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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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hacked apps safe?

i have heard of hacked versions of crash and super monkey ball that you can get for free, but is it safe? will it mess up my ipod touch?
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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It's stealing; don't do it.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:19 PM   #3
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The only thing it will mess up is the lives of the people who wrote the apps. Sleep tight!
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:24 PM   #4
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FYI: You have to jailbrake it to make them work.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:25 PM   #5
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FYI: You have to jailbrake it to make them work.
yea i just found that out so im not gonna cuz i dont like jailbreakin
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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you dont like jailbreaking but you are ok with stealing?
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:32 PM   #7
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no im not gonna do it
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:34 PM   #8
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The only thing it will mess up is the lives of the people who wrote the apps. Sleep tight!
So you're alright if a thief comes and takes all your valuables?
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:47 PM   #9
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Don't act like you guys have paid for every piece of software you have ever used. Im not saying it's ok....but I don't think there is one person on here that hasn't violated a license or used something that wasn't bought.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:50 PM   #10
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So you're alright if a thief comes and takes all your valuables?
Did you even read what he said?
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 08:51 PM   #11
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So you're alright if a thief comes and takes all your valuables?
I think he was being sarcastic.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 10:25 PM   #12
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Super Monkey Ball is made by sega... theres no one losing anything.... buck them!!!!

to the OP.... super monkey ball ... HACKED VERSION.... works perfectly fine!!!
sounds, graphics, everything and is a cinch to upload... go for it!!
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 12:00 AM   #13
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Don't act like you guys have paid for every piece of software you have ever used. Im not saying it's ok....but I don't think there is one person on here that hasn't violated a license or used something that wasn't bought.
Nihilistic arguments #1.

Hey if you paid for 99% of the software you use, you're no better than the guy who once paid for a copy of LodeRunner on his Apple IIc.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 12:05 AM   #14
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Super Monkey Ball is made by sega... theres no one losing anything.... buck them!!!!

Yeah good thing Sega software is all programmed by robots or there might be some developers who don't get what they deserve for their hard work.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 02:18 AM   #15
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Just gonna say: Jailbreaking isn't illegal, but stealing definitely is. Decide whether or not you want to be a criminal.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 03:01 AM   #16
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If there were a safe, non-jailbreak way to install App Store apps for free, I'd do it in a second. I've spent close to $200 on apps so far, and regret 80% of those purchases. Since we aren't able to get trial periods with apps, I have no problem obtaining them through illegal means.

Is it stealing? Sure. Do I care? Not at all. A 'try before you buy' option would cut the amount of piracy quite a bit, I'd imagine.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 03:08 AM   #17
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It's not even stealing, it's copy right infringement. If you were to get caught and be convicted under the strictest law it would not be for theft.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 04:03 AM   #18
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Yeah good thing Sega software is all programmed by robots or there might be some developers who don't get what they deserve for their hard work.

oh please the developers get paid no matter what.. its called salary!
its the shareholders that get gipped... and personally i dont give a rats rass...cause they dont do anything anyways!! they just sit back and recieve bank! so dont try and make me feel quilty or anything cause it just wont work!
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 05:18 AM   #19
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oh please the developers get paid no matter what.. its called salary!
its the shareholders that get gipped... and personally i dont give a rats rass..
It must be great to have absolutely no stock market exposure. I assume you don't have a pension (and you parents/family don't either) as those will depend 100% on the stock market. Or any mutual funds. Or (in the UK) a stocks and shares ISA.

You can justify your theft whatever way you want, but you are still a thief.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 07:09 AM   #20
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oh please the developers get paid no matter what.. its called salary!
its the shareholders that get gipped... and personally i dont give a rats rass...cause they dont do anything anyways!! they just sit back and recieve bank! so dont try and make me feel quilty or anything cause it just wont work!
Developers don't get paid if they lose their job. I'm stating the obvious but the greater the profit for Sega the more projects they will have in the future. This means more developers will be employed and more games for you to play will be developed. Conversely, high levels of piracy could drive Sega into the ground. If we look back at Sega's history we can see the amount of downsizing it has had to do just so it can survive. Jobs have been lost. And if Sega does have to downsize again, you will be a contributing factorl.

Shareholders have taken a risk and they don't just sit back and make a profit. The stock market is a zero sum game, for every winner there is a loser. So unlike your naive assumption, it is not win win and illegal activities that distort the fairness of investments should be stopped. Also, shareholders are people just like you and I. If you're between 20 and 30 around 90% of your retirement savings should be in stocks. Think about that, it doesn't just affect the rich but everyone.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 09:35 AM   #21
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no im not gonna do it
That's good to hear. Developers deserve to be paid and I am happy to see that like most of us around here you are not a thief.
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 09:36 AM   #22
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oh please the developers get paid no matter what.. its called salary!
its the shareholders that get gipped... and personally i dont give a rats rass...cause they dont do anything anyways!! they just sit back and recieve bank! so dont try and make me feel quilty or anything cause it just wont work!
One of the most ignorant statements I have seen all week. Can you tell us what you do for a living? And if someone stole your paycheck after a long week of saying "would you like cheese with that burger" would you think that is right?
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