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thenerdguy
02-04-04, 02:12 PM
Link (Far Cry Developer Raided )



According to this story (http://www.pcgames.de/index.cfm?article_id=279405) at German web site PCGames.de (go to the babelfish (http://babelfish.altavista.com/) web site for an English translation), the officies of Crytek were raided this morning by German police. Apparently a former employee of the company fingered the Far Cry developer in using illegal pirated software. So far there is no word on how this development will affect the release of the highly anticipated first person shooter. Thanks Blue's News.


This sucks!

druga runda
02-04-04, 02:37 PM
:wtf:

this is nuts...

Fatman
02-04-04, 02:46 PM
Yup, there is an official UBI response on the VE. Perhaps the raid will give 'em a new perspective on first person shooters :D j/k This is a major blow, FC might not ship on time, or polished enough because of this.

jAkUp
02-04-04, 03:38 PM
Damn this sucks... thank goodness UBI said everything went back normal at about 2 today.

thenerdguy
02-04-04, 04:51 PM
I hope so.

Kamel
02-04-04, 05:14 PM
bah, that sucks....

not to say it's right or anything, but i do think the only reason he was raided is because he worked as a developer.... if he were an every day person i don't think it would have happened. [and to me, that is not right]

oh well, do the crime you gotta do the time i suppose.

MrNasty
02-04-04, 05:18 PM
So crytek stole the software to make its game well thats fine with me ill just download farcry :D

Edge
02-04-04, 07:01 PM
They staged the whole thing, now they'll have an excuse to delay the game when they find out they can't ship it on time :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

saturnotaku
02-04-04, 08:52 PM
If there were to be criminal charges filed, I can't imagine that Crytek would have to do anything more than pay a fine - cost of the unlicensed software + legal/court fees. Probably nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

StealthHawk
02-04-04, 09:02 PM
Humorously ironic that people selling software for a living were using warez.

|JuiceZ|
02-04-04, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
Humorously ironic that people selling software for a living were using warez.

Yea really, hopefully it doesn't delay the development of the game though. It would surely be a shame.

monkeydust
02-05-04, 03:26 AM
I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more often. I'm curious as to how the unlicensed software got installed on the machines. I believe that all of the corporate installs at my office are licensend but some people have things installed on their own machines that are not.

-=DVS=-
02-05-04, 03:33 AM
First Hacker Steals Half Life 2
Now Police raids Cry Tek HQ ,
whats next GATE OF HELL will open and demons abduct Carmack :eek: :eek: !!!!!!!!!

S.I.N
02-05-04, 09:43 PM
They say it was a disgruntled ex-intern. :)

http://xbox.ign.com/articles/490/490209p1.html

stncttr908
02-06-04, 12:12 AM
If this in any way pushed back my beloved Far Cry, I would have been seriously pissed.

But hey, at least if that happened ATI would have been able to get their drivers working correctly with it. :rolleyes:

SlamDunk
02-06-04, 07:30 AM
http://www.crytek.com/news/story.php?id=6&p=0&n=pr&t=1

DaveW
02-06-04, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by thenerdguy
Link (Far Cry Developer Raided )
... Apparently a former employee of the company fingered the Far Cry developer in using illegal pirated software.

Crytek CEO's Network Folder:

letters/SoftwarePiracyIsBad.doc
letters/SupportTheRIAA.doc
letters/TheDMCAIsGood.doc
legal/WarezProsecutionList.xls
utilities/SafeDisc2.exe
src/FarCryKeyGenV32.1.cs
...
appz/VisualStudioNET2003-Sharereactor.rar
appz/VSNET-Keygen-Razor1911.zip
appz/AdobePhotoshop-FullISO-Cracked-By-Fairlight.iso
appz/eDonkey2000.exe

:D

DMA
02-06-04, 08:56 AM
Due to an alleged claim of a disgruntled ex-intern, Crytek´s office complex was investigated for using more copies of a software brand with the incorrect number of licenses purchased.

A pissed off kid. lmao.. :D

Greg
02-06-04, 04:18 PM
The follow up, in case this forum is your only source of news...


Today at 9.00 am, there was a raid at Crytek's offices in Coburg, Germany. Due to an alleged claim of a disgruntled ex-intern, Crytek´s office complex was investigated for using more copies of a software brand with the incorrect number of licenses purchased. The management of Crytek is grateful for the diligence of the German Police Department concerning protected software and fully cooperated in every way. As a software developer, Crytek is always interested in properly obtaining and utilizing third party software. Development of the eagerly awaited Far Cry was only delayed for three hours while police cleared the matter with Crytek and it's management staff. Despite false allegations that have appeared in various media and forums, no inventory or personnel were affected in any way. Crytek would like to assure its fans that completion of Far Cry remains on track.


http://www.crytek.com/news/story.php?id=6&p=0&n=pr&t=1

Kamel
02-06-04, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by monkeydust
I'm really surprised this doesn't happen more often. I'm curious as to how the unlicensed software got installed on the machines. I believe that all of the corporate installs at my office are licensend but some people have things installed on their own machines that are not.


actually, my dad worked for a company that someone put all illegal software on all of the computers and then quit and called them in for it... his plan was successful and put the company in a very large financial hole. my dad lost his job over it and forced us to move to tennessee.

i think software piracy is taken a bit too harshly... people have shown quite obviously that they are still going to do it, so why totally **** over some people's lives for it?

oh well, it probably was a setup, and someone probably did that to him or something similar... software companies are smart enough to monitor that ****, and it clearly states he was working when it happened, so it was on his work computer. i don't know, but i dont think anyone would be that stupid -- i surely wouldn't.