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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 01-21-2018, 08:15 AM   #661
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Yeah, that are good points. I would buy all the modules i want asap but since i dont know what happens to the steam-standalone compability i cant and i have to wait :-/
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:53 AM   #662
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I wouldn't, would hate to miss out on that $20 discount on the Hornet.
Not a real question for me, 14 months now i didn't buy any DCS product, new DRM + planes again in alpha/beta state from months/years don't show the way to buy any new product. When ED come back to a reasonable DRM may be I change my opinion and I'll buy the Hornet. I just want to play with products I buy when I want and where I want
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:56 AM   #663
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I wouldn't, would hate to miss out on that $20 discount on the Hornet.
20$ is not the issue here. I will also base all my future decisions on that question. 20$ is not a problem if the product is high quality ... and not an Alpha version.

For sure ... I will wait for the DRM policy decision ... and will wait until the F-18 reaches a level making it something more advanced than a MiG21/M2000 ( F-18 vs F/A-18 )
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:25 PM   #664
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Hi,

I'm using the most recent DCS 1.5.7 version. I'd like to run the
computer off the internet, no updates needed. Now DCS logs on
to the server every time I start it. In past versions I could disable
it, but now a pulled cable will result in a "you can play for 2 days" message.
I've seen how DCS can report technical reports to the server, lots
of personal info on the data off my harddrive - not sure why this
is in there.
Anyway, I tried to revert to an older version of DCS, but no luck -
not online anymore.

How can I go offline?
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:27 PM   #665
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You can't anymore: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=196585
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:48 PM   #666
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This is for the Harrier. I've got older modules, like
the MiG-21. I mean Facebook and Google know my
show size, I am paying with my personal data to get a
free service.
With the modules I bought (quite a few) I paid already,
so no internet connection needed (well, maybe every 6 months
to see if I am still alive).

Honestly, that's not cool. I've got little control of the usage
of my personal data - ED can easily install an update and
force me to send data which is none of EDs business. Talking
about big data. I'm just a regular flight simmer with love for
flying and simming, but this policy change renders all my
modules inoperable if I don't agree to log on - right?

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Old 01-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #667
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It's for DCS in general now: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=196857

You are not forced to update your game. You can still decline every update. But yes, you are forced to get online every few days. Unfortunately that's the standard nowadays, not just in DCS. Well, quite a lot of other games and software even require you to get online EVERY time you want to use it, not just every few days.
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:26 PM   #668
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Yes, call a russian server and get new unwated functions
with updates. I wonder if this is legal according to EU law.

Honestly, I read a few posts... am I the only one
to have second thoughts on this?
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:53 PM   #669
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As a DCS user with frequent lost of Internet connection during 1 to 6 days (far east of France), I would REALLY like at least a 7 days activation time. Last period of non-connection (2 weeks ago, during 5 days), I was FRIGHTENED to not be able to play all these costy modules!!!
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:02 AM   #670
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Yes, call a russian server and get new unwated functions
with updates. I wonder if this is legal according to EU law.

Honestly, I read a few posts... am I the only one
to have second thoughts on this?
As I said: This is pretty common in modern games and other software products, so if this would be illegal ther would be a lot of other games and software banned that are widespread.
Personally, I don't like it either, but I disliked the previous system with the limited activations even less. So it's an improvement for me.
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