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Computer randomly exits out of games... Could Sims be to blame?

#1RaikouenPosted 8/16/2014 3:40:02 PM
My computer has been acting up, randomly shutting out of games without reason or warning. I couldn't understand why.

However, I did just realize that it started only after downloading Sims 2 Ultimate after it went free. I also remember seeing reports that it contains a DRM program that can cause various issues to a computer. Could this be what's causing it?
#2Raikouen(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2014 4:27:18 PM
Bump?
#3Kad-ManPosted 8/16/2014 4:51:57 PM
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.
#4Cool_Dude667Posted 8/16/2014 4:54:14 PM
Kad-Man posted...
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.


are you actually defending a buggy DRM service?
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#5Ticking_DeathPosted 8/16/2014 4:57:27 PM
Kad-Man posted...
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.


Fool detected.


Also, yes, the issue could very easily be SecuROM. Or Origin. Or Windows, especially if you're on 8. Or that dirty website you were on ten hours ago.

But probably SecuROM.
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#6Raikouen(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2014 4:57:31 PM
Well so far, for the past hour and a half straight, I've had no problems since uninstalling The Sims 2 entirely.

Then again, sometimes it would shut off within 15 mins, sometimes only after a few hours, so who knows...
#7Raikouen(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2014 4:59:21 PM
Ticking_Death posted...
Kad-Man posted...
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.


Fool detected.


Also, yes, the issue could very easily be SecuROM. Or Origin. Or Windows, especially if you're on 8. Or that dirty website you were on ten hours ago.

But probably SecuROM.


Well I don't have Origin running (only thing I even have downloaded from it now is Peggle, for my gf), I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate, and I don't have an active internet connection so using websites on my PC is currently impossible.

I'm wanting to believe it was Sims, but I may still be wrong.
#8Kad-ManPosted 8/16/2014 5:01:23 PM
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Kad-Man posted...
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.


are you actually defending a buggy DRM service?


Yes cause 90% of problems reported blamed on secuROM and other DRM are faults of someone being an idiot and installing a virus or faulty hardware.
#9Ticking_DeathPosted 8/16/2014 5:13:51 PM(edited)
Kad-Man posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Kad-Man posted...
SecuROM isnt causing any issues its something else, anyone who blames crap on secuROM cant reproduce the effect on the exact same setup its 100% a myth.


are you actually defending a buggy DRM service?


Yes cause 90% of problems reported blamed on secuROM and other DRM are faults of someone being an idiot and installing a virus or faulty hardware.


>Sony had to create a diagnostic tool to help people fix problems caused by SecuROM, yet SecuROM doesn't cause any problems.

https://support.securom.com/analysis.php <- Proof that I'm not making this up.

Raikouen posted...
Well I don't have Origin running (only thing I even have downloaded from it now is Peggle, for my gf), I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate, and I don't have an active internet connection so using websites on my PC is currently impossible.

I'm wanting to believe it was Sims, but I may still be wrong.


Is your computer actually shutting down, or are the games you're playing just suddenly crashing/closing?
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#10Orestes417Posted 8/16/2014 5:14:43 PM
He is correct though. There's a disturbing lack of repeatable proof that things like Starforce, Securrom, and others caused issues.
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