RELOADED, a veteran group in the warez scene, has done it again. They’ve cracked the DRM in a 2008 EA game for what seems like the billionth time. RELOADED have released a full DVD image of Command & Conquer : Red Alert 3 along with a modified exe that has the SecuROM protection removed. In RELOADED’s release NFO the protection Red Alert 3 uses is listed as Securom+PA+DFE+SDK+ Custom. It would not be wrong to say that the scene (and DarkC0der) is currently raping SecuROM. It did not take RELOADED more than a few hours to crack the DRM after the Clone DVD was leaked. Even scene group SKIDROW who usually release low budget games pre’d their own version of Red Alert 3 (With DRM cracked of course) moments after RELOADED’s release. Not good news for SecuROM devs.
Speaking of the game, Red Alert 3 is of course a highly anticipated title given the popularity of the previous two installments. I have not had a chance to play this game yet but the reviews look positive. This game has a aggregated score of 84% on Gamerankings and IGN gave it 8.2 out of 10. Just like the previous two games in the franchise, there seem to be a lot of high quality video content (60mins of HD video as I hear) in the game. Perhaps this explains the large size (for a strategy game that is) of 6.2GB.
In Red Alert 3, the desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows XP/Vista (32-Bit)
- Processor: Pentium 4 @ 2 GHz/AMD Athlon 2000+ (2.2 GHz/AMD Athlon 2200+ on Vista)
- Memory: 1 GB
- Hard Drive: 6 GB Free (12 GB Free for EA Link Version)
- Video Memory: nVidia GeForce 6800/ATI Radeon X1800 or later
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
- DirectX: 9.0c
- Keyboard & Mouse
- DVD Rom Drive (8X)
- Possible fix for Red Alert 3 black screen at startup and random crashes
- Red Alert 3 bonus content download links leaked (Bonus Map Packs)