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ZanyCynic
04-21-2012, 07:12 AM
Just so you know:

3rd-party DRM: ACT Control
5 machine activation limit

When will they learn ?
If I buy on steam, I do NOT want other software rooting my system.
NONE.

ManicK
04-22-2012, 06:54 AM
mkay thanks for info

dont buy this pile of nonsense.

Falk
04-22-2012, 07:03 AM
Never ceases to amuse how hilariously inflated an image some developers have of themselves to price games at >$20 and put ~ZOMG ANTI PIRACY DRM~ on it as if their ♥♥♥♥ is worth pirating in the first place.

Especially considering the track record (http://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=Cyanide%20Studios)

ZanyCynic
04-22-2012, 04:36 PM
You know, I bought many games a 2nd time, just to have them on steam, and I do not play BF3 and Mass Effect 3 because they are not on steam.
But I always think 20 times and at least 1/2 a year before I buy something with DRM. And I think I am not alone with this.
I don't want a 2nd game starter client and I don't want lots of anti piracy root kits killing my machine and spying on a machine where I do banking.

It is not funny, and it is not ok to force people to have more than one DRM per game.

So... no buy for this game. I hope I get many people to not buy too.

Borks
04-27-2012, 11:28 AM
Actualy i have just looked at their official forum:

Concerning the 5 activations, what I can say is :
- when you uninstall the game, you get back an activation,
- even if you install the game 5 times, with time, you get back a new activation. So, except if you try to install the game 5 times per month, I don't think that you will be blocked to install Confrontation

ZanyCynic
04-27-2012, 04:26 PM
There is just no reason for another tool on my computer which does magic things and perhaps installs drivers and whatever.
I have steam. I buy the game. Then what ? You think I will crack my game and give it away ? Or what is the reasoning of these brain dead people ?

Corrodias
04-30-2012, 02:42 AM
Wow, adding extra DRM on top of steam. This must be a big release by one of the top 5 publishers who are paranoid about piracy. ... Oh, nope, it's a generic publisher peddling a game by a developer who has had one decent game and a bunch of... others. And according to the reviews, this one is terrible, too!

Really? Really, "Focus Home Interactive"? You think you're one of the big boys? You think we'll put up with that crap to eagerly play your next thing?

No. No way.

No disrespect intended for any people who worked hard on this game, despite it not turning out all that great, but hopefully even you can understand how it's not good enough to make putting up with that bull♥♥♥♥ DRM worth it.

ZanyCynic
04-30-2012, 05:45 AM
No disrespect intended

I like it, how you use lots of polite words to crash them.

But try next time to preview your message and rephrase it until you have no hearts (curse replacements) in your message.
It is much cooler that way :)

Goteki-45
05-25-2012, 11:09 AM
Actualy i have just looked at their official forum:

Concerning the 5 activations, what I can say is :
- when you uninstall the game, you get back an activation,
- even if you install the game 5 times, with time, you get back a new activation. So, except if you try to install the game 5 times per month, I don't think that you will be blocked to install Confrontation

I realize this is a necro post, but this is only in a perfect world. When I first built my current computer, the HD controller on the motherboard was faulty, and without warning it would corrupt the file system and require a reformat and reinstallation of Windows. That doesn't give you an activation back. I had to reformat a total of six times by the time I had replaced my motherboard, which was enough to lock out activation limit software.

I realize that that's not a typical case, but I do not support anything with activation limits or any form of DRM that treats consumers worse than pirates because of it.

HellAvenger
05-25-2012, 11:15 AM
ANOTHER DRM? ANOTHER? HOW MANY DRMS ARE OUT THERE? Steam is already a DRM. if you are releasing on steam, stop using 3rd party DRM. ESPECIALLY 5 ACTIVATION LIMIT FOR STEAM? I think I am going to burst some baby's balloons. outrageous

abortabortabort
05-25-2012, 12:27 PM
You know, I bought many games a 2nd time, just to have them on steam, and I do not play BF3 and Mass Effect 3 because they are not on steam.
But I always think 20 times and at least 1/2 a year before I buy something with DRM. And I think I am not alone with this.
I don't want a 2nd game starter client and I don't want lots of anti piracy root kits killing my machine and spying on a machine where I do banking.

