Take On Helicopters Degrades when PiratedBy Miodrag Kovačević | November 10, 2011 | News | No comments | Share
Bohemia Interactive, famous for Operation Flashpoint as well as the ARMA series has commented on their own approach to DRM after a forum post complaining about their latest game, Take On Helicopters not working properly.
How Bohemia Interactive approaches the issue is not by sealing off the gates to their product, which pirates then break and enjoy without further issues. Rather, you are able to play the game, but thanks to the DRM dubbed FADE, performance slowly degrades. Your accuracy starts getting flimsy, the AI gets erratic, or, in the case of Take On Helicopters, the screen gets murky as if you’re driving through a rainstorm.
Piracy is a big problem for Bohemia Interactive, as an independent PC developer, and we’re trying to focus our support as much as possible towards users of legitimate copies. Counterfeit copies of our games may degrade and, moral aspects aside, we certainly recommend only playing the original version. We have a free public demo version of Take On Helicopters in the development pipeline for those that prefer to test it before buying.Bohemia Interactive