Pirates Crack Saint’s Row 2 (PC)

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 1/08/2009 | | 4 Comments »

Crackers from one of the oldest scene groups, Razor1911 (RZR), have cracked Saint’s Row 2 for the PC. As we mentioned earlier, Saint's Row 2 used Valve’s Steam protection to minimize piracy. Steam is known as one of the best solutions to game piracy but that does not seem to have stopped Razor1911 in this instance.

Steam is a content delivery platform developed by Valve software. Apart from offering complete digital downloads, Steam can also be used to authenticate retail copies of games (More info here). But has this stopped Raz0r1911? No. They have created a custom installer for the game so that it bypasses Steam authentication. The following is quoted from the release NFO:

“Due to the nature of steam, we had to create a new installer ourselves.
If you feel unhappy with this, buy the game and enjoy installing steam as an additional bonus! ”

Razor 1911 is one of the oldest groups in the warez scene and have been operating for more than 20 years. Far Cry 2 and Grand Theft Auto 4 are two of their most recent releases.

Meanwhile the release has already spread to private torrent trackers already:

<@Tracers> [ SCC] [ #1 ] [ Saints_Row_2-Razor1911] [ 5m 59s  After Pre ]
<@Tracers>[ GFT ] [ #2 ] [ Saints_Row_2-Razor1911 ] [ 11m 10s  After Pre ] [ Race Won By SCC 5m 11s  Ago]

-Taken from Torrent Racer’s (#TRACERS) IRC Channel

As usual, it’ will soon leak to public trackers, one click hosting sites and so on. Expect this release to be downloaded a lot, given the game’s popularity.

saint's row 2

Developer Description

Saints Row 2 is set years after the original Saints Row in a Stilwater both familiar and strange. The explosive conclusion to Saints Row has left the player wounded, betrayed and thirsty for revenge, and now it's time to take back the city that has forgotten him. A sequel to the first open-world title on next-generation consoles, Saints Row 2 features all new customization options, including gender, age, voice, crib and gang customization. The sandbox just got larger with a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, offering all new locations to explore with new vehicles, including motorcycles, boats, helicopters and planes. Saints Row 2 is playable online in 2-player co-op through the entire single-player campaign or in the all new open-world competitive multiplayer mode never before seen in the genre.

saints row 2 screen

saints row 2 screen 2

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
  • Memory: 1 GB Available System Memory
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • Video Memory: 128 MB 3D Video Card w/Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon X1300)

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista
  • Processor: 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2)
  • Memory: 2 GB Available System Memory
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • Video Memory: 256 MB 3D Video Card with Shader Model 3.0 Support (Nvidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD3850)

Gameplay Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meP62UPanio

IGN Review: http://pc.ign.com/articles/941/941952p1.html


4 Comments

  1. Adrien // 1/08/2009 01:59:00 PM  

    On what network is #tracers located?

  2. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/08/2009 02:03:00 PM  

    Adrien,
    Server is irc.p2p-network.net

    You need to register your nick to join the channel.

  3. Lightning_Struck_Tower // 1/08/2009 02:06:00 PM  

    How to register your nick on irc.p2p-network.net

    To register your nickname, type: /NS REGISTER password email

    To identify ('log in') to NickServ next time, use /NS IDENTIFY password

    For more NickServ commands see /NS HELP and underlying help commands (e.g. /NS HELP REGISTER)

    (Note: Some clients may have to use /MSG NICKSERV instead of /NS)

    Taken from #help channel.

  4. Adrien // 1/09/2009 12:06:00 AM  

    Thanks for the info LST