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You know, I retract my first statement, maybe I will buy it.. then immediately get a crack for it.
    
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I don't mind if I don't have to use the CD.
Only an American would say this, I am so ashamed.

Like saying, I dont mind genocide as long as I dont have to get off the couch.
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Only an American would say this, I am so ashamed.

Like saying, I dont mind genocide as long as I dont have to get off the couch.
In all honesty im far away from being an American, but i do too would like not to use the CD every time i wish to play one of my games, thats why i prefer the Steam platform.

My system requires me to open the front door to insert a cd, which in turn moves the hoses etc inside due to my rad being on the front door.

Its not me being lazy, its me wanting something better than ages old cd-checking systems.
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Only an American would say this, I am so ashamed.

Like saying, I dont mind genocide as long as I dont have to get off the couch.
I'm proud to be an American, and no it is not at all like genocide.

CD's are a liability, they get scratched, and for me I have to get up, lean across my desk, and can just barely reach the open button.
    
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yeh we all hate to have to use the cd every time, but to say that you are okay with securom, 3 installs and having to reregister every 5-10 days just because you don't have to use a cd is kind of sad.

I can do the same thing with steam without the BS.
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Just one more thing I have to deal with to play the game. I use pirated software on games I own because of stupid **** like this. I'm sure I'm not the only one doing that.

They should just let games install/play without all the bull crap. if someones going to buy the game they're going to buy it. If they're going to pirate it, chances are they don't have the money to buy it or they won't be playing it enough to make it worth while to buy. They'd probably save more money shutting down the anti-piracy department than trying to get more people to buy it this way.
post #37 of 54
This is why STEAM owns IMO. EA in one word is CRAP imo. There online distribution system is also pretty lame aswel.
post #38 of 54
From now on, if I see an EA title I might be tempted to buy, I'm going to have to research the copy protection it uses. If it's this crap, I will abstain from purchasing the game and recommend to my friends and aquaintances that if they really want it, they should steal it.

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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
I never said it would be "uncrackable", just that it doesn't hurt anyone with an internet connection which doesn't share their key.
It would hurt me, and anyone else who reformats often, or completely uninstalls software that is not currently being used.

Three install maximum? Absurd.

I have games less than three weeks old that I have had to reinstall more than three times (on the same system).

With every single one of my Direct2Drive downloads I've had to contact Direct2Dirve for more keys, some times two or three times, and they default to 5 installs.

I also don't like crap on my computer accessing my network or the internet without my explicit authorization.

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Just one more thing I have to deal with to play the game. I use pirated software on games I own because of stupid **** like this. I'm sure I'm not the only one doing that.
You aren't alone.
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Only an American would say this, I am so ashamed.

Like saying, I dont mind genocide as long as I dont have to get off the couch.
That is quite possibly the worst anaology I have ever heard in all my life.
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Originally Posted by LegendaryC View Post
Nearly every game today has SecurROM. The only differance with this is that it requires (And automatically does, without you even having to do anything.) an activation every ten days too run, automatically activating every five days so you can still play the game if your connection fails for less then five days.

You can still change your hardware and have this run fine FYI, on top of being able to install it three times without having to contact customer support.
Well if you remmber from the bioshock forums you can't change your hardware very much or the game will not run.





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From now on, if I see an EA title I might be tempted to buy, I'm going to have to research the copy protection it uses. If it's this crap, I will abstain from purchasing the game and recommend to my friends and aquaintances that if they really want it, they should steal it.



It would hurt me, and anyone else who reformats often, or completely uninstalls software that is not currently being used.

Three install maximum? Absurd.

I have games less than three weeks old that I have had to reinstall more than three times (on the same system).

With every single one of my Direct2Drive downloads I've had to contact Direct2Dirve for more keys, some times two or three times, and they default to 5 installs.

I also don't like crap on my computer accessing my network or the internet without my explicit authorization.



You aren't alone.
More reasons this new crap is going to tank i play games for a while then get bored and delete them but keep my save games then few weeks reinstall them id use up the 3 installs in no time.
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