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Uhmm cd key generator?

And for cracked client and server, they just bypass the whole cd key thing altogether. (that's how they're doing it right now).
Keygens are just programs which have a bunch of keys, no different from a text file with 5 to 100 keys. They don't actually generate CD keys.

Right now the only game I have seen which has not been cracked for online play is Halo 2 PC. Which sadly uses Live for Windows.....
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Keygens are just programs which have a bunch of keys, no different from a text file with 5 to 100 keys. They don't actually generate CD keys.

Right now the only game I have seen which has not been cracked for online play is Halo 2 PC. Which sadly uses Live for Windows.....
Uhmmm well a bunch of keys were generated by a keygen

But seriously I doubt there is a list of *valid* key because usually keygen'ed key doesn't work on official server.
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IMO single player games belong on consoles multiplayer games belong on pc.. Are people realy pirating cod4 and playing on Official ranked servers on the pc? If so that is kind of sad on IWs part...
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Infinity Ward can go to hell. They should be able to make COD5 just as well from there.
CoD5 is not being developed by Infinity Ward but by the guys who developed CoD3. Which therefore tells us it will SUCK.

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Uhmmm well a bunch of keys were generated by a keygen

But seriously I doubt there is a list of *valid* key because usually keygen'ed key doesn't work on official server.
No, the keygen doesn't "generate" the actuall keys. They are usually just a big text file with over 20+ keys. Whenever you open it, it randomly picks one. My little way which I posted about creating an account where the key can only be used ONCE therefore prevents keygens from working. Problem solved.

EA uses it, why not Infinity Ward.
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CoD5 is not being developed by Infinity Ward but by the guys who developed CoD3. Which therefore tells us it will SUCK.



No, the keygen doesn't "generate" the actuall keys. They are usually just a big text file with over 20+ keys. Whenever you open it, it randomly picks one. My little way which I posted about creating an account where the key can only be used ONCE therefore prevents keygens from working. Problem solved.

EA uses it, why not Infinity Ward.
I agree with youre point of view. Just to clarify though, are you talking about something like BF2142 towhere you have to log in to even play the game? With keys only being able to be locked to 2 accounts or something.

I like CoD4 style but im not surprised that its being pirated.. doesnt even check for a CD in multiplayer and theres no kind of log in system for your username.

Maybe EA did something good for once..
    
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I agree with youre point of view. Just to clarify though, are you talking about something like BF2142 towhere you have to log in to even play the game? With keys only being able to be locked to 2 accounts or something.

I like CoD4 style but im not surprised that its being pirated.. doesnt even check for a CD in multiplayer and theres no kind of log in system for your username.

Maybe EA did something good for once..

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Uh - why dont you like assign 1 CD Key to 1 InfinityWard account or something and thats it. Once the key is used, you cant create a new account with it. Inside the account you can create different soldiers but, the cd key cannot be used again.

Problem solved for multiplayer piracy.
Yeah, kind of like the BF2 and BF2142 system.
If thats too restrictive, then at least do that for the multiplayer aspect only.

CoH, along with their DX10 patch, make it manditory to log into an account in order to play the Single Player aspect of the game like I suggested above.

EA games are normally actually pretty tough nuts to crack when it comes to piracy of their multiplayer games. Especially when it comes to no CD cracks and what not.

Of course - with all that said - this could ALL be avoided if we all just switched to STEAM where the CD key can only be used once and only once.
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Jesus I don't care about their whining, but I REALLY think every developer for PC should use steam.
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Jesus I don't care about their whining, but I REALLY think every developer for PC should use steam.
even if they dont fully go over to STEAM and sell the retail games non-steam, that'd be better then nothing. But CoD4 does this already.
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I like CoD4 style but im not surprised that its being pirated.. doesnt even check for a CD in multiplayer and theres no kind of log in system for your username.

Maybe EA did something good for once..
I realize these are separate threads, but in another piracy-related thread on these very forums, people are saying that game developers should absolutely not use DRM because it only annoys people and doesn't stop pirates. When they don't use much DRM (as is the case here), people say, "Hey! Not our fault - you guys should have used better DRM! It's just too easy to pirate!" I'm not inferring that you pirated the game or anything, Higgins, but your quote just struck me as funny after all the anti-DRM reading I've done today.

Seems to me that the best method is to use a Steam-like system and go ban happy on the [expletive deleted] that try to pirate. I'm all for DRM as long as it is properly implemented. Ironically, the only big enforcement of any kind that IW seemed to put in CoD4 was Punkbuster which is preventing quite a few legitimate players from playing. Hopefully their next title will be released exclusively on Steam instead of appearing a few months later when it's too late to stop the pirating.
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so will the console edition charge for the upcoming map pack then?
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