Pirates crack Wheelman (PC)- SecuROM pwned again

Posted by TEAM FILEnetworks | 3/27/2009 | | 0 Comments »

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:
  • Cannot change controls and some display/graphics settings
  • Stuttering or pauses on certain hardware configurations - even on some high end systems.
  • Disappearing road bug - Sometimes when you are driving along a road, the road suddenly dissapears nad you fall in and die an instant death. No fix for this bug yet.
  • Note that there is a fake release with the same name as VITALITY's circulating in various public BitTorrent trackers. Apparantly the installer of this release is a trojan downloader so beware.
Minimum System Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB
  • Hard Drive: 9 GB Free
  • Video Memory: 512 MB (NVidia GeForce 7900/ATI Radeon x1950)
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • DVD Rom Drive
2GHZ C2D and 2GB RAM minimum for this game? Seems like a tad too high.