Topic: LOL, a cracked .exe on an original disc?

I know it's a bit off-topic, but I just have to share that with you tongue

During the usual pre-dumping examination of my original copy of Rainbow Six (Gold Pack Edition), I found the following:

http://pickhost.eu/view/0003/6630/rainbow_1.png
http://pickhost.eu/view/0003/6631/rainbow_2.png

I couldn't believe my eyes when PiD said "RAZOR 1911". Seriously, what were they (UbiSoft, to be exact) thinking? Using a cracked .exe in an official release of their own game? That's the first time I've ever seen something like this. Or is this common practice?

In any case, way to go, UbiSoft. You sure are great role models big_smile I'm sure that finally convinces people that piracy is bad tongue

Re: LOL, a cracked .exe on an original disc?

amarok wrote:

Seriously, what were they (UbiSoft, to be exact) thinking? Using a cracked .exe in an official release of their own game?

It's more likely than you think

Re: LOL, a cracked .exe on an original disc?

I read about this happening in a different game too.
I wonder if the programmers were just poking fun at hackers by adding Razor's name to the exe??

Re: LOL, a cracked .exe on an original disc?

Wouldn't surprise me if my copy was the same. I have the gold pack as well. I suppose it would save on duplication costs, not having to make any special master.

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Re: LOL, a cracked .exe on an original disc?

Okay, I knew they did this for patches, but I've never heard of a physical release with a cracked exe before tongue I mean, I can't even imagine why they wouldn't just use the original exe. Who if not them would have access to it?

The real irony here is that this is UbiSoft, one of the main protagonists in the ridiculously-restrictive-DRM circus ^^