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Offline Chandler

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Game copy protection...
« on: Apr 30, 2008, 11:46 AM »
« Last Edit: May 02, 2008, 11:35 AM by Chandler »

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Re: Game copy protection...
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 02:06 PM »
It's hard to argue with you, since I pretty much agree. I can't understand why software companies are so determined to punish their customer base for having the audacity to purchase their product.

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Re: Game copy protection...
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 01:36 AM »
Looks like I can't play Sam & Max Season 1 either since Sony's stupid SecuROM copy protection classifies Process Explorer as some kind of evil piracy tool.  It's so tempting to just boycott buying games altogether in the future.  Maybe once everyone starts to download rather than pay for the software these companies will see the error of their ways.

I for one will be boycotting any game protected with SecuROM.  SafeDisc is a fair copy protection scheme.  I'm not saying I support it, but at least it's not intrusive.  These companies just don't get it do they?  They wonder why sales are down.  They'll put it down to the "global economic crisis" but come on, if you buy a car would you accept unfair restrictions such as "you can only drive this car as long as you're not wearing white running shoes?"

Edit: I discovered that an updated version of Process Explorer works around SecuROM's buggy copy protection, and I have to say that Sam & Max is one of the best games I've played since Grim Fandango.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 03:43 AM by Chandler »