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SH64
03-01-05, 02:16 PM
Too much adventures today :D

this 3D Horro Adv looks interesting . its developed by Microids .. the same company developed Syberia so i'm tryin' this for sure !


http://www.3dgamers.com/dlselect/games/stilllife/stilllifedemo_en_dci.exe.html

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). Dreamcatcher has released a demo featuring the first few areas of the game, players will play as both Victoria and Gus, exploring a gruesome crime scene and utilizing a variety of forensic tools.

http://images.3dgamers.com/screenimages/games/stilllife/sl_pic061.jpg

Parts
03-01-05, 03:19 PM
http://images.3dgamers.com/screenimages/games/stilllife/sl_pic057.jpg

To me that looks like a screen shot from what the Sims 3 might look like.

Sorrow
03-01-05, 04:47 PM
http://images.3dgamers.com/screenimages/games/stilllife/sl_pic057.jpg

To me that looks like a screen shot from what the Sims 3 might look like.

http://images.3dgamers.com/screenimages/games/stilllife/sl_pic063.jpg

Yea, same with this one.

S.I.N
03-01-05, 04:51 PM
Ok maybe you guys are special because all I am seeing is a white box with a red X in it. :confused:

SH64
03-01-05, 04:53 PM
Ok maybe you guys are special because all I am seeing is a white box with a red X in it. :confused:

If you have a problem showing the screenshots go here :
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/stilllife/screenshots/

Elvin Presler
03-02-05, 01:40 AM
Just say NO to Starforce scumware secretly installed with games. The demo has it, the retail will have it, and the developer flat out lied on their forum and claimed it did not and was caught in a blatant lie by users who found that the demo DID install Staforce.

http://www.stilllife-game.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156
See about post #8 by Patrick, Site Admin. Lying scum.

pingu2
03-02-05, 03:45 AM
or maybe he is just mistaken - sheesh, did he defraud you of your lunch money or something? :eek:

BioHazZarD
03-02-05, 04:19 AM
so let this game burn then.

|MaguS|
03-02-05, 05:22 AM
I say cares? Never had an issue with starforce, maybe you wouldnt either if you would stop downloading pirated games?

I personally loved the demo, but I also love adventure games. Dam LucasArts and canceling Sam&Max!

EDIT: Don't see where a developer lied about the demo not having Starforce, Only see a Site Admin, which could be some fan who showed his support enough to be given access or someone hired JUST to work on the forum/site, No where does it state or hint that a developer said it wouldnt have starforce.

Elvin Presler
03-02-05, 12:28 PM
I don't download pirated games. I still don't want Starforce hijacking my windows IDE drivers, remaining permanently on my system after the game is long gone, and reinstalling them selves when I manually remove them though.

The man works for Microids, a company known for using Starforce, and doesn't know Starforce is in his demo, but we users can spot it in seconds. I say he lied, you say he was mistaken. That's fine. Either way Starforce is there, and it is known and well documented that it causes many problems.

I won't touch any game or demo with Starforce, ever. If you want to, be my guest.

|MaguS|
03-02-05, 12:43 PM
What man? The man who is a Site Admin? How do you know he works for Microids directly? I don't see it labeled anywhere, just says hes a Site Admin, go on the EQ2 Forum, they have Site Mods also but dont know anything directly related to the development of EQ2.

As for Starforce, Never had an issue with it and it never gave me an issue with my IDE Drivers. I hear people claim performance loss, nope none here... my DVD Burner also works fine... hmmm...

Elvin Presler
03-02-05, 02:09 PM
Patrick: "I don't know if the decision came from The Adventure Company or us, but seeing the reaction to the people here, I'm guessing it's not us, cause seems not many people at Microids (high up people) thought it was a smart idead to package that with the demo."

More lies. The "high ups" at Microids are known lovers of Starforce (like Codemasters). They pushed their publisher for it in fact on some of their other games.

If he didn't lie, he was lied to by his own people. Either way "Microids" lied. I'm not going to take the time to educate you on the well known troubles and risks of Starforce and I'm not saying it will cause problems in every case, but I personally will not have it in any way, shape, or form on my PC.

Parts
03-03-05, 04:58 AM
How do ya know its on your system or is gonna be 'secretly' installed, id like to avoid stuff like that heh.

|MaguS|
03-03-05, 05:28 AM
Im stuck, I can't find the last freaking Evidence.

BTW Anyone with the 71.84 drivers get some weird lines on her head with AA enabled?

Elvin Presler
03-03-05, 12:40 PM
How do ya know its on your system or is gonna be 'secretly' installed, id like to avoid stuff like that heh.

You don't know if it's going to be installed unless you research each game in advance. After installing the game or demo though, when you go to run it the first time, you will get a vague message, like, "The application was successfully installed, reboot now?" If you're like me you'll be thinking, "What application? I already installed the game and rebooted myself!" That was Starforce gettting installed on the sly seperately from the game at the time of first run. No EULA, no option to skip, a forced, automatic install.

To check if you have Starforce infecting your system already or after a game/demo install. Go to Device Manager, and hit the "View" button.
Then check "Show Hidden Devices".
Expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" section.
There you'll see 2 - 4 Starforce "drivers" (read: IDE driver hijackers)

Now, if you want to have some fun....try to uninstall them there...Reboot...Oh look! They reinstall themselves....like a virus.

Parts
03-03-05, 02:42 PM
Ahh cool, I checked and got no Starforce listed there. Thanks for the infos

Parts
03-03-05, 03:05 PM
Oh heh, just read this, youre gonna love it.

Ubisoft announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MC2-Microids' (Microids Canada) Canadian development operations and integrate them into its Montreal studio. This, according to Ubisoft, is part of the game publisher's plans to double its workforce by 2010.

Following this agreement, Microids Canada's fifty employees will be integrated into Ubisoft's Montreal studio operations. This agreement does not cover any of MC2-Microids' intellectual property or projects currently under development.

The acquired game developer is renowned in the gaming community due to its portfolio of impressive adventure game titles, including Still Life, Memorick's Adventures and Syberia II.

-=DVS=-
03-03-05, 11:10 PM
StarForce is crap , not gonna get my money :thumbdwn:

MikeC
03-04-05, 04:33 AM
StarForce Drivers Removal Tool

http://www.onlinesecurity-on.com/protect.phtml?c=55