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IMPORTANT: AV-8B COPY PROTECTION CHANGE!


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IMPORTANT: AV-8B COPY PROTECTION CHANGE!

 

Dear all,

 

With the release of the AV-8B today, it is import to know that this will be the first DCS World product that uses our new protection system. Rather than use StarForce keys, we are moving to a “keyless” system which binds your purchase to your http://www.dcs-world.com username, and NOT a key. You will not need a constant internet connection either. The new system will just “phone home” after a three day period or the next time you log into DCS World.

 

This new system will also provide benefits for Steam users and Gifting. Once those details are worked out, we look forward to sharing them with you.

 

We strongly believe that this will make protection of your DCS World products much more simple. At a later point, we hope to apply this same protection system to all of our other modules.

 

Also, the AV-8B release today is for the Open Beta version of DCS World. Please make sure you use this version and that you update it today.

 

We must release all new aircraft modules on the Caucasus map first as not everyone may operate one of the DCS 2.1 maps. We don't believe it fair to force customers to purchase one of these maps to fly their new aircraft. We do though plan to update DCS 2.1 for the AV-8B in the next one to two weeks.

 

Thanks,

The Eagle Dynamics Team


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Dear all,

 

Many thanks for the constructive feedback on the new protection system. It’s essential for us to create the best DCS World experience possible and world class copy protection is important. We have been reading your comments and of particular note is your concern for the three day time frame within which a verification check needs to be completed. We will be carefully considering this and trying to find the best balance of a great DCS World experience for you while successfully protecting our IP. We take this very seriously and should have some feedback for you next week.

 

For the sake of clarity, this new system (currently only being used for the AV-8B), requires that each time you log into DCS World, the authorization for the module is extended (currently three days). It would only expire after not logging into DCS World for over three days. If you were to go on vacation for example and not be able to log into DCS World for greater than three days, then that is still okay. Upon your return, say three weeks later, you would log into DCS World and the module(s) would be re-authorized. The only complication arises if you are trying to play DCS World with no internet connection for greater than three days. This is the topic we will be re-evaluating. We hope this all makes better sense now.

 

Thanks,

Wags

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Dear all,

 

As mentioned earlier, I wanted to bring you some news on this subject by week’s end. Over the past week we’ve been discussing this matter in-depth to find the best compromise of making the protection as unobtrusive as possible, while at the same time protecting our property from theft. It’s safe to say that we will be making some changes, but they are not final and we’d like to postpone announcing them until we are sure of them.

 

Once we have finalized our keyless protection plans, we promise to inform you.

 

Thanks

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