10 Anti-Piracy Measures In Video Games That Were Total Genius

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  • Eduardo Mendez
    Eduardo Mendez 50 минут назад

    lmfao as soon as I saw the thumbnail to this video I knew this was gonna be good and that someone, somewhere got trolled *HARD* by the Witcher game.

  • Geen naam
    Geen naam Час назад

    Since steam is arround i never felt the need to pirate. I personally think piracy was mostly a response to the overpriced games a decade ago. Games that i pirated during that time as a kid i have all bought now as an adult a decade later. I think most people want to reward a developer for their hard work. As for poor people in countries like Africa and Russia, i can really understand if they still pirate, as paying your whole months income on a game is retarded. Most companies have regional pricing but not all.

  • Tolga
    Tolga 2 часа назад

    I was perplexed for ages with the Red Alert 2 self destruct. I had the standalone game and then installed the first decade and then boom!

  • BlankFX
    BlankFX 3 часа назад

    As most games still get properly cracked, most of these things never actually happen or get fixed by the scene very fast.

  • Yousif Tareq
    Yousif Tareq 3 часа назад

    I guess steam needs to put face recognition for you to play.

    That top whatevers could only be supplied by the game devs, hoping no one would hack the original game? :\

  • Subhanu Bhattacharya
    Subhanu Bhattacharya 3 часа назад

    Someone who still thinks Copying is Stealing should not be allowed on the Interwebz.

  • Iosis07
    Iosis07 5 часов назад

    If any of game developers reading this, please know I would rather buy original copy of game than pirated one. Problem is, price is to high for me. If game prices are adjusted to my county standard, I would buy games.
    And stop selling us half products, than later sell us DLC which we need to pay.

  • Mr B
    Mr B 10 часов назад

    Funny enough, most of these games play just fine pirated, but these copy protection "jokes" have instead triggered for players that actually bought the game...
    Skullgirls? The DRM free version on GoG allways triggered the message.
    Arma II had so much problems with Fade, that the official response was "reinstall".
    Game Dev Tycoon had the "pirates" ruin games for honest buyers, and had to be patched.
    SS3, i never heard it actually affecting honest buyers, but it did give the game a horrible rep, and a lot of people got turned of buying it as a result.
    Mirrors Edge triggered for buyers. Solved with patch 1.01, and before it was out, disabling PhysiX sometimes got you around it.
    RA2, selfdestruct triggered for people who bought the C&C pack on Origin.
    Crysis warhead, chicken gun triggered if the copy protection wasn't allowed to read the games memory to verify the game exe. As might happen if you run a good antivirus.
    Witcher 2, the DRM was removed entirely, from the game with patch 1.1 since it gave honest buyers poor performance, while it was cracked and a none issue for pirates.

    Bottom line is... DRM systems tend to affect honest buyers a lot more then the pirates. Hell, it's been so bad that the games support at different times have been known to suggest that buyers use a cracked exe to play the game, to circumvent issues with the DRM system.
    Sad things happen when the game you bought screw you over...

  • Gustavo Gutierrez
    Gustavo Gutierrez 13 часов назад

    So much bs. Game dev tycoon developers uploaded themself the pirates version as a publicity stunt

  • Dercio Silveira
    Dercio Silveira 13 часов назад

    Man; more than 10 year ago, when I havent money, the games hacked never did that...

  • Michael Sykes
    Michael Sykes 13 часов назад

    There are proper cracks for most if not all the games mentioned.

  • Freedom Of Motion
    Freedom Of Motion 16 часов назад

    Copying is not the same as stealing....

    Let's say someone could copy your car with some kind of fancy future machine ( If you've ever played total annihilation , something like nanolathing) you get to have your car still, but someone else gets a car.

    Would you be upset? If your answer is yes then it's likely out of jealously / warped concept of ownership rather than any logical reason ha.

    As if someone can make a perfect copy of an item without it costing you anything, that's fucking cool.

  • c0m4ndo45
    c0m4ndo45 16 часов назад

    Wow... I did not know of any of these. Actually, I should be proud about that...

  • Khalid khudhori
    Khalid khudhori 16 часов назад

    Red Alert was one hell of a game.

  • Alfons Alex
    Alfons Alex 16 часов назад

    f they detect it's pirated, why not just stop the game from running at all?

  • lastxp xro
    lastxp xro 16 часов назад

    Rather play illegal copy just to try and beat it

  • Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
    Aishwarya Shiva Pareek 17 часов назад

    Please do a video on How they detect piracy in offline games if possible.

