• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

CI Games Silently Removes Denuvo 4.0 from Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Joined
Sep 22, 2017
Messages
889 (1.14/day)
CI Games finally released the long-awaited multiplayer update for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 last week. Although not mentioned publicly in the patch notes, the Polish publisher also eliminated the Denuvo protection from the game. For those readers who don't keep up with the Warez scene, Russian cracker BALDMAN cracked Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 one month after its release. Many would agree that there wasn't any point in keeping the anti-tamper tech in the game. But now, with it gone completely, DSOGaming re-tested the game to see whether there were any performance gains without Denuvo.

To make a long story short, the DSOGaming team noticed a significant reduction in the game's loading time. However, they weren't completely certain if the reduction was a product of the removal of Denuvo or game optimizations done by the developer. The previous performance issues still haunted the game, and there were zero improvement in graphics performance. This was expected to a certain degree taking into account that Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is a GPU intensive title after all. It might be a different story with games like Watch_Dogs 2 or Assassin's Creed Origins, since they are more demanding on the processor. Now, we just have to wait until Ubisoft removes Denuvo from them.


View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 

Fx

Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
1,332 (0.33/day)
Location
Portland, OR
Processor Ryzen 2600x
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming
Cooling Noctua
Memory G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB DDR4 3466
Video Card(s) EVGA 980ti FTW
Storage (OS)Samsung 950 Pro (512GB), (Data) WD Reds
Display(s) 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Case Fractal Design Define R5
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GAME ONE
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2
Mouse Mionix Castor
Keyboard Deck Hassium Pro
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Last I read the cat n' mouse game was currently at 5.0
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,863 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
If you cant make a game thats worth buying and feel the need to try to circumvent your game being pirated by using anti-piracy tools like Denuvo and all the other DRM trash out there. Then surely the real lesson to take home here is to learn to make games that dont suck??
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
19,760 (3.49/day)
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
If you cant make a game thats worth buying and feel the need to try to circumvent your game being pirated by using anti-piracy tools like Denuvo and all the other DRM trash out there. Then surely the real lesson to take home here is to learn to make games that dont suck??
Pretty much the post I intended to make
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2013
Messages
1,702 (0.69/day)
Location
KL, Malaysia
Even if they admit their game sucked terribly, removing the anti-tamper software from the game's library entirely doesn't solve anything.
 

INSTG8R

My Custom Title
Joined
Nov 26, 2004
Messages
5,652 (1.03/day)
Location
Canuck in Norway
System Name Hellbox 3.0(same case new guts)
Processor i7 4790K 4.6
Motherboard Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1
Cooling TT Kandalf L.C.S.(Water/Air)AC Cuplex Kryos CPU Block/Noctua
Memory 2x8GB Corsair Vengance Pro 2400
Video Card(s) Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64
Storage WD Caviar Black SATA 3 1TB x2 RAID 0 2xSamsung 850 Evo 500GB RAID 0 1TB WD Blue
Display(s) Samsung CGH70 27” 1440 144hz Freesync 2 HDR
Case TT Kandalf L.C.S.
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster ZX/Logitech Z906 5.1
Power Supply Seasonic X-1050W 80+ Gold
Mouse G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard G19s
Software Win 10 Pro x64
I own it and Steam says I put just under 4 hours into it. Nice concept utterly clunky execution. Denuvo aside it’s just not a great game.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2013
Messages
257 (0.11/day)
System Name Darkside
Processor i7 3770K
Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD5H
Cooling Zalman CNPS20LQ with 2x Corsair SP120
Memory Patriot Viper Xtreme 16GB 1866MHz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080
Storage many
Display(s) Samsung C27JG5x
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (Arctic white)
Audio Device(s) iFi xDSD
Power Supply EVGA 750W G2
Mouse Corsair M65
Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB
Benchmark Scores Not sure, don't care

rtwjunkie

PC Gaming Enthusiast
Supporter
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Messages
12,492 (3.03/day)
Location
Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Devil
Processor Core i7-4790k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASUS Z97 Deluxe
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 1x 2TB WD Black; 2x 4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
Since it is a one-sided pile-on, in the interest of fairness, I figure I need to share the pretty balanced review I did, after 66.9 hours. I covered pros and cons, and came away with a positive recommendation. 74 people found my review helpful. I enjoyed it and had a good time playing, despite any negatives or bugs, which I listed, even when they did not apply to me.

