I assume the new stuff for both securom & safedisc is the fight against "emulation devices" such as blind, clone etc...
The game just won't launch, even if it is the original, as long as it detects a program that is able to emulate, no matter if it is in use or not.
I had this trouble with Deus ex 2 & pandora tomorrow, but havn't checked for far cry.
There are a lot of interesting posts about the deus ex 2 issue on the forum. Apparently, eidos is willing to take its chance about it, no matter if it's legal or not ( so far, depending the country you are in).
As long as i know, it is not legal regarding the consummer's rights in mine : it should at the minimum wear a label warning so.
If you ask me, that is a dangerous bet : if you buy a game you cannot even play at, it might give certain people some bad ideas about the need of actually, really buying the software, if you catch my drift...
I have to say, that blacklisting emulation is fair enough, but they could at least have designed a stuff checking if it is actually in use or not, and authorizing the launch if not.
I hope they will correct it very soon?
What do you think?