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Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Chuck Norris, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Alexander DeLarge Savant

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    Made use of that QuakeCon sale that's ending soon. I don't usually buy games twice but the convenience of having all Todd's broken games pre-patched is worth a couple bucks as someone that frequently hops distros and reinstalls Windows.
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    Looking forward to playing Battlespire again. I haven't played that since the late 90s.
     
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  2. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Not gonna pretend I don't own them on GOG too, but prepare for the Codex to bring fire and steel upon you for buying Oblivion and Fallout 3.
     
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  3. Filthy Sauce Savant

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    I know... He also forgot to censor his e-mail. :evilcodex:

    Edit: He censored it.
     
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  4. Horvatii Unwanted

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    Its not really a big deal.
    The first exploit was serious because the GOG service was not verifying where the command to execute a binary is coming from. So you could theoretically go from Guest to SYSTEM, executing anying a Guest cant and modifying anything, which is baaad, mkay.
    But the second exploit is the same as the one Steam wont fix. Reason below.

    See, now the GOG service is looking who the sender of the command is. And the hacker ASSUMES that it only checks the tcp port and binary path. But thats not given, without reversing the GOG service. If the GOG service is verying the legitimate GalaxyClient.exe binary (as I guess it does), than the second exploit requires ADMIN privileges. Because you cannot do DLL injection without ADMIN, or rather debug privs on your injector. And once you have ADMIN, you dont need SYSTEM. And thats also the reason Steam wont fix their little hole.

    So, the orginal exploit was a nice local priv escalation. The follow up is just crying. Windows' own PsExec.exe tool can elevate from admint to system with -s.
     
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  5. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    :hmmm:
     
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    Fixed.
     
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  7. MoistCloister Savant

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    Where's Terminator?
     
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  8. Alexander DeLarge Savant

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    Unfortunately not on GOG
     
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  9. racofer Thread Incliner

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  10. racofer Thread Incliner

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    I usually check the financial reports from CD Projekt. They are available quarterly at their website for anyone to check: https://www.cdprojekt.com/en/investors/result-center/

    Here is one interesting bit this year:
    [​IMG]

    Look at these fat, yummy numbers:
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    CD Projekt stronk!

    I would be curious to know the numbers from Steam during this pandemic, but since they are not publicly traded there is no way to know.
     
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  11. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    GOG is really working on a thin profit margin. I guess pursuing all those potential games to secure the rights to sell on GOG makes for killer operating costs.
     
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  12. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    They probably dumped a lot of money into Galaxy 2.0 as well, I'd guess.
     
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  13. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Does anyone have a mostly-up-to-date and reliable list of GOG games that don't work on win 10 (like Incubation)? Bonus points for the list also having games that don't work out-of-the-gog, but can be quickly and reliably fixed. I'm asking about win10 related stuff specifically, not all their borked releases that require external fixes no matter what you run them on.
     
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  15. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Ah crap, looks l've go run VM for my Wilderness Mission journey.
     
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    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Serpent in the Staglands Codex USB, 2014
    Why?
     
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  17. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Damn, that list is long. How the feck does something like Tropico 5 not work :lol: Need to check a couple of titles later and confirm.
     
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  18. MoistCloister Savant

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    Discount codes for the harvest sale:
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  19. Horvatii Unwanted

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    redacted
     
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  20. Dux Erudite

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    I glanced through the list and I have to say that it is misleading. I have Win 10 and I have played:

    Ground Control (no problem)
    Divine Divinity (I know there's performance issues if you have certain settings enabled)
    Freespace (no problem)
    Empire Earth 2 (the unofficial patch makes it run flawlessly)
    Europa Universalis (run through the excellent DxWnd - music will probably not work unfortunately; run DxWnd with most old Paradox games to get them to work)
    Soul Reaver (can't remember any problems - has been a while since I played it)
    Soul Reaver 2 (runs flawlessly through DxWnd with specific settings - look them up)
    Nox (I can't recall having any issues with this game)
    Seven Kingdoms (runs flawlessly through DxWnd)
    Star Wars Starfighter (can't remember any problems with this but I haven't played much of it)
    X-Wing Alliance (played through it without any real issue - it can be a finicky game to setup though)
    SWAT 3 (played through it without issue)
    Temple of Elemental Evil (there's the patch which makes it run flawlessly)
    Vampire the Masquerade - Redemption (I haven't played through this one yet but it seems to work fine - especially with the AoR mod)
    Wing Commander 3 (this depends on some settings, as I recall, but it should run fine after some tweaking)
    Wing Commander 4 (same as above)
     
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  21. Krivol Liturgist

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    This filter seems to show all games that has no Win 10 in specification, so it may be really out of date.
     
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  22. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Nox does suffer from the showstopping screen flickering when just installed and run, but for me it is enough to force it to run through integrated GPU (win7) or just set compatibility to win98 (win10). So I'd classify it as a "standard borked gog release" and not "win10 is shit lol".
     
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  23. Unkillable Cat Prestigious Gentleman LEST WE FORGET Patron

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    Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy
    To be precise, Croteam is starting to sell their games on GOG as well.

    Currently it's only SS:FE, SS:SE and the upcoming SSam 4... but the other titles may turn up.
     
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  24. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, GOG were not super aggressive in labeling everything Win10 compatible and people seem think no Win10 listing means it doesn't work. The vast majority work fine, and the majority of the rest that have any kind of fanbase at all have fan patches/tweaks.

    PCGamingWiki is a great resource.
     
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  25. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Well, that why I'm asking, because while there are (kinda) false-positives, like Nox, there definitely are games that don't work on win10 while giving absolutely no problems on win7. Like Incubation, which is an amazing game and a must play imo. Also, if something need a virtual machine to run then I wouldn't classify that as "working".
     
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