Very simple. If you are wondering if a game is cracked, then you can use a search bar and type in a game. If it doesn't appear, you can still post a question in the weekly question thread. Please do not make a separate question post, because it will be deleted and you will be warned.
How is this sub related to r/CrackStatus?
CrackStatus is considered to be the predecessor of Crack Watch. In the end of September 2016, group of CrackStatus mods were demoted due to the trust issues that the owner had with those mods. The same mods made f/CrackWatch. Few days later, r/CrackStatus was shut down by the owner, and f/CrackWatch took its place. Now, it's used as an archive of previous posts.
Do you guys deal with piracy in general or only video game piracy?
Only video game piracy.
Where are the download links? All I see are NFO's.
We cannot share download links to illegal content, because it's against the rules. We can give you list of domains where you can get your desired content, but after that you are on your own. We also ask you to not share these download links with others, because we will delete them. We take this rule very seriously.
What is an NFO?
NFO's are like readme.txt that scene makes. It gives you instructions, general description of the game and some additional information.
What is the Scene? And what is P2P?
The Scene is an underground community of people who crack and share copyrighted material. They have strict rules that all scene members have to abide. P2P are independent crackers who don't follow the scene rules.
Where are the Scene rules?
Can I request cracks?
No. This subreddit is about informing people on cracks and piracy news. We don't take requests. You should try finding your answer in https://cs.rin.ru forum.
Do you guys know if X game will be cracked or will X game use Denuvo?
No, nobody knows. Don't get your hopes up, scene members won't answer your questions.
Why doesn't the Scene crack games that community wants?
Scene groups don't care about the community, they crack for fame.
Does the Scene have an official website?
Can I support the scene in any way?
No, just give money to the devs who deserve your money
When is X game going to be cracked? What is the current progress on X game?
Impossible to know. We don't have any contact with any of the scene members, and even if we did, they wouldn't tell us.
I need to find a torrent for a specific game, can you guys help me?
No. Try https://cs.rin.ru
Do you guys think X game will be cracked, whats your opinion on...
Please refrain from posting threads like these and instead use other forums like f/Piracy if you are going to make empty speculations, or opinion based threads.
What are seeders and leechers?
A Seeder is someone from whom you can download a piece of file. Hence they affect the overall availability of file on P2P network.
A Leecher is someone who has downloaded a file but is not sharing it back to P2P network. Hence, the overall availability of file decreases.
What is a repack?
A repack is a compressed pirated game using various compression software in order to lower the size of the game. It's most commonly used by people with limited bandwidth or people with low download speed.
What happened to Voksi? Why did he suddenly stop cracking Denuvo?
On July 25th 2018, Voksi's computer was seized by Bulgarian cybercrime police. He was sued by Denuvo's parent company, Irdeto. Voksi has stated that his cracking days are over and that he is currently focusing on Irdeto's lawsuit against him.
What are the risks of downloading a torrent containing cracks?
It depends on a lot of things: Where do you live, how strict are copyright laws in your country and how much does the government enforce these laws. Countries like France, Germany and UK are known to have extremely strict copyright laws where they will usually heavily fine you if you are caught downloading pirated content. If you live in a country where copyright law is enforced heavily, you might need to get yourself a VPN, and unfortunately, you will also have to invest some money in getting a good VPN to protect you, because free VPNs rarely work.
How is this forum not shut down?
The same reason f/Piracy is not shut down. There is nothing illegal on this forum and nothing that breaks Raddle's Terms of Service. If there is, we encourage users to report it to us so that we immediately remove it.
List of active video game scene crackers: