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News BioShock DRM removed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Of which, you guessed it...... been cracked already (under a week?). :sigh:

    EDIT: checked release date, cracked before its even released :rolleyes: :nono:

    As for Bioshock, a friend of mine purchased it for me for helping him fix his pc, and I never really noticed the DRM, and had only come to install it once (still installed from last year).
    So for myself it never caused me any issues.
     
  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    and from that, we can conclude DRM are useless againest pirates.
     
  3. Mentai

    Mentai New Member

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    Does anyone know of a cracked Mass Effect that actually works properly though? As far as I know, all the pirated versions have the quicksave box greyed out, as my mate discovered. Kinda funny, he was complaining about it being buggy and I asked if it was pirated buggy or actual gameplay buggy xD
    In his case the copy protection was effective, although it did give him a bad impression of the game, and he's still too cheap to buy it =/
     
  4. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Authentication at install, re-authentication at new patch or new DLC and limited to three installations.
     
  5. pizan

    pizan that's n00b-tastic

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    i think avioded the DRM anyway, i bought/downloaded it off steam,
     
  6. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Do you still have to register it online?

    What happens when the registration servers are shut down?

    P
     
  7. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    I've got a legit copy of Mass Effect and have experienced no issues or bugs with it (and that's something for vista 64!!).

    My advice is get a job and buy the game!
     
  8. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    You have a $50€ frisbee.
     
  9. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Buy game. Install game. Apply crack. Forget about DRM.
     
  10. TrueShadow21

    TrueShadow21 The Doctor

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    And if EA follows suite with Mass Effect or Spore I might buy one of those games, but I'll just stick to Steam until they do.
     
  11. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Does it still install securRom?
     
  12. ironjohn

    ironjohn New Member

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    Buy game. Install game. Apply crack. Forget about DRM.

    I do that with every game I buy....
     
  13. Major

    Major Guest

    I LOL at people real bad who complain about this.

    Seriously, WTF are you complaining about.
     
  14. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    I'm complaining about having a $50 frisbee, as our previous correspondent so accurately described it.

    I still play Total Annihilation, for God's sake...
     
  15. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    I hate this BS about authenticating online. I haven't connected either of my laptops to the internet in probably a year. If the system meets the specs, I don't want to have to bother connecting to the net just to authenticate the license. If a game has single player mode, I should not be required to have access to the internet to validate the license. F*** DRM and online authentication.
     
  16. PhoneyVirus

    PhoneyVirus *_*

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    Thats Right so much bills coming and going lucky I can buy a part for my new PC not every game that comes out, like I told my younger bother theres like top10 but maybe 5 I'll get out of that top 10 and I'm still playing TF2 and working my ass off for my EVGA 680I SLI MOBO.
     
  17. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    buy steam version no securom on it as theres no disc, Money problems are everywere for alot of people
     
  18. dmak

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    steam also had the drm in it as well, but that is also gone now from what i understand
     
  19. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I dont think that games will always have the protection on them. Most newer games these days have the protection removed after a few patches. forged alliance, gothic 3, bioshock, etc.
    So if you decided to re-install a game down the road just install the patch that removes the protection and you are good to go.
     
  20. BurningFeetMan

    BurningFeetMan New Member

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    I love steam. I wish all games came out on steam. EA Download Manager is ****, as you can only download games off of the EA servers during the first 6 months after purchase. Once those 6 months are up, if you format, you've either gotta re-buy the game, or "steal" it to re-install it... oh, I'm pretty sure you can back up your install files too though, so it's not all bad.

    Steam is great though. I bought HL2 7 years ago, and can install it anywhere, any time on as many machines as I like. :)
     
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