It is not funny, and it is not ok to force people to have more than one DRM per game.

So... no buy for this game. I hope I get many people to not buy too.
You got me not to buy it. Thank you.

I do not like developers treating customers like pirates. The only people without the activation limit will be the pirates. The more I think about DRM, the more I realize how utterly useless it all is in preventing piracy, unless you have to get a unique key from their server that will unlock a numeric lock based on your system specs. Though after you can install it, it can be cracked.

darks
05-25-2012, 01:35 PM
Wow, adding extra DRM on top of steam. This must be a big release by one of the top 5 publishers who are paranoid about piracy. ... Oh, nope, it's a generic publisher peddling a game by a developer who has had one decent game and a bunch of... others. And according to the reviews, this one is terrible, too!

Really? Really, "Focus Home Interactive"? You think you're one of the big boys? You think we'll put up with that crap to eagerly play your next thing?

No. No way.

No disrespect intended for any people who worked hard on this game, despite it not turning out all that great, but hopefully even you can understand how it's not good enough to make putting up with that bull♥♥♥♥ DRM worth it.

The funny thing is, they can be as paranoid as they want. it Certainly did not stop this game from getting cracked and pirated. Yes it took a few weeks longer. But mainly that was because the game is a pile of dog crap. Secondly, itís on sale already at half off, thatís because the game is failing to sell. They are trying to entice people to buy the game, but no one in their right mind is going to buy this crappy game with its limitations and the Star Force DRM they are also installing on your pc. Sorry, but thatís where I draw the line and raise the BS flag. I will never, ever support a company that treats their customers with blatant disregard.

darks
05-25-2012, 01:39 PM
You got me not to buy it. Thank you.

I do not like developers treating customers like pirates. The only people without the activation limit will be the pirates. The more I think about DRM, the more I realize how utterly useless it all is in preventing piracy, unless you have to get a unique key from their server that will unlock a numeric lock based on your system specs. Though after you can install it, it can be cracked.

Dude, it’s like telling your kid to not eat a cookie out of the cookie jar, you keep on telling them but they do it anyway. We as customers are screaming at publisher/developers to stop treating us like a bunch of pirates, but they don’t listen, they just keep on treating us as such. I have to attribute this to human stupidity, I just can’t think of any other way of putting it.

HellAvenger
05-25-2012, 01:44 PM
Dude, itís like telling your kid to not eat a cookie out of the cookie jar, you keep on telling them but they do it anyway. We as customers are screaming at publisher/developers to stop treating us like a bunch of pirates, but they donít listen, they just keep on treating us as such. I have to attribute this to human stupidity, I just canít think of any other way of putting it.

they actually think they find a way to prevent pirating. LOl

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME! If it is made by human, it can be cracked.

DeadlyFred
05-25-2012, 01:46 PM
Most of the activation-limit based DRMs don't actually install anything on your system anymore (thanks to consumer outrage) they simply poll your system specs to create a fingerprint and verify that along with your serial on their servers. I don't know about this ACT DRM but that's the system Securom now uses, at least.

OdaNash08062011
06-09-2012, 10:47 AM
Most of the activation-limit based DRMs don't actually install anything on your system anymore (thanks to consumer outrage) they simply poll your system specs to create a fingerprint and verify that along with your serial on their servers. I don't know about this ACT DRM but that's the system Securom now uses, at least.

"if" your hardware breaks down, and you have to replace it... you would not get your activation back trust me I have been there with "Spaceforce. Rogue Universe".

And "Anno 1602" if I remember correctly or is it the 2 cd-rom issure I remember with that one :o