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hard_damage

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#1 11 years ago

Anyone with direct experience with this expansion? I see a lot of people are furious over the SecureROM garbage included with Bon Voyage.

I'm planning to stay far away from it, and any other games that infect and cripple your computer for some boneheaded illusion of preventing "piracy."

I wish I could do more.




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#2 11 years ago

I haven't heard of this before.. Are you serious?




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#3 11 years ago

Never heard of it either.

OK< I looked into it SecuROM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and it talks about it here The Sims 2: Bon Voyage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#4 11 years ago

Indeed. There is (or was) a long thread at the official EA forums about this. The latest Sims2 CDs/DVDs come with very nasty "protection" (SecuROM 7) that installs unremovable* registry keys, for example. Even if you uninstall the game, that garbage is left behind. If you use a legitimate program like process explorer (from MICROSOFT), you can forget about running Sims2 without restarting the computer. Quitting process explorer is not good enough. This is insane. *You can't remove them with regedit.




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#5 11 years ago

Indeed. There is (or was) a long thread at the official EA forums about this.

The latest Sims2 CDs/DVDs come with very nasty "protection" (SecuROM 7) that installs unremovable* registry keys, for example. Even if you uninstall the game, that garbage is left behind.

If you use a legitimate program like process explorer (from MICROSOFT), you can forget about running Sims2 without restarting the computer. Quitting process explorer is not good enough. This is insane.

The rationale by SecuROM? "'Process Explorer' has dumping capabilities as well as registry monitor / file monitor capabilities. This could be used to trace the behavior of SecuROM" (...) "We have no immediate plans to allow this software in the future."

In other words, instead of fixing our crappy software, we are going to prevent you from running legitimate software on your computer instead. The arrogance!

*You can't remove them with regedit.




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#6 11 years ago

Boycott, is all I can say..:moon: Legally, we're supposed to be able to make one copy of the purchased software as back-up. Isn't this a further violation of that right?




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#7 11 years ago

Thats just a bunch of shit then. Well I will watch what EA games I get from now on.




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#8 11 years ago

This really sucks, because if they keep this up, I'm not gonna get Sims3. It's not worth the hassle. Either that, or I'm gonna have to get a different computer just for these infected CDs/DVDs.

SecuROM is from Sony. Yes, the same company that brought us those infamous rootkits a couple of years ago, for the sake of "protecting" CDs.




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#9 11 years ago

Yeah, it's across the board with EA, this is from their official statement: "Over the past year, EA diligently evaluated SecuROM against many other copy protection programs, and as a result of that evaluation chose to use SecuROM in its entire line of PC products. Need For Speed, Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, The Sims...all of these key EA franchises utilize SecuROM". Heh, they re-named a forum over there just for discussing this.




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#10 11 years ago

I will really have to think before I get Sims 3. Or like I said, any EA game. Damn shame really, EA is or was one of my favorites too. Oh well.