There’s no need to reiterate the fact that Battlefield : Bad Company 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year. Thanks to the success of previous installments, the series now seem to have millions of fans across the globe. BF : Bad Company 2 is scheduled to be released on the 2nd of March in North America, 3rd March in Russia and 5th March in Europe. However, like all PC and console games these days, the title has leaked online several days beforehand. RELOADED, a veteran group from the warez scene pre’d a full DVD ISO of the game along with a modified executable that circumvent’s the game’s DRM, earlier today. However, quite a few pirates who downloaded this release seem to be having issues with the game – some even making the game unplayable.
According to comments on several file sharing websites, most BF : BC2 players seem to be having problems with mouse movements in game. Some players seem to be having inverted mouse movement (when you look left the in-game character looks right) while others can look at the sky or air (see YouTube video here). Some have reported odd behavior with keyboard controls as well as CTD or random crashes as well. Needless to say these annoyances make the the game almost unplayable.
There could be several explanations as to why this is happening. It could be a bug with the actual game or it could also be a compatibility issue with any of the controllers you have connected to your PC. If this is really the case, unplugging the controllers, restarting the PC and launching the game with Mouse + Keyboard setup should fix it. However if it’s a bug with the game you’ll have to wait for a patch from the developers.
Another more plausible reason is that these problems are caused by DRM triggers. BF : BC 2 is protected by SecuROM which can ‘break’ certain parts of the game if it detects someone has tampered with the protection. If the release group (RELOADED in this case) removed the DRM from exe without removing all triggers, it would cause showstopper bugs appear at various points of the game, making the gameplay a nightmare for pirates. Perhaps the problematic mouse movement is one such trigger. In this case pirates can only wait for a PROPER release – or they can just buy the game when it’s released in a couple of days :p
EDIT: See comment 1 for a possible fix.
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