Linux Introducing Game Copy Protection

After seven years, Linux Game Publishing is resorting to adding copy protection into its Linux-ported games. Starting with the latest port, Sacred: Gold, gamers will have to enter a valid key and password via the Internet to launch LGP games.

There’s a detailed article on just how the new copy protection will work up on phoronix. The author speculates as do I that this too shall be quickly cracked by pirates and will ultimately end up being a nuisance only to gamers that pay for the games to begin with.

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8 Comments on Linux Introducing Game Copy Protection


On June 25, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Who uses Linux for gaming? Seriously? Is it any good?

Go Marlins!!!!


On June 25, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Well, at least it’s better than having a limited number of activations and no activation revoke tool.


On June 25, 2008 at 2:20 pm

You got that right :mrgreen: Gaming on linux sux. EOD

the one who has spoken

On June 25, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Linux on gaming does not suck. Linux performs much better than Windows. It’s just that there are very few games being released for Linux.


On June 25, 2008 at 8:41 pm



On June 26, 2008 at 8:44 am

@the one who has spoken

Join the boat of ultimate phail please …
Windows is the best os
Windows will always be the best os
Linux isnt even an os its a god dam kernel


On November 17, 2008 at 9:43 am


Pull you head out from under that rock. Even before Linux Distros, Windows has never been the best OS. Well, the best at getting viruses, spyware, crashing, and running slow.


On August 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I have been gaming since I was a young kid, even before the Atari 2600 but I game still and do it on several platforms, including Linux and truthfully, the graphics in Unreal Tournament for instance are far better considering that OpenGL is native to Linux not Windows and so is libSDL. Stop being chicken and try it out but don’t cry if you have to work for some things. Windows has dominated the market through it’s lies so Linux has had to fight for what it gets developed for it but that is all changing now since everyone is seeing Microsoft for what they are. Give it a chance and you will see. Or are you scared?!?! =P