  • NotASkinwalker -
    NotASkinwalker - 18 часов назад

    Thought that was fucking momokun in the thumbnail

  • SixStringLove Guy
    SixStringLove Guy 19 часов назад

    Ultima 7 The Black Gate came with a cloth map. To progress at the beginning, you had to talk to the town mayor and he would ask you questions that could only be answered if you had the map. Like "what is the longitude of Skara Brae" and a slider would appear. It ask about three or four questions like that and he would then give you the password. The expansion did the same thing only if you failed, all the dialog boxes would be replaced with "Oink". Instead of a question like "how are you?" it would say "oink oink oink" I suppose they're calling you a pig for pirating the game.

  • Parade The Gospel
    Parade The Gospel 19 часов назад

    I'm glad there are measures and all but if people just didn't steal... But that's mankind for you. They need the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that's what I'm all about.

  • bryan joiner
    bryan joiner 19 часов назад

    lol cuz meh denova brah

  • Alexis Harper
    Alexis Harper 19 часов назад +1

    How about Batman Arkham Games? The cape doesn’t work. On pirated copies, it’s impossible to get very far because of that.

  • Magma Vol
    Magma Vol 19 часов назад +2

    The Other Ways to Stop Piracy:
    1) Make Games similiar(a little higher) price than movie Tickets so everybody can buy it. & not like 80$...
    2) add online Gaming mode additional for Single Player Games so that everyone one will buy games.. to play online
    3) No LootBoxes / No Extra PAid Items /NO PAY TO WIN!! (Good Balance Gameplay) and everyone will buy your game

  • Alex V
    Alex V 20 часов назад

    I mean if you pirate a good RIP that was hacked properly, you will have 0 trouble.

  • Nickolas Barmenkov
    Nickolas Barmenkov 20 часов назад

    Yeah, in 90-s russia we PAYED for pirated games and movies. It was pretty much the only way to play ANYTHING. I'm on a quest now to buy all my favorite childhood games on Steam now to bring justice to the world

  • Bogdan Anghelescu
    Bogdan Anghelescu 20 часов назад

    With EA around of ppl pirate shit !

  • gubbikiller
    gubbikiller 20 часов назад

    so many people in comments showing they are pirates without thinking XD

  • traX
    traX 21 час назад

    Piracy isnt the Issue, the Concerns are. They release totaly unfinnished games, cut away 60% of gamecontent to sell those content in form of 3 extra DLC's to you. But in same way in Movie, Music or Game industry its a missconception to say that piracy causes financial damage. Thats simply not true, but the companys try to sell it to everyone this way. Who ever gets that stuff on a illigal way, like piratebay and shit, is causing 0 damage. Its no loss since its a coppy wich wouldnt had been sold anyway. Its more like the downloaders arnt willingly to pay 60$ for something that they wouldnt buy in a shop for 10$ , since they dont feel like its worth 10$. The whole industry should be more focussed on giving pplz 100% of the content that they payed for and making good content (so its worth to be bought) instead of bitching arround about Pirates...

  • CheeseKorn
    CheeseKorn 21 час назад

    unless you're captain jack sparrow

  • Weasel Abby
    Weasel Abby 22 часа назад

    "I mean can I research DRM" Yes. Go and do that my child.

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 22 часа назад

    Some people pirate a game to see if they like it after the game has had mixed reviews. Such as mirrors edge catalyst (btw i bought it after 3 hours of trying it out great game)

  • snaip
    snaip 22 часа назад

    So many pirated stock images in this video.

  • Scott McLaughlin
    Scott McLaughlin 22 часа назад

    No fucking way, I played Spyro when I was a kid and wondered why I always had to start again every time I turned on my PS1, I saved the same dragons every time and chased that little fucker with the egg every time but never questioned why it didn't save.

  • mike777881
    mike777881 23 часа назад

    I havent pirated anything since I was a kid with no money and my parents refused to buy me shit. I just wish though that either more games/softwares offered demo/trial versions so you can actually see if you like the game before you buy it. And I know steam has that 2 hour return policy but sometimes that isnt enough to determine if you like a game.

  • JP de la Torre
    JP de la Torre 23 часа назад

    None of these apply when you crack the game. Learn how to properly get your pirated copies, guys.

  • 6xSnake6x
    6xSnake6x 23 часа назад

    While I do advocate paying for people's work, piracy (at least in the digital realm) is NOT stealing.

