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Gothic III Drops StarForce

The JoWooD Forums (thanks Worthplaying) have word (in German) that the controversial (story) StarForce copy protection scheme will be dropped from Gothic III. According to the post, the RPG sequel will have a protection scheme that will be more "gentle" (translated) to the end user.

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43. Re: Play on a console.... Jul 7, 2006, 03:18 Creston
 
Slight correction (despite the fact that I love seeing Starforce tarred and feathered), the didn't encourage warezing of GalCiv II, they posted a link to a place where you could download GalCiv II as a way of showing how an unprotected game could be distributed so easily.

In my book, if you LINK a warez site, and in particular a torrent for one game, and post that on your OWN forum, you are MOST FUCKING CERTAINLY encouraging people to download it.

Of course, any publicity is ... bad?

In case of Starforce, I think that little stunt really hurt them, yes. It wasn't long after that that Ubi dropped Starforce, and they were SF's biggest customer. Now others are beginning to drop it (HoMM5, Gothic3), I'd say that SF's remaining days are finite.

Creston


 
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