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Do you have a (legal) copy of the beta?

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by Pyritie, Feb 18, 2010.

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  1. Eccho

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    Well I reported two sites to Blizzard that had potentially unwanted effect on further hacking sc2. They found for instance, a beginning of what could be the trick to create a pirated server =/
     
  2. togera90

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    whats a beta? like when you go to the nerd convention and they give them out like a trail or something?
     
  3. MGCǂSpectre

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    Playing Starcraft 2 beta is like infiltrating a place where they keep the new fashionable clothes and shoes and you wear them before they are even released on the market. The same feeling me thinx. So ye


    I dont even report things to Blizzard coz when you link a bad site to them they may say - ok this is illegal but what were you doing there in the 1st place/ how do u know it, trying to patch it? That's why I'm afraid of reporting to Blizzard.
     
  4. Eccho

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    Meh... they should be grateful of people reporting the sites so that they can fix it. What if I look after those sites, simply because I want to know if they exists and report them to Blizzard. And since when would they say that? Lol.

    ... Also, they are almost never replying back. About 1/10 times or something
     
  5. thelifelessone

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    lol.

    Anyone could make a private server for SC2.
    Just download PvPGN, which already emulates a battle.net server, and do the coding needed to allow SC2 clients to connect.
    It's a bit (a lot) more complicated than that, but still. Anyone who knows C/C++ can do it.
     
  6. Eccho

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    Okay, go ahead
     
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    Not sure how map downloads would work on a private server. I guess they'd have to seed them on a website or something? Either way, people playing privately will be dissapointed ^^ the game is very much a beta and is packed to the brim with bugs and tech issues.
     
  8. Dr Super Good

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    TheLifelessOne, did you actually think before posting?
    Firstly that was a battlenet 1.0 emulator client. We are talking about Battlenet 2.0.
    Secondly the entire loggin system is different from battlenet 1.0.

    Lets do some comparisions shell we...

    Maps
    1.0 - Downloaded via game host to players.
    2.0 - Downloaded from battlenet to user.

    Loggin
    1.0 - Uses CDkey used to install game, unlimited accounts could be made with that key.
    2.0 - Uses CDkey attached to your external battlenet account, all playernames link to that account does not matter.

    Achievements
    1.0 - No real achievements next to unlockable chat icons.
    2.0 - WoW, SC2 and D3 achievements can be unlocked and attached to your battlenet account for all to see.

    Map DRM
    1.0 - None what so ever, the thousands of green TDs and LoaPs prove this.
    2.0 - Handled by battlenet, preventing and possibly banning ill obtained or hacked maps and their authors.

    Ladder match clients.
    1.0 - Well I know little about this but all I know is it is rather simple.
    2.0 - Auto player matching based on the WoW principle of leagues and points within them.

    Singleplayer.
    1.0 - Could not be logged into battlenet while playing singleplayer or campaigns.
    2.0 - Able to loggin to battlenet account and then stay connected to battlenet while playing singleplayer so that you can chat with friends (well I can not confirm this but I guess it is prety obvious and certain as a lot of games have this nowdays).

    Friend system.
    1.0 - Finite friends list size, friends limited to same game as you.
    2.0 - Multi level friends list with a lose list for aquatences you meet playing and a realfriends list for proper friends which lets you keep in contact with them no mater the blizzard game they are playing.

    Chat (this probably does not affect the actual servers)
    1.0 - Text only.
    2.0 - Text with voice support.

    As you can see the server software is totally different, if not totally new and made from scratch. Yes anyone who can code C/C++ could probably reverse engineer it but that will firstly take years and secondly it is highly illegal and will result in legal action (that has happened before).
     
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    Looks like B.net made a huge step forward. But still, I'm sure that after some time hackers will still find a way to hack it.
     
  10. Dr Super Good

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    Even if they do, battlenet will take more action for a while as it will be a new game.
     
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    Yup... hmmm, I still don't have the approval to be beta-tester message. I'll be disapointed if I won't get any...
     
  12. Eccho

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    Encyclopedia dramatica crazed hackers? weird...
     
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    Instead of being sad of not receiving, be normal. And be happy if you do receive!
     
  15. Gleeful

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    Check your emails guys, a new wave of keys just went out, and I just got my second beta key :)
     
  16. RoughneckLeader

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    Woa dude, lucky! I hope I'm in the next wave, as I didn't get one.

    Hey, you don't have a use for that second one... ;) :p naw, don't have to give me it. I'm sure there are many more that are far more desperate than me; if you give it away.
     
  17. Bloody_Turds

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    @second key..
    either your really lucky, or bnet is giving out a hella lota keys, would be epic if they just let everyone play the beta ;0, i mean they made a "demo" version of warcraft 3, why not make the beta the demo and save a lota work..
     
  18. ACdestinydream

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    u must be lost in ur own dimension lol. bnet gave keys to beta to test different com specs and how will they work, not to download it in some stupid website then play it in a 10min demo.
     
  19. SasuhKun

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    Now not only my account ins't active, they banned it or whatever. I just can't login in it anymore. Jerks.
     
  20. Warhunter

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    Aww.. you're soo lucky! I would be moore then happy to get 1 beta key..
    I almost think I whon't get into the beta. :p
     
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