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Hi guys,

Like every product, PTA is not exempt from the scum of the world trying to "crack" it.

I'm seeing a lot of posts on this forum requesting help, stating the product is "broken", when in fact it's because they have a pirated copy.

We have a pretty unique way of preventing piracy - I think the pirates are finally figuring that out. I didn't mess around on the way the DRM works with PTA & I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome.

There is one absolute way to tell if the person in question has a pirated copy, and it's anything that gives this error:

Problem with patch #0 - Null original block.

I'd appreciate it if you just either ignored these users who are requesting help, or report them - either way, I don't mind :)

People like this aren't just doing harm to myself, but they're cheating every single one of you who have spent their hard earned money on this product.

They're thieves.

Thanks for your continued support.

Matt.

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39 minutes ago, Anders Bermann said:

Roger that! Thanks for the information, Matt!

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Pity  Devs   cant program   a code  that if  its  pirated   it  wipes  the pc of  everything

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Matt, please add a function that it crashes P3D right at takeoff, that would be too funny :-D

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Although we will be watching too, please DO report any individual suggesting piracy or using a pirated copy. We really do not want them on Avsim.

Vic

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i agree with all of these post

absolute scum

we need to support all developers of software

i hope there is some software developed that can corrupt they hard drive or is this being to optimistic

 

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7 hours ago, pete_auau said:

Pity  Devs   cant program   a code  that if  its  pirated   it  wipes  the pc of  everything

Sure they can. And then they would join the pirate in jail...

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11 hours ago, Raven9000 said:

Sure they can. And then they would join the pirate in jail...

Take  it  your  on the side of  the pirates  than:biggrin:

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8 hours ago, pete_auau said:

Take  it  your  on the side of  the pirates  than

First of all it's "then", and second of all no, on the side of the law...

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There was one developer years ago that deleted all his programs files when detecting a pirated version. He paid out lots of $$$ when he was sued. 

Not a good idea but very easy to do.

Vic

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56 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

There was one developer years ago that deleted all his programs files when detecting a pirated version. He paid out lots of $$$ when he was sued. 

Not a good idea but very easy to do.

Vic

Didnt orbx apparently do something similar and mess with the registry of machines running pirated copies?  

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Hinted at but don't recall that there was ever any proof. Don't recall the name of the vendor I was referring to but I remember he actually had a message pop up calling the user a pirate, etc etc etc.

Dumb

Vic

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As much as I'd love to implement all of the suggestions above (and it's extremely easy), it's not a good idea :D

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