posted May 04, 2002 02:28 AM
sorry to hear about your attack, got everything all better now?
im no programing genius but i do know a decent amount about the TM engine and how it opperates. it seems VERY unlikely that a virus was transferred to you comp via a TM multiplayer server.
TM servers synch their info to your computer telling your comp to grab a copy of all the entity files on the host that are different than the entity files on your local machine. your local copy then creates a sort of temporary archive of these ent files to work from (more or less anyhow).
point being that your copy of TM is grabbing ONLY *.ent files from the host and doesnt bother with any other file type. thus the reason that us clients have to download various mod packs to play on servers. ent files cant contain an active virus that im aware of. aside from that, for your comp to grab the file it must be active and running on the server. so the server would have to willingly expose itself to the virus as well before you could get it.
chances are that you managed to get it by coincidence while playing TM. i suppose that somewhere in here i could be way off base, but i truely dont think that playing TM had a thing to do with it.
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