Summary: I have the orignal silent service for commador and desk top disk for windows and this one is not as interesting or fun to play. It is a u-boat and trying to sink U.S. shipping. did not know this when I ordered it ,too hard to play and keep track of what I'm doing.
Use Caution to insure it is compatible with your hardware
David R. Lingenfelter "drl", Amazon
17 August 2006
Summary: Not mentioned here but only on the Installation Instructions is that this game will ONLY run on "NVIDIA GeForce 3/4/FX series except MX series cards ATI RADEON 8500/9000 family cards or newer" I checked their website FAQ and they've added no addtional cards since the Installation Instructions were published. Since I have a high end Matrox that leaves me out.
Summary: Today I have read about no less than three games (including this one) that have such stupid copy protection schemes that I will not buy the game. Way to go! You have lost another customer. At some point the STEAM, starforce, dvd-rw hating game companies are going to figure out why there sales keep slipping. Too bad...I'm off to find a game that doesn't compromise my computer.
Summary: I recently had this exchange with UbiSoft Support: QUOTE Question: I just bought a new desktop - 3 GhZ P4, WinXP Home, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Serial ATA HD w/ Native Command Queuing, nVidia GeForce 6800 256 MB. The optical drive is a "Single Dual" 48x CD-RW, 16x DVD+/-RW dbl layer, and has basic software included. (Power DVD?) The machine has no other optical drives. Should I expect problems with Star Force protected games?
Summary: The DVD will not run because I have a plug-in DVD player/recorder, and their copy-protection will not allow the game to run on such a device. Tech support at UbiSoft said the only solution is for me to go out and buy and install a DVD player-only into my main computer. They will not refund my money. So I'm left out $30, and the game won't run. This is the last UbiSoft game I will ever buy. Their should be punitive damages against this kind of corporate behavior.
Summary: 1 star is not an accurate rating as I am not able to play the game. Perhaps it is a 5* game, but I'll never know. Make sure you check the system requirement before ordering. You need a DVD/CD Rom, Pixel Shader 1.1 capabilties (whatever that is), and 512 Ram(1024 recomended) I know it is my own fault for not doing more research (heck, I admit the second I heard this was coming out I had my credit card in hand to pre-order, without doing research)but even now I can't find...