Stonehearth illegal download?


#1

Hello. The other day while looking through Stonehearth’s Facebook page I saw a post linking to “stonehearth-game.com” which seemed to be a pirate download page for Stonehearth.

Just thought I should let people know about it so something can be done to stop it.

Edit: stonehearth-game.net also seems to exist.


#2

I can’t seem to find it. Is it still online?


#3

It may have closed. I can’t seem to reach it now.

Edit: It’s still searchable on Google but appears not to actually be available.


#4

I couldn’t find it on Google either… let me check again. Oh yes, there it is. Indeed unavailable.


#5

I managed to reach a “cached version” on Google Chrome

Steps:

  1. open “stonehearth-game.com
  2. It is not available. Click “More”
  3. Click on the blue “Cached copy” link
  4. You get to a pure-HTML (no CSS or images) webpage

#6

Aye, there are a few illicit sites around the place offering downloads. Obviously any attempt to download from these websites will be reported to the United Nations, expect a strongly worded letter.

Edit - I’ll rename this category so people don’t get confused that this is firstly a discussion around the pirates politicians and ninjas stretch goal, and/or a drawing of said pirates :slight_smile:


#7

stonehearth-game.net also seems to have a Facebook page. It has roughly half the likes of the official Stoneheart page, which is quite significant. This one actually is available.


#8

This is a fake download. A thread questioning this website was already made by @ownerpure5. A lot of people, including myself, have confirmed that this is a fake website harboring a potentially dangerous download link that could either lead to a scam like a survey, or much worse, dangerous malware.

The thread in question is “Warning: Fake Website Offering Download”


#9

http://discourse.stonehearth.net/t/warning-fake-website-offering-download/3697


#10

The original site looks as if it were taken down. The guy behind the site probably shut it down because he didn’t have enough money too keep it up and/or finally realized that his site was a sham, or the host or Google decided to shut it down themselves.