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Postby Diamondd » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:09 pm

[b]WHY[b] is it that you can download a demo of the game online, but you cannot [b]download the full version? This makes no sense...from what i gather the full version uses up around 20MB...cant this be zipped up and downloaded? (at least by us lucky broadband users)

since i e-mailed and got no answer, maybe the kind forum users will help me understand this....it's not like i'm asking to DL DOOMIII or anything insane....

BTW - the game is pretty awesome..except that nagging msg : you have reached the highest rank possible in the demo version....hehe, like yay, 15 minutes of playing and i'm off.....

SOMEONE HELP ME OUT HERE
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Postby Bill » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:15 pm

Do you mean you want war3z the game, and not pay for it? If you do, then go away.

But if you want to just buy the download, then um, you can't. Just order it. Don't download it.

and why did you type the whole message in bold?

(Edited by Bill at 6:16 pm on Jan. 24, 2003)
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Postby Flamekebab » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:16 pm

that would mean it was available for free..
But then Chris doesn't have any funding .'. no more games from him...
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Postby Punisher Bass » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:17 pm

Because it's just how Introversion wanted to do it. I'm sure if they had it for legal download then it would just help make pirating it easier. Deal with it.

It sounds more like you want to warez Uplink and not buy it. Pay IV the $30, wait a few days and you will get a nice new shiny CD in the mail. If you don't want to buy it then too bad, we will not help anyone pirate Uplink.
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Postby Diamondd » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:25 pm

Since you are all so busy flaming me, PERHAPS you could re-read my message a little more carefully...I have not received a response to the e-mail i sent to IV.

In that e-mail i asked if there was a way to purchase the game and download it online (read: paying for the game - not Warez)

Next off.....WTF difference does it make if i download it or get it on CD? if i was gonna warez it it wouldnt matter how i got it..face it, it would be easier for everyone if it could be downloaded and a key PURCHASED, or even a download key...

says to purchase i have to pay....then wait UP TO 28 days to receive it....

i'm on the other side of the atlantic, so i'm sure it wont be here in "a few days"

and here i thought i'd get a serious response...
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Postby Punisher Bass » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:31 pm

Listen up pal, I live in America too and it didn't take 28 days to arrive here. I had the cd in my hands in a few days. Uplink can not be bought and downloaded online, deal with it and stop bitching. The only way to get your hands on it is to buy the cd.

If you think you're still going to wait 28 days, then just wait. Uplink is getting an American release in March. No one knows the release date or what stores will carry it but I'm sure IV will make a news post about it when they find out.


(Edited by Punisher Bass at 12:34 pm on Jan. 24, 2003)
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Postby Hektik sniper » Fri Jan 24, 2003 7:33 pm

where ever you live the max delivery is 5 days unless you live on mars or something ;)
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Postby tommy060289 » Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:04 pm

you could download it from amazon at one time couln't you for £20.
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Postby Diamondd » Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:04 pm

OK, you guys convinced me, i just purchased it online directly from IV.....altho i was tempted to just go the amazon route....but i'm sure they get a piece of the action, and it's still gonna ship form the uk no matter what....

pay attn to the time on this post....it will be the definitive answer on how long before the game reaches antarctica....

o wait, not antarctica, just feels like it outside BRRRRRR...4 degrees....
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Postby bionic sheep » Fri Jan 24, 2003 9:52 pm

Britain . . . or the Antartic?

So hard to decide.
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Postby Adriac » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:02 pm

I would go with Antarctica. At least there you get penguins.
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Postby bionic sheep » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:05 pm

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Postby Crackdown2001 » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:06 pm

...and in no part of your first post did u say that you would pay for it

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Postby Diamondd » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:16 pm

Actually it's not britain OR the antarctic, it's the States..

And you're right, in my first post i did fail to mention that i wanted to pay for the game...however i did refer to the e-mail i sent to : uplink@introversion.co.uk, in which i asked why i couldnt DL it and pay for it online....the e-mail to which i received nary an acknowledgement of.....hope now that i've paid them they respond and send me my cd.... :P

(i'm sure they will )
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Postby Adriac » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:19 pm

You can't refer to an email and expect it to contribute anything, you know.

You'd be surprised. We do get people in here stupid enough to email IV about warezing the game. They never do, but they would.
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