EA's perpetual joke -- on you
-- comes to an ironic end on April Fools' Day with the release of de-authorization tools for each of its 19 PC games with SecuROM copy protection (full list and download links after the break). If you've been working on that class action lawsuit against EA for bundling SecuROM
with The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff,
you can drop it now -- your flat-pack furniture can finally
be moved to a new machine.
In the spirit of generosity, EA's giving
options for managing your authorizations:
- Option 1: Download and install yet another "tool" in order to scan your computer for EA's SecuROM games and find out how many computer authorizations you have (or don't have) left for each title.
- Option 2: Cut to the chase and download the game-specific de-authorization tool you need.