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BioWare on Dragon Age II DRM

We haven't heard from EA on the story about reports of SecuROM DRM in Dragon Age II, but BioWare Live Team Technical Producer Derek "CrushBug" French made a couple of posts to our forums that discuss the matter. He says:

"Sorry, but there is some confusion on this. We use Sony Release Control which shares some functionality with other Sony products (SecuROM), but we do not use SecuROM for the DRM. Once the Sony Release Control check is passed, Release Control self-destructs, removing the Release Control wrapper and it is never used again. Game updates will not use Release Control because obviously the release date is passed. Additionally, installing the game and then any future game patch will also remove the Sony Release Control check and it will never run on your computer."

When asked about a running SecuROM process, he said: "There is no running process once it unwraps and self-destructs." In reply to a question about registry entries, he replies: "An inert registry entry that does nothing." Finally, when asked about files remaining on users' hard drives, he explains: "In a temp folder that is never referenced again. This part is sloppy and should be cleaned up, though. We will see about doing that in a patch."

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56. Re: BioWare on Dragon Age 2 DRM Mar 12, 2011, 16:59 Paketep
 
"SecuROM Sony Release Control" is still SecuROM, and after seeing first hand how inept those guys are, and how difficult it is to get their trash out of your hard drive once it's installed (and they're mighty proud of THAT, by the way), I'm not letting their shit into my computer ever again.

After seeing the reviews (the user reviews, not the paid reviews, mind you), I really don't care that much for Dragon Age 2. I do care for the fall of yet another big name due to a goddamned publisher trying to force consolized shit down everyone's throats.

Congrats on your performance in the worst publisher race, EA. Keep going like this and you'll catch Acti really soon.
 
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