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Old 12-01-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
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Buying a used copy of SWBF

I am looking at buying a used copy of SWBF online, but am worried that I won't be able to install it or play online if the previous owner had already installed it. Anyone give me any info?
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Old 12-01-2004, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hmm, I believe you CAN use it, but under a condition:

This other person (or any other, for that matter) should NOT use the cd-key anymore. If i am correct, everytime you connect to a server, the cd-key you use is send to a master server. There it is being checked if your cd-key is already used by some other computer at the time of connecting. If this is so, your cd-key is refused and you can't connect.

So if you really want to buy this game second hand, be sure to buy it from somebody (a trusty friend or family perhaps?) you can trust not to use their old cd-key. Buying it from somebody via online auctions and stuff like that is pretty risky, and I'd not recommend it.

There's a chance I'm wrong about this, so you'd better wait for another poster to either confirm this or tell you otherwise.

edit: If I'm correct you're planning to buy it from some website - auction or otherwise. Like i said, IMO it's pretty risky, but their might be certain rules on the website you use to prevent second hand cd-key issues. I dunno. Consider buying it from the shop, where you'll get a copy if which you can be sure that it's not scratched and that it's cd-key is not used by other ppl.


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Old 12-01-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks, that makes sense. I'll keep that in mind.
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Old 12-01-2004, 04:24 PM   #4
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He's right, you'll have a cd-key issue. A certain unnamed person I know was a naughty boy and *gasp* pirated it. He couldn't do MP sometimes because his cdkey was most likely being used by another pirater. I would just pay for the full game, or wait for a demo to see if it's worth paying full price for.
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Old 12-01-2004, 05:26 PM   #5
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The demo is never going to come I fear.

So, if you definitely are in this game for the multiplayer, buy it new. If you just want to check out the singleplayer. Buy it used.

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Old 12-01-2004, 07:38 PM   #6
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Yeah a demo would be nice. I am hesitant to shell out $50 for a game that has had pretty mixed reviews.
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Old 12-02-2004, 01:02 AM   #7
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Demo will never come.


Hmmm maybe you should try the game see if it works and if it doesnt take it back. Then get a new one or get a non-used one.


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Old 12-04-2004, 01:41 PM   #8
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Well, LucasArts has promised a demo. Until their site says otherwise ones IS coming.

The question is simply WHEN they will decide to release it. That's anyone's guess. It may be a long-a$$ time for all we know... ; p (so far we've waited 2 months)


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Old 12-04-2004, 11:39 PM   #9
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Well, LucasArts has promised a demo. Until their site says otherwise ones IS coming.
Their site said otherwise

Always have communication with the one you're buying from. Sure he can still play on it with a virtual disk or no-cd crack, but if you're playing he can't play either.


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Old 12-05-2004, 12:07 AM   #10
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Their site said otherwise
Always have communication with the one you're buying from.
Yes the demo aint coming anymore. I knew it.

Yes and also do what Alegis said. Keep in contact with the person your buying from.


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Old 12-05-2004, 09:22 AM   #11
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Also, if this is off ebay or some auction site, be sure to read the buyer's terms and conditions carefully
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:34 AM   #12
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who needs the demo just get the game its worth it


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Old 12-06-2004, 11:49 AM   #13
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who needs the demo just get the game its worth it
useless statement. What if people need to see if the game works on their computer? And besides that it's naive to think everybody likes a game as much as you do.


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Old 12-06-2004, 11:54 AM   #14
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useless statement. What if people need to see if the game works on their computer? And besides that it's naive to think everybody likes a game as much as you do.
it would be naive if you thought you knew my intentions in making that statment


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