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Garry's Mod catches pirated gamers
 
Neo7  posted on Apr 16, 2011 4:07:09 PM - Report post

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in a rather humerous way: Link

He enabled an intentional error which causes the game to crash with the error "Unable to shade polygons" if and only if the user is running a pirated version of the game. He plays it off like it's a bug and asks if anyone is having problems.

Lo and behold, all the pirates go "omg not working" and are quickly banned from forums and some from Steam.

 
SkyeLynn  posted on Apr 16, 2011 4:09:05 PM - Report post

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Yup.

The error happened ot me, though I bought it through Steam. He told me it was because I hadn't updated in a long time, and jsut to update, so I did. No more error on my end. ^_^

 
DABhand  posted on Apr 16, 2011 4:16:30 PM - Report post

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Interesting, but they have to be careful like this as a protection can fail for a number of reasons even with legit versions.
 
Neo7  posted on Apr 16, 2011 4:17:32 PM - Report post

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This wasn't meant for a long term solution. It was more for the devloper's amusement.
 
toreador  posted on Apr 16, 2011 7:30:09 PM - Report post

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People pirate games that cost less than 10euro? That's quite embarrassing.
 
DABhand  posted on Apr 16, 2011 8:34:14 PM - Report post

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Yeah and the biggest excuse they use for grabbing warez releases is "It costs too much", but yet they would steal things that are cheap games and apps. I wonder how many didn't buy WinRAR or Winzip for example.
 
AdmiralThrawn  posted on Apr 16, 2011 8:57:01 PM - Report post

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originally posted by DABhand

Yeah and the biggest excuse they use for grabbing warez releases is "It costs too much", but yet they would steal things that are cheap games and apps. I wonder how many didn't buy WinRAR or Winzip for example.

Kind of a moot point... both those programs have free versions that do more than most people need them to anyhow.

But I agree. Sometimes I feel the #1 reason for piracy is stupid pricing. $60 for black ops? Geez. Might as well charge my first born to fill my car with gas. Once.

 
Telapicus_old  posted on Apr 16, 2011 9:48:34 PM - Report post


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no acutally some people pirate before they buy like a full demo if they dont like it they will still pirate.
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