Sign in to follow this  
Eliteone

Master Server Issue

Recommended Posts

Seems the Nolf 2 Master server is having issues again. To help expedite it being fixed everyone should contact Sierra/VU to let them know that it's down.

 

Contact them at

 

 

Sierra VU games Support

 

Or if you prefer the telephone them (310) 649 8033 (country code 1 for international calls)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:( the link is dead :(

Someone still got the e-mail adress

from the last issue? (the funny one's from India)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IT'S UP!!!!

 

Happy happy joy,joy

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UP! my 'donkey'! :(

nothing work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:( the link is dead :(

Someone still got the e-mail adress

from the last issue? (the funny one's from India)

 

 

I corrected the link sorry about that.

 

http://www.sierra.com/en/home/support/sierra_support.html for NOLF2 and FEAR

 

http://www.sierra.com/en/home/support/vive...mes_legacy.html For NOLF

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was down (or still is), dunno. I could enter the game normally then after a few minutes i couldn't agin. But though it was joinable through gamespy! But at the moment (must be for like 12 days now) uhq-server isn't listed in the serverlist of gs! You know the reason for why it is sometimes displayed then again sometimes isn't? (Also it sometimes happens that you can see the uhq-server up there and the number of players, but not the names, pings and scores of the players! :wacko: )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sry, guys it sais that is no longer suported from sierra, w00t!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had pretty good luck getting on the last few days, but looks like the frickin thing is down again tonight!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have to join direct (gamespy, x-fire, batch-file)

and ...once in any server...it works normal.

I can go out and in the servers with master server. :unsure:

 

If Sierra stops the support....

think there's no more need respect the copyright!!!

They sold the game with MP-support...

Now they make a breach of the contract!!!

 

Are we able to create our own master server?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Sierra stops the support....

think there's no more need to hold on the copyright!!!

 

I agree there. Frankly I can't imagine they would care in the least that we did. And should they care, then they would have to do something about this idiotic master server, wouldn't they?

 

Natter is right - but the question remains, can we make our own master server or just bypass the one on the fritz?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good idea natter :ya: :) I just have no idea how :P:D Too bad they gave up nolf... :( :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If Sierra stops the support....

think there's no more need respect the copyright!!!

They sold the game with MP-support...

Now they make a breach of the contract!!!

 

1) What contract was breached? (A license agreement is not the same thing.)

 

2) Just where in any of the written matter included with the game did Sierra indicate that they would run a master server in perpetuity?

 

 

(I agree, the master server issues are a royal pain, but let's not veer off into cloud-cuckoo land.)

 

[...] - but the question remains, can we make our own master server or just bypass the one on the fritz?

 

It could be technically done, but you would need to patch/mod the game to look for a master server in a new location. That would break things for anyone using Gamespy, etc. to find games. The bigger issue would be getting people to use the patch/mod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear Customer,

 

Thank you for contacting Vivendi Games Technical Support.

 

My name is Ethan. I will be assisting you today. I understand that you have issue with the game Nolf 2.

 

In this case I would like to inform you that we do not support the game Nolf 2.

 

However to extend my support towards you I would suggest you to visit the web address www.gamefaqs.com as you might find some resolution for the issue which you are facing right now on the online forums on the website.

 

Best regards,

Ethan

Vivendi Games Technical Support

 

You can visit our website for the latest information at:

http://www.vugames.com/

You may also visit our online support site at:

http://support.vugames.com/

 

Please be sure to delete all previous correspondence when replying. This will help us to process your response in a more timely and efficient manner.

Disclaimer:

The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer

 

1) What contract was breached? (A license agreement is not the same thing.)

 

On the package of Nolf (german version) is written: Supports MP

In germany if you make promotion with something....

and you don't do what u promise....

it's a reaon you can give back the thingy....it's part of the buying-contract

and they have to give you back your money.....dang!

 

What happens if we all send our Nolf games to Sierra and

they have to pay Million $$$$$?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

move on people, to better games or even get a life! :) The game has been boring anyways about 1 and half years....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well here's the license agreement (US version) that shipped with the game

 

 

C) Sierra End User License Agreement

--------------------------------------

 

NOTICE TO USER:

YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE

INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE PROGRAM. BY INSTALLING OR OTHERWISE USING THE

SOFTWARE PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF

YOUDO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PROMPTLY RETURN THE UNUSED

SOFTWARE PROGRAM TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE OR CONTACT INC.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AT (310) 649-8008 FOR A FULL REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE

WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE.

