Farcry wants me to enter a cd key to play online why ?

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More people online would be good so why bother with a CD key ?

They already loose their money when they dont buy the game, perverse
punishment ?

I take it they have a certain ammount of keys and if they dont match
any keys they have then your screwed, works as logn as noone steals
keys and or guesses them with key gens, if they do that your screwed
HAVE NO chance of getting a new key.

Online play is ok i guess just got to get the hang of it, iam playing
hte single player mission on the hardest level HA HA, getting
slaugtered but trying where do i have to get to to get the next save
point iam at the beginning at the huts :)


Your thoughts.
 
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If you purchased the game, you have the key. If not, you're out of luck.
If someone stole your key, contact the company with your proof of purchase
for a replacement.

"We Live For The One We Die For The One" <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au> wrote in
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> More people online would be good so why bother with a CD key ?
>
> They already loose their money when they dont buy the game, perverse
> punishment ?
>
> I take it they have a certain ammount of keys and if they dont match
> any keys they have then your screwed, works as logn as noone steals
> keys and or guesses them with key gens, if they do that your screwed
> HAVE NO chance of getting a new key.
>
> Online play is ok i guess just got to get the hang of it, iam playing
> hte single player mission on the hardest level HA HA, getting
> slaugtered but trying where do i have to get to to get the next save
> point iam at the beginning at the huts :)
>
>
> Your thoughts.
>
 

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----- Original Message -----
From: "We Live For The One We Die For The One" <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au>
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Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 7:26 PM
Subject: Farcry wants me to enter a cd key to play online why ?


>
> More people online would be good so why bother with a CD key ?

So people who actually pay for it get something extra

> They already loose their money when they dont buy the game, perverse
> punishment ?

As above. more of an incentive to buy the game?

> I take it they have a certain ammount of keys and if they dont match
> any keys they have then your screwed, works as logn as noone steals
> keys and or guesses them with key gens, if they do that your screwed
> HAVE NO chance of getting a new key.

Even if someone gets your key you just send proof of purchase and you get a
new one (happened to me with UT2004 It was stolen from the box)


> Online play is ok i guess just got to get the hang of it, iam playing
> hte single player mission on the hardest level HA HA, getting
> slaugtered but trying where do i have to get to to get the next save
> point iam at the beginning at the huts :)
>
>
> Your thoughts.

Better to buy and get the whole experience. When games like Matrix online
are released you might not have any choice but to buy, and as more and more
are getting geared toward online play as the main feature the cd key thing
will be a real bitch to pirates.
 
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We Live For The One We Die For The One <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message news:<muh290te132o6a6pnj489qafbqjjb0p6p0@4ax.com>...
> More people online would be good so why bother with a CD key ?
>
> They already loose their money when they dont buy the game, perverse
> punishment ?
>
> I take it they have a certain ammount of keys and if they dont match
> any keys they have then your screwed, works as logn as noone steals
> keys and or guesses them with key gens, if they do that your screwed
> HAVE NO chance of getting a new key.
>
> Online play is ok i guess just got to get the hang of it, iam playing
> hte single player mission on the hardest level HA HA, getting
> slaugtered but trying where do i have to get to to get the next save
> point iam at the beginning at the huts :)
>
>
> Your thoughts.

Why? Well the CD-key is only needed to REGISTER an account to play
online. Yup, only for the account! This to ensure only those that
payed for the game actually will play online. Also that if cheaters
are doing their tricks..it only takes "cancelling" their account to
remove them!
 
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In news:0mdkc.4820$pJ1.1310@lakeread02,
Joe Hayes <jhayes@navisite.com> Quoth The Raven:
> If you purchased the game, you have the key. If not, you're out of
> luck. If someone stole your key, contact the company with your proof
> of purchase for a replacement.
>

right, that doesn't work, I purchased a DVD copy, the manual was blank where
the key was meant to be printed. I contacted UBISOFT and they said they have
no spare keys to give me.

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"Highlandish" <ckreskay_cussin@dodo.com.au> wrote in message news:<c6s6pk$fhe51$4@ID-140307.news.uni-berlin.de>...
> In news:0mdkc.4820$pJ1.1310@lakeread02,
> Joe Hayes <jhayes@navisite.com> Quoth The Raven:
> > If you purchased the game, you have the key. If not, you're out of
> > luck. If someone stole your key, contact the company with your proof
> > of purchase for a replacement.
> >
>
> right, that doesn't work, I purchased a DVD copy, the manual was blank where
> the key was meant to be printed. I contacted UBISOFT and they said they have
> no spare keys to give me.

The key should be in the BOX not in the manual.....

Or do you always throw boxes away of games you guy!
 
