Sugah's Place

Providing quality Sims 2 downloads, social discussions, group projects, original challenges & forum games in a friendly, fun atmosphere.
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Sugah's Place is proud to be one of the last remaining Sims sites devoted entirely to Sims 2. The Ladies of SP welcome you and thank you for being here with us. * See what's NEW by clicking on THIS LINK ...We try to update regularly, so check back often! Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest and 'Tweet' yourself to a little Sugah!! ... Stop by, introduce yourself, play some forum games and schmooze a bit. We're happy to have you.

Share | 
 

 No CD crack

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: No CD crack   Wed May 13, 2015 7:40 am

I hope this is the right place to put this question, if not please move it to where it should be

My Mansion and Gardens CD is giving me severe headaches, I think it's just been used too many times now and it's not working at all today  
So I'm thinking about a no CD crack. Can anybody help me with this please.

Where is the best place to download? How does it work? How do I install it? I'm sorry I'm absolutely clueless about this.

Thank you very much in advance.
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Wed May 13, 2015 10:24 am

Hi, Alet.  
It is my understanding that, and I'm speaking for the USA & UK (I don't know about other countries) it is illegal.

Here is what I have copied and pasted from another forum:

Quote :
Technically, to download a No CD/DVD crack is illegal. You may not create or download software that uses a recompiled piece of code from a game exe. It is illegal to modify the application code and use it.

Secondly, it is illegal to download a copy of a game from torrents. You have the legal right to make a backup of your own copy, but not download someone elses.

That is the actual law, not what your interpretation is. Obviously it differs from country to country, but that is generally accepted in most places. Again, it's all "technically"!

Quote :
The DMCA makes it illegal to bypass copy protection. It doesn't matter if you own the game with the passage of the DMCA about 11 years ago bypassing or breaking the copy protection on a product is illegal.

Quote :
Downloading recompiled altered code or someone elses media regardless of whether you purchased the product is illegal.



That all being said, The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection was available for FREE digital download by EA Origin, I believe.
HERE is a FAQ link I found on it.

I know that some folks here downloaded it free and legally.
What I don't know, is if it's legal for them to share copies with others OR if there's a way to just share M & G, for example.
I don't believe it is available for downloading free at EA Origin any longer, as it was a limited offer.

But it wouldn't hurt to ask our members here if anyone can further elaborate or assist on the subject!

_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Thu May 14, 2015 8:40 am

Thank you very much for your reply, Sugah!

I know cracks are illegal for games that are still available in stores. But since these is no support online from EA for the Sims 2 and it's not available anywhere here, I thought it may not be illegal to use a crack. I still have the code. I bought every Sims 2 game :)

If it is definitely still illegal, I won't use a crack.

I polished and cleaned the CD and my computer last night and got the game working again, but I'm afraid that CD won't last long Then I'll probably won't have a choice but have to get Ultimate Collection. verklempt
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Thu May 14, 2015 2:19 pm

Alet, I honestly do not know, since EA is no longer supporting TS2, if it makes a difference whether the No CD Crack is still illegal or not.

I'm hoping someone who downloaded the FREE digital EA Origin Sims 2 Ultimate Collection can shed some light on whether it's legal to share, too.
And, if it is legal, can just an EP or SP (eg M & G) be shared, rather than having to download the entire collection?

I posted about your query in our Java Hut "Come Sit and Share" thread and am hoping a few of our members who may be far more in the know than old Sugah, come through with a solid answer for you.  

_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
Grykon

avatar

Age : 54

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Thu May 14, 2015 7:14 pm

Yea, it's one of those questions...since they gave everyone the whole game who at least had a copy of the base game, does that make it legal? No idea...I have not tried to install my copy, so no idea if you can pick and choose what is installed. I would just warn you about using someone's modified exe file...you never know if they implemented any other changes...back doors to your computer and what not. One thing you might check with is your local dvd rental business...they might have one of those little machines you can put a dvd/cd in and turn a handle and it helps to polish/remove scratches...Most of the time that is the biggest culprit to a cd/dvd not working...worse thing is if you scratch the top of the cd/dvd and you might as well throw it away. And of course there is always the option of finding a used copy for dirt cheap...about the only things I can suggest.
Back to top Go down
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9787062/1/Future-s-Past
SimEm

avatar

Age : 37

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Thu May 14, 2015 9:47 pm

I'm not sure if The Ultimate Collection is still available for free or not. I know at first it was for a limited time, but then it seems like I heard they were offering it again after that time. To get it you have to register and download Origin, then Origin will download and install the game for you. You don't get to pick and choose and I doubt there's anyway to share it, unless you're willing to share your Origin account name, which is not a good idea and probably not allowed. You don't get to pick and choose what content you get, it just installs it all. It took me 2 or 3 days to get the Ultimate Collection installed on my new computer (but that's with pausing the download when I shut my PC at night or while I'm away.) I can't see there would be anyway to share certain EPs. It would basically be like transferring data from EPs that are installed on your computer to another computer directly, without using the discs. It wouldn't work.
Back to top Go down
http://emsimstories.atspace.com
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Fri May 15, 2015 2:17 am

Well, I guess I have to make peace with UC then :) It's no problem, I can still get it from Origin for free.

