I bought the german release when it came out. Although it did not have any DRM it DID have one really "clever" copy protection. Whenever you did not insert the original disc (i.e. used a crack) the game ran normal for a while but then it corrupted your save game and inserting the original disc at that point didn't help. I had to re-do 5 hours of gameplay because I didn't want to have the disc in my laptop all the time.