i downloaded this game not long ago. and it includes starforce. but instead of authenticating by replacing the ide driver in windows it authenticates online. like steam and other multiplay games.
Actually, no, Starforce's authentication is NOT like other multiplayer games. It is tied to your PC's hardware as well, and when you uprgade or change hardware, a new activation is required. The problem is that activations are not unlimited. When you run out, you must purchase the game again. In addition, in one racing game which used this Starforce activation, you could only reactivate on a specific day of the week during certain hours, i.e. Tuesday. So, you had to do without the game for up to a week if you changed hardware or computers.
The bottom line is that every version of Starforce sucks and should be avoided.This comment was edited on Apr 6, 09:50.