  • Jnanesh WAR
    Jnanesh WAR День назад

    60€ for a single game? bitch u gotta be rich to play some shit

  • Cesc C.
    Cesc C. День назад +34

    Pirates raped Denuvo this year, keep the piracy up

    • kasey demerchant
      kasey demerchant 16 часов назад +1

      Cesc C. Actually it was someone at denuvo that got fired that has been helping massively

  • Red FoGSX
    Red FoGSX День назад

    But there is one big problem if developers use errors for pirated games here my example: I had a friend he said the game Rage would not be good at all. But I was interessted in that game so later I got it for PS3, so I played it and loved it and asked him again why he´s thinking it would not be good. Then he admit he used a pirated version on PC and could not play it very far. So because it had malfunctions he thought the original game has it too and I almost didn´t play this great awesome game because of his misleading info. So this isn´t a good solution to add weird errors, better direct messages.

  • maskdanger
    maskdanger День назад +1

    Developers using micro-transactions on a full priced game is like pirating to me it works both ways.

  • Jynx Draxxin
    Jynx Draxxin День назад

    More games need this type of security! =) *How to stop piracy? Let them play the game until the game stops them!!!*

  • JJAG0102
    JJAG0102 День назад +1

    People claim piracy is bad. Yet. Noone has any fucking money! Game and movie makers make good ass money. So if were too broke to buy thier shit its their fault for being greedy bastards just trying to make money. Fuck those assholes. Keep pirating!

  • FD_Stalker
    FD_Stalker День назад

    If devs think single-player anti-pirate is a serious thing, then they will not make money. Smart devs will dev online or multiplayer contents to attract players, like Taleworlds of M&B, but at same time not limit their single-player mode to be "online" only; good devs will use their actual content to attract players and guarantee their "loyalty", even pirates will pay for the game after hundred hours playing on cracked version, like 2k of civ5, bethesda of the elder scrolls & fallout series; trash devs like EA would make sure players be 100% online while playing the game; and devs who care too much about pirate players, deserve a total failure

  • Chen G
    Chen G День назад

    Why didn’t you mention all of these are fixed in a few days?

  • hipster doofus
    hipster doofus День назад

    back in the 80s, there was a game called Alternate Reality: the City that punished piracy by giving your in-game character an incurable case of scurvy.

  • Daren Stein
    Daren Stein День назад

    There are pirates, good pirates, great pirates and then there's pirates like Captain Jack Sparrow of Piracy.

  • Jeffrey Black
    Jeffrey Black День назад

    It isn't just red alert that suffers from legitimate users suffering the same problem. All anti-piracy measures can fail and get legitimate users as well. And of course, the pirates just circumvent it anyway.

    These anti-piracy measures only harm the game and legitimate users and potentially a few pirates for a short period of time before they circumvent them.

  • T C
    T C День назад

    I'm more interested in how they got these anti-piracy measures in to the game and how they can differentiate between the real and pirated copies.

  • GOODkidXD
    GOODkidXD День назад

    5.21 Can anyone tell me which part of the game it is? E.g Red alert yuri revenge. I played this game with stealth tanks (accidentally found it after repeatedly playing the same round when I drag past the trees). I miss this game.. Someone please tell me which part it the evil scientist so I can play my childhood game.


    I was trying to find this game last week that I played when I am young but cannot seems to find it until I watch this video! It makes me very excited even though its 4am now! Thumbs up 👍

  • Google User
    Google User День назад

    I know someone who has torrented some of these games and they work without these issues listed.

  • Jonathan Watson
    Jonathan Watson День назад

    well if you make a good game people will buy it, i download most games before i buy them, this saves me buying games that are not worth the price they try to get you to pay. if the devs dont like this tuff shit i dont like buying crap games.

  • Mladen Mijatov
    Mladen Mijatov День назад

    The only right approach to piracy is the one Valve has.

  • Frustrated Human
    Frustrated Human День назад

    How do a teen buy a original game where doller is x60 comparing another currency? Thus either have to reduce cost or support piracy.

  • Claire AwesomeSauce
    Claire AwesomeSauce День назад

    I don't think most people who pirate games are just looking to be a dick. $60 is an awful lot of money to invest into something that you may not enjoy or even worse, might not work on your system or has bugs. Demos have all but vanished and the press, rather than protect the consumer, serve as little more than publicity for the games. Need I remind everyone the ass-rape that gamers gave them in 2014?

