|QUOTE (bp2018 @ Dec 1 2008, 05:22)|
Requires disc in drive to play
Securom runs 24/7
Used to require a validation every 10 days
Does NOT require the disc in the drive
Securom only runs while game is running
Single activation only, can be done from any pc with internet connection
(mind you the no dvd needed is based off of the "disc will be required until street date" part of the securom faq)
Rockstar care about the community, redesigned the game for the pc, increasing graphics, AI and god knows what else, then proceeded to purchase a copy protection system which they then nerf to the point where it virtually isn't even doing anything just so pc gamers would be happy and yet most of you sit here whining about it still.
EA dont give a dam about the community and create a copy protection system so intense you may aswell hack the FBI database as it would give you better enjoyment and less hassle.
Those who are complaining, grow up, stop complaining that it "uses a copy protection system I wont touch that!" and try reading what the system involves, A SINGLE activation and THATS ALL.
Sorry but im sick of people putting down games because of securom without looking further than the name, this version of securom is nothing more than a tool to stop people getting the game before release date, and then verifying they did indeed purchase it, its not going to blow up your computer for a single ID check. I dont see you complaining about ID checks at clubs or pubs, its just common sense, I apologise if I offended anyone but sheesh, get over this "securom automatically makes a bad game" bs.
I agree that Rockstar are much, much
better than EA will ever be, but the fact still remains that SecuROM secretly installs
to your PC and is almost completely unremovable. SecuROM is malware, pure and simple. It phones home, hinders performance, disables hardware, software and doesn't even work properly (not just in terms of protection, but in terms of the malice it is programmed to execute - which is flawed). It even attempted to prevent me from making a simple legitimate data backup on disc, let alone everything else. At the very least, copy protection should stay on the disc. That's the whole point of it in the first place. Controlling my computer is not part of the deal.
that, unlike EA, Rockstar only chose to use SecuROM because it's "stronger" than other copy-protection systems. I've just been through the SecuROM crap so much, that I want nothing to do with it anymore. No matter who uses it, and in whatever form. If that means not purchasing every new PC game under the sun, then that's exactly the course of action I'll take. I'll stick around for the inevitable mass of "Game and PC gone batsh*t (due to SecuROM)" posts that will show up eventually. Every other Take 2 game with SecuROM included has had this happen.
I am not so much against DRM as I am against this particular
form of DRM. The sooner SecuROM's true nature is exposed in the lawsuit, the better. Then PC gaming can get back to how things used to be. Sony tried this heinous trick a few years ago with XCP and were caught. They will
be caught again.