Reply 40 of 91, by MiniMax
I'm curious now- what's the actual VOGONS policy on locking/deleting threads where someone posts asking for help but mentions an illegally obtained game?
I don't know if we have an official policy, except for this text which is attached to every page here:
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I might have locked a thread or two in my time, but most of the time I simply ignore that particular thread.
Most of the time, the people that uses these illegal obtained copies, has absolutely no clue about DOS. They don't know what a CD or DIR command inside DOSBox will do, if the game comes with an installer it gets installed outside DOSBox and only when it won't run, does DOSBox come into play. And by then, the generated paths in the game config are screwed up beyond repair, and I have to go into the whole story about mounting virtual drives in DOSBox.
Most of the time after that, the thread is abandoned by the original poster, because it was - after all - a free download, so why would s/he invest time in getting it to run? With someone who has spent $10-20 on the game, there is a much greater incentive (on both parties) to find a solution.
Just my opinion.