This very piece of news, reminds of the days of Mafia (Two was it or the first one?) when we had to use the stripped down (i.e. cracked version) as a paid customer just so my character's health doesn't run out.
Video games producers specifically and media producers generally must understand that having a threat after threat before the movie starts, or requiring us to connect to the internet or whatever other silly prerequisites we must do before we get access to their work are only turning people away from them.
An exemplary producer that learned this and was heavily rewarded by gamers was CD Projekt RED with The Witcher 3. A GOG with no copy protection for a triple A game? **** yeah. Do you know how many copies I bought of The Witcher 3? four copies. Mind how greatly I look at them and the respect they have earned from everyone.
They are losing us, the paid customers and they themselves are making us look for other avenues to get the games.
As for the original topic, I have mixed feelings. I agree that I should be able to play my offline game the way I choose, but I also realize that I don't actually own the game or game assets, and that most countries prohibit modifying or changing proprietary code. I won't get mad about it but I hope it isn't a trend. It seems Ubisoft is the main company going after cheat happens trainers, starting back with AC Unity. Ghost Recon doesn't bother me, but an AC without being able to use a trainer might, because I don't have 50 hours to devote to every game I play anymore.
Thats my take on it
Anyways thanks for all the trainers you have brought out over the years. Work is still appreciated
What are those "MANY" games you are referring to?. No one with a sane mind would bother facing Den to crack Fernbus Simulator or Handball 17. It is not worth it. RiME and Tekken 7 were both destroyed in less than 6 days!. Online-only video games shouldn't be able to be cracked anyway. As troubling as Den is still, it is not a problem as it used to be anymore. Especially with the recent advancements in the x64 debugging scene. Which is basically why Den held so strongly at the beginning as that area was lacking severely.
We used to joke about how one day Madden NFL games would require day one DLC to air the ball up so you can pass, well that day is coming. My fear is that it will not only destroy gaming, but destroy this great site, hosted by these great people.
The game will shut down when activate the trainer if you disconnect from the Internet after trainer has been fully opened and the window pop up.
So, is it possible that you guys update the trainer to made the cheat functions working and let players deal with the "starting everything offline" manually for the time being? Just a thought.
Thanks for your hard work anyway!