Monday, November 8, 2010

Online Accounting

We're going a bit simple today! The next anti-pirating on the board here is going to be online accounting services. This includes but is not limited to World of Warcraft, Symantic software, Windows Live and Ubisoft's Assassins Creed 2.

The way these generally work is to make the user log into an account every time he wants to play the game to verify the CD-key is correct and that the game hasn't been cracked by any means. Ubisoft and Blizzard both has games where the game data (graphics, sounds etc) are stored on the users computer, while the object positions are stored on the servers of the publishers and downloaded on the go by the user. The only way to basically get around this protection is for a cracker to create an emulation of the server. This requires them to program and figure all the codes of the server themselves, which often is no easy task - even for skilled programmers. (Surely though, creating emulated servers and running them is against the Copyright law.. So as always, you'll need a good atorney if you get caught! If you've been making money on the server, you'd surely be facing a chapter 13 personal bankruptcy! Haha!)

How do you feel about having to log in every time you play a game?

50 comments:

  1. Mhh doesn't seem to be that hard to run a emulated server on World of Warcraft...there are about 10000 of "private servers" but I never played on some like those

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  2. Correct, however all of them are pop filled with bugs because no one has the proper code for the game mechanics.. For instance many servers have mage "blink" be a "jump forward x yard" :P Pets rarely work PROPERLY and generally - The original servers are far better..

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  3. but blizzard is really successful company

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  4. took an accounting class once, this is tough stuff

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  5. I won't play a console game I have to log into, but for WoW or LoL, its cool!

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  6. I dont mind it. I have never been hacked either. :D

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  7. i don't play computer games. but if i did, logging in wouldn't be a huge task.

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  8. well logging in doesn't really bother me.

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  9. I played on a private server for a while, but there were hardly any people.

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  10. I think going legal is much better, good stuff here, bro! =)

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  11. I support legal as well - for sure :)

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  12. I played most of the time wow for free :D

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  13. yea blizzard is just too successful for any of this in my opinion

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  14. I don't really mind logging in each time I play a game... Most of the time. Although Windows Live annoys me sometimes. When I wanted to play DoW 2 I couldn't create an account through my college network so I had to wait until the end of term to do it at home. Was way annoying.

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  15. this is some very good information... do you have any updates?

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  16. I showed this site to my friend, and she liked it!

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  17. wow, and they pretend that us, the users, will accomplish with the copyright thing even when they don't?? very interesting article

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  18. I like games with online accounts... I've found that I get better support and experience with them

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  19. Got to give these guys some credit. I wouldn't have been able to play Assassin's Creed 2 without their work :D

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  20. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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