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One's MAC address is tied to the LAN Card. So changing it, or changing the motherboard, would cause the game to think you are not the game owner.

So MAC address is out of the question.

IP Address tying is impossible, because it resets every time you reset your Router, or disconnect from the local network (In some cases). And, I am pretty sure nobody would want to pay or even have for free a static IP (Security issues)

So IP is impossible too.

I personally use Steam whenever I want to play a game, because I enjoy paying for the developers if they deserve it, even though how much money goes to them is doubtful, but at least sales go up, so PC market goes up, so more games. The only """""DRM"""""" I passionately hate is the "GFWL" one. It just disconnects all the time. I don't know if it's the season, but it just does.
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Originally Posted by PrimeSLP View Post
the best DRM is no DRM
Indeed.

One of the problems with drm is it doesnt work. People will always find ways around it, and the publishers (mainly) waste tones of money on drm, that is easilly bypassed. In the end, this money just gets passed on to the buyers. It might as well not be there.
     
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Originally Posted by PrimeSLP View Post
the best DRM is no DRM

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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
I would much rather prefer no DRM, just for the simple fact that it doesnt work. Companies are punishing the people giving them money and its down right idiotic.

Its one of the reasons I never purchase games with DRM. Unless super heavily discounted on steam

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Originally Posted by alltoasters View Post
Indeed.

One of the problems with drm is it doesnt work. People will always find ways around it, and the publishers (mainly) waste tones of money on drm, that is easilly bypassed. In the end, this money just gets passed on to the buyers. It might as well not be there.
You guys all managed to do exactly what I said not to do.

This thread is not about telling me why my idea won't work. This thread isn't about the best available solution at the moment (i.e. steam). It's about theorizing of ways to make DRM acceptable. About sharing these ideas, and not only criticizing others ideas, but adding some sort of input. A suggestion of some sort of something that may work. Combining our ideas. You can think DRM is worst than the holocaust for all I care. Whatever. It's irrelevant. You guys are all missing the point.

I guess OCN wasn't the right forum to post this. I forgot that no one reads the OP here.
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post #14 of 59
Best DRM in my humble opinion,

activation on steam, its tolerable, also I enjoy using steam
   
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The elements of a good DRM are:
1. Does not interfere with the ABILITY to play the game, except for a login to the multi-player portion.
2. The single player shouldn't have DRM on the .exe at all.
3. the multi-player should be tied to a CDkey that you need to connect to servers.
4. A steam like system is always good, but the above is enough.
5. For developers who want more DRM, they should integrate a system that checks your ownership of the game, but doesn't bug you about it.

Now, the issue is, the only way that actually works against piracy at the moment is to have NO DRM on the singleplayer, and a CDKEY on the mutliplayer, and people will want to buy the multiplayer.
post #16 of 59
eliminate pc gaming and stick with game cartridges.
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eliminate pc gaming and stick with game cartridges.
lol not helpful at all, the OP is desperate for a proper answer.
post #18 of 59
NO DRM is the best DRM.

People will steal regardless of whether you protect it or not. While on the other hand, making a good game and supporting it well will make sure that people buy your products, and word of mouth will continue to spread and more people will buy your game, and then when you release your next game, even more people will buy it because the 1st one was so damn good and they supported it like it deserved.

The only people who are really worried about DRM are companies and publishers that shovel crap out the door or milk their franchises to the bone.

Watch the witcher 2 when it comes out, no drm, but it is going to sell like mad, sure it will be pirated, but it will sell quite well regardless.
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Originally Posted by Vhati View Post
NO DRM is the best DRM.

People will steal regardless of whether you protect it or not. While on the other hand, making a good game and supporting it well will make sure that people buy your products, and word of mouth will continue to spread and more people will buy your game, and then when you release your next game, even more people will buy it because the 1st one was so damn good and they supported it like it deserved.

The only people who are really worried about DRM are companies and publishers that shovel crap out the door or milk their franchises to the bone.

Watch the witcher 2 when it comes out, no drm, but it is going to sell like mad, sure it will be pirated, but it will sell quite well regardless.
no DRM for singleplayer, CDkey for multiplayer, sound fair? sounds like the 1990s again! )
post #20 of 59
How about this, how about people make games worth spending 59.99. Little drm is needed.
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