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Yes Dead Space 2 had a 5 install limit, even on Steam.
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GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO FIVE COMPUTERS AT THE SAME TIME; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME.

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Yes you can "de-authorize" installs but then you don't always have the ability to run the de-activate program. If you reformat you are screwed. If you install on a friends comp, or on another comp and forget about it you loose that install. I am not telling you not to buy the game, but you should all be aware of this DRM. Personally I do not plan to ever buy this game for PC.

I had to deal with this DRM with Crysis after having the game on steam for over 2 years not knowing I had to de-authorise I was hit with a message saying "you have run out of installs, please buy a new copy." I had to call EA and get them to give me more installs. The guy would not even tell me what would happen if I used up the new installs.

I thought game publishers learned their lesson after what happened with Ubisoft, guess not.
Edited by james_ant - 1/24/11 at 5:19pm
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post #2 of 95
that blows.
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post #3 of 95
give it a month before its cracked.
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post #4 of 95
not bothered about it at all, I never install my games on a friends computer and always have my steam folder backed up on my file server so a simple copy and paste gets my games back
post #5 of 95
They cracked AC2 in a day.

A day.
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Ouch........... good thing I know. This might effect my buying decision in the end.
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post #7 of 95
So its like Warhead's DRM? Where everyone needed a crack to play their legit copy, because they reformat so much.. So dumb of EA once again.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains;12129663 
not bothered about it at all, I never install my games on a friends computer and always have my steam folder backed up on my file server so a simple copy and paste get my games back

I don't install games on friends computers either, but it happed to me with Crysis for me. It isn't hard to forget about this. One day you realize you never de-authorized and get a message telling you to buy a new game. However, I do reformat all the time. The very fact that they are making you do this each time you do something to your computer like this is dumb.

Also having your game backed up to your file server means nothing, you still need to reactivate it when you do a reformat or reinstall.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains;12129663 
always have my steam folder backed up so a simple copy and paste gets my games back

^This right here.
 
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FFS, EA..

CAAAAAAPs
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