Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

March 4, 2010 -

Ubisoft is denying claims that their new (and controversial) DRM technology has been breached by crackers.

CVG (via Kotaku) received a message from Ubisoft, which was responding to rumors that their just-released Silent Hunter 5 PC game had already been hacked. “You have probably seen rumors on the web that Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 have been cracked,” wrote the company, continuing, “Please know that this rumor is false and while a pirated version may seem to be complete at start up, any gamer who downloads and plays a cracked version will find that their version is not complete.”

The message was also echoed on Ubi’s Twitter feed.

Cracked versions of the submarine game on torrent and file-sharing websites appear with instructions that users must only “Install game and copy crack, it’s that simple!”

Ubisoft’s DRM technology requires a constant connection to the Internet and has been the object of scorn from gamers around the world.

Additionally, while Ubisoft’s Assasin’s Creed 2 won’t be available to PC users until March 16, ShackNews already has an update for the game available, one that alters files to enable gamers to pick up where they left off in the game in the event of an Internet disconnection. Previous reports on Ubi’s DRM tech indicated that any disconnection from the Web while playing would result in a player losing all current progress and see them forced to pick up playing from their last save file.


Thanks E. Zachary Knight!

Posted in

Comments

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

the version on my favorite private tracker is actually incomplete. The rar's were damaged before the torrent was uploaded.

however a fix was released shortly after. Quicker than ubisoft releases their bugfixes actually.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Its rather sad the community in all its variants are more consumer friendly and more apt to fix things than the business's trying to sell stuff to the public...


Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy! CP/IP laws should not effect the daily life of common people! http://zippydsmlee.wordpress.com/


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

---

Patreon

Deviantart

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Just goes to prove people care about people. Money doesn't need to be an incentive for everything.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Waiting for the hero who will dare to play both cracked and non-cracked at the same time and confirm whether there's any differences.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

In the interest of academic research, I acquired a copy of SH5 and well, it looks pretty complete to me.

Anyway, down with Ubi - It should get out of the PC market all together. It does more harm to PC gamers than it brings joy to as far as I'm concerned.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

"The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" - Herodotus

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The most difficult pain a man can suffer is to have knowledge of much and power over little" - Herodotus

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

HAHAHAHA, how pathetic is this? They have this brand new DRM that is way over the top and they are touting as the next big thing but boom, it gets cracked within 24-hours.

So what do they do? They LIE and say its not cracked and that its not the full game. Well I guess they are right, it doesn't contain the DRM.

Go QQ some more Ubisoft.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

 cracked in 24 hours? as far as I know Assassins Creed 2 doesn't come out for 11 days. So pirates:

Get it earlier. Get it free. Get it without DRM or restrictions. And get to give Ubisoft punishment for pathetic bahaviour.

I'm no pirate but I'm definitely cheering for them.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

11 more days? Either the Netherlands has a different release schedule, or you're just being silly. On the 3rd I got a message from the store where I'd pre-orderd it, that it was in, and by the 4th, Ubisoft had already released a patch which limits the damage from losing your internet connection. Come to think of it, that's probably the patch Shacknews speaks of.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

No, it's not officially out. If your store is saying it's ready for you to collect NOW then that means they have broken the release date.

--------------------------------------------------

I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Actually, my store is saying "Thanks for purchasing the game 2 days ago :)". Anyway, Shacknews having a patch isn't quite as impressive when you realize the patch can be gotten through the game itself.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

They didn't just say it. He picked it up and began playing the game on Wednesday. I also note that Gamefaqs mentions the 4th of March for Australia and the 5th of March for Europe, then the 9th for US.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Im so glad I dont game on the PC heh their gonna kill that market ... that said well done hackers you did good. maybe not for the right reasons but they had it coming.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

I just use Steam. It's the least restrictive one out there.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Actually, that honor belongs to Impulse. You don't even have to specifically boot it into offline mode, if you lose your connection, no big deal. It will reconnect when it gets the chance. Stardock really outdid themselves with Impulse.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Silent Hunter 5 and AssCreed 2 still come with the DRM even if you get it through Steam.

--------------------------------------------------

I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Hacker SMASH puny DRM

---

I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

No surprise there.

I guess they forgot that google exists.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

I would be willing to bet the missing features are the DRM and Online play....

~Weatherlight~

~Weatherlight~

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

To Ubisoft,

your DRM sucks, hackers has hacked it to pieces, and it will only punish those that brought it legaly.

Please stop denying it and drop your DRM like a bad habit, your'll only hurt yourself if you keep doing down this path.

