My point is, breaking the law shouldn't be your goto option. And at the very least, don't act surprised when you get in trouble for doing it.
And when you purchase a game that doesn't work and the publisher and the developr brush you off, your recourse is what exactly? You can't get your money back, not from the store or the company. All you can do is not buy from them again, check, and find a way to make it work since you actually purchased something that should have been a working product thus, using a pirated version. Now I am not sure if its illegal to have a no-crack cd of a game you actually purchased to get a patch to work. I did it because i had no other recourse, and there was already someone here who knows just how bad JoWood really is with this. I wasn't about to flush my money down the toilet because I was stupid enough to pay for a game and expect it to be supported on any level at all, hell the errors aren't even in english in the US version of the game.
Do I go around pirating JoWood's games now? No, but I don't buy them either until they are the bottom of the bargain bin and the no-crack cd has been out long enough to use with any patches, if they even bothered to provide a patch at all. And I don't do that much now anyway as there are finally some games out there that are similar enough I can avoid JoWood all together.
This industry continues to act like they have no responsbility whatsoever to the fact like TPB was created in the fist place. Until companies suck it up and admit they fk'd up on a number of levels, creating a fertile breeding ground for pirates, there is no way it's going to get better. It will just get worse and worse for the paying customers and the pirates will go find new playgrounds to have fun in with the lawyers and gaming execs chasing after them like rapid dogs.