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.
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