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WARNING: Banned CD-Keys

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It recently came to our attention that Dreamcatcher illegally started producing and selling the jewel case version of Universal Combat. Not only do they no longer have the rights to neither BCM Gold nor UC, but they didn't have the rights to manufacture a new SKU.

They actually took our original MS Word manual manuscript, converted it to PDF, then included it on a separate CD-ROM. So, in the jewel case version, CD-ROM #1 is the original 1.00.00 of the game. They did it this way because we - given the termination and the on-going problems we've had with them - refused to give them a jewel case version of the game, which would have been a single CD-ROM containing the latest version of the game and the PDF manual. So, essentially, since they didn't have the ability to create a new CD-ROM of our latest build (v2.00.30), they went with the original Gold Master from 2004 and just added a second CD-ROM for the PDF manual, since they couldn't integrate it into the original GM.

To this end, we have invalidated all un-used (North American and European) CD-KEYs and banned them on the master server. This means that multiplayer will no longer authenticate for these keys.

If you own a boxed copy of UC which you purchased prior to May 12th, 2005 (the date of the contract termination) and your CD-KEY was rejected by the master server; please contact us at [email protected] for a replacement CD-KEY.

Be sure to include your banned CD-KEY in the email!!

You may be required to provide proof of purchase; but since we know which keys were used during which period, this may not be necessary.

If you purchased a copy of either the boxed or jewel case version AFTER the date above, please contact Dreamcatcher or your retail directly, for a refund or other remedy.

Our US and Canadian attorneys are in the process of dealing with this breach of our IP and other contractual breaches.

[ 11-01-2005, 09:59 AM: Message edited by: Supreme Cmdr ]

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Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr:

It recently came to our attention that Dreamcatcher illegally started producing and selling the
. Not only do they no longer have the rights to neither BCM Gold nor UC, but they didn't have the rights to manufacture a new SKU.

They actually took our original MS Word manual manuscript, converted it to PDF, then included it on a separate CD-ROM.

OMG... what the hell is wrong with them?? What gets me is that somebody high up in their little dreamville empire suggested, "hey, let's just sell it anyway even though we have no right to and use the profits to upgrade our office cafeteria" and the guy "running" the show smiles cheerfully, uttering a possible "Great idea, Henderson - you've got a green light!"

Either they're truly ill, or truly stupid.

-B

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God what a bunch of idiots... wouldn't this be ground's for a law suit SC? Seeing how they produced the game without permission from the developers?

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This is the craziest thing ive heard yet. What gives them the right to sell property that belongs to you SC. I agree, they definitely crossed the line this time. Send em all to a penal colony on some far distant non-inhabited planet.

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