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Denuvo Falls Again: Just Cause 4 Cracked in One Day

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Denuvo's protection has rapidly deteriorated in the amount of time it actually is able to protect games' first sales period, which is always argued as the most important in the shelf life for any given game launch. While the first Denuvo-protected games lasted weeks and sometimes even months before ever being cracked, the latest releases have seen rapid-fire hits from pirates.

These outcomes must seriously hamper developers' expectations on Denuvo's ability to keep their games protected. Either all developers try and move towards an always-online game system (such as Destiny 2 and some other games), or it seems that both relatively old players (Denuvo) and newcomers (Valeroa) will see their marketing departments having to contort into increasingly impossible shapes to sell their product. Read our own impressions on just Cause 4 here.



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Everyone complaining about issues with the game it seems. Testing out the scene release and it has 0 issues on my end.

My guess is unstable overclocks and or denuvo impacting performance.
 

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Keep going crackers and people who tend to not pay for any of the games. Sooner or later there is a DRM that will really go ape-shit on anyone's computer.
 
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Keep going crackers and people who tend to not pay for any of the games. Sooner or later there is a DRM that will really go ape-shit on anyone's computer.
That'd be met with a pretty prompt lawsuit in most of the west.
 
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Keep going crackers and people who tend to not pay for any of the games. Sooner or later there is a DRM that will really go ape-shit on anyone's computer.
You do realize that those would be the people not affected by that, right?
 

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Keep going crackers and people who tend to not pay for any of the games. Sooner or later there is a DRM that will really go ape-shit on anyone's computer.
I think they already did this. Some Assassins creed games had DRM protection that would bog down a computer. In any case. IMO the amount of people that pirate games since 2001 has dropped significantly as more and more games are online multiplayer games and there aint no way youre gonna be able to participate on that with a cracked game. Call of duty doesnt have a SP campaign anymore. Battlefield still does but the stories are trash.

In the old days, one of the biggest reasons to have a pirated game was so you and a friend or a family member could play it across LAN. These days not so much... even Call of duty has dropped the LAN option as did EA with Battlefield a long long time ago.


And at the same time... there are some publishers that do not deserve a single cent or dime of our money. If the publishers milk and take advantage of their customers/players by milking them like cash cows with microtransactions and loot boxes like Blizzard and EA then you can be sure the last thing id be worried about is them and their profits... This is even if i can be arsed to download a pirated version of their games and 100% of the time its a no. their games arent worth wasting my bandwidth on.
 

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I'm all for supporting the game. If I need it that bad, I can get an extra day at work... but every time I see news about hackers beating this or that DRM it makes me happy.
 
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Just make games DRM free don't torture yourself devs.
 
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Just make games DRM free don't torture yourself devs.
No dev would want to add something to a game that not only takes up valuable development time, but also negatively affects the quality of the final product. Unfortunately the devs are not the ones responsible for choosing to implement these crap "protection" products, their management (aka people who don't understand how software works) is.
 

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I think they already did this. Some Assassins creed games had DRM protection that would bog down a computer. In any case. IMO the amount of people that pirate games since 2001 has dropped significantly as more and more games are online multiplayer games and there aint no way youre gonna be able to participate on that with a cracked game. Call of duty doesnt have a SP campaign anymore. Battlefield still does but the stories are trash.
Someone kind gifted me assa:eek:rigins(some month after release), cause he knew i am really like that timeframe in general, and used to be an assasins creed fan.
But he warned me about the gold and resources grind, while totally ok in general, and less than 3 hours in, I personally decided on using on a "trainer"(single player cheat)
Now those thingies tend to massively screw stuff up.
I might have used a "different" copy of the game to play around with that, I might have experienced a better performance for my (arguably slow) system (ryzen 1200, slow ram, gtx 750ti).

Ok seriously, the performance increase was absolutely brutal, especially actually getting started was so much faster.
I dont hop games really and the reason being my €-budget, but i can already see myself joining that GOG-front if budget-plans change or just spending elsewhere entirely.
 

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No dev would want to add something to a game that not only takes up valuable development time, but also negatively affects the quality of the final product. Unfortunately the devs are not the ones responsible for choosing to implement these crap "protection" products, their management (aka people who don't understand how software works) is.
Well said. Very happy that there are still people that can put in some effort trying to see what is going on.
 
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So Denuvo can be cracked in a few days, but developers cant or won't fix legit background programs such Lighting Services, deemed a threat to their so called, parasitic anti-cheat wrap-arounds.
 
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I'm all for supporting the game.
Same. More than half of the 32 games I own on Steam have been purchased but never downloaded because I play the cracked versions. Even though "pirated" copies are used, the games themselves are paid for. This the a eff'd up reality we live in. We have to crack/pirate games to play games we paid for on our own terms. Publishers desperately need a damn clue!
 
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