View Full Version : EA releases deauthorization tools

03-28-09, 07:24 AM
Not sure if everyone is aware of this so I though I should share this. Finally able to manage my mass effect activations. If this had been in place from the start most of the issues would have been avoided.

De-authorization with the EA De-Authorization Management Tool is a simple two-step process:

(1) Download the EA De-Authorization Management Tool. This tool: (a) scans your computer to determine which EA PC games released after May 2008 with machine authorization limits your computer has been authorized to play; and (b) tells you how many computer authorizations you have available for each detected game.

(2) Download the game-specific de-authorization tool(s) to de-authorize your computer for whichever game(s) you choose. Once de-authorized, a machine "slot" will be freed up and can be re-used on another machine. De-authorization does not uninstall the game, however, so if you decide you want to re-authorize your computer later, all you have to do is re-launch the game.


03-28-09, 10:34 AM
About time. Though I think I lost one of my Crysis Warhead activations when I restored my C: Drive a while back to fix my windows update problems. The game is still installed on my games drive but it didn't show up on the EA's list of games with authorizations on my HD. I haven't run the game since I restored the C: Drive.

03-28-09, 03:37 PM

Hopefully at some point they release a tool or patch that removes the activations entirely like Bioshock did (and like they promised to do when Red Alert 3 came out).

03-28-09, 04:54 PM

I had a crap load of EA games installed when I reinstalled windows a few weeks ago. :\

08-25-09, 10:11 PM
Just tried it on my Mass Effect because I noticed I had 2 authorizations used out of 5. Used the tools and got one back for this PC, but there's still one being used... somewhere. Is there any way to get it back or are we SoL?

08-25-09, 10:13 PM
Isn't the one being used your current install?

I am using the Steam version of ME.

08-25-09, 10:34 PM
steam FTW no activations

08-25-09, 10:50 PM
steam FTW no activations

Not for all games. The reason I am not buying X3:TC from Steam is that it has DRM despite it's steam installation. Same with Clear Sky. Steam is one form of protection, Tages is another for those games. That's just dumb...

08-25-09, 11:54 PM
Isn't the one being used your current install?

I am using the Steam version of ME.

Nope. Using the Steam version as well. I revoked one authorization and there's still one activated. So there's still 1 out of 5 even if I de-authorize this one.

steam FTW no activations
Actually, there is. You still have to verify your serial when you install the game, and again when you install the DLC. The latest DLC "Pinnacle Station (http://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/servlet/ControllerServlet?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=ea&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=718200&Env=BASE&productID=152041300&&resid=EjYZbQoBAkcAAGTyQ6QAAAAK&rests=1251261373451)" still needs a verification as did Bring Down the Sky.
Steam still uses their own version of DRM. It's just asn't restrictive.

There's problems right now with the new DLC. It seems there's an issue with the serials and verification system. ROFL. Eight months of waiting for this and they can't even get this crap right.