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Law Bringer
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I apologize if this is the wrong forum, but since it concerns two seperate games, I wasn't sure where to put it.

I just bought BoE. I'm more of an Avernum fan, but the sheer number of scenarios called to me. What annoys me a whole lot is that I had to get it on CD. Why is this? I don't mean why can't you get a registration code for the game, although that is an interesting question as well. I'm talking about why I have to pay to have it shipped to me. Right after I ordered it, I got an email with a link to Spiderweb's FTP, where I could download the full version. Why couldn't I just buy that link and not have to pay to get the CD shipped? It was the exact same way with Nethergate. I got an email as soon as I ordered it as well. it makes no sense that Jeff doesn't make the CD optional like with all his registration code games. I mean, how is downloading the full game off the FTP any different from downloading the demo and then inputting the code?

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When BoE first came out, the full version was *not* available online. I'm not sure why -- something related to preventing piracy or other abuse, I'd imagine.

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It's so that if your harddrive crashes or you get a new computer, you have a hardcopy of the game to reload. CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes.

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I defiently prefer CD's. Registration codes can cause a lot of trouble. :(
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quote:
Originally written by Jewels:

CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes.
I find this to be the exact opposite. In my case at least.
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Originally written by MacProject:

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Originally written by Jewels:

CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes.
I find this to be the exact opposite. In my case at least.

I always keep my CD's safe. Espically my spidweb ones.
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Originally written by Commander Edward:

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Originally written by MacProject:

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Originally written by Jewels:

CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes.
I find this to be the exact opposite. In my case at least.

I always keep my CD's safe. Espically my spidweb ones.

I'm the same way. It's the registration codes that I'll misplace every now and then.
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I agree MacProject. I'm never good with codes. :(
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Well, whatever the case, it's good to see someone buying BoE.

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quote:
Originally written by MacProject:

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Originally written by Commander Edward:

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Originally written by MacProject:

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Originally written by Jewels:

CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes.
I find this to be the exact opposite. In my case at least.

I always keep my CD's safe. Espically my spidweb ones.

I'm the same way. It's the registration codes that I'll misplace every now and then.

*scratches head*

CD's are a bit harder to lose then registration codes. = Registration codes are easier to lose then CD's.

I think we all agree.

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quote:
Originally written by Prometheus:

Well, whatever the case, it's good to see someone buying BoE.
This is one of those sentences where you can stress different words to give it entirely different meanings...

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I do not see why you need the CD too. Seems a bit shady.

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Because it's a legacy of the times when there was no full version download.

It's extremely easy to lose registration numbers. If you need to reregister, you lost the file that stores the fact that you have. That's also the file that generates your registration number, so you'll get a new random one. Even if you do save your registration code it won't do you any good.

—Alorael, who has not lost his Nethergate CD. He also hasn't touched it since he first installed Nethergate.
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If worst comes to worst, you can always use the CD as a frisbee, a shiny decoration, or a razordisk.

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I doubt it would work well as a razordisk unless it was traveling at high speed.

*tries unsucessfully to slice himself with a CD*

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A plastic coaster with a leaky doughnut hole that is prone to melt never seemed like the best use of an old CD. As for the mandatory CD purchases, I guess Jeff wants to unload them whenever possible.

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Originally written by ben12C8:

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I doubt it would work well as a razordisk unless it was traveling at high speed.
How else would you use it? You don't think the Vahnatai would casually lob it at their enemies, do you? Admittedly, a razordisk is a lot more sharp and elegantly-shaped, but sometimes you have to make do with what you have.

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How else would you use it? In your computer. :P

Maybe you could attach razors to it, though. Somehow.

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I meant how else would you use a CD as a razordisk. Though it wouldn't be too hard to attach razors to it. Getting them to stick would be a little harder.

Vahnatai Warrior: This is a razordisk. It is very dangerous when thrown.

Teenage Geek: I have useless CDs with razors on them that do the same thing!

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If you leave a CD in the cardboard square it comes in, it flies much better and sharper.

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quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

If you leave a CD in the cardboard square it comes in, it flies much better and sharper.
It's true!! How on Earth did you discover that out?

On topic, I prefer the CD. When I bought Nethergate, I did download it from the FTP site straight away, but the disk had all of the demos of games released upto that point, which was uber-cool. Registration codes, as Alo pointed out, are useless after one use. CDs are ergo way better.

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quote:
Originally written by ben12C8:

I doubt it would work well as a razordisk unless it was traveling at high speed.

*tries unsucessfully to slice himself with a CD*

Use a knife sharpener.

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Originally written by JadeWolf:

[b]Use a knife sharpener.
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Would this work actually?

Incedently, I remember reading about a book in which the author, being an crazy-maniac-person, devises a number of plans to assinate George W. Bush. One of these were, using remote controlled flying CDs, which were supposed to decapitate him... :eek: Funny little world we live in, huh?

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Originally written by :Slash::
Incedently, I remember reading about a book in which the author, being an crazy-maniac-person, devises a number of plans to assinate George W. Bush. One of these were, using remote controlled flying CDs, which were supposed to decapitate him... :eek: Funny little world we live in, huh?
Cool!!
I could murder my beloved daddy with that!!! :P
Ahh!And about the game, i prefer the CD, they last much longer...and having the game on Cd would be really cool!!

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I like having the CD *said whilest holding BoE CD (in it's case) in hand*

The good thing about having a CD copy of a game is that often they come with nice little extras that you wouldn't get with a download version. Like demos for great games you wouldn't have ever heard of otherwise, or lots of extra scenarios and mods (in the case of my copy of UT:GotY Edition) and so on.

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