Colonel Crow May 5 @ 7:17am
Do not buy - DRM'd to death
To play this game durning installation you have to install a Uplay program. This software is from Ubisoft to you to make sure you arent pirating your game. In short it is compelty unnecarrry. You wouldnt be able to download the game from steam without a valid CD key, this software is only active after that period. Thus there is very little this software does to actively decrease users pirating the game. On top of that you need the software active to be able to save etc and the game is unplayable without Uplay.
This sort of thing should be banned on steam in my personal opinion.
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Scimitar101 May 6 @ 5:14am 
I dont mind it personally.
Computer has no problem handling two DRMs at once.
And Uplay download & update takes less than 10 seconds.

And not to forget, FC3:BD is certainly worth of the pain?
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ESD|King of Kings May 6 @ 6:38pm 
Just get it directly from ubistore. then you wont have to launch steam...
I like Uplay.
xen_tech May 13 @ 10:57am 
So what is people issue with Uplay other then it being there its no GFWL or origin and never gave me any issues so I'm actually curious as to why it gets so much ire besides haveing to login to something else along side steam.
ESD|King of Kings May 13 @ 4:38pm 
Originally posted by xen_tech:
So what is people issue with Uplay other then it being there its no GFWL or origin and never gave me any issues so I'm actually curious as to why it gets so much ire besides haveing to login to something else along side steam.

I think most of the crying is because they read in some pirate thread that it was bad... and most of the arguments i hear about uplay are like 6 year old issues.

tbh. Uplay is a lot more stable than steam. I barely notice it, yes i know, i have to press play twice.... Oh noes...

Edit : i almost fel off my chair laughing, i just noticed that OP has 756 hrs on record in LoL, wich do have its own drm too, and much worse than Uplay... I really hope he is trolling.
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xen_tech May 13 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by ESD|King of Kings:
Originally posted by xen_tech:
So what is people issue with Uplay other then it being there its no GFWL or origin and never gave me any issues so I'm actually curious as to why it gets so much ire besides haveing to login to something else along side steam.

I think most of the crying is because they read in some pirate thread that it was bad... and most of the arguments i hear about uplay are like 6 year old issues.

tbh. Uplay is a lot more stable than steam. I barely notice it, yes i know, i have to press play twice.... Oh noes...

Edit : i almost fel off my chair laughing, i just noticed that OP has 756 hrs on record in LoL, wich do have its own drm too, and much worse than Uplay... I really hope he is trolling.
Yeah I kinda thought people were blowing it way out of Preportions
lowen.sodium May 19 @ 5:34am 
Uplay adds nothing over steam and everything it does, steam does better. It is completely unessisary and I am not going to buy any games that use it in the future.

Uplay has had major errors for me in the 3 or 4 hours that I have played Blood Dragon (Steam only shows 43 minutes played, but I think that is because of the Uplay launcher or something).

1: Blood Dragon would not run. The game locked up on start - cause: Uplay overlay was locking up. Disabling this let me play the game

2: Uplay servers were unreachable - Not sure the cause, but I was able to get in after about 30 minutes of trying, then the game had to update. Set to start in off line mode to hopefully avoid this in the future

3: After uninstalling a different game that also used Uplay, Uplay seems to have also been uninstalled and it took my Blood Dragon saves with it causing me to lose my progress. I don't really feel like starting over now, so this game is not going to be played for a while, if ever again.

None of these problems would have happened if Ubisoft had just released the game on Steam with out Uplay. I honestly believe anyone who says that they like Uplay are shills for Ubisoft or trolls.
xen_tech May 19 @ 9:16am 
Originally posted by lowen.sodium:
Uplay adds nothing over steam and everything it does, steam does better. It is completely unessisary and I am not going to buy any games that use it in the future.

Uplay has had major errors for me in the 3 or 4 hours that I have played Blood Dragon (Steam only shows 43 minutes played, but I think that is because of the Uplay launcher or something).

