Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Discuss anticipation, facts and video's of the newly announced Trackmania 2 game!

Moderators: Alinoa, TM-Patrol

tcq
speedy pilot
speedy pilot
Posts: 380
Joined: 05 Apr 2007 08:09
Location: Germany

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by tcq » 28 Feb 2010 13:20

Dunno if this is true, but i found this one here.
Trackmania 2 for PC will feature innovative content purchasing options
Source http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/52982 ... More-Often
Regarding Trackmania 2, Guillemot noted that that Nadeo's 2010-due over-the-top racing game sequel will have "both an offline and online purchasing model."
Source http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/62296

Steelworks
wheelbarrow operator
wheelbarrow operator
Posts: 18
Joined: 22 Feb 2008 20:21
Owned TM-games: TMU

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by Steelworks » 28 Feb 2010 21:10

Das kontroverse DRM-System von Ubisoft, bei dem ihr dauerhaft online sein müsst, um ein Spiel zu spielen (wir berichteten), wird in folgenden Titeln verwendet: Splinter Cell: Conviction , Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic , Assassin's Creed II (PC), Die Siedler 7 , Prince of Persia: Die vergessene Zeit und Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
http://www.4players.de/4players.php/spi ... isoft.html

In english: Following games will use the new DRM system: Splinter Cell: Conviction , Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic , Assassin's Creed II (PC), The Settlers 7 , Prince of Persia: forgotten Sands and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier


I hope, this list is exhaustive :D

jamie_macdonald
speed demon
speed demon
Posts: 1612
Joined: 10 Jul 2008 19:48
Owned TM-games: TMUF, TMNF, TMS
Manialink(s): ET
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by jamie_macdonald » 01 Mar 2010 10:22

As expected ... TM2 probably wont have the DRM ... now all that moaning was worth it eh guys?? :wink:

tcq
speedy pilot
speedy pilot
Posts: 380
Joined: 05 Apr 2007 08:09
Location: Germany

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by tcq » 01 Mar 2010 11:11

Was at last a nice kind of avocation :D

Xymph
Pit Crew
Pit Crew
Posts: 5719
Joined: 19 Aug 2007 12:58
Owned TM-games: TMN, TMU, TMF, TM²
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by Xymph » 01 Mar 2010 11:12

jamie_macdonald wrote:As expected ... TM2 probably wont have the DRM ... now all that moaning was worth it eh guys?
No point in cheering until it's actually released. :roll: That list is by definition not complete, because game development is an ongoing process and decisions to incorporate this draconian DRM can be made for any other game when it's closer to release. If anything, the list is merely an indication that TM2 is not close to release.
Developer of XASECO for TMF/TMN ESWC & XASECO2 for TM²: see XAseco.org
Find your way around the Mania community from the TMN ESWC hub, TMF hub, TM² hub, and SM hub

User avatar
JumperJack
speedy pilot
speedy pilot
Posts: 328
Joined: 17 Jun 2006 12:13
Owned TM-games: TMO, TMS, TMNF, TMUF

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by JumperJack » 01 Mar 2010 11:18

but at least there's still a bit of hope again. ;)

xis101
happy cruiser
happy cruiser
Posts: 154
Joined: 14 Aug 2006 01:22
Owned TM-games: TMUF
Manialink(s): gn
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by xis101 » 01 Mar 2010 13:33

tcq wrote:
Trackmania 2 for PC will feature innovative content purchasing options
Source http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/52982 ... More-Often
sounds like Downloadable Content (DLC). I hope they don´t do such crap.

v000nix
happy cruiser
happy cruiser
Posts: 138
Joined: 09 Jan 2008 19:26
Owned TM-games: TMN, TMU, TMUF
Manialink(s): v000nix, TManiacs
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by v000nix » 04 Mar 2010 11:46


metoxys
road tourist
road tourist
Posts: 86
Joined: 11 Feb 2010 22:07
Owned TM-games: O,SX,N,NF,U,UF,DS
Manialink(s): metoxys
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by metoxys » 04 Mar 2010 13:46

v000nix wrote:Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand...cracked!
http://www.infoaddict.com/ubisofts-new- ... r-25-hours
Cute, awesome^^

meto
United TMX nickname: metoxys
Online login: metoxys
Manialink: metoxyscolor>

Get Dropbox
Get TrackMania

User avatar
otmb;ripbox
swift roadking
swift roadking
Posts: 854
Joined: 12 Aug 2005 22:10
Owned TM-games: TMU, TMO, TMS
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by otmb;ripbox » 04 Mar 2010 14:00

