Pat AfterMoon
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Unity 3D
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2014 Connected Pylons 2011 prototype Online Demo
(December 1, 2011)
2009 prototype Forum

GPL Quake
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My favorite tools COOP or DIE
for Quake2
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May 4, 2007

COOP or DIE : webchat modification for preventing spam

Today I have modified the internal code of the COOP or DIE webchat for preventing spam bots. It is a minor modification without anything noticeable by classic user. It seem to work and I haven't noticed any new spam in the webchat since the update.
The spam problem make me a little angry about the future merge of PhpBB with the COOP or DIE worlserver. I plan to only allow users to post messages in the forum after their first ingame connection to the worlserver. I think spam bots will have some difficulty with that. Of course an alternative to the forum will be used for providing support to player who have problems to connect. Something like a direct message to the admin will do the job.