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Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 02:45 PM
What type of copy protection and/or DRM (if any) will be used in Assassin's Creed 2?

Will there be disc-check, online activation, limited installs or anything like that?

caswallawn_2k7
09-03-2009, 02:49 PM
it's possible they could use one of the existing systems like they did with AC1, but it is also possible AC2 could fall into the few select games coming out this year to use Ubi's new copy protection system they are putting in all games next year.

Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 02:53 PM
What type of protection is that?

Link please.

caswallawn_2k7
09-03-2009, 02:57 PM
no1 knows what the new protection will be, it has just been stated Ubi is working on it and plan on using it on a few games at the end of the year but it isnt getting used fully till next year.

Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 03:02 PM
Ok, thanks.

They will probably use it on AC2 since it's a pretty big title.

Hopefully it will be similar to the one they used on the latest Prince of Persia http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

caswallawn_2k7
09-03-2009, 03:03 PM
they used nothing (not even a cd-key/disc check) in the last PoP.

Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Exactly, that's why I'm hoping this one will like that. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

caswallawn_2k7
09-03-2009, 03:13 PM
I hope they do havve some form of copy protection, because despite all the people who complain about DRM having none affects the sales v piracy just as much as them having too much.

desonnac0
09-03-2009, 03:15 PM
"Hope dies last..."
edit: Great thread Btw- important

Psychopompador
09-03-2009, 03:17 PM
nice.. i thought only pirates in the old days lacked discretion.

so, reading between the lines easy enough here- you plan on copying your own disc if this isnt copy protected? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Yeah, maybe they removed a little bit too much protection from POP.

But the game should be playable offline without the disc in the drive, at least single player games should.

caswallawn_2k7
09-03-2009, 03:23 PM
I actualy have no problem with the online activation's as long as I only have to do it once and after doing it I dont need the disc. this is the problem with with DRM alot of people complain for prety much no reason over next to nothing.

Jobbigt42
09-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Me neither as long as it's only once(per install).

But when you need to be constantly plugged to the internet to play or call support and ask for more activations just because you changed hardware it gets annoying.

desonnac0
09-03-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm just sayin'- copy protection is an illusion- the only thing it does is slow down pirate releases.
Except the "jerusalem.forge problem" that pirates suffered - the pirates had to wait months for a fix that worked(10 months for a fixed release)- for a game of AC's caliber, that's enough to make anybody buy it...
Maybe that's the best pirate protection.
Anyway- NO DRM is gonna stop pirates.(I mean- C'mon- if fines in the amount of millions of dollars don't- what will?[e.g. The Pirate bay's pursucution didn't stop 'em])

mynameismyself
09-04-2009, 03:02 PM
The Jerusalem problem wasn't related in any way to the protection the game used, the leaked version simply didn't have a finished Jerusalem map, so it was unplayable because the game couldn't load a level.

caswallawn_2k7
09-04-2009, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by mynameismyself:
The Jerusalem problem wasn't related in any way to the protection the game used, the leaked version simply didn't have a finished Jerusalem map, so it was unplayable because the game couldn't load a level.
this is a bad line to go down as the mods don't like piracy and the problem was related to the copy protection as it caused a read error on that file due to it crossing layers on the disc. several disc drives also had this problem due to their inability to read the security stopping them from installing the game from a legal copy.

desonnac0
09-04-2009, 03:07 PM
I didn't say it was/ had anything to do with the DRM- I just said it worked http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif people bought the game cuz they didn't want to wait(not all, but some- little is better than nothing)

Realjambo
09-04-2009, 03:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Topic Closed.