PC Gamers Face DRM Issues With The Walking Dead Season 2

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 5:00 PM
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PC gamers who tried to download their copies of The Walking Dead Season 2 from Telltale’s website ran into DRM issues when the game launched yesterday.

According to a raft of reports on the game’s support forums, when they try to launch the game, Telltale’s servers do not acknowledge that they own the game, and instead tells users to “go online to telltalegames.com and buy game, signout or exit game”...

It seems those who downloaded the game via Steam have not run into these issues. The problem seems, at present, to only have affected those who downloaded from Telltale itself, or through certain third party sites, including Greenman Gaming.

Yesterday afternoon, Telltale posted the following message, telling gamers it had resolved the server issues causing the problem;

"We have now solved the server issue, please restart the game and attempt to log in again, and the issue should be resolved. If you are still experiencing log in errors, please reply with what your error message says, and whether you are on PC or Mac, and whether your on Steam or playing through Telltale. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

In spite of this, however, many gamers were last night continuing to complain of issues with launching the game on their machines. Telltale has announced that, currently, it will not be issuing Steam codes to those affected by the issues.

Whilst The Walking Dead was critically well received when Season One launched at the beginning of last year, the game has been criticised for having a number of significant bugs, including one which prevented some players carrying their decisions over episode by episode, and another which prevented gamers with Windows 8 installed from launching the game if they had any USB input device (such as a mouse or controller) plugged in.

Have you had issues with The Walking Dead Season 2?

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02:26 Dec-20-2013

My issue is USB Controller.It crash the game.In season 1 I lost my save game.Is there any solution to solve this problem. plz help.

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14:49 Dec-19-2013

I had that issue, but now everything's fine. First episode was really awesome! Waiting for second one.

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12:58 Dec-19-2013

played it, loved it
a bit short but still fun as fu## ^^
tellatale didnt lost it ^^ waiting for both WAU and DR episodes 2 now ^^

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05:57 Dec-19-2013

DRM,full with frustration.

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05:45 Dec-19-2013

It's a shame that DRM is still a continuing trend even with all of the past DRM failures.

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05:33 Dec-19-2013

I just finish the game.Awesome story for starting season.I like so much walking dead game series.Waiting for episode 2.

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02:16 Dec-19-2013

Damn.

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02:11 Dec-19-2013

a news of DRM Issues a day make me want to be a full time pirate. I'm serious.

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04:29 Dec-19-2013

I really appreciate your bold & honest comment.
Many times I have had to download crack for games that I bought legally. So I couldn't play them online even though I payed for them. I regret buying those games. Games like GTA 4 come to mind. I downloaded a crack for it just two weeks ago. Now I couldn't play the multi-player (which isn't really good anyway).
Many times I have had this annoying issue with rockstar social club & games for windows live. They would often come up with errors when I try to log in.
Few days ago I couldn't log in to GFWL in GTA 4.

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04:38 Dec-19-2013

And I heard Microsoft is gonna stop supporting GFWL. So I downloaded a crack that allowed me to play the game without any issues. I believe that Rockstar won't be providing any patch (anytime soon) to fix the GFWL problem once Microsoft completely shuts down GFWL.

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00:12 Dec-19-2013

Why do they even bother with DRM? Pirates always find a way to crack it. The only people hurt by DRM are the LEGIT gamers.

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00:28 Dec-19-2013

Truth^

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01:17 Dec-19-2013

+1

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01:43 Dec-19-2013

Well, DRM CAN be a good thing, in the same way dlc CAN be a good thing, it's just publishers/developers almost always mis use them
Because you see, something like Steam isn't possible without DRM, in fact Steam in and of itself IS DRM. It's when DRM inconveniences the user like with SecuROM (that EA likes to use) and other things like that are bull.
So yes, bull
like this needs to be done away with.

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01:49 Dec-19-2013

And even though I like Steam, I still have put myself on a strict no steam unless necessary policy because I hate DRM so much. Like if a game is available on gog.com or something I will only buy the drm-free version.
Though I will admit it does get stupidly tempting when a game like Miami Hotline (love that game) has steam achievements and trading cards. I have no idea why this trading card thing is so addicting, but it is.

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01:50 Dec-19-2013

Its meant to be addicting to make people spend money on them

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02:55 Dec-19-2013

DRM can be a neutral things, it's never a good thing. It never benefits gamers, it can sometime simply be not an aggravation to us. Steam is a good example of DRM that doesn't usually bother people. Uplay is a good example of **** DRM.

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03:08 Dec-19-2013

Yeah, I guess you're right. But either way Steam just is not possible without DRM, and I think it's a pretty universal consensus that Steam is a good thing.

