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  1. Point taken. This thread is about the other part of the problem though...
  2. This short video explains in a simple way of how AV works. It's just the result of a quick search, so might not be ideal, but could help to get everyone one the same page.
  3. Thanks for the info. I did that as well, and also got a bit confused by the result to be honest. But again, we don't own the source code of the AV software or its databse, neither that of DCS. So either ED come back and say "we've checked, nothing wrong here" and push for Kaspersky to update its database, or ED change that line of code to avoid the triggering. Or we just submit the file and wait, hope this is just a stupid mistake at Kaspersky side and they fix it by themselves... and risk our system security by excluding DCS from AV for the time being. But remember, if there's a unintended backdoor left open, people outside of ED could exploit it too. That's why excluding a file from AV is really not the best idea.
  4. You don't kill the barking dog who's trying to do its job and keep the quiet dogs, unless you want your house eventually left unguarded... Well, a mad dog that keeps on barking for no reason is a different story, but I don't think that is the case here. Mods are entirely different thing as they live on DCS, while you don't want your system security to live on ED. Having said that, it is still of ED's interest to at least provide some best effort to allow a good ecosystem around ED/DCS. But that's another topic, so I'll stop here.
  5. See my reply here in another thread of the same problem. https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=4343816&postcount=18 Also, Kaspersky has been working for me for years without any problem. It is the first time in at least two years it reports me of an issue. This doesn't necessarily mean ED did something wrong, but certainly worth a check before we call it a "false alarm". We don't have visibility of the source code, so only ED can tell.
  6. What you said is basically pack up a bag of air around the smoke detector and send it to the manufacturer to investigate. For the sake of discussion here, people surely can do that. But normally people would do it after checking around or asking the wife "hey honey, you did turn off the stove, didn't you?" The kids might help defending the wife out of pure love by saying like "how dare you questioning my mother!" But you know the question has to be asked... So the point here is, a not so insignificant AV software flagged a potential issue of ED's software. Since we don't have visibility of its source code, we don't know it for sure if a potential risk has been brought into the game file, and therefore we ask ED to look into it. Another thing to bear in mind is, it's not just virus that could trigger av software. Some software behaviours like unnecessary system authorisation, unclosed ports, etc, could also be used by hackers to penetrate your system, and therefore some comprehensive av softwares could detect and flag that as well. While it is relatively clear to tell after analysis whether a virus is there or not, it is not so black-and-white for the av software company to conclude on the nature of a game file other than its unusual behaviour. A similar example could be an email client software on your iPhone requesting to use the camera. It's unusual and suspicious, but you can't tell it for sure whether or not it will cause a problem or be used to cause a problem. That's why usually av software will quarantine the suspicious file instead of deleting it, so you still can restore it if you are sure it is alright. This again leads to asking ED to double check its software at least at source code level, to see whether the latest changes are all good and risk free. While the op asking ED to fix it straight away could be a bit blunt and “jump the gun", it is actually indeed the developer's job and Due Diligence, and of its best interest, to make sure it's software is virus free and backdoor free. What ED could do? 1. Consider Kaspersky AV's detection result, check the source code of the latest changes to make sure what it does is absolutely correct and necessary. 2. Remove those unnecessary software behaviours if identified, or change it to a safer way. 3. If confirmed nothing is wrong and nothing can be changed, the best way is to work with Kaspersky to resolve it. ED might not like it, and could be very much so for people who loves ED and everything ED does... 4. so, alternatively, ED can just say "f* it, we don't care", and simply mark it as a known issue and leave it there. In this case, we can only exclude ED's file or the entire directory from AV software, submitting the file to Kaspersky and hope they can one day update its database. But be careful what we wish for. Excluding a file or directory is exactly what hackers like you to do... And hackers have automation tools to hunt you without necessarily specifically targeting you. I'm a telecommunication professional and ex software engineer. No one need to take my word for it, but please do think about it.
  7. You've missed the entire point mate. But I can sense your passion with DCS and ED. So, all good.
  8. Like I said in another post, if your smoke detector triggered, you check your house making sure everything is alright before accusing the detector for false alarm. I trust ED would not intentionally do harm to it's clients, but given the current circumstance where a lot of people/devs have to work remotely from their own devices, this in turn rises the risk profile of software development and its associated security. There was a case not long ago that a well reputation developer unknowingly introduced virus/backdoor into its software because one of its core dev used a tempered compiler that he thought was legit. Not necessarily suggesting the above as the case here, but there're indeed various ways to temper a software and most of them are unintentional. Safest approach is thoroughly check it before any conclusion. Yes, it could be just a false alarm, but we don't know it for sure unless someone with the right expertise looked into it. Until then, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
  9. nah, not the best approach. If your smoke detector triggered, you would check your house before accusing the smoke detector for a false alarm. Same situation here. I trust ED would not intentionally do harm to it's clients, but given the current circumstance where a lot of people/devs have to work remotely from their own devices, this in turn rises the risk profile of software development and its associated security. There was a case not long ago that a well reputation developer unknowingly introduced virus/backdoor into its software because one of its core dev used a tempered compiler that he thought was legit.
