jpwild

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  1. Isn't that circumvention of legal rights though? Surely, SI and Sega should respect the IP of those leagues and clubs by not allowing the names to be edited. If you want them in your game - buy them. Just like people who want Fm should buy FM and not pirate. Double standards.
  2. All the more reason to put out the word 'steam' on the front cover of the boxed product.To be honest with the customers, and to let them know what you are buying into. I think the wording is very sly as requiring an internet connection to install the game could mean various things and scenarios.
  3. Why no mention of 'steam' as well I wonder. Why not use the word 'steam'?
  4. So if someone has ISP trouble and their broadband for whatever reason goes 'down' does that mean Steam can not work and therefore games can't be played? There have been cases with my previous well known ISP going down for hours. Of course it's not the end of the world if such a thing happens, but I think out of principle it is wrong that I or anyone can't play a legally purchased game if I have trouble with my ISP and the internet goes 'down'.
  5. I would like to start off that I condemn piracy of any media. However, I would like to know the details of the research with regards to the post that was made commenting that for every 1 FM game there is 3 'cracked' games being used or something along those lines. Obviously the term 'cracked' is very wide. 1) Cracked could mean a product downloaded illegally off the internet and used without paying. 2) It could mean a NOCD crack has been used on a legally purchased game. I understand this violate the terms of the EULA, however, this doesn't mean the game is pirated in anyway shape or form. So I am interested in this. Does the research that has led to the 3-1 ratio conclusion include or exclude people legally purchasing the game, keeping it, but yet using a NOCD crack. I'm not interested in the rights or wrongs of that as that argument has been done to death on here and all over the internet. I am just curious to know a bit more about the research involved that led to the 3-1 conclusion. If you don't want to release the research, may I ask why not?
  6. I would like to start off that I condemn piracy of any media. However, I would like to know the details of the research with regards to the post that was made commenting that for every 1 FM game there is 3 'cracked' games being used or something along those lines. Obviously the term 'cracked' is very wide. 1) Cracked could mean a product downloaded illegally off the internet and used without paying. 2) It could mean a NOCD crack has been used on a legally purchased game. I understand this violate the terms of the EULA, however, this doesn't mean the game is pirated in anyway shape or form. So I am interested in this. Does the research that has led to the 3-1 ratio conclusion include or exclude people legally purchasing the game, keeping it, but yet using a NOCD crack. I'm not interested in the rights or wrongs of that as that argument has been done to death on here and all over the internet. I am just curious to know a bit more about the research involved that led to the 3-1 conclusion. If you don't want to release the research, may I ask why not?
  7. It is. It's distorting a statistic. Once again I'd like to know the statistics of people who bought the game against people who downloaded illegally. People who use NOCD cracks on their paid game should not be included as it distorts the statistic, rather conveniently.
  8. Sega and SI encourage the circumvention of trademark holders' rights. I.e, LNC fix. Whilst they don't like it talked about on here they seem to continue the implementation of the circumvention in the game by allowing a few files to be changed in a folder. Very convenient that. Hypocrites. It's purposely implemented to allow such change.
  9. The latter is a grey area as people may pay for the game, keep it but use NOCD crack for convenience. So the figures quoted by Sega include the NOCD crack situation for people who buy and keep the game. I'd love to see stats comparing people who bought the game legally to those who downloaded it illegally. I think I've just proved that Sega have been creative with their statistics figures.
  10. Sega, when you use the word 'cracked' are you referring to a person downloading FM from internet and playing it without paying? I.e, a torrent. or Are you referring to no-cd cracks for people who have bought the game? Just looking for clarification as both situations are not the same and can blur statistics, as you well know.
  11. Will people need Steam to be able to use or install the forthcoming Demo?
  12. Most likely the game product will sell and still do well. In my opinion though this year does see a lot of variety and choice out there in terms of games such as Uncharted 3, COD, BF and others. Interesting few months for the game industry. However, have you factored in people who will read this news on game news sites and magazines and may not be happy with it? Not to mention other forums out there in which people are not registered here.
  13. This post is of my opinion. There has been various discussion of the activation method for FM2012. They are entitled to choose whatever method they desire, and then it's up to the consumers to buy or not buy the product. However, what I have noticed is people preaching and supporting the EULA and condemning piracy. I'd like to go on record and state that piracy is wrong! I'd like to contribute a thought to this form: As many fans of FM know there is an LNC fix and the ability to have kits and logos that SI or Sega don't have the rights to. However, it seems to me that it does seem odd that a few files can be changed to allow trademarked or copyrighted names and such into the game. As if the software has been programmed to allow such circumvention. Do SI or Sega feel any guilt over this? Surely, the owners of the trademarks or copyright deserve payment. I also trust that people who condemn piracy don't download such things to circumvent trademark owners not being paid.
  14. Surely you wouldn't want to circumvent German law and disrespect the EA license? You should respect German law and the EA exclusive license in the same way people have to do so with the EULA on Sega games. You lot already circumvent certain issues with the .LNC fix, which conveneinty allows certain things to happen - as if it's been programmed that if you change a few files that some names change - names that have issues with trademark issues and whatnot, weird that. Then you and your colleagues lecture people on how EULA should not be broken, lol. I trust that the .LNC fix will be eradicated in FM2012 and beyond to respect holders' rights? I assume it be quite simple to do in the context of things.
  15. Never actually said I'd pay or have paid £35 for Football Manager...I have seen it advertised at that price in stores though at Game. Well FM 2011 when it first came out, or £34.99.