In issue 11 (November, 2007) the lead Russian computer game magazine "PC Games" asked major Russian publishers on their attitude concerning StarForce protection solutions.
Andrey Chemlekchiev - Localization department manager Buka Entertainment answers the questions:
PC Games: What brands do your company use for game protection and what does this depend on?
- "We used to utilize StarForce copy protection system and some other analogs. StarForce is more preferable: it is sufficiently reliable and easy to implement and use. Also StarForce offers excellent technical support in cases of serious issues."
PC Games: What are the advantages and disadvantages of StarForce solutions?
- We utilize StarForce protection for a quite long time and protection implementation process has been tuned perfectly. Any delays are almost eliminated. And what is most important for us - titles come out in time. Therewith StarForce offers very profitable pricing. Can’t call any really disadvantages. Sure there are some ones but they are absolutely non critical.
PC Games: How many technical problems calls do you receive concerning StarForce protection. And what are the most common issues?
- Approximately 20% of all calls. Main issues concerning user' mistakes and their wish for gaming without paying. Most of them used to install emulator applications that don't accept by various protections.
Localization department manager Buka Entertainment