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idea: add scripts to list of approved 3rd party apps

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ingsmsico, May 20, 2010.

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  1. ingsmsico

    ingsmsico Visitor

    Oct 17, 2009
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    I've always felt that the ban on scripting was very similar to alcohol prohibition in the US. if the Devs implement a policy to ban scripters, that would be like executing people who got caught at a speakeasy.

    Devs should work with the team that makes the scripting environment to find a way to legitimize scripting.

    the community could approve scripts for wider use, compile them, and the UO client could be programmed to determine if a user is running an approved script.

    why? because each script is an individual computer program. some are good, some are bad.

    developers would have to design the client to boot players that use unapproved 3rd party programs or unapproved scripts. on test center, any scripts could be used and tested by scripters trying to write new scripts.

    legal crap: programmers would probably have to give up the rights to sell their work in order to share it with the community for review and have it approved.

    this would open a whole new aspect of UO to many players, bring the scripter's sense of industriousness and ingenuity out of the shadows of a ~13 year old UO terms of service, and allow the community to decide what is and is not good for the game's economy.

    call me a "cry baby" if you want but I will report anyone that tries to derail this thread with personal attacks
  2. lucksi

    lucksi Guest


    Oh wait, you were serious? Let me laugh even harder.


    This is so not going to happen. How would you even implement this? I donĀ“t think there is a way to even check what script you are running (except knowing them) and if there would be, it would take about a day or a week at longest to spoof that information.
  3. NO!

    Would someone please lock this thread before the Cheat Trolls get loose once again?
  4. RawHeadRex

    RawHeadRex Slightly Crazed
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    Jan 6, 2010
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    i agree... off with his head !

    err oh ya I mean ... lock ya
  5. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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