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Windows **** off EA

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Veles, 29 Mar 2007.

  1. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    I think you got the wrong end of the stick.
    He bought the game legally and it refused to run as he had 'emulation software' installed.

    In that respect, its more like him going to a garage and buying a car only to be told he can't drive it unless he steals it... :/
     
  2. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm What's a Dremel?

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    Or buying a new car and finding that everytime you put the key in the door the alarm goes off and the door fails to unlock, untill such time as you get rid of all the screwdrivers from your house :naughty:
     
  3. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Some of us use deamon tools for legitimate reasons like testing out .iso files before burning to cd - iso files which are legal ofc. A good example being a memory checker program I downloaded which is loaded from boot thus requires itself to be on removable media. There are other reason's which in my eyes are legitimate but in the eyes of the law likely aren't like my purchased from a shop copy of warcraft 3 I put in ISO form so i dont have to listen to the cd drive whirr all through the game.

    This just sounds like EA putting as much in as they possibly can to piss people off. The program on the USB stick wouldn't work as you would just recode it to not ask the processor for permission to run ;)

    edit: btw, bladestorms analogy above is spot on ;)
     
  4. mookboy

    mookboy BRAAAAAAP

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    No I didn't get the wrong end of the stick at all. I've had exactly the same thing happen to me before. I've downloaded a bunch of disc images, used Daemon Tools to run them, and when I did buy a game with this software on I've cursed myself for having DT's installed in the first place. I'm not passing judgement on anyone, just making an observation. Sure some of you say you've used DT for non-illegal purposes, but come on! Let's face facts. You constitute a tiny fraction of the other users of that software who have it installed exclusively for piracy and nothing else. There's some naughty software that comes with games that I can't tolerate (i.e. some of the **** bundled with BF2142), but I just can't raise any significant amount of anger or outrage at all at the inclusion of software designed to protect a developers income - regardless of it's impact on a computer system.
     
  5. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Sounds like EA hae been bad...

    I think they've gone downhill since they brought out BF2. For instance, 2142, was more of a mod than a new game, and even now, more people play BF2 than 2142.
     
  6. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    This might be a tad of a thread Crap, but...::

    Playing BF2 most of this afternoon until 6 p.m. the just tried it again after re-starting my PC, and now, no matter what i do, i allways get a message about the EA server being unable to connect. It doesn't matter which account i'm using. Anyone care to help!

    p.s. - Yes, i did have the internet connected.
     
  7. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Ive registered my game, but can not under any circumstance, connect to the online server, and join the lobby, tis being really really gay.
    Below is a picture of the message.
    http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p153/samkiller42/cc3problem.jpg

    Anybody know what to do other than scream and shout and smash the computer in anger?

    Thanks in advance

    Sam
     
  8. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd What's a Dremel?

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    Just use your key, and get the no cd patch.
     
  9. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Well sam, I don't know. If I had to guess I'd say the connection failed...



    /sarcasm.


    Seriously though, a lot of people are having a problem with it...luckily I've been free of those problems so far. EALA is supposedly working on patches....lets see if they do anything.
     
  10. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    The Third Tiberium War has Begun

    Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars has shipped worldwide. The initial reaction to the single player experience has been tremendous – and very gratifying to those of us on the development team. I can’t tell you how proud it makes me to see how much people are enjoying the game… and to hear people say that C&C3 is a true Command & Conquer game, a worthy successor to the first and second games in the Tiberium series. We have worked very hard to make something that captures the essence of C&C, a game that feels fresh but familiar at the same time, a mix of new technology and features with elements of the series that are classic and timeless. We share your passion for C&C, and we’ve tried to make a game that embodies that passion.

    While I’m delighted that people are having a blast with the single player campaign and skirmish modes of the game, I’m disappointed that we’ve had some teething problems with the online multiplayer. Most of our customers are able to play on-line, but I know that a number of you are having trouble - and I owe you an apology. Some of you can’t connect to C&C Online and others are having issues once on-line. This is unacceptable, especially for a product that we designed for competitive multiplayer game play. I am sorry that you are encountering problems and I want you to know that the development team is working very hard to understand the issues, fix the bugs that affect the largest numbers of people, and roll out patches as quickly as possible.

