Running online DRM games offline guide

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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-9-18 @ 00:37

Test Epic games with Goldberg Epic Online Services (EOS) Emu
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-9-19 @ 20:22

Compare store service games and use DRM free files for games with DRM assuming same version. Supposedly Batman games on Epic are DRM free
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-9-20 @ 06:02

Borderlands 3

I was PM this info:

Borderlands 3 will launch without epic launcher offline (tested with network physical unplugged) As of today 9/19/2019

C:\Games\Borderlands3\Borderlands3.exe -AUTH_LOGIN=unused -AUTH_PASSWORD= -AUTH_TYPE=exchangecode -epicapp=Catnip -epicenv=Prod -EpicPortal -epicusername="Player" -epicuserid=XXX -epiclocale=en-US

Found these command line options by inspecting it with Microsoft Process explorer when launching it from epic. the XXX for epicuserid has been removed (mine) of course. If you own it already you should be able to find your string.


Still need to verify if game is Denuvo infected.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-9-20 @ 06:09

Need to add Rockstar Launcher
Use NOCD with GTA Rockstar Launcher ver
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/rocks ... ree/post58

Humble Bundle?
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-10-17 @ 15:12

Control supposedly no longer DRM free. Need to verify
https://www.reddit.com/r/controlgame/co ... r_drmfree/

Supposedly -epicportal doesn't work so hopefully we'll see Epic emulators eventually like the Steam and Uplay ones.

Good thing I have backups.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby cde » 2019-10-18 @ 11:48

Borderlands GOTY Enhanced (not to be confused with Borderlands GOTY) is supposed to be DRM free, at least the Steam page doesn't mention any.

I installed and backed my Steam copy, then setup it up with Goldberg steam emulator and launched it offline - without a working internet connection. I got the error message: "General Protection Fault! History: GMatrix2D::Swap() Address = 0x3ff53713 (filename not found)" and many more, about 10 seconds after the game menu appears.

Now if the executable running with Goldberg manages to communicate with two domain names, account.services.gearboxsoftware.com and cdn.services.gearboxsoftware.com then the game doesn't crash. This is not just a one-time thing either: internet access must be present every time the game is started.

This looks a lot like an online type of DRM to me, but I could be wrong. In any case the original Borderlands GOTY can still be played, but that seems could be a very underhanded move by Gearbox and/or 2K games, one that would only hurt people who have paid the game instead of pirates.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-10-19 @ 00:04

There's that shitty QA again. Testing without internet access should be common. At least they recognized it.
Control
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/remedy-r ... bug-issue/
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby cde » 2019-10-19 @ 09:27

DosFreak wrote:Thanks I'll look into it.

Did you test with the latest build: https://mr_goldberg.gitlab.io/goldberg_emulator/


The version I used is Goldberg_Lan_Steam_Emu_v0.2.5. I can retry with the latest build git.

Also a couple interesting tests would be to launch the game through Steam set in offline mode, with and without internet access.

EDIT: if Steam is offline, and with the network adapter disabled, the game does not crash. So I presume it is perhaps a limitation of Goldberg or an additional DRM inside the game.

EDIT2: the solution was to create steam_settings\offline.txt which instructs Goldberg to emulate Steam's offline mode.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-10-20 @ 18:55

GZdoom 4.1.2b supposedly last version for XP since newer Windows vers compiled with VS2019 using v142 toolset.
https://msfn.org/board/topic/176299-lat ... nt-1171775
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-11-03 @ 13:02

Looks like Metro 2033 Redux on Epic is alot newer than the Steam version, all of the files have been touched. Guess may have to start tracking which version of the game on which store has the "best" version of the game. Uggh.
Looks like Layers of fear on Epic was compiled differently than the Steam version. On Epic the libraries were not staticly compiled into the executable while on the Steam version they were.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-11-03 @ 13:30

Updated EPIC games.

Can confirm that Control is still DRM free and that the Outer Worlds is DRM free.
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Re: Running online DRM games offline guide

Postby DosFreak » 2019-11-09 @ 17:07

Need to test new SSE version released 11-8-2019
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