Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM Patched out of 2Dark Following X86 Crack Last Week

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 2:00 PM

2Dark has become the fifth ever game to have Denuvo subsequently removed after launch. Gloomywood’s 2Dark is a fairly innocuous little game, however it’s gained attention in the months since its launch due to its previously unbreakable implementation of Denuvo. Last week an infamous cracking team managed it though, cracking the X86 version of Denuvo for the first time. This now means its use in 2Dark is basically pointless, so Gloomywood has patched the game and removed any Denuvo integration.

2Dark now joins a tiny but growing list of games which have had Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM removed post-launch. It now sits alongside DOOM, Homefront: The Revolution, The Climb and Inside.

While I’m not personally opposed to Denuvo support around launch, it’s good to see publishers such as Bigben Interactive understand that Denuvo need not be in a game indefinitely. Fair enough during those crucial first few months, however the preservation of games long term effectively means Denuvo games have to be cracked or Denuvo patched out if we want to continue playing these games years down the line.

For Denuvo it marks another waypoint in a continuing upstream battle against a torrent of cracked games. Up until now only games with the X64 version of Denuvo could be cracked, including the likes of Resident Evil 7. Denuvo then moved to update Resident Evil 7 to X86 Denuvo, however the damage had already been done.

Other, more notable games which use Denuvo X86 include Nier: Automata and Dead Rising 4, so Denuvo is going to have to work fast if it wants to keep this pair protected.

Is Denuvo facing an uphill battle?  Would you be more inclined to buy Denuvo protected games if you were assured Denuvo would be removed at a later date? Let us know!

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22:11 Apr-20-2017

"Other, more notable games which use Denuvo X86 include Nier: Automata and Dead Rising 4, so Denuvo is going to have to work fast if it wants to keep this pair protected."


If i'm not mistake Nier actually use Denuvo x64 not x86.


CPY be like about "revamped" denuvo.

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20:22 Apr-20-2017

I don't give any credit to companies removing Denuvo after it has been cracked. That's basically saying yeah we know it is atrocious but we added it anyways but now that it served it purpose we ditched it. That's a horrible attitude.

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17:28 Apr-20-2017

so , this is how much time it took to crack latest version of denuvo?
Now publishers should see that its clearly pointless !
yeah i think i might buy a game , if they remove denuvo later on.
btw ubisoft , ea and square enix have never removed denuvo in any of their game.

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16:52 Apr-20-2017

Can they seriously stop trying so hard to make games not crackable? I feel like Companies only invest into Denuvo if their Game is bad and they have to make some money off it by forcing people to buy and try rather than try and buy.


GTA V and Witcher 3 didn't had any protection and sold awesome.

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18:09 Apr-20-2017

GTA V has a protection, the "Arxan anti-tampering system" to be exact the denuvo of 2013 :P

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12:59 Apr-25-2017

Well that seems to got crack that fast, that almost noone knew about it xD

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14:58 Apr-20-2017

By now Denuvo is like a sinking ship full o holes, and its like they're trying to patch those holes with toilet paper.

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15:11 Apr-20-2017

and they're running out of toilet paper

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13:37 Apr-21-2017

Not yet, only one "hacker" group can crack it up to this day, sadly. The way of cracking it is still not public, so Denuvo is still winning here. And of course all of the uncracked games show that Denuvo is still winning on certain fronts.

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19:35 Apr-21-2017

what un-cracked games? and it doesn't take 50 groups to crack a game.the whole purpose of Denuvo is that no one would be able to crack it,i don't think anyone cares (especially the companies) that "only one group" is able to crack it.

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14:52 Apr-20-2017

I'm not against companies trying to protect their work but 2Dark lied to the fans. 2Dark is a crowdfunded game which was planned to be launched on GOG, but for some reason they decided to put Denuvo on it.

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14:53 Apr-20-2017

This user "cryptoraptor" said it best. https://redd.it/65c2e8

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14:49 Apr-20-2017

what is this game and why did it had Denuvo in the first place ?

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14:52 Apr-20-2017

I would guess that's the decision of publisher Bigben, but I couldn't say for sure. It's definitely a weird one to have it considering it's low budget.

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14:37 Apr-20-2017

Denuvo is cancer but i hope we do find a cure for it.

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