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Forum: Software 31-12-2008, 13:56
Replies: 7
Views: 11,190
Posted By AstralWanderer
i will not post links to anything warezey in...

i will not post links to anything warezey in future, i will also consider the contents of my post before i post
this is my new years resolution...
Forum: Software 28-12-2008, 11:38
Replies: 7
Views: 11,190
Posted By AstralWanderer
Apologies for the thread necromancy, but this can...

Apologies for the thread necromancy, but this can be achieved easily via a .reg file (plus a restart for the service changes to take effect). Attached is an example taken from eXPerience's minimalist...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 28-12-2008, 10:25
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
That could explain a lot. :) I can see the...

That could explain a lot. :) I can see the BestBuy ethos and dedication to customer service shine through. :D More seriously though, computer games shops are going to be big losers from digital...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 28-12-2008, 06:00
Replies: 7
Views: 5,916
Posted By AstralWanderer
Getting back OT, I did install a trial version of...

Getting back OT, I did install a trial version of GameJackal and can confirm that it works with the latest version (121.1549) of Neverwinter Nights 2 : Storm of Zehir (using SecuROM 7.38). Including...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 28-12-2008, 05:27
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
For what it's worth, I doubt Valve are going to...

For what it's worth, I doubt Valve are going to charge maintenance fees anytime soon (as long as they see a steady inflow of new signups) but once their user base stops growing, the only way they...
Forum: Chit Chat 24-12-2008, 12:26
Replies: 8
Views: 4,218
Posted By AstralWanderer
Best wishes from Old Blighty also. Enjoy the...

Best wishes from Old Blighty also. Enjoy the holiday and may 2009 bring enlightened software publishers who release quality games, properly tested which don't need cracks to run. :) Well, one can...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 24-12-2008, 11:23
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
Well, I really do have my doubts here. Piracy...

Well, I really do have my doubts here. Piracy seems to be more the excuse than the reason and given that obnoxious DRM makes warez a better product, it begs the question: are games publishers...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 22:28
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
Good case in point: Spore faces biggest...

Good case in point:

Spore faces biggest pirate attack (http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/947/1049947/spore-faces-biggest-pirate-attack)Ah, it's good to see an Amstrad CPC user come out of...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 21:44
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
This very point is covered in extensive detail in...

This very point is covered in extensive detail in the Authorization Servers (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1680) article - if a company goes bust, users have no guarantee of anything....
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 11:27
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
Online activation has two problems: if the...

Online activation has two problems: if the company dies, the software goes with it (covered in more detail in this Authorization Servers (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1680) article)....
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 11:27
Replies: 7
Views: 5,916
Posted By AstralWanderer
Online activation has two problems: if the...

Online activation has two problems: if the company dies, the software goes with it (covered in more detail in this Authorization Servers (http://www.shamusyoung.com/twentysidedtale/?p=1680) article)....
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 07:53
Replies: 7
Views: 5,916
Posted By AstralWanderer
I'd go for Daemon Tools in an instant if the pro...

I'd go for Daemon Tools in an instant if the pro version didn't require online activation and the free version didn't include (mandatory) adware. However I'm now considering GJ for those cases where...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 07:53
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
I'd go for Daemon Tools in an instant if the pro...

I'd go for Daemon Tools in an instant if the pro version didn't require online activation and the free version didn't include (mandatory) adware. However I'm now considering GJ for those cases where...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 05:17
Replies: 29
Views: 16,129
Posted By AstralWanderer
Why online activation sucks

Not used GameJackal myself but anyone considering a purchase may wish to act soon. Slysoft's lifetime update policy ends on the 1st January 2009 with customers from then on needing to pay an annual...
Forum: CD/DVD Copy Protections & Utilities 23-12-2008, 05:17
Replies: 7
Views: 5,916
Posted By AstralWanderer
Considering GameJackal? Better act fast...

Not used GameJackal myself but anyone considering a purchase may wish to act soon. Slysoft's lifetime update policy ends on the 1st January 2009 with customers from then on needing to pay an annual...
Forum: PC Games 15-12-2008, 23:17
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
Try removing the Tages drivers manually then...

Try removing the Tages drivers manually then (right-click on My Computer, select Properties/Hardware/Device Manager, then View/Show hidden devices, expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" section that...
Forum: PC Games 15-12-2008, 09:40
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
Have you installed the No-CD fix from...

Have you installed the No-CD fix from GameCopyWorld? If not, then you definitely should try it since a crash with Daemon tools would suggest that TAGES (the CD-check used by the Witcher) may be the...
Forum: PC Games 04-11-2008, 10:23
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
The copies available from P2P networks will be...

The copies available from P2P networks will be pre-cracked. No point uploading them otherwise.No I don't believe everyone visiting here is a legitimate purchaser but that is far different from your...
Forum: PC Games 04-11-2008, 01:41
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
Pirated copies are already cracked so anyone...

Pirated copies are already cracked so anyone using them wouldn't need to visit GCW. Only users with a legitimate copy do.

You wouldn't happen to work for Atari, EA or Ubisoft by any chance would...
Forum: PC Games 26-09-2008, 05:44
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
Ah - it's listed under T rather than W. Silly me...

Ah - it's listed under T rather than W. Silly me for not checking the definite article. ;)Well it does if media is damaged, the CD/DVD drive/OS/software setup isn't "compatible" or if a user is...
Forum: PC Games 26-09-2008, 04:25
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
There's no entry for Witcher in GCW's games list...

There's no entry for Witcher in GCW's games list (http://wiretarget.com/games/gcw_index_4.shtml#W) and a Google search (http://www.google.com/search?q=site:gamecopyworld.com+witcher) doesn't turn up...
Forum: PC Games 26-09-2008, 03:57
Replies: 50
Views: 27,108
Posted By AstralWanderer
I bought the Enhanced Edition thinking (yea,...

I bought the Enhanced Edition thinking (yea, naive when we're talking about Atari I know) that it would be DRM-free so I was furious to find out that it used Tages.

As far as I can tell, there is...
Forum: PC Games 06-09-2008, 00:05
Replies: 5
Views: 7,314
Posted By AstralWanderer
Maybe not, but being silent will definitely...

Maybe not, but being silent will definitely achieve nothing.My understanding of the 1.14 patch is that it will add online activation for subsequent expansions only. I am, of course, boycotting them...
Forum: PC Games 05-09-2008, 21:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,916
Posted By AstralWanderer
As an alternative, if you have Baldur's Gate 2,...

As an alternative, if you have Baldur's Gate 2, you can use either the Baldur's Gate Trilogy (http://www.shsforums.net/index.php?showforum=261) mod or Tutu (http://www.pocketplane.net/tutu) to run...
Forum: PC Games 05-09-2008, 21:27
Replies: 5
Views: 7,314
Posted By AstralWanderer
The downside is having to use extra software...

The downside is having to use extra software (Daemon Tools in this case, the full version of which requires online activation which IMHO is even worse....) and the need to mount an image each time...
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