The Steam pages for Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human have just popped up and it appears that the demos for the games do not contain Denuvo Anti-Tamper. The demos lack the telltale signs of Denuvo, including enlarged file sizes and certain strings contained within the exe. This is unlike the versions of the game that exist on the Epic Games Store, which contain Denuvo in the main release exe as well as the demo files.
This is despite the fact that the game 'Requires agreement to a 3rd-party EULA', which contains numerous mentions that the product 'may be protected' using Denuvo Anti-Tamper:
It remains to be seen whether the main releases will contain Denuvo. A release date for Heavy Rain has not been confirmed, but we would expect that it would release on Steam on June 24, 2020, exactly a year from its initial release on Epic Games Store. In the meantime, check out our wiki articles: Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human.
Marty Stratton, executive producer of Doom Eternal, has announced that Denuvo Anti-Cheat (not to be confused with Denuvo Anti-Tamper) will be removed from Doom Eternal in Update 1.1 which will be "rolled-out to players within a week". This follow the recent patch which implemented Denuvo Anti-Cheat in Doom Eternal faced backlash last Thursday.
The developers will consider "giving campaign-only players the ability to play without anti-cheat software installed":
The initial reason id Software implemented anti-cheat in the first place is clarified:
The main announcement can be seen here on the /r/Doom subreddit:
It remains remains to be seen whether id Software's decision to remove Denuvo Anti-Cheat again in Doom Eternal is permanent.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has received a patch today which removes Denuvo, the infamous DRM on this PC port and remaster.
The notes for Patch 188.8.131.52 only mention some minor content changes:
However the removal of Denuvo can be seen on this update on SteamDB:
This PC port joins our esteemed our growing list of games that have had Denuvo patched out.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is currently 50% off on Steam until April 30, 2020, which seems like rather convenient timing.
Game not starting
The game is now not starting since the update, and is being reported by many people on the Steam Discussions, It appears as if multiple Steam critical files and the configuration tool were removed in the latest update, which is probably non-intentional:
Update: @fayaine has collected the missing files - most critically steam_api64.dll and also the FFXII_TZA_GameSetting.exe config launcher.
Update: an update has been released to restore the missing files. The game will now start normally after installing the latest update through Steam.
After some past requests we have implemented ProtonDB links in all relevant PCGamingWiki articles.
The new link now appears in the form of a ProtonDB icon in the bottom of the infobox where other partner links are placed. This is automatically added when a Steam App ID is added to any game article.
Proton is a tool released by Valve Software that has been integrated with Steam Play to make playing Windows games on Linux easier to achieve. ProtonDB gather reports from other gamers as they test games with Proton on Linux and provide aggregate scores of how well games perform.
Hopefully this link will encourage more reports to be submitted to ProtonDB to help Linux gamers get their games working. I have also spoken to buck, the developer for the site, who is looking into mutual linking from ProtonDB pages back to PCGamingWiki in the future.
Flawless Widescreen plugin for fixing wrong aspect ratio in 32:9 and Surround/Eyefinity resolutions.
- Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Flawless Widescreen\" and unpack the content of this archive. (If it asks about overwriting some folders, accept - it will add new files and not overwrite any existing ones.) - Start FWS and select the plugin (under Helifax section). - Enable the plugin. - Play the game. Known Issues: The MAIN MENU will be stretched (incorrect Aspect Ratio) but in-game & cinematics everything will be using correct Aspect Ratio! I can only test it in 32:9 and it works perfect! I can't test Surround/Eyfinity resolutions but it should work fine, I expect! Cheers, Helifax
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