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Virtual Pool 4 (15th August)

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by rubberduck, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Gimpymoo

    Capodecina

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    BUYER BEWARE.

    The DRM used in VP3DL was dreadful.

    Want to install onto a desktop and a notebook or just 2 computers in your house?

    Forget it. It has a "phone home" DRM which reactivates itself each time it is ran from a different computer than the last time it was used.

    Do this more than 6 times per YEAR and you need to contact them to authorise a new key, which they are not obliged to do. Very inconvenient and impractical for the 21st century. That is the sort of this you had back in the nineties.

    I asked them about this DRM relating to VP4 and they informed me they using the same DRM which is disappointing.

    http://www.celeris.com/celeris_game_support_vp3_win-resistration.html

    Let them know your thoughts if you like the game but think the DRM stinks:

    support@celeris.com
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  2. Cyclone

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    Location: Essex

    Im playing VP3 a lot at the moment and this looks good. If enough people buy it we could have tournaments on here :)
     
  3. spoffle

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    Those graphics look pretty bad. Hustle Kings on the PS Vita looks a lot nicer. I know it's not all about graphics, but they really are bad.
     
  4. NuggetUK

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    Yeah, I'm thinking this should be called Virtual Pool 3 HD, rather than 4. Also all they have to do with the snooker mode is add the miss rule, it is otherwise already perfect.
     
  5. gothic_hobbit

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    This looks like it would be better suited to the Wii.
     
  6. yhack

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    The UI looks horrifyingly bad.
     
  7. FoxEye

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    It's simpler just to torrent it. Honestly, if they use a DRM like that, then they deserve everything they get.

    Myself, personally, I'd simply choose not to play it. But I wouldn't advise anyone to purchase a game with such stupid DRM.
     
  8. Gimpymoo

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    It is up.

    http://vponline.celeris.com/vp4offprod

    $29.99.

    Goes on sale Midnight on the 15th apparently, not sure what time zone that is.

    With such shady DRM and reluctant customer support, I find it difficult to justify the expense.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  9. DaveOwl

    Hitman

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    Wasn't on my radar and it's tempting but that DRM is putting me off as well. Seems like its been a nice update but nearly £25 hmm not sure.
     
  10. Phatjayunoi

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    Well looks like I wasn't wrong with how the trailer for the game takes me back the nineties, but the DRM too! Jesus! :eek:
     
  11. rubberduck

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    Anyone played it yet? I have bought it but am at work at the moment.
     
  12. Gimpymoo

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    I have just had the following email discussion with them:

    I sent:

    They replied:

    I replied:

    They replied:

    I replied:

    They replied with the following:

     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2012
  13. NuggetUK

    Gangster

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    Well, that response killed any ideas of buying the game on my part.
     
  14. Rebel=UK=

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    have to agreee, i will not be purchasing this after that reply ... :eek: (probably wouldn't have anyhow with that DRM)
     
  15. Phatjayunoi

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    Yep it's just killed off any excitement I had for this game.
     
  16. Dave85

    Sgarrista

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    What on earth, that is some primitive DRM they got going on. They could of easily implemented many different types that allow them some DRM protection while allowing multiple installs to different devices as said before they sound like they are a 90s company stuck in the 90s
     
  17. Phatjayunoi

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    Gimpymoo trolled us!

    He edited his post now and there is alot more!
     
  18. IanAG

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    Likewise, they have guaranteed a lost sale by trying to prevent a potential lost sale. Will reconsider if they change but they seem pretty stuck in their ways.
     
  19. robfosters

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    Well, been playing. I'm underwhelmed to say the least.
     
  20. David_VI

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    Well I don't think i'll be buying then... I'll probably try it out though ;)

    When will they release DRM causes more piracy.. for gods sake.