Ubisoft Releases Reloaded Crack To Fix Their Game

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 19, 2008
Updated • Nov 25, 2012

Let us talk about a major PR blunder for a short time. Ubisoft apparently temporarily (pulled by now again) released a fix for their game Rainbow Six Vegas 2 that fixed a problem for users who could not update and play the game in the latest version. Nothing problematic so far one would think but after analysing the fix with a hex editor it turned out that Ubisoft used a crack created by the warez group Reloaded to fix the problem.

It is obvious that game developers cannot give credit to warez groups even if their cracks are the perfect solution and that's probably the reason why no credit was given.

It's nevertheless highly hypocritical to ban forum members at the official Ubisoft forum for posting links to no-cd cracks while using one of those to fix a game.

I like no-cd cracks because they simplify the gaming experience. I do not have to pick and load a CD or DVD every time I want to play a game and it also saves me from hassles with copy protections.

You can read up on the story at Torrentfreak, Slashdot and the official Ubisoft forum. Props that they have not deleted the topic but only locked it.

Update: Ubisoft in the meantime has moved to a new forum system and the original topic as a result is no longer available. We have removed the link to the forum as a consequence, but kept the Slashdot and Torrentfreak article links.


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  1. Thinker said on July 19, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I hate forcing me to insert CD into my DVD-drive every time I play a game :/ It’s stupid, that pirate-players got more convinient gameplay.

  2. darkkosmos said on July 19, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Here is another hypocritical thing, the scene doesn’t want their releases to be used by others. So people who posted the cracks don’t have any moral high ground either.

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