Rockstar Rolls with SecuROM DRM for Grand Theft Auto IV on the PC

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AndyYankee17

while we're talking about secuROM can I bitch about the anti piracy tactic of requiring a cd to be in the drive to run the game. seriously, wtf, I thought that was what cd keys were for.

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HeartBurnKid

And screw any company that ships with that trojan on board.

I thought you were cool, TakeTwo...

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Pixelated

Ummm...Bioshock hello! TakeTwo is the one who kicked off this whole InSecuROM activation bullshit. I love when they say the only people who are mad are the PC pirates, paying customers don't mind this type of DRM. I want to scream two inches from their faces (with droplets of spit flying out of my mouth at high velocity) But the PC pirates are downloading the game without DRM!! What The Fuck Kind Of Logic Are You Attempting To Use?

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r3dd4wg

I won't be buying GTA IV with SecurRom (or whatever it is).  It might as well be a virus.

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thegamepro

     Come on guys, is secuROM really that bad?  I own games that have secuROM and so far it didn't cause any problems for me.  I have Nero burning software installed and it never complained. 

     First off, secuROM is NOT a rootkit!  I can understand why everybody would hate the Spore DRM since that it limited installs/activations and forced you to call an 800 number but with GTA 4, it sounds like there won't be any limits on installs/PC's/activations. 

     Just as long as I am not limited on the number of systems or installations, I'll be happy.  I never ran into any of the problems you guys have described. 

     I already have this game preordered through steam and will be ready to enjoy its awesomeness while you guys continue to keep bitching about the name "secuROM." 

     Just be glad that we have a GTA 4 on the pc because Rockstar could have easily have just cancelled their PC development.   

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HeartBurnKid

Do yourself a favor, if you do install GTA IV or any other SecuROM game, never uninstall it.  If you do uninstall it, you've got a 50/50 shot of hosing your CD drive due to the damage SecuROM does to your drivers.

Frankly, if they're shipping with SecuROM, then I'd rather they cancelled.  It's like getting a christmas present, and finding a turd inside.  It may be "the thought that counts", but I'd rather have got nothing than that.

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gothliciouz

i was thinking  about buying this game, but now  is clear that i won't...damn rockstar

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Baer

I installed Crysis some months back. I then had an intermitent problem with my optical drives not being recognized. There are fixes which I will not take the time to discuss here but the issue reocured over and over again. It cost me much agrivation and a lot of time. I DID NOR REALIZE THAT CRYSIS HAS INSTALLED SecuROM, there was no warning, no notice. I looked for it and found it, It took me a few hours to get it totally off my system. Once I deleted Crysis and removed SecuROM including the blocked registry items everything runs well once again.

Here is an excellent link telling you how to dump SecuROM. http://www.reclaimyourgame.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=40

 I swear, I am off EA games and off all SONY products. For the first time in my 28 years messing with computers I sympathise with the pirates. I recommend that anyone that cares about how reliable your computer is never install ANYTHING from companies that out his crapola on your computer.

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AndyYankee17

technically steam is entirely DRM, although it's more to protect the consumer than the company. Also, the entire steam platform stands for installing games on multiple PCs, games are binded to the person, not the machine.

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dankers

It's funny that a gamethat involves having sex with prostitutes and then killing them so you can get your money back would be concerned with people stealing the game. In any case darkc0der already has a working crack. Sorry Rockstar.

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pistola

Steam version will have the same DRM on it, sadly.

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habuza

more DRM? Suck my genitals. I'm not buying anything with DRM on it. Just lost a customer Rock Star. Good luck with the virus you call anti-piracy.

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guest001

Does anyone know if the steam version of this will have drm on it? That's most likely where im going to buy it.

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