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Topic Subject:no cd crack for AoE Gold?
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Clubman
posted 07-02-09 09:32 PM ET (US)         
due to the age and rarity of age of empires now a days. it is important to not damage or wear and tear out your CD. so is there a no CD crack that would work for it? in particular AoE Gold? IIRC i tried the regular AoE and RoR no CD cracks but they dont work as they dont detect my AoE??
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Nezon
Clubman
posted 07-03-09 00:48 AM ET (US)     1 / 14       
No lol.

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Clubman
posted 07-03-09 11:14 AM ET (US)     2 / 14       
Play on IGZ. You don't need CD in.
MrCheeze
Clubman
posted 07-03-09 02:58 PM ET (US)     3 / 14       
Also, illegal. Keep talking about this and you'll get banned. (Like that guy who made a patch that makes the game run in windowed mode)

"Mrcheeze your genius but not quite a Gumble-kind-of genius." - Gumble
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(Not even sure what he was saying there)
Fisk
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posted 07-03-09 03:41 PM ET (US)     4 / 14       
Who? I don't remember that guy.

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jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-03-09 04:51 PM ET (US)     5 / 14       
Somebody actually did that? Wow.
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Clubman
posted 07-04-09 03:50 AM ET (US)     6 / 14       
well correct me if im wrong. however, considering i do own an original game cd that i had bought long ago and since then i still have it which is somewhat scratched up. i doubt its illegal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-CD_crack

according to reference above it says that 'no CD cracks' are not necessarily illegal. 'No-CD cracks have legal uses, such as creating backups of legally owned software (a user right by law in many countries) or avoiding the inconvenience of placing a CD or DVD-ROM in the drive every time the software is being used...'

also from U.S. Copyright Office - Copyright Law: Chapter 1

§ 117. Limitations on exclusive rights: Computer programs (a) Making of Additional Copy or Adaptation by Owner of Copy. — Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement for the owner of a copy of a computer program to make or authorize the making of another copy or adaptation of that computer program provided: (1) that such a new copy or adaptation is created as an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other manner, or (2) that such new copy or adaptation is for archival purposes only and that all archival copies are destroyed in the event that continued possession of the computer program should cease to be rightful.

that being said. illegal?? i think not. it seems even by common sense that it is as well justified.

[This message has been edited by volume (edited 07-04-2009 @ 04:10 AM).]

Ninetails
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posted 07-04-09 10:20 AM ET (US)     7 / 14       
Cracks are programs that disable copy-protection technology…

You may not encourage, post in support of, link to, or discuss activities, methods, and/or techniques involving piracy, cracks, multiplayer hacks, keys and key-generators.
Legal or illegal, it doesn't matter; the COC is the law here and this is breaking it.

I personally have my original AoE Gold CD backed up onto another CD, which I use to play with. When that CD gets too damaged I scrap it and burn another from the original.

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PhatFish
Mr. Beta
posted 07-04-09 10:37 AM ET (US)     8 / 14       
My original Gold cd is very scratched, nowadays I'm using my ubisoft gold cd (which sux, there's no cd music at all, only midi ).



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MrCheeze
Clubman
posted 07-04-09 11:09 AM ET (US)     9 / 14       
Like I just said in the other thread, just by owning the CD you don't own the program. Also, anyone can edit Wikipedia.

"Mrcheeze your genius but not quite a Gumble-kind-of genius." - Gumble
"We're all friendly here except MrCheeze but he means well" - Ninetales (Not exact words)
"Gumble has no words for you, you’re boring now. -underrated- that’s a joke, Gumble is OVERSTATED." - Gumble
(Not even sure what he was saying there)
jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-04-09 11:45 AM ET (US)     10 / 14       
Yes, but that also means anyone and everyone can clean up when somebody does prank the site.

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Duan Xuan
Clubman
posted 07-04-09 12:10 PM ET (US)     11 / 14       
Yes, but that also means anyone and everyone can clean up when somebody does prank the site.
I believe that when evaluating the reliability of a source, we examine whether it always contains correct and up-to-date information, not whether its errors and bias can be corrected in time for our viewing.

Anyway, this no-CD issue has always been a bone of contention. I have my own views on it too but they don't really go well with HG's stand (which has always been firm for the past 10+ years). I shall refrain from commenting further, except that IMO, there is quite a glaring omission of details in the CoC on no-CD bypasses, eg. no-CD cracks, burning of backup CDs and even the creation of CD images for local usage.

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[This message has been edited by Duan Xuan (edited 07-04-2009 @ 12:11 PM).]

jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-04-09 07:41 PM ET (US)     12 / 14       
*Also joins dance*

"Preparation is not prevention. Just because you know what's coming does not mean you can stop it."
--Me

Something to remember: always know where you're going, but never forget where you came from.

The Age of Chivalry is upon us! Visit the only wiki devoted exclusively to Aoc:H by clicking on the preceding link. Oh yeah, and it works with the HD edition, too--just make sure to get this first.
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Clubman
posted 07-04-09 10:51 PM ET (US)     13 / 14       
yeah there is quite some omission of details in the CoC on no-CD bypasses. it is not a copyright threat such as piracy or whatever.

also i by owning the CD and i mean by legally paid for it, according to eula i do own the rights to it and whatever is on it. i can utilize it however i please as long as i dont unlawfully distribute it.

off topic: sure anyone can update wikipedia but wikipedia is also good at instantly reverting the change as it does verifies and correct up-to-date info. even if someone was perfectly legit and referenced to update it, they would still revert and do part nonetheless.
The Dark Archer
HG Alumnus
posted 07-05-09 07:02 AM ET (US)     14 / 14       
As it stands HeavenGames has a strict stance against these types of things and for what I believe to be good reason. Firstly HeavenGames depends on the game developers for information and help in keeping things going and because of that they can't risk annoying the developers. That means any stance that HeavenGames takes on these issues have to be similar if not the same as the developers if HeavenGames are to stay in business. Secondly there is a large area for abuse with any CD bypass and to be able to find who is doing something that might be possibly legal and who is doing something illegal will take a lot of staff power that could be best spent else where.

As far as I am concerned I'd rather keep all this CD bypass stuff off limits right now mainly because I don't have the time to check all the laws and arguments too see if there is a legality to it.

I know some people may disagree with me and want to discuss it further in which case please e-mail me as any discussions started in the forums about it will be closed by a moderator as soon as it is seen. Also volume please check your e-mail.

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