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#1 dxmmasterxx

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:40 PM

so ive been reading about piracy and all that and i was wondering, i own phantasy star online but it wont play because i cant get xbox live and cant figure out how to patch it, is it consider illegal if i download an iso of the game i already have, only this iso having a patch installed?

Edited by dxmmasterxx, 18 September 2011 - 10:41 PM.


#2 xboxmods2977

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:18 PM

Yes. I see this question/assumption come up all the time. Lots of people, for whatever reason, assume that it is OK to download an ISO of a game if they own a copy of said game. It is still illegal.

I would suggest doing a google search for the patch tool that was used to patch the game, if one exists, or asking for help here regarding patching the game yourself.

In the end, no one can stop you from doing what you want. You could download the ISO, however you would be on your own if you were to have any issues getting it to work. The guys here that are "in the know" won't help you with it.

Regards

Edited by xboxmods2977, 19 September 2011 - 04:20 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

thanks i do appreciate the answer though, i mean i can see why its illegal because its not my actual game im downloading but in the end all i have is a back up copy of my game

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:10 AM

Technically isn't it also illegal to make backups of games you own?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE(Joes2Silly @ Oct 1 2011, 06:10 AM) View Post

Technically isn't it also illegal to make backups of games you own?


i think its in breich of the EULA that comes with games but the EULA is breiching your statutory rights as a consumer so its kind of a grey area.
No one is going to try and prossicute any one for backing up their own software because the eula is breiching your rights so they wouldnt ever win any case the took to court. But you did agree to the terms of the contract even though you were given no other option.
So like i said its a grey area. but one that the companys arent going to do anything about because they know its wrong.
If you backed up your game then sold the original, or renteed a game and made a backup of that, or even more greasy.. Backed up your game and sold copys on dvd. Then you would definatly be breaking the law.
Dont know if that helps clarify anything (i honestly doubt it did)

Edited by shambles1980, 03 October 2011 - 06:30 PM.





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