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superxml@yahoo.com (Dark Avenger) wrote in
news:8c060a4f.0404300208.3d77a160@posting.google.com:

> "Highlandish" <ckreskay_cussin@dodo.com.au> wrote in
> message
> news:<c6s6pk$fhe51$4@ID-140307.news.uni-berlin.de>...
>> In news:0mdkc.4820$pJ1.1310@lakeread02,
>> Joe Hayes <jhayes@navisite.com> Quoth The Raven:
>> > If you purchased the game, you have the key. If not,
>> > you're out of luck. If someone stole your key, contact
>> > the company with your proof of purchase for a
>> > replacement.
>> >
>>
>> right, that doesn't work, I purchased a DVD copy, the
>> manual was blank where the key was meant to be printed. I
>> contacted UBISOFT and they said they have no spare keys to
>> give me.
>
> The key should be in the BOX not in the manual.....
>
> Or do you always throw boxes away of games you guy!

No the key is printed on the back of the manual on the UK
release, and there's already been a long thread about the
fact that in Aus they supply stickers to the games shops who
then stick them on the manual at time of sale, over in the
action newsgroup.
 
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HMMM pirates will find a way, takes about 10 days tops to beat any new
copy protection.

Online play might be a prob but doable :)



On 29 Apr 2004 16:44:59 -0700, superxml@yahoo.com (Dark Avenger)
wrote:

>We Live For The One We Die For The One <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message news:<muh290te132o6a6pnj489qafbqjjb0p6p0@4ax.com>...
>> More people online would be good so why bother with a CD key ?
>>
>> They already loose their money when they dont buy the game, perverse
>> punishment ?
>>
>> I take it they have a certain ammount of keys and if they dont match
>> any keys they have then your screwed, works as logn as noone steals
>> keys and or guesses them with key gens, if they do that your screwed
>> HAVE NO chance of getting a new key.
>>
>> Online play is ok i guess just got to get the hang of it, iam playing
>> hte single player mission on the hardest level HA HA, getting
>> slaugtered but trying where do i have to get to to get the next save
>> point iam at the beginning at the huts :)
>>
>>
>> Your thoughts.
>
>Why? Well the CD-key is only needed to REGISTER an account to play
>online. Yup, only for the account! This to ensure only those that
>payed for the game actually will play online. Also that if cheaters
>are doing their tricks..it only takes "cancelling" their account to
>remove them!
 

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Its because of people like you... trying to cheat the developers out
of their hard earned money,,,,yeah... I know you bought this copy.....

"We Live For The One We Die For The One" <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au> wrote
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> HMMM pirates will find a way, takes about 10 days tops to beat any
new
> copy protection.
>
> Online play might be a prob but doable :)
>
>
>
>
 
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"JAD" <jdemma25@eartink.net> wrote in message
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> "We Live For The One We Die For The One" <Mr fred@yahoo.com.au> wrote
> in message news:jqk390ltfb0a9c0bcali9bslmoecv82lu6@4ax.com...
> > HMMM pirates will find a way, takes about 10 days tops to beat any
> new
> > copy protection.
> >
> > Online play might be a prob but doable :)

> Its because of people like you... trying to cheat the developers out
> of their hard earned money,,,,yeah... I know you bought this copy.....

Cheating the cheats?
http://www.nextl3vel.net/comments.php?shownews=3803&catid=2

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On Fri, 30 Apr 2004 05:43:46 GMT, "JAD" <jdemma25@eartink.net> wrote:

>Its because of people like you... trying to cheat the developers out
>of their hard earned money,,,,yeah... I know you bought this copy.....

If it's worth playing, it's worth paying.
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In news:8c060a4f.0404300208.3d77a160@posting.google.com,
Dark Avenger <superxml@yahoo.com> Quoth The Raven:
> "Highlandish" <ckreskay_cussin@dodo.com.au> wrote in message
> news:<c6s6pk$fhe51$4@ID-140307.news.uni-berlin.de>...
>> In news:0mdkc.4820$pJ1.1310@lakeread02,
>> Joe Hayes <jhayes@navisite.com> Quoth The Raven:
>>> If you purchased the game, you have the key. If not, you're out of
>>> luck. If someone stole your key, contact the company with your proof
>>> of purchase for a replacement.
>>>
>>
>> right, that doesn't work, I purchased a DVD copy, the manual was
>> blank where the key was meant to be printed. I contacted UBISOFT and
>> they said they have no spare keys to give me.
>
> The key should be in the BOX not in the manual.....
>
> Or do you always throw boxes away of games you guy!

dvd edition has the key printed on the back of the manual in a white square.

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