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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Ciderized Game Piracy
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 19 comments

A new article from Macworld discusses game pirates making use of Transgaming's Cider technology to play pirated PC games on their Macs. By replacing some of the package contents in an existing Ciderized game with the another game the pirates are able to run the game with limited functionality. The article includes comments from Transgaming's Vikas Gupta.

“Enough Cider based titles will soon be out in retail stores that I think people will have enough of a comparison to show that legitimate Cider games offer a really great Mac gaming experience. Consumers really have to look at this objectively,” said Gupta added.

As Cider requires an Intel-based Mac to run, it’s also possible to install those same “cracked” games in Windows running on the Mac, through Apple’s Boot Camp software, for example. That might provide pirates with a more complete experience, but the advantage here is that Cider doesn’t require a copy of Windows to play.

“You’re not even close to the properly packaged [Cider] product,” said Gupta. “They may be successful in getting the game to run, but that doesn’t mean the game is nearly where it should be.”
To read the rest of the article follow the link below.

Macworld: Cider Gains Use A Game Piracy Tool

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