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Game Company Destroys XP computers with game update today!!

 
Anonymous Coward
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12/06/2007 01:21 PM
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Game Company Destroys XP computers with game update today!!
Pretty funny story here, unless you're one of the MMO crowd who plays this game, then this is not so funny.

"The EVE Online Trinity update is live, bringing with it an all-new graphics engine, new features, and the death of your Windows XP boot.ini file. It's okay! The file is only necessary if you want your computer to start. Apparently a faulty version of the updater slipped out that worked great across the board, with the exception of Windows XP - one of the most widely used PC operating systems in the world. You know you've got trouble when you have to issue an alert that starts like this:

Check the root directory of your hard drive and see if you have a boot.ini file."

[link to kotaku.com]
A_G1RL

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12/06/2007 01:26 PM
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Re: Game Company Destroys XP computers with game update today!!
Please tell me this isn't EA or DICE. Sounds like something stupid they would do though.
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12/06/2007 01:28 PM
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Re: Game Company Destroys XP computers with game update today!!
Nope, ccpgames [link to www.ccpgames.com]

But yeah, this is definitely something that I could see happening to a Battlefied game or other EA title.
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12/06/2007 01:44 PM
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Wow, Eve has always been the most well designed mmo in my opinion (not my cup o tea tho), surprising to see this from CCP.
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12/06/2007 01:54 PM
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Re: Game Company Destroys XP computers with game update today!!
Anyone else think this is a little odd? I mean, yeah, Vista is shit, but Microsoft is still trying to push it.

I've heard stories of where people get new computers with Vista and have a hard time getting them recommissioned back to XP.

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