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Old 03-04-10, 08:57 AM   #25
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I am using a wireless adapter and could probably eliminate a lot of the connectivity issues, if I had a wired connection, but it's just not practical given my home layout. That's why I'm using wireless in the first place.

I don't even think it's the download part of it that's really the issue, but more of the upload. This DRM appears to be constantly uploading game data back to the servers.
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You can easily check that with something like this:

http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/

Just make sure all your other inet activity is disabled.
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Old 03-04-10, 09:00 AM   #26
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Thanks for posting your experiences. I'm dying to play SH5, but I won't pirate it just to take it for a test drive without the DRM. Hopefully my patience for letting the bugs (both with the DRM scheme and the game itself...after all, this is a Silent Hunter game) will result in a Steam sale.
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Old 03-04-10, 09:23 AM   #27
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UBISOFT DRM has already been cracked. What a waste of money and resources. We could've bought the game for $50 or less if they didn't try to institute that whacked out DRM. Again, PC gamers lose.

http://www.infoaddict.com/ubisofts-n...under-25-hours

Here's a thought, hire some of the crackers to design you a DRM scheme that works. Plus if they were on their payroll I doubt they'd be cracking and releasing their own DRM. LOL obviously the crackers are much smarter than the DRM developers.
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Old 03-04-10, 09:25 AM   #28
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Hehe Reports are that the "Cracked" game is experiencing issues much like Mass Effect originally where the game starts having errors and bugs start happening.

Ubisoft is claiming that why the cracked version gets around the need to be online it does not provide a fully playable game and key aspects of the game are missing.

hmmm probably has some secret calls and triggers later in the game to trick the crackers.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...VG-General-RSS

I mean it would be stupid if all their DRM is a login system and actually doesn't transfer any data.
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Old 03-04-10, 10:53 AM   #29
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We posted at the same time there Magus...

Deleted mine. I would bet you can't save in AC2, in addition to bugs, errors and missing sections.
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Old 03-04-10, 11:04 AM   #30
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There actually is a solution to online piracy that can't be thwarted, except of stealing someone's accout.....

It's called Onlive. www.onlive.com

My friend was a beta tester and I checked it out. Played Mass Effect 1 and Bound in Blood. It worked very well, but granted the graphics were tuned down. But if the future of gaming is going to require us to be online to play, then I'd rather it be something like this where I can play just using my browser and not need to buy a stupid console or even high end hardware.
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There actually is a solution to online piracy that can't be thwarted, except of stealing someone's accout.....

It's called Onlive. www.onlive.com

My friend was a beta tester and I checked it out. Played Mass Effect 1 and Bound in Blood. It worked very well, but granted the graphics were tuned down. But if the future of gaming is going to require us to be online to play, then I'd rather it be something like this where I can play just using my browser and not need to buy a stupid console or even high end hardware.
onlive will never take off due to latency. It might work for most slower titles but any that require smooth mouse controls and quick reaction time are going to be bad on the service. If anything it will work for the casual audience and might be what the PC needs to bring a new generation of gamers to it.
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Latency is the main reason the public will dislike it.

Low graphics, no tweaks, closed system and no ownership what-so-ever are the reasons I dislike it. As well as latency, of course.

Still, if they get latency down to "good enough" levels then I bet it catches on, be it 10 years or more from now. Eventually, as in Star Trek like future days, everything will be streamed and no media will be owned ever, that is just a plain and simple fact. It's the journey there that is like a rollercoaster.
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onlive will never take off due to latency. It might work for most slower titles but any that require smooth mouse controls and quick reaction time are going to be bad on the service. If anything it will work for the casual audience and might be what the PC needs to bring a new generation of gamers to it.
Legit reviews already looked at it and posted a review. Not for me. If you dont have a console or high end PC, its better than nothing. Then again if you dont already have a decent PC or console you aren't really a gamer.. so...
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I love how the mood of the PC gaming forums today is "YAY it's cracked woo hoo!"

If true, all that means is:

1) Less PC interest from Ubisoft and most likely other big publishers
2) More strict DRM ideas.

What the hell is there to celebrate about that? The idea that the defeat of this DRM will result in DRM-free gaming is just ridiculous. Get over that: IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
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Old 03-04-10, 12:36 PM   #35
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just buy it and crack. OR dont get it at all
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Old 03-04-10, 12:59 PM   #36
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I'd rather buy it, and take a big, steamy poo on it. DRM gets on my nerves. I'm not saying I support piracy, but I also don't support anything that comes with a game that can be a pain in the ass.

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