Thank you every one for your replies.
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Fri May 15, 2015 7:21 am

Tim and Em, thank you so much for taking the time to address Alet's query.
You've both provided excellent, helpful answers and I appreciate it.  

Em wrote:
I'm not sure if The Ultimate Collection is still available for free or not....
...To get it you have to register and download Origin, then Origin will download and install the game for you. You don't get to pick and choose and I doubt there's anyway to share it, unless you're willing to share your Origin account name, which is not a good idea and probably not allowed.

I didn't know how it all worked, Em, and I thank you for this information.
Good to know!
I tried to Google EA Origin & Sims 2 Ultimate Collection and I believe you are right.
I think the free digital version was for a limited time only and that ship has sailed.

Timster wrote:
And of course there is always the option of finding a used copy for dirt cheap...

Tim, of course! Duh! I'm such a goober!
Why didn't I think to suggest that?!?  
It's how I purchased several of my TS2 SPs!

Alet, here in the U.S., we have stores like Half Price Books where you can find used CDs and DVDs for an excellent price.
I purchased most of my SPs in recent years for only $5 US dollars.
Do you have used book/video stores where you live?
And there is always Amazon (& other online shopping options).
But though you might get a good price on a used copy of M & G SP, you may pay a ridiculous shipping & handling fee for it.

_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Fri May 15, 2015 7:48 am

Sugah wrote:
Alet, here in the U.S., we have stores like Half Price Books where you can find used CDs and DVDs for an excellent price.
I purchased most of my SPs in recent years for only $5 US dollars.
Do you have used book/video stores where you live?
And there is always Amazon (& other online shopping options).
But though you might get a good price on a used copy of M & G SP, you may pay a ridiculous shipping & handling fee for it.

Yes we have Book and video stores here, but none of them has Mansion and Garden Stuff or any Sims 2 games anymore. Sadly Amazon doesn't deliver any games to Nam. I can maybe get it from South African stores, but the import tax is usually higher that the price of the article. I think I may put an advertisement in out local paper and keep my fingers crossed.

Thank you again every one for trying to help me.
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Fri May 15, 2015 8:48 am

Alet wrote:
Yes we have book and video stores here, but none of them has Mansion and Garden Stuff or any Sims 2 games anymore.

Bummer!
We can rarely find NEW copies of Sims 2 EPs & SPs these days, but can usually find them at our used book stores.

Quote :
I think I may put an advertisement in out local paper and keep my fingers crossed.



Quote :
Thank you again every one for trying to help me.



Alet, I will keep this thread open awhile longer in case some of our other members have any ideas on the matter.


_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Fri May 15, 2015 8:54 am

ThankUHearts Thank you, Sugah!
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Sat May 16, 2015 8:49 am

Somebody gave me a link to GameCopyWorld

GameCopyWorld wrote:
Keep in mind that the files listed on this page do NOT circumvent the Serial Protection to play online!
A valid/legal Serial is still required to be able to play this game!!!

Does that means it's legal to use their "no CD Fix" if you have the valid and legal code?
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Sun May 17, 2015 1:31 pm

No CD Fix = no CD crack in my mind, Alet.

My best guess is it's basically the same thing. Still illegal.
Remember, it doesn't matter if you own the game or have the serial code according to this:

Quote :
The DMCA makes it illegal to bypass copy protection. It doesn't matter if you own the game with the passage of the DMCA about 11 years ago bypassing or breaking the copy protection on a product is illegal...
You have the legal right to make a backup of your own copy, but not download someone elses.

And I found this when putting in an inquiry about GameCopyWorld:

Quote :
GameCopyWorld provides virtual discs like cracks to make pirated games work so it hives trainer and other illegal things, so it's illegal (logically) ... Never download things from this site!

I, personally, wouldn't do it. But that's just me.


_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
MaAlet

avatar

Age : 73

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Mon May 18, 2015 2:47 am

sugah wrote:
I, personally, wouldn't do it. But that's just me.

Thank you, Sugah, sounds like good advice!
Back to top Go down
http://alletitia.webs.com/
Sugah
Admin
avatar

Age : 58

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Wed May 20, 2015 1:00 pm

You are welcome, Alet, though I fear I didn't help too terribly much.
I will continue to leave this thread open for awhile, in case others here have something to offer on the subject.

_________________
Come join our SP Offspring Project
We're doing a fun experiment in SP genetics. 

*  Check out just a few of my personal SP faves on Pinterest .  *
Back to top Go down
http://sugahsplace.forumotion.net
Caleb_71

avatar

Age : 65

PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:02 am

Well when it comes to keeping a CD/DVD in my DVD drive to run a game, it is not going to happen, I will look for a no CD/DVD.exe for the game to preserve the originals for when or if I need to re-install. I have used no CD/DVD.exe since The Seasons EP.

Did I buy every EP and SP for Sims 2? Yep and each box has the receipt inside.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: No CD crack   

Back to top Go down
 
No CD crack
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» looking for legit settings for EA crack
» Plagiarism Detector Full with Crack
» Ipi Mocap Studio 2.0 Crack
» Setool Box 3 Crack.rar
» Flexisign Pro 10.0.1 + crack

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Sugah's Place :: Welcome to Sugah's Place :: Questions & Comments-
Jump to: