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The answer is in the name: "fanboy". There are fans and there are fan-boys but there aren't any fan-men. It is a matter of maturity and perspective.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 20, 2017 10:46 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
Net neutrality day was created to defend against fcc from taking back more recent legislation regarding classification of the internet. Thing is the fcc isnt getting rid of net neutrality, but dont worry about that because the people who created it dont want you knowing this. instead they want you to believe that there wont be net neutrality. (fact is thats wrong)
You are an idiot. the FCC's plans to reclassify the Internet as an information service provider instead of as a public utility as per the Obama administration will no longer allow the enforcement of the principals of net neutrality and make them completely voluntary.

Pai's argument is that "The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get." is manifestly and proven untrue when it come to monopolies.

Reclassifying the internet removes the legal remedies for when companies like Comcast and Verizon purposely interfere with data packets they don't like. Which they did and were sued for and lost that precipitated the legal battle and net neutrality fight.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 19, 2017 10:01 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: UnevenElefant5
Ending net neutrality means poorer people will be priced out of a free and open internet, [...]
To be more exact: Ending net neutrality means ending an open internet. {period}

For those who still don't get it, without net neutrality it would be like every town, state or private company putting up toll booths on all the roads and charging extra to anyone who passes and more for those who want to drive faster.
Edited by Dennis on Jul 19, 2017 at 10:02 PM

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 14, 2017 10:06 AM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
You already have a deal with an ISP and most likely you would not have to negotiate with each ISP, instead that would be on the ISPs to negotiate among themselves.
You don't get it at all. My network is connected to the AT&T backbone that is who I pay for service. Without net neutrality I would not only have to pay for my connection with AT&T but also make deals with verizon, comcast, time warner and every small ISP that wanted to charge extra to put my data in their fast lane. Since the decision of who or what goes into the fast lane is content specific made by each local ISP my provider could not negotiate for me and if that was the case then my costs would increase to pay for that service.

Net neutrality prevents the ISP from putting their thumb on the scales of competition by insuring that all data gets treated equally. It prevents them from arbitrarily picking winners and losers or censoring the net in favor of their own content.

Halo CE General Discussion » Today is Net Neutrality Day Jul 13, 2017 11:03 PM (Total replies: 35)

Quote: --- Original message by: il Duce Primo
I know that net neutrality does not support people who invest in the infrastructure that create the internet.
Rubbish. Just like open access laws didn't support the people that built the voice network or the cellular network. And yes that was sarcasm. Monopolistic industries need to be regulated to prevent artificially introduced stagnation and innovation of the technology in favor of money.

Could the ISP's make more money without net neutrality? You bet, but it would be at a cost to the greater good. Without net neutrality you could see $5.00 a month extra to play games over the net or extra to access netflix and hulu then another extra for amazon and Yahoo. Companies like Verizon, who owns AOL & Huffington Post could slow competing news organizations sites in favor of their own.

Without Net neutrality small providers like me would be at a great disadvantage since I would have to make deals with each ISP to either carry or place my data in the fast lane so I could compete.

Net neutrality is required.

Edited by Dennis on Jul 14, 2017 at 12:28 AM

Halo CE General Discussion » Hosting CE Server through NAT'd firewall Jun 17, 2017 10:20 PM (Total replies: 8)

Quote: --- Original message by: abzstrak
I have yet to find someone confirming that it works ok through NAT with just those two ports on 1.0.10....
It works. I have done it. I Have used Netgear, Linksys and Dlink routers and been able to host games. In all cases the outside of those devices had an external (routable) IP and the inside non-routable private networks. Is there a router or cable modem in front of the pfsense appliance? The pfsense device appears to be a firewall not a router. Is the WAN port connected directly to the Internet? Is there a router behind the pfsense device or just a switch? If you have opened the firewall then some other device is most likely blocking the ports.

Halo CE General Discussion » Hosting CE Server through NAT'd firewall Jun 10, 2017 05:23 PM (Total replies: 8)

Quote: --- Original message by: abzstrak
I got annoyed and finally forwarded ports 1-65535 to the box, still didn't work....
I know it seems basic but Be sure you are forwarding to the correct IP for the server box and that the Windows firewall allows it. Also what router are you using and is there a separate cable/DSL modem in front of it that may be blocking inbound traffic?

