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SecuROM for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 explained

Wednesday, 27th January 2010 17:26 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The SecuROM implemented with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been explained a bit by DICE over on the official blog, and it looks like it will only be running when the game is running.

Here’s the rundown (via EvilAvatar):

The version is a wrapper around the main game executable. It does everything it can by running as a “normal” program; it does not install any sort of kernel software.

  • No software is permanently installed on your machine.
  • SecuROM is ONLY running when the game is running
  • When you uninstall the game, you will also uninstall the SecuROM software.

Authentication: You can authenticate by putting the DVD in the drive.

If you choose this method, you must have the DVD available every time you want to play. With this method, SecuROM will not go online at all. You can then play the single-player campaign 100 percent offline.

Authentication by going online: You can also choose to authenticate by going online once

When you purchase the game, you can authenticate it on up to 10 or 11 machines (1 DVD + 10 online). This allows you to play the single-player campaign on several machines at the same time.

Not too bad, really, considering some options for PC games of late.

SecuRom methods have been in the news quite a bit lately, what with Ubisoft changing its method, and GFWL limiting the number of activations for BioShock 2 despite its version of the detection software being used as a system check only.

BFBC2 is out in March.

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  1. ShiroGamer

    I hate to love DRM
    but this one seems very reasonable to me

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    Yeah it’s like only being kicked in the balls instead of being smashed in the balls with a sledgehammer.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ShiroGamer

    cmon this is one of the few reasonable ones out there ,unlike other games ,AM LOOKING AT YOU,BIOSHOCK

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    Does anyone know about the BETA? Do you HAVE to pre-order the game to get the BETA? =/

    #4 4 years ago
  5. MushroomStamp

    I don’t understand why companies even bother. Save the money you spend on useless DRM. NONE of it has EVER worked…. EVER. It accomplishes nothing but irritates the legal owner of the disc and pushes many to get the warez version .. and once someone starts using warez.. well… it’s usually a downward slide for their game purchasing

    So in short.. DRM helps grow pirating, the very thing they want to fight.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. RoarrrUK

    @Yoshi
    it looks like you do.
    steam or play.com. I’ve heard that some sites will be offering keys but haven’t a clue which. Play.com emailed out beta keys today.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    Thats what i was afraid of :( i really wanna try the beta to see how it feels etc. I would have pre-ordered from play.com but it doesnt have the limited edition and well Steam what can i say about Steam… pricing £35 when everywhere else is £25 is pathetic. Why should it be £10 more when its a digital version for one? =/

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    @Yoshi – they just announced something on that today, I am writing it up now.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    So basically it’s either a more advanced DVD check or go for the old authenticate method and not have the DVD.

    That’s the most reasonable so far.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Yoshi

    Yeh Steph but they didnt say much about if you didnt pre-order the game :( they just said about if you did pre-order it :’(

    #10 4 years ago