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Old 02-28-2017   #1
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Now, I understand that SRB2 is a free game and all, but I was wondering if a faux anti-piracy measure could be implemented in the game's source. Simply as a joke of course, to reference such things as Earthbound's ultra-steep difficulty when certain hidden conditions are met, and other similar mechanisms. Not really trying to make a full-on feature request, but I would like to hear what everyone else's thoughts are regarding this... idea. Also, in the likely event that I get laughed out of the forum for this, I'd like to discuss what such a feature would look like in the form of a lua script. I may or may not end up writing up something like this in the future.
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Old 02-28-2017   #2
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How would you trigger this? What would be its effects?
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Old 02-28-2017   #3
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Anti-piracy is a terribly stupid idea on its own.

Fake anti-piracy is an even worse idea.
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Old 02-28-2017   #4
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If by Anti-Piracy you mean anti-cheat then that's just bad tbh, a Server-side anti cheat would increase lag and a Client-side anti cheat is super easy to bypass.
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Old 02-28-2017   #5
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"Anti-piracy in an open-source free game"

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Old 02-28-2017   #6
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"Anti-piracy in an open-source free game"

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I did say I would probably be ridiculed for even thinking of such a thing. However, I'm the sort of person to purposely trip anti-piracy/anti-crack for the sheer sake of entertainment. Currently playing EarthBound in such a manner, as a matter of fact. So, what I was suggesting was not really the anti-piracy aspect so much as the game going completely nuts and essentially trolling the one playing it. The effect, not necessarily the circumstantial trigger involved. I apologize for my poor communication skills regarding the matter.
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Old 02-28-2017   #7
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It's not that the idea is bad in itself, just that it would work better in a game suited for humor. A game similar to - as you mentioned, Earthbound, which is arguably already a parody of itself.
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Old 02-28-2017   #8
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I have the $‹pErViRuS!

look it up
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Old 02-28-2017   #9
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To be quite frank I'm not even sure how you would detect "piracy" when you can't exactly "pirate" a free game in the first place. =V

Anyway, it's clear from this thread's responses that nobody thinks this is a good idea for SRB2, even as a joke. I don't even think you could truly Lua script such a system either. Sorry mate.
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Old 02-28-2017   #10
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Well, there IS Ultimate Mode, and that's about as close as you could get to fake antipiracy making the game unreasonably difficult.
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Old 02-28-2017   #11
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Eh. Not an issue. I opened this thread with discussion in mind, not development. Until next time, DA out.
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Old 03-01-2017   #12
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Old 03-01-2017   #13
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Pfft, I somehow forgot about that one, Red.

In all seriousness, this is the kind of thing that makes a cute joke mod but that's about it.
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Old 03-14-2017   #14
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How to Anti-Pirate:

Make every non-boss/non-mini boss an attack helicopter...

Replace every boss with endlessly growing spikeball...

Make Metal Sonic into Sanic (Gmod Version)

Make the Final Boss tbe Death Star shooting at you...


YOU'RE WELCOME










No saves, One life, No Rings, No Continues, No Spin Attacks/Speed Thoks/Flying/Climbing/Gliding, and No Power-Ups.


Also no tokens.
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Old 03-15-2017   #15
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Thank you, The Extreme Gamer.
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Old 03-21-2017   #16
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I accept that challenge.
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