Ubisoft's DRM falls off the wall

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  1. GreatZimkogway
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    While I like the little note, that seems to be poking the tiger in the eye, so to speak. None-the-less, it's nice to see this finally hacked. Sorry, Ubisoft, your DRM didn't work. At all. I'd say try again, but please. Don't.

    It made me lol. Though I hope they expect some prime retribution on Ubisoft's part.
     
  2. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    N1 Skidrow.

    that was pretty nice, and if i were to ever buy the game, i would apply the crack asap.

    but how would this work if you didn't have access to internet connection?
    lets say you are on the go or in the car playing Assassin's Creed 2, then how will you play the game?
    then that means you can't play right?
     
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    GreatZimkogway Touhou Fanatic

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    Yeah, that's exactly how Ubisoft's DRM works. Constant internet connection needed. And if your internet connection falters, you get kicked off of the game. It was a doomed DRM from the start.
     
  4. antwill

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    Heh but they will try again, seeing as they're adding that DRM to every game they release from now on it seems.
     
  5. Rayder

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    I wonder if the game is truly cracked though. I remember Ubisoft saying something about some game content that isn't on the retail disks would get uploaded from their servers to you as you play. If you don't have those game content uploads, the game will not play as expected or some parts of the game will be missing.

    Did Skid Row snatch up all the extra game content too?
     
  6. TM2-Megatron

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    Good news. Anything that screws over Ubisoft is #1 in my book.
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    sweet have to go searching from the ol underground later for it. does it work with settlers 7? i'm tired of it fucking saying the server is down all the time!
     
  8. Raika

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    Ubisoft deserves it. I bet no one feels bad for Ubisoft, because it was such a fucked up company to begin with. This just made things worse.
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    the settlers 7 servers are down half the time anyway so what good is the fucking drm!!!
     
  10. f3ar000

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    you have to capture packets for a while on the legit game
     
  11. Cermage

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    while i havent had a look at skidrow's cracked release, the crack floating around beforehand essentially emulated ubi's servers on your own computer. skidrow probably went and took it a step further and bypassed the constant checks and included the extra content on their release.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

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    Just a shot in the dark, but there could be patches or something with extra content that's released. IDK that much about computer gaming or computer game piracy though, so I'm just firing blind.

    But good for SkidRow, this was a dumb method of anti-piracy. When you start getting so into anti-piracy that legit game owners suffer, then there's something wrong.
     
  13. Fabis94

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    The DRM idea is pretty retarded, even for the legit buyers. I mean it's ironic that you need to have the internet connection on at all times, but the game doesn't even have any multiplayer.
     
  14. Bladexdsl

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    settlers 7 does MP
     
  15. shakirmoledina

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    i just tried the whole server crack thing from TPB
    1.) U install the game as usual
    2.) Replace the ubisoftlauncher with the cracked one
    3.) Extract server folder
    what this does is fake the original server from ubi on your computer locally although there are some entries u have to add in the host files with the address 127.0.0.1 (i bet those who know what this is can understand the whole concept)
    4.) So then instead of saving files in the ubi server, u are saving the files in yer own computer as if yer computer is the server itself

    i dont know if this is skid's crack but it worked perfectly

    another thing i saw was there were some files to replace
    one which was big and another one small (that was some unlocker). The smaller could allow a user to play DLC content... i dont have a good connection so i used the local version though there are many different iterations of the crack for this game

    Another crack shifts the save server to another server not owned by ubi
    Another crack is much less problematic which does not require host file editing (like the above)

    Here's the readme from the crack i saw
    Warning: Spoilers inside!