Ryan May 10, 2013 @ 6:13pm
Get rid of Pinion White Label
As I understand it, these are 3rd party official servers contracted out to help increase official dedicated coverage. It kind of defeats the purpose since most people choose official dedicated for a better experience, and every single Pinion White Label server I've been to has been anything but a good experience. The servers constantly struggle and studder when handling any more than a few zombies, along with annoying bugs involving the big glowing ERROR. I've had my PC freeze because of their advertisements which has never happened on any other server with ads.

Is there really even a need for MORE official dedicated servers when the general population of L4D2 isnt even growing? Makes no sense.

To me this smells like a way to lower costs so as to provide better experiences for newer titles and not to expand coverage.

I could really give a ♥♥♥♥ why, but if you're going to lie and claim its for our benefit when its really for yours, then thats what I have a problem with.
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Shao May 10, 2013 @ 7:04pm 
More recent topics here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/550/discussions/0/828938354924127774/


Electric Gigolo 7 May 2013 @ 1:21pm
REMOVE PINION SERVERS! VALVE
Cannot connect to most pinion servers without getting a connection error, or sound stutter freezing. Not a sound driver problem.



Link: http://steamcommunity.com/app/550/discussions/0/828938532481030826/

me~ ~ 8 May 2013 @ 8:35am
Guide - How to block pinion ads in game.
How to block pinion advertising and disable the ingame adverts: http://piniongg.blogspot.com.au/

Find your hosts file first under windows, for detailed instructions on editing your hosts file see the URLs below:

Windows Vista/7 - http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/windows-7-hosts-file/
Windows XP - http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/how_to_use_hosts.html
Wndows 8 - http://www.howtogeek.com/122404/how-to-block-websites-in-windows-8s-hosts-file/

Now add the following to your hosts file and save it afterwards:

127.0.0.1 pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 bin.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 blog.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 cdn.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 crm.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 cp.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 delivery.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 docs.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 kermit.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 legacy.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 log.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 mail.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 motd.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns1.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns2.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns3.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns4.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns5.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ns6.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 pinionprizes.gg
127.0.0.1 pog.gg
127.0.0.1 pog.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 stage.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 templ4d2.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 tix.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 video.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 voip.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 wiki.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 oscar.pinion.gg
127.0.0.1 ads.intergi.com
127.0.0.1 adback.pinion.gg

TIP: In Windows, edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts (it’s just a text file so you can use Notepad but make sure you run Notepad as Administrator otherwise you won’t be able to save the file)

The more ppl do this the less we will see of pinion plugin on servers down the road.
Ryan May 11, 2013 @ 11:03am 
It should be noted that you have to run notepad as administrator in Windows 7
Shao May 11, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by Ryan:
It should be noted that you have to run notepad as administrator in Windows 7

Or if you run any anti virus such as Avira to allow access to hosts.
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