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Discussion in 'City of Abandoned Ships Mods' started by Luke159, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. TCO 006

    TCO 006 Sailor Apprentice

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    hey everyone, I'm back again to playing GOF, and it's all good and nice, but how do I change my deafult sailing (distant) camera? I think last year or so I found some file that edits that camera to be closer to the hull of ship, and not over sails. Does anyone have link to that file?
     
  2. TCO 006

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    I'm playing as a trader with lugger with all GOF "realistic" trade settings, and it's very unbalanced. How it's possible that you earn much more by working directly for traders (shopkeepers) than buying and selling same good (with all appropriate perks) on your own? And how it is possible that trading gold and silver is much less profitable than trading food and rum, or even much heavier iron and copper? Food trade route gives me about 10k money while silver 3 times less. I know reasons are in weight and lower price, but is it really realistic that gold and silver are worth nothing in comparison to other goods?
     
  3. Oldtimer

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    Hi all,

    dl`ed latest ver. of GOF and Norton detected Trojan.Gen in dvm.dll file. Could this be a false positive?

    Rgds, Oldtimer
     
  4. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Isn't that the file that controls the No-CD patch for CoAS?
     
  5. Oldtimer

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    Hi Pieter,

    sry, but I don`t know anything abt. the function of that file. Reason I`m asking here is that I created an account with Buccaneers Reef but can`t confirm it.

    Rgds, Oldtimer
     
  6. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    If there is one thing I really DON'T care about, it is that particular site.
    It's a scary place.

    I don't know what "latest version of GoF" you are referring to.
    There have been a gazillion versions, some of which are GoF "in name only", but are not actually related to PiratesAhoy!
    So you'll need to be more specific version of what version you mean.

    No-CD cracks are not all equally safe; can't say I'd be surprised if there is something unsafe in there.
     
  7. ChezJfrey

    ChezJfrey Sailor Storm Modder

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    Give me a flippin' break. I think you need to just let it go, seriously. The site is hosted by GoDaddy and is simply a WordPress plugin site. I am there nearly every day and in fact, probably the sole largest presence, besides another that does ship modeling. I work in IT and have not a single virus from anything on that site. The only danger there, is if one were to read my posts about my trials/tribulations curing some of the back-end flaws...especially my extensive diatribes where I investigated a possible replacement for malloc (that was probably unwise as I'm sure many tears of boredom were shed by any readers). Tangent: I abandoned that after finding LAA was not supported by Lea's old work, and simply upgrading to VS 2012 and the newer MS Win SDK was an easier and suitable solution.

    At risk of repetitiveness, just let the scaremongering go.

    @Oldtimer if worried about that .dvm and/or the .exe and .dll files, all version of GOF run the stock AoP2 City of Abandoned Ships' executables, so you can simply delete the start.exe and modules/*.dll files from the download and simply copy in AoP2 start.exe and .dll files in the modules folder. You can also use these:

    ERAS, GOF & AoP COAS Files: https://mega.nz/#F!WtMDgRxK!hbeUg86kGLlQAqvWRNwTqg


    AOP2.Patch. = patch files for vanilla COAS with fixes
    GOF1.2Patch = patch files for GOF 1.2 with fixes
    ERAS.Patch.zip = patch files for ERAS
    AoPTest.zip = Our source compiled vanilla COAS in DirectX 8
    AoPTestDX9.zip = Our source compiled vanilla COAS in DirectX 9
    GOF1.2Test.zip = Our source compiled GOF 1.2 in DirectX 8
    GOF1.2TestDX9.zip = Our source compiled GOF 1.2 in DirectX 9
    ERAS2Test.zip = Our source compiled ERAS in DirectX 8
    ERAS2TestDX9.zip = Our source compiled ERAS in DirectX 9
    GOF2.5SModTestDX9.zip = Our source compiled GOF 2.5 in DirectX 9
    GOF2TestDX9.zip = Our source compiled GOF 2 in DirectX 9
     
  8. Pieter Boelen

    Pieter Boelen (Not So) Old Seadog Staff Member Administrator Storm Modder Hearts of Oak Donator

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    I said I personally do not care about that place, which is true.
    And if you want to know why I call it "scary", it is because the people there tend to come back here to troll.
    Which is unfortunately very true.

