Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 9:37am
Post 1 of 31
We've had some dodgy people emailing users and asking for them to send them certain AlamDV2 files because their files are apparently corrupt.
DO NOT SEND THESE PEOPLE ANY FILES!
The files they are asking for are those that contain your serial information, upon sending these files you are giving away your serial and therefore invalidating your license agreement - meaning your copy of AlamDV2 will not work in the future and you would have to buy it again!
If these people had really corrupted their files they could just reinstall AlamDV2 - there is never any need to send any other user or non-user any part of your AlamDV2 program. If anyone has a problem they can come to us to sort it out or download the files directly from the website.
The same goes for some people that are asking for plugins. The plugins are made for AlamDV2 users, not for random people who just want to use them as some kind of graphics library.
I've met some of the nicest people I know on the AlamDV2 community and it is a real shame that some people out there are trying to take advantage of this. These emails are both dishonest and misleading, so the best thing you can do is forward them to us ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) or just ignore them entirely.
Thank you and good luck,
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 11:30am
Post 2 of 31
Ok. I haven't gotten any of these types of e-mails yet because barely anyone knows my screen name. I will just foward the email to you guys to deal with it, so I don't have to. Thanks. Bye.
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 6:09pm
Post 3 of 31
hi, i recieved one of the emails, which i sent to shwar (i hope thats right!)
I still have the email address, do you want it?
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 10:18pm
Post 4 of 31
tried this trick on me. Wants plugin files so he can convert them to gif files.
Posted: Thu, 10th Oct 2002, 10:26pm
Post 5 of 31
I forgot, turning ALAM plugins into gifs is ridiculous on the face of it because a number of them STARTED as animated gif files and then were converted to alam by enterprising members.
The FADESKULL for example that I used as the Flaming Underworld Tortured Soul in "Legacy", it had been a gif my website HEREwww.hometown.aol.com/strahd27/Nebula.html
for months before I saw it here as a plugin. If these alam thieves would just pay attention they could save themselves a lot of trouble.
BTW, whoever converted Fadeskull (Kermz?) Thanks. Killer isnt it.
Posted: Fri, 11th Oct 2002, 12:46pm
Post 6 of 31
ooouch. me dont like thoose people!
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 6:17am
Post 7 of 31
Here is a little email i got this morning.
Hi! My name is SERJIO, I want to ask you send me S/N for alamdv so I can access
to plug-ins, cause I am looking for it for a long time, I bought Alamdv but with
my S/N and User name I can't access to plug-ins, so if can send it to me please
I won't give it to anyone I'll keep it, I'am 16 years old and I amtrying to make
Well I hope you will send me.
(HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS SERJINOJAKA@yandex.ru
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 8:09pm
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Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 8:22pm
Post 9 of 31
I have a question:
you guys always say get his IP and do something "evil" to him.
I was wondering if I wanted to do something "evil" to one of my "friends" that I know thier IP. how would I go about doing something "evil"
Posted: Wed, 23rd Oct 2002, 2:40pm
Post 10 of 31
can you please send me your bullet plug-ins for Alam DV?
name and shame them
Posted: Sat, 26th Oct 2002, 7:49pm
Post 11 of 31
he's not giving up....
S1 : Hi
can you please send me your bullet plug-ins for Alam DV?
Posted: Sun, 27th Oct 2002, 5:27pm
Post 12 of 31
Dang! Some dude who goes by the name of 'Alexander' (GameDr04@aol.com) emailed me and wanted to use my name + pass to download plugins. I guess you might as well watch out for him too!
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 11:21am
Post 13 of 31
Hi here is Hedbang
I am sorry. I didn't know you have to pay for the plugins. I didin't understand this "about plugin thing". I'm german and my englisch is not the best ,hey I´m sitting here with a dictionary, I tought that this is a circle of filmmakers, who trade their plugins with other users, but I never thought that there is a pay thing for plugins. The only thing I can say is sorry sorry sorry I and will never send such dodgy e-mails again.