 

This software program ("No One Lives Forever 2 - A Spy in H.A.R.M.'S Way"), any

printed materials, any on-line or electronic documentation, and any and all

copies and derivative works of such software program (including materials

created with a so called level editor, if included) and materials are the

copyrighted works of Monolith Productions and/or Twentieth Century Fox Film

Corporation ("Fox") and is distributed by Sierra Entertainment, Inc., a

division of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. (collectively referred to as the

"Parties"). All rights reserved, except as expressly stated herein. All use

of the Program is governed by the terms of this End User License Agreement

provided below ("License Agreement"). The Program is solely for use by end

users according to the terms of the License Agreement. Any use, reproduction or

redistribution of the Program not in accordance with the terms of the License

Agreement is expressly prohibited.

 

END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

 

1. Limited Use License. The Parties hereby grant, and by installing the

Program you thereby accept, a limited, non-exclusive license and right to

install and use one (1) copy of the Program for your use on either a home,

business or portable computer. In addition, the Program may have a

multi-player capability that allows users to utilize the Program over the

Internet via Sierra's online game network Sierra.com or other gaming

network. Use of the Program over Sierra.com is subject to your acceptance

of Sierra.com's or such other gaming networks's Terms of Use Agreement.

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. ("Sierra") reserves the right to update, modify

or change the Sierra.com Terms of Use Agreement at any time. The Program

may also contain a Level Editor ("DEdit") that allows you to create custom

levels or other materials for your personal use in connection with the

Program ("New Materials"). All use of the Editor or any New Materials is

subject to this License Agreement. The Program is licensed, not sold. Your

license confers no title or ownership in the Program.

 

2. Ownership. All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights

in and to the Program and any and all copies thereof (including but not

limited to any titles, computer code, themes, objects, characters,

character names, stories, dialog, catch phrases, locations, concepts,

artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects,

methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, and

"applets" incorporated into the Program) are owned by Fox or its licensors.

The Program is protected by the copyright laws of the United States,

international copyright treaties and conventions and other laws. All rights

are reserved. The Program contains certain licensed materials and Fox and

its licensors may protect their rights in the event of any violation of

this Agreement.

 

3. Responsibilities of End User.

 

A. Subject to the Grant of License hereinabove, you may not, in whole

or in part, copy, photocopy, reproduce, translate, reverse engineer,

derive source code, modify, disassemble, decompile, create derivative

works based on the Program, or remove any proprietary notices or labels

on the Program without the prior consent, in writing, of the Parties.

 

B. The Program is licensed to you as a single product. Its component

parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer.

 

C. You are entitled to use the Program for your own use, but you are

not entitled to:

 

(i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions

of the Program to other parties in any way, nor to rent, lease or

license the Program to others without the prior written consent of

the Parties.

 

(ii) exploit the Program or any of its parts for any commercial

purpose including, but not limited to, use at a cyber café,

computer gaming center or any other location-based site. The

Parties may offer a separate Site License Agreement to permit you

to make the Program available for commercial use. Please contact

Sierra for details;

 

(iii) host or provide matchmaking services for the Program or

emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by Sierra in

the network feature of the Program, through protocol emulation,

tunneling, modifying or adding components to the Program, use of a

utility program or any other techniques now known or hereafter

developed, for any purpose including, but not limited to network

play over the Internet, network play utilizing commercial or non-

commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation

networks without the prior written consent of the Parties;

 

(iv) create or maintain, under any circumstance, more than one

simultaneous connection to Sierra.com. All such connections to

Sierra.com, whether created by the Program or by other tools and

utilities, may only be made through methods and means expressly

approved by Sierra Entertainment, Inc. Under no circumstances may

you connect, or create tools that allow you to connect to

Sierra.com's private binary interface or interfaces other than

those explicitly provided by Sierra Entertainment, Inc. for public

use.

 

4. Program Transfer. You may permanently transfer all of your rights under

this License Agreement, provided the recipient agrees to the terms of this

License Agreement and you agree to remove the Program from your home or

portable computer.

 

5. Termination. This License Agreement is effective until terminated. You

may terminate the License Agreement at any time by destroying the Program.

The Parties may, at its discretion, terminate this License Agreement in the

event that you fail to comply with the terms and conditions contained

herein. In such event, you must immediately destroy the Program.

 

6. Export Controls. The Program may not be re-exported, downloaded or

otherwise exported into (or to a national or resident of) any country to

which the U.S. has embargoed goods, or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury

Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce

Department's Table of Denial Orders. By installing the Program, you are

agreeing to the foregoing and you are representing and warranting that you

are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any

such country or on any such list.

