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Old 05-09-08, 12:28 PM
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SPORE! EA have ruined another good game

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/spore_drm/

Basically,

It limits you to three installs

It only removes one when you change motherboard/hard drive or install a new OS (some say if you install the same as b4 it wont count but i dunno)

I cant believe this! ARGH

Sign petition please

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Old 05-09-08, 12:29 PM
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you what? what a stupid idea
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Old 05-09-08, 12:36 PM
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Well there is a lot of confusion as to what will use an install...but the general idea is - 3 seperate pcs will count, each time you change mobo and each time you change OS (to a different one)

There could be other ways but i think it closely follows Vista/Xp's criteria for requiring activation. Apparently you can ring up EA and plead for more activation (broken motherboard etc.)

To me its gone too far...i mean iv already got a serial - why do this?

To top it off, there is already a pirated version out that requires no activation
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Old 05-09-08, 12:44 PM
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Awesome.

How about limiting the amount of times you can run it?

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EA - 'In an effort to minimise piracy we have limited the number of times the .exe can be run to... twice. We feel this represents the stereotypical uasage of heavy gamers. Any change to hardware will result in the game self destructing as this kind of behaviour is a classic pirate tactic. Continue buying as normal. There is nothing to worry about. We love you(r money)'
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Old 05-09-08, 12:45 PM
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Does anybody know what the rules are regarding owning a license for a piece of software but using the 'cracked' version? This seems like a prime candidate for "buy the game but download the crack".

Utterly stupid EA!
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Old 05-09-08, 12:50 PM
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Or maybe they could do a deal with hardware manufactures and cause your PC to melt everytime you start to have fun.

EDIT: Jim i'll ask my mate, he's just finished his dissertation on game ethics and stuff. He should know.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:52 PM
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Is there anyway we could possibly use Overclock3d's power and basically declare war on EA?

This could be in the form of a petition against this DRM crap (FO SECUROM) as it is basically penalising PC gamers and almost inviting me to use a cracked version

Or send those nukes you had stored in the basement for a rainy day. I actually prefer MS to EA now...
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Old 05-09-08, 01:08 PM
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Does anybody know what the rules are regarding owning a license for a piece of software but using the 'cracked' version? This seems like a prime candidate for "buy the game but download the crack".

Utterly stupid EA!
That`d be my advice tbh. I have nothing against using these things when u own the original.
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Old 05-09-08, 01:50 PM
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Old 05-09-08, 03:58 PM
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They deserve to have it pirated left right and center that's the stupidest most short sighted thing i've ever heard.
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