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Post by trog @ 04:15am 20/07/08 | 11 Comments
Slashdot have some hilarious coverage of a recent incident in which Ubisoft support staff uploaded a file called "R6Vegas2_fix.zip" to their help site, allowing customers that bought a digital download version of the Rainbow 6: Vegas 2 for PC to work around the fact that they couldn't update to the latest patch (a pretty common problem for digital download versions; the patches for these are often released several days after the normal retail patch comes out).

Unfortunately for Ubi, it turns out this "fix" is just a no-CD crack released by a pirate group (yarr), which has created a little bit of an embarrassing situation.



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Martz
Posted 04:41am 20/7/08
go to bed trog
trog
Posted 04:45am 20/7/08
It's 11.46am in California dude
Spook
Posted 07:33am 20/7/08
there should be more of this

f*** requiring cds to play games
Midda
Posted 10:47am 20/7/08
That's why I buy what games I can from Steam.
Martz
Posted 11:12am 20/7/08
haha whoops forgot :)

last edited by Martz at 11:12:14 20/Jul/08
Dan
Posted 11:04am 20/7/08
That's why I buy what games I can from Steam.
But even Steam has been a little behind on some of their patches for third party games. Call of Duty 4 for example.
deadlyf
Posted 11:22am 20/7/08
That's not Steams fault, I doubt any Valve game has been late for patches. I wonder why it takes longer to release the patch anyway, surely there isn't that much difference between an online copy and one off a DVD.

trog
Posted 12:06pm 20/7/08
I wonder why it takes longer to release the patch anyway, surely there isn't that much difference between an online copy and one off a DVD.
There's a little bit of extra work involved in making sure it works with the various DRM systems, testing, etc. What boggles my mind is why they don't just delay the patches so the release for all versions can be in sync.

It's like they're trying to intentionally make digital downloaded versions suck more than the retail versions.
z0r
Posted 01:13pm 20/7/08
and i have no idea why they'd want to do that, cos downloaded versions mean more profit for the producers, rather than everyone else in between.
Frag
Posted 07:31pm 20/7/08
haha thats awesome
Haklin
Posted 09:42pm 20/7/08
Man that crack team will have that bit of news on every single NFO they put out with future cracks forever.
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