Super sweet..... but just to go back a few steps to all those who said i don't mid, i don't care and wont even take a moment to view the link here is a quote from the site that emphasizes why we should worry
Additionally, save game files are now stored on UbiSoft servers. This new system has angered long-time fans who are rightfully pissed off that this new procedure will undermine the integrity of their game, i.e., lose Internet connection and you can’t play the game, or Ubisoft servers take a hike and you’re left holding your dick.
Image
* Core 2 Quad Q6600
* Abit IN9 32 MAX Motherboard
* 8 GB OCZ 4GB PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
* AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 x 1
* 150GB Raptor HDD
* 500GB Caviar HDD
* Vista Ultimate x64
* Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU

fng_thatoneguy
smooth traffic navigator
smooth traffic navigator
Posts: 228
Joined: 08 May 2006 18:53
Owned TM-games: TMO, TMS, TMNF, TMUF
Location: That One Place
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 04 Mar 2010 16:14

Image

User avatar
otmb;ripbox
swift roadking
swift roadking
Posts: 854
Joined: 12 Aug 2005 22:10
Owned TM-games: TMU, TMO, TMS
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by otmb;ripbox » 04 Mar 2010 18:53

fng_thatoneguy wrote:
v000nix wrote:Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand...cracked!
http://www.infoaddict.com/ubisofts-new- ... r-25-hours
:3 :roflol: :3

And my reply...
http://news.friday-night-gaming.com/201 ... tform.html
+1 :3 :roflol: :3
Image
* Core 2 Quad Q6600
* Abit IN9 32 MAX Motherboard
* 8 GB OCZ 4GB PC2-6400 nVIDIA SLI-Ready Edition (4X2GB)
* AMP! GeForce GTX 260² 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 x 1
* 150GB Raptor HDD
* 500GB Caviar HDD
* Vista Ultimate x64
* Thermaltake W0133RB 1200W PSU

User avatar
TStarGermany
speedy pilot
speedy pilot
Posts: 387
Joined: 27 Aug 2006 18:12
Owned TM-games: TMN,TMNF,TMUF
Manialink(s): creative
Location: GER
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by TStarGermany » 05 Mar 2010 09:33

well, they were literally asking for it, weren't they ?

with that much silly public relation about a new unbreakable blah-drm-whatever protection, it was obvious some old schoolers would feel urged to target this mechanism within no time.
i'm happy to see that SR, true veterans, have dealt with this issue, handing out some flying *ssdrumming within 0 days from the release.

battle stats since 1981:
crackers: x + 1 copyprotectors: 0

where x is a random number between 1 gazillion and 999 magicillion.

:1
Trackmania 2 for PC will feature innovative content purchasing options
Regarding Trackmania 2, Guillemot noted that that Nadeo's 2010-due over-the-top racing game sequel will have "both an offline and online purchasing model."
and noone really knows what "innovative content purchasing options" are.. are they planning to sell skins+tracks from the community :lol: ?
Image

metoxys
road tourist
road tourist
Posts: 86
Joined: 11 Feb 2010 22:07
Owned TM-games: O,SX,N,NF,U,UF,DS
Manialink(s): metoxys
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by metoxys » 07 Mar 2010 15:00

and noone really knows what "innovative content purchasing options" are.. are they planning to sell skins+tracks from the community :lol: ?
lol, I want buying things like tracks, skins, etc. optionally. Meaning that you can download skins for free at TM-Carpark, tracks for free at TMX, mods for free at TM-MOD, tutorials for free at TM-creative :P and have the possibility of not necessary paying.
For example: I am very unhappy because of the high price of Rumpelbube's big city stuff etc. I so want to download this cute plane model to use it in my tracks as secondary scenery but since it's too expensive for me (lol im poor :oops: )...
So that paying is an optional task like.... ugh..... donating :)
United TMX nickname: metoxys
Online login: metoxys
Manialink: metoxyscolor>

Get Dropbox
Get TrackMania

Dr. Kaputnik
cyclist
cyclist
Posts: 49
Joined: 24 Sep 2007 21:05
Owned TM-games: TMO, TMS, TMNF, TMUF

Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by Dr. Kaputnik » 07 Mar 2010 15:13

I will definitely NOT pay real money for things which I can get for free in TM, like tracks, skins, mods etc.

That might just work for new enviros.

Post Reply