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Getting 11g to work

Started on 5 December 2011 by bigcol
Latest Reply on 11 December 2011 by Genie
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As an experiment, on a brand new PC I installed Genie 11G, disconneted from the internet, and then ran it successfully.

I then connected to the internet, ran it again, and it fails with the corrupt XML error all of us users who have paid for 11G have been getting since 12 was launched.

I'm not techincal enough to suggest anything other than 11G must download something from the internet which is then saved, and when read by 11G & seen as corrupt.

I've tried deleting all reg entries with Genie or Scout in there, and looked for any temp files, but it didn't work.

Anyone better than I care to take a look at this? Obviously the author has washed his hands of the issues and loyal supporters who paid for the product 12 months ago.

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Update: the problem is caused by 11g somehow setting a cooke, from this domain fmscout.com which is then falsely read.

Solution:

Create a brand new windows account, standard level user
Log into that account
Open Internet Explorer, Internet Options, Connections, LAN settings
Tick the Proxy box and put in 111.111.111.111 and Port 111 for the address
click OK
Try and visit a web page - it shouldn't work
Open 11G for the first time and voila it will work. It may 'stick' as it tries to download the cooke, but it works.

NB you won't be able to use the web on this account, but it works until someone or Genie himself fixes the problem.
Excellent work. If the product has been disabled intentionally, I'd say you have a case for a refund.

I would consider dropping some $$ for the new version of this program, if I know it's not going to abruptly quit working some time next November.
#36997 herenow : Excellent work. If the product has been disabled intentionally, I'd say you have a case for a refund.

I would consider dropping some $$ for the new version of this program, if I know it's not going to abruptly quit working some time next November.

Donation is stealing when you know that when the new version comes out your last donated version is junk...
Look, I'll be honest: As someone who has been using the free version of this program, I know it's a bit rich for me to complain. I realize a lot of hard work goes into making this stuff, and it involves programming smarts that are way beyond my own capability.

At the same time, when you distribute free software, there's a good-faith understanding with users that the program will actually continue to WORK. And certainly that it won't be abruptly disabled at some point down the line, affecting the entire way someone plays the game.

It's only natural: People get pissy when something they enjoy suddenly stops working. The software creator should take that as a kind of backhanded compliment -- it means they really appreciate the program.
11G users paid for software which now does not work - there was nothing mentioned last year that it was a time sensitive product.

Therefore it is an issue that needs looking at. Stam if you are reading this please pass it on to Genie or else people will start to complain to his payment provider under fraud rules.
Please, contact me at genieATi.ua if you have problems with GS 11g and I'll try to resolve your issue.

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