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Official 'Spore' de-authorization tool released

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Dec 2008 20:17 User comments (6)

Official 'Spore' de-authorization tool released Electronic Arts, the publisher behind the most pirated game of 2008, Spore, has now released a De-Authorization Tool which it hopes will help quell some of the anger consumers have felt over the game's crippling SecuROM DRM.
The site says:
"By running the de-deauthorization tool, a machine "slot" will be freed up on the online Product Authorization server and can then be re-used by another machine.

You can de-authorize at any time, even without uninstalling Spore, and free up that machine authorization. If you re-launch Spore on the same machine, the game will attempt to re-authorize."


Previously, buyers of the game were stuck with only a few authorizations and lost one each time the game was installed, even after hard drive failure or video card updates.

This is only important to those that have already purchased the game though, because Spore is now available via Steam without any DRM.

Get the tool here: Spore De-Authorization Tool

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6 user comments

121.12.2008 23:32

thats why i love Steam. you can download most games from steam with no DRM and backup all the game files of the game downloaded threw steam on to a dvd. then you have a game with no drm.

222.12.2008 16:18

Originally posted by DXR88:
thats why i love Steam. you can download most games from steam with no DRM and backup all the game files of the game downloaded threw steam on to a dvd. then you have a game with no drm.
steam is good? dude i know this your opinion but you got to be shitting me. Once bought the orange box, and it was a nightmare activating it.

322.12.2008 18:40

Today I was looking for a few last Christmas presents and then I seen a cheap copy of Spore. But then I remembered how bad the DRM was so I never bought it. But tonight I read that EA have slightly reduced the crippling effect of their DRM and I still won't buy it. TO LATE AND TOO LITTLE. (The price was 19.99)

523.12.2008 1:09

Why is this not released with the game?
They can track the frequency of activations rather easily so bad keys are canned regardless of de activation being available for legit users to use....

623.12.2008 19:24

Damage control. But the damage is done.

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