This is a message board feature, which I dub "circle theory". It occurs when the thread gets so big that people can't be arsed to read the whole entire thing, and so they post questions/comments that have already been discussed. In the end we go round in circles... indefinitely.Originally posted by mrchimp
(how many times do i have to say that)
They probably have been rewriting code for about a few weeks now, I think all they really have to do is for MP and Steam, if they only had to do that, that would be great, we may get hl2 in december then, if not we probably won't see HL2 this year, this is such a big burden. I hope they release an announcement to what they are gonna have to do. :cheers:Originally posted by mekilla
Luckaly only 50% of the game was stolen, all the levels, models, animations, textures, etc... still safe. I doubt that this will help hackers if valve rewrites the code in the coming months.
Yeah thats already been posted a few times. Personally i think its a good read and happen to believe it, but obviously theres no iron clag proof.Originally posted by Jer3
I just visited #yuog0t at irc.lcirc.net and topic says "RUSH LIMBAUGH LEAKED THE HL2 SOURCE CODE!"
Note that you will be immediately kick&banned when you enter..
You may want to check out this too: http://www.gtwy.net/hl2/
Yes I know that may be total bs. I don´t even know who that guy is and I guess that neither do you.. just wanted to tell you this...
If you do find anything read this thread before you take any action:Originally posted by Jammydodger
Iv done a little bit of hacking in my time but this is well out of order, I'll have a look around all the hacking sites I know 2 see if I can get any info on the hack.
Yeah unfortunately this is a very true statement.. it is too tempting and someone will make use of the incomplete code.Originally posted by mrchimp
I have been talking to programers on IRC and they have lots of theorys on how to get a full level working with entitys useing the combine soldier A.I, I mean the code for the new hammer editor is in there so if someone compiled it and got it working you could port HL1 levels into source or make your own.
Somone will get this working, it's just too tempting for alot of people to leave alone.
I think its a combination of it being the most anticipated game of the past year, and it was done by some low life who thought it would be funny, prime examples (i'm not laying the blame) are the myfag0ts!Originally posted by MoJo|Night
I personally don't think it was my***. Whoever has done this has evaded some security and timed their hacking well and pulled off quite a coup to get the code to one of the most anticipated games ever. I Just want to know why do it?
For financial gain? No - you'll get sued into eternal bankrupcy if you tried to use the code.
Fame? No - If you let people know it was you then quite frankly I wouldn't be surprised if you wound up dead. Not a threat from me but a lot of people are anticipating this game, and not all are 100% stable.
Personal pride? - Why Valve then, surely there are more challenging targets.
Grudge? - As far as I know valve have never hurt anyone, they support the community and modders more than any other dev ever. If it was a gripe about p2p or steam then it's misfounded since it's not p2p and there is no spyware.
Competitor? - Seriously doubt it.
Ego? - Possibly but there are far better ways to boost your ego than ruining 5 years of peoples lives and completely decimating what could be the future of gaming and content.
Anarchist? - Never bought into computing anarchists, it takes quite a well structured society to make computers, it's kind of like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
I can't think of a decent reason, I really can't
(There you go Abom, in an existing thread. I can see your point but I do think that navigating a forum consisting of 4 threads all with hundreds or thousands of posts in is not easy.)
And in response to torture threads above, that isn't the answer.