I wonder why game publishers just don't use a better serial key system. One of my coworkers DJ's part time and he says that the software he uses is impossible to crack because of how complex the serial number / activation key is. Apparently it's based on your specific PC configuration when you purchase the key.
I wonder why don't they just use the hardware key option like all the professional software does like CAD/CAM softwares. I don't think that would add so much to the overall cost of the games, since USB keys are so damn cheap these days.
Ones you buy the game you register your USB key and it is yours, if you sell the game all they have to do is just change the registration on that specific hardware key and you are all set. As long as software key exist there will always be piracy, because they are easy to crack. The more expensive the software is the bigger the possibility it will be cracked.
Also if you have a USB key you can install the game onto as many computer as you want no more reactivation hassle and such but use the one computer with the hardware key plugged into it. To me that would be the most convenient and safe way to go. This comment was edited on Mar 5, 10:04.