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

 

 

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

It amuses me that these companies think that DRM of any kind bedevils or angers the hackers in any sort of way.  On the contrary this is like putting down a nice tall mountain in front of a mountain climber.  In essence they are providing these people with entertainment, and not of the game variety.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

 Just repackage it without the bullshit DRM so I can buy my favorite sim already, Ubisoft. All your doing with this DRM is keeping people from buying it.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

http://theliberati.net/quaequamblog/wp-content/comical_ali.jpg

The DRM has not been compromised and even if it was you would not be getting the proper game!

 

Too bad countless torrenters have already confirmed that this is just so much bullshit. The only thing "missing" from Silent Hunter 5 is the DRM.

--------------------------------------------------

I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Ubisoft Denies DRM Scheme Has Been Compromised

Nice find E.Z.K. Long time, no see, by the way.

Anyway, to the point, I'll summarize the following with one word:

"“You have probably seen rumors on the web that Assassin's Creed II and Silent Hunter 5 have been cracked,” wrote the company, continuing, “Please know that this rumor is false and while a pirated version may seem to be complete at start up, any gamer who downloads and plays a cracked version will find that their version is not complete.”"

Bulls**t

----
Papa Midnight
http://www.thesupersoldiers.com

----
Papa Midnight

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
E. Zachary KnightMojang Support is trying to claim they have no responsibility for broken content on the PS3 version of Minecraft.04/01/2015 - 9:23am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.destructoid.com/kojima-productions-logo-removed-from-silent-hills-website-289814.phtml So... Japan doesn't usually do April Fool's, right?04/01/2015 - 7:51am
E. Zachary KnightXKCD is really fun this morning. http://xkcd.com/04/01/2015 - 7:37am
E. Zachary KnightI managed to wrangle a refund out of Sony for the broken texture pack. But for actual issues with texture packs, they referred me to Mojang. When I asked mojang about it, they referred me to Sony.04/01/2015 - 7:16am
Andrew EisenHuh?04/01/2015 - 2:42am
Matthew Wilson@AE I think the first dragon age did it the best. the person you played was treated differently based class,race, and gender. if the npc are going to act like 2015, you should just set the game in 2015 and add magic and dragons.04/01/2015 - 1:23am
E. Zachary KnightYeah, the PS3. My son paid for the Steampunk Texture Pack and it would not work at all. No matter what I did, it wouldn't allow us to save.03/31/2015 - 10:56pm
Sora-ChanConsole version?03/31/2015 - 10:40pm
E. Zachary KnightSo, Mojang has been selling a broken texture pack for Minecraft since at least Dec. 2014 and it hasn't been fixed yet.03/31/2015 - 10:30pm
Andrew EisenI think TT Games gets away with multiple LEGO games a year because they're all based on different franchises. If there were two or three LEGO Star Wars games every year, I think people would feel the same fatigue as they do with Assassin's Creed.03/31/2015 - 6:40pm
Andrew EisenIn other words, a hero is male because that's the default. A hero is female because of a gender-related reason. So, male heroes are for everyone. Female heroes are for women.03/31/2015 - 5:32pm
Andrew EisenHer point is that "When archetypal fantasy heroes in games are overwhelmingly portrayed as men, it reinforces the idea that... women should be able to empathize with male characters but that men needn’t be able to identify with women’s stories."03/31/2015 - 5:30pm
Andrew EisenDaniel - She doesn't say that in any of the TvW videos and I doubt she's said elsewhere that all games with male protagonists are male power fantasies. Anyway, you seem to be conflating two different ideas.03/31/2015 - 5:30pm
MaskedPixelantehttps://twitter.com/Yuriofwind/status/583028257890635776 Oh snap!03/31/2015 - 5:14pm
WymorenceFor me it just boils down to the fact that, even at a giant company, when a game comes out annually it just gives it a vibe of being rushed out the door. And god knows Unity sucked some major lemur with all its bugs...03/31/2015 - 4:22pm
PHX CorpI launched my spotify account today, and I kinda went a little overboard with adding music03/31/2015 - 3:59pm
Sora-ChanCon't. Games like AC are a pain to someone like me who likes to play games in order. So when a game gets too many releases too quickly, it puts me off. Only exceptions are games that have no interconnected underlying stories like the FF games.03/31/2015 - 2:53pm
Sora-ChanWikipedia has rarely let me down on matters like this. But yeah... AC needs a break.. like two.. or three... or eight years.03/31/2015 - 2:51pm
ConsterThere's 9 already?! I think I played 1, 2, and the ones inbetween 2 and 3.03/31/2015 - 2:23pm
Sora-ChanCon't There are now Nine... of just the main entries into the series. There are 13 more in the "other games" department.03/31/2015 - 2:15pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician