I think I saw that their server that tracks how many locations you are currently logged in from may not trash old connections often enough.
So if you login from one machine it might keep that active for 4 hours. Say during that 4 hour window you login into another machine you would get the licensing warning on the second machine.
I got that message too once or twice, I think it happens if you close the game and restart it not long after, maybe the login system thinks you're still logged in and thinks you have the game running twice.
If I play Minecraft while my internet connection is down, when it comes back up Minecraft tells me I have an unlicensed copy. My internet has been going down a lot lately. As you can see on the left, I am a licensed user, and have been so since alpha. (yay forever free updates, boo to retarded DRM that doesn't know the difference between a downed internet connection and piracy)
I really hope Minecraft does not get any more DRM than this. Especially since it's detection is faulty.
And, if nothing else, I don't need that garbage up on my screen while I'm trying to play.
Thank you, I appreciate your feedback. I see the community hasn't changed much. :biggrin.gif:
To anyone who is wondering what "Mr. I'm not telling you how"'s solution is, logging in once the internet has come back up makes the immersion-breaking message go away.
Actually, there's cracked versions of the class files available for download that prevent it. I think that was more likely to be the suggestion.
My firewall hates Java so I have to disable the internet to play, and I've looked into legit solutions but I've found none. I haven't downloaded a cracked class because I shouldn't have to crack something I own, but it is a solution that comes up a lot.
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My Grandmother passed away on Sunday, the 7th of August, 2011. I am taking an extended leave of absence in light of this. My apologies.
I have to say its visually offensive in the least. This is exactly why I've personally always been against internet required DRM. Half the time the thing pops up it has nothing to do with my own internet connection anyway and mountains to do with the minecraft.net serves farting. Its kind of insulting to have this message pop up when I'm a paying customer.