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It has a reinstall limit? No way am I paying a single penny for it then.
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You reinstall Windows once a month? A bit excessive don't you think?
I don't think so. Once a month for Windows is a good idea. I use to do this, but I've been too lazy to do it for the past two months. It does seem to make it faster after excessive use.
    
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I doubt the validity of the rumors of this game requiring a reactivation after changing hardware. I don't see why they wouldn't allow you to reinstall the game after contacting their support to prove you bought it.....if that is even true.

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I don't think so. Once a month for Windows is a good idea. I use to do this, but I've been too lazy to do it for the past two months. It does seem to make it faster after excessive use.
A properly maintained copy of Windows doesn't require this......unless you're installing different hardware with deeply rooted drivers every few days. I used to reinstall XP every 4 months or so back when I ran it.......
Vista hasn't seemed to slow down (according to benches either) since I first installed it with this motherboard. I've even been through 3 different sound cards from three different companies....
I'll be reinstalling Vista sometime soon.......it's just to make sure there aren't any weird driver issues. (from installing so much different hardware)
Edited by binormalkilla - 5/28/08 at 8:12pm
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Well it's not really a problem for me. As you can tell by my hard drive space, or lack thereof, I don't really use that much space so I don't lose much. Keeps it at tip top shape though.
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Fun game, and great looking, but...

Every time you talk to someone you zoom in so far the camera might as well be dangling from their nose hairs. Screws up textures cause you're so close it's all very pixelated. That and shadows are borked. A much less intrusive camera angle would help tremendously.
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Mass Effect can only be installed 3 times - also if it notices an upgrade, more ram, video card, etc that also takes one of those times.

Only way to play again after that is to call their customer service - which btw according to MSN will not reactivate it with out proof your the owner and also they reserve the right to never do it period.

With Bioshock the limit was 2 to 3 times as well. But they quickly patched it to disable that. Somthing they said they will NOT do with Mass Effect.
It took the Vengeance release group about a month to crack the Steam activation for the cd copy of Half Life 2 and have it out on p2p when it first came out. They literally set up an emulator for Steam that had less overhead than Steam.

As I had bought a copy of HL2 on the day it was released and couldn't get it to activate for four days, this sour taste led me to uninstall the official copy and replace it with the Vengeance release. I'm still leery of Steam, or for that matter any game where I can't hold the entire program in my hands on disc and then install it no strings attached, no online checks, no downloading.

Simple solution to this dilemma for them that care about being honest is to buy the game and then (important that it be done in this order) pirate it so that they don't have to worry about the reinstall limits. That's what I'm going to do with this one.

Really very simple, if Microsoft is determined not to back down, they probably should have picked a title other than a console port - this strategy worked with Bioshock because everyone hadn't already played it on their Xbox.

/ M$ made the same mistake with "Vista-only" Halo2.
Edited by Jarhead - 5/28/08 at 9:00pm
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I'm having trouble getting into this game....I really hope that I get into it.......I would hate to have just wasted my money.
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I'm having trouble getting into this game....I really hope that I get into it.......I would hate to have just wasted my money.
It definitely takes about 5hrs to really get going, depending on how you play the game. I put the game down for a month because it was boring, but as soon as I started playing again I realized I was only about an hour from unleashing the awesome.
    
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