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Far Cry 2 DRM Follow-up

DRM is official on the Far Cry 2 Forums is a post by a user reporting that a conversation with a Ubisoft representative about DRM in Far Cry 2, and a subsequent post by a Ubi Forum Manager confirms the use of the SecuROM DRM indicated on the French Ubisoft Shop yesterday (story). On a semi-related note, Riccitiello Says DRM a Minority Controversy has comments from the EA CEO saying he feels that Digital Rights management only represents an issue for 0.2% of their users: "We're still working out the kinks. We implemented a form of DRM and it's something that 99.8 percent of users wouldn't notice. But for the other .2 percent, it became an issue and a number of them launched a cabal online to protest against it." Ubisoft has not answered our mails on the topic, but here is the forum post on the Far Cry 2 DRM:

Some DRM points that will hopefully answer some of your questions and will clarify some misunderstandings about our DRM and SecuROM:

- You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs.

- Uninstalling the game “refunds” an activation. This process is called “revoke”, so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game an unlimited number of times on 3 systems.

- You can upgrade your computer as many time as you want (using our revoke system)

- Ubisoft is committed to the support of our games, and additional activations can be provided.

- Ubisoft is committed to the long term support of our games: you’ll always be able to play Far Cry 2.

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131. Re: Remember folks Oct 19, 2008, 06:31 Jackplug
 
So what do people do, pay for a game that has a limit installations
or download a pirate version that has unlimited installations?
Securom doesnt stop piraters from pirating it, but what does that
leave the people who pay for it, limited amount of times they can
play it! So what does that do, it makes people into piraters cos
they dont want to be ripped off, thinking my system has crashed
and now ive lost an install ive only 'x' amount left but i can
download it and it will have unlimited installs, why should I pay for
it in the 1st place...

If EA are killing themselves by pushing their games into the hands
into pirates and people who wouldnt normally download games. I feel
that EA are purposely doing this in the want to kill off the pc market!
This comment was edited on Oct 19, 2008, 19:13.
 
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