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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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93. Re: Still using DRM? Dec 2, 2012, 21:48 Prez
 
Ant wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 20:27:
I thought Ubisoft was going to remove its DRM!

If you read their press release in the news story about them supposedly ditching their DRM (which I dug up when this story first got reported here on Friday) they don't explicitly state that they wouldn't be using the same DRM, only that you only would be required to be online for one-time activation. Which technically is true with Far Cry 3, though I had envisioned it working much better than it reportedly has.
 
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