[Nov 20, 2001, 5:08 pm ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
id Software's Graeme Devine updated
with word that scant hours after Return to Castle Wolfenstein has
become available, so have leaked CD keys. Here's a post about this situation,
and its consequences:
wolf/q3a cd-keys and so forth.
As we see cdkeys being distributed over the Internet those keys are being added
to our ban list. It is very important to not share your own cdkey with anyone
If you've been playing for a while, get disconnected from your modem, and want
to rejoin, you can rejoin the exact server you were on only. Because your IP
address has changed, you'll need to wait for the key lease to timeout before you
can join another server. The timeout period is 5 minutes.
Wolf uses the same cdkey generation technology as Q3A. THERE HAS NOT BEEN ONE
SINGLE HACK on this system. Many so-called cdkey generators are in fact virus
attacks that steal your own good cdkey, or worse, corrupt your files.
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||Re: Copy protection is so 80's...
||Nov 23, 2001, 08:10
|Piracy has ALWAYS been "available to even the lamest user"...
You think it was hard before the current "P2P" craze came
along?? Come on, don't try to rewrite history...
I don't want to get off on the most irrelevent side-issue
of the record companies... However, I will state that I
DON'T believe Napster, or any of the other P2P apps, do
have any measurable impact on their profits... The reason
their profits are slipping, are because they keep trying
to tighten their choke-hold on the consumer, and more and
more of them keep wriggling out of their grasp... People
are starting to get sick of their bullshit, that's all...
They've had it with copy-protected CDs that they can't even
listen to in their CD-ROM drive (or, some stand-alone CD
players), and with bullying legal attacks against anyone
and everyone who they perceive as possibly threatening
their almighty profits, or worse, their CONTROL... They've
had it with obscenely rich companies crying like an injured
child, because they aren't a little bit MORE filthy rich...
They've had it with bald-faced lies about protecting poor,
starving artists, when the record companies are the ones
who made them poor and starving in the first place, by
cheating them out of all of their hard-earned money... So,
more and more people just don't buy music anymore, because
they're sick of the system... I'm sick of it, and I
haven't bought a CD in years... (Note: I haven't stolen
one, or downloaded the tracks off one, either...) If their
profits are falling, maybe they need to look in a fucking
mirror, to see the true culprits, rather than look for
convenient witches to burn...