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Wild Tangent is taking over


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#1 rickgburton

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:43 AM

I am using Windows XP Professional SP3. Can anyone tell me if it's necessary to have the wild tangent web driver installed to play the wild tangent games? I'm really starting to dislike wild tangent because it keeps doing things I didn't ask it to do. I don't know about you but when I am unable to control what a program does on my computer it's close to becoming malware. Whenever I play a game it tries to get me to connect to the internet and now I keep getting a window that tells me updates are ready. My only choices are "download now" or "remind me later". I can't close the window unless I choose one. I've tried to disable it but no luck. Seems to me a guy should be able to play a game without having sliding doors, purchase wild coins, or constant reminders to update the web driver popping up all the time. The only reason I don't download the updates is I'm afraid it's going to add something else I don't want on my computer and the games play fine. These games are the ones my kids play like, blaster ball, and tornado jockey. We just found the disk we bought a few years ago with polar bowler and polar golfer and even though I had the unlock codes for both games we had to wait 24 hours for wild tangents permission to play our games. If not for my kids those games would be history! Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:57 AM

unfortunatly, you need it to play wild tangent games in my experience. though, if you dont want to play the games anymore. . .

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:12 PM

It is needed to play their games as mentioned.

Wild Tangent is a video game software company specializing in online games. It has even made a partnership with AOL to include itself as part of the AOL Instant Messenger for their AIM games section. The WildTangent Web Driver is their technology that allows you to play 3D games over the Internet. Although its not technically considered spyware it does have built in components to update itself and gather information about the computer system including
Operating System Version
CPU Type and Speed
Memory Amount
Video Card type and Driver Version
Sound Card type and Driver Version
DirectX Version
Location that the Web Driver was installed from

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Wild Tangents Auto removal tool if desired.
http://support.wildgames.com/uninstall.html
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:50 AM

OK, Well it looks like something else I'll have to learn to live with. Thank you both for setting me straight about wild tangent. Just in case no one has mentioned it lately, you are providing people like me a great service by answering our sometimes dumb questions. It is very much appreciated!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 05:07 PM

You're most welcome.. I'm of the belief that there are NO dumb questions... Only Dumb answers sometimes. :thumbsup:
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