The best PC games ever Best PC games of 2018 Best graphics card 2019 Best free games 100 Apex Legends tips Fortnite Season 9 challenges

Posts tagged “SecuROM”

Windows Vista/7/8 Update Disables Safedisc DRM

Last month we reported that Windows 10 wouldn't run games that employ SafeDisc or certain versions of Securom DRM. This decision was made by Microsoft in response to security concerns, but as a side effect rendered hundreds of old games unplayable on the new operating system without players installing no-CD cracks or re-buying the games via modern digital distribution services which don't use the now-abandoned…

Tagged with , , , , , , , .

Windows 10 Won’t Run Games Using SafeDisc Or Securom DRM

Windows 10 won't run games that employ SafeDisc or certain versions of Securom DRM, rendering hundreds of old disc-based games potentially unplayable without complex workarounds. Games which used these forms of DRM range from Crimson Skies to Grand Theft Auto 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 to the original The Sims. Yet despite this change coming in Windows 10, blame can't likely be placed at Microsoft's…

Tagged with , , , , .

Trouble & Strife For The Final Fantasy VII PC Remake

N.B. - please feel free to interchange the words 'bad' and 'good' in the next two sentences as you see fit. Bad news: the deathless 90s JRPG that inspired a hundred million DeviantArt pages, Final Fantasy VII, is to be re-released for PC, in a shinier form with new bits. Good news: its launch over the weekend was pulled due to technical problems.

Tagged with , , , .

BioShock 2 DRM Scale Back More Confusing

2K have perhaps declared something of a backdown on the BioShock 2 DRM. Sadly this isn't to get rid of the godforsaken Games for Windows Live inclusion, but it is to reel in SecureROM slightly. Although to compare the before and after isn't so simple, as it doesn't seem anyone was quite clear what the before really looked like, and it's not clear that the…

Tagged with , , , , .

Death To SecuROM!

Hah - got you! You totally thought this was going to be some 8,000 word rant against Sony's widely-loathed DRM, didn't you? Oh, there's enough of them on the internet already - I'm quite happy to say limited activations are horrible and stupid and everyone involved should know better, and leave it at that. This sorta-RPG webgame game goes further, pitching the devil-DRM as the…

Tagged with , , , , .

Draconian Dragon Slain: Dragon Age DRM Free

A spot of interesting news regarding Dragon Age: Origins. Bioware and EA have announced that the game will be coming out without Securom DRM, or any other form, beyond an old-fashioned disc check before loading. This means the old-skool fantasy RPG won't require any online authentication at all, and thus will have no install limits. Another sign of EA's changing mind about game protection. Blues…

Tagged with , , , , .