Originally posted by saturnotaku
I have no issues whatsoever with using no-cd cracks for games I've bought. Some forms of copy protection can have a negative impact on game performance.
I wish more companies would follow Epic's lead, however. Release a game at first with copy protection, then later come out with a patch that removes it. They did it with UT and UT2003 and I don't think it's cost them a whole lot of sales.
Ditto. I no-cd crack my games immediately, unless they cause problems w/online play. As far as releasing patches that remove protection, Epic does it, so does id, but those are the only two that I can think of.