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Topic Subject:New zone is sh1t
posted 08-31-99 11:39 PM ET (US)         
I don't play for 5 days then I come back to play a quick ror game and what do I find yet another stupid zone upgrade... Thing is that this is "New Zone". LOL the god damm crappy MS software can't even load. Reading at GX some numerous threads I find out that of course Zone mysteriously doesn't work with Netscape (i got 4.something).

What the fock is the idea of making untested sh1tty soft like this? Like noone tested out their high level crappy java/htm/whatever on Nestcape? No one tought of this? Give me a break. Problem is that I don't wanna get IE coz it's like signing your death sentence coz it's virus/hacks bait (I got IE 3 tho which comes with MSdev). When IE goes down it bring Wincrap with it and I'm tired of reinstalling that sh1t over and over again. I never do warez anymore but now I'm trying to cut on the #1 crash cause: M$ programs!

Anyway what the fock is the idea of changing Browser just to play a stupid game? Like they can't make an app (standalone exe) which would do all this? You would download the god damm thing unzip it and then launch the program et voila tabarnak... Stupid zone is an exe which is launched from the browser anyway (old zone) why do u gotta pass from a browser...

I for 1 will just wait for them to patch their crap_to make it work with Netscape...

You got tons of moron building useless prgoram like "New zone" while others can't debug the stupid game which is accessed by the "new zone": ror. Most of all they make a useless new system which is actually more bug infested then the older 1. It's so sh1tty that it actually doesn't launch for half of the users! I think we should laugh that's call bad programming practice and to be honest it's simply akwardly unthinkable to be that stupid!

posted 09-01-99 00:20 AM ET (US)     1 / 7       
But when it does work it is so much fun!
posted 09-01-99 06:51 AM ET (US)     2 / 7       
It is fun when it works...the zone should work for everyone who has been playing.

I played several games on the new zone, then had to do a hard reboot (power loss) The new zone didn't work 'till I redownloaded everything. grrrrr at MS!!

Angel JustGreg
posted 09-01-99 11:17 AM ET (US)     3 / 7       
IMo I've never been to fond of the zone from a technical point of veiw. You need god knows how many progs and plugins running so you can find a match and get playin. I makes HPB's outta a lot of us.

As opposed to something like Gamespy, which is a program that looks for servers for multiple games (this only works for action btw) and lets you chose a server, then minimizes or closes the prog. Pretty keen IMO.

posted 09-01-99 11:31 AM ET (US)     4 / 7       
OK it worked with Netscape!
Took me 3 tries of closing Netscape to get the download to finally download. Then I had to close it 3 times again for the install to kick in... Pretty clean install if you ask me!
Anyway it does work so if there's other Netscape users which had this anoying inconvenience you should retry it, seems it works now...
I am really not amazed at new zone. It's basicly new buttons and bitmaps. Really not worth it if you ask me. Zone is only there to get you in a game anyway I really don't see what is the point of redoing the visual aspect of that app.
Plus the install problems and probably other new bugs are not worth it at all.
You actually need to click on each room to see which players are in (except host) which is actually worst then before...
Yesterday half of my friends in ZM app remained as "?" like they couldn't find if they were logged or not...
On the other hand I like the list option it gives you a great view of all the room at once (I will probably only use list view).
posted 09-01-99 12:38 PM ET (US)     5 / 7       
Man when something like this goes wrong... everyone is complaining, but what about compliments? this just makes you sound like a loser and im sure that you are. And about MS and IE there aint a damn thing wrong with either one bro... without the zone ou ewouldnt be posting here i bet. Be thankful


(id: Angel Zen)
posted 09-01-99 02:33 PM ET (US)     6 / 7       
The zone software that I have does not like Outlook. I check my mail and the thing crashes. Arrrrrrgh.
posted 09-01-99 02:42 PM ET (US)     7 / 7       
Complaining makes you a loser now? No way.

deci, I'm sure that MS would be the first to tell you that their programs, and in fact, very few programs are bug free. Pointing out these problems to others (who may share them, and have a solution) and getting on MS's case is the best, and perhaps only way for them to fix them. I have had numerous problems with the "old" zone and IE 5.0, two products made by the same company, and I had to resort to using Netscape in order to play any games on the Zone. Just one of the thousands of problems that occur when you use MS programs. (thank goodness IE isn't the only browser!)

Sebsoft has voiced his opinion, and that certainly doesn't make him a loser.

[This message has been edited by Thunder (edited 09-01-99).]

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