BioWare has explained the DRM involved with Dragon Age 2 on their official forums, the biggest of which is that the Steam version has no DRM other than being on Steam. From there, it gets a little complicated.
I don't know why they waste their time with DRM. It almost always ends up getting cracked.
Agreed. With DRM it's just a question of "when" it will be cracked. This is one reason I like the "activation on Steam = DRM confirmation" angle. I do most of my PC gaming through Steam anyway, so it's not intrusive.
almost always? almost? surely you jest. :)
This is pretty silly. This will get cracked very quickly anyway. Most Bioware games on PC are cracked and leaked before they are even officially released.
i'm a firm supporter of BioWare. i'll likely pick it up on PC as well as a console like i did ME2.
Why would native DRM be bad news for Ps3 owners? Did I miss something?
Was wondering the same thing.
preordered the bioware edition for 360, maybe at some point if steam have a sale for da 1 and 2 ill pick them up and try out some mods
Well that sorts that out. I'm cancelling my pre-order and pirating it, good job bioware. It's B.S that PC gets these restrictions when the console version doesn't have anything of the sort.
The Steam version has no DRM. Why dont you buy it there? Dont get me wrong, i hate DRM, but it seems you are just picking an excuse to pirate the game
i feel your pain -_- pc gamers get smacked for purchasing a game
Quote from the article: " No disc check, you do not need the disc in drive to play. * No limit on the total number of PCs you can install and play the game on. There is a limit to the number of unique/different PCs that can start/play the game within a time window [5 PCs in 24hrs]. * Each install requires logging in to your EA account to verify game ownership and if you are a member of these forums, you have an EA account. * You can play offline but the game will require a login check after a select period of days." Ok actually...that's normal for the most part. I thought it was going to be something worse. Did anyone else read it? Because this is understandable, and not painful.
I'm a fan of this because my computer is always on the internet and I hated the disc check mainly because of taking the disc in and out of the pc...I'm lazy at times Nothing wrong in that DRM imo...not sure what the fuss is about
"the biggest of which is that the Steam version has no DRM other than being on Steam." Good.
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