Oh absolutely. Any method of backing up is a good one. It just doesn't help
when your computer code keeps changing. As long as certain developers keep
using said system no matter how good the product is, I just won't buy from
them because of the hastle said registration system causes.

-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of dark
Sent: 27 November 2009 03:44
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks


Fair enough, it's justa method which has worked very well for me in the 
past.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 3:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks


> Oh I've got my emails auto archiving every 24 hours so it's not 
> backups that's the issue. All keys and codes are stored in their own 
> folder which is stored on an office data file on another drive. So 
> it's definitely not that
> which is the issue.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] 
> On Behalf Of dark
> Sent: 27 November 2009 02:31
> To: Gamers Discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Q9 and cracks
>
>
> 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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