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Offline Starfox

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Dragon Age II official DRM scheme
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:03:55 AM »
Bioware posted a few days ago what will be the DRM for Dragon Age II so here it is:

Dragon Age 2 Physical & Digital PC/Mac DRM are as follows:

    * No disc check, you do not need the disc in drive to play.

    * No limit on the total number of PCs you can install the game on.

    * There is a limit to the number of unique/different PCs that can play the game within a time window (if online) [5 PCs in 24hrs].

    * After each new install there is a 1-time online check needed the next time you play, requiring a log in to your EA account to verify game ownership.

    * You can play offline thereafter - the game will NOT require any subsequent login checks.  If online, a game ownership check happens each time you play.

Well it appears to be reasonable as far as DRM systems go. Also Bioware wanted to clarify the fact that the shipped PC version of the game does not use Securom unlike what review sites on the web mentioned. That's because the specific copies that were sent to games review sites used Securom, hence the false conclusion.

But what pleases me the most is "you don't need the disc in the drive to play".

A similar DRM is used for Dead Space 2 by the way.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2011, 06:09:48 AM by Starfox »

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Re: Dragon Age II official DRM scheme
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 10:06:52 AM »
That actually is manageable -- thanks for listening to your consumers, EA!