  10. Experiencing the same issue here as well.
  11. 1. If you are complaining about the inbalance, well this is more of a simulator rather than an air quake game, so balance probably is not the priority. Most of the jets in game are not matching peers in many cases even in real world scenario. If you are designing and managing an MP server, you can always easily balance both sides by mixing eastern and western jets, as a lot of MP servers do. 2. If you are complaining that the simulation of Su27/Mig29 and its missiles are not accurate, present your evidence if you have any to help ED. ED has been working on this all the time, not saying what they've done is good enough, but they are working on it, and your yelling isn't really helping... The J-11 is actually not bad at all on some of the servers, and also the new JF-17.
  12. Very well said sir! Especially the potential similarity between the current EA practice and Ponzi Scheme. Guess we'll see over time, if more modules entering into EA and less modules exiting EA (reach its Final Release)...... If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse... Anyway, for A-G radar, it is clearly out of planned EA feature, so it probably will take quite a while, maybe years before we can see it, if ED ever put the needed resources into its development...
  13. @BIGNEWY @Nineline It has been occurring for multiple times both on this forum and community groups that some may find that certain keys doesn't work in game although those bindings look and work alright in the CONTROLS setup page. It was later on confirmed that all such issues are due to the key bindings in UI Layer override those module specific ones. https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=251744 https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=254805 Once such conflict happens, DCS provides no mechanism to notify its user. Some poor guys might have to either not be able to use that key or end up reinstalling the entire DCS World, causing a lot of frustrations. Now, can ED extend DCS' existing key binding conflict detection mechanism to include those under UI Layer as well? Or if it is too hard, can ED at least put some static text on the CONTROL settings page to remind users of manually checking for such potential conflict?
  14. 检查下UI Layer里面是不是绑定了这个按键。 你的问题有可能和这个帖子里讨论的情况类似:https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=251744
  15. Try to use 4G/5G mobile network and see if that helps. Some issue might resides at your local nodes. Afaik, DCS does have a lot of players in China, my friend being one of them. It shouldn’t be that bad... Btw, I know how sad and annoying could it be that the situation denies your access to your beloved hobby and you just can’t find a way to really make it work. I use to be a serious WOW player from its very first release in 2005. In 2008, I was sent to Indonesia for nearly 3 months. I went nuts in the first week desperately trying to find a working VPN solution, spent hundreds of bucks, but none really works... In the second month, I finally gave up. My serious WoW journey therefore terminated there... Even today, I can still feel that desperation when I recall that part of my memory. I laugh at myself while also cherish about it.
  16. Bandwidth and Latency are two totally different things... Just saying...
  17. It doesn't matter how you call it, the issue existed for quite a while leaving CE II in a broken state and no one response to it until now. If you can't reproduce the issue after seeing the original report, a simple can't-reproduce response would surely be appreciated and help to get it moving forward, not leaving it unattended for over 3 months. It looks like you don't even care of your own products... Like, I haven't fired up my CE II for 3 months, but have you? Video or track or log serves only one purpose: to help reproducing the issue, not to be used as an execute if they are missing, especially when an issue is reasonably obvious. Like this one, without video/trk/log, it seems you've already figured out some of its aspects. CE II might not be the super star under spotlight, but it surely is an interesting module and represents its producer. So please don't leave it broken for extended period of time.
  18. When it's all good to see new developments, can someone from Magnitude/Leatherneck have a look at this long-lasting simple but critical Tailwheel issue of one of your product - CE II, which causes it basically unusable under wind condition? No fix or response 3 months after being reported... This doesn't look good for your image I'm afraid... One of the issue report, originally posted 3 months ago: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=245961 Same issue exists with the stock mission Mountain Eagle: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=253794 Another customer complaint in your main subforum: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=252928 Can you at least make sure your existing product is not broken before pumping up for new adventures please? ---- Edit: The above comment was originally posted as a reply to the "Autumn 2019 Update" https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=253898. Moderator chose to move it here instead, together with the immediate three posts below.
  19. My friend in China has no issue in connecting to MP servers with or without VPN, though he does use VPN sometime mainly for some overseas servers for better latency.
  20. Tailwheel broken, unable to takeoff. Seems being reported for over 3 months, no response or whatsoever... https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=4087415#post4087415
  21. Oh dear, can't believe such problem is still there after being reported for over 3 months... When I bought CE II, I really wasn't expecting much... It's a bit of simple, fine; not much content with it (missions, campaigns...), fine; probably won't play any role in MP, fine; as long as it gives me a sporty plane that I can fly occasionally... Now without a proper tailwheel, how do I even fly this thing up into the sky???
  22. Guess the moderator thought you are talking about the Pickle Button is not functioning at all while in fact it was just some type of weapons can't be released which has been addressed in the latest hot fix... Anyway, make sure you are on the latest version, and like others said, just check your procedure against either doc or Wag's video tutorial.
  23. My condolence... Now, need some cat meat dish recipe?
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