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by EntropicLqd
11 Mar 2011 11:45
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Define a good sport!
Replies: 39
Views: 10631

Re: Define a good sport!

...I hope you understand my position.... I do. And I'm glad that you are looking at it from a perspective of introducing the possibility of error rather than simply making things "random". I don't envy you the task of trying to make it all work though. Many years ago I use to play Quake during lunc...
by EntropicLqd
09 Mar 2011 12:51
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Define a good sport!
Replies: 39
Views: 10631

Re: Define a good sport!

Adding additional chaotic elements into TrackMania as it stands would mean that the current SP ladder would become a brute-force “I’ve got more coppers than you” challenge. Basically the winners would be those people who were prepared to spend their coppers on an official time just to get that “gol...
by EntropicLqd
09 Mar 2011 10:45
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Define a good sport!
Replies: 39
Views: 10631

Re: Define a good sport!

I totally didn’t intend to get drawn into this discussion; but it’s an interesting topic to discuss. It seems to me that Florent wants to increase the uncertainty in any given TrackMania race to make it much less predictable. The basis for this seems to be the belief that if the “lesser” player can ...
by EntropicLqd
11 Sep 2010 09:24
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Sound dropping out intermittently
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: Sound dropping out intermittently

OK, thought it would be worth putting out an update on this since I have a work around. Basically, if I set my speaker settings to headphones instead of 5.1 surround sound then I will consistently get all of the sounds in the game. Which is nice. But I do miss being able to use all of my speakers. N...
by EntropicLqd
05 Jun 2010 10:34
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Transferring TMUF to Steam
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Transferring TMUF to Steam

You can set TM-United up as a non-STEAM game. If you then start the game through steam then you still have access to the STEAM overlay for friends lists and stuff. It used to be prone to crashing but more recent updatedto STEAM (and possibly the Star Track update to TM) seems to have made the whole ...
by EntropicLqd
17 May 2010 17:10
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Sound dropping out intermittently
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Sound dropping out intermittently

Hey all, Since the Star Track patch to TM-UF every now and then the sound will drop out. Sometimes it's all of the sound, other times it's just the engine noise, or just the skid sounds. Weirdly, when the engine sound drops out I can still hear the engine noise from other cars. I'm running XP-Pro SP...
by EntropicLqd
27 Apr 2010 18:28
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Considering Ubisoft's failure to announce the abandonment of the DRM and RUSE's delay to November suggests to me that Ubisoft is retooling their DRM. The problem won't be solved by cracks either. You are correct. Current plans include executing parts of the game on the DRM server. This means that a...
by EntropicLqd
25 Apr 2010 19:12
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

well LOL, for that particular link i'd get kicked off the forum.. rightfully so :wink: let's just say: the DRM system has finally been killed. I presume youare talking about the fact that the Ubisoft DRM has been cracked (at least in part). Having DRM that's been cracked doesn't mean that the DRM i...
by EntropicLqd
23 Apr 2010 12:00
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

TStarGermany wrote:well since the evening of april 21st, the DRM topic has become obsolete and probably won't bother us again in the near future :gobananas:
Why? Link please.
by EntropicLqd
19 Apr 2010 18:20
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

..i have stated my opposition to no offline mode to nadeo and also the ubisoft , there is not much more a man can do really... The only thing that you can do is not buy the game. And not pirate it either. There's nothing that annoys me more than seeing people post, "I'm not buying this game because...
by EntropicLqd
13 Apr 2010 16:26
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

I wonder if any of you guys saw this article a while back: http://www.tweakguides.com/Piracy_1.html It's not a perfect article, but it's still one of the more balanced views on the impact of software piracy you can find. Edit: And if Ubi hasn't dropped their absurd DRM by the time TM ships I'll neve...
by EntropicLqd
28 Jan 2010 18:00
Forum: TrackMania 2 Talk
Topic: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?
Replies: 111
Views: 22840

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

I saw this a few days ago. Any system that requires you to be connected to the Internet just to play the game is simply a "non-purchase" for me. STEAM can be pretty inconvenient with their on-line activations; but even they let you have an off-line mode. And I absoloutely refuse to use their "STEAM ...
by EntropicLqd
09 Oct 2009 19:46
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: Ubisoft buys Nadeo
Replies: 43
Views: 8028

Re: Ubisoft buys Nadeo

Just out of interest, has Nadeo been suprised about the negativity towards Ubisoft?

I must admit, if I was from Ubisoft this thread would make for some slightly uncomfortable reading.
by EntropicLqd
06 Oct 2009 17:33
Forum: Trackmania Talk
Topic: Ubisoft buys Nadeo
Replies: 43
Views: 8028

Re: Ubisoft buys Nadeo

Wow. I really hope it works out for you guys and that Ubisoft still give you plenty of creative control over TM. I can see the benefits. Ubisfot have a huge marketing budget, and could really take the TM series to the next level (how about using some of their development dollars to push for cross-pl...
by EntropicLqd
04 Oct 2009 09:54
Forum: Trackmania United Forever Talk
Topic: What I think of the people who designed TM forever
Replies: 11
Views: 1954

Re: What I think of the people who designed TM forever

...all I really wanted to do was complete TM forever.... What do you mean by complete? Is complete all of the brozne, silver, gold or nadeo medals? My only advice is to keep practicing. I've got gold medals on all of the tracks except the very final Nations track (which takes about an hour). It can...