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I was glancing through this , the inside of the DiRT manual and this is what it says. What the hell does it mean by "the gameplay of a pirated copy will degrade."?<img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I was glancing through this , the inside of the DiRT manual and this is what it says. What the hell does it mean by "the gameplay of a pirated copy will degrade."?<img src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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</div>Think that might be either relating to online access - pirated version not having any online access<br />
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Or that the disk itself wont be of the quality of an original? Not sure really
 

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No its talking about codemasters FADE system. It checks if a game is being run from the original disk. If not it changes the gameplay to such an extent that the game is not worth playing.<br />
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<a href="http://www.dvd-recordable.org/Article870-mode=thread-order0-threshold0.phtml" target="_blank">see here</a>
 

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Originally Posted by <strong>magus.tsf</strong>
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<div style="font-style:italic">No its talking about codemasters FADE system. It checks if a game is being run from the original disk. If not it changes the gameplay to such an extent that the game is not worth playing.</div>

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</div>Are there any screenshots or info on what exactly it does to the gameplay? At work at the mo so cant really look myself
 

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no there are no screenshots I can find, but lots of forums complaining that the system works. It was first introduced in operation flashpoint and did things like putting your sights out on your weapons so you will never be able to fire in the same direction twice, and randomly turn your player into a seagull <img src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Gunner2" class="inlineimg" />
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">no there are no screenshots I can find, but lots of forums <b>complaining that the system works</b>. It was first introduced in operation flashpoint and did things like putting your sights out on your weapons so you will never be able to fire in the same direction twice, and randomly turn your player into a seagull <img src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Gunner2" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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People complain about an anti piracy system working lol
 

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Yeah they should but it's a lot more fun to keep reading the posts from all those whingers whose freshly downloaded game suddenly stops working properly and they can't understand why their mate who bought the game doesn't have the same problem.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">A non-exhaustive list of things that should not be discussed:<br />
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* Any software that disables copy protection and/or disc encryption. This includes any sort of no-cd or other crack program for games and DVD copying software. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 2001 explicitly outlaws these types of programs.</div>

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</div>Oh hey, whadya know? And bump.
 

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@everyone: The purpose for this rule has nothing to do with preventing law suits, because no one is going to sue OCN over it's members discussing piracy. it's not illegal to talk about it. So you all can stop claiming that this is what it's about.
 

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Then what <i>is</i> this all about?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Then what <i>is</i> this all about?</div>

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</div>Excellent question.
 

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OCN discourages piracy, of course it's not ILLEGAL to talk about. There are other forums out there where you can discuss piracy. If we allowed priacy talk on the forums, there goes our reputation down the drain for being a professional forum.
 

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Simply keep the piracy out of OCN is better and that way we know we don't go to far.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">And there is a lot of legitimate reasons to use these file sharing programs, i personally use it to download previously aired tv shows as i just can't get the time to watch tv</div>

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</div>Which is illegal, unless the copyright holder a.k.a. the network, studio, and producers of the show have given permission to distribute there work on a P2P network its still illegal, just because it would not have cost you anything to watch the show on free OTA TV or cable, does not mean its not copyright infringement to download it. If you pay attention to the credits on many show's which I know I don't so I'll assume you don't as well, most explicitly state that they are copyright and any rebroadcast including over the internet is explicitly forbidden.<br />
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So while you may think that its legitimate and legal it is not, and is whether you think it to be or not Piracy.
 

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Say no to Piracy....<br />
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And Just say YES to OCN<img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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This has a lot to do with people coming on here and getting in the software sections and saying "hey can you get me a cracked version of XXXX?" or people who discuss DRM and say "well I just pirated it guys, talk to me if you want it free too!" and other such things. It simply that OCN doesn't support piracy (because it's illegal) and so any member posting that does will reflect the "views" of OCN. The "views" of OCN can't conflict, and OCN prefers to keep them on the legal side.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">@everyone: The purpose for this rule has nothing to do with preventing law suits, because no one is going to sue OCN over it's members discussing piracy. it's not illegal to talk about it. So you all can stop claiming that this is what it's about.</div>

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</div>First, read my OP. Nowhere did I claim that discussing piracy is against the law. However, discussing piracy is in direct violation of this site's Terms of Service. If you do not wish to abide by the ToS, you are invited to take your conversation somewhere else. If you wish to hold conversations here, then stay within the ToS.<br />
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Second, you're absolutely crazy if you think that legal action cannot be and is not taken against web sites that threaten intellectual property by openly discussing or offering piracy methods. It happens all the time. No one wants to even toe that line with OCN, I hope. If you do, see my previous invitation.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">First, read my OP. Nowhere did I claim that discussing piracy is against the law. However, discussing piracy is in direct violation of this site's Terms of Service. If you do not wish to abide by the ToS, you are invited to take your conversation somewhere else. If you wish to hold conversations here, then stay within the ToS.<br><br>
Second, you're absolutely crazy if you think that legal action cannot be and is not taken against web sites that threaten intellectual property by openly discussing or offering piracy methods. It happens all the time. No one wants to even toe that line with OCN, I hope. If you do, see my previous invitation.</div>
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Nice circle argument LOL<br><br>
I was talking @ the people that were saying that this rule prevents the site from being sued. As long as no links are given out in the open they can't touch you. Also The copyright nazis are going to go after the big warez sites not an OC site.
 
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