Did I just get screwed by Square Enix

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  1. the_randomizer
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    So, I noticed that Square Enix released FF7 for the PC from this website - http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/productID.250845500#.UB3tWE1lQf6

    So, naturally, I purchased the game and it's download as we speak. But something very strange occurred when one of my buddies pointed out to me that the link suddenly stopped working, so I check it out and sure enough, the link died. What the bloody hell is going on? Did I just waste money on a prematurely released product that Square Enix pulled at the last minute or what?
     
  2. Another World

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    From Where???
    final fantasy 7 has been out for pc for a long time.

    so i'm confused.

    -another world
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    The RERELEASE, not the old one. This one is downloadable on PC, XBL and PSN.

    this link should work but it's mysteriously dead http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/productID.250845500#.UB3tWE1lQf6
     
  4. Joe88

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    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/04/final-fantasy-7-officially-coming-soon-on-pc-exclusive-to-squ/

    to the op:
    http://vita.rpgsite.net/news/1876-final-fantasy-vii-appears-on-the-square-enix-store

    looks like it might have been a mistake
    send them an email in anyway
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I did, but the game's already downloading, I thought I somehow got scammed/screwed over. They really need to stop with the c**k teases.
     
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    I don't get this thread. You're downloading the game, but you were ripped off because the link died afterwards? If you're getting the game, aren't you perfectly fine?
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Well, there were some people who were skeptical of my purchased because they couldn't access the link after I mentioned it to them. So, when I checked it out, it was dead. Now I feel like a moron for asking SE via email about the dead link and now they're going to deactivate my serial key as a result. That's why I'm worried. In essence, I'll be downloading a game I won't be able activate.

    Edit:

    However, there are numerous programs (virtual DVD/CD drives that bypass SecuROM and what have you) that graciously help one bypass restrictive DRM, so, either way, I will play this game.
     
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    because you sent them an e-mail they are now going to deactivate your serial key? i wonder what happens if i e-mail the government!

    -another world
     
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    Honestly, you already paid for it and it's SE's fault anyway so it'd be kind of unfair for them to deactivate your serial (assuming they didn't deactivate everyone's serials after realizing their gaff) though I could see why they'd be concerned if you're downloading a beta or something that they uploaded by accident. Hope it all pans out for you either way.
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I'll finish the d/l tomorrow, and you're right, getting upset about it isn't going to solve anything. It appears that those who downloaded it can't activate it due to DRM, which is why I mentioned that I'll have to "accidentally" find a way to bypass it.
     
  11. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Please do update on your predicament
     
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    I'm confused, Did they release it early by accident and you bought it? I want to buy it and I can't find anywhere to do so, Maybe I'm being retarded due to lack of sleep.

    Oh god the game uses securom? :hateit: I bet it has activation limits too, BS!
     
  13. LockeCole_101629

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    this is quite ironic and funny at the same time.

    Your doing it backward.
    what you do.
    1. Buy the games.
    2. Downloading crack to play it.

    what most people do.
    1. Downloading cracked games.
    2. Not buying it.
     
  14. Originality

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    2 examples where most people crack after buying the game: the Sims and assassins creed.

    Why do we need DRM in the first place?
     
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    According to the folks at qhimm forums, the bgm is ogg but they were converted directly from the old pc version's midi.
    Man what a sloppy port. :(
     
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    The MIDI of the old versions were good... assuming you actually installed the Yamaha MIDI synthesizer+instrument bank the install CD tells you to. Then since it's working with a set bank, it sounds a lot more like the PSX music, not MIDI.