Denuvo may be good at protecting game but they are not so good at protecting their own contact form emails.
A viewable list of emails sent through the Denuvo contact form has been discovered by someone on 4Chan which are unprotected on their server and show who has been enquiring about the protection system. It also shows the sheer amount of hate they have to deal with. Here are a few gems.
sendmail 2014-11-15 06:37:44
‘Yeah hi, your DRM is causing major framerate fuckups in lords of the fallen, and if other games like Dragon Age Inquisition and GTA V gonna use your DRM, make sure that theres no fuckup.
sendmail 2014-11-02 22:56:39
‘NOTHING IS UNCRACKABLE YOU C**TS’,
sendmail 2014-11-07 02:29:24
‘Why do you have to make such shit software to fuck over pc gamers with DRM bullshit. Please inform the companies you work with that if your DRM is implemented on games they are selling, they will lose thousands of customers. Thanks’,
sendmail 2014-11-05 16:50:21
‘WHY YOU DO THIS WHY ??? I CANT PLAY FIFA 15 BECAUSE OF YOU ** ‘,
sendmail 2017-01-08 18:24:46
‘Denuvo I need watch dogs 2 pc crack please send’,
There are plenty more of those in the very long list including genuine requests for more information about the protection system from developers such as Capcom
sendmail 2016-02-12 02:42:12
This is Jun Matsumoto from CAPCOM Japan.
I have a interested in the Denuvo Anti-Tamper solution to protect our game software.
If you have a white paper about details, please send me.
(ex. platform, usage, price, etc…)
And, if you have a sales agent in Japan, please tell me the contact point.
Thank you for your cooperations.
What’s also interesting is there are a lot of requests for information on protecting other things such as books or documents from industries outside videogames.
Some requests have come in from gamers asking Denuvo to be tweaked in games such as this one:
sendmail 2016-12-26 00:22:50
‘You really need to look into the implementation of Denuvo by QLOC/Shift in God Eater 1 & 2. With other games the Denuvo hate is paranoia about what happens when you no longer exist, nothing from Mad Max to Dragon Age: Inquisition has had any issues with copy protection so far, with God Eater it\’s broken right now. They licensed two games together and you can\’t switch between them in offline mode. It not only makes the Denuvo game I\’ve been most interested in playing problematic for paying (there\’s a crack, so pirates seem to be doing just fine) customers, but it\’s a great example for people to point to when they slam you as a curse on gaming.’,
Other gamers are concerned about how Denuvo affects their hardware
sendmail 2014-12-02 07:36:09
‘I would like to know what your thoughts are on the massive increase of reads/writes performed on drives because of Denuvo\’s DRM. It\’s quite damaging to components’,
There are plenty of requests from indie studios too:
I am the owner of an indie game development company. We are looking for a strong protection system to deter piracy of our game. So I have a couple of questions regarding Denuvo Anti-Tamper.
As I\’m sure you know, your Denuvo Anti-Tamper protection for Dragon Age was broken by hackers in about two weeks. Can you guarantee that you\’ve improved the protection since then?
A real classic is this one where someone is trying to scam a crack from ABZU.
sendmail 2016-09-20 10:54:58
‘Hello, I am the developer of ABZU game, thanks to your Anti-tamper system that prevented our game from getting cracked as of now. We have started working on another great game, and we plan to use Denuvo on that game as well. However, in our development process, we have come at a situation that we need our ABZU game\’s original executable files since our new game is based on that, could you send us the original executables of our game that we sent to you for implementing Denuvo? ‘,
Denuvo should perhaps employ Denuvo on their own server log files. This is a terrible oversight by their web developers.