SA-MP Forums

Go Back   SA-MP Forums > Other > Everything and Nothing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03/09/2011, 09:13 AM   #1
Ash.
High-roller
 
Ash.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: England
Posts: 2,082
Reputation: 163
Spray Downloading and running scripts

Downloading Scripts for Public Servers

Alright, something's bothering me lately.

First off, I'd like to apologise if I annoy anyone with the content of this thread, it's just I want to know what others think to (though no action would be taken...)

Downloading scripts, and running them on public servers, hoping to get players. Now I understand that some people are going to say "Ohhh but peeople neeedz them cuz' they cn't script". If you can't script, then why are you bothering? You won't be able to even EDIT the gamemode you've downloaded, so your server is not unique at all.

I HATE, people that download scripts, and feel that they've achieved something. Then, theres servers that are 'new' in the world of servers, with unique scripts, scripted from scratch, line 0, who struggle to get more than one or two players.

I can almost guarantee if all the servers that are using downloaded gamemodes, the "Servers Online" count would drop considerably.

"But, funky1234, that's awful for SAMP" (You)
Yes, I agree. But, look at it this way; due to this download frenzy, people with unique gamemodes are getting shutdown. Is that not bad for SAMP too?

If you, the person reading this, have downloaded a gamemode, ask yourself, do you feel like you've achieved something? I guess you have, moved your mouse, clicked a link, in fact did you even touch the keyboard to type more than your RCON password, and hostname (being "UNQIUE NU GAMEMODDDEEEE!!!", when you set your server up?

I just want to know what you all think, whether you own a server or not. If you own a server that runs a downloaded script, tell me what you think about what i've said, and tell me if you've achieved something.

Note: My server is a unique, scratch-scripted gamemode, so I think I'm in fair position to post this.

Note 2: If there are any flame wars going on in this thread, between anyone, I'll merely remove this post (the original post) and request forum staff remove it. I only want to find out what others think, not start arguments and flame wars.

Note 3: This is not aimed at people that download scripts to LEARN from them, I have nothing against that, and in my opinions that's what they should be used for. Just, if you're learning from them, that doesn't mean you need to run a public server!
__________________
TruckingWorld
Work, Play, Make Friends
Written from scratch, and originally released in 2011, play today!
Visit the forum | Play the game
Ash. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 09:25 AM   #2
Danny
High-roller
 
Danny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: In a galaxy far far away, near the Netherlands
Posts: 1,097
Reputation: 2128
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Could'nt agree more, +rep for this. I love unique gamemodes too, that's why i don't like to use code from someone else, even if it's 10 lines long or something.
__________________
I hate reputation-askers, so DON'T ASK, JUST EARN!

come into my life, it's a man made paradise

http://www.buzzfeed.com/norbertobric...omp-stomp-clap
Danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 09:34 AM   #3
FireCat
High-roller
 
FireCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,322
Reputation: 609
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Indeed.
+Rep.
FireCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 09:37 AM   #4
Ash.
High-roller
 
Ash.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: England
Posts: 2,082
Reputation: 163
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Quote:
Originally Posted by -Danny- View Post
Could'nt agree more, +rep for this. I love unique gamemodes too, that's why i don't like to use code from someone else, even if it's 10 lines long or something.
I actually feel exactly the same way! I don't like others touching my code either, because then it feels someones put something in my gamemode that, isn't mine!
__________________
TruckingWorld
Work, Play, Make Friends
Written from scratch, and originally released in 2011, play today!
Visit the forum | Play the game
Ash. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 09:43 AM   #5
Jay.
High-roller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,121
Reputation: 47
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

It bothers me too , I mean the server list is just full of tons of downloaded scripts and all the unique ones are hiding away in there... so it is hard these sa-mp days to find one of those servers without bumping into one that looks nice but is in fact downloaded, that is what annoys me too. same with the hosted list really, the other day I found a really nice server which has 200+ maps but only has about 14 players, entirely from scratch... it's just sad.
Jay. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 09:58 AM   #6
Karlip
High-roller
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Click To Show
Posts: 1,478
Reputation: 102
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

You can't always blame the people who download and open a server, you can blame the ones who release too. I love it how some server gets really popular, people see it, play it, copy its script and release it. Hackers are the most painful thing and people REALLY want hacked scripts. They think that if they open a server on the hacked script from some popular server, they get popular. You have to think twice!

Also, i've removed most of my maps from SA-MP forums and i'm not releasing any more either. If you want something, make it yourself.
__________________
Karlip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 10:06 AM   #7
Darnell
Gangsta
 
Darnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 824
Reputation: 35
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Depends on the players, if they like the script or not.
No-body asks you.
Darnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 10:07 AM   #8
DRIFT_HUNTER
High-roller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,151
Reputation: 215
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Well the biggest problems are:

1.Hackers ruining the fun
2.Admins/Owners that are power hungry
3.Similar servers or even a copy's
DRIFT_HUNTER is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 10:09 AM   #9
Darnell
Gangsta
 
Darnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 824
Reputation: 35
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRIFT_HUNTER View Post
Well the biggest problems are:

1.Hackers ruining the fun
2.Admins/Owners that are power hungry
3.Similar servers or even a copy's
That's what I don't like.
Atleast, my server doesn't have hackers, and my administration team isn't power hungry.
IMO, my server isn't really much of a copy, maybe it is using a PR-RP edit, but it's edited alot and in a diffrent location.
Darnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/09/2011, 10:14 AM   #10
Hiddos
High-roller
 
Hiddos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,304
Reputation: 2184
Default Re: Downloading and running scripts

This topic has mostly been brought up because of the mass usage of some scripts, like the GodFather and Raven's Roleplay. In general, I don't see any problems with using a released script - If you release a script on the forums, you'd usually like to see people using it.

I knew a kid who downloaded a lot of different scripts (A gamemode and a bunch o' filterscripts) from the forums and to be honest, his server looked quite cool.

I don't care about people using released scripts, as long as they don't call it their own work (Had some experiences, won't call any names).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeWolf View Post
For fuck's sake people, this whole thread is fucked up now.
Hiddos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GUI Downloading In Samp AH.1990 Help Archive 2 20/03/2011 04:08 PM
trouble downloading 0.3a client .exe ScarFace7454 Client Support 4 09/11/2009 09:13 AM
Problem downloading 0.3 beta test Questioner Client Support 4 22/08/2009 06:10 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.