    We have issued one patch already and we have two more in the works. I believe we have a bead on the issues that affect the most people and I expect that we will solve these problems in a matter of days.

    Just to be clear: Not everyone is having problems playing on-line… the majority of people are able to get online, play games, and a have a great time. For those that are having problems, please bear with us. We will fix these issues and make C&C the great online multiplayer game it was designed to be – and we ask for your patience as we work through the issues.

    In the mean time, as we work to improve the multiplayer experience for those who are affected, we do celebrate the fun that people are having with the single player campaigns and skirmish – and the tens of thousands of multiplayer games that are being played successfully by those who are able to play on-line.

    C&C is back.

    Mike Verdu
    Executive Producer
    Command & Conquer 3
     
  11. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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  12. acron^

    acron^ ePeen++;

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    Don't play games then. Moron.
     
  13. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    to be fair to that comment... The games industry does have some companies that seem intent on making the experience as difficult to obtain as possible. I'm speaking about EA really, but there are others out there who will happily cripple their games just so that 1% of its players can't hack them and cheat.

    Then again, saying that everyone in the games industry is a homosexual is a bit unfair... We all know its just ubisoft... :p
     
  14. acron^

    acron^ ePeen++;

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    The thing that annoys me, is that people refuse to put themselves in the position of these developers who, regardless of what some websites would have you believe, suffer significant losses as a result of piracy. As industry giants, EA are gracefully taking the bull by the horns and spending money trying to combat piracy because other companies just cannot afford to.
     
  15. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Proof++?
     
  16. Guest-23315

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    I now can't play online on any of my EA games...????

    I've got no cracks ect. and they havn't contacted me saying why i can't get on after i e-mailed them. anyway, back to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
     
  17. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I use my copy of deamon tools for those disk image thingies that you can mount so you don't have to put the actual disk in the drive. These are all legal games BTW, I havn't downloaded a game and not bought if I liked it since I came to uni since I can now afford them more. It's far easier than having to find one of the many game disks I have installed.

    But the thing that really annoys me is, if I had actually downloaded this game illegally, I wouldn't have to bother with this crap at all! This gives people even more incentive to pirate games, why bother paying for a game, when they treat the people who buy it like pirates, and the people who pirate it get off scot free?

    All this crappy copy protection stuff does, is make it harder on the customer, and costs the developers/publishers more money. People always find a way around these things.

    Take Gal Civ II, no copy protection at all, you didn't even need the disk in the drive to play it, sure, very easy to pirate, but that only makes the ripping groups life easier, and they can find ways around copy protection in a matter of hours, so it makes no difference to them whether it's there or not, they'll still release it. In fact, GalCiv II sold MORE copies just because it had no copy protection, some people bought the game just because of this, they wanted to support companies that didn't want to wast their and their customers' time.
     
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  18. stevie1556

    stevie1556 What's a Dremel?

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    Have you tried using Alcohol 120% I find it is better than Deamon Tools. I mostly use it for when I go away on my laptop, to copy the disc as an image file, then run it from the hard drive therefor saving my laptop battery (as my laptop is very power hungary).
     
  19. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    I've actually just bought the Pro version of Virtual Drive 11 - by Farstone.

    It might be worth a try by those having trouble with Daemon Tools :idea:


    I opted for the Pro version, because it's only $10 more, but includes Virtual Hard Drive Pro, which...

     
  20. beesbees

    beesbees What's a Dremel?

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    I have ISOs of every single game I play (all made of the retail bought CDs. So mugh easier to go into daemon, mount it and play than use the disk. Why are peopel who use Daemon Tools automatically classed as pirates?

    That's like saying because you have a knife you're a murderer.
     
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