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10th Oct '17 9:04:23 AM Dribbleondo
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* One controversial DRM that has appeared is Denuvo. Supposedly uncrackable, it's been cracked in a number of games, but it's main complaint has been rumors that it ruins the lifespan of Solid State Drives by constantly writing and re-writing files, which its creators deny. It gained a lot of unpopularity when it suddenly showed up in the game ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' and later, ''VideoGame/SonicForces''.

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* One controversial DRM that has appeared in 2015 is Denuvo. Supposedly uncrackable, Denuvo, though Denuvo insists on calling it [[InsistentTerminology "Anti-tamper Technology"]], which was [[TemptingFate supposedly uncrackable]]. Naturally, it's been cracked in a number of games, but it's with the main complaint has been being "What if the authentication servers go down?", as well as rumors that it ruins might ruin the lifespan of Solid State Drives [=SSD's=] by constantly read/ writing and re-writing files, to it, which its creators deny. hasn't gained much traction. It gained a lot of unpopularity when it suddenly showed up in the game modern games like ''VideoGame/SonicMania'' and later, ''VideoGame/SonicForces''.''VideoGame/SonicForces''. Publishers do, however, sometimes remove the DRM once it's [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived its usefulness]], though not every publisher does this.
26th Sep '17 12:11:14 AM Concrete4
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* One controversial DRM that has appeared is Denuvo. Supposedly uncrackable, it's been cracked in a number of games, but it's main complaint has been rumors that it ruins the lifespan of Solid State Drives by constantly writing and re-writing files, which its creators deny. It gained a lot of unpopularity when it suddenly showed up in the game ''VideoGame/SonicMania''.

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* One controversial DRM that has appeared is Denuvo. Supposedly uncrackable, it's been cracked in a number of games, but it's main complaint has been rumors that it ruins the lifespan of Solid State Drives by constantly writing and re-writing files, which its creators deny. It gained a lot of unpopularity when it suddenly showed up in the game ''VideoGame/SonicMania''.''VideoGame/SonicMania'' and later, ''VideoGame/SonicForces''.
2nd Sep '17 6:48:58 PM MagiMecha
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* Creator/{{SEGA}}'s All.net-enabled arcade games such as ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA Arcade'' and ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'' will [[SelfDestructMechanism brick themselves]] if they go too long without being connected to the network.

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* Creator/{{SEGA}}'s All.net-enabled arcade games such as ''VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDIVA Arcade'' and ''VideoGame/{{maimai}}'' will [[SelfDestructMechanism brick themselves]] if they go too long without being connected to the network.network.
* One controversial DRM that has appeared is Denuvo. Supposedly uncrackable, it's been cracked in a number of games, but it's main complaint has been rumors that it ruins the lifespan of Solid State Drives by constantly writing and re-writing files, which its creators deny. It gained a lot of unpopularity when it suddenly showed up in the game ''VideoGame/SonicMania''.
30th Aug '17 7:36:41 AM RAMChYLD
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** Another problem with Steam is that offline mode only works if you switch it on ''before'' losing internet connection, possibly to allow Steam to validate itself and the games before the user goes "off the grid". If you fail to put Steam into offline mode before losing internet connection, you'll find yourself in a hectic dash around wherever you're visiting just to find public WiFi so you can put Steam into offline mode. Also, offline mode only lasts a fortnight (Valve never mentions this, but it's all over the discussion pages in Steam itself), so if you're going to go without internet for much longer than that, well, make sure you can arrange to get access to the internet before the fortnight is up.

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** Another problem with Steam is that offline mode only works if you switch it on ''before'' losing internet connection, possibly to allow Steam to validate itself and the games and grab some decryption keys before the user goes "off the grid". If you fail to put Steam into offline mode before losing internet connection, you'll find yourself in a hectic dash around wherever you're visiting just to find public WiFi [=WiFi=] so you can put Steam into offline mode. Also, offline mode only lasts a fortnight (Valve never mentions this, but it's all over the discussion pages in Steam itself), so if you're going to go without internet for much longer than that, well, make sure you can arrange to get access to the internet before the fortnight is up.
30th Aug '17 7:35:21 AM RAMChYLD
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** Another problem with Steam is that offline mode only works if you switch it on ''before'' losing internet connection, possibly to allow Steam to validate itself and the games before the user goes "off the grid". If you fail to put Steam into offline mode before losing internet connection, you'll find yourself in a hectic dash around wherever you're visiting just to find public WiFi so you can put Steam into offline mode. Also, offline mode only lasts a fortnight, so if you're going to go without internet for much longer than that, well, make sure you can arrange to get access to the internet before the fortnight is up.

