GTA IV/EfLC Install limits
Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:47 PM
Thats the main thing I wonder about, since it's not disclosed in their notes
Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:45 PM
At default, it's meant to be something like this:
- 5 securom activations which can be revoked by using the revoke license tool. The counter can also be easily reset, by contacting securom with proof of purchase
- 10 GFWL activations which are required for online play only, you can still play the game in single player, via the offline GFWL account or by means of xliveless. These activations can not be revoked and it's very hard to say what actually triggers a new GFWL activation as some people ran out of GFWL activations by simply reinstalling the game a number of times on exactly the same machine/OS. GFWL activations can be reset by phone, but the procedure (from other people's stories) can be complicated as it's supposedly difficult to hit the right department when contacting the (general) xbox support (yes, gfwl is a mere subdepartment to xbl)
That's about it.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:43 AM
i read somewhere that rockstar lets us install the games 99 times...
Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:51 AM Edited by Slamman, 03 July 2012 - 04:58 AM.
Anywho, the Revocation status got me thinking if it really factors in, some EULAs demand you destroy a copy (of your purchased software if no longer kept) or something crazy like that, although you can sell as long as you transfer everything.
I don't recall who told me, but I think I was reading or hearing that it's between 10 and 15 times you could make possible machine substitutions.
For fun, FYI, I saw that my Games for Windows Live is the old XBL user account I set up originally, if you ever click on those icons, you might know I updated mine, but for the PC GfWL, it's the same old one, and XBL friends show up on it too, which I am happy to see actually, since you can type much easier on a PC, and it seems online play is free, no worry about Gold, I have to say, this is old news for some I suppose, but I'm just getting back into it since the wait for GTA V is extended as you know
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:17 AM
|QUOTE (unc13bud @ Tuesday, Jul 3 2012, 04:43)|
|i read somewhere that rockstar lets us install the games 99 times...|
That's as disinformative as it can get.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:22 PM
well, how's this?
and in case any of you are still afflicted with the ailment that prevented your fingers from using the keyboard to prove me wrong:
[/QUOTE]I have several machines, including a large rig at home, in my office, and a laptop that I take on the road. Can I install the game on all of my machines at once, and if so, how many?
Rockstar: Yes. If you have the retail disc version you will just need to take the disc with you and you can play on an unlimited number of machines. For the digital download versions, each digital download vendor has its own policy on the number of installations that are allowed. Check the vendor's policy before you purchase.[QUOTE]
Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:54 PM
|How many times can I INSTALL and uninstall GTA IV using the retail disc I purchased?|
Yes, you can *instal* the game as many time as you want, which is quite true according to the game manual (had that discussion a few times already.) I find many people are confused about terms such as installation, activation, multiple system activation.
There are more threads like these. As you can see, my fingers are quite operational.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:46 AM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 05:12 AM Edited by mkey82, 04 July 2012 - 05:14 AM.
Q: "On how many machines can I *use* GTAIV?"
A: "You can *install* it on as many PCs as you want."
Q: "Does that mean it's enough to have one product key which which as many people I want can play, even on-line?"
A: "... yes, BUT you need the original DVD to play!"
Q: "So, I can buy one game copy, get the no-disk-check launcher from Securom themselves, package it with my game files, the product key and distribute to as many "friends" as I want?"
Makes absolutely no freaking sense. The guy from R* IGN talked to
a) is an idiot
b) does not work for R*
c) is outright lying
d) any combination or all from the above
Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:24 AM
a) handles only half of the activation process
b) does not explain how many (by R*'s account an infinite amount) people can play the game concurrently, using the same source
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