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Turn off your internet then try to start any of your Steam single player games.
How did it go?
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post #42 of 78
Why not just release the games in countries that have less piracy.
post #43 of 78
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Originally Posted by Heret|c View Post
Turn off your internet then try to start any of your Steam single player games.
How did it go?
I just did that and the game launched just fine, the problem with Steam isn't to lose connection when it's running, games will run without problem, it is that sometimes Steam will just refuse to launch in offline mode, doesn't happened as often now but it was a big issue in the past.
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sooo it looks like i'll just rent this for xbox then.
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I don't really see a problem here; yes, things are going in a bad direction for PC gaming, and yes I would prefer there to be no need for DRM, but sadly the world of PC gaming doesn't work like that.

For a developer / producer to make games, they have to make money. Lets face it, without profit they just wouldn't bother. At all. To make money they have to sell their product, not have it pirated. If they can put in place a protection system that works for a few days or a week before it is cracked then this will increase their sales, maybe making the difference between an overall profit and a loss.

If this protection takes the form of a constant internet connection then so be it. I want them to make money, I want them to have an incentive to make more and better PC games and most of all I want to enjoy the games that they make.



On a related topic, a good read on piracy can be found on TweakGuides (posted on here before too). From this report you can see that even if the game cost $10, had no DRM and wasn't made by a "large faceless company" it will still get pirated (see World of Goo example, bottom of pg 4).
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post #46 of 78
It won't be long before RELOADED or SKIDROW releases of this game appears on the net.

They can't stop the hackers. And they never will be able to. No copy protection is hack-proof.
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post #47 of 78
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Originally Posted by SupaSupra View Post
It's funny no one listens, isn't it?
Indeed it is, lol...

Either way if it did have the constant internet connection, i'd wait a few months, buy it, and download a fixed exe. Same way i did with the Newest Prince of Persia game. Skidrow and Reloaded help me a lot with these problems, and BTW i dont pirate my games, im a legit customer, who downloads cracks so he can play his bought games, the way they should be played.
post #48 of 78
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uuh, whats wrong with beeing connected all the time?
I won a copy of HAWX2 with Ubisoft's always connected DRM. I could never make it past the first chapter because it kept reporting a lost connection. My desktop is on wireless and it will occasionally drop the signal for a split second, which doesn't even mess with multiplayer games, but it would constantly kick me from HAWX.

The problem was that it was so sensitive, it would kick you from a singleplayer game, anytime it even thinks there's a slight connection issue. Not even Steam is that stupid.
    
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post #49 of 78
The game didn't appeal to me in the first place. The gameplay looks cool but the kind of cool that gets boring fast.
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If you don't like it don't play it. No need to be a douche and illegally pirate it.
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