Mdubb187 Feb 23 @ 7:48am
Get the console version
Sneaky Ubisoft requires a Uplay account for multiplayer even on this old game. Took some searching to find that nugget.

Get the PS3 or 360 version to avoid this crap. You can probably get it anywhere this game can still be found for about the same price as the Steam sale.
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Volcanus Feb 23 @ 8:33am 
I agree. ignoring the fact you need a uplay account, this crap if filled with bugs. Ubisoft are lazy b a s t a r d s.
One X Feb 23 @ 11:01am 
You need only account, you don't need actual uplay. What's the problem?
Mdubb187 Feb 23 @ 11:47am 
Because I already had to sign up for an account to buy the game in the first place. What makes Ubisoft so special that they have an added requirement that 99.9% of Steam games do not?

It's a shamelessly blatant bait & switch to get your personal information and track you. It's like using PayPal to buy something, and then having the vendor refuse to give you what you bought unless you share your CC# with them.
Fresh Prince of the Warp Feb 23 @ 12:21pm 
Actually most of Ubisoft's games require a UPlay account, most of the new ones and old ones, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is no exception. Plus I dont even think you need to give your personal information to them, only your email maybe. And honestly UPlay is not that bad, I've yet to have a problem with them and I own a bunch of their titles. Its just another DRM they put on to avoid piracy.
Mdubb187 Feb 23 @ 1:53pm 
Yeah, I know. That's why I am so angry about this. All the other games I pirate with my Steam account work fine. It's only the stolen EA and Ubisoft games that I can't get to work.

Damn those crafty ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s at EA and Ubisoft. I bet no one ever pirates their software. Still, you know the software crackers are working hard to get around that Uplay requirement. They should make us have the game CD in the drive when playing our Steam games. That'll future-proof it, to make sure no one ever uses Steam to pirate their software.
Renkuya Feb 24 @ 7:47am 
You really don't NEED an a Uplay account, it's about the same requirement as on Xbox.. Apparently you can just mash random ♥♥♥♥ into the login window and it works.. I wish people would just stop ♥♥♥♥♥ing about signing into secondary accounts. Pretty much all the F2P games on steam require you have a secondary account, and a good number of Multiplayer games in general have their own sign-in bit. Some people just love to cry..
Mdubb187 Mar 1 @ 10:01pm 
F2P is different. F2P is all about agreeing to tracking, ad spam, microtransactions, and other invasive ways for them to make money while letting you play their game for free. Most F2P games only use Steam so that Valve will handle all their files and transactions. It's easier to use what Valve already has instead of building some huge website and infrastructure for themselves.

Uplay and Origin only exist because those guys saw Steam and wanted to shamelessly copy it. Making Steam users also use their software in conjuction with their own software is nothing more than a shameless attempt to force people to migrate to their own unsuccessful ♥♥♥♥ware copies of Steam.

Multiplayer servers are also different, in that the servers actually offer tangible benefits for the player signing in to it, such as reducing cheating, and ensuring everyone is running the same client.

I can't think of one time where signing in to a secondary website or program during my single-player game helped me, or improved my experience one bit. None the less, these guys expect you to do that, for absolutely no reason. Well, there's obviously a reason if they want you to do it, and since they don't detail what that reason is, it's probably nefarious.

I guess some people just love to be gullible marks.
Baxtab Mar 4 @ 6:40am 
You're complaining about the game, because you have to login to a ubisoft account... to play on ubisoft servers. Seriously, this isn't a big deal. You don't have to give out personal information if you don't want to, and the analogy with a credit card number is absolutely preposterous. Besides, the online isn't even that active anyways, so unless you're playing with friends, you literally have no reason to complain about such a small thing. Also, just an FYI, you better get used to secondary logins, these are very common amongst steamgames. You claim that Ubisoft are the only people, but there are a plethora of games running off of gamespy servers, as well as games for windows live. This is a part of PC gaming, and really, it's no big deal. As for your comment about the whole CD DRM thing, do you not understand the reason behind digital downloads?
LQ-84I Mar 5 @ 5:27pm 
But, then I'd have to play it on a console...
Bruce Wayne Mar 5 @ 7:28pm 
Id say stick to console version because i run alot smoother on console and ive had to fix my controller so it will work with rainbow 6 vegas 2 THREE Times now!
Yeah its a pain in the ♥♥♥ but Im glad it UPLAY saved my gameplay. Just remember your UPLAY account. If you reinstalled Windows or logged into your Steam account from another computer installing a game that uses UPLAY. UPLAY saved where you left off. It saved my Assassins Creed Revelations game that I quit playing and havent beat yet (yes Ubisoft makes that, its weird). Thats the only good thing about this.
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Englishjodes Mar 15 @ 9:26pm 
Console still needs uplay sign in. I used the same 1 i think after playing it on 360 years ago, i picked up R6V2 on sale recently and i just used the same sign in email and password. No biggie.
Aza-Industries Mar 18 @ 6:46am 
On the contrary, I will never buy another ubisoft/ea game, if anything their DRM has made me pirate their games more. Not that I do, all the games they make now are ♥♥♥♥ anyway.

I whish more people would refuse to put up with double DRM ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, if someone want's to use origin or uplay that's fine but if you buy a game on steam it should only use steam DRM.
Mdubb187 Mar 27 @ 6:43pm 
Originally posted by Englishjodes:
Console still needs uplay sign in. I used the same 1 i think after playing it on 360 years ago, i picked up R6V2 on sale recently and i just used the same sign in email and password. No biggie.

Actually, I have the 360 version. I dunno about multiplayer, since I'm always doing local split screen, and LAN, but I have never had to create an Ubi account just to play. Even the DLC is now just patched in through the 360 update process, and last I checked, you can't even access Uplay from the extras menu anymore. You just get a connection error.

Regardless, the console makers might allow a secondary sign-in, but they don't let companies force you to do it, or install secondary DRM at any time. When you consider that the only reason for a company to do this is so that they can get access to you without being subject to Valve, MS or Sony's rules and oversight, that practically screams that something nefarious is behind it. The console makes don't put up with that ♥♥♥♥, and neither should Steam.
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THECRUM Mar 28 @ 5:56pm 
yes it is better on xbox but u can play with a 360 controller on here.
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