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Old 09-17-08, 06:12 PM   #13
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In steam all I did was download, update DX and then I went ingame. I did not have to register/activate anything..
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Old 09-17-08, 06:20 PM   #14
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Looks like it does have securom on the steam version, I wrote them and I got the following response:
it has to have, most demos have it as well if full product is protected
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Old 09-17-08, 09:48 PM   #15
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Sorry I should have stated more clearly, that I asked specifically about the limited activations and that was the reply. So there most likely is no difference between retail and the steam version other than the convenience of downloading it vs drive to the store and picking up a box.
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Old 09-18-08, 03:07 AM   #16
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In steam all I did was download, update DX and then I went ingame. I did not have to register/activate anything..
this is correct, the steam version runs perfectly fine, all it did was use securom to check the release date and that was it. and the DRM is not like SPORE or bioshock, you can install it as many times as you want, and crytek will soon release an official statement about its DRM
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Old 09-18-08, 05:24 AM   #17
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Just saw the game today at the game store opposite where i live. Looks like singapore got it about a day or two earlier. I ALMOST wanted to buy it, but then i remembered about this crap... =\

I keep reading different stories about how the steam version has the DRM or not. I guess we wont know until the game is released.
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Old 09-18-08, 12:16 PM   #18
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Wait... so if I upgrade my video card I lose one of the installs automatically? What the hell!

I thought that it only used up a install if you uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it again.
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Old 09-18-08, 01:13 PM   #19
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Wait... so if I upgrade my video card I lose one of the installs automatically? What the hell!

I thought that it only used up a install if you uninstalled it and tried to reinstall it again.
Actually no that is perfectly fine as long as you kept windows and your hardware as they were when you installed the game. No one knows for sure what will trigger an activation but it looks like any major hardware change (most likely video card, network card and CPU will trigger it) and/or a reformat of the hard drive (the C: drive for sure since that will wipe windows out along with the registry and possibly your games drive if Securom writes stuff to specific sectors on the HD like some high end apps do).
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Old 09-18-08, 01:42 PM   #20
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this is correct, the steam version runs perfectly fine, all it did was use securom to check the release date and that was it. and the DRM is not like SPORE or bioshock, you can install it as many times as you want, and crytek will soon release an official statement about its DRM
All posts and screenshots on the steam forums point to it using the same activation as retail.

To be honest this has really depressed me re the state of PC gaming. Possibly the only decent PC shooter of the year, and definitely the only good PC exclusive shooter of 2008 and I wont be playing it because its developer is actively doing everything they can to put consumers off it.
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Actually no that is perfectly fine as long as you kept windows and your hardware as they were when you installed the game. No one knows for sure what will trigger an activation but it looks like any major hardware change (most likely video card, network card and CPU will trigger it) and/or a reformat of the hard drive (the C: drive for sure since that will wipe windows out along with the registry and possibly your games drive if Securom writes stuff to specific sectors on the HD like some high end apps do).
Yes, but that's what I'm saying. I've already installed the game and I am planning on upgrading my video card later.
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Old 09-18-08, 07:44 PM   #22
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The Copy Protection FAQ has been released:

http://www.crymod.com/thread.php?thr...1884e8f8e0db60

Really not that bad, plus it got rid of the ****ing pre-retail release pirates, so it was worth it, Crysis should have had this system in the first place.
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The Copy Protection FAQ has been released:

http://www.crymod.com/thread.php?thr...1884e8f8e0db60

Really not that bad, plus it got rid of the ****ing pre-retail release pirates, so it was worth it, Crysis should have had this system in the first place.
Well, not really. By the time the game was released in Europe, it was already cracked... So everybody basically pirated it before it even came out, because EA decided to have different release dates locking Europe out... As I said in another thread, by the time Steam unlocked for me, pirates were already playing the game... People who were willing to buy it just got the pirate version instead...
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Lol a crack is already out i hear so much for the protection
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