[NFG] b00 Jan 15, 2013 @ 8:52pm
DO NOT BUY!!! 3rd Party DRM!!!
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hiPeanut Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:02pm 
You could at least go into detail before just saying do not buy?
Beargod Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
b00, is there an adult we can talk to?
daddy32 Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:06am 
Here.
It is listed on a product page (edit: was probably added in the meantime):
"3rd-party DRM: ACTControl
10 machine activation limit"
10 may look like enough, but you need to realize that part of the money you pay for the game goes towards implementing mechanisms against you.
Last edited by daddy32; Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:09am
Fissionary Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:19am 
Here's what is says on the ACTControl site (actcontrol.net):

Act Control was design to be the least intrusive copy protection on the market. Act Control is an activation system. It does NOT install any driver (actually it does NOT install anything at all on your PC). Act Control does not “phone home” randomly and without your consent.

It only contacts the activation server ONCE:
1. When you first launch the program to activate it.
2. When you CHOOSE to manually deactivate it

The only thing sent TO the server is :
1. Your hardware code
2. Your serial number

Then only thing sent FROM the server is :
1. your activation code which is written to the registry just like any product with a serial number does.

Generally it’s stored HKEY CURRENT USER\SOFTWARE\[PUBLISHER NAME]\[PRODUCT NAME]

Feel free to check yourself, we have nothing to hide!

So it looks pretty tame (even more so than Steam). Plus you can de-activate a machine whenever. (Unless you usually play on 10 machines at the same time eh?)
CHROMEFLAMIN Jan 16, 2013 @ 7:28am 
Yeah I wouldnt buy nor trust anything from the people who made StarForce. And for what it's worth, I am getting real sick n tired of steam peddling games such as this for weeks on end without one word about it on the steam page. Fed up with it.
Last edited by CHROMEFLAMIN; Jan 16, 2013 @ 7:31am
Nalidus Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:44am 
Thanks OP for informing me of this. Another game I can mark off my list of potential buys due to number of activation limits.
NetQvist Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:14am 
The OP was a crappy post but ye not buying this unless the price is less than a lunch now
Scavenger Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
yup, OP sucked but Zorp and CHROMEFLAMIN summed it up pretty well. thx guys!
Gameplay Crush Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:17am 
Originally posted by daddy32:
10 may look like enough
yah just trying to get this garbage to run put me on 10 activations.
no revoke tool available whatsoever
Last edited by Gameplay Crush; Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:17am
Gameplay Crush Jan 26, 2013 @ 3:21am 
Originally posted by Fissionary:
So it looks pretty tame (even more so than Steam). Plus you can de-activate a machine whenever. (Unless you usually play on 10 machines at the same time eh?)
no that depends on wether the individual game devs give you the option to de-activate, with this game you can not.
uBinKIAd Feb 14, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
The funny thing about all this, it took the cracking teams 12 days to post a fully cracked copy of this on line. And for what, to ♥♥♥♥ off a few customers, cause many more to change their minds about purchasing this game in the first place, caused the profit to decrase 'cus of forking out for the 3rd party drm. That Doesn't Even Stop Piracy.
GiantPotato Feb 27, 2013 @ 6:17am 
Originally posted by GameplayCrush:
Originally posted by Fissionary:
So it looks pretty tame (even more so than Steam). Plus you can de-activate a machine whenever. (Unless you usually play on 10 machines at the same time eh?)
no that depends on wether the individual game devs give you the option to de-activate, with this game you can not.

Good catch. Defeinitely can't buy it in that state, here's hoping the publisher gets a clue at some point.
Don Jon May 4, 2013 @ 10:21am 
wow guess my buddies and i wont be buying this afterall.
Aqua Snake May 4, 2013 @ 11:16am 
I already stated that I wasn't going to buy this last year (Was willing to buy this a full price when it launched).


The price is currently at a point where I'm willing to experiment with this particular DRM (Can't think of any games in my library that uses this or don't realize).

If I do expereince any problems with activation limits in the future, I'll be sure to post about it.
Last edited by Aqua Snake; May 4, 2013 @ 11:17am
Shyy May 4, 2013 @ 11:58am 
Grow up and get with the times. Anyone crying about DRM's needs to get over their little pity-party because they aren't entitled to anything.
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