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Ubisoft's new uncrackable, intrusive, and annoying DRM cracked in under 24 hours...

Discussion in 'Games' started by newtekie1, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. AsRock

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    UBI score too as people are still buying it. Now if no one got it then some thing might happen but most people are like sheep or just take the crap anyways. Sure i could buy it and crack it but will not anyways due to the wrong message that be sent which would be there sales figures and as long as there are high enough they don't care..
     
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    It may be selling well on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 but I doubt Ubisoft will ever give the sales figures for each platform. They won't want the public to know how much their new DRM hurt PC sales.
     
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    Lets face it, even when we buy the game we are still sick of all this DRM crap in the way of all the fun. When Xbox gamers debate to PC gamers, the first things they say if they look up stuff (for once) is DRM which is probably the most insulting thing they could say about the platform. Show them Skid Row's ways, and they will stfu lol.
     
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    I might just get the cracked because im really pissed off at Ubi (i probably wont do it... But i feel like it sometimes because the DRM is so annoying!!). Even Splinter Cell Conviction is going to need a 100% stable internet connection at all times!
     
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    My sister recently left her laptop for a while to cook dinner. The laptop was connected online but it was idle, no programme in the foreground. After half an hour I heard her Avira anti virus software rang out an alarm. It detected and prevented a system volume intrusion.

    That's why I don't like the idea of being connected to the internet while gaming especially when I'm only playing a singleplayer mission. Multiplayer is different because that's the way it's meant to be played - connected to other PCs.

    Besides, I think Ubisoft's new DRM is more than meet the eyes. I think it's simply a great cover for Ubisoft's true reason - free and real time testers for it's Cloud servers. Everyone who purchased Ubisoft games circa Assassin's Creed 2 will unconsciously be participants in a covert software development cleverly disguised as a DRM.
    It's interesting to see their and everybody else's reaction once the real programme is finished and launched and then we'll be charged to be members or to be able to access some features. Cloud computing won't be free in the future.

    EA required online connection for C&C4. EA is also testing cloud servers. Blizzard require Starcraft 2 to be connected to it's own servers for multiplayer. I think the Cloud factor is present here.

    Why build a DRM (traditional DRMs such as CD Keys, Starforce) that will prevent you lose sales when you can enforce a DRM/server that will give you more money in return (cloud servers, Skynet)

    FYI : a friend of mine is playing Silent Hunter 5. He's playing it offline and paid nothing for the game- he's playing a cracked version of the game he downloaded from somewhere.
     
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    Maybe this is old news, could be a fake but I heard that when the story broke out. Seems skidrow had hacked into ubi's site. Seems ubi are making a lot of enemies lol.

    [​IMG]
     
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    There is nothing that cant be cracked. My sincere regards to Razor 1911, seriously, those people are internet icons.
     
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    Skidrow hasn't released a crack for Assassin's Creed 2 yet. Maybe that was for Silent Hunter 5?


    The two exisiting cracks aren't by groups I've ever heard of. I'm sure a Skidrow, Razor 1911, or Reloaded crack is coming but they won't release it until it is 100% good. It sounds to me like it isn't hard to spoof the Ubisoft server. They just have to make sure they catch and spoof every single time it tries to access the Ubisoft server. They basically have to play the game through twice (once to engineer the spoof and again to verify it is flawless), completely, to makes sure it is good. That takes a lot of time.
     
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    I believe I read somewhere that was saying Ubisoft was leaving the PC market months ago... (CEO blamed pirating).
     
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    They brought it upon themselves. If you call your customers criminals, why would they even step through the door? Potential customers are simply responding to that message Ubisoft is sending.
     
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    I've been a fan of Ubi for years. Specially after the Prince Of Persia series. Its gonna suck knowing that POP: Forbidden Sands might have the same shit DRM :(
     
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    I just noticed this thread and i have got to say Skid Row rocks..

    they cracked Steams MW2 as well in like 1 day..


