A group of people who release software, music, games, videos and other things over the internet, usually bypassing copyright protection, or offering some sort of program to help, like a keygen
or no-cd crack
. Often referred to on the internet as "the Scene"
Some common release groups; RAZOR1911, MYTH, DiAMOND, VoMiT, SAPPHiRE, TECHNIC, PuKKA, LiMiTED
"Dude, seen that new Al Pacino film?"
"Nah, any scene releases?"
"Yeah, there's a DVD Rip by DiAMOND"
February 24, 2008
A no-CD crack is a modified executable (.exe on Windows) file. It bypasses the CD checking mechanisms, allowing the user to play without inserting a CD. Commonly used on copied (pirated) games
You might also see the tags NO-CD
before a name on Counter-Strike. This indicates the server is running the anti-cheat system, "Cheating-Death", but the user is not running it.
Cheating-Death has been discontinued, and is no longer supported (www.unitedadmins.com)
"Damn, I downloaded that new Hitman game, but it's asking for a CD"
"Hold on, let me send you a no-cd crack"
"OMG WHY DUZ MY NAME SAY NO-CD"
"Because you're not running Cheating-Death"
February 25, 2008