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Why is this game still using Denuvo? You removed it from Steam description but it is still there.

GaudiumGaudium Registered Users Posts: 12
edited November 15 in Technology
You can tell by the EXE size and the fact that if you OC your CPU and change core count you get a hardware identification error that is made by Denuvo.
So what is your problem CA\Sega?

Denuvo was already proven to hinder performance in different titles.
One very noticeable was AC:Origins, the "calls" that DRM does completely obliterates any system.
The EXE files with Denuvo are bloated.
I wouldn't be surprised if at least 15-25% of performance issues are coming from that crap.

Also to note, Total War Saga: Troy is based on a modified Warhammer Engine and is miles better then Warhammer 2 performance wise.
Meaning on my Ryzen 3900x (I am using an RTX2080TI but GPU aside since we are talking about animation stutter which is coming from CPU not being properly utilized) i can create a custom battle of 6k vs 6k and have 60 FPS everything maxed out. Even with the LOD remover mod which renders all units at max quality.

While in Warhammer 3k vs 3k will drop to 35 FPS and 20 FPS later in that battle.
You would just see the game chugging at like 15-25% CPU usage on all cores and the GPU would be at 30-40% tops.

Also, note that they removed the dust effect from Troy which is actually causing serious slowdowns in TW:WH2
In Troy on the other hand, the real performance banger is the foliage. I got everything maxed with 8x antialiasing but the Foliage is off.

Since EGS is also DRM free, you can understand where i am going with this, besides the Engine optimizations.

Here is the proof:




Can you CA and Sega stop torturing your paying customers and remove Denuvo?? Is that too much to ask?
Not to mention if you overlock your system or change which CPU you want to use, with Hyper Threading or without it you will be locked out of your game for 24 hours by Denuvo that is detecting hardware change.
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  • SerPusSerPus Registered Users Posts: 2,853
    Because it's an effective anti-piracy tool?
  • Krzyhar21Krzyhar21 Registered Users Posts: 63
    SerPus said:

    Because it's an effective anti-piracy tool?

    Yeah, but it also punishes honest players, not only pirates. I've heard that version without denuovo run much smoother than the legal one. :disappointed:
  • SerPusSerPus Registered Users Posts: 2,853
    edited November 14
    Krzyhar21 said:

    Yeah, but it also punishes honest players

    No one is forcing them to buy such games.
  • blaatblaat Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 3,131
    hety OP thanks for raising atttentnion to this

    just one question what resolution do you work on?

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  • MaedrethnirMaedrethnir Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 9,228
    The evil that is Denuvo has no place in my world. Expunge it!
    Drowned in stars, bloated we shine.
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  • 1v01v0 Registered Users Posts: 307
    It protects from piracy true, but it has no meaning if the game has been already cracked (latest version too)......... So now it only hurts paying players...

    Many games remove it after the pirates crack it (for example resident evil 7/2/3), it's main use is - protect initial sales !

    So yea I want it removed too, having a low-end GPU...
  • CrossilCrossil Registered Users Posts: 8,697
    SerPus said:

    Because it's an effective anti-piracy tool?

    A quick look at pirate bay says no.

    UNLEASH THE EVERCHARIOT

  • WyvaxWyvax Registered Users Posts: 3,040
    1v0 said:

    It protects from piracy true, but it has no meaning if the game has been already cracked (latest version too)......... So now it only hurts paying players...

    Many games remove it after the pirates crack it (for example resident evil 7/2/3), it's main use is - protect initial sales !

    So yea I want it removed too, having a low-end GPU...

    This. Anti-piracy software only delays piracy, it doesn't stop it, and it doesn't delay it for very long I might add. After that it's totally useless for the developer and borderline malware to any PC it's host game is installed on.
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  • SerPusSerPus Registered Users Posts: 2,853
    Crossil said:

    A quick look at pirate bay says no.

    "A quick look" is hardly a reliable source of statistics.

  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 3,273
    SerPus said:

    Crossil said:

    A quick look at pirate bay says no.

    "A quick look" is hardly a reliable source of statistics.

