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    kleaneasy's Avatar UK Forum Manager Emeritus
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    IL2 Sturmovik: Cliff of Dover will use the SolidShield DRM solution. SolidShield features a flexible activation process and allows for up to 3 simultaneous game installs.



    FAQ

    What type of DRM is being used in IL-2 Stumovik: COD?

    Avatar uses a new driverless activation solution to manage activations developed by Solidshield with whom T@GES is partnering.


    How many activations do I get?
    You can indefinitely activate your copy of the game on the same PC. You start with three activations (so, three different PC hardware configurations) to begin with. After one month, one activation will be re-credited (up to a maximum of three available activations at any given time).


    Do I have to be online to activate my game?
    While the activation solution will initially attempt to activate your game online, you can elect to manually enter an activation code. You will need to enter the code that comes with your game into the activation wizard, you will then be given an activation code that you can enter manually. So, although you do not necessarily need to have your computer hooked up to the internet, you will need to go online to obtain a code before playing.


    Can Solidshield be removed from my computer?
    Once the activation process has been completed, the activation solution does not install any software on your computer. Once the activation is completed, a data file is stored. This file is not hidden and can be removed from your computer if you wish. In this case, a new activation process will be triggered at the next game launch (without any effect on your activation count credit). Finally, the activation is driverless: no driver must be installed and uninstalled.


    What if I have problems?
    You may contact Ubisoft support directly via http://support.ubi.com/.


    Is it possible to revoke an installation?
    Revocations are not considered, since users get one new activation per month, so if you do somehow manage to burn through your three activations, you only need to wait one month or contact support.
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    Very fair. Excelent.

    Thx.
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    Will Solidshield take exception to my PC having Nero, a DVD burner or any other software or hardware or combination?

    Starforce did have such problems.
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    Looks very reasonable! I posted a link to this on the 1C forums, this info needs to get around so as to avoid rumors and speculation.
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    good news, thanks.
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    Originally posted by ms-kleaneasy:
    Do I have to be online to activate my game?
    While the activation solution will initially attempt to activate your game online, you can elect to manually enter an activation code. You will need to enter the code that comes with your game into the activation wizard, you will then be given an activation code that you can enter manually. So, although you do not necessarily need to have your computer hooked up to the internet, you will need to go online to obtain a code before playing.
    This needs to be explained in laymans terms.. a simple yes or no, for these questions.

    1)Does 'activate my game' mean only at the time of installation ?

    2)Does 'activate my game' mean every time I play ?

    3)If I want to play offline, must I enter an 'activation code' every time I play ?

    4)Can I play offline with no comms link what-so-ever?

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    Looks ok.
    Two questions:
    Will the dvd version and the D/L version use exactly the same DRM?
    Is it possible to backup the D/L version to a disc?
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    Pretty good news.
    Thanks for posting.
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    EXCELLENT!!
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    Originally posted by K_Freddie:

    This needs to be explained in laymans terms.. a simple yes or no, for these questions.

    1)Does 'activate my game' mean only at the time of installation ?

    2)Does 'activate my game' mean every time I play ?

    3)If I want to play offline, must I enter an 'activation code' every time I play ?

    4)Can I play offline with no comms link what-so-ever?



    at time of installation/ first run

    same as windows, once only

    same as windows

    same as windows


    I wonder why they changed the drm regime?
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