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    List of DRM-Free PC Games

    I created this thread for anyone who doesn't like to have DRM software on their system so anyone who knows of any games that ship without DRM please post here! Also please state if there is only a certain version of the game that is DRM free.
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    To get things started, I have a copy of Splinter Cell Chaos theory without DRM - it's the one with Ubisoft Exclusive and Focus Essential at the bottom of the case. AFAIK the original version had Starforce.

    Edit: Games which include DRM on purchase but can be removed by a patch are also welcome on this list but please state if this needs to be done. Also I suppose you could post games with a disc check but make sure that's made clear in your post so people can decide for themselves if that's OK. Thanks.
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Can I ask, restrict your posts in this thread to game suggestions please.

    If you've got general comments about DRM, or questions about specific games or implementations, can we do it in another thread, and leave this one for JUST DRM-free games lists. Otherwise, the actual suggestions will get lost in the chatter.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    http://www.the-prism.com/index.php?P...889&board=35.0

    prism is the forum for Reclaim Your Game! and is a nice place to learn about what's got what (or not).
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    I'm pretty sure that the original version of Oblivion shipped without any DRM, just a simple CD check. I'm not sure about the GOTY version though, that could be different.

    And for what it's worth, Dangerous Waters, an excellent modern submarine warfare simulator, and the true successor to 688i Hunter-Killer, ships without any DRM at all, not even a CD check... it's a very good game, but not a genre that appeals to many people.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Just to be sure, how are we defining DRM in this list? A disk check is DRM by the strict definition.

    Also are you including games which install the DRM but which you can patch later to remove the check (though the DRM software may remain on your computer from installation for example)?
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Diablo II: Installs with DRM, patch removes - unknown if any DRM remains on system unused by game.

    NWN: Installs with DRM, patch removes - likely some DRM remains on system unused.

    The Witcher: Installs with DRM, patch removes - DRM remains on system but can be completely removed via Tages uninstaller.

    Lego Star Wars: No DRM.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Can I ask, restrict your posts in this thread to game suggestions please.

    If you've got general comments about DRM, or questions about specific games or implementations, can we do it in another thread, and leave this one for JUST DRM-free games lists. Otherwise, the actual suggestions will get lost in the chatter.

    Thanks.
    Spot on. This is a wicked idea and I'd hate to see it spiral downward into a discussion about DRM in general, keep it up guys

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Supreme Commander and Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance: disk check is removed when game is patched, no online multiplayer without key. All other functions supported (LAN, Single Player)

    Sins of a Solar Empire: No DRM

    Gallatic Civilisations II: No DRM
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Can we sticky this thread so that others may benefit from this wisdom?
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    There's not actually all that much info yet!

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Quote Originally Posted by nightkhaos View Post
    Can we sticky this thread so that others may benefit from this wisdom?
    Yes, but not yet.

    A lot of people tend to miss stickys, and it'll get more activity, at least for a while, unstickied. If someone nudges me, or if I notice, I'll sticky it once natural activity dies down and it starts dropping.
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    A lot of Stardock games, all IIRC, are DRM-free.

    I'm impressed that EA are letting C&C4 be DRM free, even though you have to be online all the time to play.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    can we get the first post updated with the games?

    cod4 MP only needs a key check
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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    so where is the list? why aint the OP constructing an actual list in the first post of this thread? so anyone wanting to know what DRM-Free games their are have to scroll and read through each post?

    sort it out OP

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    Firstly, I ain't been very well for a few days so haven't posted at all and secondly because no comments etc were supposed to be posted on this thread so it read just like a list - read the first and second posts please.

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    Re: List of DRM-Free PC Games

    World of Goo! http://2dboy.com/games.php DRM-Free according to web page and it's also available on Steam.
    Last edited by watercooled; 25-08-2009 at 06:09 PM. Reason: Wasn't clear if non-Steam, DRM-free verion was available.

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