Tuesday, June 16, 2009

DRM Relapse

Remember when Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) first came out for PC, I blog that I will not be buying it because it has DRM. I really should have followed my own advice because during the weekend, I saw GTA IV at the PC Show and bought it because it has a very good discount.

Man, do I regret it now!

GTA IV comes with an ‘Online Activation’ which you have to go online to activate it. Only problem for me is that I can’t activate it online. I tried but it keep telling me that online activation is overdue. I went to Rockstar Games website and saw that there is a manual activation. It says that during installation, there will be a box that pop-up if you are not online that you can request for an ‘Unlock-code.

It says ‘during installation’ so that means I have to uninstall it first! Ok fine, a little troublesome but I gave it a shot. I uninstall it, off my internet, reinstall the game and there was no pop-up box. I can’t even enter the Rockstar Games Social Club to launch the game and everytime I tried to do a manual activation, it tell me it’s overdue.

I send an enquiry to Rocjstar, it’s over 24 hours and there’s still no reply. Anyone out there know how in the world do I get the game to start?

4 comments:

Zen said...

Yo! Chk out this link if you haven't seen it already - https://support.securom.com/rockstarunlock/index.php?c=offline

I dun play the game but I think you need to follow the guide to the exact. IMHO, too damn complicated just to install a game. No wonder there are crack versions of it on the net.

Chk this out for a laugh -
http://hellforge.gameriot.com/blogs/Random-Ravings/20-Easy-Steps-to-Starting-GTA-IV-on-Your-PC

Ghost said...

I've been on that site before. It says "During typical installations of GTA IV PC, users that have an active Internet connection will be prompted to perform an 'Online Activation' of the game", I have internet connection the first time I install and at no time was there a prompt to perform an 'Online Activation'. Also the Data Check reach 30%, and then it just say date overdue.

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