View Full Version : Anti-Piracy Company Links to Piracy Site

03-12-2006, 10:47 AM
After an immensly successful launch of Stardock's new game, Galactic Civilizations 2, someone posted on Starforce's forums about how the game was a hit without having any copy protection on it's CDs. A forum admin of Starforce replied to this with a direct link of a search on a bittorrent site for the pirated copies of the game.

Right now several thousands of people are downloading the pirated version only from that web-site. Is it good for the sales? Unlikely. Good game surely would have the high sales rate even if it doesn't have any copy protection, but not because of that. Good protection is the tool, which increases the rate.

Stardock was appalled that they would provide a working url to pirated copies of thier game.

03-12-2006, 01:49 PM
a.) that's extremely dumb of star-force. All games are pirated a lot right after their release.
b.) Starforce's protection itself immediately cuts sales, because thousands of people who play games frequently are boycotting starforce.
c.) It almost sound like that guy is saying "Bad games need good copy protection or else they won't sell--people will pirate them and see that they suck. Good games still sell well regardless. Your game was good, so it sold. If your game was bad, you'd be singing a different tune." Which is a disgusting meaning, regardless of the guys intent.

05-18-2006, 07:11 AM
mod edit: lalala

05-18-2006, 07:16 AM
You just bumped a 2 month old thread for an advertisement?

05-18-2006, 09:13 AM
You just bumped a 5 minute old thread to ask someone
a question that won't be back to read it?

//edit: tell someone to fix ES. >.< I need to vent.

05-18-2006, 08:20 PM
Please read the rules (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/announcement.php?f=10&announcementid=51), especially #5 in this case.

In the future, please refrain from bumping dead threads

Thread closed.