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  • Linux Game Publishing domain sites "down" because of ISP woes...

    It appears that the previous ISP raised the rates on the service and LGP decided to change providers from them to BT, based on relatively (Compared to the rate hike the other ISP was charging...) cheaper rates and the promise of 24-hour or less activation time having been given to them at the main location. Unfortunately, it seems BT, over promised and severely under delivered on it and they're stuck, ISP-less right at the moment as BT flails about trying to get it's act together on the matter.

    It's my understanding that everyone in the UK offices are trying to get a backup plan up and going, but it's taking considerably longer than planned to get it all lit.

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    Will a hosting provider work in the meantime? and/or putting the domain on a forwarding link?

    Thanks for the update Svartalf, I know I was starting to get concerned.

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    • #3
      They could try to put something on freehostia. hehe...

      But to be serious for a moment, thanks for the info and hopefully LGP fixes it up.

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      • #4
        Sadly enough, the latest X3 beta time-bombs today.
        No LGP sites and mailing lists, no X3 update.
        ... and no X3 for me *

        - Gilboa
        * My wife wants to thank the powers to be for downing the X3 beta
        DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
        SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
        BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
        LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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        • #5
          Good thing LGP's online content protection scheme isn't live yet...
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            Good thing LGP's online content protection scheme isn't live yet...
            Heh... Indeed. Unfortunately, I don't know if you can get all the AAA players to sign off on porting deals without something like this in place.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Michael View Post
              Good thing LGP's online content protection scheme isn't live yet...
              In some other thread, a guy who said he was a beta tester for Sacred Gold said the game worked while LGP was down, so maybe it's not THAT bad.
              But seriously, I thought that such a mess is only possible in my country with our Telco monopoly

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              • #8
                Originally posted by krzta View Post
                In some other thread, a guy who said he was a beta tester for Sacred Gold said the game worked while LGP was down, so maybe it's not THAT bad.
                Yeah.

                X3 beta still works for me, even though I've passed the beta time-bomb limit. I wonder if LGP implemented a time-bomb kill switch.

                - Gilboa
                Last edited by gilboa; 08-13-2008, 02:31 AM.
                DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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                • #9
                  Spoke too soon; Beta expired
                  Beyond that, I cannot even access LGP's temporary front page ("we are not dead; we are just pining for fjords...")
                  I assume that Tuxgames/LGP have being moved to the new ISP?

                  - Gilboa
                  DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                  SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                  BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                  LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah... I think I read somewhere that it sort of "cached" your time offline but eventually you have to go online.

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                    • #11
                      To be honest, (I'd venture and guess that) this problem could be circumvented by building a new libc (with a hand modified gettimeofday) and preload it before X3 starts.

                      ... But hopefully LGP will resume normal operation before my X3 addiction kicks in

                      - Gilboa
                      DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                      SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                      BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                      LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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                      • #12
                        Well, depends on how you see it. LGP surely does not see it as a "problem".

                        I wonder how long it takes before hackers get through this one. All those dumps on strace and stuff are going to make things easier for them.

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                        • #13
                          I should clarify that X3 doesn't include the copy protection (at last as far as I know) and I'm only talking about keeping my -legit- copy of X3-beta alive, for testing reasons (of-course!) until the next beta is out.

                          - Gilboa
                          DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                          SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                          BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                          LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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                          • #14
                            P.S. www.linuxgamepublishing.com is up! Rejoice!

                            - Gilboa
                            DEV: Intel S2600C0, 2xE52658V2, 32GB, 4x2TB + 2x3TB, GTX780, F21/x86_64, Dell U2711.
                            SRV: Intel S5520SC, 2xX5680, 36GB, 4x2TB, GTX550, F21/x86_64, Dell U2412..
                            BACK: Tyan Tempest i5400XT, 2xE5335, 8GB, 3x1.5TB, 9800GTX, F21/x86-64.
                            LAP: ASUS N56VJ, i7-3630QM, 16GB, 1TB, 635M, F21/x86_64.

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                            • #15
                              If they don't have a new beta ready, the site being up or down won't make a difference... it is a beta after all & if they have all the feedback they need for that version of the beta, it wouldn't make sense for it to not expire.

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