 

7. Limited Warranty. The Parties expressly disclaim any warranty for the

Program, Editor and Manual(s). The Program, Editor and Manual(s) are

provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied,

including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability,

fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk

arising out of use or performance of the Program and Manual(s) remains

with the User, however Sierra warrants up to and including 90 days from

the date of your purchase of the Program that the media containing the

Program shall be free from defects in material and workmanship. In the

event that the media proves to be defective during that time period, and

upon presentation to Sierra of proof of purchase of the defective Program,

Sierra will at its option 1) correct any defect, 2) provide you with a

product of equal or lesser value, or 3) refund your money. Some states do

not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability

for incidental damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

 

8. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER FOX, SIERRA, VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES,

INC. ,OR THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES, SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY

WAY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PROGRAM

OR USE OF SIERRA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.'S ONLINE GAME NETWORK, SIERRA.COM

INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER

FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

SIERRA FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE

OF THE SOFTWARE. ANY WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT THAT MAY BE PROVIDED IN

SECTION 2-312(3) OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND/OR IN ANY OTHER

COMPARABLE STATE STATUTE IS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. FURTHER, SIERRA

ENTERTAINMENT, INC. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE LOSS OR DAMAGE

TO PLAYER CHARACTERS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS OR USER PROFILE INFORMATION

STORED ON SIERRA.COM. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SIERRA

ENTERTAINMENT, INC. CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTURUPTIONS

OF SERVICE ON SIERRA.COM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ISP DISRUPTIONS,

SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS

OF DATA OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or

limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on

how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply.

 

9. Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that the Parties would be

irreparably damaged if the terms of this License Agreement were not

specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that the Parties, jointly

and individually, shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof

of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of

this License Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as the Parties

may otherwise have available to it under applicable laws. In the event any

litigation is brought by either party in connection with this License

Agreement, the prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to

recover from the other party all the costs, attorneys' fees and other

expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the litigation.

 

10. Limitations on License. Nothing in this License Agreement shall

preclude you from making or authorizing the making of another copy or

adaptation of the Program provided that (1) such new copy or adaptation is

created as an essential step in your utilization of the Program in

accordance with the terms of this License Agreement and for NO OTHER

PURPOSE; or (2) such new copy or adaptation is for archival purposes ONLY

and all archival copies are destroyed in the event of your Transfer of the

Program, the Termination of this Agreement or other circumstances under

which your continued use of the Program ceases to be rightful.

 

11. Miscellaneous. This License Agreement shall be deemed to have been

made and executed in the State of California and any dispute arising

hereunder shall be resolved in accordance with the law of California,

without giving effect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that

any claim asserted in any legal proceeding by one of the parties against

the other shall be commenced and maintained in any state or federal court

located in the State of California, County of Los Angeles. This License

Agreement may be amended, altered or modified only by an instrument in

writing, specifying such amendment, alteration or modification, executed

by all parties. In the event that any provision of this License Agreement

shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to

be unenforceable, such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent

permissible and the remaining portions of this License Agreement shall

remain in full force and effect. This License Agreement constitutes and

contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the

subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior oral or written agreements.

 

I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand the foregoing License

Agreement and agree that the action of installing the Program is an

acknowledgment of my agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of the

License Agreement contained herein. I also acknowledge and agree that this

License Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement

between the Parties and I and that the License Agreement supersedes any prior

or contemporaneous agreement, either oral or written, and any other

communications between the Parties and myself.

LGL\241480 v1 MCO 08-16-02

 

 

and the contact info when the game was shipped

 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

-------------------------

North America

 

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. offers a 24-hour automated technical support line with recorded answers to the most frequently asked technical questions. To access this service, call (310) 649 8033, and follow the recorded instructions to find your specific topic and resolve the issue. If this fails to solve your problem, you may still write, or fax us with your questions, or contact us via our Web site.

 

Sierra Entertainment, Inc.

Technical Support

4247 South Minnewawa Avenue

Fresno, CA 93725

 

Main: (310) 649 8033

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST

Fax: (310) 258-0755

 

http://support.vugames.com.

 

 

United Kingdom

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing UK Ltd. offers a 24-hour Automated

Technical Support line with recorded answers to the most frequently asked

technical questions. To access this service, call (0118) 920-9111, and

follow the recorded instructions to find your specific topic and resolve the

issue. If this fails to solve your problem, you may still write, or fax us

with your questions or contact us via our Internet or CompuServe sites.

 

 

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing UK Ltd.

2 Beacontree Plaza,

Gillette Way,

Reading, Berkshire

RG2 0BS United Kingdom

Main: (0118) 920-9111

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fax: (0118) 987-5603

http://www.sierra-online.co.uk

 

 

France

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing France

32, Av de l'Europe

Bât Energy 1 (2e étage)

78 140 VELIZY-Villacoublay

France

 

Téléphone: 01-30-67-90-50

Lundi au Jeudi de 10h à 19h

Vendredi de 10h à 18h

Fax: 01 30 67 90 65

 

http://www.sierra.fr

 

 

Germany

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing Deutschland Gmbh.

