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Re: [News] [Rival] DRM Infects and Ruins Windows Games

On 2008-06-19, Hadron <hadronquark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> JEDIDIAH <jedi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On 2008-06-18, Richard Rasker <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Hash: SHA1
>>>> EA to PC Gamers: ââ?¬Å?Install 3 times? Buy another copyââ?¬Â?
>>>> ,----[ Quote
>>>> | This can be triggered via using up your 3 activations and each time you
>>>> | change a piece of hardware, reformat your computer or install/upgrade a
>>>> | new operating system, it takes up one of the activations.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.simprograms.com/?p=692
>>>  "What does [SecuROM] do?  Not only does it install itself to your computer
>>>   without a word of notification as well as disable your firewall, dvd
>>>   drives and cd/dvd burning software.  It limits you to installing your game
>>>   on your PC up to 3 times."
>> ...and these Lemming jokers wonder why we would rather do our gaming
>> on some other platform. That was the nice thing about Loki in it's 
>> (brief) heyday. What games got ported ended up subjecting you to a 
>> lot less BS.
> Part of the reason they went bust. But you seem to know a lot about it -
> how many Loki games did you buy out of curiosity?

Pretty much all of them.

I have a couple of old copies of Applix and WP8 too...

>>    I don't really want to have to install 2.5G of crap on my HD just
>> so I have to go hunt down the game disk every time I want to play. If
>> I am going to do that, I don't want to waste any space on the HD. A
>> lot of these older schemes would choke on multile CD/DVD drives. Some
>> still do.
> You dont need to with Steam games. They are available to anywhere in the
> world at any time.

...you know, if I wanted to restrict my gaming to some minsicule fraction
of what's available on the PC I might as well just use Linux, or MacOS.

>>    Consoles have been more convenient and much less of a moving target
>> in terms of hardware support. They also seem to beneift from being much 
>> less suitable to the "deploy the last bugfixes after it ships"
>> approach.
> Agreed.

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