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post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by MikersSU View Post
With Bioshock, Securom failed to remove itself from my PC when I uninstalled Bioshock. That was another complaint lodged at Securom. I had to use regdelnull tool from sysinternal to remove it fully. Users should NOT have to jump through hoops to play the game AND remove the copy protection scheme.
You had to fix a registry error and delete couple missed files. SecuROM did not hijack your computer.

We can either all ***** and moan about the "draconian" game developers and their user-abusing ways, and watch PC gaming crash in flames as everyone moves to consoles; or we can calmly look at the situation and tolerate what the developers have to do to prevent thieves from ripping them off (and us as well!!)

Bioware is at least attempting to make a credible PC port of a fun, well-recieved console game, which is A LOT more we've gotten from other companies recently(...like Ubisoft which just recompiled the 360 code for x86 and packaged it with an installer).
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post #22 of 41
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We can either all ***** and moan about the "draconian" game developers and their user-abusing ways, and watch PC gaming crash in flames as everyone moves to consoles; or we can calmly look at the situation and tolerate what the developers have to do to prevent thieves from ripping them off (and us as well!!)
How about support the companies that don't pull stunts like these?
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Or we could have companies take the Nadeo/Nine Inch Nails route and offer a game (or cd) for completly free then release an expansion that costs money. Track Mania has PLENTY of buyers for it. I'm thinking that companies are moving more and more towards the Steam route. Buy our game through Steam or you can't play. There's ways around Steam but most of the time, it leaves something lacking from the game.
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Or we could have companies take the Nadeo/Nine Inch Nails route and offer a game (or cd) for completly free then release an expansion that costs money. Track Mania has PLENTY of buyers for it. I'm thinking that companies are moving more and more towards the Steam route. Buy our game through Steam or you can't play. There's ways around Steam but most of the time, it leaves something lacking from the game.
Some games have a serious investment in them. For example GTA IV cost about $100m to produce. You wouldn't just give it away hoping people would invest in an expansion pack, It simply isn't feasible.

I see were you are coming from though, and it certainly shouldn't be discredited. Just for the mean time i don't think it would work.
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post #25 of 41
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You had to fix a registry error and delete couple missed files. SecuROM did not hijack your computer.

We can either all ***** and moan about the "draconian" game developers and their user-abusing ways, and watch PC gaming crash in flames as everyone moves to consoles; or we can calmly look at the situation and tolerate what the developers have to do to prevent thieves from ripping them off (and us as well!!)

Bioware is at least attempting to make a credible PC port of a fun, well-recieved console game, which is A LOT more we've gotten from other companies recently(...like Ubisoft which just recompiled the 360 code for x86 and packaged it with an installer).
Here's the problem with your argument... As was stated earlier in this thread, the pirates will get around whatever protection they are going to use. That leaves only the paying customers to deal with this BS. So you want to tolerate what the developers HAVE to do to prevent NOTHING?

This is similar to the problems with gun control laws. You put heavy enough controls in place, and the only people left with guns are the damn criminals!!
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post #26 of 41
I'm rather pissed off about this myself. "Three activations"? What about people who frequently reimage their comp? People who upgrade frequently? There are tons of different problems.

You're not really paying for the game, you're paying for a three uses lease. That blows hardcare IMO.
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post #27 of 41
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Some games have a serious investment in them. For example GTA IV cost about $100m to produce. You wouldn't just give it away hoping people would invest in an expansion pack, It simply isn't feasible.

I see were you are coming from though, and it certainly shouldn't be discredited. Just for the mean time i don't think it would work.
It was an example. You release a portion of the game then offer the full game for the actual price. I'm not saying make GTA IV free, I'm saying offer the game where the game has to be bought online. That way you don't run into the problem of, I have a computer and no internet access.
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post #28 of 41
well, was looking forward to the game.

not gonna play it on console... and i'd rather not deal with the possible copy-protection bother, not that i've had issues with previous games with it.

i guess i'll have to let Mass Effect slide on by then.
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post #29 of 41
And what if you dont have Internet? =/
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post #30 of 41
Guys, really, c'mon; it's not a big deal. This game is amazing and I can't wait for it to come out on PC. It ran sub-par on the XBox, and SecuROM is not as bad as some people are making it out to be. Don't write the game off just because of something you read on the internet that's being blown out of proportion.
    
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