Spore Now Graciously Allows You To Reinstall Your Own Game

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For many of you (not many of everyone, if you look at the sales charts), Spore's iron-fisted DRM was a big turn-off. Well, after promises, now EA have delivered, freeing up the game's installs.

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PC owners (sorry Macs!) can now download a tool from EA that will let you de-authorise your PC. This effectively allows you to override the game's installed-on-five-PCs limit, as you can manage the availability of all five "machine slots".

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So if you hit the limit of five, just use the tool to de-authorise one machine and it'll free up a slot. Easy.

Spore De-Authorization Tool [EA, via Offworld]

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The irony of this kind of DRM is that it encourages consumers to download pirated copies, so that they can install it whenever they feel like it.

at this point, i think the big companies should mimick radiohead and leave a paypal up for downloaders to pay what they feel they should. It's better than nothing!