method of registratrion

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FAQSELF
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Often, when you register a game from spiderweb that is only available on CD (like Nethergate), you're given instructions on how to acquire the full version of the game before getting the CD. I imagine it'll be the same for BoA.

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Guardian
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BOA will be more than, overly, completly, entirely, likly be distributed on CD. If there is an alternate means for special reasons, I don't know. I'm not entirely sure either why you can't just have one version, and a key to unlock it. Maybe it doesn't work well with the scenario editor? Who knows? Well Jeff does, but that's beside the point. Point is, if you want BOA, risk it on your current CD-ROM drive. If you lied and just said it didn't "work well", which actually meant that you didn't have one... then well... that sucks for you.

Or just buy a new drive! I'm sure BOA will be worth it! Hey, BOE is still in its prime of play, though it will be cut short by BOA. I'm positive it WOULD HAVE been continued to be played for years to come... but BOA is killing it off.

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Triad Mage
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What they're both trying to say is that there will be a downloadable version for people that register.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Guardian
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I am? I mean... I AM!

Wait so if you register, you'll have a special download of the full version? Dandy! But we'll still get it on CD, too, I hope.

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All spiderweb games are available on CD, so obviously BoA will be as well, if you so wish

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Guardian
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Haha Jigga you just made me feel stupid. I completely forgot you could get any game on disc. Well I just feel dumb... Ok disregard any I say from this day foward! If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go unregister from these forums...

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Sorry, I wasn't trying to be patronising or anything

[ Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:21: Message edited by: Jigga ]

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Posts: 530 | Registered: Sunday, September 1 2002 07:00
Guardian
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Oh I know, you just stated the obvious that I seemed to have forgotten...

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Warrior
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I reckon it would be a better idea if you could just get it on cd because there are cracks for each one of spiderwebs code games so if Jeff wanted to make a bit more money, that would be the way. You could also make it so you need a registration code for the product on cd, then it wouldnt be disributed on programs like KaZaA.
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Law Bringer
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If a game has a registration code, someone will find a way to hack it or generate the right code for every number.

If the game is either a demo or the full version, the full version will be put online somewhere.

If the game can only be registered by getting the full version on a CD and then entering the password, someone will upload the full version and a hack or number generator.

There's no way to completely eliminate software piracy, so Jeff might as well take an option that minimizes it and isn't much of a pain for his real customers.

—Alorael, who thinks many people would be disappointed to have to wait for a CD to arrive. They'd rather download the game and be registered only a day or two after sending their registration.
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Agent
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Except me, because I have a really slow internet connection.

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I just hope that the CD will co-operate on both platforms.
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Triad Mage
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The Mac CD is usually cross-platform, but I can't say the same for the PC CDs.

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally posted by Alorael:
If the game can only be registered by getting the full version on a CD and then entering the password, someone will upload the full version and a hack or number generator.
That's true, but one can add one more defense: Modify the program so that the algorithm of the serial number changes periodically (users of full version must connect to the internet periodically to get the new registration code in order for the program to continue running).

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Posts: 329 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
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1. That would be a lot of coding for Jeff
2. People would still find a way to hack it
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