DRM Update

#1 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3960 posts) -

 @Atlantus_Air said:


 
Btw, I just fired up Spore today to play it on the
hard difficulty setting.  Man, I was totally wrong
about the loss of Spore licenses you get with
each game purchase.
 
The old theory was each time you install the 
product, it counts down from the 5 total licenses
that you get with the game.

Well EA/Maxis has produced a deauthorization program.
So if you want to recover one of your 5 installed
licenses, simply login to the PC & run the deauthorization
program, followed by uninstalling the game.  If you
can't run a deauth program, say the hdd crashed &
you have no backup, you can contact their Tech 
Support & usually if you give them a license of the
new hardware you're purchasing for a replacement
they'll give you any lost licenses back to you. So
this seems fair to me.
 
I went ahead & searched their Tech Support site to
make sure something was available. Here is a FAQ
on the de-authorization tool & where to get it:
 
 http://help.spore.com/cgi-bin/easpore.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=20876&p_created=1228840436&p_sid=4ay9_rbk&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=19743 p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD04NSw4NSZwX3Byb2RzPSZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTEmcF9zZWFyY2hfdGV4dD1kZWF1dGg*&p_li=&p_topview=1
 
So now DRM is sort of a non-issue for Spore
at this point.  I read some other forum posts that
stated one person had installed the product in
more than 5 locations, what he found out is that
he could only run 5 Spores at any one time, so
you would have to log one out & then another could
be activated, or something like that.
#2 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

I totally read this as "DMR" update.  That's all.  Nothing else to add.  Keep up the good work!

#3 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3960 posts) -
@EvilTwin said:
" I totally read this as "DMR" update.  That's all.  Nothing else to add.  Keep up the good work! "
LOL. I wonder if they allow you to build your own 
guns in Spore.  Need to get to the Space Age still.

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