Friday, May 9

Bioware Decides To Not Use SecuROM for PC Mass Effect

Yesterday gamers anticipating Mass Effect's PC port literally shat bricks when they learned Mass Effect would be using SecuROM's copy protection program.

Not only would gamers be limited to 3 installs per CD key, SecuROM would require "that it re-check with the server within ten days in order to revalidate the CD key."
In other words, if you installed ME on a PC that isn't able to connect to the internet, you would be screwed.

Fortunately, Bioware has had a change of heart, announcing today it will be dropping the 10 day periodic check in favor of a less overprotective anti piracy program.

The new system will only require you to authenticate the game once after installation and will also allow gamers to play the game without the DVD in the drive. However, EA still has the right to impose additional authorizations if warranted.



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