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The theft of part of its source code has delayed until April 2004 the launch of Half Life II, the hotly anticipated alien-hunting game of Vivendi Universal Games. "A third of the source code was stolen. It's serious because it forces us to delay the launch of the game by at least four months, that is to April 2004. Just the time to rewrite parts of the game." Read the full article for more details
<A HREF="http://www.gamershell.com/news_BHalf-Life2Bdelayeduntil.shtml" target="_new"> Link </A>

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What *part* of the source was stolen........
i hear its avail for dl in p2p softwares......
so basically......i ccan modify it (if i can understand it)
then i can call it valkyr source ....can i??
 

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You gotta be kidding me. I thought they said LEAKED not stolen from them!

Man right now if I found who did it, I'd just wanna strangle him until he turns blue, then completely dead.
I can't beleive some people would do such. WTF are they happy about? Making the game not come out?!

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<A HREF="http://www.lochel.com/THGC/album.html" target="_new"><font color=blue><b>This just in, over 56 no-lifers have their pics up on THGC's Photo Album! </b></font color=blue></A> :lol:
 

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Ah man you have no idea how this affects future game releases. If it can happen to a top company like valve and possibly the most popular game ever, just imagine how other developers feel..... And whats to stop them from doing it again in 6 months time (unless they keep it out of the loop completely)...

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SON OF A BITCH!!!


Stop asking people "whats up" or "hows it goin", you know you don't give a sh*t. And noone cares how you're doing either.

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Valve was naive at leaving computers involved in the development process exposed to the internet. They should have known that with all those dedicated hackers out there, the chance of their computers get hacked is very high...

Anyway, i cant stop but to wonder if Nvidia hired hackers to hjack valve's codes in return to force them into recoding and delay the game long enough for NV40. :evil:

"Cough, cough" The above statement is ENTIRELY my initial thought when i saw the news about source codes leaked...
 

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Or maybe Nvidia threatened valve by saying that they will drop support in their drivers for HL2 so they made it all up.
Or maybe Nvidea threatened to take them to court so they made it all up.
Or maybe Aliens hacked the servers as part of an experiment to see how us hum0ns react.

TBH no one knows exactly why or who hacked the server. I go with the alien experiment theory personally!

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News just in from my source. Theres a HL2 Beta and its 1.39gb in size.

Will keep you updated....

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Looks like its a full beta. Some guy in another forum says its called chosen 9 and its 1.5gb.....

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What they mean by stole is some1 took it form their pc and then deleted it so they dont have it anymore? No backups nada?
Other than that they could still release the game with 1/3 of the source code on the loose...

Anyway unless they really dont have it anymore I dont know why the game would be delayed.
What about 9800XT's buyer? will they receive the game when the R420 will be there or around the corner?
That sux0r all DX9 title gone for holidays =(
 

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Even if it was just a leak, they would have to re-do the code to stop cheating and other stuff from happening.

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Have no fear!<A HREF="http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11984" target="_new">The Inquirer has pretty much rescinded that article and is saying that HL2 should be released at christmas</A>.I know it's the Inquirer and all that but I'm inclined to believe them in this case.

no matter how hard you try, you can't polish a turd. :]<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ad_rach on 10/07/03 03:03 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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<b><font color=purple>In my next Post I will give my regards to the Hackers that stole the Source Code from the Source Engine from Valve that was going to be used for Half-Life 2 & now leaked out over all the Internet</b></font color=purple>

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PS: <b><font color=red> FVCK YOU HACKERS YOU DAMN HACKERS!!!</b></font color=red>

My OS features preemptive multitasking, a fully interactive command line, & support for 640K of RAM!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by UFO_WARVIPER on 10/07/03 05:50 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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Pretty much explains how I feel too ufo...

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Actually the first DX9 game came out in the summer. Freelancer I think it was.Good game but too short... And in the next few months theres a lot of DX9 games coming out. Max payne 2, Halo (not fully Dx9 though)X2, KOTOR and some others.....

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Today's release of a playable version of the game brings Vivendi's comments from earlier today into question. Ramboz told Reuters "a third of the source code was stolen". However, with the stolen game now out, it's possible a more complete version of the source code was taken.
And the plot thickens....

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Just so y'all know, there is a thread in the "Other" section that's covering the same issues that you will probably be interested in as well.

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WP= well played (well played hackers).NOT! And yeah I've popped in the other section for the first time yesterday to moan about me being banned from a CS server for using aimbot lol. Although I sorted it out and am unbanned hehe. :eek:

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My brother got one of our WON IDs banned from a DoD server called "Heart of Dixieland" for accidentally TKing 3 people at the same time. I'm pissed with whoever did it to him, ITS NOT FAIR! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who agrees that ban choices are often ill-made.

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