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View Poll Results: Eagle Dynamics New DRM Expiration Period Limit
1 Calendar Day 3 0.69%
3 Calendar Days ( Current System Under Evaluation ) 7 1.60%
7 Calendar Days 29 6.64%
14 Calendar Days 44 10.07%
21 Calendar Days 10 2.29%
30 Calendar Days ( Once a Month ) 154 35.24%
60 Calendar Days 11 2.52%
90 Calendar Days 207 47.37%
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:13 AM   #721
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I cant get why they cant atleast just provide steam keys for modules one bought on ED as so many other games / shops do. Even if they fear that one would gift his "extra" steam key to someone else the could simply add the Ed-Login to the steam version and check if that steam key belongs to this account.


I only own the Harrier on Steam and expect f18 and persian golf every other module/map on ED, but i would like to move over to steam completly as downloading updates is so much better with steam ( pause downloads, bandwith limiting... )
Likely because Valve wants money for the keys.

Btw. you can pause an DCS download/update as well, simply cancel and it will pick up where it stopped at the next start.
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:50 AM   #722
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Please just make it like every other AAA Title.


Offline, single play - no key check.
Online - key check.


So simple, and it works for everyone else.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:43 AM   #723
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Please just make it like every other AAA Title.


Offline, single play - no key check.
Online - key check.


So simple, and it works for everyone else.
Already implemented. If you cancel the Login you are in offline single player.
If you need a longer period, activate "offline mode" with the new offline mode switch in the main menu screen, left of the logout button (what looks like a Wifi Symbol).

Be aware you need to be online(!!!) to deactivate it again!

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https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=207670
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Old 06-10-2018, 06:24 AM   #724
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Ahh, thanks! I'll have to try it out.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:47 AM   #725
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Is there an offline mode for 1.58 or only for 2.5?
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:27 AM   #726
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Is there an offline mode for 1.58 or only for 2.5?
from 2.5.1 onward

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:52 AM   #727
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I hope comes out soon lol because I have laptop that could really use this feature.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:30 PM   #728
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I hope comes out soon lol because I have laptop that could really use this feature.
Bare in mind you are putting your account offline, so to go back online you need to enable online from the same machine, you can not login to other machines if you are offline and use them online.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:31 PM   #729
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My vote in the poll sadly isn't among options cause it's: remove this flawed system.

DCS has the worst protection/activation system I've seen in my life and I've been flying since Commodore C64 times. It's also the most abusive to legal owner system that I've seen.

Personally I would want it to be completely removed and ED going back to the drawing board and rethink it from ground up. Other games have single-activation system and it works well for them. No-one else has this ridiculous requirement of logging in every few days and activating and re-activating and having LIMITED ACTIVATIONS. Seriously, who the heck came up with that?!

Why is ED too "good" for single activations? After all, even the biggest authorities on copy protection have stated that these days copy protection lasts only for a few days and their goals is to protect product only for the first few days of the launch that are the most profitting. Why shaft the guy who gave you the money because of someone who didn't?

My first biggest issue is that I'm NOT the owner of the module I bought with my hard-earned money, I just rent it and I'm not allowed to sell it, loan it or give it way. Imagine buying a car and the sales rep telling you "Keep in mind, even though you paid the full, idiotically exorbitant price, this vehicle does not belong to you and you are not allowed to do as you please with it and the manufacturer can come in at any time and take it away from you".

Would you be happy? Would you support that?
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:45 AM   #730
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I don't mind a vigorous copy protection but this current system sucks.
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