I hope you understand me
Posted: Mon, 28th Oct 2002, 12:41pm
Post 14 of 31
fine with me
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 2:01am
Post 15 of 31
Wait a minute. There is something suspicious here. It says you joined 71 days ago. That is almost 3 months ago. I don't think this date thing is wrong, as it is correct for me. With this amount of time I think you would have learned that you need to pay, because I think you would have tried to get plug-ins, and I think this story of filmmakers trading is fake because if you joined 71 days ago you would have tried to download plug-ins from the plug-ins section, and would realize that you need to get a serial number by paying.. Either the date you joined is wrong, or there is something VERY suspicious about you.. Just a inference, coming from an observation...
EDIT: Yes. I just checked your profile. It says you joined August 18th. Pretty suspicious, if you ask me.
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 2:38am
Post 16 of 31
That's cause you're just paranoid - when I joined, I didn't do ANYTHING on the forums for a good 1-2 months -
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 12:01pm
Post 17 of 31
Yes. But, if he really DID join August 18th, and didn't post ANYTHING on the forums, so what. He joined, he would have done something probably. I mean, it is pretty obvious where the plug-ins are, so I think he would have gone there.. You never know. The forums really have NOTHING to do with it, but if je joined the forums back then, then he would have beem on the site, back then. This is just my observaton.. To me, its a little suspicious. To you, I guess its not.
Posted: Tue, 29th Oct 2002, 1:11pm
Post 18 of 31
Hi here is Hedbang
I wanted to get to know the programm so I downloaded the demo and I registered myself here because I thought that with the registration the plugins get avaiable to download. As a german pupil I can't send 79.23 Euro to USA/England only for testing one plugin (a flying bullet like in "The Test") that isn't contained in the demo. I have no credit card or something and who of you can tell me that this Netbank is save.
Posted: Tue, 5th Nov 2002, 4:42pm
Post 19 of 31
Also gut kleiner, du verstehst wohl echt nicht was die leute dir sagen wollen oder ?? MANN geh und kauf dir das teil , dann kannst du dir auch die sachen runterladen, oder mach dir selber das plugin, das geht auch OHNE vollversion !
Ok dude i think u dont understand the point !
GO AND GET THE FULL version !
Then u get access to to all plugins and all downloads, or use paint to make yourself a plugin The plugger is working WITHOUT Full version of alamdv !!!!
Posted: Tue, 5th Nov 2002, 9:20pm
Post 20 of 31
haha, nett gesagt...
Posted: Tue, 5th Nov 2002, 9:36pm
Post 21 of 31
i have yet to get the full version......suppose i should get it.
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 5:51am
Post 22 of 31
und ihr versteht wohl nicht,was er euch sagt, das er das system nur ausprobieren wollte, sich dafür entschuldigt, mit der betonung das er nicht so viel geld hat das ding zu kaufen, geschweige eine kreditkarte um es zu bezahlen....
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 8:45am
Post 23 of 31
Was ist denn das für eine bescheuerte Aussage ?
Dann muss er sich das Ding halt zu Weihnachten schenken lassen !!!
Ich habe auch kein Geld um mir z.B. Poser5 zu leisten ... und lade ich es mir deshalb aus dem Internet runter ? Nö !!!!
Davon mal abgesehen das Poser im Vergleich zu AlamDV echt scheisse viel Geld kostet !!
AlamDv ist ein wirklich nettes Tool und ich glaube das der Preis mehr als gerechtfertigt ist.
Die Jungs hier haben mit dem Programm gute arbeit geleistet und dafür sollen sie auch entlohnt werden. Vielleicht fangen die Leute die hier rumnörgeln mal an mir zuzustimmen, wenn sie selber aus der schule raus sind und sich ihren lebensunterhalt verdienen müssen.....dann wird von denen auch nicht EINER dabei sein der umsonst arbeiten wird !
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 11:35am
Post 24 of 31
Was ist denn das für eine bescheuerte Aussage ?
>Ich habe auch kein Geld um mir z.B. Poser5 zu leisten ... und lade ich es >mir deshalb aus dem Internet runter ? Nö !!!!
