 million of that amount came from "inappropriate profits" the woman made from running the server. That's right: her private server, run under the name Scapegaming, was a multimillion dollar business. It also made her a very attractive target for litigation.

Edited by Cheezman - 2/23/13 at 7:23pm
 
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