Okay okay, so you're basically saying that if I want to avoid problems with DRM I need to get a new PC that's used just for gaming? That's like saying that there IS a problem with DRM. Big one too.
Not only are you twisting my words and attempting to use circular reasoning against me, you conveniently omitted my second point, so I'll quote myself again:
2. You said it right there "I've used them for legit purposes plenty of times....... " Why would you need to qualify your statement like that if the PRECONCEPTION of them being mostly used for ILLEGAL ACTIVITY wasn't true ? Your statement alone makes them "questionable"! .......think much?
Put Plainly! DRM exists because WE decided somewhere along the way that if it can be TAKEN without paying for it, why PAY?
Please read the following carefully. What I'm saying is.......there is a problem with what people think they should be able to do with their systems.
You yourself said, having an ISO-reader/emulator installed (which let's not forget...you HAVE used for legit purposes.......) caused a certain DRM to balk.
So in fact, something you had installed on your system which is MOST OFTEN used for illegal purposes (but you have used plenty of times for legit reasons) caused alarms to go off in the DRM which exists because WE insisted to make a sport of TAKING things we should be PAYING for? You can't see the real problem there?
People want be able to download anything and everything, install anything and everything, run anything and everying. That can only work if everyone is also prepared to accept the consequences of said actions. There are any number of reasons NOT to do one or all of the aforementioned not the least being that you may cause something ELSE to not function.
There are TWO ways to accept the consequences of one's computational actions!
1. If you insist on running emulators, decryptors, rippers, image-readers and the lot on your machine and DRM bitches at you, then un-install the offending software and chalk the frustration received as a result up to your own stubborness on the subject.
2. Do what I and obviously some other people have figured out. Run two machines. One for the DRM-enabled games which is kept clean of all "questionable software", so you will never have DRM hissy-fits, and another to do your "dirty" work on.
By the way, Dawn of Discovery is such a beautiful game. I seriously feel sorry for anyone who feels the need to forego this amazing game based on the vapid reasons for doing so detailed in this now thoroughly hiijacked thread!
-- monk out!