Crysis Warhead DRM FAQ

There's now a Crysis Warhead Copy Protection FAQ on the Crymod Modding Portal addressing concerns over the digital rights management in Crysis Warhead, Crytek's just-released shooter (story). The document outlines the reasoning for the copy protection, advantages this system provides (you do not need the disc in the drive to play), states that the game will only authenticate itself online the first time it is launched or after "significant changes" to your system, and clarifies that the game can be authorized on five different computers, rather than the three previously reported. It also states that Crysis Wars, the game's multiplayer mode, does not have an authorization limit, but does require a one-time online activation. The FAQ begins with a statement from Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, that reads in part: "We realize that copy protection and piracy is a very emotional and hotly debated topic. It is very hard to find a solution that fits both our needs. We need to make an effort to limit piracy but we do not want to limit the experience of our fans."
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Sep 19, 2008, 19:39
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Sep 19, 2008, 19:39
 
I couldn't believe they put "do not lend" Never seen that on a music cd, album or console game. I am getting close to joining the ban EA crowd. The game is beautiful, though.
Yeah? Hey good for them. They might as well put "do not buy" on all future ones because that's exactly what's going to fucking happen.
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Sep 19, 2008, 10:17
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Sep 19, 2008, 10:17
 
I couldn't believe they put "do not lend" Never seen that on a music cd, album or console game. I am getting close to joining the ban EA crowd. The game is beautiful, though.

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Sep 19, 2008, 07:22
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Sep 19, 2008, 07:22
 
Is it just me, or when a company releases games with such bullshit DRM it makes me want to pirate the game MORE?

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EA, no soup for you!
Sep 19, 2008, 00:09
Kxmode
 
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EA, no soup for you! Sep 19, 2008, 00:09
Sep 19, 2008, 00:09
 Kxmode
 
clarifies that the game can be authorized on five different computers, rather than the three previously reported.

There it is. Pass...

We realize that copy protection and piracy is a very emotional and hotly debated topic. It is very hard to find a solution that fits both our needs.

Actually it's quite easy. Remove DRM.

The only way EA is going to get it through their thick greedy skulls is if gamers keep pounding them about DRM. Make them hurt financially. They will eventual cower.


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Sep 18, 2008, 23:30
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Sep 18, 2008, 23:30
 
Printed on the disc. What the fuck is that all about. I buy a magazine and it says on the cover " do not lend this magazine"?? I'll lend it to whoever the fuck I want to.

Aside from that comment the DRM didnt bother me with regards to activation
EA owns your fucking ass and they just wanna make sure you don't forget. That's all.
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"Do not lend.."
Sep 18, 2008, 23:26
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"Do not lend.." Sep 18, 2008, 23:26
Sep 18, 2008, 23:26
 
Printed on the disc. What the fuck is that all about. I buy a magazine and it says on the cover " do not lend this magazine"?? I'll lend it to whoever the fuck I want to.

Aside from that comment the DRM didnt bother me with regards to activation

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Sep 18, 2008, 22:19
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Sep 18, 2008, 22:19
 
the activation limits are with the Steam version too.
Then they can suck my fucking nutsack. When's the fucking madness going to stop, what the FUCK!!1 What's next, fucking OPERATING SYSTEMS with limited installs and online authentication?? Oh, wait...
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Re: disappointing
Sep 18, 2008, 21:32
Verno
 
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Re: disappointing Sep 18, 2008, 21:32
Sep 18, 2008, 21:32
 Verno
 
I'm more impressed by the fact that this game had absolutely no zero-day piracy at all.

It was actually released and cracked pre-retail, making minus-zero day

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Sep 18, 2008, 20:17
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Sep 18, 2008, 20:17
 
I'm more impressed by the fact that this game had absolutely no zero-day piracy at all.

guess again, some dude named paul last name .dll has been compromised.

DRM does nothing to stop piracy.


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Re: disappointing
Sep 18, 2008, 20:04
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Sep 18, 2008, 20:04
 
Unlimited installations on 5 different machines? No installation limits at all on Crysis Wars?

Whatever, doesn't affect my setup in the slightest.


I'm more impressed by the fact that this game had absolutely no zero-day piracy at all.

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Re: disappointing
Sep 18, 2008, 19:51
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Sep 18, 2008, 19:51
 
WTB souls selling crap DRM. PST

Eventually people will get it that things like this are a bad idea.
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Re: disappointing
Sep 18, 2008, 19:48
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Re: disappointing Sep 18, 2008, 19:48
Sep 18, 2008, 19:48
 
Who the hell are those people and why do they so willingly accept this form of DRM? Don't they realize that they're making PC gaming worse for all of us?

crymod.com is a site for fanboys. Do NOT expect any common sense there. These people will sell their grandmothers soul to play this game.

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disappointing
Sep 18, 2008, 19:44
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disappointing Sep 18, 2008, 19:44
Sep 18, 2008, 19:44
 
the FAQ thread at crymod.com is just ridiculous. Who the hell are those people and why do they so willingly accept this form of DRM? Don't they realize that they're making PC gaming worse for all of us?

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No subject
Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
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No subject Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
 
We need to make an effort to limit piracy but we do not want to limit the experience of our fans.

A Steam exclusive would fit both our needs nicely. Install limits only fit yours.

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No subject
Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
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No subject Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
Sep 18, 2008, 19:27
 
I'm going on Steam now and pay.

enoy the game.

the activation limits are with the Steam version too.

Yes this applies to the Steam (and all other online distributed) version(s) as well.

-alex

http://www.mycrysis.com/newsdetails.php?comment=352872#comment352872

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Sep 18, 2008, 18:57
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:57
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"We realize that copy protection and piracy is a very emotional and hotly debated topic. Also, a number of you have asked me to suck various parts of your bodies. It is very hard to find a solution that fits both our needs.

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Sep 18, 2008, 18:47
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:47
 
I'm going on Steam now and pay.

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Sep 18, 2008, 18:36
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:36
 
Check your torrent sites. The game is already on torrents and already cracked, slightly earlier than the in store date.

Securom DRM has failed, again. It's only success will be in pissing off some people and somewhat lessening "casual" piracy.


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Re: No subject
Sep 18, 2008, 18:20
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:20
 
Limited # of installs does absolutely nothing to limit piracy, nothing at all.

Already available with a working crack. Yes, this will limit piracy very much ... Cervat, just stop talking at all!

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Sep 18, 2008, 18:11
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Sep 18, 2008, 18:11
 
We need to make an effort to limit piracy but we do not want to limit the experience of our fans.

Limited # of installs does absolutely nothing to limit piracy, nothing at all.

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