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A few hours ago, Garry Newman – the creator of Garry’s Mod – asked, quite innocently, whether anyone was unable to shade polygon normals.

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It seems that the developer has deliberately enabled an error in GMod, which will only affect people who have pirated the game.
People started discussing the error on the game’s own forums, wondering why their game simply wouldn’t work:

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Problem:
I need help with my garrys mod. Everytime I launch Garrys Mod, it starts up then about 5 seconds later after it is done loading, it crashed with the
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Engine Error:Unable to shade polygon normals(#################)
Not long after posting the request, the user found themselves permabanned from the forums for using pirated software.
Making the situation even sweeter, the number which appears in brackets after the error statement is in fact the gamer’s 64-bit steamid.
Y’see, Steam keeps a list of which accounts have actually forked over the $9.99 for a legit copy of GMod – so it’s a simple matter of checking ids and turfing out the pirates.

Just another lesson on why piracy is bad, supporting indie developers is good, and why you shouldn’t mess with the nerds.
Pretty cleaver way to find pirates. [source]
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That is hilarious, Go Garry and make a book with (good) devs.
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nice work...Garry??
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Haha people always ask me on my Garrys mod videos how to get it for free. I tell them to they can buy it from Steam.
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Epic win
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Garry's Mod is so cheap too.
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lolz, I love when devs do stuff like this. Have to laugh at the people who got caught
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Originally Posted by Trippen Out View Post
really you are repping someone because of an avatar. i think you should go read on how and why the rep system is supposed to be used. that is just not a good reason to give someone rep at all. granted monkey island did kick ass
i found his post useful for my research. the MI thing was a typo. i hit send before i got to finish typeing my post. how appropriate, you fight like a cow.

its hard to find original MI fans

EDIT: very tired here... little moody
Edited by Damarious25 - 4/14/11 at 9:05pm
    
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oh im loving this
more dev's should do things like this.
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for the longest time garrys mod was free from their website...
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