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

04 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Assassinís Creed ll and the "new" DRM scheme

We don’t have a "Gaming News" section, but if we did, I think this would qualify….

Assassin's Creed 2 DRM by Koroush Ghazi of TweakGuides.com

Quote:
Assassin's Creed 2 (AC2) was delayed for release on the PC, coming roughly four months after its release on the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, it seems that aside from the delays, AC2 will be remembered primarily for introducing a new form of copy protection/Digital Rights Management (DRM) developed by Ubisoft. In the face of the widespread hysteria and misinformation on this topic, I've prepared this page in the hopes of providing some factual information based on personal experience with the system in question.
Source - TweakGuides.com - Assassin's Creed 2 DRM

I agree with a lot of what this guy is saying and it is something we PC gamers have to worry about as more and more games are going the way of the consoles

If you've never visited TweakGuides.com I urge you to do so. The guy is pretty knowledgeable and has a host of gaming tweak guides as well tweak guides for XP, Vista, and Window 7.

Good site.

PS - Since this is a touchy subject for most, I'd like to say that as passionate as people on both sides of the coin are, let's not get banned over them.


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05 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

It's up to ubi how they go about their business but surely the people who have made this decision are not computer literate at all because it will be cracked.

Like I said in other posts the only way to prevent any software being cracked is to scrap computers and all software because until then it will only is only code and therefore highly manipulative.

The only people who this will affect are ubisoft themselves and whatever custom they get from this. It is the paying customer who has to jump through all the hoops just to play it.

I for one will not buy this game!
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05 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I like the efforts of UBI, but alas there will always be a way to crack zero's and one's
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05 Mar 2010   #4

 

Its already been cracked. the Always on was already on a recent release and was cracked rather quickly
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05 Mar 2010   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Its already been cracked. the Always on was already on a recent release and was cracked rather quickly
Silent Hunter 5? Cracked in under 24hrs.
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05 Mar 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
Its already been cracked. the Always on was already on a recent release and was cracked rather quickly
Silent Hunter 5? Cracked in under 24hrs.
i know exactly.
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05 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Another good read by the same author - TweakGuides.com - PC Game Piracy Examined. Long but interesting.
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05 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the links. Interesting reads.


I dont like DRM anymore than anyone but , since its something we really must deal with,

I actually prefer EA's solution for DRM. It requires the DLM, and must connect to the internet to activate the game, the first time its launced. After that no internet connection needed & No disc needed in the drive.

5 activation limit but you can de-activate and activate as you choose, which is really nice if you want to re-install Windows. simply de-auth the game and get the activation back.


But, sadly, it looks as if many games are moving to this always needing a internet connection type of DRM. Which really stinks if you do not have access or your connection is down for whatever reason.

i personally do not mind needing a connection to activate. but after that, I honestly do not think it should be required, unless it wants to re-check when applying a patch/expansion etc.
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05 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Here's Ubi's solution with Assassin Creed (taken from the article)...

Quote:
The official details of the new copy protection/DRM implemented in Assassin's Creed 2 are provided here, but basically it requires that you have a permanent Internet connection to play the game. Note however that it has no install limits and does not require keeping the DVD in the drive to play. This DRM has not been secretly introduced - it was announced several months ago by Ubisoft, and is noted prominently on the front of the AC2 retail box, as shown here.
One of the things I find most annoying is the need to have the CD/DVD installed.
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05 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post

Silent Hunter 5? Cracked in under 24hrs.
And it has the same drm as assassins creed 2 so what's the point.
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