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Windows 7: Assassinís Creed ll and the "new" DRM scheme

05 Mar 2010   #11
Whoo

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I was actually going to buy this when the price goes down. But now, forget it.


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05 Mar 2010   #12
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I'll buy this when the price goes down. Hopefully, by that time the online DRM thing should have been deactivated by Ubi (~3-5 yrs ).
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08 Mar 2010   #13
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Earlier today, our tips inbox and the official Assassin's Creed 2 forum were set ablaze by incensed owners of the PC version of the aforementioned Italian revenge epic. According to numerous reports from prospective players of the game, Ubisoft's DRM authentification servers have crashed, forcing some players to suffer lengthy login periods when booting up Assassin's Creed 2, and locking some folks out of the game entirely.

A Ubisoft representative responded to a particularly rage-filled forum thread, stating "clearly the extended downtime and lengthy login issues are unacceptable, particularly as I've been told these servers are constantly monitored." The representative added "I'll do what I can to get more information on what the issue is here first thing tomorrow and push for a resolution and assurance this won't happen in the future." We've got a really great suggestion for how to make such an assurance: Find a less abominable DRM policy.


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08 Mar 2010   #14
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

I'm all for a publishers such as Ubisoft trying to prevent piracy, but this drm-osp is a Turd they can't polish. Even if it marginaly works, look, they are punishing the honest people who want to buy these games. My internet connection / speed is not a problem, but it's not the point either. Anyone else, with a less then reliable connection such as spotty dial-up has been crapped on or shoved aside because of this scheme.
Here's another example; lets say I bought a new Ubisoft PC game and install it on a nice laptop. Now I'm somewhere with no internet and it's raining, or for what ever reason I Can't start my game that I Paid for because I'm not Chained to Ubisoft at the time. Well, I don't FRACKIN think so.
Was looking forward to SHV, & the new GRAW but not with osp-drm. Not happening now.
Bottom line for PC games from Ubisoft is the purchases ENDED with SHIV & GRAW 2 unless Ubisoft comes up with a different plan.
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08 Mar 2010   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm totally anti-piracy, but the solution thus far from Ubi just gives thieves more justification to steal the game, and perpetuate the myth that stealing is OK because of DRM.

Iím not opposed to DRM, Iím opposed to its intrusiveness when issues beyond the legitimate gamersí control arises, example Ė servers going down.
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10 Mar 2010   #16
Everlong

 

Like what's been said already, I'm all for anti-piracy methods being put on games, but when it gets to something like this, it does start to get rediculous.

The chances of me being able to play this at University are zilch, pretty much because of my connection blocks port 80, which is what all activation programs use for games. It's not too bad for games that use a single activation as I can get the network admins to give me a small window to get it activated then close it once I'm done, but I very much doubt they're going to let me get through the firewall for however long I want just to play it...

And asside from that, I normally save single player games for when my connection is down and I can't get online.
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11 Mar 2010   #17
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Well I have actually bit the bullet and bought the game for £26.99 and am just downloading.

I promised myself I wouldn't do this but I can be impetuous at times and this was one of those times.

Hope all goes well and I am able to play when I recieve my product key(could take up to 8 hours), otherwise I will be cross
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11 Mar 2010   #18
smsff7

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

It just proves that DRM hurts legit users more then the pirates they are trying to stop

If I was so inclined to I could just download this with a crack and not have to worry about a bad connection keeping me from playing
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11 Mar 2010   #19
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What about when Ubisoft no longer exist or they decide the game is too old and turn off the servers. Youl no longer be able to play.
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11 Mar 2010   #20
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
What about when Ubisoft no longer exist or they decide the game is too old and turn off the servers. Youl no longer be able to play.
Hopefully they will patch the game by that time because it stinks as it is.

Just got my key

Will report back my findings.
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