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So...I just bought the Crysis pack in Steam....already installed and downloading..

but I do not notice that DRM securom....of 5 machines activation limit...

the thing is....I format my HDD´s and do a fresh install of windows every 6-8 months

every january and july....

so...those "5 machines activation limit".....count if I format my HDD (with steam on it) ??

or if I change the mobo/hdd of the PC ??

I already installed the games...so I just have 4 installations left ??



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post #2 of 19
I think if you remember to, you can de-activate the game before reformatting. I remember reinstalling a few times, without any issues, anyway. In the absolute worst scenario, you make a call to EA asking for more activations, and I think they generally don't bother checking further into it.
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post #3 of 19
I was wondering about SecuROM since it was developed by Sony to curb piracy. It's such a hassle if you're going to reformat your HDD or install a new HDD anyway.
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post #4 of 19
Doesn't the Steam version not use securom?
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by AOwpr View Post
Doesn't the Steam version not use securom?
It does say SecuROM on Warhead in the description on Steam. 5 machine activation limit.
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post #6 of 19
Use a crack. Problem solved.

P.S. - It's legal to crack games for these reasons now.
post #7 of 19
I was just wondering, why do you format every 6-8 months? Is it because windows slows down?

I usually only format if something bad happens, or if moving to a new HDD. I'm actually just curious, not bashing anything.

Thanks!
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post #8 of 19
Just remove SecuROM. It's not difficult. I do it from GTA IV because it annoys me there.
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
Just remove SecuROM. It's not difficult. I do it from GTA IV because it annoys me there.
How does one accomplish this?
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post #10 of 19
just make sure you Deauthorize before formatting

http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize/
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