Far Cry 2, Sims 3? I seem to remember that the Sims 3 has a limit to the number of PCs that may connect online (to the store, exchange etc; the number of PCs on which the game can be installed is unlimited), but I don’t know if you can deactivate it; and I remember Acid fuming about FC2 installation limits, until Santa swooped in and saved the day.
Despite the fact that I’ve only ever owned 2 computers since I got my first iPod (and subsequently started using iTunes), I have managed to use up all 5 of my iTunes authorizations. Installing Win7 64 on my existing system I guess is considered to be a new computer and ran out of authorization keys. Thanks god it’s fairly easy to de-authorize computers that don’t exist.
I have no idea why nobody else seems to copy this feature. Limited activations are much more acceptable (to me, at least) if you get more activations periodically.
I still find the whole thing of limiting what I can do with my purchase objectionable to begin with especially at 5. 100 or something if you’re going to pose arbitrary limits seems a lot fairer, especially as I’m in a similar situation to Squeaky of having used Itunes on 2 computers and having used up 4 of my auths.
I’m just happy to find that there is, actually a mechanism to deauth the computer that’s now sat under the stairs rather than being plugged in.
There’s your problem right there, you filthy fucking pirate.
You do NOT purchase software. You are paying for the limited and temporary privilege of running a software package and frankly you should be glad they even let you do that. Don’t go on about rights or purchases, you have no rights and no property in the realm of software.
I was talking about music really but if I’m not buying the music, only the right to listen to it, do I get a free download of the Beatles back catalogue as I’ve already purchased the right to listen to it at least twice (vinyl, casette and CD so far). Actually I’ll take the Mono release while I’m at it and we’ll call it even. Funnily enough it doesn’t seem to work that way either, but I digress, you’re right, how could I possibly confuse giving someone money in exchange for something with actually owning it in any meaningful sense.