Sierra vs. Virgo 1:0

Shit happens really. There is a magazine about games in Czech republic (popular in Slovakia too) called Score. It’s a good one – you can find like 3 or 4 full games in every issue and a lot of demos, etc. I like it. And I don’t think my “tragedy” is their fault. What happened? Well – one of those games was Caesar III. And because I’m fan of economic strategies I decided to play it (I played Caesar II like 12 years ago :-)). Why the hell that game needs to be installed with Sierra Utilities? And why it must have “sierra” directory as a parent for the game?! Whatever… 1999 was a long time ago.

So I started to play but after a mere day I was frustrated by prefects going far from their home building what results in a fire in buildings around that should be guarded by that prefect. Why someone invent “citizens that moves around” when it affects game so bad? I lost my patience and decided to uninstall. Sierra Utils asked me if I want to remove some files (%s – hard to know what it had meant) and I clicked Yes. What a surprise that I lost most of my games directory (but why not all of it? what was the key?). Files left behind were just a torso of my game dir.

Screw the Sierra (and I said it nicely) – later I found various references via google – this one probably says it all.

So avoid Sierra Utilities. And in case you fail like I did (too much trust in games with otherwise good reputation) I can only recommend this NTFS Undelete tool. Today it was actually second time it saved my… well not life really. 😉 But you know what I mean. And this one I can recommend – which I hardly can say about anything with Sierra on it. Sierra screwed big time today. And maybe that’s the reason why I don’t see them in the business – at least I can’t recall anything with their logo in last… many years. That’s good.

I wish you nice evening and no data losses!

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About virgo47
Java Developer by profession in the first place. Gamer and amateur musician. And father too. Naive believer in brighter future. Step by step.

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