Play without CD?

#1wiimusician7Posted 5/3/2009 11:11:58 AM
Ok so my sister is buying this game and installing it on her computer. She's gonna let me install in on mine too. Will it be possible for me to play after installation without the CD on my computer while she's playing it with the CD on hers?
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#2WarShyPosted 5/3/2009 11:12:59 AM
there are "ways"
but you can't talk about it on gamefaqs
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#3wiimusician7(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2009 11:35:18 AM
Lol. Legal ways please! She's buying it and we're both playing it. It worked on Flight Simulator X and other games. I just want to know if the same principle applies to The Sims 3.
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#4MoonjayPosted 5/3/2009 11:40:35 AM
I don't think there would be any legal way to do that with this game. Most newer games, and games from EA in general, are VERY stubborn about having the CD.

You'll probably need to buy two copies if you really want to play it that much.
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#5aladdin245Posted 5/3/2009 11:45:12 AM
spore doesnt need the cd so why should this.
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#6-Avariel-Posted 5/3/2009 12:04:12 PM
^Because Spore had the crappiest DRM around, that forced you to activate it online. This game will not have the same DRM Spore had.
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#7aladdin245Posted 5/3/2009 12:08:13 PM
what does drm, and activation online have to do with the ability to play with a cd or not?
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#8endocrinePosted 5/3/2009 12:16:46 PM

aladdin245 posted...
what does drm, and activation online have to do with the ability to play with a cd or not?
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If you activated it online and have drm for it, it means that only one computer can be playing it at any given time (while connected to the internet, which means you do not need a dvd). Games like CoH are perfect examples of this.

To be honest, I like this over having to switch outdvds constantly. While some games from smaller game companies allow you to play without the dvd in the drive (or no real copy protection like Paradox), it is rare to never from bigger companies like Activision, EA, etc.

#9MoonjayPosted 5/3/2009 12:46:32 PM
I prefer just having to switch the DVD to having DRM. I just find it simple and familiar I guess. It also helps that I usually only play one PC game at a time and just leave it in the drive for days/weeks until I'm done with it. :P
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#10wiimusician7(Topic Creator)Posted 5/3/2009 12:47:50 PM
Hmmm.....we'll see what happens. Hopefully it won't have that DRM crap on it. We only have money for 1 copy. The Sims 2 had DRM I think. You needed the CD to play it after installation. Hopefully *Crossed Fingers* TS3 won't have that same stupid concept. >.>
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