Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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bb10 Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:35pm
[False alarm] Suddenly... Securom DRM listed in requirements! WTF Rockstar?
"Other Requirements: Software installations required including DirectX and Sony DADC SecuROM"

Downloading now to see if it was added or not...
Last edited by bb10; Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:38pm
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Unknown Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:53pm 
report back, i would like to know.
Last edited by Unknown; Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:57pm
bb10 Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:57pm 
Yes, that's correct. Under "Minimum:".
Space Jaws Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:57pm 
Uh actually does say securom on store page...?
ScootInBoots Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:58pm 
Blech. I'm sick of DRM but it's not going to do much against piracy and is just another example of PC users getting the short end of the stick. If someone is going to purchase the game they'll purchase, if not they won't and DRM isn't going to make freeloading pirates suddenly purchase the game. They'll wait months or even years for a crack so they don't have to buy the game.

DRM and more especially DRM on top of DRM is just an annoying headache for legitimate users more so when dealing with the likes of activation limits, Uplay and Origin on top of Steam.

So Securom wasn't present in the original Steam release? Odd as that seems to be the norm for big publishers releasing their games on Steam.
bb10 Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:01pm 
Originally posted by Xtreme2damax:
So Securom wasn't present in the original Steam release?
No.
Unknown Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:06pm 
Originally posted by bb10:
Originally posted by Xtreme2damax:
So Securom wasn't present in the original Steam release?
No.
did you check if it was indeed in? i can check but not sure where to look.
Space Jaws Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:11pm 
According to this http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto:_San_Andreas the retail version had SecuROM. Not the steam version.
Unknown Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:18pm 
I checked the registry and no signs of securom so maybe it was a mistake.
Ash735 Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:22pm 
The latest EXE provided by the patch is actually DRM free according to what Silent told me. So it is a rather curious case of Rockstar doing things backwards, it DID used to have SecuROM, and wasn't mentioned on the page, and now it DOESN'T, but it is now listed on the page?? Just another shining example of Rockstar's care for their older games ;)
bb10 Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:22pm 
I checked, it indeed seems to be a mistake. Can't find any trace of Securom:
Scanning -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas\gta-sa.exe File Type : 32-Bit Exe (Subsystem : Win GUI / 2), Size : 5971456 (05B1E00h) Byte(s) Compilation TimeStamp : 0x543D9C6D -> Tue 14th Oct 2014 21:58:05 (GMT) [File Heuristics] -> Flag #1 : 00000100000001001101000000000000 (0x0404D000) [Entrypoint Section Entropy] : 6.73 (section #0) ".text " | Size : 0x49D135 (4837685) byte(s) [DllCharacteristics] -> Flag : (0x8140) -> ASLR | DEP | TSA [SectionCount] 8 (0x8) | ImageSize 0x985000 (9981952) byte(s) [Debug Info] (record 1 of 1) (file offset 0x49E710) Characteristics : 0x0 | TimeDateStamp : 0x543D9C6D | MajorVer : 0 / MinorVer : 0 -> (0.0) Type : 2 (0x2) -> CodeView | Size : 0x40 (64) AddressOfRawData : 0x4E3FA8 | PointerToRawData : 0x4E1BA8 CvSig : 0x53445352 | SigGuid 0B7105EF-DB69-4E82-B7F7BEB2820AACA1 Age : 0x2 | Pdb : F:\GTASA_PC\sa\sa_pc\sa_PC_fin_d3d9.pdb [!] DONGLE - HASP Hardware Lock references detected ! [CompilerDetect] -> Visual C++ 10.0 (Visual Studio 2010) - Scan Took : 1.719 Second(s) [000000501h (1281) tick(s)] [497 of 569 scan(s) done]
Unknown Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:27pm 
thank god.
박니키 Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:28pm 
Strange though if sites claim that San Andreas has Securom when the retail or any other version doesn't require a CD-Key or Online Authentication.
bb10 Nov 7, 2014 @ 8:42pm 
Just checked the internet archive. It seems the line was added to the system requirements somewhere in 2013. It wasn't there on Jan 5th 2013, but on Dec 30th 2013 it was there.
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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2014 @ 7:35pm
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