    I don't pirate but I don't like retarded DRM's either
    so when I buy a game with an intrusive DRM..

    I know who to turn to..
     
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    Everybody just remember the guidelines on posting please. ;)
     
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    The more you tighten your grip, Ubi, the more customers will slip through your fingers.
     
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    Yes the Buddy Christ
    that is who I always turn to LOL

    In all seriousness I pay for every program I use(except the actual free ones) because I want to support the programmers that made it

    But I have to admit it completely pisses me off that some of my money is going into DRM development. I don't want them don't need em and don't think they should even be legal let alone a condition for purchase
     
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    Assassin's Creed II has officially been cracked by Skidrow. Some of the release info:
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    While we worked on this release, we noticed that several news 
    webpages, forums, blogs etc. posted information, including a  
    screenshot of a Ubisoft server attack message, which showed   
    our group name.                                               
                                                                  
    First of all, that picture is a fake, nor would any member of 
    Skid Row cause such riot, as we're only here to compete with  
    our game release competitors, nothing else.                   
                                                                  
    Neither do we encourage anyone to take such actions, no matter
    how much we agree, that DRM's like this one, are only hurting 
    those that do want to buy the game or have bought it.         
                                                                  
    Another point is those news medias, we mentioned before, post 
    anything these days, no matter if it's a joke or not. Beware  
    what you're posting, just because you want to prank someone.  
                                                                  
    This release is an accomplishment of weeks of investigating,  
    experimenting, testing and lots of hard work.                 
                                                                  
    We know that there is a server emulator out in the open, which
    makes the game playable, but when you look at our cracked     
    content, you will know that it can't be compared to that.     
                                                                  
    Our work does not construct any program deviation or any kind 
    of host file paradox solutions. Install game and copy the     
    cracked content, it's that simple.                            
                                                                  
    Since we don't want to see cheap imitations, we protected our 
    work with a solid shield. Not because we want to deceive the  
    majority, like certain people out there, but because we have  
    in the past been an open book of knowledge for our competitors
                                                                  
    Real cracking is done by The Leading Force!                   
                                                                  
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     /\ \/| / / \/\/| |\ \    \//_// / / / / / /                  
    /  \ \| \ \ /  \| |_\ \  / / \/ /_/ / /// /                   
    \____/|_|\_\\__/|___/ / /_/\_/\__/_/\____/                    
        twice the fun   \/ double the trouble                     
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    Special Notes:                                                
                                                                  
    Thank you Ubisoft, this was quiete a challenge for us, but    
    nothing stops the leading force from doing what we do. Next   
    time focus on the game and not on the DRM. It was probably    
    horrible for all legit users. We just make their lifes easier.
                                                                  
                                                                  
    Special greetz to our friends in GENESIS, you guys are amongst
    the very few who still manage to do this with the scene spirit
    intact. Well done guys!                                       
                                                                  
                                                                  
    Support the companies, which software you actually enjoy!     
                                                                 
    Note that the Dormine release is a server emulator (technically not a crack), this is a crack (removes the DRM).
     
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    i think even skidrow has to admit that Dormine´s workaround was genius :)
     
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    saw that earlier, can't wait to finally play :)

    down with drm!
     
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    Dormine's was obvious (run a server locally) and messy but it still worked. Their solution is still packed full with DRM--they just caught it and handled it at the choke point (networking).
     
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    I gaurentee you alot of people will use this crack even if they didn't pirate the games since its incomparably simpler then the other method, it will be pirated to hell an back but im just saying if I bought this I would use the crack.:toast:


    skidrow did something good this time round,
     
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    Whole thread was tl dr, hope this wasn't posted already.

    [​IMG]
     
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    lol
     
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    i can confirm the working crack was out several weeks ago, my housemate uses it so that he doesnt lose his progress when our net drops (which is a few times a day if its raining).


    Really, no more needs to be said on this topic - uncrackable DRM cracked, and everythings already been said so i'm gunna lock the thread before people start going overboard and saying things they shouldnt be saying on here.
     
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