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Old 02-28-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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DRM is Solidshield.

From the EULA, included in the demo:

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3. Technical Protection Measures.
This Software uses Solidshield digital rights management technology. This Solidshield technology does not require a separate installation. For more information about Solidshield, visit www.solidshield.com <http://www.solidshield.com>. An Internet connection is required to authenticate the Software and verify your license (“Online Authentication”) using the serial code enclosed with the Software. CRYTEK reserves the right to validate your license through subsequent Online Authentications. If CRYTEK determines your license is not valid, you may not be able to use the Software. CRYTEK does not recommend that you attempt to disable Solidshield. If you disable or otherwise tamper with the technical protection measures, the Software may not function properly and you will have materially breached this License.
Each computer must be authorized before you can play the game. Authorization automatically occurs after authentication and license validation by CRYTEK (i.e., Online Authentication), described above. The first end user of this License may authorize up to five machines on which s/he may play the offline features of this game at any one time. Access to online features and/or services is addressed in Section 1.C, below. When you install the Software on a machine, the machine is automatically authorized (provided you have authorizations available). When you uninstall the Software from a machine, that machine is automatically de-authorized. You may manage your authorizations yourself by following the de-authorization instructions found at <http://activate.ea.com/deauthorize>. An Internet connection is required for de-authorization. Upon uninstallation of the Software and successful machine deauthorization, the Solidshield technology associated with this Software will be removed from your machine.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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It's not about DMR. Because Steam IS a sort of DMR. The DMR we don't want is SecuROM.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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Solidshield is some pretty terrible Digital Mights Ranagement. But anyway, it's looking like Crysis 2 is going to be SecuROM free.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:33 AM   #4
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Not sure about this Digital Management's Rights stuff...

Since it is EA, it may be similar to last year's Bad Company 2

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:41 PM   #5
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It's the same as what Dead Space 2 has. It's TAGES' new branding gimmick.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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Solidshield is some pretty terrible Digital Mights Ranagement. But anyway, it's looking like Crysis 2 is going to be SecuROM free.
The name doesn't matter, they both do the same thing. They both give you a horrible limit of only 5 installs before you can't use the game anymore.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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Oh, I agree. It's one of the reasons I won't be buying it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #8
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Why additional DRM over and above what Steam has???
I guess I'll pass on Crysis 2...
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #9
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It's not about DMR. Because Steam IS a sort of DMR. The DMR we don't want is SecuROM.
Steam is at least not as intrussive as SecurROM or some of Sony's attempts (the ones that boinked OS installes).

I like Steam because I can load a non Steam game without having to have Steam open (just go to the folder).

I hate all others because they want to run and tend to cause all kinds of issues and try to limit installs.....
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #10
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Com'on EA/Crytek is != UbiSoft - they know better than to screw over their costumers?

The UbiSoft way of dealing with those damn buying costumers:
http://i53.tinypic.com/1218ztu.gif
and
http://i.imgur.com/GlQr3.gif

EA wouldn't do that - would they? Arrggghh hope not; I just pre-ordered...

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Old 03-06-2011, 11:09 PM   #11
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Com'on EA/Crytek is != UbiSoft - they know better than to screw over their costumers?

The UbiSoft way of dealing with those damn buying costumers:
http://i53.tinypic.com/1218ztu.gif
and
http://i.imgur.com/GlQr3.gif

EA wouldn't do that - would they? Arrggghh and I just pre-ordered
Nailed it! +rep for quality gifs
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:30 PM   #12
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Com'on EA/Crytek is != UbiSoft - they know better than to screw over their costumers?

The UbiSoft way of dealing with those damn buying costumers:
http://i53.tinypic.com/1218ztu.gif
and
http://i.imgur.com/GlQr3.gif

EA wouldn't do that - would they? Arrggghh hope not; I just pre-ordered...
Sorry to disappoint you, but even years after crysis and warhead came out, crytek still hasn't removed secuROM with its 5 install limit from their games. And I'm talking about the steam versions too. Don't expect crytek to do anything differently this time around.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:47 PM   #13
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Given this won't stop anyone who gets it as a torrent i wonder why they still bother paying cmpanies to include this stuff. Surely They pay a premium per install for the so called protection which is simply more lost revenue. If people want to buy things they will, those that don't want to buy won't and this kind of protection won't ever stop anyone.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:38 AM   #14
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Weren't the Solidshield master keys leaked with the beta leak?

If that were the case, it's a strong possibility the DRM has changed, and the next on the list is SecuRom.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:22 AM   #15
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Am i glad i didnt actually buy the game yet.

If it indeed has DRM so annoying it only allows 5 installs, then i cant be bothered to pay for it.

This is the main reason why piracy is such a big problem on the PC, because after playing for a few months even the people that bought the game have to resort to pirated versions because their main one shut down.
Might aswell do it right from the beginning.

perhaps ill pick up crysis 2 when it lands in the budget bin.
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