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SH64
07-06-06, 11:47 AM
Way to go JoWooD!!

In a move that surely will please a lot of gamers, JoWooD's community manager Johann Ertl announced that Piranha Bytes' RPG Gothic 3 will not feature the oft criticized Starforce copy protection, but instead have a more user-friendly, though not yet specified, protection scheme.

http://worthplaying.com/print.php?sid=35294
http://forum.jowood.de/showpost.php?p=1736910&postcount=29

Superfly
07-06-06, 12:00 PM
gj

Zelda_fan
07-06-06, 12:08 PM
I sort of feel bad for SF. They are going to go out of business.

Superfly
07-06-06, 12:09 PM
I sort of feel bad for SF. They are going to go out of business.

good

SH64
07-06-06, 12:12 PM
I sort of feel bad for SF. They are going to go out of business.
Amen to that.

stncttr908
07-06-06, 12:43 PM
Good to see that many publishers, even in Europe, are dropping Starforce.

nekrosoft13
07-06-06, 03:12 PM
it would be nice for publishers to release patches to remove starforce from current titles

Stoneyguy
07-06-06, 05:05 PM
it would be nice for publishers to release patches to remove starforce from current titles

I agree, it would be nice to play the Space Rangers 2 game I bought. Once I installed it and found it had Starforce, I uninstalled it and then got rid of the Starforce. Shame because I hear it's a really fun game. Wish it was mandatory to put what kind of protection is used on the box.

stncttr908
07-06-06, 05:14 PM
I agree, it would be nice to play the Space Rangers 2 game I bought. Once I installed it and found it had Starforce, I uninstalled it and then got rid of the Starforce. Shame because I hear it's a really fun game. Wish it was mandatory to put what kind of protection is used on the box.
There are pretty good databases of protection systems on the web. The Daemon Tools website has a pretty comprehensive one.

a12ctic
07-06-06, 05:42 PM
off topic: whens gothic 3 coming out?

agentkay
07-06-06, 05:58 PM
off topic: whens gothic 3 coming out?

September 2006.

ArrowMk84
07-06-06, 07:00 PM
Wouldn't Vista's anti-rootkit technology put Starfarce out of business anyway?

|MaguS|
07-06-06, 07:05 PM
Wouldn't Vista's anti-rootkit technology put Starfarce out of business anyway?

No one knows the situation with Vista and Starforce, for all we know MS might sign Starforce drivers to make them compatible with Vista...

leafo
07-06-06, 09:55 PM
wooo, this is good news

CaptNKILL
07-06-06, 10:28 PM
Good to hear :)

gstanford
07-07-06, 01:01 AM
I sort of feel bad for SF. They are going to go out of business.

What's there to feel bad about? There are other equally good protection schemes out there without all the problems and attitude starforce brought with it.

Now if only all the publishers that ever used starforce would patch it out of their products that would be great.

Phyxion
07-07-06, 01:04 AM
I sort of feel bad for SF. They are going to go out of business.
I hope they go, my FlatOut2 disc just ruined my drive:thumbdwn:

saturnotaku
07-07-06, 05:10 AM
That companies are purposefully announcing their games will not contain SF is bad news for the creators. All we need now is for some publisher to really lay into them and say that this protection system is basically a root kit.

Superfly
07-07-06, 05:25 AM
Im all for copy protection, Just not this c**p.

Lfctony
07-07-06, 06:34 AM
:thumbsup:

msxyz
07-07-06, 06:49 AM
Some weeks ago, members of Jowood community decided to start a petition not only against Starforce but also against any other "Unacceptable Copy Protection Techniques" in Gothic 3.

About 7000 people signed it so far, here is the english version:

http://mondgesaenge.de/PETITION/EN/

stncttr908
07-07-06, 07:48 AM
I hope they go, my FlatOut2 disc just ruined my drive:thumbdwn:
That's karma catching up for you since we can't get it here in the states until August. :D

lumpyhed
07-07-06, 01:05 PM
this one goes back on my preorder list :up:

zodiaK
07-08-06, 01:17 PM
I'll be able to buy it then!

Becoming
07-09-06, 12:13 AM
Sweet, I can actually go pre-order it now that the threat of evil has been removed.