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Offline Michal Marcinkowski

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Can't afford BattlEye
« on: April 18, 2010, 02:38:52 pm »
The time has come when I have to announce it.  You might remember Sable talking about getting payed for BattlEye like a year ago. Back then his idea was to charge server owners. After some discussions and discussions in private we came to a secret agreement. For half a year I was paying for Soldat's anti-cheat solution for the benefit of all. Sable is doing business with BattlEye and as everyone wants to get payed for his work. This month the price has been raised and I can no longer afford to pay it from my own pocket. The fact is Soldat is a free game and I had to pay for it from the money registered players gave me. So big thanks to them for helping Soldat! Unfortunately the sales are not increasing and the costs are rising. I am also paying for the Soldat sites and lobby server hosting and I need to survive somehow, cause making games is the only thing I do currently.
The point is BattlEye from the next month will be shutdown... unless you the Soldat Community find a solution. Right now it will be 200€/month that is needed for maintaining BE.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 02:56:59 pm »
well that sucks innit

Edit: if nsc shows up and doesnt ragequit because of this, i guess i could pay 10e a month for this. Just need 19 more people who can sacrifice a subway meal for this game, and we're cool.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 02:59:07 pm by dnmr »

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2010, 02:57:23 pm »
I feel bad for you, son.

The alternative post would have been:

you should demand the motherfucker who made BE to send you all of that money you paid back RIGHT NOW!

but that would have been silly, wouldn't it?

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010, 02:58:10 pm »
Unfortunately, this is how life is sometimes. By the way, good luck on business for LD once you get to that point.

An idea for a possible solution:
Soldat Server hosters pay something around 2€/mo (or services paying something like 20€/mo for any number of servers or something) to allow BE, or live with BE being disabled on their servers. The client's BE will be on/off depending on if the server has BE enabled or disabled. Just a rough quick idea, and is up for discussion.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2010, 03:15:02 pm »
Delete BattlEye from Soldat.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2010, 03:16:54 pm »
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 03:21:01 pm »
make a donate page, where there's a monthly limit to be reached, if you go above the needed donations limit you just simply save it for next month if you can't get enough donations etc etc.

if this doesn't work out, then I guess it's bai bai to BE :/

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2010, 03:51:11 pm »
What the heck ? BE can't be removed, it will destroy the game with all these hacks around. This MUST be solved through donations.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2010, 03:54:11 pm »
well that sucks innit

Edit: if nsc shows up and doesnt ragequit because of this, i guess i could pay 10e a month for this. Just need 19 more people who can sacrifice a subway meal for this game, and we're cool.
I wouldn't mind to chip in, but I guess the problem is that how do you get all these guys to donate the sum every month without a fail.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2010, 03:57:31 pm »
well that sucks innit

Edit: if nsc shows up and doesnt ragequit because of this, i guess i could pay 10e a month for this. Just need 19 more people who can sacrifice a subway meal for this game, and we're cool.
I wouldn't mind to chip in, but I guess the problem is that how do you get all these guys to donate the sum every month without a fail.
which is why you have a donation open for everyone.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2010, 04:03:03 pm »
200€/month. o.O

Seems like BattlEye was effective while blocking hundreds of hacks, still not 100%.
By removing BattlEye it would be disaster.
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2010, 04:08:10 pm »
Hahahahaha! I knew it. I SO FREAKING KNEW IT!!!

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2010, 04:16:16 pm »
Hahahahaha! I knew it. I SO FREAKING KNEW IT!!!

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Your comment isn't a solution.
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2010, 04:17:00 pm »
I cou
well that sucks innit

Edit: if nsc shows up and doesnt ragequit because of this, i guess i could pay 10e a month for this. Just need 19 more people who can sacrifice a subway meal for this game, and we're cool.

So could I, I still remember soldat 1.2.1 with that awesome amount of cheaters (I tried them too =( )
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2010, 04:17:29 pm »
BE is a great tool that's slowed a slew of hackers over the past few years, but I'd chill out with the disaster talk. Soldat has always had hackers, and we survived just fine before BE ever entered the picture. It'll require a little more diligence on the part of server and league admins, but I think that we'll pull through without triggering Armageddon. Who knows, maybe EnEsCe will turn his attention to anti-cheat with this news and we'll get something more reliable than BE out of the whole thing.

Regardless, thanks, Sable, for all of the time and work that you put into BE while it lasted, and thanks for all of the personal help that you've given to me and the other SCTFL admins over the years. It's been much appreciated.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2010, 04:44:36 pm »
sad history ;/

But, if one guy can make an another anti-cheat, this is eC... btw i think many ppl knows who even started with soldat cheats.

Please, i cant stop playing Soldat after all.

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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2010, 04:48:38 pm »
Yeah, only guy who can make decent anticheat is hacker itself.
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 06:02:36 pm »
Yeah, only guy who can make decent anticheat is hacker itself.

If anything that means he has an advantage, considering he knows the methods they use. :P

@topic: It'd be nice if the community all pitched in. 200 euros isn't very much considering we've got thousands of members. I think we could get it paid monthly.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2010, 06:04:26 pm by jrgp »
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2010, 07:13:14 pm »
man man man :/ yeehaaa just for sctfl great news! Maybe donations should be opened to keep BE going for the time being and a team put together to create a group to produce some alternative anti-cheat program? I'm sure we can find soldat lovers who are capable of such feats...

Btw for the time being is BE completely offline?? Or just no more updates?
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Re: Can't afford BattlEye
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2010, 08:08:01 pm »
Btw for the time being is BE completely offline?? Or just no more updates?

The point is BattlEye from the next month will be shutdown... unless you the Soldat Community find a solution. Right now it will be 200€/month that is needed for maintaining BE.

The ^article^ says it's gone next month.
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