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SafeDisc and LAN games! Grrrrr...

Discussion in 'Original Unreal Tournament' started by chlorpromazine, Nov 26, 1999.

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  1. chlorpromazine

    chlorpromazine New Member

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    I think UT is a fine game, but I must voice
    my consternation with ONE thing:

    I will NOT, repeat NOT buy a UT CD for each
    of the four computers on my LAN. If GT
    or Epic don't release a patch to make LAN
    games possible with one CD, I'm going to take
    the UT CD back to the store and buy HL:
    Opposing Force instead.

    Even Half-Life, with its horrid CD key scheme,
    lets you play on up to 5 machines of a LAN with
    a single cd-key. You cannot expect casual
    players who don't even have their own computers
    to go out and buy their own copy of the game
    just so they can come over to your house once
    in a while to play on your LAN. Because,
    guess what? They won't do it!

    Forget the thing about taking the CD out after
    starting each game & putting
    it in the next machine. The whole !#@$! arrangement
    freezes up when the level change comes around. I tried it.
    How perfectly ANNOYING.

    I am about to try the CD crack from megagames.
    Even if it works (I'm told it does), I
    should not HAVE to use a crack. They should
    have thought of this before they released
    UT.

    end of rant. Thanks for listening.
     
  2. Napalm Joe

    Napalm Joe New Member

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    Man, no kidding. I hate having to whip out the CD each time anyway, (I have kids, I always have to get the JumpStart Kindergarden or whatever out, and put mine in.) Also, I wanna be able to play one on one like every other game on lan. (Half-Life, Unreal with patch, yada yada...)

    I, also should not have to resort to cracks to play this game on lan occasionally. (In my own house for cryin out loud!!!)

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    Napalm Joe-VED
    (Very Elite Drunk and Blood champion!)
     
  3. aclute

    aclute New Member

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    Umm.. I believe what you are talking about is callled, stealing!



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  4. RW

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    You can take the CD out of your drive after the CD check so what's the problem?
     
  5. Napalm Joe

    Napalm Joe New Member

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    No problem now, I fixed it. /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

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    Napalm Joe-VED
    (Very Elite Drunk and Blood champion!)
     
  6. chlorpromazine

    chlorpromazine New Member

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    aclute:

    You believe this is called "stealing"?
    What are you talking about???

    Please clarify.

    So far, every 3D shooter I've bought has
    allowed LAN games to be played without
    having to go out and buy a separate CD for
    each machine on the LAN. If you don't know
    that, you must be new to gaming... or else
    your post was just a troll.

    If a company decides to make it so LANs must
    have one CD per machine, that's the day most
    of us LAN players will stop buying their
    products. You can debate all you want, but
    our money will go elsewhere.
     
  7. [OF]candyman

    [OF]candyman New Member

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    I am not taking any sides in this debate....I know about halflife and others not needing the cd for a lan game. I do believe the makers know how these games are used on a lan....I totally agree with that, I did however buy two cd's one for me and one for my 10 year olds computer...call me stupid.....I find this please insert cd very annoying also!!! I guess the licence does say install on one computer per copy of UT..I guess I am a model citizen along with being stupid for paying for a game twice to use it on a lan
    P.S. It could also be that I got greedy when I saw it in the store and bought the last two copies so that punk waiting on me to put one down so he could buy it could not have the game also /~unreal/ubb/html/wink.gif I hope he had to wait another week to get it /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif
     
  8. Githianki

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    LOL That is hysterical candyman! Damn I can't stop laughing!
     
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