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fullmetal5550  posted on Sep 06, 2011 12:03:50 AM - Report post

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Actually man, you cant.


i started off in Single player and my friend was able to join me.

Also in single player i was given the choice to Join someone that was near me.

Check it out for yourself and you'll see.

If the game does infact use VAC, using a trainer is going to be tricky because of it.


Oh and if you dont believe me, Go into Single player mode and look at your Modem or Routers Internet Activity Lights, even in Single Player you are still using the internet like you would in a Co-Op game.

Which is pretty fn stupid if you ask me. Basically ANYONE can join you if they are near your position in their own game which Turns it into an Internet game instead of Single Player.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/5/2011 11:58:35 PM]

At the bottom of the new game screen is online options. I had to go there to change it from cooperative to single player. That would suck if it still lets people join me.

 
DigitalIP  posted on Sep 06, 2011 12:23:28 AM - Report post

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Thats what im talking about, even though you switch to Single Player people are still able to join you and you are able to join others.

When someone is near you it gives you the option to join them with the J key.

It doesnt Stay single player.

Look at your modems activity lights when your in game under "Single" player and you'll see what i mean.

 
fullmetal5550  posted on Sep 06, 2011 12:44:32 AM - Report post

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Thats what im talking about, even though you switch to Single Player people are still able to join you and you are able to join others.

When someone is near you it gives you the option to join them with the J key.

It doesnt Stay single player.

Look at your modems activity lights when your in game under "Single" player and you'll see what i mean.

I wonder if setting the number of slots to one or changing it from internet to LAN would make a difference. That is weird it does not stay single player. Hopefully it gets patched.

 
DireCyphre  posted on Sep 06, 2011 12:46:12 AM - Report post

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A modems activity light isn't indicative of whether or not a game is currently utilizing it, since Steam itself is running either way :P

When you start a game, there is at the bottom 'Online Options' to regulate if you want others to be able to join your game and I believe whether or not the options shows up to join other games.

I'm having a hard enough time just getting it to run without crashing for extended periods, among other serious bugs.

 
Shotgunmaniac  posted on Sep 06, 2011 2:07:28 AM - Report post

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A modems activity light isn't indicative of whether or not a game is currently utilizing it, since Steam itself is running either way :P

When you start a game, there is at the bottom 'Online Options' to regulate if you want others to be able to join your game and I believe whether or not the options shows up to join other games.

I'm having a hard enough time just getting it to run without crashing for extended periods, among other serious bugs.

Yeah, really. If any computer is connected to a modem/router, it'll show activity. Even if a signal is just coming in and nothing's connected most will still show activity. syduck:

Anyway, confirming that it's apparently an issue localized to DigitalIP or he forgot to switch it back after playing coop. It still pops up saying you can join other players near you, but I there was no way to get to the Game Lobby submenu, so no way to invite friends, nor was the game showing up for my friends.

 
DigitalIP  posted on Sep 06, 2011 2:15:29 AM - Report post

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Sorry but you are incorrect.

Steam only uses Internet activity when

1: You get a msg
2: Someone comes online
3: someone goes offline
4: someone plays a game
5: someone changes their Name
6: someone joins a game

Steam does not keep a continuous activity on your connection, ONLY when something changes like the above mentioned.

The game itself IS continuous because it updates you on if someone is near you and keeps checking other peoples reletive distance from where your at.

Still dont believe me then check it yourself man, i do know what im talking about, especially considering the fact Steam is the only Internet Application running while im playing a game.

Still dont believe me? then check it for yourself.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:16:25 AM]

As far as the limiting the number of people, i havent seen that.

But at this point choosing Single Player by itself does not keep it single player.

Hope alot of people that got the game dont have bandwidth limits because the game does infact keep a continuous internet activity.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:18:36 AM]


EDIT: i was correct, i just checked it. its set on Single Player, the Multiplayer options are greyed out. ive been playing like that the whole time yet am still able to see when people are near me and am given the choice if i want to join them or not.

i REALLY hope they fix that crap. what happens if you want to play offline on Steam? will it still use your connection? interesting question i think.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:21:59 AM]

 
Shotgunmaniac  posted on Sep 06, 2011 2:24:44 AM - Report post

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Sorry but you are incorrect.

Steam only uses Internet activity when

1: You get a msg
2: Someone comes online
3: someone goes offline
4: someone plays a game
5: someone changes their Name
6: someone joins a game

Steam does not keep a continuous activity on your connection, ONLY when something changes like the above mentioned.

The game itself IS continuous because it updates you on if someone is near you and keeps checking other peoples reletive distance from where your at.

Still dont believe me then check it yourself man, i do know what im talking about, especially considering the fact Steam is the only Internet Application running while im playing a game.

Still dont believe me? then check it for yourself.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:16:25 AM]

As far as the limiting the number of people, i havent seen that.

But at this point choosing Single Player by itself does not keep it single player.

Hope alot of people that got the game dont have bandwidth limits because the game does infact keep a continuous internet activity.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:18:36 AM]


EDIT: i was correct, i just checked it. its set on Single Player, the Multiplayer options are greyed out. ive been playing like that the whole time yet am still able to see when people are near me and am given the choice if i want to join them or not.

i REALLY hope they fix that crap. what happens if you want to play offline on Steam? will it still use your connection? interesting question i think.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 2:21:59 AM]

I'm not going to argue with you at this point, because frankly, after working on-site tech support, people like you can't be told they're wrong. But I will say again, activity is constant if your computer is connected. In order to have access to the internet, your computer essentially pings your ISP and DNS constantly in order to... you know, actually keep an active internet connection. If you're judging by your router/modem's activity light, then some only register "high intensity" pings from your devices accessing the network.

And for the record, Steam works by maintaining a constant connection to their servers to check for game updates/news. Otherwise, the Community features like chat wouldn't work - or rather, wouldn't work nearly as well as they do.

Edit: Just saw your edit. All I can say is: what?
You're not connecting to anybody's games, nor they your own. It's just showing that someone with similar story progress is in the same area as you.

[Edited by Shotgunmaniac, 9/6/2011 2:27:10 AM]

 
DigitalIP  posted on Sep 06, 2011 3:01:51 AM - Report post

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Hmmm geee, its showing similar story progress as someone else yet its on Single Player and gives you the option to join them, even for people that are not on your Steam Buddy list..

Hmmm how can this be if its on Single Player..


OHHH I KNOW its because the game is continuously using your connection and is constantly checking for other players!

HOW Stupid of me!

POINT MADE TYVM


Before you Condemn someones intelligence, TRY Researching it yourself!

The game cant compare your progress to someone elses outta nowhere if it WASNT USING YOUR CONNECTION!

If you have a network monitoring program, CHECK IT YOURSELF.

jesus

And for the record, if i was wrong, id sure as hell admit it. But i KNOW im not wrong. so try again buddy.

And just because you were an on site tech doesnt mean a thing, did i bother to mention my 12 years of experience with PCs? no i didnt and yet you for some reason or another had to include your supposed experience? Yeah, Ok.

[Edited by DigitalIP, 9/6/2011 3:09:29 AM]

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