Reclaim Your Game's Big List of StarForce DRM Protected Games

October 21, 2011 -

Reclaim Your Game has compiled a list of all the games protected by StarForce's DRM. Dmitry Guseff of StarForce even helped the group with its list, adding a few game names the group was unaware of.

"I don't know all the particulars of each game or if any of the versions have changed, but this should help some of you," notes Lisa Pham, CEO of Reclaim Your Game. At the end of her list she asks the community to contribute any game names they might have missed.

You can check the whole thing out here.

In case you didn't know, Reclaim Your Game is an IT Solutions company based in Sydney, Australia that evaluates DRM schemes implemented in PC Games for DRM vendors, gaming publishers and consumers. More importantly, the company advocates against "the design and implementation of any unfriendly DRM scheme active in the PC Gaming Industry."

In fact, the site has whole sections dedicated to removing bothersome DRM schemes from legally purchased games.

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Re: Reclaim Your Game's Big List of StarForce DRM Protected ...

Starforce protects games alright. It protects them from ever being played, and protects the makers from profits.

seriously though, giving Starforce's douchy behavior in the past, they likely see this as being featured rather than being flawed.

Re: Reclaim Your Game's Big List of StarForce DRM Protected ...

Well, Starforce themselves probably see this as advertising, all these people, wanting to 'hack' those poor innocent games, and getting angry because Starforce is stopping them...

In truth, I have two problems with disc-in-drive protection systems in particular. Firstly, the fact that I've had discs that won't verify on certain drives, my Blu-Ray player is fine, but my DVD writer struggles with some discs, and this is partly because of (b) the fact that Discs age a lot faster than was originally claimed optical media would do, and because of this Starforce gets less and less reliable the older the game gets.

As mentioned in the post by Technogeek, that's why I like companies like Egosoft, they'll leave protection in place for the first 6-12 months of release and then release a patch that removes it, that is what I consider to be a good market move for everyone involved. The company get their product protected during the initial release phase, and the consumer doesn't get left with a time-bomb that will eventually stop working.

Re: Reclaim Your Game's Big List of StarForce DRM Protected ...

It's probably worth noting that the list doesn't necessarily apply to all versions of a game. X3: Reunion, for example, removed Starforce for the Steam edition as well as the budget title re-release. The US releases of Silent Storm and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey also lacked Starforce (the latter of which I believe used TAGES instead).

Re: Reclaim Your Game's Big List of StarForce DRM Protected ...

Same goes with "region". For example, Worms 4: Mayhem's European released used Starforce but the US one had Tages if I recall correctly.

 
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