...I wonder if what goes on re this issue is not some hackers jawboning so that the product will be released sans SF and wind up on bittorrent.
It'll probably end up on bittorrent anyway.
You could be correct. But think about it for a second...why would they? Priates do not care for most of the products they crack themselves. God knows why they do it...probably simply kudos that they were able to break x million dollar protection system.
Regardless. No casual gamers will be interested in playing this. Very few people would download this and the ones that did would shelve it within a week and move onto the latest FPS.
This is NOT a profitable pirate genre. The people that were going to get Black Shark would be buying it. I doubt very much one serious simmer would download a sim like this...they know how endangered their genre is. They do not want to help kill it off.
As for Starforce...yep...ED have lost 2 sales from me also...I never bought Flaming Cliffs either. You are correct...it is the most effective copy protection out there...of that there is very little doubt. But it can, has, and will be broken.
All ED have done is alienate me twice now. I would like to tell them that in the hope that they change their ways.
And just a little warning to them, and you and anyone else who does not care that StarForce is implemented...let it be known that ED and their choice are actually helping to make their industry even more niche than it already was. Regardless of how many people bought FC and will buy DS, they are losing sales through their copy protection choice.
At present, that's ú70 from me and the guy above who said he didn't buy FC and won't buy BS.
I hope they change their way and release a starforce free copy, because I am desperate for a new helicopter sim and I'm gutted they've pushed me away again.
I do realise I am only a little voice in a great void...
Well...my fingers are all worn out on this topic. I posted way loads more of my views on another thread and I can't be bothered to do it all again.
Suffice to say they've lost money from me and I hope to god they change their ways, either for this sim or future sims because if they do not, they're just losing my money and I'm losing the chance to play games, which is all I want to do...but I'm not desperate enough to hand my money over [Admin Edit]
that make Starforce after the crap they put me through.
I'll keep my eyes open here in the hope that something changes...other than that, I'm done here now.