Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Far Cry 5 Denuvo Protection Has Been Defeated

Released worldwide on March 26, the PC version of Far Cry 5 has been cracked 19 days after its launch. Nevertheless, the Denuvo 5.0 protection served its purpose as the game sold nearly five million copies in its first week. What's more impressive, though, is that it took prolific warez group CPY less than three weeks to circumvent the game's multiple layers of DRM. Nevertheless, CPY's feat wasn't a complete walk in the park. According to the information provided by the Italian entity, Far Cry 5's cocktail of copy protections included Denuvo 5.0, EasyAntiCheat, uPlay, and VMProtect. Given the speedy release for this one, maybe CPY has finally discovered the secret to Denuvo's formula. Or perhaps Denuvo is starting to lose its touch.
Source: Crackwatch
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55 Comments on Far Cry 5 Denuvo Protection Has Been Defeated

#1
natr0n
The release/game is problematic.

They cracked a broken half-assed game. Half the users using this cant get passed the splash screen.
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#2
Readlight
youtobe says game is not what was shown in trailer, at least someone will haw a chance to try that slow game. its probably full of bugs, people will be forced to get new pc parts.
And real buyers will be on ps4 because you can resel that game.
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#3
Manu_PT
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youtobe says game is not what was shown in trailer, at least someone will haw a chance to try that slow game. its probably full of bugs, people will be forced to get new pc parts.
And real buyers will be on ps4 because you can resel that game.
This is the reason why I rarely buy Single Player games on PC. They are not cheaper than console at launch, even on cd key websites, and there is no re sell value. For PS4 I can get it for 50€, play it for 1 week, finish, and sell for 40€. Or I can buy it 1 or 2 years later for 30€ and sell it for 20€ or 15€ when I want.

And please don´t tell me you still play your 500 single player games on your steam library that you finished 10 years ago. Just don´t, that´s wasted money there.
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#4
windwhirl
DRM in games is getting ridiculous... Why won't someone try to sell games without DRM, see what happens...??

EDIT: At the time I wrote that, my memory had been momentarily clouded with rage... So I didn't remember about GOG :D
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#5
Shihabyooo
Any Denuvo on-vs-off benchmarks for this game out there?

windwhirl
DRM in games is getting ridiculous... Why won't someone try to sell games without DRM, see what happens...??
You mean like what CDPR's been doing for ages now?
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#6
Vayra86
windwhirl
DRM in games is getting ridiculous... Why won't someone try to sell games without DRM, see what happens...??
https://www.gog.com/
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#7
m4gicfour
Shihabyooo
Any Denuvo on-vs-off benchmarks for this game out there?
I would guess not. Cracked does not usually mean removed. The crack (usually) works around the DRM, but the DRM still runs at leat in part, just that its actual checks are either skipped or fooled into thinking the game is activated/online/etc.

At least, that has been true in the past.
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#9
Chloe Price
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youtobe says game is not what was shown in trailer, at least someone will haw a chance to try that slow game. its probably full of bugs, people will be forced to get new pc parts.
And real buyers will be on ps4 because you can resel that game.
FPS games on consoles are still crap, no matter if you can resell them.

I hate that there needs to be so many DRMs, something simple like Steam should be a standard.
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#10
Tomgang
DRM sucks, not douts there.

But for once Ubisoft release a game that runs properly i dont have problems with DRM or how the game it self runs. FC4 is another story for me, that ran like crap.
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#12
SaltyFish
Chloe Price
FPS games on consoles are still crap, no matter if you can resell them.

I hate that there needs to be so many DRMs, something simple like Steam should be a standard.
Is it wrong that I enjoyed Goldeneye 007 for the N64? :p

At the risk of prodding the elephant in the room: Steam DRM is technically DRM, but it's crap DRM. It's trivial to bypass for pirates. The only reason Denuvo makes the news lately (as opposed to all the other forms of DRM) is precisely because it's not trivial for pirates to bypass, at least for now. Once Denuvo becomes easily defeated, it'll stop being newsworthy.
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#13
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
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youtobe says game is not what was shown in trailer,
What does this even mean? You tube as an organization doesn’t review. Some person or people must have said this on you tube.

It would be nice to know. Good or bad, I don’t care since I don’t own the game, but in the more professional reviews I don’t recall anyone saying it was different from the trailers.
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#14
bug
"What's more impressive", I'd say, is publishers have perfected their hit-and-run tactics (sell as much as you can in the first few weeks, offer basically no support after that) to the point they openly brag about it. With no reaction from consumers whatsoever.

