Sonic 2 HD

Discussion in 'Fangaming Discussion' started by Canned Karma, Mar 28, 2012.

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  1. LordOfSquad

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    Holy loly. Good thing I never got around to trying this out.

    This is ridiculous. Someone is gonna have to come out and do some MAJOR PR work, pronto.
     
  2. sebmal

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    Welp, fun project while it lasted. Have fun coming back from this.
     
  3. Guess Who

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    Regarding the keylogger: we've been tipped off by a commenter on the front page that S2HD creates registry hooks and monitors keyboard input in any window that has focus while the game is running. I personally really doubt the key monitoring behavior is designed to steal your information or anything (probably just sloppy input code), but be wary.
     
  4. jman2050

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    If it's sloppy input code, that's even worse. At least malicious intent would indicate a level of competency rather than none at all.
     
  5. This is fucking pathetic. Fucking. Pathetic.
     
  6. For the first time ever, I consider myself glad to have not touched a Sonic fangame.

    Way to go, L0st. You've perhaps made the biggest fangaming epic fail in history.
     
  7. Indigo Rush

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    Welp, I deleted everything. I suppose that's what I get for jumping right the heck into a fangame before thinking it through. A keylogger? Really?
     
  8. I had no problem with S2HD, but now I do. This is disgusting. Saying it was no longer a community project despite the fact that it was started as one? Okay, dick more. DRM? A little over the top, a keylogger? No. Just no. This project needs to die. 3 strikes, you're out!
     
  9. OKei

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    So this makes it two major Retro members falling from grace this year?
     
  10. Hamneggs

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    Keep the art (minus the shitty Sonic looking-up/down),
    keep the music, kill off LOst,
    find a veteran programmer who knows their way around the Sonic Physics Guide.

    Hell, give it all to Synergy. He knew his stuff it seemed.

    Or inquire about the nitty-gritty of using the Retro Engine.
     
  11. Yeah, um, I'd like to remind people that this keylogger shit is probably LOst's fault, and doesn't necessarily reflect the desires of the rest of the Sonic 2 HD team. While letting him essentially hold the project hostage for DRM was a HUGE mistake, they don't deserve to be lambasted for the irrational actions of one extremely paranoid man.

    I sent Canned Karma a link to the article announcing the keylogger, and how to clean up the residues of Sonic 2 HD. His profile says he was on last night, so hopefully he'll come by and announce something soon.
     
  12. jman2050

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    I'm pretty sure most people closely following this project knew this was LOst's handiwork without question.
     
  13. Lanzer

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    Wow glad I never got it working. Guessing this was also LOst's brilliant idea?...

    What the hell man, just what the actual hell?
     
  14. TheGreen1

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    Eh, SS posted it up on Twitter so that people know that S2HD has a (possible) keylogger. I'm sure that will do great for S2HD's stellar reputation.
     
  15. Rockman Zero

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    It's only LOst's fault. Don't blame the other members.

    Good grief. This is strike two. What's next? Was the keylogger programmed so you could take revenge on the Sonic Community? Or was it merely crappy programming?
     
  16. Chibs

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    This project always seemed terribly managed, so this on top of it all is just hilarious.

    vvv e: sup cutie vvv
     
  17. sebmal

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    Yeah no everyone here knows it was LOst but try explaining this whole situation to the tons of people who probably downloaded it when they saw the Joystiq article or something.

    ^^^ e: heya buddy ^^^
     
  18. Vinchenz

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    What the flying fucking fuck? That's incredibly bullshit. Why in the fucking world would you need a keylogger? TO SEE IF SOMEONE IS HACKING YOUR GAME IN REALTIME!?!?!? OH NOEZ MY CODDEEEZZ

    Jesus fucking Christ...

    He was messing with the registry, which you CAN'T do by writing shitty code. He knew what he was doing in that situation.

    I would NEVER want to get anywhere near the registry. A professional game shouldn't ever even need to mess with the registry, let alone a fan game!
     
  19. Hamneggs

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    Maybe it was his sketchy-ass way of getting some decent input response times. No matter what, this game was LEAGUES ahead of any Unity-based fangame.
     
  20. jman2050

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    There are some legitimate uses of the registry for a professional product, especially in newer versions of Windows. That's what it's there for after all.

    This, obviously, is not one of them.
     
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