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Author Topic: Those darn Gamespy ads are getting WAY out of hand.  (Read 3740 times)

WarpRattler

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« on: October 05, 2004, 10:33:54 PM »
I swear, it's like every other page I view, it comes up as a full-page ad that I have to refresh to get by. Also, aren't those things only supposed to come up a certain amount of times during a session? Or did that change? Whatever happened, I really wish they'd stop with the extreme amount of ads. Oh well, at least it's not like they're showing those Army ads or those stupid Flash pop-ups that you can't even close by pressing the X. Now THOSE are annoying. Well, I should be going back to chatting now...*slaps Deezer with a large trout for no reason in particular*

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TEM

  • THE SOVIET'S MOST DANGEROUS PUZZLE.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2004, 01:46:24 PM »
They don't bother me much at all

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004, 07:21:02 PM »
donotcare95: Tell me something I don't know.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004, 07:56:07 PM »
I have Windows XP with pop-up blocker turned on for classicgaming.com.  I also have, but rarely need to use the Yahoo! Companion Toolbar with a pop-up blocker and a pop-up blocker in my Norton Internet Security.
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004, 08:08:11 PM »
Although the pop-up blocker is not always turned on in my Norton, it blocks most ads.
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

MEGAߥTE

  • In flames
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004, 09:31:24 PM »
Pop-up blockers don't block Gamespy interstitials since they aren't pop-ups...

This is a quick way to block any ad server:
Open the file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
(This file might be somewhere else depending which version of Windows you have or different OSes like Mac and Linux, but it should be there somewhere)
Add these lines at the bottom and save the file:

127.0.0.1 ads.gamespyid.com
127.0.0.1 ads.gamespy.com

You might also have to restart your browser or computer.

Edited by - MEGAߥTE on 10/11/2004 8:42:58 PM

Deezer

  • Invincible
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2004, 10:36:34 PM »
Mine is C:\Windows\hosts

Works great, and I didn't have to reboot. ^_^

Edited by - Deezer on 10/11/2004 9:37:07 PM

« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2004, 07:10:59 PM »
The adds don't bother me, its the Ad-Ware that bothers me...
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2004, 07:13:33 PM »
I tried that so far so good... I thought that doing this required editing the registry...
Rori Shangrula, Heaven on earth, utopia, is it hidden miles away, or is it tucked behind your shoe closet... You make the call

« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2004, 08:02:52 PM »
Seeing as I use Mac OS X and Safari instead of IE, I don't know any sort of techniques for removing those horrid ads.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

MEGAߥTE

  • In flames
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2004, 09:42:56 PM »
MacOS X has the hosts file too.  hosts has nothing to do with IE.

WarpRattler

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2004, 08:04:42 PM »
I can't find that file. If it helps any, I'm on WinME.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2004, 08:08:34 PM »
Ah, I see.

After getting help from a friend who knew more about the Mac's Terminal than I did, I was able to add those IPs in. They work great.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

Deezer

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2004, 08:50:45 PM »
donotcare95, maybe run a search for hosts under C:\Windows\ ?

WarpRattler

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2004, 09:11:15 PM »
I did that, Deezer. I couldn't find it. Stupid WinME.

("o0o") My metroid thinks you are stupid. People who
....v...v disagree with metroids often get sucked dry.
STOP MISSPELLING MY NAME IN THE CHATROOM! IT''S NOT o_O! IT''S o_0! OH-UNDERSCORE-ZERO!

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