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Author Topic: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms  (Read 1850 times)

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Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:26:39 PM »
Windows 10 won't run games with SafeDisc or Securom DRM

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Microsoft has announced that it will block games utilizing SafeDisc or Securom DRM on Windows 10, citing security concerns owing to a lack of support by the companies that made them.

To add insult to injury, SafeDisc is saying that Microsoft should have been the one to do the updates.

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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 07:03:02 PM »

This is actually a fascinating new angle to the DRM wars!


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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 11:49:30 PM »
Weird. I hope I don't have any games that use SecuROM and SafeDisc. I haven't delved much into my game collection since installing Windows 10 on my machine.


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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 12:12:45 PM »
Weird. I hope I don't have any games that use SecuROM and SafeDisc. I haven't delved much into my game collection since installing Windows 10 on my machine.

There are some ON STEAM that use SecuROM.  I don't purchase those.  And I'm glad.

A couple of examples of games on my wishlist that I've held out from purchasing:

Tron: Evolution

Batman: Arkham Asylum did - they removed it from the GOTY (I'd already purchased it somewhere else because of that)

Blood Bowl Legendary Edition did... but they removed it, so I bought it.

PC Gaming's Wiki has a list of SecuROM games (and other DRM Games) on Steam.

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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 12:16:43 AM »
Thanks for that. I do have a few, such as Fable 3. I guess I'll have to figure something out if I ever want to play those again. . .


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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 05:20:13 PM »
It took some work(arounds) but Fable 3 seems to be working. And Sacred 2 (GOG edition) seems to work for me, too.

I think everything else I have on that list, I actually own the GOTY edition or whatever version had the SecuROM removed.


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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 01:36:00 PM »
Thanks for that. I do have a few, such as Fable 3. I guess I'll have to figure something out if I ever want to play those again. . .
There's pretty easy solutions for that ;)

First thing I used to do after purchasing a game was finding a crack for it - with the CD drive I had back then, SecuROM and similar crap sometimes slowed down startup by around a minute or more.
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Re: Windows 10 won't run games with commonly hated DRM platforms
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2015, 07:28:28 PM »
new Security update disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8 according to a PC Gamer report.