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Is risky having always CIV4 DVD inside computer?

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by marioflag, May 3, 2006.

  1. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    Considering that i always use computer to play civ4 i have some questions regard the risk of breaking the civ4 dvd.
    First of all i have always civ4 dvd inside my dvd player so is advisable to take the dvd always in the box or there is no risk to have always civ4 inside dvd player?
    Second question how much time an original dvd resists before i will notice some problems reading it in dvd players?
     
  2. SPQR300

    SPQR300 Deity

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    1. there is no risk
    2. about 20-30years. Most DVDs last that long. Even if your DVD broke, you could play with a backup legally.
     
  3. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    The risks to my Civ4 disc are my 5, 3 and 1 year olds. :)

    They've already put a couple scratches in it.
     
  4. marioflag

    marioflag History Addict

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    how can i make a working backup copy?
     
  5. mjs0

    mjs0 The 4th X

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    There is no way to do this legally.
    Welcome to the bizarro world of software licensing where you always have the right to run what you purchased but no legal way to exercise that right if your original media gets damaged. (Without incurring additional expense.)
     
  6. synthboy

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    I thought that if you sent your broken media back to the publisher then they will replace it.
     
  7. The Tyrant

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    The risk to having your Civ IV disk always in your computer is that you will be tempted to play it all the time. :)
     
  8. ew0054

    ew0054 Troll Extraordinaire

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    DVDs have only been around 10 years so how could anyone know how long they will last?
     
  9. mjs0

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    Hence the additional expense as shipping is not free!
     
  10. snepp

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    There are solutions to your dilema that would ensure your copy stays in good condition.
     
  11. autocon

    autocon Deus da Guerra

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    can anyone confirm this please? if so, would that apply for usa only or any country (brazil in my case)? thanks
     
  12. kokomo

    kokomo Warlord

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    Question:

    Do you return a book to the publisher if the cover gets scratched by your cat or get soaked by the rain?

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. .Shane.

    .Shane. Take it like a voter Retired Moderator

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    I'm sure it depends on the customer service policy of the publisher.

    In the case of Civ, since they require you to have a CD/DVD to play, one would hope they'd have an exchange policy for defective CDs.
     
  14. BCLG100

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    probably because people have worked out its degredation in a certain amount of time and then multiplied it by how long they expect it to become unusable.
     
  15. Zhahz

    Zhahz PC Gamer

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    Eh...if I'm still playing Civ IV in 10 years and my DVD goes bad, I'll just buy a new one. If a game entertains me that long then it's worth paying extra to replace it if I wear it out/destroy it.
     
  16. Mewtarthio

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    They examine the entrails of birds.
     
  17. Karl Townsend

    Karl Townsend Prince

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    A backup is allowed only if you still own a working copy of the orginal game
     
  18. SPQR300

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    Ok, all this hassle for nothing... Creating a freaking backup takes about 5minutes... Most of us don't live in a police state (except for poor Americans) so you create the backup and no one cares. I think the laws about creating backups is only strict in the US...
    This is a useless thread, even if your DVD gets broken it takes about 20minutes to download the game, and no one will f*c*ing care... I really don't understand people here at all. (not advocating piracy, but condemning stupid laws which don't favour the end-user)

    Flame me...
     
  19. sand

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    DVD'S do last for about 20-30 years. they may not have been ut that long but CD's start to rust as they get old.
     
  20. marioflag

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    SPQR 300 you are right but for now i can play civ4 with 1.61 only with my original dvd.IF i do a backup copy the cd doesn't work due to copy protection it's the problem
     

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