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News Ubisoft disables always-on PC DRM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Jan 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Optimaximal

    Optimaximal New Member

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    To date, it has only been disabled in AC2 & Conviction.
     
  3. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    But how is it disabled? I went to Ubisoft's site yesterday and there haven't been posted any patches in ages...
     
  4. Psy-UK

    Psy-UK New Member

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    I am intrigued by this news. Ubisoft games might...be worth purchasing again?
     
  5. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Never mind DRM, have they put back DX10.1 support into Assassins Creed yet? The only reason i didn't buy this game.
     
  6. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    *facepalm*

    They WOULD do it after the Steam sales have ended, wouldn't they? ******s.

    Let's hope this is the end of such nonsense from them.
     
  7. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    Meh the only Ubi game I fancied was RUSE and it was already using steamworks not that rubbish but it is nice to see they have been defeated even if they won't publicly admit it.
     
  8. r3loaded

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    My thoughts here. If they did this back in December, I would have bought AC2 by now.
     
  9. Teq

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    I kinda need to know if this is disabled as a downloadable patch as I currently don't have internet access while I am hunting for a new place to stay...
     
  10. Mitcian

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    I'm not a religious man but...hallelujah!

    Now people can acutally buy Ubisoft games again.
     
  11. WildThing

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    Yeah me too. I really wanted to give it a go for £9.99 on Steam, but I exercised some self control for once in my life. :sigh:
     
  12. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Goes to show you... Self control is a bad thing
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    hum, HAWX 2 still required an internet connection when i played it last night.

    i really hate it, let's hope Ubisoft learns and release Assassin's creed brotherhood on PC without such rubbish.
     
  14. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    haha, I had a serious moral delemma when I bought AC2 last week, now I don't feel half as bad about it :D

    Good job that they listened to their customers.... to bad it was about a year to late....
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    TRAITOR! :p
     
  16. DwarfKiller

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    Now I may actually play my free copy of AC2.
     
  17. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    You need to start your drm'd game with an internet connection active, and uplay will update itself.


    Edit: It seems to be quite a big patch, and you will need to login to start your game, after that I'm guessing it works offline.
     
  18. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I know :waah:
     
  19. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    IMO regardless of the DRM AC2 is a great great game
     
  20. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    SCC2 wont even boot on my computer...
    downloaded from ubi direct
    it moans about the internet connection
    says the gtx 570 is not supported (yes the card it came free with!!!)

    dies a death
     
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