Crysis DL Update Issue

Why EA Should Exchange my -Digital copy- of Crysis for a Physical Retail Copy on Crymod Modding Portal is a lengthy forum thread outlining a frustrating exchange one user had with EA customer support over trying to update a copy of Crysis downloaded from the EA store to work under 64-bit Vista. Workarounds have been devised for this problem, which apparently cannot be applied to the download version due to DRM issues. This customer makes the case for exchanging their digital rights for a physical copy, but meets with a series of canned responses that for the most part fail to address the issue at hand. Thanks Ant and Digg.
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Sep 8, 2008, 09:58
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I don't think anyone is really pro-drm, it sucks and just about everyone will admit iy - The problem is that people steal games, movies , tv and music as a kind of default activity. Even if devs offered a tip jar, the evidence suggests hardly anyone would tip them. In fact if people have a choice between paying nothing or grabbing a torrent people would rather grab a torrent.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/01/radiohead_rainbows_millions_of_torrents/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/04/reznor_gift_spurned/

And that's with music, something that although not an retail exact equivalent of a game is an order of magnitude cheaper, sadly I suspect regardless of our wishes DRM is going to increase and the best we can hope for is eventually consumer law catches up and we start getting a fairer deal. Until then all we can do is vote with our wallets, for example prefering Stardocks on line delivery service over EA.

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