In a pickle here...

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In a pickle here...

Postby Schala » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:12 am

Would it be considered illegal to torrent a copy of D1 and D2 off the net if I have a bought, but damaged copy? I got both games as a kid but in those years I wasn't very careful with CDs and they're severely scratched. So far it's only glitched music tracks but I want to be safe than sorry.
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby karx11erx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:24 am

Hi Schala,

You are asking us for kind of an absolution for downloading a copy of D1/D2 by torrent?

This is quite hilarious. You need to make the decision whether that would be ok yourself. I doubt anybody here is willing to relieve your conscience in that regard.

I'll give you a cheap legal alternative though: You can buy the full D1 + D2 game data at http://www.GoG.com for about 6 or 7 USD and will get a perfectly legal download there.

That's the path I would chose if I was you.
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Sirius » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:39 pm

In many or maybe even most countries, that would be illegal as I understand it, yes.
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Schala » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:54 pm

$7? Ah I suppose that's not too bad. I was just wondering if I was morally entitled to a replacement. I guess not but $7 beats Amazon's $154.... yikes.
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD5
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 Ghz
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
Video Card: Nvidia GTX 560 EVGA
Hard Drive: WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 1 TB (2 owned)
CD/DVD Drive: DVD RW AD-7260S
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP 1 x64, Arch Linux x86_64
LCD Monitor: ASUS VE276 27" Wide screen 1080p (1920x1080 max res.)
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Alter-Fox » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:15 pm

The only problem with GOG is they only accept credit cards or instant payments. If you try to buy something through paypal (like I did recently), and you don't have a credit card, then it won't let you. And I don't know what Amazon is thinking charging $154 -- that's way over the top -- it's not like you're buying antique goods :rant: :rant: :rant: . (Amazon annoys me anyway, in Canada, they refuse to ship certain things -- like certain video games - it gave me a few headaches when I was trying to get Sonic Heroes :rant: :rant: :rant: ).

I don't see any moral problem with downloading it if you already own the game, (as I'm sure you know) when you buy the game you're really paying for the license to install and play it on your own computer - in that sense downloading it should be morally and legally fine if you own it.
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Schala » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:41 pm

I have a debit card and was able to get it no problem. Thanks for the help Karx.
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD5
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 Ghz
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
Video Card: Nvidia GTX 560 EVGA
Hard Drive: WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 1 TB (2 owned)
CD/DVD Drive: DVD RW AD-7260S
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP 1 x64, Arch Linux x86_64
LCD Monitor: ASUS VE276 27" Wide screen 1080p (1920x1080 max res.)
Game controller of choice: Logitech USB
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Alter-Fox » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:49 pm

Maybe it's because I live in Canada... :rant:
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby karx11erx » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:31 am

Schala wrote:I was just wondering if I was morally entitled to a replacement.

Better safe than sorry; and 7 USD isn't much.
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby Schala » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:47 am

Yeah I wasn't whining about the $7... I didn't know the definitive collection went for anything under $150.
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD5
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 Ghz
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
Video Card: Nvidia GTX 560 EVGA
Hard Drive: WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 1 TB (2 owned)
CD/DVD Drive: DVD RW AD-7260S
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Re: In a pickle here...

Postby karx11erx » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:47 am

Schala wrote:Yeah I wasn't whining about the $7...

I know. I was just confirming your decision.

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