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Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 1:29pm

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You want my opinion? This is totally stupid! Users that want to see if AlamDV2 will be useful before buying it, they'll want to see if the downloaded effects will be great for their movies, and any ways they can't render their movie withtout the ALAMDV logo!
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 1:31pm

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I agree with you... I can't understand what's the matter!
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 2:18pm

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The problem is that probably some smart ones out there have found a way to use the plugins in AE or another program. You get some effects in the trial version and £49? C'mon!! That's even cheaper than a computergame! evil
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 2:29pm

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And lets not forget that once you have paid your 49 squids you don't have to fork out any more for the plugins, each time a new plugin is up you can download it for nothing.

I beleive some software companies charge almost as much for plugins as the original software cost.

If they want to see how useful ALAMDV is they can use the demo, it is fully functional I beleive (watermark excepted). And all the plugins can be previewed on the site.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 2:37pm

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Do a search on the forum. The saved over 1/2 their bandwith. Should they have to provide free bandwith?

On a different note, who gave +1 to a guest account crazy
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 2:56pm

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try searching the forum...

everything is explained here and there, and it will make perfect sense...
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 3:52pm

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49£ cheaper than a computer game? AlamDV2 is a bit expensive here at $115 CA...

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Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 4:19pm

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MechaForce

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He didn't mean it litterally, ok?

If you are into special effects, and making movies, and you can't fork over $65 or whatever for a great FX program, you should find something else to do. This is stupid. Don't just come onto a site to complain about things that have been heavily disscussed and settled before. If I was a mod, I'd lock this topic.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 4:24pm

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I don't have any problem with the price, but I was trying to find any games that cost $115 here... LOL
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 4:56pm

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I'm not talking about you specifically. And if people don't think there are enough effects in the demo, they can watch some of the movies in the cinema section, which have basically every effects ever made in them.
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 5:01pm

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well see, we own the program and have no problem with the plugins, that's why we dont complain, but for people that don't have it, and want to know more, they are slightly left out in the dark.

and what if they don't like the program and want their money back? you can't refund a thing like this.

hmm, that's a good thing schwar needs to think about, how will refunds work in stores? ie, someone buys it, gets the serial, returns it, and simply downloads the installer off the site?

should should keep you guys awake twisted
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 5:42pm

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I guess serial numbers for refunded copies would be blocked the same way as the pirated or shared numbers. So as soon as money is sent back the number becomes unusable.

Anyway time to talk about happy things, what a lovely sunny day it's been.....
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 7:53pm

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I am curious. (really) How come software gets marked up so much and computer games don't?
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 7:58pm

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otteypm

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Games usually sell more copies I would have thought... and would you spend £100+ on a game?
Posted: Sat, 6th Jul 2002, 8:05pm

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Most (console) games over here are around the £50 mark. AlamDV was priced similarly so it was accessible to everyone. I'm pretty sure we could still compete at a higher price range, but having been poor students once ourselves we wanted to make it for everyone. If we priced it any lower we would be out of business by now.

The plugins were locked to help save on bandwidth. Theres a bunch of plugins everyone can try in the installer. We had 2 choices; (a) Only let real users download a vast array of plugins and save on bandwidth or (b) let everyone download plugins for whatever purpose, giving nothing back to the community, run out of bandwidth and have to shut the entire site down resulting in no plugins for anyone. Pretty tricky decision when you think about it razz
Posted: Sun, 7th Jul 2002, 10:15am

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Damn it! of course you get most games below the price of ALAMDV, but you understood my point! Ok: ADV costs about the price of a computergame! Satisfied????????? Danm it! evil
Posted: Sun, 7th Jul 2002, 11:35pm

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I'm glad they did it. They're just protecting their investment and providing incentive to purchase the whole package. These guys don't work on this program for free.

Later- Jeremy
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 8:47am

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unclepain wrote:

Later- Jeremy
on a completely off topic, and unrelated note...

unclepain ^^ cool name smile
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 4:11pm

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lol Thanks- it's my Unreal Tournament Player name- it kinda follows me around the internet.

Later- Jeremy