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..
  • SerPusSerPus Registered Users Posts: 2,853

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 3,273
    SerPus said:

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..
  • SerPusSerPus Registered Users Posts: 2,853

    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..

    And people already bought the game.
  • neodeinosneodeinos Registered Users Posts: 6,896

    SerPus said:

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..
    It still protects each DLC releases so it's not useless.
  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 3,273
    neodeinos said:

    SerPus said:

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..
    It still protects each DLC releases so it's not useless.
    Each of which are also cracked... So it remain useless... If they want to extend the time between cracks, they can add it to the game immediately after the release a new DLC and then remove it the second it is cracked.. Denuvo is useless 99% of the time it is in a piece of software. And it is of limited use for the remaining 1%..
  • neodeinosneodeinos Registered Users Posts: 6,896

    neodeinos said:

    SerPus said:

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..
    It still protects each DLC releases so it's not useless.
    Each of which are also cracked... So it remain useless... If they want to extend the time between cracks, they can add it to the game immediately after the release a new DLC and then remove it the second it is cracked.. Denuvo is useless 99% of the time it is in a piece of software. And it is of limited use for the remaining 1%..
    I want to see it gone but since it still protects a DLC release for some time it's probably why CA isn't going to remove it. After Vampire Coast none of the DLCs were cracked until Shadow and the Blade so Denuvo seems to work well enough to justify keeping it.
  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 3,273
    neodeinos said:

    neodeinos said:

    SerPus said:

    The fact that there is even ONE version of it on Pirate Bay means Denuvo is a useless measure..

    It's all about the time that it takes to crack a game.
    The game is already cracked. Denuvo is useless now and actually hampers performance..
    It still protects each DLC releases so it's not useless.
    Each of which are also cracked... So it remain useless... If they want to extend the time between cracks, they can add it to the game immediately after the release a new DLC and then remove it the second it is cracked.. Denuvo is useless 99% of the time it is in a piece of software. And it is of limited use for the remaining 1%..
    I want to see it gone but since it still protects a DLC release for some time it's probably why CA isn't going to remove it. After Vampire Coast none of the DLCs were cracked until Shadow and the Blade so Denuvo seems to work well enough to justify keeping it.
    That is probably mostly because the audience of games usually don't buy DLCs, so the demand for a cracked version of DLC is even smaller..
  • darkgaia01darkgaia01 Registered Users Posts: 334
    so where the warhammer 2 video that shows the effects Denuvo vs cracked version ?
  • 39821739175248623982173917524862 Registered Users Posts: 1,142
    CA knows this and has said it's not a publisher decision, they enforce it themselves. They also said they will never remove denuvo, including old titles like R2. It's also very deceptive to not include Denuvo on the steam page, I think people are just accepting the DRM is here to stay, sadly.
  • CrossilCrossil Registered Users Posts: 8,697

    so where the warhammer 2 video that shows the effects Denuvo vs cracked version ?

    I don't think there is such a version. From what I know, the cracked versions usually still have denuvo, but somehow bypass its security checks.

    The only comparison we can have are from other games that had denuvo removed by their developers.

    UNLEASH THE EVERCHARIOT

  • XxXScorpionXxXXxXScorpionXxX Registered Users Posts: 1,757
    edited November 14
    I didn't know this. Now that I do I'm actually **** off. I might have accepted it anyway but being lied to is offensive.

    I guess I should have known when MP matches weren't filled with hackers.
    Request scorched body textures, poisoned dying animations for infantry's skeletons, a blood slider that allows us to control how much blood appears in battle and make proper death animations for all ethereal units so they vanish for Blood for the Blood God 3.
  • Cadia101Cadia101 Registered Users Posts: 1,010

    I didn't know this. Now that I do I'm actually **** off. I might have accepted it anyway but being lied to is offensive.

    I guess I should have known when MP matches weren't filled with hackers.

    Wait... your seriously complaining about the lack of hackers ?!
  • XxXScorpionXxXXxXScorpionXxX Registered Users Posts: 1,757
    Cadia101 said:

    I didn't know this. Now that I do I'm actually **** off. I might have accepted it anyway but being lied to is offensive.