Technischer Kundendienst

Paul-Ehrlich-Straße la

63225 Langen

Deutschland

Tel: (0) 6103-99-40-40

Montag bis Freitag von 10 - 19Uhr

Fax: (0) 6103-99-40-35

Mailbox: (0) 6103-99-40-35

 

http://www.sierra.de

 

 

Spain

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing España

NUESTRA SEÑORA DE VALVERDE Nº 23

28034 MADRID

Spain

 

Tech Support Teléfono: 91 735 24 37

 

Soporte técnico de lunes a Viernes

de 09:30 a 15:00 y de 16:00 a 18:30

 

Fax: 91 735 32 34

Soporte@vup-interactive.es

www.vup-interactive.es

 

Italy

 

Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing Italia spa

Contattare il vostro distributore.

 

From their website

 

Technical Support

Visit Sierra's Support Page if you have problems using a Sierra product. You can also contact Technical Support by phone

at +1 (310) 649 8033.

United Kingdom 44 (0) 118 920 9111

France 33 (01) 46 01 46 50

Germany 49 (0) 6103 99 40 40

Spain 34 (1) 91 383 27 60

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok...can someone please give a brief overview...I am deffo not going to read this :P

 

ps.: Nixsa, don't tell us to get a life...WE DON'T WANT ONE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok...can someone please give a brief overview...I am deffo not going to read this :P

 

ps.: Nixsa, don't tell us to get a life...WE DON'T WANT ONE!

 

 

In a nutshell

 

In addition, the Program may have a

multi-player capability that allows users to utilize the Program over the

Internet via Sierra's online game network Sierra.com or other gaming

network. Use of the Program over Sierra.com is subject to your acceptance

of Sierra.com's or such other gaming networks's Terms of Use Agreement.

Sierra Entertainment, Inc. ("Sierra") reserves the right to update, modify

or change the Sierra.com Terms of Use Agreement at any time.

 

This is the Achilles heel so to speak as it appears they can modify the terms of use agreement at any time.

We would need to obtain a current version of that agreement to see what the options are.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with Nixsa (except for the life part, which is an ironic comment coming from a guy in Finland :P).

 

Nolf will always have a special place in my gaming heart, but as with everything else in life...change is a constant.

 

I'm not trying to poke the angry bear, but for those of you who both have tried, and have not as of yet tried to play F.E.A.R, I would like you to give it a shot (or another shot).

 

When I do get a chance to play, that's all I play. While at first there will be a learning curve, such as in every game, the style is very similar to NOLF. People map like crazy (and there are server JUST for new maps), all different versions of play are used. And for those of you who like running around killing people with katanas, in FEAR, you can run around and slide tackle/ punch/ jump kick/ gun butt, and fly kick people to death.

 

Anyhow just my 2 cents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

agreed. FEAR is no doubt a decent game.

 

melee attacks > katanas

 

i played against my roommate where i only used unarmed attacks and he was free to use anything. it was a hi-larious.

 

in the past few days i tried to play nolf2, but it just wouldnt work. ended up playing FEAR :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fear suck's compaire to nolf 2

I've tryed it and it's not the same :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest CptnAmerica

Fear suck's compaire to nolf 2

I've tryed it and it's not the same :P

They're not saying it is the same dillhole. It's simply a good alternative.

 

 

And BTW- FEAR doesn't suck...it's just a different style of play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just download the direct connection tool

copy it and write in the IP's...

 

and you can connect direct to any server

where's the problem?

 

P.S. If someone is a bigger puter-noob than me

(what is probably not possible)

i can send you a file wich allows you to connect

direct to our nolf servers (MSN: Nolfnat@hotmail.de)

 

Nolf isn't dead...a bit sick maybe

but nothing what cannot be fixed if we stuck together

 

Look at Nolf1....much older...and still got fans... :)

 

@Nixsa: if you become older..i will tell your wife to move on...mwahahaha

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They're not saying it is the same dillhole. It's simply a good alternative.

And BTW- FEAR doesn't suck...it's just a different style of play.

I said COMPAIR!and who r u anyway? :P

 

 

 

@Nixsa: if you become older..i will tell your wife to move on...mwahahaha

 

 

wahahahahaha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd appreciate it if people would stop promoting FEAR in topics having to do with NOLF. Yes, I know some of you really like the game, but there is a whole separate section for you to say so. I'll play FEAR now and then, but compared to NOLF2, I think it 'sucks' too. I don't want an alternative, I just want my NOLF2. I swear you guys are starting to feel like vultures circling around us when the master server is being flakey.

 

BTW, I've been told you can connect to NOLF2 using XFire when there are issues with the master server. I haven't tried it myself because it went back up but it might be something to consider. BTW, my Xfire name is 'belladonna' if you want to add me to your friends. :)

 

http://www.xfire.com/

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But direct connecting via IP by using Xfire, Gamespy, the IP tool or just simple batch files ain't a solution... Maybe it'll keep the people who are playing here for a while but then no new people would join... Even if that might be the easiest/best thing to do when the server is down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this