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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 http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=126991 ). 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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55. Re: On Take On Helicopters DRM; Demo Plans Nov 10, 2011, 18:20 Dades
 
Oh we're all ignorant about this? You're the only one informed? I see you talking about this so called system in a roundabout way but never giving any specifics. Please give us a detailed accounting of this DRMs internal systems, how they have no need to interact with the operating environment yet can somehow ensure the content hasn't been tampered with and why it is any different from previous iterations of Fade. You know all about it and are 100% convinced of its effectiveness so you're obviously well educated on the subject and can speak about it with authority. So please, let's hear all about it and how it accomplishes these things without ever affecting a legitimate user.

Technical details on how a DRM system determines it is not a legitimate copy without interacting with its surrounding operating environment in the slightest, I am especially interested in those considering how easy it is to spoof hashes and function responses in memory. I've consulted the forums and do not see this information. Please feel free to be blindingly technical, I am not a novice user

If you lack this information, then please explain how exactly you have arrived at these conclusions without any first hand technical knowledge about the subject, armed only with a handful of forum postings and a press release.
 
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