||Topic: Crack to play without CD
| posted March 03, 1999 10:59 PM
Anyone know how to do this or where to get a crack for the game so
that I can play without the CD? Since I've already won the game I
don't need the cutscenes from the CD anyway. I used to have a crack
that worked before the patch, but I don't know where I got
| posted March 04, 1999 03:33 PM
CRACK = Software Piracy = Illegal
and considering LGS workers post here...well...your not the
brightest or luckiest guy I know...
| posted March 04, 1999 03:51 PM
No, I have no idea where you could get the crack, but in response to
I don't believe applying a crack to a game you actually OWN is
illegal. Granted, you are altering the code, but if you are a
legitimate user and aren't distributing the altered copy, I don't
see anything wrong with that. Really, if you think about it, a
trainer is just a crack for a game, and lots of people use trainers
(or used to, now most game companies include cheat codes).
| posted March 04, 1999 04:00 PM
Latro is right, if he actually bought the cd it's not illegal but if
he bough it why wouldn't he just throw it in the cd player?
| posted March 04, 1999 06:35 PM
I own the game, and I use a crack. My CD-ROM is so slow the
game freezes during cutscenes, but everything's sweet when run off
the hard drive. I don't know where I got it though, I just searched
for one in Altavista.
| posted March 04, 1999 07:27 PM
Don't quote me...
But, isn't the act of modifying the code piracy? If the software
company ADDS cheat codes that's fine, they INTENDED you to use those
codes, otherwise they wouldn't have put them in.
But to get a crack so that a game will play without the cd (not a
hard thing to do, all you need is a copy of Soft Ice 95 and a
cracking tutorial), was not intended to be done by the user. That is
something that the user is doing to the code. And if I am correct (I
remember reading this in a License Agreement once)...software is not
PURCHASED per se (in some instances), it is, in effect, a loaned
copy and they at anytime can repossess the copy. so to say he OWNS
the CD is debatable, we'd have to read the license if there is one,
if there isn't one, fine. But instead of asking for a CRACK, he
should have asked for maybe a program like VIRTUAL CD. Which takes
images of CDs and makes a virtual drive for the data. That would
solve the problem.
The message was just meant as a warning for Corey, to be a little
more mindful of where he/she uses the word crack> on the net.
He can crack the game until it looks like Compton after midnight,
and it won't bother me. He can distribute it too, but that's really
cheesy and I would have to personally spank him for pirating a full
version of the game. In closing Corey, crack it if you need to. I
was just trying to be of some help, even if it didn't sound like
| posted March 05, 1999 10:09 AM
I have an old CD-ROM as well and Windows always has trouble reading
lots of data off of it. In order to even install, I had to copy the
entire CD onto my hard disk (thank goodness for Linux, which never
has a problem reading my CD-ROMs) and installing from there.
Once installed (full install), I had to tweak install.cfg to
point cd_path to my real CD-ROM drive. (It needs the real CD
in the real CD-ROM drive in order to do the copy protection checks,
but then runs completely off of the hard disk.)
Of course, if you've gotten the game installed from the CD like
you're supposed to, you don't have to go through quite as much
trouble. Just do a full install and copy the movie files into the
Thief/Movies directory on your hard drive (since even full install
doesn't copy all of the movies) and you should be set.
Assuming you have the disk space......
| posted March 05, 1999 01:15 PM
It might be that he just doesn't like switching cd's all the time.
The cd check is really only there ( correct me if I am wildly off)
to limit piracy among individuals who would give a copy to a friend.
The laws, although applying to everyone, are meant for the big time
I don't think anyone would turn you in knowing that you bought
the cd. But by posting it here you are allowing easy access to
others who WOULD use it illegally. If you really want a crack put in
the effort and do some searching on your own.
I don't believe I should be punished for the actions of others,
and I am willing to risk punishment to uphold that belief.