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Offline Snapper

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2019, 11:00:05 AM »
https://website.informer.com/James+Rose+Albireo+Studios+L.L.C..html

company Information if you want to go directly to their website and contact them.

Thankyou.

I will certainly drop them an email and express my frustrations!


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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 01:25:51 AM »
I will certainly drop them an email and express my frustrations!

Say hello to Godot while you wait for an answer >:D.

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 09:54:58 AM »
Those guys took aim and blew both feet off. Their DRM is a textbook case of How to do it Wrong. I played and enjoyed their first game, Distant Guns (?) and was excited about Jutland. Then they came out with the Jutland DRM and retrofitted it to DG. I never even considered buying Jutland after that. It's a shame. They had good products that could have been great with proper support/cashflow, but their DRM doomed the whole venture.
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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 11:06:04 AM »
Those guys took aim and blew both feet off. Their DRM is a textbook case of How to do it Wrong. I played and enjoyed their first game, Distant Guns (?) and was excited about Jutland. Then they came out with the Jutland DRM and retrofitted it to DG. I never even considered buying Jutland after that. It's a shame. They had good products that could have been great with proper support/cashflow, but their DRM doomed the whole venture.

Not that I can recommend Jutland with the current website issues, but the initial DRM is removed and it can be played offline.

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 12:47:25 PM »
In my earlier post I tried to get DG 1.5 to start on my laptop where I never loaded it. The installation went ok till I tried starting it . The game DGs wanted to update and timed out to 404. So I tried offline mode and the game still wanted to update not allowing offline mode. I,m not a tech genie, but I'm assuming it's not going to work till their portal goes back online, or they sell them off to a third party which would be my wish. If Rose is reading think GOG.

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 01:16:36 PM »
Iím sure Jim Rose assured everyone that this type of action wouldnít ever happen.
Oh well they were obviously empty words.

I also recall the statement that if they were ever bound to go under, our purchased games would be made available for download and unattached use.

Not sure that convinced many people.  :))

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 03:38:40 PM »
Those guys took aim and blew both feet off. Their DRM is a textbook case of How to do it Wrong. I played and enjoyed their first game, Distant Guns (?) and was excited about Jutland. Then they came out with the Jutland DRM and retrofitted it to DG. I never even considered buying Jutland after that. It's a shame. They had good products that could have been great with proper support/cashflow, but their DRM doomed the whole venture.

Well they met their objective - no pirated copies. With no legitimate sales there is nobody to upload it to pirate sites.

This game series is wrecks - some shipwrecks and one big trainwreck.

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2019, 05:24:35 PM »
I just got in. How I did it.
Launched Storm Powered
Went to my games
Right Clicked on Jutland
Press launch game

Went and had a shower :)
Loaded a scenario to check and it worked nicely

However I already had the game downloaded and installed. So this does not test for connectivity problems with stormpowered. Although the stormpowered client web pages seemed to load ok. I do notice the forum seems to be in the midst of an upgrade even though the latest main page news urges us to check it out.
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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2019, 06:39:57 PM »
There is also a facebook page where they can't stop posts unlike their forum. Here is a link
https://www.facebook.com/StormPowered/.
I hate it when people make claims that they will keep representing their products but when times get tight they just walk away without giving their customers a heads up on their intent (leave profanities here). The guy moderating on the forums "Bullethead", seemed not to be concerned about customers having technical issues, or comments on the game's AI.
Unfortunately, most customers that originally purchased the game probably have gotten tired of a game that
hasn't been updated nor had any improvements on it's UI and moved on. I did try the phone number that was listed on their company website and it rang through asking to leave a message.

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2019, 06:59:49 PM »
I just loaded the express edition of Distant Guns 1.5. Seems to be running perfectly for me. But mine has been installed for over a year.
It is possible that Jim is dead. My greatest fear with promises for game copy protection is that the owner dies and nobody cares to fulfil the promise.

Here are shots of the last loads. Last screenshot is Distant Guns.






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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2019, 08:44:27 PM »
Brings back memories. Of frustration!  :knuppel2:
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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2019, 09:49:15 PM »
I just loaded the express edition of Distant Guns 1.5. Seems to be running perfectly for me. But mine has been installed for over a year.
It is possible that Jim is dead. My greatest fear with promises for game copy protection is that the owner dies and nobody cares to fulfil the promise.

Here are shots of the last loads. Last screenshot is Distant Guns.








Glad to see yours is working, Iím assuming you had yours marked for offline usage as pinging back to the home server seems to be the issue. (Just saw how above -sorry)
I emailed Jim a few days ago and have heard nothing plus still no reply to my two support tickets that are nearing 3 weeks old.
One way or another the company has abandoned the game Iím certain.
 As people have said this predicament was the biggest fear of this type of DRM and its actually happened.
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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2019, 09:53:16 PM »
I have not touched any settings woth regard to off or online. I can check though as I may have changed something a while back.
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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 10:01:14 PM »
I have found a file for Distant Guns which I can install and load up however the game wonít accept my serial and password, so Iím limited to the demo.
Therefore Iím assuming itís the master server thatís been pulled?

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Re: Stormpowered Jutland
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2019, 11:21:28 PM »
Sounds like the Guns are getting REALLY distant now!!!