1: Blood Dragon would not run. The game locked up on start - cause: Uplay overlay was locking up. Disabling this let me play the game

2: Uplay servers were unreachable - Not sure the cause, but I was able to get in after about 30 minutes of trying, then the game had to update. Set to start in off line mode to hopefully avoid this in the future

3: After uninstalling a different game that also used Uplay, Uplay seems to have also been uninstalled and it took my Blood Dragon saves with it causing me to lose my progress. I don't really feel like starting over now, so this game is not going to be played for a while, if ever again.

None of these problems would have happened if Ubisoft had just released the game on Steam with out Uplay. I honestly believe anyone who says that they like Uplay are shills for Ubisoft or trolls.
see thats the thing Uplays never given me any trouble and most of those issues you labeled have eiiiiither been fixed or aren't that big a deal again Uplay isn't the greatest thing in the world but it's hell of a lot better then GFWL or origin is.
lowen.sodium May 19 @ 7:07pm 
Originally posted by xen_tech:
see thats the thing Uplays never given me any trouble and most of those issues you labeled have eiiiiither been fixed or aren't that big a deal again Uplay isn't the greatest thing in the world but it's hell of a lot better then GFWL or origin is.

Game not starting because of Uplay overlay bug, Uplay not being able to connect and preventing me from playing a game I paid for, and deleteing all my save games are pretty f-ing big problems. Pirates don't have to deal with these issue, but I, a paying customer, do.

Saying that Uplay is better than GFWL or Origins is like saying being poked in the eye is better than being kicked in the groin.
xen_tech May 19 @ 7:32pm 
Originally posted by lowen.sodium:
Originally posted by xen_tech:
see thats the thing Uplays never given me any trouble and most of those issues you labeled have eiiiiither been fixed or aren't that big a deal again Uplay isn't the greatest thing in the world but it's hell of a lot better then GFWL or origin is.

Game not starting because of Uplay overlay bug, Uplay not being able to connect and preventing me from playing a game I paid for, and deleteing all my save games are pretty f-ing big problems. Pirates don't have to deal with these issue, but I, a paying customer, do.

Saying that Uplay is better than GFWL or Origins is like saying being poked in the eye is better than being kicked in the groin.
like I said till I have an issue I'm not gonna gripe maybe people should suggest telling devs to go the serious sam 3 route and if its pirated there are invincible enemies that can't be killed or other ♥♥♥♥ that stops progression past a 5 minute point.
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legend_forge Jun 4 @ 9:20am 
An extra 5 minutes of install time and 30 seconds on start up. That is so egregous that the game is not worth playing at all?
[RC]***Sgt.D_Nukem*** Jun 8 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by lowen.sodium:
Originally posted by xen_tech:
see thats the thing Uplays never given me any trouble and most of those issues you labeled have eiiiiither been fixed or aren't that big a deal again Uplay isn't the greatest thing in the world but it's hell of a lot better then GFWL or origin is.

Game not starting because of Uplay overlay bug, Uplay not being able to connect and preventing me from playing a game I paid for, and deleteing all my save games are pretty f-ing big problems. Pirates don't have to deal with these issue, but I, a paying customer, do.

Saying that Uplay is better than GFWL or Origins is like saying being poked in the eye is better than being kicked in the groin.


hahahahahahaha
Ponzo-G Jun 19 @ 10:32am 
Just bought.. Uplay
♥♥♥♥ off Uplay. Should of just pirated the game to play without Uplay.
Kraight Jun 19 @ 10:55am 
Why , why Uplay , I dislike Ubi system , unresponsive , cloud savegame failures , and sometimes even login fails.Blood Dragoon at 3 Euro its a great offer , but im tinkhing not buy it.
Ponzo-G Jun 19 @ 10:56am 
I hate Uplay. WHY!!
Redronn Jun 19 @ 10:58am 
Use Enhanced Steam browser extension, it tells you about any additional DRM on the store page.
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