netnerd85 wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 10:38: You were acting like there is no other option in the world other than digital which is incorrect. I was offering you another option, a solution to your problem ;)
No, I wasn't acting like that, I was sympathizing with people who want a legitimate option to obtain older software and have somehow lost their original copy. Acting like everyone should just pirate things or have a permanent digital copy is retarded. Again there is no need for software to be sunsetted like this with digital distribution services.
The game is stored on a CD. That CD can be converted into a digital "backup" copy that you can store anywhere. You do not need to keep the original CD.