Assassins creed 2 updating launcher married woman humboldt mn dating
This is done by clicking the small cog icon in the top right corner of the Ubisoft Game Launcher window, as show below: 5.
At this point the game launches and there is no further sign of DRM, nor any other requirements other than having to keep an active Internet connection.
This is an anti-piracy measured designed to check regularly with Ubisoft servers to make sure the game has not been illegally altered or running an invalid serial number, similar to any multiplayer game.
In the several hours during which I have played Assassin's Creed 2, I have not once experienced any hiccups or issues resulting from the DRM.
The Ubisoft Game Launcher requires that you login with an Ubisoft Account, which you can create for free.
Once you have created/logged into your Ubisoft account, the first time you run the game you will be prompted to enter the serial number for AC2.
Obviously the major drawback of this system is that if you live in an area where your Internet connection is not stable, it may impact on your ability to play this game.
The game also automatically saves itself regularly at various checkpoints to prevent loss of progress for whatever reason.
The Ubisoft Game Launcher only loads when you launch Assassin's Creed 2, and does not need to stay resident at any other time. Assassin's Creed 2 can be launched without requiring the DVD in the drive.
When launched, the Ubisoft Game Launcher will first check for any updates such as patches, and if found, prompt you to install them, showing you any details as required - see screenshots below: 3.
Screenshots are shown below: Note that the entire process usually takes only 5-10 seconds in total from clicking the game launch icon to seeing the AC2 in-game splash screen, similar to the login time required for Steam games.
You can reduce this login time by choosing not to have your saved games stored online.
Ubisoft's new DRM appears to be relatively unintrusive and does not affect system performance or stability in any way.