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    Garry's Mod sets trap for pirates

    Garry Newman set a trap within Garry's Mod to expose people pirating his work.
    "Anyone unable to shade polygon normals?" asked Newman on Twitter.
    Hours later he added: "Just enabled this error in GMod today. It happens when you pirated it. Having fun watching people complain."
    A search for "unable to shade polygon normals" turns up plenty of results on Google.
    There are even pirates asking for help dealing with the error on the official Garry's Mod forum.
    The best part about the pirate-catching error code is that the naughty user's Steam ID is posted within it. When they reproduce the code on a forum asking for help, Newman can cross-check the code against legitimate purchases and hoof the pirates out.
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    I've got a lot of love for this. What a brilliant way to catch people out. I'm almost tempted to buy this just to support him for a move like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
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    I've got a lot of love for this. What a brilliant way to catch people out. I'm almost tempted to buy this just to support him for a move like that.
    ROFL. Brilliant.




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    I know right. It's quite funny searching google for it and seeing the amount of people with the problems :')
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    Why would they have a Steam ID if they didnt use steam to buy it?

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    I was thinking that when i read the article. Maybe it is placed in the same folder as your other Steam App's because it uses the source engine as far as i know.
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    Awesome. Very clever.

    13 guests browsing this thread. How many you were caught out by this??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    I was thinking that when i read the article. Maybe it is placed in the same folder as your other Steam App's because it uses the source engine as far as i know.
    *shrugs*
    I forgot you have to have at least 1 other source game for it to work so they woul either have to pirate another game or just use it on their legitimate account.
    Dumb *******s.

    I wonder if the pirates have had ther account dissabled?

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    It makes it worse because the game is so cheap. There are some real cheapskates in this world
    Still loving the amount of people that got caught out by this.

    I don't know if they could disable someones account because thats where people have their legit games. I'd imagine they will do something about it though.
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    People can't spend 10$ for one of the best PC games (well, mod, but whatever) out there?

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    ITs free if you use Gmod9 obviously doesnt have the features 10 has and isnt officially supported by Garry anymore I tried it a while back before it bacame a paid for game and wasn't a fan.

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    ROFL this looks like its working better then intended, here is yet another fool caught in the act

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