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Just Cause 4 was cracked under 24 hours

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:43 AM.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It's a little bizarre really, but Just Cause 4 was cracked in under 24 hours, the game title is protected with the later iteration of Denuvo anti-tamper tech. ...

    Just Cause 4 was cracked under 24 hours
     
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  2. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Hitman 2's case was funnier.
     
  3. GameLord

    GameLord Member

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    Release games with lower prices or increase the always questionable quality.
     
  4. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    Yeah just saw this on warez sites, was like, WTF!!!!
     

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    emperorsfist Member Guru

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    *sniff* Aah, I love the smell of Denuvo burning in the morning!
     
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    Irenicus Master Guru

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    Ummmm Nobody has used warez for like 15 yrs mate. It's all torrents now, we no longer refer to it as warez> That was back before torrents when you had to download 50 files for one game and if one file download got interrupted you had to start it all over again :)
     
  7. Clawedge

    Clawedge Ancient Guru

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    @ Irenicus - I stand corrected!

    Yeah those were the good ol days of carring around a pouch of CD's
     
  8. Exodite

    Exodite Ancient Guru

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    I suppose it's a completely unreasonable ask that the companies who insist on using this technology would consider providing DRM-free versions of their products?

    Even if it's a couple of years down the line, I'm perfectly willing to wait for more polished GOTY releases on, say, GoG. :)
     
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    Irenicus Master Guru

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    Heheh yup I remember. I still have folders and spindles full of stuff. I get why you called it that though, maybe it's just me though but I just hadn't heard that term for so long, the word itself evoked the early 2000s :D
     
  10. Priyeshbabariya

    Priyeshbabariya Active Member

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    I still couldn't be able to understand that why all developers in the gaming industry haven't learnt a lesson from The witcher 3?!
     

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    I agree.
    I do also prefer now to wait for a DRM-free release on GoG for most of my games but also I get tempted to buy discounted games on HumbleBundle sometimes and nowadays they are mostly giving Steam keys.
    Lately when I can order a game from Steam or GoG I end up on GoG - for Pillars of Eternity, for the Witcher 3, etc.

    At some point I started boycotting single-player games with always online DRM or heavy DRM.
     
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    Texter Ancient Guru

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    They DE-nuvo'd the game:p
     
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    RzrTrek Ancient Guru

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    I'm not interested in the game, will never buy it or crack it like a criminal (pirate), but I think it's hilarious that it was cracked within 24h and hopefully Avalanche Studios have learned not to included Denuvo (drm) in their future projects.

    Also from what I've seen on the Steam forums and low review score @ 33% (1609) it's a buggy and unoptimized mess, a lousy port that hasn't got the basics right and the developers cheeky response only added fuel to the fire.
     
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    If you have already enjoyed JC3, this one doesn't offer much more to be a compelling purchase. The studio should definitely think about some form of co-op multiplayer mode to break the stale game play.
     
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    moab600 Ancient Guru

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    No one learned anything from the Witcher 3 "protection"???

    If the game is good, everyone will know about it, and it gonna be sold very well, even on our "Pirated PC", no protection is needed.
     
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    I'm really glad people that enjoy the pure challenge of cracking it exists.
    In the end, these protections hurt more people who've legit bought the game, so I have no sympathy for these companies.
    In my opinion, a game should bring a CD key and a small non intrusive protection like steam or something, allow for offline play and for free hardware switches.
     
  17. K.S.

    K.S. Maha Guru

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    Just read it- "Hitman 2 cracked before launch, Denuvo 5.3 is down" boy oh boy have I been livin' under a rock!

    haha FCK DRM! (I'm referring to the GOG & CD Projekt RED) Anti DRM initiative & in no means intend to condone, or infer piracy-related activities such as "cracking" or groups ;)
     
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    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    Yes. I feel the same way.
    Exactly!
    Didn't the guys who were working on co-op stuff get hired by the JC team? Am I crazy, or did this happen and lead many to believe that JC3 or JC4 would have co-op?
    Indeed. The last time I wanted to try out a "demo" real quick, I bought the game right after that. No real demos and terrible DRM drive people away from buying legit games...
    I also am happy that there are dedicated and educated people out there that push back on awful DRM practices. That is an aspect of the gaming industry that needs push back so it doesn't get out of hand and widely accepted.

    I mean, people think the big clients (steam, origin, uplay etc.) will NEVER be gone but what will become of our libraries if they do go down permanently? One thing I do know is that my folder of legitimately purchased GOG installers will be just fine when that day comes.
     
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    There was a new "anti-tamper" protection system called "Valeroa" that claimed to be "uncrackable", "better" than Denuvo, using extremely advanced protection techniques. The next-gen DRM.

    It was cracked in 20 minutes after release. :p
     
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