One of the drawbacks associated with pirated copies of PC games is the inability to play online. Even though game pirates manage to defeat the DRM protection in games and play the single player component without issues, a legitimate serial or CD-Key is almost always required to play online multiplayer. However this is not the case when it comes to recently released (and cracked) Burnout Paradise; You don’t need a CD-Key to play online!

burnout paradise online

So how can pirates play Burnout Paradise multiplayer? It seems to be very simple – you only need to have a free EA account. Even an EA account you created for previous betas or demo downloads should work. Note that you need to have Internet Explorer 7 in order to setup the multiplayer component online (this applies to both legitimate and pirated copies of the game). 

Let’s hope that this does not hurt the game’s sales because Burnout Paradise seem to be one of the best PC optimized game engines to be released in the past 6 months. I did not experience any framerate slowdowns, crashes or any other annoyances that I encountered with several recently released poor PC ports (Saint’s Row 2, GTA 4, etc) Props to developers on this one – buy it if you can!

By the way, here is a common problems that you may have to deal with when trying to set up Burnout Paradise multiplayer:

You get the error message “burnout server isn't available” when trying to create an EA account though the in game menu

If you have PeerGuardian installed, disable it for now. PG seems to be blocking EA server’s IP range. If this still does not solve the problem, try disabling your firewall/add burnout to exceptions and try.

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  1. KTB // 2/05/2009 07:48:00 PM  

    If a developer creates a great game optimized for PC and is worth the while, then it should always be supported. Good developers need the cash to create these great games. I also fear that low sales may prevent developers from creating great games on PC.

  2. Ivan // 2/08/2009 01:02:00 AM  

    It looks like theyve corrected the oversite,.. If cracked copies still work online, I dont think theyll last longer than 4 days or so,..

  3. Parikshit // 5/29/2009 02:59:00 AM  
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  4. Parikshit // 5/29/2009 03:02:00 AM  

    I don't think the cracked copy works online after installing patch 1.1. Initially I couldn't go online at all when I had 1.001 version of patch but now it tries to connect to the server and gives message about invalid serial key. I guess they have corrected the problem.

    Is there a solution to this?

  5. Gansterpan // 9/28/2009 12:42:00 AM  

    It doesn't work any more
    Pirated copies don't work online
    After The new updates are installed it stops working and it says it only will work online unless has installed the updates.
    NO online PLAY OK but everything else works other wise.

  6. vishal // 7/31/2010 03:31:00 PM  
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