Bioshock installs rootkit...

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by fblack, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. fblack macrumors 6502a

    fblack

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    I don't know if anyone has seen this on macrumors but there seems to be some info out there saying that Bioshock installs a rootkit, even on their demo and Steam. Some people have been having crashes etc...

    from slashdot...

    http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/08/24/213256&from=rss

    and even in the 2K forums...

    http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6628

    from 2k forums...

     
  2. rccola70 macrumors regular

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    well...not exactly a rootkit..look

    http://www.gamingbob.com/2007/08/23/bioshock-installs-rootkit-including-demo/

     
  3. fblack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    fblack

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    Thanks for the info. I guess I will wait to buy until all of this is sorted out as there seems to be other criticisms.

    From Kotaku
    http://kotaku.com/gaming/pc/bioshock-pc-+-you-only-install-twice-updated-292222.php

    and then it was updated...

    BTW 2K seems to have increased the activation limit from 2 to 5 in order to address some people's concerns.

    Interestingly wikipedia has this to say about SecuROm:

     
  4. CrescentEdge macrumors member

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    Does anything like SecuROM exist for Macs? I only ask because Command and Conquer 3 is listed under games that install SecuROM and there is a mac version now. I wouldn't put it past them to try their voodoo on OSX.
     
  5. fblack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know. Remember that Sony a couple of years ago did the same thing on music CDs and didn't tell anyone (SecuROM is owned by sony). So will EA take the same approach with C&C, and not tell anyone if they've slipped them something? All I know is that this DRM according to SecuRom website is available for macs...

    http://www.securom.com/news.asp?id=27

     
  6. Chone macrumors 65816

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    Developers should stop all this piracy anti-measure crap... all it does is add troubles and complications to LEGITIMATE users. Pirates are not bothered by it because they are not paying anything for their pirated games and release groups are entertained cracking the games (and they WILL crack it, no matter what the hell it uses). Slowing down pirates isn't going to increase sales for them given that a high percentage of people who pirate the game won't actually buy it if they can.

    Take a look at Oblivion, that game uses NO copy protection at all (just a cd check) and it sales and profit margins for its developers are huge... if your game is good, people will buy it and people who want to pirate it, WILL pirate it (have no doubt about it). These things only hurt the legitimate users.

    Halo2's activation was cracked... and it was also cracked to run in XP. Windows Vista was cracked before its release... what the hell makes you think anything you put in your game is going to make it any harder to crack?

    Please developers, stick to the regular CD-Check, these things only hurt legitimate customers. To be honest, pirates give a crap about copy protection methods because they always get cracked, ALWAYS. If your game is good, it will sell, it is THAT simple.

    To be honest the only way they could stop piracy is by bringing down the groups of distribution and blocking torrent ports in every ISP or something but copy protection in the actual applications is good for nothing. Even if they brought down all the release groups and banned torrent apps... piracy still wouldn't end.

    Just accept one fact, piracy will ALWAYS exist, there is NOTHING you can do about it and everything you are doing right now is hurting no one but the LEGITIMATE users. It's pathetic. All you can do is make good games and people will buy them, maybe lower prices or something to cater to more budgets but still.

    /end of rant
     

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