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Eocene May 15, 2020 @ 12:37am
Denuvo breaks Linux support
I play the game on Linux. Put in about 80 hours so far.

The latest update stops me from being able to play the game anymore, and I probably won't be able to play it again until, sometime, hopefully, an exec greenlights the removal of this DRM.

Congratulations, Bethesda. Even if you didn't screw up the game at launch for once, you still managed to screw it up post-release.

I uninstalled the game. This is downright shameful.

Edit: I don't even care for Battlemode - I just want to play the single player campaign.
Last edited by Eocene; May 15, 2020 @ 12:44am
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Salamand3r- May 15, 2020 @ 12:38am 
This is a legit problem - and it's going to get buried under the toxic nonsense threads.

Bump.
PhysX May 15, 2020 @ 12:43am 
It broke my game on Windows 7 as well. I was looking forward to playing the campaign all day after work, and I can't even start it now.
Omega May 15, 2020 @ 4:29am 
Linux player here. I requested a refund and hope that Steam support understands the situation Linux gamers have been put in. This isn't something we as a community can fix or work around, this game used to work and it's now bricked.

I am not interested in the multiplayer, I only care about the singleplayer. And this anti-cheat malware is forced upon me even when playing singleplayer making my game unplayable.


You really don't own your software anymore. Proprietary software once again proves to be untrustworthy malware.
Last edited by Omega; May 15, 2020 @ 5:58am
VENDETTA May 15, 2020 @ 5:56am 
Daaaam, this is one of the worst actions in gaming history. An open invitation to crack the ♥♥♥♥ out of id games. Not funny guys, not at all. I payed 60 € just to be cut off in the mars level after 25 hours of gameplay... seriously? Not seeing any cent from me ever again, id
The Large man May 15, 2020 @ 6:11am 
Honestly Denuvo should be blacklisted from steam at this point, all it ever does is cause hassles for people that actually want to play the game, and I'm talking both denuvo anti tamper and anti cheat.
Omega May 15, 2020 @ 6:12am 
Originally posted by Dingus:
Honestly Denuvo should be blacklisted from steam at this point, all it ever does is cause hassles for people that actually want to play the game, and I'm talking both denuvo anti tamper and anti cheat.
Same for third party game launchers.

This stuff is currently a fad, in a couple of years the game industry will jump on to something else and all these games using launchers, online logins and overly agressive DRM and anti cheat will no longer work.
Last edited by Omega; May 15, 2020 @ 6:13am
Skankhunt42 (Banned) May 15, 2020 @ 6:15am 
It is still possible to use a 7/8/8.1 license to activate 10. I know this is a direction Linux 'afficionados' do not want to go, but should be considered. No MS-account required btw.
The Large man May 15, 2020 @ 6:18am 
Among other issues I had with Halo MCC's pc launch it really shouldn't be acceptable to suggest someone switches operating systems for a game that has already been shown to be functional on another.
Omega May 15, 2020 @ 6:19am 
Originally posted by Skankhunt42:
It is still possible to use a 7/8/8.1 license to activate 10. I know this is a direction Linux 'afficionados' do not want to go, but should be considered. No MS-account required btw.
Windows 10 can be used unactivated, no need to activate it. And the latest version of Windows forces you to login using your Microsoft account.

Some users like me rather not run Windows for various reasons. We do not trust proprietary software and disaprove of the invasiveness of the OS. That or we don't want to go through all the hassle of repartitioning our drives and dual booting Windows, and then hope Windows doesn't eat GRUB.
ageres May 15, 2020 @ 6:22am 
Classic Bethesda...
Sylian May 15, 2020 @ 6:28am 
I'll give you guys a bump because this is actually one of the worst things regarding this update.
Skankhunt42 (Banned) May 15, 2020 @ 6:28am 
Originally posted by Dingus:
Among other issues I had with Halo MCC's pc launch it really shouldn't be acceptable to suggest someone switches operating systems for a game that has already been shown to be functional on another.

I have HALO MCC on Gamepass for Windows and it really worked well from the start. One has to keep in mind that Windows, after all these years, still loves system restarts. Especially when it comes to games.
As for switching the OS, you can have a Windows installation next to Linux, right?
I was planning on purchasing this game. But no longer - it includes malware and now can't even run on my operating system. Everyone (especially Linux users) should be given an opportunity for a refund because of this.
The Large man May 15, 2020 @ 6:46am 
Yeah but sklunkhunt I don't think you get it, it'd be, frankly silly for me to dual boot and all the nonsense that comes with dual booting windows in particular just for (as of the example I'm mentioning) one game that already works fine on a translation library but arbitrarily just doesn't after the developer crams some crapware into the game
Edit:Name was censored when posting
Last edited by The Large man; May 15, 2020 @ 6:47am
Originally posted by Skankhunt42:
It is still possible to use a 7/8/8.1 license to activate 10. I know this is a direction Linux 'afficionados' do not want to go, but should be considered. No MS-account required btw.
Actually yes, a windows 7 or higher license will activate windows 10. In truth though, if you don't activate it nothing happens other than having a watermark at the bottom right of your screen asking you to activate windows (this can be removed if you know which part of the registry you have to modify)
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Date Posted: May 15, 2020 @ 12:37am
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