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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
Do you not have the internet?

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This is what they said

"Mass Effect uses SecuROM and requires an online activation for the first time that you play it. Each copy of Mass Effect comes with a CD Key which is used for this activation and for registration here at the BioWare Community. Mass Effect does not require the DVD to be in the drive in order to play, it is only for installation.

After the first activation, SecuROM requires that it re-check with the server within ten days (in case the CD Key has become public/warez'd and gets banned). Just so that the 10 day thing doesn't become abrupt, SecuROM tries its first re-check with 5 days remaining in the 10 day window. If it can't contact the server before the 10 days are up, nothing bad happens and the game still runs. After 10 days a re-check is required before the game can run."

No where does it say that it will have to check every ten days. It also doesn't need the DVD in the drive.

On top of that the game will be able to activate three times with the same key.
orly?

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After 10 days a re-check is required before the game can run.
post #42 of 74
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Originally Posted by PiratesRule View Post
orly?
Hmm, it does seem that he did say that. However, this is still no big deal.

"Mass Effect uses SecuROM and requires an online activation for the first time that you play it. Each copy of Mass Effect comes with a CD Key which is used for this activation and for registration here at the BioWare Community. Mass Effect does not require the DVD to be in the drive in order to play, it is only for installation.

After the first activation, SecuROM requires that it re-check with the server within ten days (in case the CD Key has become public/warez'd and gets banned). Just so that the 10 day thing doesn't become abrupt, SecuROM tries its first re-check with 5 days remaining in the 10 day window. If it can't contact the server before the 10 days are up, nothing bad happens and the game still runs. After 10 days a re-check is required before the game can run."

Now, I haven't bothered to go through the 13 page thread at Bioware, but no where does it say it will have to re-check every tens days within the paragraph which was written by Derek French, a Technical Producer at Bioware.

"I believe that the SecuROM settings are for up to 3 activations.

There is no banning or such if you go beyond the 3 activations, it just won't activate. If you run into any issues with this, you will be able to contact EA tech support and they will help you resolve any problems you have getting your game to run, including issues with SecuROM."

If you activate the game every 5 days then you'll be able to play for another five days without internet access.

Here is how it works.

"If you buy MEPC, install and run the game the game will register automatically and you are good to play.

After 5 days the next time you start the game the system will automatically try to register. If you are connected to the internet, it will occur without you even knowing it and reset the 10 days.

If you are not connected to the internet, you can keep playing for the next 5 days. As you start each day, the system will keep trying to validate. If it connects and validates, the "clock" is reset.

If the system cannot connect to the internet after the 10 days, you will not be able to play MEPC until you are connected to the internet. Once you reconnect to the internet and try to play, it will re-validate and you can play as normal for another period of 10 days as before.

So it is not "at 10 days and if the servers aren't working you're screwed". There is a large window (5days) where the system automatically tries to re-validate to prevent last minute problems."

No problem.
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You contradicting your own statement with his post. It gives every reason that people on OCN (judging from how many posts were made in this thread) pirate games on in reference to LegendaryC's post based on CravinR1's refusal to buy any games because of the Securom Protection .
Why would anyone need to go crazy over a minor validation that wont take more then a minute?



EA/Bioware is trying to save some money here by protecting their investment in placing Mass Effect on the PC platform. If people are supporting the removal of pirated games then what is up with all these posts opposing the actions that are taken to prevent it by boycotting games with piracy protection? Your just making the PC gaming industry worse!
People aren't opposed to this because they support pirating, they are angry because this will only be a nuisance for those that DO pay for it, and it will not have even the slightest effect on pirates. There have been a few recent games to come out that are better to pirate because the terrible copy protection on a legit copy is a joke (Bioshock anyone??). Boycotting these games does not mean you support piracy, it means you don't support half assed attempts to fix the problem by screwing over paying customers
    
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People aren't opposed to this because they support pirating, they are angry because this will only be a nuisance for those that DO pay for it, and it will not have even the slightest effect on pirates. There have been a few recent games to come out that are better to pirate because the terrible copy protection on a legit copy is a joke (Bioshock anyone??). Boycotting these games does not mean you support piracy, it means you don't support half assed attempts to fix the problem by screwing over paying customers
And saying a game that will automatically be activated every five days is a pathetic excuse to pirate a game.
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I'm going to throw in a little experience I had with Guitar Hero 3 for the PC. I installed a legit copy of it on my computer and every time I try to open it said I had emulation software open and I needed to close it. I had no emulation software open and after a while I uninstalled all the emulation programs I had on my computer and it still wouldn't work. So what I ended up doing was downloading the illegal crack so it would actually work! GG
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so what happens when you dont have the internet?
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so what happens when you dont have the internet?
You don't play the game
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And saying a game that will automatically be activated every five days is a pathetic excuse to pirate a game.
*sigh* Talking to a few of you is like talking to a wall. When did I say you should pirate it?? When did the other poster say that?? My whole point is that he DIDN'T say that. Boycotting a game is not pirating it, where on earth are you getting your info from that you think it is?? The point is when they make a game that actually gives pirates a better overall experience than legit users, refusing to buy that game isn't such a bad idea.

For the record I have had no interest what so ever in spore since I first heard about it. I won't buy it and wouldn't have if they didn't implement this. I myself am not boycotting anything, I am just defending the guy that said he was that was then repeatedly accused by a few people of being a pirate for it. Do you just WANT to believe everyone's a pirate or something??
    
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Thisis a pitty . Thus why console gaming is easier. It really is.
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This is going to reduce sales and encourage piracy. People don't want to be bothered with useless protection stuff, but more so people don't want to pay and be treated like criminals.
I hope this game fails.
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