personally, whenever I get a game, I copy the E-mail directly to a text file, save it in my folder ---- imaginatively called game keys, and that folder, ---- along with just about everything else on my computer's harddrive which I want to hang on to get's stuck onto my handy backup external harddrive.

This is a usb drive, which only gets plugged into a computer for purpose of backing stuff up, and usually just sits in the bottom of my draw.


I Also copy across all the game setup files for good measure, as well as music, audio, any game information like extra rail racer tracks Interactive fiction games or lw missions which could be useful, ---- not to mention my thesis and related materials (which I'd be in real! trouble if I lost).

I even copy across my address book and favourites folders too, sinse finding all those sites again and organizing them into the folder structure I like would be a pest.

A lot of these (including the game keys folder), then get coppied onto my laptop too for safe keeping, ---- in fact the only reason not everything does is because my laptop only has a 36 gig drive, ---- and my collection of randomly important stuff has now reached about 40 gigs, ---- which includes about 16 gigs of music and 10 gigs of audio.

This was why even when my desktop's drive exploded in 2008, it wasn't such a major deal to replace things.

Personally, I'd recommend this backup method to anyone. No having to keep cds or anything else messy, no complications with scanning, just one piece of equipment, which needs plugging in occasionally.

In fact the only real problem with backing stuff up is waiting for folders to copy across!

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chesworth" <scottcheswo...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 12:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks


Wow, that's 3 games down the pan... quite an expensive pan!  I'm
assuming you're smart enough to be doing so already now but definitely
try and keep backups of your emails with keys in and whatnot.  Having
been denied an extra key for a GMA purchase for a pretty daft reason
myself I feel your pain, but should think if you'd had a copy of the
email where David himself sent you the key he'd have been alright over
it.

On 11/26/09, Darren Harris <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com> wrote:
Hi

Well I do have a legal copy but David Greenwood can't find me in his records so I just haven't ever bothered buying either game again. They're good and
it's sad that I lost them but I just can't be bothered to shell out more
money for something that I know I did purchase. That's the real danger with this method of security it really is unfare on the end user quite honestly.
I have keys for 2 games that I can no longer play through no fault of my
own. Actually I have sod as well but same problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of Willem
Sent: 26 November 2009 19:19
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks


I agree. I own many games that use this method of registration, but I
didn't email the developers for keys. Among them are all the titles made
with the GMA engine, railRacer and Judgment day.
Darren Harris wrote:
Right. Yes if the devs make it to difficult for people to use their
product then they just won't bother in the end. I've avoided certain
titles for that reason. As good as lw and tank commander are, it's a
pain to put either game on more than 1 system or if there's an issue
with 1 of my pc's and it needs formatting and reinstalling then yeah
it does become a problem and you just don't bother. So now when any of
these blind friendly games come out I tend to look at their methods of
registering the game. If I think it's going to be too much of a hastle
then I simply don't bother because I don't see why I should have to
keep asking and asking for such and such keys all the time, quite
frankly I have better things to do than that.



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