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25 OCT 2010 at 6:16pm

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I was wondering if there is a Silent Hunter III version avalible without  StarForce.

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25 OCT 2010 at 6:24pm

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This Silent Hunter II & III Compilation from Amazon.com and Newegg is StarForce-free. Cheap, too--only $9.99 U.S.

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25 OCT 2010 at 6:36pm

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Doesn't seem to be any DRM on Steam.  For $9.99 I may repurchase!

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25 OCT 2010 at 7:20pm

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Some consider Steam itself as DRM!           Anyway I don't mind and my SH3 was bought from Steam.

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25 OCT 2010 at 7:58pm

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Originally Posted By jomni
Originally Posted By MohawkDaddy
Doesn't seem to be any DRM on Steam.  For $9.99 I may repurchase!
Some consider Steam itself as DRM!   Anyway I don't mind and my SH3 was bought from Steam.
Take your pick, Mr.Gregg. A digital download from Steam for $9.99 or hard copies from Amazon.com or Newegg for $9.99 (and Newegg features free shipping).

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25 OCT 2010 at 8:02pm

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Will it work on Windows 7 OS?  At newegg it says XP only.

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25 OCT 2010 at 8:24pm

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Originally Posted By Mr.Gregg
        Will it work on Windows 7 OS?  At newegg it says XP only.    
        http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?s=cbeb2be4838e8b3cbb2dca964055dc92&t=1364019           looks like it will work

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25 OCT 2010 at 8:58pm

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Originally Posted By jomni
Some consider Steam itself as DRM!  
They also must consider if the Steam version can use mods properly.

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25 OCT 2010 at 9:36pm

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I bought a star force free combo of SH3 & SH2, two separate CDs, very reasonable. I think it was linked on the grey wolves site.

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26 OCT 2010 at 12:06pm

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What is DRM?

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26 OCT 2010 at 12:19pm

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Originally Posted By Mr.Gregg
        What is DRM?    
        digital rights management. something like starforce, securom, etc... that checks to see if you own the software every time you want to play. some make you be connected to the internet so it can call in, some like starforce and securom install software on your computer. some just do a disk check which is why you will see some people ask for no disk hacks. a pain in the butt for people who own legit copies of the software as they have to keep proving they "own" the software everytime they want to use it.

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26 OCT 2010 at 12:31pm

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Thanks for the info. CptHowdy.  I really prefer a disk version over a download version.  Does anyone out there have the disk version running fine on Windows 7 OS?  Or do you have to run it on Windows 7 compatibilty mode?  On the download version can it be saved to a CD disk in case something ever happens to my computer?

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26 OCT 2010 at 6:54pm

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Originally Posted By Mr.Gregg
....Does anyone out there have the disk version running fine on Windows 7 OS?....
I have it installed on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but I haven't played the game yet. It loads up just fine, but that's as far as I've gotten with it. You might want to have a look at this thread at the SUBSIM forums.

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27 OCT 2010 at 4:22pm

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Originally Posted By Johnnie
I bought a star force free combo of SH3 & SH2, two separate CDs, very reasonable. I think it was linked on the grey wolves site.
I saw that game pack on Newegg for $10 and free shipping two days ago! FYI

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27 OCT 2010 at 4:25pm

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Originally Posted By Mr.Gregg
Thanks for the info. CptHowdy.  I really prefer a disk version over a download version.  Does anyone out there have the disk version running fine on Windows 7 OS?  Or do you have to run it on Windows 7 compatibilty mode?  On the download version can it be saved to a CD disk in case something ever happens to my computer?
I ran the old version of SH3 on Vista just fine, after I got a 'fix' for removing Starfarce.  It sounds like the new physical disc doesn't have it anymore.  For $10, it's not a bad deal either.

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