    Whatever happens there can STAY there.
    I refuse to have anything to do with it. :no
     
  9. Hylie Pistof

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    That dvm.dll is the nodvd crack for coas. It is Russian so of course it has something there, but it has been benign as far as I can tell. I used it for years.

    Dropbox has informed me that they will stop supporting the Public dropbox beginning in April. This is of no concern as MK the Russian Knight has had it under almost continuous ddos attack for years. If anyone wants any of that content they will need to PM me, but there is nothing there that is not already stored elsewhere.
     
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  10. ChezJfrey

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    LOL, a single person launching a DDOS attack? This demonstration of knowledge is as stunning as that other user here I used to see warning of a need to defrag because a downloaded file was fragmented, meaning the file was uploaded from a fragmented machine, so it stays that way, fragmented on the host server...never mind the fact that it is the local OS that determines where to place things on a disk...it is uploaded and downloaded as individual bits, so when it is uploaded, no matter how fragmented the user's laptop/desktop drive is; it is then the server's OS that will store the file on its own disks, that may/may not be fragmented, but that has nothing to do with where it came from, or how fragmented the uploader's file system might be. Then when downloaded, again they are sent as individual bits and YOUR OS determines again where to place them on disk. So if the downloaded file is fragmented, it is because your disk is already fragmented, and has nothing to do with the fragmentation of where it might have come from. Anyway, I digress.

    DDOS...here's a succinct explanation: How to Launch a 65Gbps DDoS, and How to Stop One

    A single user is constrained by the bps of their own, single connection and at best, might be able to perform 1Gbps, but a typical home user will be around 50Mbps, to some of the top tier residential fiber offerings of 500Mbps. A DDOS attack needs to be much larger to even worry about, because anything else is just typical web traffic -- over 5Gbps. To borrow a relevant quote from that linked article: "It is highly unlikely that the attacker has a single machine with a big enough Internet connection to generate that much traffic on its own." A DDOS attack typically needs a collection of 100s of machines, coordinated to attack a system; typically a collection of 100s or thousands of botnets/compromised and hacked computers across the globe that are then instructed to launch the attack against a single entity. And unless Dropbox is dedicating one machine, solely to this single set of files you mention, all of Dropbox and its users would be feeling the effect of this DDOS you claim. So no, I highly doubt this claim is even remotely true.

    Not to mention that DDOS is a U.S. federal crime, subject to imprisonment and 6 figure monetary fines as well, so if it were that simple to determine this sole person were responsible for several years of a continuous, ongoing DDOS attack against Dropbox.com, I'm pretty sure since it was so obviously this person you claim, it would be a simple matter this person would be in federal prison by now...has this happened? DDoS is a Federal Crime - BLOCKDOS

    No? Is this because the accusation is a baseless, made up story?
     
  11. Pieter Boelen

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    Are we really going to have this argument?
    Very well, I'll play ball. But just this once.
    If this message does not suffice, then a thread lock is just around the corner.

    I have not the faintest clue about the validity of those DDOS attacks, though I also have no reason to believe @Hylie Pistof would make that up.
    What definitely IS true is that there has been a lot of deliberate trolling at this forum, which very distinctly originated from MK or people affiliated with him.

    You cannot expect the people he repeatedly tried to hurt to be positive or even fully neutral to him or his forum or his mod.
    My words above were extremely mild, really. And not untrue.

    Whatever might be the case really does not matter.
    What does matter is that:
    1. We have zero intention of going out of our way to be obnoxious to "MK and co."
    2. We really DO NOT WANT to have any affiliation with him.

    It is a "live and let live" policy from our end.
    We leave him and his "fans" alone and all we wish in return is for them to do us the same courtesy.

    Truth is that, no, we are not pleased with his shenanigans; not one bit.
    But if any negativity on our forum regarding him happens to offend you, I hereby apologise.
    We are only human and occasionally something is going to slip through.
     
  12. Oldtimer

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    Hi ,

    THX to posters for info on ways to avoid possibly infected dvm.dll GOF file. In the end, I followed Pistof`s path and use the file as is. I seem to recall similar worries with SOFS and they were unfounded.

