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LuckyBoy1
05-24-2004, 10:11 PM
Others have reported mysterious editing of their conf.ini files. Mine suddenly came up missing a couple of lines that would kick cheaters when I was hosting. What gives here? Any ideas from anyone without some kind of pork in their name?

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LuckyBoy1
05-24-2004, 10:11 PM
Others have reported mysterious editing of their conf.ini files. Mine suddenly came up missing a couple of lines that would kick cheaters when I was hosting. What gives here? Any ideas from anyone without some kind of pork in their name?

Solutions for internet security & spyware problems... http://www.geocities.com/callingelvis911/s_s.html

Luckyboy = Senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11 & Contributing Editor to Complete Users magazine.

SithSpeeder
05-24-2004, 10:31 PM
Did this, by chance, occur right after doing the install of the patch?

I heard someone saying earlier on the boards that other things got seemingly changed in their .ini files after the patch install (trees and/or water settings, etc).

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SodBuster43
05-24-2004, 10:32 PM
I don't know about this one but a while back I was into hosting maps (under a different screen name) and had some rather odd / frustrating experiences with my PC becoming really messed up.

On one occasion there were two players on my server. One claimed to be a female Russian player. This player said they would be back in a few minutes and she (or he) remained idle for quite some time. My PC then locked up and when I went to restart my PC it would not boot due to some now absent system files.

On other occasions various other things went wrong with my PC while hosting requiring me to shut down. Upon restarting, things were just not right.

On all of these occasions, rather than spending lots of waisted time trying to figure out how to fix the problems, I simply reformatted and reinstalled windows. Of course this ties up the PC for a while so I simply let windows install run and found something else to do other than twiddle my fingers.

After this was done my PC ran just fine until the next mysterious episode. Also my firewall is always up so who knows what happened. I finally just gave up hosting until Ace Expansion Pack came out.

One more thing, my PC seems to run just fine and is very stable until I run the gauntlet and play or host online games for a while.

[This message was edited by SodBuster43 on Mon May 24 2004 at 09:50 PM.]

lil_labbit
05-24-2004, 10:42 PM
Try this :
Disconnect the internet
Change the config.ini (like Forest= values).
Run FB
I saw no change...
I checked config.ini and whaddayaknow... it got reset...
FB ITSELF changes config.ini...
SINCE V2.01
So... I changed it again but then made it read-only
Then the values stayed...

So - make it R/O http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif - there's no problem with that
Untill you forget to make it R/W with the next patch http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Hawg-dawg
05-24-2004, 11:33 PM
Any thing can be hacked, just ask these guys
http://progsystem.free.fr/greatesthackers.htm

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SKY_BOSS
05-24-2004, 11:48 PM
If your online you can be hack't. If your a host your damn right somebody can target you. They have your ip dont they. YES

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lil_labbit
05-25-2004, 12:06 AM
You got hacked the moment you installed Windows...

http://www.xp-antispy.org/

LOL
And I agree NO system is fully protected - it is until a smarter guy comes along - and they do...

Still an IP address is NOT enough... lol
Try me : 213.51.246.219 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif but don't mess up my system pls - and beware for the tar-pit
I might get you before you get me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If you do you are AT YOUR OWN RISK http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

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Hawg-dawg
05-25-2004, 12:12 AM
Theoredicly you could be hacked through ground..........tesla coil

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