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+ - EvE Online responds to source leak.

Submitted by Nobo
Nobo (606465) writes "As seen in the CCP Announcements RDF feed, CCP has formally responded to the (alleged) source leak. In summary: The code is not a leak, but rather is decompiled python client code. The server is designed to distrust clients and sanity-check data to and from the client with the intent of ensuring no exploitability, even in light of known client source. The official client is digitally signed. And finally, despite widespread rumors, no mass banning has occurred as punishment for possession or downloading of the 'leaked' source."
PC Games (Games)

+ - CCP's EVE-Online patch overwrites boot.ini 1

Submitted by Nobo
Nobo (606465) writes "CCP's latest major patch to the EVE-Online client, Trinity, comes with an optional DX9-enhanced graphics patch which dramatically improves the visual quality of the in-game graphics through remade models, textures, and HDR. It also has an unfortunate bug. Due to the incredibly stupid choice of boot.ini as a game configuration file, coupled with an errant extra backslash in the installer configuration, anyone who installs the enhanced graphics patch overwrites the windows XP c:\boot.ini file with the EVE client configuration file, bricking the machine on the next boot. Discussion on the forums is becoming understandably heated."

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