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Old 03-07-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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Angry Unable to play the game - missing ubiorbitapi_r2.dll

Why the hell should Ubisoft make an gamelauncher i bought AC2 i can´t play it becouse the game launcher is missing ubiorbitapi_r2.dll what a joke
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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Check the integrity of your downloaded files first. Clearly you haven't downloaded everything from Steam.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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how???
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:00 PM   #4
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Games list, game's name, right click, properties, check files integrity
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:42 AM   #5
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i have tryed that but i try again
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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it still dont work
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:19 AM   Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread.   #7
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Hello Jens222888134,

Please contact Steam Support and we will be happy to help you.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:54 AM   #8
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People were complaining about that error in pirated copies.

Mainly because they didn't copy the ubilauncher.exe to the correct location.

You should buy the game.
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He owns the game.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #10
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I have contacted steam support and i hope to get an answer that fast as possible
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #11
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sorry about my english
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #12
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i found out i deleted Uisoft game launcher and then i goed to Steam>Steamapps>common>assassin´s creed 2>redist>gamelauncher and now it works
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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THE EXPLANATION:

Ubisoft has chosen to use an "encrypted p acker" for this file. Basically, you execute the file, and it then temporarily decrypts/unpacks the real executable into memory.

This behavior is also the most commonly used behavior for the most malicious viruses and malware out there. The idea is that you're not supposed to be able to see what the file really is, or what it does. Only the person providing the file to you is "supposed" to be able to know this.

This is an ABSOLUTELY REPREHENSIBLE, and ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE behavior from any legitimate software vendor. For a vendor to behave like a "virus creator" is unbelievable. Clearly, the folks at UBI think that we... the owners of our computers... should be at their mercy.

This is central to UBISoft's (entirely defective and, arguably, ILLEGAL) "copy protection" system. This "launcher" is what reaches out to the UBISoft server, checks to make sure that you're running an "authorized" version of the game, and then subsequently decrypts the game executable, thus permitting the game to run (but ONLY as long as you have an active internet connection).

Like I said... REPREHENSIBLE, and probably illegal, though nobody's gotten around to filing suit against them yet it seems.

Okay, so you know what the file is and what it's doing. Now, why is it causing you this problem?

Simple... every effective antivirus/antimalware program out there will... CORRECTLY... recognize this file (and any similar malware) as "TROJAN.AGENT.CK" (as it's referred to by MalwareBytes) or by some similar description by some other packages.

These packages will, correctly, identify the code in this file as likely HOSTILE to your computer security, and will "quarantine" or delete the file unless you specifically tell the software to put it on the "ignore list."

So... UBISoft wants us to give them total, unrestricted, unsupervised, "secret" access to, potentially, every aspect of our computer systems. And if you don't allow them to have that level of access, they will not permit you to run the application at all.

You have to decide... is having "Assassin's Creed II" available to play worth the risk? Are you prepared to ignore the LEGITIMATE identification of this code as "hostile malware" in order to permit you to play this game?

If you prefer to play the game, you need to either add this file to the "ignore list" or you need to stop providing security to your system entirely.

If you prefer to keep your system as safe as possible, you need to decide to never run, and never install, this game.

Thank you, UBISoft...
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