Nothing makes me more happy than seeing latest DRM software get raped at the hands of scene and p2p groups. ViTALiTY, a group from the game scene have returned with a yet another cracked PC title – Vin Diesel’s Wheelman. Wheelman is a 2009 driving game published by Ubisoft (developed by Midway games). The game was released on the 24th of March in NA and on the 27th in Europe. Thanks to ViTALiTY, the game has now leaked all over the internet.
Unlike most recent games published by UBISoft such as H.A.W.X, Endwar and Prince of Persia, Wheelman was not DRM free. Instead, it included SecuROM v7.39.0005 DRM protection developed by Sony. Anyways ViTALiTY has made thing much simpler for pirates and DRM haters alike – their release contains a cracked executable which seemingly has the protection removed. As mentioned earlier the release has spread everywhere including private torrent trackers:
Wheelman-ViTALiTY ] [ Uploaded first @ RBy 11m 51s after pre, followed by [ GFT, TV, TL, TGB, THB, SCC, ACE] ]
Source: Torrent-Racers IRC
Speaking of the game, Wheelman seems like a fun game to play. There are not many reviews of this game around yet but you can see some trailers here.
EDIT: Here are some of the problems that have been reported with this game. These are based on various E-mails we received and from information posted across various gaming forums:
Minimum System Requirements
2GHZ C2D and 2GB RAM minimum for this game? Seems like a tad too high.