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198022815006/recommended/368070/

EDIT: Corrected the link.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 1, 2013
Messages
239 (0.11/day)
I own it and Steam says I put just under 4 hours into it. Nice concept utterly clunky execution. Denuvo aside it’s just not a great game.
"Clunky" is exactly the real sniping experience: too many things to care about with little to none room for mistakes.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
10,231 (5.43/day)
Location
Mars
Processor i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Eizo Foris FG2421
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Power Supply EVGA G2 750w
Mouse Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum
Keyboard Sharkoon MK80 (Brown)
Software W10 x64
If you cant make a game thats worth buying and feel the need to try to circumvent your game being pirated by using anti-piracy tools like Denuvo and all the other DRM trash out there. Then surely the real lesson to take home here is to learn to make games that dont suck??
No, you focus your game releases on a console crowd that is stuck in a closed ecosystem for gaming, and is forced to swallow whatever junk you put out due to an extremely limited library and no backwards compatibility. And if you're out of money, you just remaster or re-release something past gen as HD or HDR/4K version and cash in again.

Best business model ever
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
19,863 (4.33/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.V
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Memory 16 Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1x140mm NF-P14s|1xCorsair ML120 Pro|4xML140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {AVR:Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150}
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
No, you focus your game releases on a console crowd that is stuck in a closed ecosystem for gaming, and is forced to swallow whatever junk you put out due to an extremely limited library and no backwards compatibility. And if you're out of money, you just remaster or re-release something past gen as HD or HDR/4K version and cash in again.

Best business model ever

Like who? the only real developer I can think of is Epic Games who love to come out, whine about poor pc sales and piracy before announcing they are going console only but they've always silently come back.

Nintendo? They might have licensed their I.P out to other developers but never actually made anything for the PC themselves afaik.

Sony?? Microsoft??? -- These companies have their own agenda to push and that is to get you to buy their consoles, from a business perspective it makes sense for them to pimp out their platforms because it makes them more money

On a more positive note, Lets look at some releases that we all never thought would make it on PC...

Marvel Vs Capcom games
Streetfighter games
Mortal Kombat games
Killer Instinct Games.
Metal Gear Solid Games.

and there have been a massive resurgence of Square Enix releasing Final Fantasy games on PC too! and im not just talking about the older FF games that have been ported or remastered.

The list goes on....
 
Joined
Feb 14, 2012
Messages
984 (0.35/day)
Location
Romania
System Name "No name"
Processor i5 8600k@4500Mhz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 UD3P
Cooling Noctua U12P
Memory 16GB 3000Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 Ti
Storage Adata 512GB SSD, WD30PURX
Display(s) AOC CQ32G1
Case Segotep Halo 5
Audio Device(s) ALC 1220 + Maudio AV32 and Fiio E10k + Audiotehnica TAD 400
Power Supply Seasonic G650 650W
Mouse Cougar 600M
Keyboard Asus Strix MX Brown
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
"Clunky" is exactly the real sniping experience: too many things to care about with little to none room for mistakes.
Never played the third one, but the first two were not worth the few euros i payed for them.
I thought those guys worked in pairs or small groups not alone. Stayed hidden more than shoot at things. A realistic sniping game would be complex and boring. This one with or without Denuvo looks like a simplistic shooter.
 

rtwjunkie

PC Gaming Enthusiast
Supporter
Joined
Jul 25, 2008
Messages
12,492 (3.03/day)
Location
Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Devil
Processor Core i7-4790k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASUS Z97 Deluxe
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 1x 2TB WD Black; 2x 4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
Never played the third one, but the first two were not worth the few euros i payed for them.
I thought those guys worked in pairs or small groups not alone. Stayed hidden more than shoot at things. A realistic sniping game would be complex and boring. This one with or without Denuvo looks like a simplistic shooter.
You work alone and spend 90% of your time hidden and trying to stay so while sniping down bad guys in the 3rd one. It's why I say in my review it is much more Sniper-oriented than Sniper Elite 4.
 
Joined
Feb 9, 2009
Messages
1,564 (0.40/day)
maybe you people can think for one second instead of being absolutists

not every dev/pub is well known, not everyone is cdprojekt, not everyone owns their own store that allows them to at least have income in case their game flops, didnt the witcher1 use tages in the beginning?

CI seems to have very few games lately, lords of the fallen also had denuvo & also is singleplayer

a sniping game is going to have the type of audience that overlaps with the cod audience, usually younger, usually more pirate prone

the previous two in the trilogy had multiplayer, this one didnt, this one is removing denuvo when MP comes out, so the enticement of MP is what makes it worthy of not having drm (excluding steam), but where is the enticement of SP in a sniping game from a let's call it a BBB studio? it's extremely risky for them

the crack came out september 12, the game was april 24

if everyone keeps talking about not preordering or not buying in the first week due to bugs or whatever, then what's it matter if there is drm in the beginning if you werent going to be a customer?? what's the point of badmouthing a studio that's somehow surviving AFTER they fix the problem in question AND have a price drop for months AND added an entire gameplay experience??
 
Top