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According to a post on the game's official message boards users of the Steam download service have it pretty simple; download the game via Steam and it will use Steam's own DRM set-up.

Things get more complicated if you purchase the game via other download sites or in retail stores. For one, Dragon Age 2 for the PC will have a feature that won't allow people to play the game before its scheduled release date and time. Once the release date has passed you will be able to install the game on as many PCs as you want with no disk check. However there is a limit on the number of PCs that you can play Dragon Age 2 on in a 24 hour period (5 PCs to be exact). Each install must be verified via a one time online connection before you can play. Finally while you can play Dragon Age 2 offline it will require an online check after a still undetermined period of days.
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post #2 of 41
That sounds fair for all versions. It's actually a lot more lenient than I was expecting. I may have to pay full price for this one instead of waiting for a sale just to show my support.
 
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As far as DRM goes that doesn't sound to bad. Playing on multiple systems with the same media is pretty nice, although limited to 1 day.

Only hang up is that it requires you to "check in" with the server after X amount of days to verify? Pretty lame, as I'm sure they will make it just long enough to be annoying, like 15 days or something... (moot for everyone with persistent or good connections though)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo;12226301 
That sounds fair for all versions. It's actually a lot more lenient than I was expecting. I may have to pay full price for this one instead of waiting for a sale just to show my support.

this.

prevents day 1 piracy, and if you like Steam you get it there with no catch.

i really like this.

i'm going to buy it later though, because i'm sure it'll come with a bunch of extra content in an ultimate edition by Christmas with all the goodies. and we all know what the christmas steam sales are like
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Steam and done, IMO no reason to bother with disks anymore.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^;12226553 
this.

prevents day 1 piracy, and if you like Steam you get it there with no catch.

i really like this.

i'm going to buy it later though, because i'm sure it'll come with a bunch of extra content in an ultimate edition by Christmas with all the goodies. and we all know what the christmas steam sales are like

Yea I know what you mean, heck, even a 4th of july sale might make this 20-30 bucks off. I cant wait for it tho, this game is looking like its going to be pretty slick. Playing the first one now.
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post #7 of 41
thats a fairly friendly DRM and i applaud them for seeing the light.

I still wont buy the game for other reasons though.
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Originally Posted by tconroy135;12226679 
Steam and done, IMO no reason to bother with disks anymore.

Unless you live in Canada and have internet with Bell or Rogers.
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post #9 of 41
I have no issues with this DRM. Glad to see they're continuing to be decent with it's DRM unlike say...UBISOFT
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post #10 of 41
Excellent drm solution. This is probably the best one I've seen in a while. +1 to Bioware! I've always liked their games!
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