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    Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    Meanwhile Steam halts sales of GTA4 due to Games for Windows Live service issues.
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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    On the GTA IV front, things were so much easier when you could use the XLiveLess mod as a workaround.

    Unfortunately that only worked up until 1.0.7.0, so when Rockstar did an update in more recent times (most likely to remove music that they no longer had the rights to), whoever made that mod was long gone and thus it obviously never got updated.

    Doing a search just now, I discovered this guide on Steam that was posted last month, that suggests there is a way for the game to work for Windows 10 uers, but I haven't tried it for myself.

    To be honest, I only really played it on PC to free-roam and try out various mods (including better graphics packs), since I'd already played the actual story on the console versions in the years previous to that.

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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Last but not least Bobokhidze's appeal seems to have tugged the heartstrings of some buyers, with a number of them donating double the price of the game to encourage further development.
    So people will happily pay developers lots of money to keep them going, but take umbrage when Epic adopt the same mentality?
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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    So people will happily pay developers lots of money to keep them going, but take umbrage when Epic adopt the same mentality?
    People paying them to keep going through crowd appreciation of an altruistic act...or paying to have sole rights to consumer sales.

    Hmm...

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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    People paying them to keep going through crowd appreciation of an altruistic act...or paying to have sole rights to consumer sales.

    Hmm...
    Wow, look at the mental gymnastics these people have to put themselves through just to continue being a part of an internet meme

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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    People paying them to keep going through crowd appreciation of an altruistic act...or paying to have sole rights to consumer sales.

    Hmm...
    Wow, look at the mental gymnastics these people have to put themselves through just to continue being a part of an internet meme
    Nice try to discredit a perfectly reasonable post, but your score is an F, for failure. Or is the idea of doing something for a good cause versus profit so complex that you had to jump through hoops to understand?

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    Re: Developer: our free game torrent resulted in 4x Steam sales

    Quote Originally Posted by moshpit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Usernamist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    People paying them to keep going through crowd appreciation of an altruistic act...or paying to have sole rights to consumer sales.

    Hmm...
    Wow, look at the mental gymnastics these people have to put themselves through just to continue being a part of an internet meme
    Nice try to discredit a perfectly reasonable post, but your score is an F, for failure. Or is the idea of doing something for a good cause versus profit so complex that you had to jump through hoops to understand?
    They were also in it for a profit too. They just wanted brownie points for appearing altruistic. I actually agree that the whole Epic thing seems to be bandwagon hopping for the majority of people. Some of these same people will then ask microsoft for more exclusives for xbox to make it 'worth getting'...

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