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** Another problem with Steam is that offline mode only works if you switch it on ''before'' losing internet connection, possibly to allow Steam to validate itself and the games before the user goes "off the grid". If you fail to put Steam into offline mode before losing internet connection, you'll find yourself in a hectic dash around wherever you're visiting just to find public WiFi so you can put Steam into offline mode. Also, offline mode only lasts a fortnight, fortnight (Valve never mentions this, but it's all over the discussion pages in Steam itself), so if you're going to go without internet for much longer than that, well, make sure you can arrange to get access to the internet before the fortnight is up.
30th Aug '17 7:30:57 AM RAMChYLD
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** Another problem with Steam is that offline mode only works if you switch it on ''before'' losing internet connection, possibly to allow Steam to validate itself and the games before the user goes "off the grid". If you fail to put Steam into offline mode before losing internet connection, you'll find yourself in a hectic dash around wherever you're visiting just to find public WiFi so you can put Steam into offline mode. Also, offline mode only lasts a fortnight, so if you're going to go without internet for much longer than that, well, make sure you can arrange to get access to the internet before the fortnight is up.
29th May '17 8:48:09 PM nombretomado
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** {{Sierra}} spoofed this a bit with an age check "DRM" for its ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' games, which simply asked a pop culture question that only an adult would probably know

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** {{Sierra}} {{Creator/Sierra}} spoofed this a bit with an age check "DRM" for its ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' games, which simply asked a pop culture question that only an adult would probably know
13th Apr '17 5:09:31 PM nombretomado
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** Need more proof the [=StarForce=] developers are pond scum? When Stardock Software, creators of ''{{Galactic Civilizations}}'' and {{Sins of a Solar Empire}}, posted an article on their website stating how they felt that using DRM was bad customer relations and how they intended to abstain from adding DRM to any of their titles, [=StarForce=] responded by publishing torrent links to Stardock's games. That's right, they ''actively aided people in pirating the games of a company who refused to use their product''. Whatever your feelings about piracy, to do something like that against a company who refuses to use your product ''out of a desire to please their customers'' just to teach some kind of [[{{Broken Aesop}}warped lesson]] smacks of pettiness.

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** Need more proof the [=StarForce=] developers are pond scum? When Stardock Software, creators of ''{{Galactic Civilizations}}'' ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' and {{Sins of a Solar Empire}}, ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', posted an article on their website stating how they felt that using DRM was bad customer relations and how they intended to abstain from adding DRM to any of their titles, [=StarForce=] responded by publishing torrent links to Stardock's games. That's right, they ''actively aided people in pirating the games of a company who refused to use their product''. Whatever your feelings about piracy, to do something like that against a company who refuses to use your product ''out of a desire to please their customers'' just to teach some kind of [[{{Broken Aesop}}warped [[BrokenAesop warped lesson]] smacks of pettiness.
15th Feb '17 6:34:27 AM MyFinalEdits
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Digital Rights Management (sometimes referred to as "digital ''restrictions'' management" or "digital rights ''mangling''", by detractors, and usually abbreviated "DRM") is a general term for access control mechanisms implemented on digital media to limit what a user can and cannot do with it.

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Digital Rights Management (sometimes referred to as "digital ''restrictions'' management" or "digital rights ''mangling''", by detractors, and usually (usually abbreviated "DRM") is a general term for access control mechanisms implemented on digital media to limit what a user can and cannot do with it.
21st Dec '16 12:38:47 PM ViperAcidZX
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** Some games available on Steam are DRM-free, and thus can be played by launching the game executable directly regardless of whether Steam is running or even if you have an Internet connection at all. Examples include ''VideoGame/EtherVapor'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana''[[note]]Although as noted by the developers, this will disable unlocking achievements[[/note]], and ''VideoGame/{{Satazius}}''. However, you are never given official indication as to whether the game you're purchasing is DRM-free, so the only options are to ask other players (e.g. on the game's corresponding Steam forum) or to find out the hard way.

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** Some games available on Steam are DRM-free, and thus can be played by launching the game executable directly regardless of whether Steam is running or even if you have an Internet connection at all. Examples include ''VideoGame/EtherVapor'', ''VideoGame/LaMulana''[[note]]Although as noted by the developers, this will disable unlocking achievements[[/note]], and ''VideoGame/{{Satazius}}''. However, you are never given official indication as to whether the game you're purchasing is DRM-free, so the only options are to ask other players (e.g. on the game's corresponding Steam forum) or to find out the hard way. Thankfully sites like PC Gaming Wiki have compiled [[http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/The_Big_List_of_DRM-Free_Games_on_Steam a list of DRM-free games]] available on Steam to make things easier for customers to know what they're purchasing on Steam is DRM-free or not, as well as any features disabled without running the game through Steam.
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