Atari: Remove SecuRom Copy Protection sign now

Atari, your paying customers request that you remove the failed copy protection software, SecuRom, from the Neverwinter Night series of games, including both "Shadows of Undrentide" and "Hordes of the Underdark" for the following reasons:

* The SecuRom system has a reputation for causing problems for people with older systems.

* SecuRom stops legal users creating backups as allowed by End-user License Agreement.

* SecuRom is responsible for many problems that prevent paying customers from being able to start the game as seen at the following URL: http://nwn.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?forum=49&topic=254422

To make matters worse Atari's technical support often blames errors caused by SecuRom copy protection on the customer's PC hardware and/or configuration. However, this is easily disproved by observing that those who have followed the advice given by Atari, continue the same problems (see the above url for details). As final proof, the problems can be easily fixed with a 3rd party hack that removes the SecuRom code, and restores the effected systems to perfect working order.

Copy protection does not stop unauthorized copying of the software, as hacks are readily available over the internet - yet it causes problems for paying customers and hinders their legal right to create a back-up of the software.

For these reasons we strongly urge Atari to remove the flawed SecuRom system, least we be forced to boycott the company, and the otherwise fine games you publish.

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Latest Signatures

  • 20 December 2015700. Sergio Zuniga
    Remove copy protection in Driv3r
  • 15 December 2015699. Ryan Mahoney
    having connection problems, problems loading the client, and unable to make a working backup, plz remove it Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 12 December 2015698. Chris S
    I support this petition
  • 03 December 2015697. Brandon L
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015696. Chris B
    I bought HOU, and suddenly I cannot play anymore, due to a problem with "Disc emulator software". Bullcrap - I bought HOU last night at Best Buy, this is a legal disk with a legal CD key, and I do NOT relish waiting on hold while Atari tech support tries
  • 29 November 2015695. Paying C
    I pay but can't play :( Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 28 November 2015694. Peter H
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015693. Christian G
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015692. J M
    When paying for a game i dont expect it to cause me problems. Have you brought NwN? No
  • 22 November 2015691. Philippe N
    SecuRom just plain sucks ! Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 18 November 2015690. William J
    This also applies to Starwars Legos Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 15 November 2015689. Stefan T
    Since NWN Patch 1.32 i can't play Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 15 November 2015688. Mr Rjo
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015687. Jannes H
    SecuRom blows Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 30 October 2015686. Douwe B
    В Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 29 October 2015685. Jacques F
    I just lost my DVD drive due to secuROM. Seriously, NWN2 loaded and it started smoking (Im not kidding) Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 26 October 2015684. Nina Villa
    В Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 24 October 2015683. Brian Cole
    I support this petition
  • 19 October 2015682. Dan K
    I am unable to use NWN. I have paid for it, as have many others. We should not have to resort to a petition to use a paid for program! Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 05 October 2015681. Terry A
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015680. Patrick T
    STOP Privacy Theft ! Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 28 September 2015679. John Brentr
    Both my wife and I bought the product so we could play together. The program had enough bugs, and now this has been added. It is extremely frustrating to pay so much and not be able to use the product you paid for. It is not fair to penilize your paying c
  • 26 September 2015678. Susan M
    Can't run the game! Please! Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 24 September 2015677. Jeremy S
    SecuRom is a huge problem, and hardly does a thing against pirates. Get rid of it! Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No
  • 23 September 2015676. Marc K
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2015675. Mike Ferguson
    I support this petition
  • 14 September 2015674. Moghendhim P
    look, i understand copy protection issues, but if it's that buggy, it's gotta go. Have you brought NwN? No Have you brought SoU? No Will you buy HotU? No

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