on Jun 13, 2010
I just installed KOTOR. I just need ONE screenshot for a comic I’m trying to do. But the program just refused to run. It would put up a splash screen and then silently exit. Eventually I got it to give me an error message:
Of course, I have no such stuff on my machine. But here we are. Seven years after the game came out, and idiot SecuROM is fumbling around in my future operating system trying to protect this ages-old game from “teh haxorz”.
I had better things to do with the last two hours than install a program that wasn’t going to work because the no-talent hacks at SecuROM would rather pretend they can do the impossible than simply quit their jobs and find honest employment elsewhere. Even when new, this system never protected anyone from anything. But honest customers will bear the cost of this wasteful idiocy, forever.
And no, I’m not going to go screw around for six hours on the torrents trying to pirate a game I already own. I’ve wasted enough time on this already.
What a stupid mess.
EDIT: Also, I’m now too grouchy to come up with a new joke. I blame SecuROM for this as well. So now when Tuesday’s joke sucks, you’ll have to complain to them.
EDIT II: It’s a twofer! The very next game I fired up:
Commence with Operation Infinite Facepalm
Shamus Young is an old-school OpenGL programmer, author, and composer. He runs this site and if anything is broken you should probably blame him.