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Old 09-20-2010, 10:51 PM   #1
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Unofficial List of Steam Games with DRM

As of April 27, 2013, The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam has been moved to the PC Gaming Wiki:

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big...y_DRM_on_Steam

Further discussions regarding the list may still occur here, but I encourage you to collaborate with the PCGW team and use the wiki page's discussion tab.

-flibit

Last edited by flibitijibibo: 04-26-2013 at 10:48 PM. Reason: I last edited this on 12-29-2010 at 11:29 AM. Wow.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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A new version of GTA4 has been released: http://store.steampowered.com/app/901583/

It appears to be void of SecuROM, but still uses Rockstar Club and GFWL. If anyone can confirm the removal of SecuROM, please post here with the info.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:52 AM   #3
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Just note: link mentioned in preview post leads to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition (Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes From Liberty City). So far it's limited to NA, so if you are getting page error, don't wonder.
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:05 PM   #4
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Only two games out of 81 i own with DRM. And that's for a reason.
I own GTA:IV and Red faction:Guerrilla.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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The Witcher at retail has TAGES I think or it was also removed via patch?
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #6
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Good read, +rep.

Should EA DRM have its own section, last I heard they were implementing their own form of Ubisoft DRM?
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:47 PM   #7
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Add ARMA2 to that list, it uses a third party DRM called FADE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARMA_2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FADE
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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Very curious about GTA IV Complete Edition.

EDIT: They removed this part from the fineprint (included on GTA IV store page):
"An internet connection, assorted software installations, and certain service registrations are required for activation and use of this software."

Also, Other requirements doesn't list "software installations required including Sony DADC SecuROM" like on the Episodes store page.

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Should EA DRM have its own section, last I heard they were implementing their own form of Ubisoft DRM?
Only C&C4 has it. Probably not going to be used on anything else.

Last edited by bb10: 10-27-2010 at 07:15 PM. Reason: EDIT section added
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:10 PM   #9
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i was wondering what drm "battlestations: pacific" would have, but your link leads to dirt2. not a complaint, just reporting.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:32 PM   #10
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i was wondering what drm "battlestations: pacific" would have, but your link leads to dirt2. not a complaint, just reporting.
the link to "battlestations: pacific": http://store.steampowered.com/app/8170/

there is no info on the storepage about a 3rd party DRM, but i would say it's listed here only because of GfWL since it appears only in the GfWL section
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:09 AM   #11
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Hey look someone moved this back to where it belongs. Way to go.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:55 AM   #12
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Shank seems to be using 3rd party DRM called SolidShield.

"GAME USES SOLIDSHIELD CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY. (WWW.SOLIDSHIELD.COM). GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO TWENTY COMPUTERS AT THE SAME TIME; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME."
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:18 AM   #13
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Just pointing out that the limits on Alpha Protocol, Borderlands, and GTA4: EFLC are for simultaneous activations, and also deactivate themselves during uninstallation.

It may be worth noting that, lest people mistakenly think the games become useless after being installed five times (like Spore was when bought at retail).
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #14
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Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition

http://store.steampowered.com/app/58520/

No information about third party DRM on the store page . ( Impulse version has SecuROM )
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:01 AM   #15
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Shank seems to be using 3rd party DRM called SolidShield.

"GAME USES SOLIDSHIELD CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY. (WWW.SOLIDSHIELD.COM). GAME CAN BE PLAYED ON UP TO TWENTY COMPUTERS AT THE SAME TIME; USERS CAN MANAGE WHICH COMPUTERS ARE AUTHORIZED OR DE-AUTHORIZED TO PLAY GAME."
lol that seems like, if i read that correctly, a pretty decent DRM

20 computers at the same time? dang

Also, wasn't there a thread like this already?
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