    I guess I should have known when MP matches weren't filled with hackers.

    Wait... your seriously complaining about the lack of hackers ?!
    no I'm thankful for the lack of hackers, i'm saying I should have realized it when I didn't see star dragons with over 10K HP
    Request scorched body textures, poisoned dying animations for infantry's skeletons, a blood slider that allows us to control how much blood appears in battle and make proper death animations for all ethereal units so they vanish for Blood for the Blood God 3.
  • XxXScorpionXxXXxXScorpionXxX Registered Users Posts: 1,757
    and CA is playing a dangerous game too if they don't disclose the DRM anywhere on steam. They sell their product in the US therefore they're subject to US consumer protection laws(as weak as they are). Anyone who wants a full refund for all the products they've purchased from CA could probably win a lawsuit and get it.
    Request scorched body textures, poisoned dying animations for infantry's skeletons, a blood slider that allows us to control how much blood appears in battle and make proper death animations for all ethereal units so they vanish for Blood for the Blood God 3.
  • GerryGamer7GerryGamer7 Munich, Bavaria | GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 417
    Wait wait wait

    Could someone explain this to me? Warhammer 1&2 are steam exclusive, right?

    So I have bought two games on steam and play them most of the time online on steam
    I cannot sell games like in the old times, because they are bound to my profile
    They look a bit like games from five years ago
    Horizon Zero is running here with 80fps and now the OP tells me
    which I did not know
    that warhammer performs this poorly because of what?
    Denuvo? never heard of ...
    And it seems that this kind of protection is known for slowing things down
    have I understood correctly?
    but when a game is on steam, how can you hack a game, i do not understand

    But one thing is for sure, this game performs badly on my monster PC
    MAKE RECORDS MODE THE DEFAULT MODE FOR RANKED GAMES. Period.
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  • 1v01v0 Registered Users Posts: 307
    edited November 14

    Wait wait wait

    Could someone explain this to me? Warhammer 1&2 are steam exclusive, right?

    So I have bought two games on steam and play them most of the time online on steam
    I cannot sell games like in the old times, because they are bound to my profile
    They look a bit like games from five years ago
    Horizon Zero is running here with 80fps and now the OP tells me
    which I did not know
    that warhammer performs this poorly because of what?
    Denuvo? never heard of ...
    And it seems that this kind of protection is known for slowing things down
    have I understood correctly?
    but when a game is on steam, how can you hack a game, i do not understand

    But one thing is for sure, this game performs badly on my monster PC

    Why this game performs badly = bad optimization, i have low end GPU but most game are playable (I can play RDR2 with 40-50-60 fps on medium/high settings(with low shadows)) ... while this one is ........ Maybe because they rushed it, I don't know. But you can compare it to 3K (wich looks better and has better performance) or to troy.
  • mightygloinmightygloin Karaz-a-KarakRegistered Users Posts: 3,297
    Remove the thing already. You only need it for the first few months of release at best. It definitely has a say in the awful performance of WH2..
  • CrossilCrossil Registered Users Posts: 8,697
    edited November 14
    How about an experiment? Remove Denuvo from the first game. That one is outdated as hell so they lose next to nothing. Then we can see how much it affects performance of that game and, by extension, performance of game 2 and eventually 3.

    UNLEASH THE EVERCHARIOT

  • CaesarSahlertzCaesarSahlertz Registered Users Posts: 3,273
    Crossil said:

    so where the warhammer 2 video that shows the effects Denuvo vs cracked version ?

    I don't think there is such a version. From what I know, the cracked versions usually still have denuvo, but somehow bypass its security checks.

    The only comparison we can have are from other games that had denuvo removed by their developers.
    Of course there is.. But it would require one of the people here, on this forum, to admit that he cracked the game instead of paying. It is the equivalent of social suicide... But sure, if that s what is needed to pretend Denuvo is still needed...
  • coury97coury97 Junior Member Registered Users Posts: 647
    Am i allowed to download a pirate version if i already bought both games plus all DLCs? If so it could be tested, as everyone could. I already pay full price for everything, what's the matter?
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