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#245094 06/06/04 12:30 PM
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Hi,

I have a few questions regarding the CD in Beyond Divinity.

1. Does the game require Cd-In-Drive to play?

2. Are there plans to release a patch that removes this requirement?

I know many people are eager to play this game, but are put off by the requirements to have the cd-in-the-drive while playing.


Thanks.

btw: Loved Divine Divinity.




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Yes you need the second cd in the drive, but I wonder why people wouldnt play a game because of that.


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Yes, the game-cd needs to be in the drive and we won't bring out a patch for this, for playing without the game-cd.
This is part of the copy-protection.

Hope you understand this.

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... but I wonder why people wouldnt play a game because of that.

True... I don't see a reason for that either.
Isn't this the case with most PC games, that you need the game-disk in the drive?

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Yes, almost all games require the CD in the drive.

I know people though that hate having to put the CD in the drive, and even though they own legitimate copies of games will still download no-cd hacks so they don't have to.

I generally just play one game at a time though so it is not an issue for me - I suppose if you have several on the go at a time and have to keep swapping CD's it could be a pain...

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#245100 06/06/04 02:16 PM
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I have to agree with DATD, I can't imagine me NOT buying a game because you can't play it without a cd.

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The game does require a CD in the drive and it does an annoying copy protection scan that takes longer than I'd like...... but it's better than allowing people to steal the game and it's not that bad.

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... but I wonder why people wouldnt play a game because of that.

True... I don't see a reason for that either.
Isn't this the case with most PC games, that you need the game-disk in the drive?


Well, some games do require it, others do not (Savage for example). Or get patches that remove it latter. (UT2004 for example)

Since I swap between a fair number of games, and I have a tray-cd/dvd/rw-rom, its a huge annoyance factor to have to switch cd's.. especially when I have the full game installed on my computer.

Hope you remove it in a latter patch hehe

Regarding unlicensed distribution/gaming (a.k.a piracy): Most games that are available as 'warez' did require the cd-in-the-drive, but that did'nt stop anyone.


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The starforce protection is ver good one. I don't believe it's cracked yet.

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well I havent seen iso a of <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" /> on the net yet


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seen iso a of

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I've just checked and found several.

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seen iso a of

translation please! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/stupid.gif" alt="" />

Should read: "seen an iso of"

An ISO file is a copy of a CD. 800Mb of raw data ready to be burnt to disc!

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There is one very important reason that people don't like having a CD in the computer. Degradation of the CD. I know several people who have had their game CD's damaged or destroyed by over-use. (NWN leaps to mind) Using a no-CD patch prevents this. Unfortunately, copy protection really only keeps the honest people honest. Those who thrive on Piracy, will always find a way!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/suspicion.gif" alt="" />


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I've just checked and found several.


Non-working ones.


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Believe me i go to a infotmatic school. I would know if theire was an ISO of it. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mage.gif" alt="" />


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Well, some games do require it, others do not (Savage for example). Or get patches that remove it latter. (UT2004 for example)

Since I swap between a fair number of games, and I have a tray-cd/dvd/rw-rom, its a huge annoyance factor to have to switch cd's.. especially when I have the full game installed on my computer.


Why do you play 'a fair number of games' at the same time, then?


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Regarding unlicensed distribution/gaming (a.k.a piracy): Most games that are available as 'warez' did require the cd-in-the-drive, but that did'nt stop anyone.


Most games that are available as warez do not require the cd-in-the-drive because 'most games that are available as warez' are warez, hence they are cracked. Most of the time this it's a NoCD crack.


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I've just checked and found several.


Non-working ones.


Hmm... but how do you know? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
Also, what else could've you said? If you said "they all work" it would've meant every lurker arround those parts would've run a search on Google to find those "working versions". Just wondering <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" />
I'd go check but I already gave my word I won't download Larian's.

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Believe me i go to a infotmatic school. I would know if theire was an ISO of it.

I have my sources. I know they work because I have a proof. I won't cite my sources for obvious reasons.
It's not an ISO but bin/cue files.

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