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On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans

A post on the Bohemia Interactive Forums asks for help with a problem causing a watery image degradation in Take On Helicopters, Bohemia's new flight simulator. As it turns out this can be the result of using a pirated edition of the game, as Bohemia explains this comes from their "unique anti-piracy countermeasures," also noting a demo for the game is in the works. Here's word:

Bohemia Interactive deploys various antipiracy countermeasures in its titles and Take On Helicopters is no exception, some users have reported morphed/watery image degradation (see ). The original version of Take On Helicopters does not suffer from this degradation of visual quality. Piracy is a big problem for Bohemia Interactive, as an independent PC developer, and we're trying to focus our support as much as possible towards users of legitimate copies. Counterfeit copies of our games may degrade and, moral aspects aside, we certainly recommend only playing the original version. We have a free public demo version of Take On Helicopters in the development pipeline for those that prefer to test it before buying.

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52. Re: On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans Nov 10, 2011, 15:10 Dades
I have no idea why you are so invested in this but you've lost all perspective. Like others here, I'm just going to give up after this post because you will just keep posting with no end in sight.

Again, with others and 'the past'. Have you reviewed their forum beyond the one thread? Notice anything?

You act like the past is some far away event in human history and not a software revision. I haven't reviewed every forum thread ever made and I doubt you have either, your sample size is far too small to make conclusions and seems based totally in emotion about how you dislike pirates. You have put no thought into the potential problems that can arise through normal usage due to hardware and software platforms changing either.

As 'offended' by it as you seem to be, it sure seems to be an effective approach. It addresses the problem directly and offers several solutions for legal users that I've already stated.

No it does not as explained to you several times by people here. Other DRM systems being worse does not make this one good either. DRM should never have the potential to impact the gaming experience.

This approach may be one of the best methods to come about on the PC in a very long time (implemented the way it has been in this game). And as a gamer, I'm happy to use it since it means no problems or hoops to jump through for me as a legal user.

Yet again you act like this is a new method of DRM that no one has ever thought of or implemented before when the reality is the complete opposite and the results have never made a meaningful impact on piracy. If you as a gamer are fine then wonderful but stop telling the rest of us how we should treat it.
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