guilty conscience?

Discuss anything ZDoom-related that doesn't fall into one of the other categories.

Am I a...

Honest guy
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27%
Pirate
6
27%
Eeh... so-so
10
45%
 
Total votes : 22

guilty conscience?

Postby cccp_leha » Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:26 pm

I [honestly] bought Doom2 for $10.99 in the clearance bin at Comp USA, but lost the CD shortly after. Then I lost the IWAD in a HD crash. Apparently I w4rezd the IWAD. Whaddya think? Similar experiences?
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Postby Nanami » Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:48 pm

I paid $19.99 for my Doom Collector's Edition, but some things are way too expensive to pay for. Doom, I like and wanted to pay for. Photoshop is a few hundred dollars so... heh!
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Postby Graf Zahl » Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:59 pm

Everybody who owns a computer has done this at a time. Don't worry. BTW, the people who are using the largest amount of warez are software developers. You won't believe what I have seen in the last 12 years since I started this job...
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Postby Cutmanmike » Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:28 pm

Yarr, You is a pirate and shall slumber in the seven seas. Shiver me timbers!
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Postby Graf Zahl » Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:40 pm

Thou shalt suffer the curse of the Black Pearl! :D
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Postby SargeBaldy » Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:02 pm

i paid $40 for the ultimate doom and a $10 quake shareware CD i got at the same time contained all of id's other games, which you could easily rip. that was just too tempting :P but i'll end up paying for everything someday, far into the future when i have over $10 in my bank account.
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Re: guilty conscience?

Postby HotWax » Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:44 pm

cccp_leha wrote:I [honestly] bought Doom2 for $10.99 in the clearance bin at Comp USA, but lost the CD shortly after. Then I lost the IWAD in a HD crash. Apparently I w4rezd the IWAD. Whaddya think? Similar experiences?


If you're referring to my post here, I never actually said somebody who lost a CD is a software pirate... If ya can't take a joke....

Still, taking what people say in a forum or chatroom at face value is like believing everyone in prison when they tell you they're innocent.. Everyone's gotta story... Of course, that could just be my cynical outlook talking, but I find people usually live down to my expectations. Sad but true.
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Postby Bio Hazard » Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:56 pm

cutmanmike wrote:Yarr, You is a pirate and shall slumber in the seven seas. Shiver me timbers!


you also need professional help...
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Postby Cutmanmike » Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:10 pm

At least I know how to spell chicken.... Watch

C-H-I-K-E-N
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Re: guilty conscience?

Postby cccp_leha » Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:14 pm

HotWax wrote:If you're referring to my post here, I never actually said somebody who lost a CD is a software pirate... If ya can't take a joke....


HAHAHA, I can't believe you said that!!! Really though, I didn't even get a chance to see your post until you pointed it out just now. So there was no hidden meaning or allusion or anything like that, just a, you might say "curiousity poll". My little brother snapped my Jedi Outcast CD in half, so I went out and... got a NOCD patch. Nothing wrong with that.
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Re: guilty conscience?

Postby HotWax » Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:49 pm

cccp_leha wrote:
HotWax wrote:If you're referring to my post here, I never actually said somebody who lost a CD is a software pirate... If ya can't take a joke....


HAHAHA, I can't believe you said that!!! Really though, I didn't even get a chance to see your post until you pointed it out just now. So there was no hidden meaning or allusion or anything like that, just a, you might say "curiousity poll". My little brother snapped my Jedi Outcast CD in half, so I went out and... got a NOCD patch. Nothing wrong with that.


Nothing at all. In fact I would have gotten the patch shortly after installing the game, broken CD or not. CD protection schemes cause many more problems than they solve. People are STILL having trouble over the Diablo 2 protection scheme with certain CD-ROM drives, Morrowind runs about 25% slower with the protection enabled, the list goes on. Any decent hacker can crack any protection in a matter of days, leaving all the honest customers getting the short end of the stick. Here's a pop quiz:

1) If you're a legitimate user and your CD-Key (super-effective protection scheme that that is notwithstanding...) gets stolen and stops working, what do you do?

Answer: Buy a new copy.

2) If you're a pirate and the CD-Key you stole stops working, what do you do?

Answer: Load the CD-Key generator back up and obtain a new key in about 2.3 seconds.
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Postby Sparky » Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:06 pm

i must own atleast $10000 worth of warez
final doom, heretic and hexen being of the many

if they charge you $900 for it or its to old then i say it alrright ;)
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Postby sirjuddington » Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:10 pm

Heh, well I bought Doom2, Heretic and Final Doom.

The rest (UD, Hexen, Deathkings) are warez'd. :P
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Postby HotWax » Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:27 pm

And yet I'm still the only one who's owning up to being a pirate....
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Postby Bio Hazard » Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:37 pm

i got my copy of ChexQuest free in a box of cerial... does that count as warez? :)
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