    Rgds, Oldtimer
     
  13. Hylie Pistof

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    You choose to disbelieve me? Ok fine. Try to access my folder in the Downloads section at the top of the page. You can't. You never will be able to. It has been like that for years and all that is there is POTC and COAS stuff.

    Last year one of your trolls got me to send him some files using a different account. That one too came under attack and crashed until I removed the files they were attacking. I choose not to wallow in the mud like you and have chose to ignore your childish actions. Soon enough you will no longer have anything there to attack. What will you do then?
     
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    From the sidelines I find it difficult to understand the underlying animosity that surfaces whenever topics stray towards the existence of ERAS and its support site. No doubt if I had been active at the time of the bust-up I might have more understanding - but I doubt it. Whatever - things are as they are.

    However I must say that to make assertions of anyone's involvement in any activity by mere association alone is a perilous road indeed.
     
  15. Pieter Boelen

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    I assume with "you", Hylie means "MK himself" or "members of MK's forum".
    That is how I choose to read it anyway.

    Of course "being guilty by association" is not a situation that I'd like to support on this forum.
    That being said, anyone associating with MK on purpose clearly doesn't know him the way we do.
    So for those people, I can only say this: I really truly hope that you will never find out either.

    In the meantime, I'll ask everyone to not put more oil on the fire.
    This has escalated enough as it is.
     
  16. LarryHookins

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    A DDOS attack is indeed initiated by one person, but he doesn't use his own machine in the attack. He sends a message to the hundreds of machines that are infected with his special code, and those machines do the attack. Even Steve Gibson at grc.com found out that the only thing you can do is make peace with the attackers, and Steve isn't a lightweight.

    There is something poisonous in the COAS community and it's not the base game, which is pretty good. It even spills over into the Steam forums and reviews for TEHO, and most of the negative stuff mentions mods. The TEHO tutorial doesn't help either, taking 5-10 hours or more just to get your ship the first time you play. There's a lot of hate built up there.

    It's best to concentrate on making the best game you can and ignoring everything else.

    I stopped a war in one game community by telling one side that if they quit going to the other side's forums and chats and totally ignored them, it would all go away. And it did. Eventually the other side, with no one to attack, started feeding on each other, and it wasn't pleasant to watch. Yes, I was a part of that community, not the one I gave the advice to, although I was friendly with both.

    So don't attack, don't defend beyond gently parrying the other side's thrusts and only when necessary, no hate speech, no accusations, no bad mouthing of the perceived competition. We're all modders, and that makes us alike. Make a game that you enjoy and don't worry about anyone else.

    Hook
     
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  17. Pieter Boelen

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    Official Statement of Apology
    As far as the PiratesAhoy! Site Staff is aware, @ChezJfrey is NOT related to the trolling, spamming and other attacks that we have been subjected to over the years.
    Based on this, we believe that @Hylie Pistof's wording as directed towards ChezJfrey in post 1513 above is NOT warranted.

    Therefore we apologize on Hylie Pistof's behalf for those words. They were unfair and uncalled for and we believe ChezJfrey is innocent in all this.
    We hope he is willing to accept this official apology and will not hold Hylie's words against the rest of the PiratesAhoy! Community.
     
  18. LarryHookins

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    @Pieter Boelen forgot to mention: @Hylie Pistof is still one of the good guys and is still a respected member of the community.

    Yeah, we all reach a point where we say things we wouldn't normally say. Doubly so if people blow off your valid concerns. I occasionally post things that later I wish I'd worded better, or maybe not posted at all. It's all the same in the end though, and most everything is forgotten quickly.

    We're all friends here, and all on the same side.

    Hook
     
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  19. Pieter Boelen

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    Absolutely! :cheers
     
  20. Hylie Pistof

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    What I meant in that statement was: you people. As in that group. The group that has made my downloads inaccessible for 3 years due to constant attacks.

    My original statement was a way to say that any content I still have will no longer be publicly available after April when Dropbox cuts that service. Then came the personal attack. My words that some find offensive came after that personal attack. By the bye, it doesn't take much to take down a Dropbox account. I have accidentally done it meself.

    Oh, I just tried POTC again as I just got a 1440P monitor, and it runs just fine at 2560 x 1440 with great frame rates.
     
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