Q3A CD-Key horror stories 12:50 AM (your time) Ben "PSX" Hamilton (52) Robert Colon fired over an e-mail to state that you should be checking your Q3 boxes for tampering in the event that someone opened the box and ganked your cd key before you bought it. Here is what he wrote: At my job people have been opening boxes of Quake 3 and tearing the CD Key sticker off of the back of the cases and then resealing the box tape. I think you should bring this to the attention of your readers to check their box seal for tampering because many stores have a no return once opened policy on software. This of course looks perfectly legal to ID's authentication servers since it isn't a cracked # but a legit one off of one of their CDs. This really hampers the fine individual that bought their game but has no CD key. I think this method of protection is one of the worst I have ever seen. Any kind of protection that hurts the customer is just wrong. Since no protection is 100% they should concentrate more on DETERRING would be pirates (even a small number of the jag-offs) and hurting 0% of the honest customers rather than hurting even just a few honest customers to stop many pirates. They try too hard to be 100% secure and hurt honest customers when there is no 100% secure no matter what. He brings up an interesting concept. So if you are planning on getting Q3 for christmas this year be sure to check the box, and return any boxes that have been tampered with.
Weer geen goeie zet van ID, de key op/in de doos zetten, als je het mij vraagt. Wat dat betreft is de beveiliging van HalfLife weer wat beter, door de key op het cd-hoesje te plakken.