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Old 21st Mar 2011, 10:06   #1
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Crytek defends Crysis 2 DRM

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...crysis-2-drm/1
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If the PC version doesn't work give it 0/10.
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So what exactly is the DRM on Crysis 2?

and isn't this a case of bolting the stable door after the horse has escaped?
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well many pc owners did seem to see fit to nick it... though it's not very high on torrent sites now...
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and isn't this a case of bolting the stable door after the horse has escaped?
"Close the stable door after the horse has bolted"
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Depends on the level of the "mild inconvenience".
I don't mind a disk check.
I do mind an always-online check.
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If I wanted to pirate the game, DRM would not stop me. However, so long as it has DRM on it, the chances of me buying it are minuscule. I'd rather not play it at all. That's a lost sale right there.

I wonder if implementing DRM is effective enough in combating piracy to offset the price of implementation and the sales lost through bad feeling in the customer base.
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Disc checks are easily circumvented though. Steam is pretty much the only DRM that really works well. To pull a game off that requires quite some inconvenience to the pirate, but works flawlessly for the legit user.
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If I wanted to pirate the game, DRM would not stop me. However, so long as it has DRM on it, the chances of me buying it are minuscule. I'd rather not play it at all. That's a lost sale right there.

I wonder if implementing DRM is effective enough in combating piracy to offset the price of implementation and the sales lost through bad feeling in the customer base.
considering that as soon as a game is out there's already a crack for it...
you could still buy the game and just apply the cracks that are made by the crack releasers...
or you could just pirate it...
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Disc checks are easily circumvented though. Steam is pretty much the only DRM that really works well. To pull a game off that requires quite some inconvenience to the pirate, but works flawlessly for the legit user.
Define working well.
It's not as intrusive no, but games get as easily pirated on Steam as on any other.
I'm pretty sure that's a reason why not many games get pre-loaded.
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people still complain about DRM?

this is just Crytek wanting more free press, no one is complaining about the DRM, in fact, no many even know what their DRM is going to be like. (activation limits, disk check, online check, etc?)
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I still haven't bought GTA IV due to the stupid crap you have to go through to get that going.

You have started an article about Crysis 2 DRM, without saying what type of DRM is involved.
What type of DRM is involved ? Online activation ? Always online ?
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Does anyone even know what type of DRM they intend to use?
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Deal with it. They want to protect their software from pirates. Is it really that much of an inconvenience for them to take a couple of minutes to check if the software your using is legit?

For the amount of people saying "im not going to buy this game because of the DRM" there's 10 people who don't give a ****. Guess who's gonna win.
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If I wanted to pirate the game, DRM would not stop me. However, so long as it has DRM on it, the chances of me buying it are minuscule. I'd rather not play it at all. That's a lost sale right there.

I wonder if implementing DRM is effective enough in combating piracy to offset the price of implementation and the sales lost through bad feeling in the customer base.
considering that as soon as a game is out there's already a crack for it...
you could still buy the game and just apply the cracks that are made by the crack releasers...
or you could just pirate it...
I could, but neither of those options will get my message through as well as not getting the game at all. DRM, in all but a few of its forms, is the scourge of PC gaming.
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The problem with DRM is that the only person that normally suffers is the legitimate buyer. Pirates will have a cracked version that, more often than not, works better.

GTA 4 is an example I had myself, because I had IE9 installed, securom would go crazy and 95% of the time refuse to load the game. It was taking me 5-10 minutes to actually get the game to load. I had to remove IE9, and haven't installed it again for fear the problem will come back.
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For the amount of people saying "im not going to buy this game because of the DRM" there's 10 people who don't give a ****. Guess who's gonna win.
Actually, 9% of their target audience is a lot of people, though to be fair, the grumblers will not total 9% of their target audience.
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Does buying it through Steam make a difference? I picked up a copy of Battefield 2 the other day through Steam and while playing online I was kicked by punkbuster for some reason about bad code. I haven't looked into it yet but it stopped me playing that game at the time.
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Turn the steam overlay off for BF2, unless you mean BF BC2. I remember punkbuster was kicking me for that, it was one of their 'updates' too, as it didn't when i first bought the game
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