So uh, this is a pretty strange request, but I'm wondering if someone can help me. This kid I have the displeasure of living with plays Battlefield 2. Ok, big deal, right? Wrong. He doesn't just PLAY Battlefield 2, he's ADDICTED to it. I'm literally talking about 12 hours a day. LITERALLY 12. For his own good, and for the sake of my ears and ability to sleep, he needs to cut back on this. He plays with TeamSpeak and spends all day in his room SCREAMING at the top of his lungs things like "GUYS THE APC IS DOWN! THEY'RE ATTACKING OUR RIGHT FLANK ANHHH" and making various geeky noises. He plays until about 5am every morning, making it impossible to sleep.
I've tried talking to him about it, but nothing changed. So as my last resort, I'm asking you, his fellow gamers to help me help him. Is there any virus/hack/whatever that will be harmless to the rest of his computer but somehow disable or limit the usability of the game? I'm not anti-gaming at all - I've wasted more than a few hours of my life playing Medal of Honor online, but moderation is the key, and he does not understand that. This kid literally (seriously!) dropped out of school and caused his girlfriend to move out of our apartment from playing this game too much. I think he would have a quarter-life crisis if he couldn't play the game. He wouldn't know what to DO with himself!! It would be hilarious and awesome. He just takes the whole gaming thing way too seriously. He gets into arguments on teamspeak. I wish I'd recorded some, they were comedy gold. Anyway, if someone has any suggestions for programs that could accomplish this, I'd be eternally grateful. Hell I'd pay 10 bucks for something to make him shut the bleep up.
-Sleepless in Boston
When he is sleeping take the power cord to His PC. You can also loosen a power connector inside his PC. Nothing that will kill it, but it will get him to stop for a while. He will get mad if you mess with his addiction in any way. I suggest you tread with caution.
not a bad idea - he has a custom-built gaming machine with a big access door to the inside of it that's easy to open. When he's out of the apartment i suppose i could loosen one pin on a chip or a power connector. he also has a mac which he could still use to access the internet for more legitimate things.
you're right, i do have to be careful. i'm honestly afraid he might go insane.
Golf club, i'm sorry, it's the only way.:lol:
Is using some kind of remote desktop software to shut it down a possibility?
kid nap his ass and smak gim a round with "his" BF2 CD till he hates the game
I am sorry to tell you that there is nothing to do, you're friend is addicted. IF YOU CAN'T BEET THEM JOIN THEM. squad up bro
Can't you close a certain port?
evilintentions79Is there any virus/hack/whatever that will be harmless to the rest of his computer but somehow disable or limit the usability of the game
The discussion of hacks and viruses is strictly forbidden, no matter what your intentions are. Any program that interferes with the progress of Battlefield 2 is against the EULA. I can not allow this discussion to go any further, because I am obligated to protect this EULA.
On a more serious note, if you feel that your friend is indeed addicted to a game, please seek professional help, as any time of addiction is a very serious thing.