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valentin123

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Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:04:35 AM »
some guy is pirating the game!
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« Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 05:28:23 AM by C7 »

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Re: DANGER! SOME GUY PIRATING UNIVERSE SANDBOX ALPHA FILES
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 09:34:34 AM »
some guy is pirating the game!
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We are aware of this and have already reacted.
The pirates can have fun with Alpha 5 :)
Since Alpha 6 the application requires a valid steam key (and won't run outside of steam).
« Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 05:28:34 AM by C7 »

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Re: DANGER! SOME GUY PIRATING UNIVERSE SANDBOX ALPHA FILES
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 10:10:57 AM »
some guy is pirating the game!
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We are aware of this and have already reacted.
The pirates can have fun with Alpha 5 :)
Since Alpha 6 the application requires a valid steam key (and won't run outside of steam).

ok
« Last Edit: September 30, 2014, 05:28:45 AM by C7 »

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Re: DANGER! SOME GUY PIRATING UNIVERSE SANDBOX ALPHA FILES
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 11:31:02 AM »
now that guy changed the description and put "send me a PM for the link"
strange...

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 12:20:04 PM »
Yeah. This is the 2nd incident of pirating of the Alpha that we've discovered.

Here's what I wrote in the comments of that file:

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I created Universe Sandbox. Myself and a team of 6 others have been working on this game for over two years and have spent several hundred thousand dollars on development.

The torrent that you're sharing is an old version that will not update and contains many, many bugs. We've only released the alpha version to a handful of testers, so it's disappointing that you would betray the early access that you were granted. Please stop sharing the torrent and remove the link.

Cool video, btw. Also... the sequel is called Universe Sandbox 2, not 3.

That said... It's good to be making something worth pirating.

« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 12:38:38 PM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 01:30:02 PM »
Such a shame to see that someone who requested access to the alpha would go and do something like this...

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 02:22:09 PM »
Ah this is pretty awful still, that one of our testers, each with the desire to aid the game's development would do such a thing.. If only there was a way to find out who and stop them. But I suppose when the time comes you cant stop them all. Hope they enjoy Alpha 5..

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 02:33:32 PM »
hmm, could we report them or would that not do anything?

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 02:42:27 PM »
hmm, could we report them or would that not do anything?

How can we report them if we don't know who is doing it? Might not even be someone on the forum.

This kind of thing is why NDAs exist.

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 02:45:35 PM »
Not worth the trouble, really. I've already spent more time thinking about this than it was worth.

Even if they signed an NDA, I'd have to figure out who did it, and then what? Anyway... disappointing, and whoever it is should feel bad (removing the link but telling people to PM them), but I'm not going to flip out about it.

Anyway... back to making an awesome simulator!

Did someone say something about connecting two dice together with spider silk?

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 03:01:56 PM »
Adding string physics to Ubox would be cool, yes. :D

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 05:30:56 PM »
if the alpha had cost money,they will pirate it with more reason but,this was given away for free to people ho has signed into the "campaign" of the alpha

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2014, 07:29:56 AM »
Is it [user name removed by Dan]?it might be [user name removed by Dan].
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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 07:30:37 AM »
Is it [user name removed by Dan]?it might be [user name removed by Dan].

Do you have proof?
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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2014, 07:34:47 AM »
No, I admit, but it is a guess supported by the fact that he posted a THREAD about him wanting the alpha before being rejected by several testers.

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2014, 08:00:19 AM »
i hope they doesn't pirate the beta and the final version...

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2014, 08:02:18 AM »
No, 3 years of work does not go down the pan without being paid for.

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 12:37:40 PM »
Although i hate him for spoiling it fr anyone that downloads it, i'm pretty sure this is a good thing becuase:
A: Awesome Dan made it steam only
B: the piraters will be tempted to buy the final release
C: they'll tell their non-pirating friends
D: the dev team will get huge amounts of money for developing more!
ALL AROUND WIN!!!!!!!!!
(except for the tester who put the link up)

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 12:41:27 PM »
There is a Judas among us

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2014, 01:16:02 PM »
Is it [user name removed by Dan]?it might be [user name removed by Dan].
No, I admit, but it is a guess supported by the fact that he posted a THREAD about him wanting the alpha before being rejected by several testers.
I don't think that's being fair to [user name removed by Dan] - that's not evidence that he pirated it at all. I think it's a bad idea to start accusing random people in public. That way we're just going to spread distrust and enmity.
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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2014, 09:54:32 PM »
Hello? I posted my regret on the Alpha Six page!

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2014, 03:48:56 PM »
the video is down by copyright!

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2014, 05:16:37 PM »
the video is down by copyright!
who flagged it?

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 05:20:42 PM »
I flagged it after asking them to remove the link and they chose not to comply.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2014, 04:45:49 PM by Dan Dixon »

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2014, 05:31:33 AM »
There is a Judas among us

Judas? What is Judas?

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2014, 10:45:59 AM »
What if to stop such pirating, the file would be in a zip folder once downloaded and would be password locked so no one could be able to extract it...

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2014, 11:08:09 AM »
What if to stop such pirating, the file would be in a zip folder once downloaded and would be password locked so no one could be able to extract it...

That's not really how Steam works at all.

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2014, 04:47:32 PM »
What is Judas?

"Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ... He is infamously known for his kiss and betrayal of Jesus."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judas_Iscariot

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2014, 06:18:43 AM »
Oh, so, yeah. There is a Judas among us. That is, if he is on this forum. If your are reading this, Judas guy, you suck!

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Re: Someone is pirating Universe Sandbox Alpha
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2014, 09:28:50 PM »
Let's be careful about pointing fingers without evidence...

Someone's motivation to post something like this is never 100% clear and isn't necessarily with any malice.

And it's hard to claim that their actions hurt the project given that you can't buy it yet. :)

I'm not angry about this because it's just not worth it.