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Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM

Guru3D has a follow-up to the recent incident where they reported problems creating a performance review for Anno 2070 because the DRM in the strategy sequel was triggered by them changing graphics cards in their test rig. In spite of a report where Ubisoft claimed this was working "as intended," the latest news is this aspect of the game's copy protection is now being dropped. Here's word they got from the developers at Blue Byte:

Just wanted to let you know, that we now remove the graphics hardware from the hash used to identify the PC. That means everyone should now be able to switch the GFX as many times as he/she wants.

Incidently, that Anno 2070 VGA Graphics performance review is now complete.

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53. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 23:59 ForgedReality
 
Nope. Sorry. Still not buying your bullshit products Ubi.  
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52. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 22:35 PunkiBastardo
 
This was formerly called Openanno, I've never played any game from the anno series, so I can't really tell if it's any good. But it's ptobably worth taking a look.
http://www.unknown-horizons.org/
 
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51. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 21:52 Sepharo
 
Maybe if everyone pirates the game 10 times over Ubisoft will see that the demand is huge and will drop DRM in hopes to convert some of those players to payers.

Oh wait... I forgot that Ubisoft thinks DRM lowers piracy instead of increasing it.
 
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50. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 21:52 Bhruic
 
Hell, if they don't believe the huge amount of people in gaming forums (including the hundreds on their own forums) who proclaim the DRM cost them a sale, I doubt a letter will make a difference

Actually, a letter is something that would likely make a significant difference. Making a post on a forum is quick, easy and painless - as well as anonymous - so forum posts tend to be ignored. Writing a letter, on the other hand, shows that you actually care enough to put in the effort and be identified. I forget what the letter writing to irate customer ratio is, but it's pretty high.
 
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49. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 21:09 Crustacean Soup
 
Still waiting for Tages' total removal, still satisfied with 1404.  
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48. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 20:53 tuddies
 
SOLUTION: Buy the game and then use the cracked, DRM-free version. If you want to write a letter, write a letter to RELOADED, telling them how much you appreciate getting rid of the horrific DRM, they truly deserve our praise! Without groups like RELOADED, gamers would not be able to enjoy the games in their full glory, without the restrictive and insulting DRM imposed on them by draconian publishers.

 
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47. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 20:33 Dmitri_M
 
There are so few good PC games like this that I can take the DRM. I like playing games, now. I'm not a goddamn gaming activist betting my enjoyment on the future.  
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46. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 19:23 Prez
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 18:50:
Solution: Don't buy the game and write a letter to Ubisoft explaining why. Otherwise, they have no way to discern between lack of interest and actual boycotting.

Hell, if they don't believe the huge amount of people in gaming forums (including the hundreds on their own forums) who proclaim the DRM cost them a sale, I doubt a letter will make a difference. If they already believe their customer base is largely made up of thieves, then assuming they are also liars doesn't seem too big of a stretch.
 
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45. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 18:50 Jerykk
 
Solution: Don't buy the game and write a letter to Ubisoft explaining why. Otherwise, they have no way to discern between lack of interest and actual boycotting.  
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44. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 17:48 Prez
 
Wake me when you drop this crap completely, idiots. God, Ubisoft is butt-stupid.

If you don't buy Anno 2070 you are not making a point against DRM but a point against even semi complex economic simulation games.. that are fun.

Result = No more games like this. But still hundreds of games with this DRM. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot (if you happen to like Anno)

Wow. In how many ways is this logic wrong...
 
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43. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 17:00 SimplyMonk
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 13:32:
If you don't buy Anno 2070 you are not making a point against DRM but a point against even semi complex economic simulation games.. that are fun.

Result = No more games like this. But still hundreds of games with this DRM. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot (if you happen to like Anno)

By your logic then... I should pirate Anno 2070? That will tell the publisher that I love the Anno series so much and that type of game that I'm willing to break the law and risk being charged of the crime. At the same time I'm saying that the part of their game I didn't like was their DRM, so I removed it.
 
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42. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 16:43 Acleacius
 
I'm shocked people still buy their games.  
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
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41. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 16:39 deqer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 14:25:
What? What other games like Anno?

unless i've been living behind a rock there are no other games even REMOTELY like Anno, that are not Anno.

Economic sims there are aplenty sure, but Anno is Anno, settling of dozens of islands, huge maps, complex economic change with focus on trade-routes and complex good transportation systems. 2 Diverse interacting factions...

I am not seeing any other game like this.. and certainly not set in the future like Anno 2070
Then I guess you better buy it, dumbass.
 
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40. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 16:17 Marvin T. Martian
 
As I have already said many times--UBI should stop making PC games--just get out of the PC market. They have ruined every single PC franchise that they have touched, regardless of thier DRM.

People that continue to buy UBI products really need to get help from a mental health specialist.
 
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39. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 15:52 Muscular Beaver
 
Zzet wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 10:04:
Ah excellent, so that just leaves the same problem to re-occur when we change either the CPU, the RAM, the motherboard, any disk drive, any optical drive, any non-GPU PCI-E card or possibly the BIOS if it affects any part of their hashing algorithm.

Jesus, just give it up already.

Hahaha, yeah I was thinking the same thing.
They dont get that not only graphics card get tested, but also RAM, CPUs, motherboards, drives, etc, etc, etc.
They need to die already.
 
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38. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 15:48 KilrathiAce
 
Too bad UBI still doesnt support their games.  
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37. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 15:14 Cutter
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 14:24:
So you don't mind being fucked in the ass as long as you get a reacharound. Good to know.

Well a reachaound is the considerate thing to do.
 
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36. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 15:00 eRe4s3r
 
Ubisoft is only the publisher because they bought the IP when they "bought" Sunflower (a German Publisher back in the days) So its even sadder that the series now has gotten Ubisoft's fascist DRM regime. The Anno's before didn't have it. ;(  
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35. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 14:45 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 14:43:
Well, who ever said Blues attracts reasonable people? Hehe

Anyhow, fair point i guess i will turn it down 2 notches.. juts saying.. Anno 2070 is pretty nice and my favorite chill game currently.. so yeah.. made even a personal mod to get rid of that god annoying blur

I get where you're coming from though. Most niche titles are exactly the kind that can't afford to bother with DRM which is what makes Ubisoft being their publisher so unfortunate.
 
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34. Re: Ubisoft Changes Anno 2070 DRM Jan 20, 2012, 14:43 eRe4s3r
 
Well, who ever said Blues attracts reasonable people? Hehe

Anyhow, fair point i guess i will turn it down 2 notches.. juts saying.. Anno 2070 is pretty nice and my favorite chill game currently.. so yeah.. made even a personal mod to get rid of that god annoying blur
 
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