I mean, I remember the days when games were good and you played them because your friends who played them before told you about them. Nowadays, the publishes just buys publicity, generates hype before there's a product to hype, grab as much cash as they can before people can actually tell whether a title is any good and then they move on. Even bonuses paid within the industry are based on initial sales. The only titles that care about player retention today are those that comes with mtxs. Boo!
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
bug
"What's more impressive", I'd say, is publishers have perfected their hit-and-run tactics (sell as much as you can in the first few weeks, offer basically no support after that) to the point they openly brag about it. With no reaction from consumers whatsoever.

I mean, I remember the days when games were good and you played them because your friends who played them before told you about them. Nowadays, the publishes just buys publicity, generates hype before there's a product to hype, grab as much cash as they can before people can actually tell whether a title is any good and then they move on. Even bonuses paid within the industry are based on initial sales. The only titles that care about player retention today are those that comes with mtxs. Boo!
And to expand on that, many really good games have no advertising and rely on personal recommendation like you say, and end up underrated and under appreciated.

Many people never get a chance to play their goodness because they buy into the publicity and hype of some of the “big” games.
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#16
Upgrayedd
19 days doesn't really seem effective. Games still make great sales months after release look at GTA and The Witcher. Saying that this game accomplished its sales projection is just a sign its nothing more than a short lived sensational over hyped cash grab.
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#17
TheGuruStud
Upgrayedd
19 days doesn't really seem effective. Games still make great sales months after release look at GTA and The Witcher. Saying that this game accomplished its sales projection is just a sign its nothing more than a short lived sensational over hyped cash grab.
You can't play it for more than 5 mins without encountering a bug. They're not even trying to hide the cash grab. We know it's far less complex than the many years old FCs, so that's not an excuse, either.
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#18
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
TheGuruStud
You can't play it for more than 5 mins without encountering a bug. They're not even trying to hide the cash grab. We know it's far less complex than the many years old FCs, so that's not an excuse, either.
Don't you see, this is the real DRM. Release a broken game, and patch it slowly over time with multiple releases. Most pirate groups don't keep releasing updates, they might do one or two, but that's usually it.
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#19
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Publisher is not innocent most time, why? cuz games start to be poisoned by ads and merchandising inside the game, logs, brands and shit, i really miss older time when the games were really hard, makes you spend much time cuz it was a large story... now most games can be completed within the 1st day (my ex completed COD ghosts in 1 day, for example...)

rtwjunkie
What does this even mean? You tube as an organization doesn’t review. Some person or people must have said this on you tube.

It would be nice to know. Good or bad, I don’t care see nice I don’t own the game, but in the more prof sailmaker reviews I don’t recall anyone saying it was different from the trailers.
dont waste your patience, that might be thread's most invalid argument,
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#20
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Good point @peche . It would just be nice to know wth he is talking about. Oh well.
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#21
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
@rtwjunkie you know, not every game is bad, not every review is incorrect, but with the correct bases and proof comments are interesting, some others are better to ignore,

Regards,
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#22
Upgrayedd
rtwjunkie
Good point @peche . It would just be nice to know wth he is talking about. Oh well.
I knew what they were talking about since the moment of your confusion lol -
just giving that typical post E3 ubidowngrade. EDIT: I will say though this is PS4 PRO vs demo not the PC vs demo
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#23
AsRock
TPU addict
windwhirl
DRM in games is getting ridiculous... Why won't someone try to sell games without DRM, see what happens...??
"COUGH" CD PROJEKT RED

Upgrayedd
19 days doesn't really seem effective. Games still make great sales months after release look at GTA and The Witcher. Saying that this game accomplished its sales projection is just a sign its nothing more than a short lived sensational over hyped cash grab.
At least some one remembered although TW3 was not their only one.
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#24
etayorius
The Problem is not DRM, but many DRM placed on top of each other usually requiring third party software that may or may not hurt performance... and some of these DRM give users even hard time trying to simply Run the game. Just ask GTA4 which has GFWL, SecuROM and Rockstar Social Club.
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#25
Bansaku
"... the Denuvo 5.0 protection served its purpose as the game sold nearly five million copies in its first week. "

And if the game was cracked on day 1, the game would have sold nearly five million copies in its first week.
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