So viel ich weiß,hat er die Demo,und wollte ein plug in mal testen, wo ist das problem?
>AlamDv ist ein wirklich nettes Tool und ich glaube das der Preis mehr als >gerechtfertigt ist.
Das mag schon sein, doch jemand der grad erst die volljährigkeit erlangt hat,nur taschengeld und sonst nix bekommt, könnte durchaus kein geld haben und weihnachten haben wir noch nicht und 2. hat ein schüler keine kreditkarte und dafür würde mein vater z.b. seine daten nich rausrücken!
>Vielleicht fangen die Leute die hier rumnörgeln mal an mir zuzustimmen, >wenn sie selber aus der schule raus sind und sich ihren lebensunterhalt >verdienen müssen.....dann wird von denen auch nicht EINER dabei sein >der umsonst arbeiten wird !
Wer nörgelt hier? Er wollte das System testen,sehen was das Programm kann, doch das geht nicht so recht wenn eine Demo keine PlugIns dabei hat und wenn ich nicht weiß was es kann, kaufe ich es mir nich so schell mit einer Methode die ich selbst noch nich kenne (Kreditkarte). Und da rede ich jetzt nur für mich.
Akzeptier es doch einfach, er wollte die Demo testen,hatte dazu aber kein PlugIn und hat danach gefragt. Schließlich hat er nich nach ner Seriennummer oder mehreren PlugIns gefragt so viel ich weiß, also komm doch mal wieder runter!Und wenn er das geld hätte und dazu noch ne kreditkarte würde er es sicherlich kaufen, doch du wirst mir nich abnehmen das er kein Geld hat, doch da kann ich nix für wenn ihr denkt alles was jemand im netz sagt is ne lüge, das ist auch mein letztes wort, ich weiß auch gar nich wieso ich mich hier einmische, kenne das programm noch nichmals!
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 11:38am
Post 25 of 31
Axo,sorry im eifer des gefechts war es ein bißchen harsch, war nich so gemeint aber leute die immer noch draufrumreiten müssen regen mich leicht auf, aber ich hoffe es hat sich jetzt erledigt, wird bestimmt nie wieder vorkommen!
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 12:09pm
Post 26 of 31
I have no idea what you guys are saying here, but it sounds like a little battle's brewing!
Care to translate?
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 12:38pm
Post 27 of 31
Go to http://translator.dictionary.com/text.html
. You'll know what to do from there.
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 1:19pm
Post 28 of 31
"in the eagerness of combat it was a little harsch, was nich so meant however people the still draufrumreiten must move me easy up, but I hope to certainly never occur it now took care of itself, again!"
LOOOL... Good translation, really...
Posted: Wed, 6th Nov 2002, 4:37pm
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Posted: Thu, 7th Nov 2002, 4:59am
Post 30 of 31
The translations were poo, but I still have an idea of what's going on. I suppose both parties have a point. Maybe CSB-Digital should release a basic plug-in package (e.g. 1 plug-in from each category?) for use with the demo. It'll 'bait' people to purchase the program, and it'll put an end to the "I don't have enough plug-ins to fully evaluate AlamDV2" arguments.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 9:22am
Post 31 of 31
Here is my take as to why so many may be trying to 'steal' or evaluate the program and the plugins. True, some may be up to some dastardly doings while still others are legitamete. Me for example, I have not purchased the program yet. I am the epitome of amateur. I have not made one movie, short or clip. I am just fascinated by special fx and would like to learn how to do it. The most I would do is shoot a small clip of my son flourish it with some wow-wee grafs and fx and show it to him. I would never post a clip or send it to anyone so that is my main hesitation in making the purchase. Granted, compared to other packages it is relatively cheap... but $80 US is still $80 and it don't grow on trees. $80 just to dabble with an interest to see a couple of enhanced clips of my son is too much. So perhaps others feel the same and they are trying to beat the system. I am against that type of behavior so I don't do it. But if they are in the same boat as I, then I can understand - I don't agree... but I understand.