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(Torrent Freak)   Makers of Denuvo DRM decide that every platform should have the same experience as Alder Lake PC owners   (torrentfreak.com) divider line
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1032 clicks; posted to STEM » on 09 Nov 2021 at 3:03 PM (32 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-09 3:05:09 PM  
5 votes:
I remember back when GOG didn't do DRM... and actually did refunds.  Now you have to run everything through Galaxy.  They're no different than Steam, now.
 
2021-11-09 3:30:11 PM  
2 votes:

Psychopusher: NephilimNexus: I remember back when GOG didn't do DRM... and actually did refunds.  Now you have to run everything through Galaxy.  They're no different than Steam, now.

Galaxy isn't DRM.  It's only used for online features, not phoning home to check copy protection.


And, you can make a shortcut to the game executable and launch it without even launching Galaxy, unlike Steam. I have Galaxy, and only use it keeping Gog games up to date.
 
2021-11-09 11:48:27 AM  
1 vote:
This is just one of the many reasons I get my games on GOG if at all possible.  DRM sucks, it doesn't work, and it has never worked for its intended purpose.  Pirates gonna pirate, buyers gonna buy.  As it was, so it shall ever be.  Stop punishing those of us who pay for our games.
 
2021-11-09 3:09:47 PM  
1 vote:

NephilimNexus: I remember back when GOG didn't do DRM... and actually did refunds.  Now you have to run everything through Galaxy.  They're no different than Steam, now.


Galaxy isn't DRM.  It's only used for online features, not phoning home to check copy protection.
 
Juc [TotalFark]
2021-11-09 3:42:07 PM  
1 vote:
Heh, "protected" software. protected like the mob protects businesses.
 
2021-11-09 4:07:37 PM  
1 vote:

Juc: Heh, "protected" software. protected like the mob protects businesses.


Naw. The mob actually doesn't jerk you around like this. Terms and expectations are laid out and adhered to. The OG Sicilian godfather types basically just guarantee safety and the proper execution of deals between others, guaranteeing that each side follows up. The American version does a lot more but basically if you aren't involved in their internal politics they don't fark with you because they depend on trust to conduct business.

Now, they may thrust those terms and expectations upon you without your consent, but that's why they are bad.
 
2021-11-09 5:10:36 PM  
1 vote:
This is why, when the game isn't forced to be online, I buy a game, then download a pirate copy to play. I've paid for the right to have a copy of the game, I didn't pay that money for time-limited access. They agreed too.

You see, I have my own terms and conditions, available on request, that state that if you sell me a product I am allowed use of said product in perpetuity, in all regions, and this use is transferrable. I can't copy it, of course, but I can transfer ownership to a third party at my discretion. I wouldn't download a car (well, actually I would if it was open source), but if you sell me one, I own it forever, you don't have the right to stop it working whenever you like, and I can sell it to someone else.

Accepting my money is acceptance of these terms. Similar to the way that just allowing a website to be downloaded to your browser is acceptance of theirs sometimes.
 
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