The Starbreeze Forums
for The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
have threads complaining about the game's DRM, describing a non-revocable
three-installation limit that does not allow further installations after it has
been reached. This has inspired another protest centered on the
for the game, where an increasing number of reviews complain
about the DRM. We contacted Atari about this and received the following response:
The protection on the PC version of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault
on Dark Athena is an activation system with online authentication required the
first time you install the game on a machine. The activation code lets you
install the game on up to 3 machines, with an unlimited number of installs on
each assuming that you don’t change any major hardware in your PC or re-install
your operating system.
If you reach the maximum number of installations you can contact the Atari
hotline and if it’s a legitimate request you can get a new activation code.
We implement this protection in an effort to avoid early piracy.