This site was briefly mentioned in two of our previous posts but it deserves a separate post since it’s such a wonderful community. If you’ve been playing PC games you may have heard about Steam, the content distribution platform created by Valve. Steam was initially termed as the perfect solution for PC game piracy but that was only until hacked clients and Steam rips of games appeared. If you are thinking of pirating Steam protected PC games check out CS.RIN.RU – an underground community specializing in all sorts of steam rips and hacks.
Most non Russian users visit http://CS.RIN.RU only to find that it’s a site completely in Russian. But that’s not where all the fun is – did you know that RIN has an English forum (see end of article for link)? It’s an active forum which has cracks, patchers, emulators, launchers, hacked clients, non Steam gaming servers and other tools for Steam. There is also a downloads section where standalone Steam games and Steam rips (both GCF (Game Cache File) and NCF (No Cache File) based titles) are available for download. One great thing about CS.RIN.RU is that it even provides updates for the games available for download. If you are a complete noob to Steam hacks, there is no need to fear – RIN has a well written tutorials section which explains everything in detail. For starters, you can read the Non-Steam FAQ.
Like most private communities, CS.RIN.RU requires registration if you are to download anything from the site. Fortunately, registration is free and is currently open to all users.
Site Name: CS.RIN.RU - Steam Underground Community
English Forums Link: http://cs.rin.ru/forum/viewforum.php?f=27
Registration URL: http://cs.rin.ru/forum/ucp.php?mode=register
Russian Forums Link: http://cs.rin.ru/forum/index.php (You can switch to English language by clicking on the English flag on top right corner of page)