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Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround

The reddit community has presented a workaround for problems users were having playing Far Cry 3, as the shooter sequel is now available in Europe, saying simply setting the game's Uplay mode to "offline" allows it to be played even with the servers unavailable. As detailed on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, many users were unable to play due to Uplay servers being offline, leading to accusations of more Ubisoft always-on DRM. In the meantime, Eurogamer notes that besides the workaround, Ubi tweets that the servers are back: "Dear #FarCry3PC players, thank you for your patience, our servers are back up & running. Have fun playing!"

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85. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 2, 2012, 11:11 Verno
 
Slick wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 04:00:
the online servers went down, now they're up, i guess you've never seen that happen before? but look who i'm talking to, someone who obviously isn't "new to the internet".

So Ubi told its customers to go to offline mode, and then play. sounds like the end of the world if i've ever heard it. that's the kind of thing that makes a man go crazy and turn into a thief for GOOD REASONS.

People complaining about DRM are not automatically pirates which kind of puts a crimp in the rest of your little diatribe there. It's not exactly out of the realm of believability that a paying customer will turn to a pirated copy when they encounter issues too, I've done it myself several times in frustration.
 
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