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XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 12:17 PM
Hello Girls!

I changed from the HL to the ASE some days ago and enjoy the new program a lot. (BTW thx for the "default" - threats).
During testing ASE I got some questions I would like to ask you:

I compared ASE with HL and found some servers in ASE also enumerated in HL, what means, ASE also connects to HL (ok, there are several threats about that and also about problems that occur because of that fact). BUT: Not all servers shown in HL are also enumerated in ASE. WHY?

Second question: Since ASE logs to HL, to which other services does ASE logs? And perhaps a silly question: Is it possible to log ASE also to ubi.com and GameSpy?

Greets,
Dmitrej.

XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 12:17 PM
Hello Girls!

I changed from the HL to the ASE some days ago and enjoy the new program a lot. (BTW thx for the "default" - threats).
During testing ASE I got some questions I would like to ask you:

I compared ASE with HL and found some servers in ASE also enumerated in HL, what means, ASE also connects to HL (ok, there are several threats about that and also about problems that occur because of that fact). BUT: Not all servers shown in HL are also enumerated in ASE. WHY?

Second question: Since ASE logs to HL, to which other services does ASE logs? And perhaps a silly question: Is it possible to log ASE also to ubi.com and GameSpy?

Greets,
Dmitrej.

Tully__
06-27-2003, 12:21 PM
ASE doesn't look at HL.

Games that support the GameSpy service emit a "heartbeat", that is they send the occasional packet to the GameSpy service to let it know that there is a game up and running, with information on number of players, version, difficulty settings etc. ASE taps into the GameSpy info.

You see HL servers (and probably some at Ubi too) because it doesn't matter where you're hosting from, the game will always send the heartbeat if that function is enabled by the developers.

There is a way to disable it if you want. It involves re-routing the heartbeat packets back to your own machine. The downside is that it disables ALL GameSpy/ASE games, not just the one you might wish to keep out of GameSpy/ASE.

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Salut
Tully

XyZspineZyX
06-27-2003, 12:42 PM
Thx for your fast reply! That explains a lot!