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04:36 Dec-19-2013

I can agree with you there, Steam is a very very good thing. Except when it has a sale and really hurts my wallet in the process. :*(

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03:21 Dec-19-2013

Pirates always find away and to those developers who wouldn't release games on pc(and also people hating on pc gamers) because of piracy then they should also know that piracy is as easy on the consoles as it is on pc.

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05:34 Dec-19-2013

Piracy is everywhere. It's just a myth that only PC Gamers are pirates. I know so many people who pirated GTA V and played it days before it was even released. This anti-piracy techniques never truly work. The developers need to understand this.

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14:12 Dec-19-2013

90%+ of people that pirate fall into two categories, those who were never going to pay for the product no matter the prices and those that pirated it see if they liked it. You don't lose money with the first group of people since they were never going to buy it anyway (often because of availability problems or lack of resources) and the second group of people actually increases sales.

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20:20 Dec-18-2013

Zombie, "Yo lil' girl, check out my move!!! So you think you can dance like me!?!"
Clementine, "Jerk!!!"

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20:41 Dec-18-2013

Pass the weed please!

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08:30 Dec-19-2013

lol @ both of you

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19:19 Dec-18-2013

No issues.
**SPOILER ALERT*
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When Clem says "I thought you were dead" with those big round eyes, was it Kenny (the guy speaking whose face we did not see? I have forgotten his voice :/

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20:23 Dec-18-2013

It might be Kenny,or Lilly or maybe even Omid,not sure about Christa,but it might be possible.
OR maybe telltale just trolled us with season 1 and Lee is that person xD

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04:53 Dec-19-2013

I saw that too, I am pretty sure its Lee.

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08:29 Dec-19-2013

Lee? No way! He's dead. It sounded like a guy if I remember right and Telltale already stated Kenny's possibilities would be explored. Omid was shot and 16 months went by when Clem and Christa were alone, so I think its not gonna be him either.

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10:18 Dec-19-2013

SPOILER
I don't want to be in this in case someone gets a spoiler, but look at the picture on the last episode. Don't answer me with a name but who do you think that is? :)

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12:41 Dec-19-2013

which picture?the one clem had with her?
p.s. it could be lily for all you know

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12:59 Dec-19-2013

No, I'm saying it's not Lee because if you go into "episodes" from the menu then to the 5th episode, you can see who it shows. I wasn't replying to you as I know you know it's not Lee either, It could be anyone that wasn't a choice to kill/save IMO. Which is quite a lot of people as far as I think of. :P

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17:41 Dec-18-2013

Just finished the first episode and its just amazing. Any rumors about episode 2?

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19:36 Dec-18-2013

What do you mean rumors?
Coming: When it's ready. ;)

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20:04 Dec-18-2013

They are little slow to make episodes.

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01:45 Dec-19-2013

making ANY game is no easy task ^^ though id rather have it sooner than later too ^^

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04:54 Dec-19-2013

I mean like a possible release date?

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17:41 Dec-18-2013

And that's why developers like CD Project RED are doing what they are doing. GOG is a perfect example of a marketplace that works, not despite, but because of their DRM free policy. The Witcher 3 will be released with out DRM and I believe, as does CDPR, that they will make more profit because of that.

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17:37 Dec-18-2013

When the media industry truly cares about their consumers, and their end product more than $$, will be the day pigs fly.

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04:18 Dec-19-2013

So true.

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17:22 Dec-18-2013

DRM is what encourages piracy in the first place... It is just like real world laws - more liberal laws actually bring down crime rates and similarly, eased up digital rights curbs can actually curtail game piracy by rationalising prices and making the game more easily accessible... I don't want to pay USD 60 for a game and then have the damn DRM software tell me that I can't enjoy what I paid for in my own way... When are devs and publishers going to comprehend this...?

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17:35 Dec-18-2013

Never. Cold harsh truth.

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20:18 Dec-18-2013

Yeah,even if they knew it,they wouldn't take the risk...

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20:35 Dec-18-2013

http://cdpred.com/no-drm-in-the-witcher-3-wild-hunt-an-open-letter-to-the-community/ - F'ing love these guys. Wish more devs would follow suit.

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17:13 Dec-18-2013

This picture is literally DRM in a nutshell

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DRM is like a coccus bacterium... You hit it with strong anti-biotics and it only comes back more resistant than ever to bite you in the a$$... DRM truly is a horrible disease...

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17:11 Dec-18-2013

"prevented gamers with Windows 8 installed from launching the game if they had any USB input device (such as a mouse or controller) plugged in" ROFL

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17:01 Dec-18-2013

well i just finished downloading and its absolutely amazing :)

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