    I typically follow a rule, if there is no demo, I will give myself an hour or two to see if I want the game. If I do, I'll buy it, if not, it gets uninstalled. Most of the big cracker names like Skidrow or Reloaded prompt people to buy the games if they like them.

  • Aeterna Nox
    Aeterna Nox День назад

    Ah, Spyro 3. Crashing, losing the progress and inability to move further than world 2 (though with ability to fight final boss and crash again) didn't stop me from playing it. In my childhood in a country where internet wasn't a thing everywhere and there were no licenced PS game stores (and the ones that actually were available were only in a capital city, traveling to which was hard) there wasn't a concept of piracy, just a concept of deficiency of games. So we had what we got, pirated versions, just because there was no other way.

  • Abdellatif Abdelouahab
    Abdellatif Abdelouahab 2 дня назад

    You claim to be on the side of justice, you forgot to say corporate justice. SHAME ON YOU

  • FLAZ
    FLAZ 2 дня назад

    What if the guy who pirated the witcher had a granny fetish?

    • Azurasy
      Azurasy День назад

      i wouldnt be surprised if someone who already had bought a legit copy, still downloaded the pirated granny version

  • jeice13
    jeice13 2 дня назад

    Given how people seem to get around basically every drm why wouldnt they be able to just remove these? I suppose the less intrusive ones might be left in but do you really think no one would bother fixing unplayability as much as they they would drm based unplayability? Is there something special about what arma 2 did for example that makes it harder to fix? If so why not just apply the same thing to regular drm? Also theft is a lot less clear cut when it comes to digital media, is listening to music on youtube stealing if you dont buy it? Is watching a show no one sells for free?

  • Adham Magdy
    Adham Magdy 2 дня назад

    So what.. pirates can't be stopped.. they'll just release an update to the crack 😂😂😂

  • Richard Urbanec
    Richard Urbanec 2 дня назад

    Last 5 games I pirated... In three cases I pirated to play them before I could afford buying them and in two cases to get them, because they aren't available anymore.

  • Repvoid
    Repvoid 2 дня назад

    I pirated Crysis 3 and got to the last boss and couldn't fucking do any damage to it. Talk about a fuck with no climax..

  • Paul Chang
    Paul Chang 2 дня назад

    cool and creative concepts but how do they actually enforce these anti-piracy measures? couldn't someone just upload a "fix" for the software and it would be done with in a matter of seconds?

  • The Woah of Prophecy
    The Woah of Prophecy 2 дня назад

    Or just be a smart pirate and get patches and updates.

  • matthew martin
    matthew martin 2 дня назад

    How do these things work

  • 2amProFilms
    2amProFilms 2 дня назад

    Actually funny because of this video I went out and tried pirated copies of each game and had none of the issues described int his video, I smell BS here bud!

  • TheGreatAcePilot
    TheGreatAcePilot 2 дня назад

    How cute that some people still believe that sharing without any profit is piracy

  • Hung Dang
    Hung Dang 2 дня назад

    666 subs NICE

  • Mani Bhushan
    Mani Bhushan 2 дня назад

    I am going to pirate witcher 2 just for granny romance..

  • Ferval Lankman
    Ferval Lankman 2 дня назад

    The best devs are the ones that upload their game to pirate bay themselves.

  • audrion bird
    audrion bird 2 дня назад

    Good cracks don't have these issues

  • The Headless Horseman
    The Headless Horseman 3 дня назад

    Funny cuz I pirated all these games and none of this shit existed

  • Bogdan Iorga
    Bogdan Iorga 3 дня назад

    I simply stoped to play games.

  • Hannah B.
    Hannah B. 3 дня назад

    Pause at 3:29 to see a hypocrite. Lmao
    Shaking
    My
    Fucking
    Head

    That one didn’t deserve to be abbreviated

  • Liba Barefro
    Liba Barefro 3 дня назад

    yeah like World of Tanks
    need Web , you cant pick the Map , multi player only , and they want 100 bucks every year

  • Adrian Fidi
    Adrian Fidi 3 дня назад

    can you talk faster ?

  • Sgt. Marshall
    Sgt. Marshall 3 дня назад

    cracked most of those games and never had issues, there's many fixes online on how to bypass these measures lol

  • Nathan Barbu
    Nathan Barbu 3 дня назад

    "Have you ever beaten a combat game as a pacifist? It's not easy!"
    Dishonored was piss easy, even without powers.

