YoYo doesn’t care about piracy of GameMaker
August 28, 2007
YoYoGames doesn’t care about the piracy of GameMaker 6.
Perhaps this would be obvious to you. But I must admit I was a bit surprised to find that they appear to have given up all hope of trying to stop the availability of illegal registration codes. Yes, there will always be the stereotypical Russian crack giving websites but the registration code can also be found on more mainstream sites.
I contacted YoYo recently giving them details of cracks posted on some reputable sites, one a video sharing site, the other a notoriously bad web host (no prizes for guessing either of them ). Nine days after I had initially sent my message I received a reply from someone at the YoYo helpdesk stating that they had already identified the URLs in question but it was not a priority.
Quite frankly I am amazed at this. Yes – it will be impossible to stop piracy completely, anyone with half a brain cell should easily be able to search out a crack on Google (unless they have the misfortune to find GameMakerBlog) – but not taking action against these two huge sites is, in my opinion, pathetic.
Thank goodness a new version of the software is out, even with the problems the DRM has been causing at least we can believe (at least) that those of us who have paid to upgrade GameMaker are the only ones able to take advantage of the registered versions extra features.