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I bought the Steam version and have had all sorts of problems. First I had some issue with my hardware so I switched out some parts, rebuilt eventually and had to reinstall windows until I realized my Vlite'd copy of Vista was incapable of adding SP1 which I need. So I went back to the full install of Vista but in the process I apparently used up all of my Far Cry activations and there is nothing to revoke so as of now I don't seem to be able to play the game.

Does anyone know how I can continue playing this mildly disappointing game that I have finally recently begun to enjoy? Ionly ever installed it on one computer and didn't know the Steam version had an install limit.


After reading a bit I am very curious what they define as a new machine? I just bought all new parts (except HD which was formatted) and this is my first install on this machine. How can I have reached my install limit of three machines?
Edited by Jazino - 12/13/08 at 10:54am
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I don't know what to tell you man. But if they do have an install limit on steam thats complete bs...
    
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Yeah install limits count for Steam games as well apparently. I guess you have to email Ubisoft which I just did. I just upgraded everything and was looking forward to playing it with better hardware.

I tell you they better fix this quick because if I lose interest in the game while waiting to be able to play it I will not be buying games that have ANY DRM in the future.

Furthermore they should really have a pop-up window during installation explaing the damn install limits. I did not expect the Steam version to need to be uninstalled since their other games do not need to be uninstalled. I bet I have downloaded CSS and HL2 over 20 times with no issues.
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I hope everything gets resolved for you. They really need to explain things like that.
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I will post the reply and how long it takes but I have actually been really looking forward to playing the game finally after the initial disappointment wore off. Now I can't play the damn thing until someone reads my email and responds. Plus I have a couple days off with no plans and no FC2.
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Well not to advocate piracy but... This kind of bollocks is EXACTLY why I WILL NEVER BUY A SINGLE DRM TITLE.

I routinely upgrade my pc and also run a litened version of winxp. I also routinely wipe my hard drive to keep the machine running quickly.

Putting activation limits on a game is rediculous.
    
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It limits Steam games as well Hmm, funny how everyone was saying they bought theirs off steam to avoid this guess that didn't happen.

Anyhow sorry to hear it and Hopfully they can fix it quick, waiting for an email sucks...
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I bought it too without noticing it had a DRM, I had no internet connection at the time at home so I couldnt play it at all.
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Putting activation limits on a game without making sure everyone knows they are there is surely ridiculous. If they can fix this fast enough I will be alright but my future as a consumer of games is up in the air with this one.

I don't want to pirate games myself but if the games really are going to be advanced beta's and cause problems due to DRM I will not be supporting that any longer.
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I've completely lost my Far Cry 2 that I purchased on steam. I only ever installed in on 1 computer a total of 2 times. I did a system overhaul went to reinstall, and it tells me I've reached my activation limit and that I need to deactivate my old machine, which is no longer in existence. So i got about half way through it all and can't play anymore. I contacted steam as well, with no resolve. So im S.O.L. which means no more DRM games for me. I'll pirate a game before I get ripped for $50 again and only get to play half of it.
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