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Thread: How crazy does DRM get?

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    Frage How crazy does DRM get?

    Hi, I have read that some games and software uninstall or delete Daemon Tools if they detect it on the computer they are running on.
    Does anyone have any confirmed cases of this (not only current, but past cases as well (can be when Daemon Tools first came out even))?

    Thank you for your time.
    Last edited by mutagenesis : 16.09.2009 at 01:44

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    Can you tell us some sources and some examples you read?
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    hmm i think this was a case a long time ago.. like a few years, i remember some jowood game deleted the daemon.dll from the system folder (think it was daemon 3.47 at this time), which resulted in daemon tools not working... this was later claimed to be a 'bug' in the xprot / homebrew protector they were using at the time (quite a strange bug, takes an entirely different api to delete a file than it does to make one ;p)... but i can't recall of any except that which did an uninstall etc..

    *edit*

    found it.. -> http://forum.daemon-tools.cc/f19/c-%...ll-error-5216/
    check locutus' post (last one) - starting at @mEGALOMANIAC
    Last edited by evlncrn8 : 16.09.2009 at 09:20 Reason: added in the source (i knew my memory was right) :)
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    @mutagenesis
    No uninstalltion, but this was some strange behaviour:
    http://forum.daemon-tools.cc/f16/knights-honor-3589/
    http://forum.daemon-tools.cc/f19/ple...e-locked-8223/

    EDIT: i should more often refresh the site before posting ...or type faster
    Last edited by Terramex : 16.09.2009 at 09:25
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    @Blazkowicz
    Only Wikipedia has said this. I thought (incorrectly) that it was a common occurrence, and wanted to know what game companies to steer clear of.
    I tried searching for such posts, but, after several searches, gave up, and started this topic.

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    Can you put wikipedia's link here, maybe they have put some sources about it there.

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    I want to thank all of you who posted for doing so. (A formality, but I do appreciate it all the same.)
    And a separate thank-you to Terramex, who is quite thorough. Do you work for your newspaper?

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    i think most people here just know how to use a search button and / or google.. you should try it sometime.. its great ;p
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