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PC Game Cracking may become Impossible in 2 years

PC Game Cracking may be Impossible in 2 years

PC Game Cracking may be Impossible in 2 years

PC Game Cracking may become Impossible in 2 years

 

PC Game Cracking/ piracy may become Impossible in 2 years thanks to the effort of Denuvo and other PC DRM providers as 3DM, a Chinese cracking group considers abandoning their attempts to crack Just Cause 3. 

While the Denovo DRM has been cracked before, the latest versions of the software have proven very difficult to bypass, with 3DM's founder "Bird Sister" saying that it has been driving their cracking guy crazy. 

 

    Recently, many people have asked about cracks for ‘Just Cause 3?, so here is a centralized answer to this question. The last stage is too difficult and Jun [cracking guy] nearly gave up, but last Wednesday I encouraged him to continue.

 

PC Game Cracking may be Impossible in 2 years  

Bird Sister has also claimed that pirating PC games may become impossible within a few short years if developers continue to use anti-tampering/ anti-piracy technologies like Denuvo, as it will simply become too hard to crack. 

 

      I still believe that this game can be compromised. But according to current trends in the development of encryption technology, in two years time I’m afraid there will be no free games to play in the world.

 

We at OC3D do not condone the piracy of games and believe that as long as piracy protection software does not harm the performance or the ability for legitimate users to play their games that DRM is a good thing.

Though let's hope that developers do not get overly aggressive with DRM in the near future, as past cases like Assassins Creed 2 and countless other PC games have shown us that punishing legitimate users in order to disable piracy is a great way to lose sales.

 

You can join the discussion on PC game cracking potentially dying over the next few years on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-01-2016, 10:41:56

AlienALX
It really doesn't matter to me any more. I pay for what I play now but I just make sure it's good before handing over my money, and if it's crap Steam now offer refunds.

That alone takes almost any legitimacy out of piracy and just leaves people looking like thieves.

When JC3 came out I will admit I downloaded it. Here we are all of this time later and there's still no crack for it. So I never did get to try it out.

But, going on my usual philosophy that means that the game wasn't a "must have" and so I will just wait for it to become cheaper before buying it, or, get a code from one of those sites.Quote

07-01-2016, 10:54:04

Dark NighT
Games piracy has been dead to me for quite a long time now, there simply is no excuse anymore, the frequency of sales alone is reason enough to hold off on new titles and just buy them when they are on sale.

Despite this claim though, i doubt it will be over, anything and everything can be cracked, but it will take a long time to do so.Quote

07-01-2016, 10:56:54

Dicehunter
Companies need to start doing proper demos, Maybe a time limited demo, Maybe 20 minutes or something which would wet peoples appetite.Quote

07-01-2016, 11:00:14

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by ;888354
Companies need to start doing proper demos, Maybe a time limited demo, Maybe 20 minutes or something which would wet peoples appetite.
Steam now let you play for X hours (you would need to check for the exact but I think it's 2 hours) and if you don't play it any more they offer you a full refund which should give you plenty of time to test.

I didn't know about that until recently.

Obviously if game prices continue to climb to console prices (with no licensing fee) then this is going to make piracy worse. However, if this protection really is as good as they say it could work because games are time sensitive (IE they're not full price for long before people lose interest and they become cheaper).

If I want a game I will get it on day one. Sitting around for weeks/months for some one to crack it would only be for the complete titus (tight a**e). I mean you would have to be a real Norbert Colon to do that.Quote

07-01-2016, 11:16:52

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by ;888354
Companies need to start doing proper demos, Maybe a time limited demo, Maybe 20 minutes or something which would wet peoples appetite.
Agreed, devs really need to start again with playable Demos, it used to be my soul reason for choosing games. I recall playing a time limited demo of Absolute Pinball for months and to keep it running all you had to do was either uninstall and reinstall or set your clock back 3 days.

If you go back to the early - mid 90's it was all about the demos every magazine had a demo disk on it, ID and Raven Soft used to give you the first 3 levels of their games as a demo (Doom, Hexen, Heretic) as far as piracy goes it's sad to say but it'll never stop (twin VCRs scart linked, recording the top40 off the radio, floppy drive Copy X, CD ROMs, DVD Roms, BRay Burners now it's all digital copying) it'll never end.Quote
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