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News Anno 2070 drops graphics card counting DRM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 23 Jan 2012.

  1. mucgoo

    mucgoo Minimodder

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    Anno got cracked about a week after release.
    I don't see why they even bother trying. Or at least once a crack is easily available they may as well just lift any DRM bar the online key check, one of the few methods which is hard to circumvent.
     
  2. bluespider42

    bluespider42 Minimodder

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    So what happens if you run tri SLI....
     
  3. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    It is utterly a waste of time. Utterly. And money, lets not forget the money which these companys are SO intent on. WASTED! There is no ifs, maybes or buts. None.

    Anyone with half a brain-cell can see drm does not work.

    I can only come to one conclusion. The DRM is there because of the shareholders.
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    And that shareholders are even more clueless than the executives that run the companies they own.
    Can you imagine someone turning up at a shareholders meeting and explaining why their DRM system is hurting their profits? They wouldn't be able to get their tiny little minds round the concept.
     
  5. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Minimodder

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    +1 to everything that has been said.

    When are these company's going to realise that the old model doesn't work any more.

    Welcome to the age of the internet. Catch up already.
     
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  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I'm less worried about graphics cards than I am about other updates. They really make you buy it again if you somehow manage to convince it you've changed PCs... twice? That's completely insane.
     
  7. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    And that's why I don't buy their games...
     
  8. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    And still theywonder why people play cracked Ubisoft Games.
     
  9. lp1988

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    Was considering to try it, but not any more, sorry Ubisoft one lost sale, a shame that your games must be judged on their DRM more so than any other quality.
     
  10. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Lost my sale. I won't be pirating the game, but at the same time I won't touch them with a seventeen foot barge pole.
     
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  11. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    They are trying to kill the second hand market with this.
     
  12. Leroyingo

    Leroyingo What's a Dremel?

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    As a compulsive up grader I wouldnt get long out of a Ubisoft title. That is a load of crap. If i pay for a game i dont want to then have to pirate the game to be able to continue playing what i paid for in the first place.
    Ubisoft are going to push more people to pirate, including people who 'own' the game. (or did own it till they upgraded their computer a couple times)

    UBISOFT = bunch of plonkers

    Does this lockout happen through all sources of obtaining the game - store bought DVD, steam , d2d etc?
     
  13. [DE]FreD_S

    [DE]FreD_S Certified Specialist of Awesomeness

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    I don't think they care much about PC customers. They obviously make more than enough with console versions and I don't think a console player cares much for the implemented DRM...
     
  14. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    Indeed, they might not care about PC customers.

    Heck, AC II is a perfect example - they said they did their best to make it better for the PC platform, yet the whole interface (both main menu and in-game) are horrible for the PC.
    I bought 3 AC games from Steam during the holiday sale, but that's the maximum i would pay for ubisoft games.

    So, dear Ubisoft - just from these forum posts in this topic, you have lost hundreds of euros in revenue.

    I wonder how many people are not buying their games because of DRM? My guess is that the number is in the thousands, perhaps tens of thousands.

    Bit-tech, perhaps you would like to do an article that looks in depth at the whole DRM situation, including all the developers, and getting their feedback as well?

    Granted, I am pretty sure that Ubisoft for example is not that willing to admit that yes "we do what we must, because we can", and "there's still some screwing to be done, on the players who are on PC".

    +rep if people understand where those sentences come from.
     
  15. Fizzban

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    Sounds like Portal to me.
     
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  16. Eiffie

    Eiffie What's a Dremel?

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    Only Ubisoft game I've bought in a long time was the recent Heroes of Might & Magic VI on steam. Dunno much about the DRM that came with the game other than I have to be online if I want access to any of the Uplay features on the account. I bought the game because of my love of the previous game even if it came with crap DRM. Safe to say though that I won't be picking up Anno 2070, a game I actually was interested in playing, or any other Ubisoft game besides another Heroes title until they make some friendlier DRM changes to their games.
     
  17. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    We're all going to get sued for lost sales. :p
     
  18. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    I haven't bought one in years, and won't buy another Ubisoft game. These are GENUINE lost sales now, not an imaginary sale due to piracy.

    As mentioned previously, if I was so inlcined, I could get a pirated version of any of their games and have a BETTER experience than paying for an original. That proves thet have got their policy totally and utterly wrong.
     
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  19. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer What's a Dremel?

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    While I don't want to defend Ubisoft on this (and indeed have boycotted their titles for a few years now - Heroes of Might and Magic V was the last one I purchased), locking games to hardware is part and parcel of online activation DRM. Carry out one upgrade too many and you'll see a similar thing happen with purchases from Steam (in offline mode - if you can get it to work), Direct2Drive or ImpulseDriven as well as any game using SecuROM online or similar systems. Microsoft themselves have a similar system for Windows Product Activation.

    What's new here is using the GPU - but aside from reviewers, most people aren't likely to change this part of their system very often. Systems using more frequently changed parts like RAM (as Zuxxez's Two Worlds activation does) or disk volume IDs are more worthy of criticism.
     
  20. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    I genuinely hope Two Worlds II has better terms - i bought it during a Steam sale for €10 i believe.

    Did not even think about the activation issues, guess have to be more careful in the future.

    can't help but wonder, why do the corps still bother - every game (including activision's supposedly uncrackable always-on scheme) is relatively soon perfectly working in the pirated version.
     
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