Half life 2 source code stolen

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    so because id releases their stuff you think everyone does? that's like saying just because bmj is gay and just because I have sex with him you assume that I too am gay...wow benny stop being so gay...wow that post i just made was really gay...yay...

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    What are you, 5 years old? All I said was I thought people usually release source code. I never said I was sure. Grow up.
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    The sources that are eventually released are so old that the games aren't played anymore.

    I haven't looked at the source yet, although I will. Just imagine if the networking part was stolen. Any good coder could code a proxy server so he can run his (client side detectable) cheats on one computer and have his (checked) gaming client on another. Absolutely undetectable cheats. Happy gaming... not !
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    The SDK would have been released just like Hal Life's was, but that doesnt include the engine. As for quake, that has been out for a long time.

    And as far as buying it, i have had a preorder on my copy since the beginning of summer, was supposed to ship in september but now this crap

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    I don't know anything about steam, I've never used it and I never will. To me Steam sounds like another of Valve's great initiatives, that new protocol (name escapes me).

    But I loved half-life to death, that's all I care about.
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    I think a lot of people are making mountains out of molehills -- Valve won't be hurt commercially, because no serious company will use a stolen version of the engine as opposed to licensing. Realistically, this is not nearly as bad as pirated copies of the final game, and we all know those are inevitable once release happens. This has the engine, but not the textures, etc. that would be needed for a production version.

    About the only thing the source is good for is looking in awe at how a professional game is written.
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    The sources that are eventually released are so old that the games aren't played anymore.
    the number of people who still play quake 1-3 is impressive...

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    About the only thing the source is good for is looking in awe at how a professional game is written.
    When you look at the CS scene and how much work goes into developing cheats and anticheat tools, you will see that leaked source is about the worst that can happen to an online multiplayer game that has players waiting to build new cheats and bots...
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    The source code is also good for figuring out how the game works..Being able to develop cheats for it.. And also give Valves competitors a chance if they have no morals, to see what makes Halflife2 tick, and figure out how Valve pulled off alot of the stuff in the game like that really advanced ai... This has bad implications for Valve, cause now the game will have to be delayed so they can modify the code to make sure the cheats can be prevented... and also Valve might get sued, cause in the source was released the source for other things that they had licensed from other companys.. Which are going to be very ........ed about, and might blame Valve for the code getting out... Those companys life blood is in the sources they license to companys like Valve, and now that its out..Theyll want to be reimbursed.

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    Some of you belong on the Counter-Strike.net forums

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    Originally posted by BMJ
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    LMAO hahaha burn

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    Uhh...IT'S NOT THEIR SDK!. It was stolen from a developers computer using an Internet Explorer bug, from within an email message opened with Outlook Express.

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    Hopefully Valve will find out who stole it, and everyon that downloaded it so they can sue everyone that has it to make more money and maybe hire a top notch mod team to make some sweet mods for HL2.

    I wouldn't worry about this too much, there shouldn't be any cheating online, and offline, well there always is an who cares? It won't affect you.

    It is a real shame that their code was stolen, I can only hope that the people that do download it either don't know what to do with it(Kids that get it for the sake of having it) or are people that won't use it to steal the code and implement into their own engine/game.

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    Sue everyone who has it? What are you stupid? Everyone who cares about HL, within reason, has this source. So now your going to sue your market? Brilliance, why didnt i think of that!

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    If I were an evil lawyer type that would indeed be a brilliant idea. Why get $40 from each person in the market for buying Half-Life when you can get $40,000+ by suing them?

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