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Howdy folks,

It's obvious that Steam has screwed the pooch with some sort of update, decided to back everyone down to 1.6 then update everyone to a non-standard 1.8 community update that we don't currently support and our COD4 numbers are likely suffering because of it.

This doesn't effect Disk based windows install folks, Linux based folks or Mac App store based folks just yet.

Some Options May be:

Go to 1.8, it's been out for a while but 1.8 is not official and it's not available for Linux or Mac and may never be so that cuts out a percentage of our players (and members) that won't ever be able to play on our servers if we do that.

Have our Sr folks/programmer types that have some clout Talk to Steam and ask them WTF is going on and maybe throw any weight we have around and see if there is a change that can be made or find out why this is happening?

Stay the Course and see COD4 dwindle down to nothing,  which will be what the folks who play the other games have been hoping for the last decade plus would happen

@Ruggerxi @Sammy @dadda2 @Sitting-Duc @Gatorgirl @BUDMAN @Roxy! what say you all?  the time is nigh to act

Respectfully,

Yaccster

 

 

Edited by YACCster

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1 minute ago, Sammy said:

We dont know what this steam 1.8 update is. However codx 1.8 doesnt replace the 1.7 executable afaik so that isnt it.

Well then I'd better turn on my Windoze version update again when I hook up my new pc, it definitely didn't update my Mac steam version of COD4, this is so very effed up!  Thanks for the additional info @Sammy

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I have never used it but codx does overcome certain limitations that would allow for things like more xmodels and many of the maps that currently fail because of memory allocation issues. So it is something to consider but yes it wouldnt be fair to osx users. Unless they want to go the bootcamp route but that also means buying windows and cod4 again.

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this is a "fix" for cod4 steam version on Windows OS. 

 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pnmo82n9x5bp5s3/iw3mp.exe?dl=0

or

"Download that exe and put in c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty 4 or where steam is located. Then it will work!!!"

 

 

I scanned both using Virus Totals online file scanner which uses around 80 scan engines and both are 100% clean.

Copied from one of the hundreds of posts people made on the steam forums over the past month and a half. Seems to be the only "fix" until Steam gets there heads out of there ass. Just replace the main exe file with a working v1.7 Steam exe and it will work again.
 

Edited by J3st3rXI

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Hi Yaccster,  

I think the second option of having XI's Sr folks/programmers talking to Steam is the best thing to do right now.  

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and More issues today:

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Hello everybody, one of my clanmembers posted this.
Maybe it is usefull for u guys, alot of people seem to struggle with this issue.

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In April Steam reverted COD4 back to 1.6 (from 1.7).
If you have auto-updates on, or if you download COD4 from Steam today you will get version 1.6.
1.6 will not allow you to play on most servers, and can also cause other problems too.
See Steam change here.

Why?:
This appears to be related to a pretty severe bug with many Call of Duty games allowing hackers to execute malicious code. More details can be found in this Reddit thread.
According to Fraggy over on the CoD4X forums, this exploit is not even possible on CoD4.

Prevent:You can set your Steam preferences to not allow updates unless you launch the game (this will work assuming you don't launch through Steam). Tutorial here.
Fix: You will need the 1.7 executable file.

the CoD4X thread which I assume is legit (not verified).

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Thank God I have a physical copy. I would of been cursing steam very badly.

I hate the fact that there is no way to turn auto updates off in steam or that you have to run the update in order to play the fkn game.

I only know of 2 servers in COD4 that even ran the 1.8 patch. I never played in either of them.

Oh ya LOL in case no ones knows I HATE w10 LOL

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4 hours ago, Sammy said:

Can we make this a sticky on the main page with something like 'how to fix the steam 1.8 cod4 patch'

Yeah we need like a permalink and a nice writeup who wants to volunteer? I know @WldPenguin is busy with Nashville stuff @Gatorgirl has to take care of @ANGU5' likely hangover this morning @Ruggerxi probably will be out Golfing on such a nice day I've got to go hang out with the folks at cars n' coffee @Sammy has to figure out what all this 1.8 stuff is about @Roxy! is most probably busy planning her next vacation @BUDMAN is likely banning someone @dadda2 has to be in TeamSpeak with @Sally about something or other of course @Sitting-Duc is breaking something on the site, wow.

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10 hours ago, YACCster said:

Yeah we need like a permalink and a nice writeup who wants to volunteer? I know @WldPenguin is busy with Nashville stuff @Gatorgirl has to take care of @ANGU5' likely hangover this morning @Ruggerxi probably will be out Golfing on such a nice day I've got to go hang out with the folks at cars n' coffee @Sammy has to figure out what all this 1.8 stuff is about @Roxy! is most probably busy planning her next vacation @BUDMAN is likely banning someone @dadda2 has to be in TeamSpeak with @Sally about something or other of course @Sitting-Duc is breaking something on the site, wow.

Hahahaha how you know that about me?? Didn't tell anybody yet ... I'm leaving the 21st of this month ... more updates soon when I get the confirmation :P

 

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1.8 patch has some usefull stuff though.. including the ''screenshot'' function

Basicly what it does, if you suspect someone from ''cheating'' you can make a screenshot from their screen and see what they see. a example here.

7e219f7740ef38e8e0aa4ab2de3baaef

 

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3 minutes ago, VCmouse said:

1.8 patch has some usefull stuff though.. including the ''screenshot'' function

Basicly what it does, if you suspect someone from ''cheating'' you can make a screenshot from their screen and see what they see. a example here.

7e219f7740ef38e8e0aa4ab2de3baaef

 

Oh, now that is pretty darn cool, I'm guessing there is some functionality to keep people from using that function for cheating themselves though?

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@YACCster

Yeah from what i know there are 2 ''anti screenshotting'' methods.

First one will basicly show you a black screen on the screenshot, although if you have a blackscreen i guess the person has something to hide.

Second one is that they will get notified when they get screenshotted, and will get disconnected instantly when you screenshot the player.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Sammy said:

Could someone send me a copy of the 1.8 steam exe? Want to check it out.

Also, how did you find out about the new screen shot thing?

The community / clan i am in is using it at the moment, we have caught over 20 people cheating with this method.

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