This section is to guide the users on how they can contribute to Crack Watch and make it better. We are always happy to receive more contributors to the forum. After all, our entire forum is driven by the community alone. However, there are some guidelines that the users need to familiarize themselves before they attempt to make a post, as the Crack Watch team is very selective in making certain posts go public, to ensure that the most relevant posts stay.
These are the posts that are NOT allowed on our forum:
Torrent links or any direct download links
Question posts (For the love of god, use weekly question thread)
Polls not done by moderators
Links to shady websites or virus links
Fake releases, fake NFO's or any kind of joke release (30 day ban)
Free steam games
Any news that is not related to video game piracy or video game DRM's in any way
NSFW images or links (Permaban)
Youtube clickbait videos (How to download x game)
Any advertising that is done without permission from moderators (Referral links = permaban)
Regarding the rule 4
CrackWatch has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or ban. We also do not tolerate any form of doxing as well as death threats. Please keep your discussion civil.
Posting guidelines for Releases:
Releases must be uploaded on the same date as the post
If it's a scene release, it must contain an NFO
If it's a P2P release , it must either have an NFO or a proof of a trusted poster in cs.rin.ru notifying of the release (Please blur out the download links)
Full unlocked releases are not to be posted
Duplicate release posts will be deleted
Nfo's should be screenshotted instead of copy-pasted when making a new thread/comment. Use this Text to Image NFO converter by AyrA_ch. Alternatively, you can just post a link of the NFO from layer13, predb.pw or xrel.to
Bot posting isn't allowed. By bot posting, we mean, having a bot automatically post a release instead of the user.
DLC's, Indie games and updates to the base game will go to the daily release thread.
Indie games that are worth more than 20$ on steam
Indie games that have high popularity and demand
Indie games that have Denuvo
Cracked updates of Denuvo games that still contain Denuvo
Any video game release by STEAMPUNKS, CPY and RVT/Voksi
Updates or releases of games that have Scene news on them (Mafia 3 DLC fight)
Expansions that have high popularity and demand
Posting guidelines for Humor:
We allow humor posts because we believe a small quantity of humor can improve the general mood of the forum. However, these are the necessary rules you need to follow
Humor post must not be a repost of an old humor post
Humor post must have at least more than 70% upvotes
Only 1 humor post is allowed per day
No NSFW humor posts (permaban)
Last but not least, the quality of the humor post is entirely judged by the moderators. Even though the humor post might follow the above rules, they might still get removed at the end if the moderators are unsatisfied with the humor post.
Posting guidelines for News
The relevant news article must be posted as soon as possible. The allowed amount of time between the release of the news article and the post on the forum must be less than 24 hours.
Duplicate news articles are not to be posted. If one news article was already posted then that shall be the only news article on the forum.
Opinionated articles are not to be posted
Articles cannot be from an unknown/small/spammy website
These articles are going to be removed instantly:
"X game confirmed cracked," "Denuvo is killing PC gaming," "X game cracked in record time," or just a recap of known Denuvo games being cracked like "The latest iteration of Denuvo is cracked."
User can submit their own research findings and new discoveries, they can also crosspost from another forum, as long as it is relevant to the theme of the forum, and the research/discovery is provided with a solid proof.
Articles must be in English language. If it's in foreign language, there must be an English translation of the article
Posting guidelines for Repacks
We allow repacks to be posted because we believe they would help inform users who have limited bandwith or slower internet. Repacks also provide some form of activity in the forum during those days when there are no major releases. However, we ask repackers and the future ones to follow these guidelines if they wish to post their repacks.
If you wish to be on the list, you must contact moderators
Current approved repackers:
New Game repacks:
Any new game that has been cracked 10 days ago or less
Any recracked denuvo game
DLC and updates to the game that have been cracked 10 days ago or less
Old Game repacks:
Any game that has been cracked 10+ days ago
Any "Series" repack (for instance, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell entire series repack), even if it includes a game that would be classified as a new repack
The current limit for repacks is: 3 new repacks per day (Per repacker) and 1 old repack per day.
Please note that this rule might change if the community considers too many repacks on the forum, so we suggest to keep an eye on this specific rule
General rules are:
Obey the repack limit
Repacks can only be posted by the repacker or someone from the repack team itself, not from a third party
Repacks must have an NFO-like information, doesn't have to be in jpg, can be in text, but try to make it as descriptive and attractive as possible
Be helpful to people who have questions and trouble with your repack
Do not post repacks of uncracked games
If your repacks are on the untrusted list, then your repacks will not be allowed on our forum.
If you are still unsure if your post will be allowed, please message the moderators