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Borderlands De-Authorization Tool

As some readers noted, the Borderlands patches released earlier today included SecuROM for the new The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned DLC for the role-playing shooter. The SecuROM implements a five-installation limit for the DLC, and Big Download now offers downloads of the de-authorization tool that will allow the management of this five-machine limit.

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12. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 11, 2009, 09:09 J
 
My copy punched my wife and slept with my baby

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11. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 11, 2009, 08:45 Verno
 
On the bright side, it's confirmed that loading up Borderlands does not in fact punch your baby and sleep with your wife. Score one for the good guys.  
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10. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 11, 2009, 02:08 Jerykk
 
Wow, I wonder who came up with this brilliant decision.

"Hey, let's ship the full game with a basic CD-check! But we better make sure the far less valuable DLC requires online activation and has install limits, otherwise those pesky pirates will pirate it!"
 
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9. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 11, 2009, 01:26 Sepharo
 
Why doesn't this just ship with the DLC? You have to download it separately? Christ.

Is this satirical?
 
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8. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 11, 2009, 00:49 nullability
 
Why doesn't this just ship with the DLC? You have to download it separately? Christ.  
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7. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 23:40 Narf2029
 
And the pirates are playing the original and the DLC without the installation limits. Go progress! One day, maybe, the developers and publishers will wake up and realize "hey, if I call my wife a scumbag and a criminal, she'll leave! Maybe that's why my customers are leaving too!" Yeah right.

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Huh? I'm sorry, I was thinking about cake.
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6. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 23:07 Tumbler
 
...heh, why would the DLC need an install limit in the first place? People are just going to pass it around and install it on their systems?

I guess retail versions of the game don't have any online system that keeps ownerships established when you buy the DLC so someone could just activate it and pass it on to someone else?

Seems like you could easily just assign the DLC a code to identify it and link that to the code that it's activated with. (IE their copy of Borderlands...) And you wouldn't need to limit activations, just lock it to that one code...

Glad I have this game on the 360.
 
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5. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 22:58 necrosis
 
And a de-authorization tool makes it all better... fuck you.  
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4. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 22:53 Prez
 
Not a chance in hell that I'd buy this. At least the main game is Securom-free.

DLC seems to have hit a new low with this.
 
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3. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 22:45 Xenovore
 
WTF were they thinking?!

Gearbox just lost a sale... and every last shred of respect I might have had for them.

Screw 'em.
 
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2. Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 21:11 nin
 

"Whoops, sorry Randy's cock slipped in your ass there - would you like some lube now?"

 
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1. Re: Borderlands De-Authorization Tool Dec 10, 2009, 21:07 NKD
 
A shame for a DRM-free game to be ruined by inexplicable DRM on its DLC.  
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