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evox
07-17-08, 11:20 PM
in order to get around Ubi's own copy-protection for the Direct2Drive edition of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, a version of the game cracked by a piracy group may have been, well, pirated and distributed. An examination of the internals of the executable allegedly reveals the embedded tag from the pirate group.

http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=89504

LOL :headexplode:

LurkerLito
07-18-08, 12:13 AM
Yeah I saw this and was ROFL :)

ViN86
07-18-08, 12:14 AM
:rofl

nekrosoft13
07-18-08, 12:22 AM
maybe reloaded works for Ubi ;)

CaptNKILL
07-18-08, 12:52 AM
:lol:

crainger
07-18-08, 01:20 AM
This is the coolest thing I've ever seen.

bob saget
07-18-08, 01:25 AM
:lol:

SH64
07-18-08, 01:58 AM
ubifail :lol:

LordJuanlo
07-18-08, 02:22 AM
Lol, that's really funny

nutcrackr
07-18-08, 02:53 AM
noobisoft. nuff said.

BioHazZarD
07-18-08, 03:05 AM
roflmao.. they cant crack their own games :D

Banko
07-18-08, 06:49 AM
Why do they even need to crack their own games? They have the source code to the game and can build the exe without the actual copy protection..

Badboy_12345
07-18-08, 07:06 AM
Why do they even need to crack their own games? They have the source code to the game and can build the exe without the actual copy protection..

they suck?
If they could do that why not release the real exe without the copy protection immidietly?

Instead they stole a pirate groups exe and distributed as their own.

rflair
07-18-08, 07:20 AM
Why do they even need to crack their own games? They have the source code to the game and can build the exe without the actual copy protection..

The crack probably feeds the copy protection some needed information to make the game work while bypassing some checks (I don't want to get into the true mechanics of how some cracks work, different groups use different methods, some favored some not). But releasing the true unprotected exe (or other files which enable the protection) would not be smart, it would give the scene an easy opportunity to figure out the protection mechanism to thoroughly. Just because a game is cracked doesn't mean the copy protection was thoroughly defeated.

Q
07-18-08, 07:35 AM
This has to be the most epic of failures I have ever seen.

Revs
07-18-08, 07:37 AM
:lol: That's great! :lol:

Dreamingawake
07-18-08, 08:58 AM
not cool.

im so tired of the double standards imposed in our society.

marijuana is illegal and yet you can purchase all the bongs/papers you wish !!

speeding is illegal and yet cops do it all the time (not to mention break several
other traffic violations that i've seen)

and now this ! what a joke, what's next ??

ViN86
07-18-08, 09:01 AM
isnt this technically a violation of the DMCA? the DMCA states that circumventing any anti-piracy measures is a crime. maybe it's not cause it's their software?

weird...

Bearclaw
07-18-08, 09:11 AM
:rofl

Excellent.

LurkerLito
07-18-08, 09:28 AM
isnt this technically a violation of the DMCA? the DMCA states that circumventing any anti-piracy measures is a crime. maybe it's not cause it's their software?

weird...

Yeah I don't think it's a DMCA violation because the publisher itself offered it as a workaround. They basically gave the users who downloaded the patch the rights to use the cracked executable. The problem they face now is, since they offered it, doesn't that make the crack out there now a legitimate patch regardless of the fact they pulled it?

3DBrad
07-18-08, 09:55 AM
It's there game, does it really matter what they do with it? I think this just a bunch of angry (lee) trying to "get back" at "the man." ;)

Crow_Nest
07-18-08, 11:18 AM
LMAO. Best news ive heard in a while. :D

K007
07-18-08, 12:54 PM
oh dear..

bacon12
07-18-08, 01:22 PM
isnt this technically a violation of the DMCA? the DMCA states that circumventing any anti-piracy measures is a crime. maybe it's not cause it's their software?

weird...

I am sure their lawyers will sue themselves soon. :headexplode:

SLippe
07-18-08, 01:43 PM
:UbiFAIL: :FAILSoft: