A hilarious lesson about DRM in PC games (RE: Ubisuck)
Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:29 AM
The gist of how it's setup to work is you have to be online all the time when playing the game in single-player mode. Games are stored on Ubisoft's servers, and if your internet disconnects, you start over at the previous checkpoint.
Needless to say, the reaction to this catastrophically idiotic plan was almost wholly negative. Google "Ubisoft DRM" and you will find a whole host of articles criticizing Ubisoft's new system, and other articles with dozens of comments from agitated nerds vowing never to buy a game with this kind of protection.
Ubisoft pinned their hopes and dreams on this new protection method. They counted on it being very difficult, if not impossible, to crack.
Unfortunately, Silent Hunter V, a PC exclusive, was the first game to use this protection. It was released on March 2nd. One day later, Ubisoft's "uncrackable" drm was cracked.
The Russians (gotta love em) also got their hands on Assassin's Creed II and kinda sorta have it cracked
Ubisoft has since responded by saying that the versions floating around on warez sites are not "full games", being purposefully vague as to what makes them incomplete, as they are likely lying as illustrated by this article.
For the record, this isn't a pro-piracy thread as much as it is an anti-DRM thread.
Oh and Ubisoft; go eat a dick.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:05 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:25 AM
I cant risk downloading stuff anymore. I don't have a good torrent site to go to that I know I wont get caught on.
Demonoid. I've got an account and I've yet to have a problem.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:26 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:42 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:55 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:06 AM
Also Scrum speaks the gospel. And don't use public sites either. Demonoid, for all intents and purposes, is a public site at this point with all the traffic they get now by the way.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:12 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:14 AM
Will keep you posted.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:21 AM
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:25 AM
I'll steal whatever the fug I want to.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:40 AM
People who steal software, even if they later buy it, don't deserve to own computers.
Judge not lest ye be judged. I've downloaded software before, but it was for a good cause.
Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:59 AM
pretty much, EA is doing the same thing with some of their upcoming pc games. Have to be online to play at all including the single player....