  • alex arreola
    alex arreola 3 дня назад

    Pirated mirrors edge. Beat it no problem

  • Kin Cain
    Kin Cain 3 дня назад

    6:05 did you seriously just show a picture of a black dude and say "nig themselves a copy"?

  • Etherloc
    Etherloc 3 дня назад +1

    Curb your piracy

  • FulgerTheDude
    FulgerTheDude 3 дня назад

    Lol I beat Crysis Warhead with that bug , ez game of my life and yes it was pirated.

  • Cloud Ninja
    Cloud Ninja 3 дня назад

    I wanna pirate crysis warhead 3 just to shoot chickens at a helicopter

  • Raven Marine
    Raven Marine 3 дня назад

    can't say i had that issue with red alert 2

  • DJPlace007
    DJPlace007 3 дня назад

    1:14 what a dumbass.

  • Michael K.
    Michael K. 3 дня назад

    Won't lie, when I was younger I pirated probably 3 or 4 games. There was a game where you could survive with dinosaurs (Not ARK) and it let me explore. Catch was it didn't give me the tool you are supposed to start with.

  • snoookie456
    snoookie456 4 дня назад

    Crysis also never had chickens for bullets in the pirated versions I and many people I knew played.
    You guys really are noobs.

  • snoookie456
    snoookie456 4 дня назад

    Mirror's Edge doesn't lag when you pirate it.
    I hope EA goes bankrupt by the way.

  • LongTimeAgo
    LongTimeAgo 4 дня назад

    Strange. I had Red Alert 2 as a kid illegally (bought it some time later so I could play against my friends) but never experienced the self-destruct bug.

  • Torres9 Nothing
    Torres9 Nothing 4 дня назад

    I pay only for best games. Meaning I use piracy in 99,999 percent of time .thank you, pirats, I truly respect you.

  • Jon Roberson
    Jon Roberson 4 дня назад

    How does the game know it’s pirated?

  • Melody
    Melody 4 дня назад

    I did not imagine you as looking like this.

  • Aura Rowe
    Aura Rowe 4 дня назад

    What I don't understand about alot of these methods are they just exclusive to attempting to for comedy sake make a broken version of the game that the developers themselves leak onto popular torrent websites? Because obviously these aren't cracked copies with intelligent systems figuring out the game was actually attained illegitimately

  • TheClay005
    TheClay005 4 дня назад

    But just like pirate. When there are holes on the ship they patch it.

  • Richard Fukuda
    Richard Fukuda 4 дня назад +11

    How does a game know if its pirated?

    • Jani Poutanen
      Jani Poutanen Минуту назад

      Executable performs hidden check to see if game files are altered. You can try cracking simple programs yourself if you want, its fun. Just Google for tools and tutorials

    • Chris Williams
      Chris Williams 2 часа назад

      By releasing the game for free, you cannot legally punish those who download your free release.

    • niklas pfafenrot
      niklas pfafenrot 4 дня назад

      Richard Fukuda every game has a code which a pirated game hasnt

    • DarkXair
      DarkXair 4 дня назад +5

      It doesn't know it. Cracking games is about "removing" checks or simulating, that game is original.
      Game dev companies, comes with lot of nasty things that should protect against piracy, but in reality, this protections are cracked in few weeks.

      And there is one funny thing. For your personal purpose, you can make a copy of every legally owned movie, software... Reason is to protect orginal media from destroing and losing your game. But with this piracy protections, you can't do this. Only way is breaking piraci protection.

      That means, there is no way how can game know if it is legal copy of your software or pirated version.

    • gyroninja
      gyroninja 4 дня назад

      Richard Fukuda Either the game studio releases the game for free (like game dev tycoon did) or you just do regular licence checks.

  • MPSecare
    MPSecare 4 дня назад

    hehe gray fever

  • marina
    marina 4 дня назад

    fuck yeah, red alert!

  • Pawan V
    Pawan V 4 дня назад

    What about Crysis 3 where you can't kill the boss ?

  • Laura Evonne
    Laura Evonne 4 дня назад

    Come to think of it, what IS the square root of a fish?

  • Chris Keddy
    Chris Keddy 4 дня назад

    WOW too funny. Game making simulator give you no profit because of piracy when you pirate that simulator.

  • Vin4enco
    Vin4enco 4 дня назад

    Punishing Pirates? If you are more concerned about losing money to piracy than why are u investing more into developing something that will be cracked day 1? lol
    Why not using those resources for developing strategies that will actually incentivise pirates to buy the game.