Windows 10 UWP protection may have been cracked, Zoo Tycoon Ultimate AC had five layers of DRM

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  1. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    The old ways are best. Go back to code wheels or paper manuals with page/paragraph keys. Let the hackers dare to defeat Enigma: :p

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    Oh my, didn't this wake up some old memories. We used to have these kinds of disks containing conjugations when I was learning French.
     
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    And let's not forget most important thingy ; gaming . While in my youth when i was with out PC i listened music a lot , since buying PC my focus shifted from music to PC gaming in that volume that today i don't even know what is popular or what groups even exist, i don't even remember when it was last time that i listened music of any kind
     
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    Witcher 2 and 3 sold really well with out any drm... just saying
     
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    Bam! ...+1^ ....well said and simple....just saying :D
     
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    I remember when the most pirated games were also the most popular and that was bragging rights for game developers.

    Long live Activision/ Infinity Ward

    if DRM were removed from all games poor people would be happy!....

    nothing beats a smile on a young one's face but when the game cost a month salary in some countries?

    just saying

    PS: as i typed that^ a cop ticket my car for over parking (first world problems)....Grrrrr
     
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    Prediction just by a single year? And why taking 1999 for prediction? Why not to take 1997? If so then actual sales goes very well by prediction.

    Early 2010's on the game market actually showed quite opposite. It was the time, when games were relatively about twice as expensive in developing countries than in developed countries, unlike 4-6 times more expensive now. It was the time when gaming torrents nearly died out. There were little cracked releases. Once prices skyrocketed 2-3 times up again few years ago, here we have another reincarnation of releases and torrents. And all major protection were quickly cracked.
     
  8. 386SX

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    The "new" protections are somewhat useless and only block legitimate users. Pirates always find a way to bypass a protection like shown (again) today. It is sad to see companies only seem to focus on protection instead of story or gameplay. Oh yeah, forgot the focus on graphics ... even if it's a sh!tty game, make it visually appealing and the story does not mind anymore. Who cares about the story anyway? I heard there is an app for that ... (Caution! May contain sarcasm! Go ask a doctor if that is good for you!)

    I miss the times where games had story. Shitty graphics, but brilliant story. Police Quest, Ethernam, Willy Beamish, Duke Nukem, Commander Keen, Lemmings, A-Train, Sim City, SimCopter, Wing Commander, Elite, Xenon I and II, Bio Menace, Helloween Harry, the whole "real" Leisure Suit Larry series (1 to 5), Zak McKraken, Simon the sorcerer, Monkey Island 1 and 2, Command and Conquer ... OH GOD I MISS THOSE TIMES!

    Somehow they got "always use protection" wrong?!
     
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    Good,Hopefully Forza 7 is incoming then.
    After all Horizon was beaten/cracked.
     
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    Oh...I did not know that. This way maybe I can finally play game I own. I mean forza3. Cannot install that game from some time now since shotty msshop broke on my pc.
     

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    People are probably going to chastise me for saying this...But DRM I don't mind so much. What I do mind are the crazy requirements that most DRM pushes. If it could be even just a single time where it has to connect to a network once to play, that'd be okay in my book. Instead, stay connected, we're gonna run a VM basically on your machine too, it's gonna use about 25% of your resources, oh we're also going to get your computer information and your information, heck we'll even take note of your passwords!

    I dislike that very much.
     
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    They do as much as they can to protect their products or services. But who is gonna protect customers from their spywarelike or even malwarelike tactics against us for the sake of their legitimacy? Perhaps people should demand anti-drm laws sooner or later.
     
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    Just because you use words from a junior college intro to logic class, that doesn’t make your argument any better. You end up just sounding like the comic book guy from the Simpson’s. ( can’t wait to hear you say ad hominem, poisoning the well etc...) In short, no one is impressed, talk normal.

    They are companies that are beholden to shareholders they are not the morality police. They don’t share sales data, because it makes no business sense to do so. This is true in almost all businesses not just gaming. They also don’t implement DRM as punishment that’s almost laughable to think to be honest. They implement it because piracy effects sales, period. The music example is pertinent as an example btw and you’d be hard pressed to find a better example of sales effected once it becomes easy to pirate. People will take free over paying any day, the few white knights aside.
     
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    Is it any different than what I already own? What is changed?

    *edit*

    Never mind I read the change log on the link you posted xD

    It seems the difference is it needs Windows 10 to play.
     
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