Halo CE General Discussion » Hosting CE Server through NAT'd firewall Jun 8, 2017 03:54 PM (Total replies: 8)

Quote: --- Original message by: abzstrak

Anyone have any tips? Ports 2302/2303 don't seem to be sufficient. The server shows in the list, but no ping is listed and no one can join

If you are running the dedicated server on the same box as the client then you will have port conflicts since the default settings for both will try to use 2302. You can use the "-port" command line to select a different port for the dedicated server to run on. For example: "haloceded.exe -exec {drive:}\{path}\init.txt -path {drive:}\{path}\variants -port 2322"

Then in your router port forward that port 2322 (or whatever you select) for inbound traffic to the (internal) IP of pc you are hosting the server on. Select both TCP and UDP for forwarding since the server uses UDP for the game and TCP for connecting to server masters.

Dedicated Server Command Line arguments


Quote: --- Original message by: PRPatxi
So Dennis, what have you been up to lately? For the past 4-5 years we barely see you.
Attending to out of state family members with irreversible long term illness.


I have finally updated the Youtube API so you can now add new videos to the Halo Custom Edition Videos website.

I have been adding some but I am sure there are quite a few more available that I have missed.

you just use the "share" link from YouTube to add your video to the list. let me know if you find andy issues.

Dennis

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 20, 2017 09:10 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: DeadHamster
Quote: --- Original message by: Dennis
Quote: --- Original message by: Jesse
Dennis has been clear that he doesn't make any profit from this site. If anything, he pours cash into it out of love.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it "love", but the rest is accurate.


You should work with Sparky to turn the Halo Maps archive into a profit generator. He seems to have this pretty well figured out, there's apparently quite the payout in distribution of assets for a game engine older than some of the site's posters.

Sarcasm for the win!

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 18, 2017 07:37 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Jesse
Dennis has been clear that he doesn't make any profit from this site. If anything, he pours cash into it out of love.
I wouldn't go so far as to call it "love", but the rest is accurate.

Halo CE General Discussion » Introducing a new map team! May 17, 2017 10:34 AM (Total replies: 7)

this was inevitable. locked

Halo CE General Discussion » Final Dreamweb Release May 12, 2017 02:39 PM (Total replies: 53)

Quote: --- Original message by: not m00kz
I swear my posts are disappearing
That can happen when you rely on memes instead of the written language.


Quote: --- Original message by: Super Flanker
AHA! And megasean says I'm bad!

:V
You are one of the offenders and now have been privately and publicly warned.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 11, 2017 08:56 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky
And by extension, Dennis works -- or used to work -- to develop this forum. Has Microsoft sued him for placing ads on his web site to earn money? He is by extension making money off of the copyrighted software, just as programmers or anyone else currently doing pro bono work would be making money by extension off of the copyrighted software by making money off of their own work.
This statement shows you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. False equivalencies will not prevent you from being sued if you attempt to sell the Halo game.


Quote: --- Original message by: StormUndBlackbird
Did it violate some kind of site policy that I missed?
Yes. Not the subject but the posting of partial nudity by various users including the originator.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 6, 2017 09:26 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: sparky

The software itself has nothing to do with Microsoft, despite the EULA stating that copyright for the HEK is Microsoft's [...]


This is the single dumbest thing I have read all week which is saying something considering who is in the white house. Microsoft holds the copyright to the HEK and all Halo intellectual property regardless of who actually developed it.

If you are so sure of yourself just write a letter to Microsoft outlining your business plan.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 5, 2017 05:19 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Caesar
Sparky has the rights to do this.
Incorrect.

You can't rent an apartment fix the holes in the walls paint it then sell it to to someone else. Which is essentially what he wants to do. You license software you don't own it.

Halo CE General Discussion » Money May 5, 2017 12:23 PM (Total replies: 121)

Quote: --- Original message by: Twinreaper
Actually this thread does the raise the question about where Microsoft actually stands on the issue,
It doesn't. Microsoft owns the intellectual property rights to the Halo franchise. They are very clear in their intentions about the product as indicated in their EULA and usage guides and statements. In the past they have issued very public cease and desist orders on fan made content and have a history of protecting their property rights. They are actually very liberal about fan made products but you cannot start a business to sell their intellectual property rights or the Halo game no matter how much you may quibble or prevaricate in this forum.
Edited by Dennis on May 5, 2017 at 12:25 PM


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