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Dak Drexl 01-08-2013 04:21 PM

Adobe Giving Away CS2 For Free
 
Thought this was more modding related than anything, so I'm posting here.

Just wanted to get the word out that Adobe is giving away the CS2 versions of their software, which includes Photoshop - if anyone here has thought of upgrading from GIMP, now is your chance to do so for free (and legally)!

http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html

Scorge 01-08-2013 05:03 PM

Awesome, I am currently downloading PS CS2 now, and maybe some other ones.

CptPriceless 01-08-2013 05:38 PM

Nice find Dak.

battle111 01-09-2013 12:06 AM

Yeah nice find

Darth Avlectus 01-09-2013 12:18 AM

Excellent find!

DarthParametric 01-09-2013 06:49 AM

Very nice. Especially for Photoshop. There's very little difference between CS2 PS and the current version that I am aware of that would be of any consequence for the average modder.

Edit: Just saw a post at another site about it saying that they aren't actually giving it away. They are shutting down the activation servers for it, so this is meant for people that already own it so they can reinstall it in the future (this version doesn't require activation). It's not intended for the general public. I'm not sure what the legality of it is exactly, but don't expect it to be around long. I gather it will be pulled (or access restricted at least) in short order.

Dak Drexl 01-09-2013 12:34 PM

Edit: I think people are just over thinking this because it's very un-Adobe like. If they haven't taken the links down by now then it's completely legitimate. Downloading InDesign now.... :)

Marius Fett 01-09-2013 02:59 PM

It's great that CS2 is available for free now. It's a great suite of programs, with a lot more to offer than just Photoshop (which is what i'm assuming the majority of people will go for).

Should be interesting to see what people can come up with now that this kind of professional software is available freely!

Sith Holocron 01-09-2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2826381)
What I've heard is that it originally was an accident of some sort and it wasn't meant to go public but it went viral and thousands of people had already downloaded it by the time Adobe had realized what happened. I'm thinking that Adobe has just accepted what's happened and is just keeping the links going. If anything it's a good way to build a loyal user base who will be more likely to stick with their software for a while rather than having people pirate it like mad.

Adobe hasn't been the same since they've been bought out by ENCOM. ;)

kyrie 01-10-2013 03:22 AM

Thank you Dak you're the best

DarthParametric 01-10-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2826381)
Edit: I think people are just over thinking this

No, they have said they are not giving it away:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4974775#4974775

http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations...n-servers.html

Regardless of how you choose to interpret the way they have made it available, the official line is that they are not giving it away and that you require a valid licence to use it.

L0ki194 01-10-2013 11:05 AM

Now I can upgrade from GIMP 2.0. Hey is photoshop easier to use than GIMP?

battle111 01-10-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by L0ki194 (Post 2826430)
Now I can upgrade from GIMP 2.0. Hey is photoshop easier to use than GIMP?

Yeah it's alot easyier then gimp

Dak Drexl 01-10-2013 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by battle111 (Post 2826431)
Yeah it's alot easyier then gimp

I disagree - Photoshop has a lot more features so it takes a bit longer to get the hang of. If you're familiar with GIMP though you shouldn't have a problem.

Also I'm not sure what CS2 is like... Shouldn't be too different from CS5.

L0ki194 01-10-2013 11:36 AM

Well, I guess I'll just have to learn how to use Photoshop then... shouldn't make my brain explode.

Dak Drexl 01-10-2013 11:57 AM

Lol it's not hard at all it just does a bit more than GIMP does. Also there are a bazillion tutorials around... you'll be fine!

90SK 01-10-2013 12:37 PM

All my mods are done with GIMP 1.2 which was current in 2004 when I started teaching myself. I still use it, but recently I bought Photoshop CS6 for school. I'd say Photoshop is easier than GIMP because there's more information on Photoshop, and the layout of the controls is also easier maybe.

L0ki194 01-10-2013 12:52 PM

Ok then. I just wanted to check to see if it was better.

Darth Sapiens 01-10-2013 01:35 PM

man i dont remember if cs2 had 3d but, i use cs6 extended it makes things waaaaaay easier to skin. i actually rarely work directly with the uv maps anymore, its all done via the model.
but if cs2 is out maybe i can make some tutlorials for it.

Dak Drexl 01-10-2013 01:44 PM

I think 3D came into play with CS4 but I could be wrong. It really does work wonders for texturing though Sapiens, with you there!

Darth Sapiens 01-10-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dak Drexl (Post 2826445)
I think 3D came into play with CS4 but I could be wrong. It really does work wonders for texturing though Sapiens, with you there!

oh well, still gonna make some tutorials for 3d though :)
more on topic, cs2 also includes video and audio software, hello higher quality vo's and trailers !

TWINKEYRUNAWAY 01-11-2013 05:22 PM

Sweet! I have photoshop already, but their other offerings interest me.

Warlord664 01-12-2013 11:22 AM

Hmm, I was trying to download at least PS CS2 but i'm having a problem with the serial numbers. I copy paste the serial codes they have on their site for the PS download when the installer asks for them but when I click next it says "Invalid Serial Number". Anybody else have this problem when installing?

Fallen Guardian 01-12-2013 12:31 PM

I just installed it yesterday and had no problems of that kind.

Warlord664 01-12-2013 06:37 PM

I don't know what the problem is. Any ideas of what I could do to fix this? And has anyone else tried donwloading this thing today?

Scorge 01-12-2013 07:02 PM

I installed it a couple days ago, no problems for me.

Fallen Guardian 01-12-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warlord664 (Post 2826555)
I don't know what the problem is. Any ideas of what I could do to fix this? And has anyone else tried donwloading this thing today?

Are you sure you're using the serial number that belongs to the version of whatever operating system your installing to? (i.e., you're not using the Mac serial number for the Windows install)

Warlord664 01-12-2013 07:42 PM

Yes, I made sure I was using the right serial number. This is what i'm using for the windows version of PS CS2. (1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431) you can compare it to the site if you want. Do you think I should try typeing it in manuely insted of just copy/paste the serial number?

Edit: Just tried typing it manuely and that didn't work either.

Darth Sapiens 01-12-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warlord664 (Post 2826563)
Yes, I made sure I was using the right serial number. This is what i'm using for the windows version of PS CS2. (1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431) you can compare it to the site if you want. Do you think I should try typeing it in manuely insted of just copy/paste the serial number?

Edit: Just tried typing it manuely and that didn't work either.

try the creative suite code, 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551. it should work

Warlord664 01-12-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth Sapiens (Post 2826566)
try the creative suite code, 1130-1414-7569-4457-6613-5551. it should work

That didn't work either. do I need to download creative suite before I can get PS?

Darth Sapiens 01-12-2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warlord664 (Post 2826567)
That didn't work either. do I need to download creative suite before I can get PS?

well, i would download the entire suite any way because who knows how long it well be up for. so, yes, try that.

Warlord664 01-12-2013 10:59 PM

Okay I got it all sorted out, thanks for the help.


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