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Windows 7: Is StarForce really that bad?

15 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Is StarForce really that bad?

So a couple of years ago when I got my PC, I decided against installing a game that I had previously liked to play a lot on my old computer, Trackmania Nations, because it contained the StarForce copy protection system. On the internet you can easily find horror stories of the various evils of StarForce...
However recently I read this: TweakGuides.com - PC Game Piracy Examined and I decided maybe Starforce wasn't so bad after all and installed TM Nations.
Although it didn't work initially, after using the manual Starforce patch from this web page [Troubleshooting] ... - TMX I managed to get the game working.
Most of the anti-Starforce stuff you can find is dated 2005 or 2006... so is Starforce really still bad?


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16 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Personally, I don't think I've seen Starforce protection anywhere. Good riddance, I say.
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16 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Personally, I don't think I've seen Starforce protection anywhere. Good riddance, I say.
Explain?
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16 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I don't have any games with Starforce.

But, I have heard a lot of horror stories. Seems it was bad about corrupting the OS.


But I have several other kinds including SecuROM & Tages, and havent had any issues from them. They seem fairly well behaved.
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16 Jan 2012   #5

 
 

It's been superseded.
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16 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Is it still bad? I have it and it hasn't given me any problems......yet
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17 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M4dn3ss View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
Personally, I don't think I've seen Starforce protection anywhere. Good riddance, I say.
Explain?

Eerrr, lol, sorry, I meant RECENTLY
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18 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yea, have a look about them on Wiki.

Seem all kinds of trouble got started due to it, and many companies moved to SecuRom due to the boycotts on games using that DRM.
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18 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

But are the claims true or just a load of rubbish?
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19 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

They are true, for the vast majority of the cases you've heard.
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