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Anonymous
May 27, 2005 9:24:22 PM

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Does anyone know the legality of copying the steam updates from the PC
Gamer disc and distributing it, as long as i am NOT asking for money other
than postage and packing and the cost of the actual dvd disc or a
replacement. I was just wondering because i would quite happliy do this for
anyone who missed it from last months PC Gamer, I may e-mail PC Gamer about
it to see if I can legally do this
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 4:34:20 AM

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Stone Monkey wrote:

<snip>

monkey forget it!
like i've been telling this group that thing released in a
single issue, single month, single pc game magazine in a
single market place is a TOTALLY RIDICULOUS WAY TO DISTRIBUTE
PATCHES!
i never took it serious cause its a JOKE! another BAD JOKE
from greedy monopolistic dictator valve that doesn't give a
damn about us pc gamers and has been repeatedly disrespecting
us since november 2004 when all this steam crisis started

--
post made in a steam-free computer
i said "NO" to valve and steam
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 4:36:26 AM

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Highlandish wrote:

> I am too afraid to find and use the crack in case my real
> account is affected and cancelled.

you are really disgusting!
only when threatened with punishment will you not pirate pc
games! low scum criminal thief you are!
its cause of repulsive things like yourself that the world
is full of crime!
every criminal like yourself thinks he can commit crimes
without being caught... but obviously only when nobody is
seeing, cause with "steam patrol guard" watching you every
move you are a perfectly well behaved citizen!
COWARD YOU ARE!

and this again proves my theory... steam is for pirates!
steam was made for the pirate costumer... valve gained scum
pirates as consumers and lost the old loyal honest paying
consumers that had supported them in the past

--
post made in a steam-free computer
i said "NO" to valve and steam
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Anonymous
May 28, 2005 11:59:04 AM

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If you look at it from a business point of view, Ithink they will say no! As
there are back issues available, so they make more money if people bu these.

Still email them,you never know!

Rob
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 12:21:14 PM

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Stone Monkey wrote:
> Does anyone know the legality of copying the steam updates from the PC
> Gamer disc and distributing it, as long as i am NOT asking for money other
> than postage and packing and the cost of the actual dvd disc or a
> replacement. I was just wondering because i would quite happliy do this for
> anyone who missed it from last months PC Gamer, I may e-mail PC Gamer about
> it to see if I can legally do this

I'm not aware of which updates the PC Gamer mag had, but presumably they
were GCF files.

Techically no, BUT... you can't use those updates without having your
Steam account registered to play the games those updates are for, so the
files are (mostly) useless for those who do not have the games, so it's
not piracy.

Still, it'd help if you could elaborate on what the updates were? Are
they CSS/Source engine updates?
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 2:02:34 PM

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Quoth The Raven "Stone Monkey"<tenny2k@NOSPAMrtennant.fsnet.co.uk> in
429757c5$0$39057$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net
> Does anyone know the legality of copying the steam updates from the PC
> Gamer disc and distributing it, as long as i am NOT asking for money
> other than postage and packing and the cost of the actual dvd disc or
> a replacement. I was just wondering because i would quite happliy do
> this for anyone who missed it from last months PC Gamer, I may e-mail
> PC Gamer about it to see if I can legally do this

technically you may redistribute those gcf files anyway you see fit without
a profit, providing the files remain in tact and include any documentation
that came with them.

as the previously poster stated you require a steam account to use the
files. however be aware there is apparently a crack out there to use those
files illegitimately.

seeing as I paid for my game, I am too afraid to find and use the crack in
case my real account is affected and cancelled.


--
"Experience is the worst teacher; it gives you the test before
presenting the lesson." - Vernon Law

Take out the _CURSEING to reply to me
May 28, 2005 4:23:07 PM

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GOD DAMN YOU VALVE!!

GOD DAMN YOU EVERY GAME COMPANY THAT PATCHES THEIR GAMES FOR FREE AND THEN
DOESN'T PERSONALLY COME AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND INSTALL IT FREE OF CHARGE!


"steamKILLER" <sayNO2steam@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1117265660.635709.322350@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> x-no-archive: yes
>
> Stone Monkey wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
> monkey forget it!
> like i've been telling this group that thing released in a
> single issue, single month, single pc game magazine in a
> single market place is a TOTALLY RIDICULOUS WAY TO DISTRIBUTE
> PATCHES!
> i never took it serious cause its a JOKE! another BAD JOKE
> from greedy monopolistic dictator valve that doesn't give a
> damn about us pc gamers and has been repeatedly disrespecting
> us since november 2004 when all this steam crisis started
>
> --
> post made in a steam-free computer
> i said "NO" to valve and steam
>
Anonymous
May 28, 2005 10:54:53 PM

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Stone Monkey <tenny2k@NOSPAMrtennant.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in
news:429757c5$0$39057$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net:

> Does anyone know the legality of copying the steam updates from the PC
> Gamer disc and distributing it, as long as i am NOT asking for money
> other than postage and packing and the cost of the actual dvd disc or
> a replacement. I was just wondering because i would quite happliy do
> this for anyone who missed it from last months PC Gamer, I may e-mail
> PC Gamer about it to see if I can legally do this

i emailed PC Gamer and asked they said that i should email valve and ask
them so I've done just that. I will let you all know how it pans out
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 3:43:14 AM

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GFree wrote:
>
> You really expect an email from Valve? Good luck.

Depends a little on your style of communication
I know a lot of people getting decent responses from Valve

But one have to do the very best
Anonymous
May 29, 2005 1:42:35 PM

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Stone Monkey wrote:
> Stone Monkey <tenny2k@NOSPAMrtennant.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in
> news:429757c5$0$39057$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net:
>
>
>>Does anyone know the legality of copying the steam updates from the PC
>>Gamer disc and distributing it, as long as i am NOT asking for money
>>other than postage and packing and the cost of the actual dvd disc or
>>a replacement. I was just wondering because i would quite happliy do
>>this for anyone who missed it from last months PC Gamer, I may e-mail
>>PC Gamer about it to see if I can legally do this
>
>
> i emailed PC Gamer and asked they said that i should email valve and ask
> them so I've done just that. I will let you all know how it pans out

You really expect an email from Valve? Good luck.
!