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Windows 10 Wonít Run Games Using SafeDisc Or Securom DRM


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

Windows 10 won’t run games that employ SafeDisc or certain versions of Securom DRM, rendering hundreds of old disc-based games potentially unplayable without complex workarounds. Games which used these forms of DRM range from Crimson Skies to Grand Theft Auto 3, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 to the original The Sims. Yet despite this change coming in Windows 10, blame can’t likely be placed at Microsoft’s feet. For one, SafeDisc is notoriously insecure and Microsoft’s decision to block it from their new operating system will likely protect more users than it hurts.

 

 

Guess it will be a good idea to keep a computer with an older OS around if you play games with these DRMs.

 

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 11:23 AM

I'm happy with why it won't work.

 

There are just two silly exceptions: antivirus software and stuff that’s deeply embedded into the system needs updating – but the developers are on it already – and then there are old games on CD-Rom that have DRM. This DRM stuff is also deeply embedded in your system, and that’s where Windows 10 says “sorry, we cannot allow that, because that would be a possible loophole for computer viruses.”

 

I'm not a fan of DRM.  I buy my software and don't feel that I should be punished because I purchase instead of steal.  DRM only punishes those people willing to pay for your product.  You can probably replace these games, if you really need to play them, with a download version from [/url=https://www.gog.com/]GOG[/url] or similar companies.



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:11 PM

Yep, DRM sucks big time. Remember the rootkit Sony installed when you played a CD?






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