How I loathe thee Securom

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How I loathe thee Securom

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This is goin to be a short little rant.

Securom you suck! You suck so much, you should get into the vacuum machine business. You suck so hard you might think of renaming your businness to black hole. Please feel free to divide by 0 and suck your own hairy sack.

The reason for this?

Usually I don't have much money which means I don't buy much games. So today walk around in the mall and spot Dirt3 sitting on the shelf looking all pretty, I've been eyeing it for a while, even contemplating downloading a pirated version. So I finally fork over my hard earned cash to get my grubby mits on it, install the game, set the trusty DFP Pro up, click the icon.................... FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Securom does it's best Gandalf impersionation. FU mister thou shalt not pass.

You know what I'm not even going to try and troubleshoot the problem. What I should have done is download the bloody pirated version. What I'm going to do now is download the crack. I'm even thinking about returning the game to the shop and play the cracked game. Just to spite Codemasters, why should they have my money if I cant play the game legitimately?

So FU Secufail and FU Codemasters. The next Codemasters product I play will be pirated.
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cool story bro
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//waaay off topic but i'm sorry.... the first time i read the heading i read "How I loathe thee Scrotum"....
//and thinking WTF!...

but i had a similar problem with a game i bought about 2 months ago... luckily it wasn't that much of a financial loss...
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jamin_za wrote:cool story bro
Indeed. Please proceed to describe in detail with links and screenshots how you went about cracking the game. Then we can all smile and be friends. A stirring rendition of Kumbaya might even be in the offing. But only if you hold hands with Bladerunner.
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@Stuart: Don't use my name in vain. ;)

Hman, in all likelihood you'll be presented with a warning or banning for speaking the truth about the greedy monster that is the gaming industry. I, personally, do not care if they close up shop tomorrow.

If another company/industry charged such ridiculous amounts for a product not nearly worth it, I would not give them my business either.

Only a fool would support these companies who show no respect for legitimate buyers and treat them like criminals.
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Shouldnt this go into the DRM rant section? But what about windows live? How did you get past that obstical?
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Just a friendly warning folks: watch the piracy promotion please.
StarBound wrote:Shouldnt this go into the DRM rant section?
I moved it there this morning... :P
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I totally agree with Hman's hatred for sercufail and codemasters(or codemorons as I like to call them) I wont ever buy a game form them ever again, I might not ever buy an original game again come to think of it. I really wish all this DRM bs would stop

I just hope the Battlefield 3 that I have pre ordered wont give me DRM bs.
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Battlefield 3 might use origin? If it has to have drm I would prefer it using steamworks. That way its still only 1 account to play.

The gaming industry has taken a really ugly greed approach. Maybe its because current developers lack that special something to make good games that they need to restrict as much word of mouth as possible. But again look at Dragon Age 2 and Witcher 2. The bigger developer released a infinitely inferior game than the smaller one that even charged less with a smaller audience at that.

Steam use to be my bane with the game activation needing anything more than 1mb.
GFWL is on my rage list with the game refusing to exit if you don't have an ONLINE account.
securom for being invasive and not prompting for a key when your busy loading a part of a game that requires activation.

I suppose if they don't make it hard for pc gamers we might never switch to console restrictions anyway.
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StarBound wrote:But what about windows live? How did you get past that obstical?
I ran into that little gem not soon after I evaded Secucrap. The game plainly refuses to save to an offline profile, unlike F1 2010 which didn't have that problem. Then trying to get it to work on-line it decided to kill my offline profile.

This means F1 2010, Dirt2, GTA4, and some other games have now lost all my progress. :evil:

Good going MS, Codmaster and Securom, I hate all of you.
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^^ you are not the only one who hates them.
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I think there is a thread on the steam forums with the GFWL hate.
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That is a bit ironic. Steam(which is really painful) has a place where you can complain about DRM :lol:
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Steam is actually how it should be done. Game is simply tied to your account so you need the online connection to log in, but that's pretty much the only restriction - you're free to move your games around to another machine if need be, and so forth. If you lose your games for whatever reason (in my case, hard drive failure - damn you Seagate and your 7200.11 issues!), you just download them again.

The only real criticisms of Steam that I hear these days is the automatic updating - which is significant here due to our higher than average bandwidth restrictions. However, with higher bandwidth limits these days, this is less of an issue than it was.

Putting other sorts of DRM on a Steam game (such as Games for Windows Live) however, is just plain stupidity on the part of the publisher.
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Ron2K wrote:..just plain stupidity on the part of the publisher.
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Steam I don't have much of a problem usually as I use it in offline mode most of the time. If I need huge updates I dl it at work and copy the updated folder back to my pc.

GFWL has not been a problem except for once in a while it does something stupid and breaks my offline profile.

In Dirt3 they changed how it works, and not for the better. I downloaded the update for Dirt3 at work, I'll see if I can use the game properly tonight.
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So, installed the update last night, still Securom denies me joy.

Then I used Netshow's launcher which got me past Securom. Tried signing in to my online GFWL profile, which didn't work. Then I used Skidrow's crack along with the previous one.

Great success! Now I can play the game with a local profile!

I think the game companies should start hiring hackers/reverse engineers to fix their balls-ups.
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Hman wrote:I think the game companies should start hiring hackers/reverse engineers to fix their balls-ups.
Or they could pull a Creative Labs and sue the guys that got the game working like it should and not as it was intended. :lol:
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