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ZHaDuM
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HERE IS HOW TO BLOCK ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS... have no fear

Post by ZHaDuM » 26 May 2006 23:23

HERE IS HOW TO PREVENT THE ADVERTISING SIGNS!! very simple!! thanks to kd.lynch and the community for figuring this out quickly!!!

exit game.

find the file "icontent.cache" in your main game directory.

rename this file to "icontent.goaway"

DONE!

restart nations.

enjoy game again :)
Last edited by ZHaDuM on 27 May 2006 01:28, edited 2 times in total.

dalefan_01
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Post by dalefan_01 » 26 May 2006 23:36

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v199/ ... unk/ad.jpg Crap ad pic, also some other ad spaces are filled with this crap.

I do not have any p2p settings on to download, didn't download this ad before and I never would. Cache folder is completely empty. Didn't download any updates. Trying to play offline is as bad. Run for about 2 seconds then lag badly. This happens in every server I go in. VERY unplayable.

If this isn't fixed I'll go back to playing other games. TMN was once a good game, it's turning to a worthless waste of hard drive space now.[/img]

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Post by ZHaDuM » 26 May 2006 23:42

dale,

i dont have this nadeo virus yet, scan your game directory for new files within few hours, this should turn up the new files to delete! let me know.

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Post by dalefan_01 » 26 May 2006 23:46

Just scanned with 2 different AV programs and 2 different ad/spy ware programs. 0 infections & 0 virus.

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Post by MistaObvious » 27 May 2006 01:42

Don't rename, just delete it. It's going to be recreated every time you start the game, so you'll just end up with a ton of crap every time you do that. And BTW, it'll probably come back from time to time. Guess until they fix it it'll be a rinse, repeat procedure.

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Post by LITTLER0TT » 27 May 2006 02:15

haha...oh joy -_-
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lost my account

Post by pzil » 27 May 2006 14:21

not sure if this is related, as I had all of the above symptoms (ingame ads, game is completely unplayable for first couple seconds -- even if not online) but also when I try to login to my account it keeps saying bad password, even though it was saved and doesn't work when I re-enter it...... My account still exists because I found it in the standings.. any idea how to get it back?

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Post by Pepe*Malin » 27 May 2006 14:38

I've tride to rename it but after 2sc of game, the screen turns to black and i cannot do anything more...

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Post by ABA » 28 May 2006 01:26

Damn, I don't play TMSX for a few months and look what happens, I get some new bill board advertising,Wendy's and Castrol Motor Oil.
How did this happen?
I didn't notice these signs the last time I played the Extreme tracks in TMS.

Will I get a free Frosty at Wendy's if I mention TMSX or a free case of Castrol motor oil at the local parts store?
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Post by Skubidou » 28 May 2006 12:59

This is the dynamic ads send by the society 'Massive' recently bought by Microsoft and integretad into the game since TMO/TMSX/TMN (Since Microsoft has juste bought the society, they have perhaps intensify the ads...).

To avoid ads, simply add this lines to your hosts file (c:\WIndows\system32\drivers\etc\)

127.0.0.1 media.madserver.net
127.0.0.1 imp.madserver.net
127.0.0.1 ad.madserver.net
127.0.0.1 locate.madserver.net

This will prevent TM from contacting the massive server and download ads.

Skubidou:~

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Post by ABA » 28 May 2006 20:50

Thanks Skubidou
That got rid of them,
for now. :wink:
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Post by Zebbot » 28 May 2006 22:33

Make icontent.cache file read-only helps as well.

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Post by RavenZero » 12 Oct 2006 21:42

Woops! Against the rules! :P

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Post by Baboy » 12 Oct 2006 21:44

Not to talk about doublethread :P
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