Sorry to start yet another Bioshock thread, but I thought this might keep my rant tidily partitioned from actual game-related talk:
I’m ready to strangle the person who designed the serial number generator for Bioshock’s activation code. It’s printed on the back of the manual in some Arial-like sans serif font, and there’s nothing to distinguish 0, O, I, and 1 from each other. As far as I can tell, I might have all four of these in my serial number. It’s a guessing game now, and the activation server has not accepted any of my guesses yet. ARGH!
Yes, I ran into this. I do agree that the people responsible should be dealt with harshly as an example for the others. In my version, there is a slight difference between the I and 1, but the zero looks for all the world like an ‘O’. Mine took several tries to get the secret combination.