Secure Log In

15 04 2007

Logging into games in a public area – be it a net café you don’t normally play in or if you’re using a shared computer – normally requires a fair amount of caution. Players would have to veer away from prowling eyes and malicious key loggers or the more discreet eye loggers. Perfect World took this into consideration by incorporating an on-screen keyboard (OSK) as added option when logging into the game.

OSK Login

This OSK provides additional security when you login since keystrokes are not logged by key loggers and any malicious neighbor would have to look really close to see what you clicked.

The OSK window becomes available once your mouse pointer moves to the password box. The OSK appears at the bottom of the screen and looks just like a standard keyboard. It is smaller than the standard OSK available in Windows (Run –> osk)

Windows On Screen Keyboard

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This OSK feature, in addition to the usual manner you secure your account, makes stealing accounts from Perfect World just a level more difficult.





PW and Linux

12 04 2007

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We’ve featured several compelling features of Perfect World as compared to other games focusing on game play and game interface published in several mediums like the boards, sites, articles and podcasts. Another featured difference, that is not as evident at first glance, is how PW is structured in the back end.

Perfect World is built to run server side processes using Linux. Having Fedora as its base Flavor, the Perfect World team customized majority of the modules to be specific for gaming. It’s as close to saying that they created their own OS to run the game that they also developed.

This does not mean that the game will only run in Linux. In fact we haven’t tested the client in Linux or any Wine Emulator. What it means is that processing of requests from Window OS PC or Internet Shop will be faster since the data packets are smaller, faster and communications are streamlined.

With this much graphics in the game and a lot of processes being handled by the server, this could be a big tell on the advantage Perfect World will have over the other games.