Of Orcs And Men

Of Orcs And Men

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Motoki Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:19am
3rd Party DRM has been removed as of 7/2/13
Edit 7/5/13: The third part Act Control DRM with limited activations has now been removed confirmed via a rep from the publisher Focus and a user who was previously locked out but is now able to play.

(Note that the Steam store page has still not been updated to reflect this and I'm not sure when/if it will though I did let the Focus rep know it would be a good idea to do so)

See below for source references


Originally posted by Sirkel@Focus:
Hi everyone,

I'm Sirkel, Community Manager at Focus Home Interactive.

Actually, there's no addition to the game. That's more like a removal : the DRM was removed from the game. :)

And from page 4 of this thread:

Originally posted by GameplayCrush:
I used up all my activations trying to get it to work, after it 1st launched, so i just reinstalled it again, i can play the game now, and the DRM files are also not in the installation folder anymore, so yes can confirm the DRM is gone :-)



Edit: I found out later after asking this question yes this game does include additional 3rd party Act Control DRM with limited activations. Not that this is NOT listed on the game's page.


Hardware-based: StarForce/ACTControl

ACTControl is a fork of StarForce AAA Protection. It is unknown if this is either a genuine fork or a replacement of StarForce. Information

Of Orcs and Men; 10 machine limit

Oh and PS, the publisher says if you don't like DRM go play on a console:

Re: Which DRM for pc version?
by Freki » 17 September 2012, 08:33


It's important for a studio to protect its games that's why Of Orcs and Men will have a DRM protection.

As Of Orcs and Men is a game inviting you to play an orc, it would be great if you can play on console if you don't like DRM version.


What is the DRM on this game? Whenever I see Focus and Cyanide I automatically think of draconian 3rd party DRM forced on their games. In the past their games have had additional DRM that was not listed on the Steam page so I don't think not seeing anything about it there is a clear sign either.

Gamers gate lists Act Control DRM. Is it the same here on Steam and if so what is the limit on the number of installs?
Last edited by Motoki; Jul 5, 2013 @ 5:01am
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DrGoldfire Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:18am 
The Steam version does appear to have the Act Control DRM. It appears to have activated automatically, so I didn't notice it until I went looking for it. I don't see anything to tell me what the activation limit is.
Anterk Nov 22, 2012 @ 3:17pm 
I think the limit is five activations.
El Burrito Nov 23, 2012 @ 3:47am 
Wow that's BS I didn't even know that was happening
theBlackDragon Dec 22, 2012 @ 4:19am 
Heard about this before release. Seems they want to even be sneaky about it which is a total a-hole thing to do. No sale here until this DRM goes.
Last edited by theBlackDragon; Dec 23, 2012 @ 2:13am
Snow Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:57am 
Good thing I saw this thread, no sale.
Last edited by Snow; Dec 23, 2012 @ 4:57am
StinkyDiaper Dec 23, 2012 @ 7:10am 
Thanks for the info
Bob Dec 24, 2012 @ 8:09am 
Wow, what a buzzkill. no sale.
RageOC Dec 24, 2012 @ 10:09am 
Awwww man. This game looks great too. Crappy.
schmidlack Dec 24, 2012 @ 10:23am 
too bad, was about to buy it
BAMF Dec 24, 2012 @ 10:27am 
No sale
[CLF]Biohazard89 Dec 24, 2012 @ 10:33am 
Too bad. This game looked interesting and original for once. But additional DRM is a deal breaker. (same reason I don't buy Ubisoft games anymore)
KaYoUx Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:01am 
I wanted to buy this game for a while. No sale until there's no other DRM than steam. And that will be for all games this company makes. Too bad.
RetroSimon Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:21am 
DRM for a Steam version of the game = NO SALE
Warsow Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:26am 
Was about to buy this game. Time to move on. Thank you, Motoki
Burnt Toast Dec 24, 2012 @ 11:59am 
DRM = no buy from me aswell.oh well it looked fun,shame
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Date Posted: Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:19am
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