[QUOTE]Originally posted by Huzzy
“@ ISOMAN, if you would describe clearly your symptoms with the virtual drives AFTER you install the update, im sure that Slayerking and Doug will tell you that is the common symptoms for having your Virtual drives Blacklisted.”
ok, i’ll try it a different way: after i updated and played LOTR my virtual drives won’t mount any images. it’s not that the game won’t play, it’s that the VD’s get completely disabled (this goes beyond the blacklisting that i’ve already said i have experienced on other occasions. IF this is a supposed “normal” occurrence of a “blacklist”, so be it. now i know. It still had NEVER happened to me before hence my original question).
“I say clearly because you contradict yourself several time in your posts. EG: .
One minute its working after a reboot, then its not working ”
if you could point out the contradiction in that statement, please fill me in. the point is clear: when i play the updated version of LOTR, the VD’s get disabled; i can’t even mount an image (any image, not just LOTR) let alone play one, until i reboot. when i reboot, the VD’s are working again. if i play LOTR, they get disabled again, until i reboot. there is no contradiction since i’m describing what happens before and after i run and play the updated version of LOTR and then after i reboot.
“Regarding the blacklisting, Perhaps this hasnt happened to you before, but that doesnt mean it doesnt happen.”
couldn’t agree with you more. BUT, when slayerking “thinks” i’m saying that i’ve never been “blacklisted”, HE’S the one that says it’s “a load of crap”, because obviously, if it’s happened to him it MUST be happening to EVERYONE else. again, even a semi-careful reading of my previous post would reveal the following quote: “of course i’ve had my virtual drives blacklisted before. i update whatever game title, it blacklists my virtual drive, and the game will no longer play…BUT i’ve still been able to load other images and play…” so i don’t see why you think “perhaps this hasn’t happened to you before…”?
“You came here for an answer, You were given one, now you argue, mainly with slayerking, who told you that this has happened on other games as well.”
1. I asked if anyone had the same experience after updating LOTR. the “answer” i got was: “they have been disabling virtual drives for ages now”; hardly an answer to my question. i don’t even know if slayerking owns a copy of LOTR, which is what i’m concerned with at the moment.
2. I never argued the point “that this has happened on other games as well.” again i quote from my previous post: “NO update has EVER disabled my virtual drives (notice i said “my” virtual drives. I don’t know what kind of problems you’ve run into).”
as you can clearly see, i acknowledge that he (and probably others) may have had this problem when i say that “i don’t know what kind of problems you’ve run into”. and again, i’m talking about disabled NOT blacklisted.
“Why not ask him for the names of other games this has effected as opposed to accusing him of talking falses?”
because that is irrelevant, since i believe him when he says it’s happened to him before. i NEVER accused him of “talking falses”. he stated that “they” had been doing it for ages and i was saying i don’t know who “they” are since it’s never happened to me and i have no games to look back on to see who “they” might be. are “they” SecuRom (agreed this is the obvious choice), or is it Surreal (did they add something to the update), or is it Black Label Games (do theyeven have anything to do with it)? he, on the other hand was the one that said that what i was talking about was “a load of crap”.
"You have only been here less than 2 months now, its not a good idea to make enemies of those who have been here much longer "
i fully respect the people that have been posting here longer than me. however, the number of posts made does not necessarily correlate with an intelligent response. nor does my “join date” correlate with how long i’ve been using copy programs and virtual drives. doug, on the other hand, actually gave me suggestion to try out. thanx doug!
bottom line is: i’ve had my virtual drives blacklisted before but NOT DISABLED!
slayerking: "one minute you say they have never EVER been disabled by an update. Then in the very next paragraph you say they have been disabled.
make up your mind "
[B] i’ll take the high road here for the sake of peace and i will amicably explain what YOU see as a contradiction: I’ve NEVER had a virtual drive DISABLED (not blacklisted ) UNTIL i updated LOTR. so UNTIL LOTR it had NEVER happened, now it has. quite simple really. i think the saying goes: “there’s a first time for everything”. which is what the original question is all about. does that clear it up a bit?
thanx for the replies…[/B]