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Durante
Come on down to Durante's drive-through PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

Qualifications: Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, PhD, likes mimosas.
(12-22-2014, 11:55 PM)
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Hi Dropbox User,

We've received a notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") from BANDAI NAMCO Games Germany GmbH that the following material is claimed to be infringing:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddwbdpd3qgm9upk/DSfix23.zip

Accordingly, under Section 512(c)(1)(C) of DMCA, we've removed or disabled access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.

As a result of this notice, public sharing on your account has been disabled. We will reinstate your account's public links if you remove the file(s) listed above from your account.

Please be aware that copyright infringement violates our Terms of Service and Copyright Policy, which can be found at:

https://www.dropbox.com/terms#terms
https://www.dropbox.com/help/210

Also note that Dropbox has a policy of terminating the accounts of repeat infringers. If you repeatedly use Dropbox to infringe copyrights, your account will be terminated and you will lose access to your files.

If you believe that this DMCA notice was sent in error, you may file a counter notification. That notification must comply substantially with 17 U.S.C. 512(g)(3) and include a statement under penalty of perjury of a good faith belief that the DMCA notice was the result of mistake or misidentification.

You can submit a counter notification using our online form here:

https://www.dropbox.com/dmca_counter...8721&h=7ccbb76

or by sending it to the following address:

Copyright Agent
Dropbox Inc.
185 Berry Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94107
copyright@dropbox.com

- The Dropbox Team

This is utter bullshit of course, especially since DSfix does not include any of their material.

I'm actually amazed that they would do this. I mean WTF.

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Chariot

Good news: everything's ok guys!
I just called Volker Rieck from FDS File Defense Service. They were indeed hired by Bandai Namco, but not the germany division, but the US Europe one, to take down all the debug mode patches.

Dutante's DSfix was not part of the plan!
Mr. Rieck is currently writing emails to Namco and dropbox to clear everything. Durante is allowed to reupload the patch, there is nothing wrong with it.

Mr. Rieck was nice and took the time to explain the situation to me. I am currently on the phone, so I might add a bit more information when I come home in a few hours.

edit: also shame on the guy who send him a mail full of threats. He was a bit disturbed by that.

edit2: It was Bamco Europe who was asked by Bamco Japan, not US. Misremembered that, sorry!

Last edited by Durante; 12-23-2014 at 08:55 PM.
Anth0ny
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(12-22-2014, 11:55 PM)
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what in the fuck
kami_sama
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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WTF
Can you do anything about it?
not_so_special
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
they need to sell their next shitty version to pc players
Emperor Bohe
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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why the fuck would they do this. this will make them lose sales if anything.
Ibuki
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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So they shit on you for trying to fix their broken fucking game? I don't even...
Durante
Come on down to Durante's drive-through PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

Qualifications: Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, PhD, likes mimosas.
(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddwbdpd3qg...fix23.zip?dl=0
Escalario
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
LOL fucking scamco.
saunderez
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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You submitted the counter notification? Can't let assholes claim your work as their own.
UnluckyKate
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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The dark soul fix ?
Panda Rin
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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uhhh, wow...DSfix was the only reason why I bought it on PC. What the hell?
Andrefpvs
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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What the hell?

Why would they... makes no sense... rational reason... I can't even... what?
Last edited by Andrefpvs; 12-23-2014 at 12:09 AM. Reason: ................what??
Easy_D
never left the stone age
(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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Fuck you Scamco. What's next? People gonna get banned for using it?

Can they detect that it's being used at all? The FPS hack maybe? Can we get a comment from anonymous japanese contributor?
Ridley327
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
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Jesus. Why on earth would Bamco attempt this, considering all the goodwill you've helped generate for the port in the first place?
The Llama
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(12-22-2014, 11:56 PM)
Namco trolling hard.
NotLiquid
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Shit.

And I just got Dark Souls on PC as well, fully intending on downloading this with it.

What the hell Bamco.
Queen of Hunting
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
took your files to fix dark souls 2 problems and sell it for $60 ?
fluffydelusions
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Ysiadmihi
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Why now, exactly? Is something different with the latest DSFix?
QaaQer
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Japanese corporate culture at it's finest.

