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Can I send my 737 panel.cfg to another person?

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Hi I have been asked by another member on Avsim to send them my Panel.cfg  for  the 773NGX  for use  with nvidia surround as they get the spinning mouse cursor.

 

 I have at this point advised them to log a support ticket with PMDG.

 

However am I allowed to send this file to somoene else? 

 

I dont want to break any rules or copy right etc!

 

I wont until I am sure I can  any advise appreciated.

 

Regards

Steve

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I'm only guessing here, but I'm going to guess that would be a big and defitine NO and perhaps also a breach of the EULA.

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You absolutely cannot do this. PMDG has detection stations all over the world that monitor all of the global email traffic. If it detects that some sort of config file has been sent to another person, even if that person also owns the 737, the monitoring station then immediately establishes a connection with one of PMDG's SATCOM stations that assigns an execute job to an awaiting satellite. That satellite then gets into position over your home and fires an orbital beam that contacts your home extremely accurately, vaporizing you and your computer instantly.

 

Seriously, someone in 2006 sent an aircraft.cfg to someone and this is what happened.

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It is a cfg file, not actual DLL's or proprietary files, ask PMDG though. If I was a dev, I would say NO to dlls, textures, program files that sort of thing, but a CFG file that's user-editable anyway? mmm

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cfg's get shared all the times on forums. Especially when third party addons to addon aircraft are being used.

 

I don't see why not.its a cfg not a DLL as was said above

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Cheers for the comments,  I have advised him in the meantime to log a ticket with PMDG (as I did) , PMDG were brilliant on providing me with a cfg within just a few hours of me logging a ticket.  Just  thought me helping him could free up  some of their time.

 

Thanks again

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH  SERIOUSLY  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH   i love this site ,am i  allowed 2 laugh?  ahahaaqahaaaaaahahah  no offend   but ...

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH  SERIOUSLY  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH   i love this site ,am i  allowed 2 laugh?  ahahaaqahaaaaaahahah  no offend   but ...

 

You're certainly not allowed to post that as you didn't sign your name.  This is the PMDG forum.

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What a strange reply?

Bozdog  i apologize  man ,didnt mean to offend ..anyone..we cool right ?

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Sure no problem just seemed a bit bizarre ,must be a difference in cultures :-) All the best

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You absolutely cannot do this. PMDG has detection stations all over the world that monitor all of the global email traffic. If it detects that some sort of config file has been sent to another person, even if that person also owns the 737, the monitoring station then immediately establishes a connection with one of PMDG's SATCOM stations that assigns an execute job to an awaiting satellite. That satellite then gets into position over your home and fires an orbital beam that contacts your home extremely accurately, vaporizing you and your computer instantly.

 

Seriously, someone in 2006 sent an aircraft.cfg to someone and this is what happened.

 

:D You made my day.

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As long as you don't include any of the copyrighted files with the .cfg then it would be fine.   

 

Kind regards

 

Werner

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Come on, what copyright? Fully working PMDG 737NGX package is available on torrents since the first week it was relased, come on people. And now even 777, even though it has security protection with online activation etc.

I don't like software pirates, I hate when someone's work is being stolen and uploaded on torrent websites, but let's get realistic, what harm could possibly be done by sending a .cfg file?

Also, this online activation, protection stuff is just making life harder for legit and loyal customers. Piracy is same old as the internet itself, there were pirates 20 years ago, and there will be pirates 20 years up from now. All PMDG did with their new protection system, is they kept pirates from cracking the B777 for whole 3 months, now anyone who doesn't want to open their wallet can go and just take it from the torrent - It didnt work.

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Actually... I'm pretty sure it did work.

Of course, we can't see the sales numbers, PMDG being a privately owned company and all that. However, I do feel that sales numbers would be drastically lower if they (or any other developer, for that matter) just put their add-ons for sale without copy protection. In essence, all you'd need is one dumb@$$ pirate putting the thing online, and you'd see the number of people downloading it illegally exponentially increase.

What they are doing now, is buying time. Nothing is, or will ever be, hack proof. However, the longer you make the period for hackers to crack it, the more "potential pirates" will just buy the add-on, because they want to use it, and don't want to wait any longer for it to be cracked.

 

What I mean by "potential pirates" is this: People who don't have an extensive knowledge of computers, but are smart enough to download and install a working torrent. This is not the kind of person who is able to crack a copy protection algorithm or anyone even closely resembling that. Those people will always exist, and will always try to crack "uncrackable" add ons.

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Because I wont breach any copyright. No excuse for pirating , none whatsover.

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I didn't know if I could hence seeking advise from more learned people if you don't know if something's right it's best to seek advise not just go ahead and go it ! :-)

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What they are doing now, is buying time. Nothing is, or will ever be, hack proof. However, the longer you make the period for hackers to crack it, the more "potential pirates" will just buy the add-on, because they want to use it, and don't want to wait any longer for it to be cracked.

 

 

 

and I suspect the now much delayed release of SP1 is due to the fact that after 6 months the pirates can now circumvent 90% of the copy protection in the T7 (except the fuel leak) and also get it to run in P3D as well. Of course we paying customers suffer but that is the reality of the internet nowadays.

 

Francis Leung

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I think you misunderstood me, Francis.

My statement about buying time concerns the use of anti piracy measures, not the development time they put into it.

The development time is what it is, it will always take "some time" to get somewhere, be it small fixes or complete overhauls.

By implementing decent anti piracy measures, PMDG "buys time". What I mean by that is that those "potential pirates" I mentioned in an earlier post will get tired of waiting and will just buy the add-on. By doing this, they can get some extra revenue. If the add-on were cracked on day 1, I'm willing to bet revenue would be a LOT lower.

Once again, by "potential pirates", I mean the so called leachers. People who don't have the skill set themselves to hack or crack software.

 

Also, I would like to know.... Exactly in what way do you suffer? Who claimed the so called "delay" (Hint: there is NO delay, work goes on.) is there to stop piracy?

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Kriva, SP1 has been in Beta for over 1 month and we have been "teased" by the photos and videos from the Beta team. If the delay is caused by the late addition of new anti-piracy measures, I'd consider that a suffering. Yes I sounds like a kid who cannot get the toy inside the shop window  :P Aren't we all big kids playing this game, unless you are a real line pilot IRL. As such, it implies that I work in a totally unrelated field for a living.

 

Francis

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There's a lot more to it than just anti piracy stuff, Francis.

Check out the official bug tracking thread, and you'll see why the beta takes as long as it takes.

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As long as you don't include any of the copyrighted files with the .cfg then it would be fine.   

 

Kind regards

 

Werner

 

All the PDMG files are copyrighted, unless it explicitly says so.

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if my friend got original ngx by paying it's price, i would send the file anyway. i paid, he paid, so exchanging files doesn't make us pirates. that's what i think.

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