Saturday, December 22, 2012

GSL Ads + AdBlock Plus

GSL has changed the way they show ads.
Now you will find that with AdBlock enabled, the game VOD won't load.

I have come up with a SOLUTION:
Add the custom filter:

For Google Chrome:
Go into AdBlock Options (Right click the stop sign with a hand on the address bar, and click Options)
Click the Customize tab
Next to "Manually edit your filters", click the Edit button and add the line:

For Mozilla Firefox:
on the menu bar, click Tools, Adblock Plus, Filter Preferences.
Click the Customize tab
Make sure "Exception Rules" is checkmarked and highlighted on the left, and on the right click the "Add Filter" button.
Type in and press enter.

(Explanation: @@ means exception, and this .swf file is what is used to "play" the ads which is a pre-requisite for the VOD to load, however the ads still won't play due to the OTHER rules that are in place for the domains the ads come from.)

RANT: Honestly I feel the $109 yearly Premium subscription I paid for should include ad-free watching capability. And since I already bought my subscription for 2013, I can't just "upgrade" to the $149 for "Premium Plus" package for no ads.