Remember when they pressured the Japanese govt to outlaw used games?
Bebpo
trying to mount a comeback
(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Scamco

They're afraid that mods will give users for free what they want to charge money for in the future.



So uh, should I grab DSFix 2.3 quickly from somewhere? Still need to get around to playing DS1/DS2.
Sinatar
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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How many fucking copies of Dark Souls are you responsible for selling? How much revenue has Namco reaped off your work?

This is a absolutely fucking disgraceful, holy shit. Like I never get outraged... this just boils my blood.
Dascu
(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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This is nonsense, DSfix isn't a copyright violation.
meptrep
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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That's just dumb.

If they actually ported their game properly then this wouldn't even be an issue.
Hot Coldman
Sonic's brother and sister are NOT canon
(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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There has to be somewhere else you can host it. Someone, somewhere, will help you out.
LurkerPrime
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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NO!!!

Why would they do this? It's like they want to sell broken products...
Shadowhaxor
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(12-22-2014, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ddwbdpd3qg...fix23.zip?dl=0

That's fucked. I'll host your files for you. That' some AAA+ shit from Namco. You basically sold them copies of the game with your fix.
ShadowgeistX
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Nice. There's no better thanks for fixing a game than Namco's kick in the face lol.

Oh well, watch me buy less of your games I guess.
LouisaFerre
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Please tell me you'll be hosting the files somewhere else?
stryke
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Wut
Snaku
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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I can't.
Iva Demilcol
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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This is stupid.
Zomba13
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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What the actual fuck? First, like Durante says, DSfix doesn't have any code or copyrightable stuff by Bamco in it so it's a bullshit claim striaght up but secondly, if it wasn't for Durante fixing their piece of shit PC port it wouldn't have been anywhere near a fraction as successful as it has been.

What a bunch of ungrateful twats.
Kezen
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
What a stupid move. DSFix is what makes Dark Souls playable on PC, laughable port otherwise.
MRORANGE
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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This is dumb as fuck. I would recommend everyone posting this on their Twitter and posting this dumb move to RPS/PC GAMER/EUROGAMER....
alr1ght
bish gets all the credit :)
(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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They should be paying you to sell their game. WTF.
BY2K
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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What the shit...
Weeaboosuke
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Bruh.
AcceptableGhost
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Untalkative_Bunny

Japanese corporate culture at it's finest.

Remember when they pressured the Japanese govt to outlaw used games?

the european branch issued the dmca

this is pretty funny, why the fuck would they do this?
MikeE21286
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(12-22-2014, 11:58 PM)
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Wow, what a total bullshit move.

Talk about just risking killing positive goodwill for their busted ass PC port by attacking the hardcore base that made it so popular.
Bomber Bob
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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fuck you Bandai Namco
DeBurgo
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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hahaha namco is such a bullshit company

they should be thanking you.
Atilac
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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I'm guessing this is a mistake and namco will fix this promptly. Inform them via twitter.
Edit: Durante I wouldn't take this personally, probably some clueless european rep who doesn't understand the fix or your contribution to the games success.
Last edited by Atilac; 12-23-2014 at 12:01 AM.
Sir TapTap
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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This is straight up disgusting on Namco's part. I can't imagine how much worse their sales on PC would have been without your work.
Kouriozan
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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Ok, this is the worst they could do :(
"Thanks for fixing our game!"
ElTorro
I wanted to dominate the living room. Then I took an ESRAM in the knee.
(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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Why on earth would they even do that...
everyday math
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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Wow fuck this company. What utter bullshit.
V_Ben
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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Yeah, that's some grade A bullshit.
Terra_Ex
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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Dear Durante,

Please refrain from fixing our games and showcasing our incompetence to the world.

Thanks,
Bamco

This might be a new low for Bamco, have some respect when fans invest their own time to fix your shortcomings you fools, damn.
deeptech
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(12-22-2014, 11:59 PM)
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These people clearly don't know what they're doing.. Seriously , wtf...

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