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Old 20/06/2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: What are your views on piracy and GTA?

Although I'm not in favor of piracy, I doubt it would be unaccurate to say that half(or more) than SA-MP's playerbase wouldn't be there if piracy didn't exist.

I myself bought the game twice for 10 euros, back in 2008. One for PS2 and one for PC!
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Old 20/06/2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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...dude, I bought it for Xbox and the pc, so, it's like a waste of money just to buy it to keep it on the shelf... If you bought great, if not, well then it's a bit to late. Spend the money donating to a server rather than buying a game that you have that works.
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Old 20/06/2012, 03:22 PM   #13
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I suggest using
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ds=san+andreas
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Old 20/06/2012, 03:42 PM   #14
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GTA SA is an old game, so I have nothing against piracy in this case. Rockstar make millions with their new games and I bet they will not bankrupt if you download 5 $ pc game for free.
Btw, few weeks ago I downloaded some trial version software, after trial expired I just edited registry keys and software is now registered and up to date. I dont know if is this piracy because I dont share this with anyone and I keep this for myself.
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Old 20/06/2012, 03:47 PM   #15
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GTA SA is an old game, so I have nothing against piracy in this case. Rockstar make millions with their new games and I bet they will not bankrupt if you download 5 $ pc game for free.
Btw, few weeks ago I downloaded some trial version software, after trial expired I just edited registry keys and software is now registered and up to date. I dont know if is this piracy because I dont share this with anyone and I keep this for myself.
Yes it is, that just means you cracked it instead of downloading a pre-cracked version.

And R* have released GTA 1 and 2 for free, but not the others - clearly they, the owners, disagree with your assessment that it is too old to be charged for!
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Old 20/06/2012, 04:51 PM   #16
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Too all those "5$ isnt much" guys: So youre also stealing small things in shops because it wont harm the owners? This is really a bad peg, it doesnt matter if you steal one dollar or a million, its still a crime.
If it isnt much, then just buy it and the costs wont kill you. Either you are just too lazy to buy it, or really cant afford it, and then saying 5$ isnt much is double stupid. Those spoilt kids who think they can have everything they want, even if they cant buy it themselves, annoy me.
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Old 20/06/2012, 05:02 PM   #17
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I've documented my views on piracy openly on my website and put up rebuttals to the most common of piracy advocating arguments, my views do not change for this game. I am still firmly against piracy of video-games. The game is great, you'll likely spend a ton more hours on this game than most of the other new games you buy for ten times the price, so at that cost it's a massive bargain.
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Old 20/06/2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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I bought GTA:4 , GTA:SA and GTA:EFLC from Amazon...

i never like piracy..

Say Yabooo to piracy

Say Yahoo to originals
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Old 20/06/2012, 06:15 PM   #19
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I don't think it should be illegal to download a game for free AFTER you have purchased the game.

i.e. you buy a game then you accidentally drive your steamroller over the disc and it becomes unplayable: it should be legal to download the game from the web.

That's pretty much my view on piracy.
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Old 20/06/2012, 06:55 PM   #20
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Well in my previous discussion, I stated I owned the game over 3 times due to snapped disks in the past. It's then surely, legitimate for me to download a pirated copy as I have licenses for the game?
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