Autor: Fred.cpp

New Downloads Section

For some time I have provided download links for most of my FEAR Mods, maps and other tools, but haven’t had a chance to build a single catalog to get them. I wanted to build one, but haven’t had a chance, so I started building one some time ago. As usual I had to stop, but now looks like It’s almost ready, so I will start uploading there most of my stuff.

It Is still under development, and I will need to make It update Itself for the future, but well, It’s here anyway. 


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Why do you persist?

I’ve been spending a lot of time on something has little impact on the world. Fixing a 12 eyars old game issues related to hacking.

It has so many spaces for hacking, that sometimes It feels It won’t end. evenmore, maybe my attempts to fix It are fueling gmz to create more hacks; I could say I don’t understand why he does It, but I kinda get It. Somehow I feel similar, I think.

Would It be something like this, gmz?

– Why, why? Why do you do it? Why, why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting… for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although… only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?

– Because I choose to.

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Hackers, bans and missunderstandings

In the previous days we have had several events of hacking, false positives and missunderstandings about what SEC2 does, what doesn’t do, and who should be in trouble.
First of all, from SEC2 Readme:

SEC2 is a community maintained server patch for F.E.A.R. Dedicated Server v1.08 (Win32/Linux) that offers new features and improved security.
The concept is based on the original SEC server patch (created by Sinew), but the code has been re-written entirely from scratch based on the F.E.A.R v1.08 SDK.

So, It is NOT based on the original SEC.
It doesn’t «lag» servers or players; because doesn’t add high number of processing to the stock game; It just fixes the logic errors left behind by the original developers, that are actively used by hack makers to exploit possible effects to Servers and players.

With the latest SEC2 2.0.5 Alpha 7 (Yeah, is alpha, not beta, because after beta 2 (mostly stable version), we are pushing this unstable for experimental testing), we experienced again false positives; It was somewhat expected, since we needed to test the logic used to catch some of the most exotic features of the actively on the wild hacks.

This is not new. In the past we have had experienced this. I don’t think I need to explain this, but getting a Ban doesn’t always mean someone is hacking. It can be a false positive, like now.
Also, there are some hack users (I refuse to call them hackers, because that’s not what a hacker is), that use other players names. It can be anyone’s name.

So, what I mean is some name being hacked doesn’t mean they are hack users.
Evenmore, some lag events are reported as hacks; like floating players, missing change weapon events, and some others.

So please before calling someone a hacker, please understand we are still working on the antihack features. This is bad, because we have these incidents; but, on the other hand, I think It’s great to have the possibility to work on the antihack of a 12 years old game!


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Rayuela y TOC

¿Qué tan grande tiene que ser el descaro de alguien, para llamar a la mitad de un libro «Capítulos prescindibles»? Cuando bien sabes que estamos aquellos que necesitamos digerir de cabo a rabo las cosas.  Los que nos quedamos a ver los créditos en las películas, los que necesitamos terminarnos la sopa y el guisado aún cuando estamos satisfechos, por el simple hecho de no dejar las cosas a medias.

Lo peor, es que ahora soy consciente de esas cosas que me estoy perdiendo al leer el libro de forma lineal y siento la necesidad de leerlo en el orden alternativo, mientras siento que al menos hay un orden más escondido, esperando ser descubierto. O tal vez ni siquiera tiene un orden; es como un recuerdo, que bien puedes comenzar por el final, por en medio, pero rara vez comienza en el principio.

Tal vez Julio, ésta es tu forma de reírte de nosotros los que desesperadamente le buscamos un sentido a las cosas, un orden, una historia, donde lo que hay es arte; no arte del que es todo felicidad, sino del que es sensación, del que es, solamente es.

No me alcanza el café ni las palabras. tendré que guardarme el rencor y el agradecimiento, porque ya no estás para leer; tal vez así lo querías. ¿Qué se yo?

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