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RACE 07 Multiplayer Lobby Server Down - 27/10/2014

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Sonat Ozturk, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Sonat Ozturk

    Sonat Ozturk
    Sector3 Studios

    Hi,

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    UPDATE
    10/11/2014

    The servers are back up now

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    As some of you might know SimBin is no more. The studio has gone through bankruptcy and a restructuring phase. From the ashes Sector3 Studios was born.

    During the restructuring a lot of the assets were split between two companies and due to an unfortunate oversight, certain assets such as the ownership of RACE 07 MP servers were not transferred to the parties that now own the rights to the game.

    Although it is not Sector3's responsibility, we are doing our best to sort this out as soon as possible. We are working with all parties to get this issue resolved. Unfortunately this takes time as there are some legal procedures we need to follow.

    I just thought I would explain the reason. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused you. Rest assured, we are doing what we can to bring the MP lobby back up as soon as possible.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2014
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  2. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Thanks for the information (and reassurance you're going to keep on supporting "that old" title ;)), good luck with the legal work :)
     
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  3. ajokay

    ajokay
    Real-ish Racer

    Interesting, so all the Race 07 (and presumable GTR) stuff is not owned by Sector3, but but someone else?
     
  4. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

    Actually, it seems like they took care of the rights & IP and those do now reside with them, according to an earlier post by Jay. They "just" forgot to transfer the ownership of the actual server, as well - at least that's how I'm understanding it/combining the existent informations ;)
     
  5. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    I'm getting withdrawal symptoms :coffee:
     
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  6. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Then please enlighten us who is responsible so we know who to contact as this is getting quite absurd to be honest.
     
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  7. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    The rights/projects/ip's of SimBin have been transferred to Sector3 and RaceRoom Entertainment. I do not know the split of what has gone where, but it is safe to assume that the "classic" game IP's have been transferred to RRE or are shared between the two entities.

    Although right now at this moment of time we may or may not be legally responsible for these services, we feel morally obligated doing all we can to get these services back up, similar to what we have done after 10Tacle (our previous publisher) went bankrupt in 2008 and GTR, GTR2 and GTL lobby services were planned to go down.

    As previously mentioned on RD right now we have no access to these servers as due to human error they were not transferred to the new entities and the service provider has taken them down. As Sonat said we are in contact with the lawyers overseeing the SimBin bankruptcy to get our hands on these servers as soon as possible. But as the last few days have proven to us, this will take some time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
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  8. Damo

    Damo
    Premium Member

    Need .... to .... drive..... MP......cant ...... take it...... anymore........

    Damo :0)
     
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  9. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    *twiddles thumbs* :coffee:
     
  10. Any update yet??
     
  11. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Not even a single word on social media to loyal fans after 11 days. :thumbsdown:
     
  12. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    we have been responding to the publicly available messages people can read on our social platform, but same goes there as goes for here until we know or have more information or a plan of action, there is not much more we can tell.
     
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  13. Robert Covey

    Robert Covey
    Howler Racing

    Even a notice of "nothing yet" is better then no updates at all. Thank you for this update however.
     
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  14. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    a small update on the matter, we are close to resolving the issue, wading through paperwork at the moment but it looks like we are close to getting the servers back online!
     
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  15. RaceProUK

    RaceProUK
    Is it wrong to prefer FWD racecars?

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Yay at last but please hurry sector 3 as you are fast losing me to the darkside of assetto corsa and I don't want to be their , now Ive had over a week to try it and set my wheel up properly im actually enjoying it a lot so puuuhleeease hurry lol....
     
  17. Connor Caple

    Connor Caple
    Slowest Racer in Town...

    AC is quite nice, but the race times during the week are clashing with my other duties so I've only been able to jump into one weekend race with them. I was seriously outclassed and lapped twice during a one hour race - normal really. :D

    They seem to race RWD GT cars a lot and I'm not keen on those. Race 07 gives me my WTCC/STCC and Minis which is where my heart lies :inlove:

    (R3E needs Minis)
     
  18. Björn

    Björn
    Ävver et Hätz bliev he in Kölle

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    Thanks for the update & effort :)
     
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  19. Any news?
     
  20. Jay Ekkel

    Jay Ekkel
    Kylotonn Games

    That is pretty much it, lots of talking between all parties, at least it feels like we are getting somewhere!
     
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