Gearbox strip Borderlands of its DRM, promise working Steamworks multiplayer for all | PCGamesN

Gearbox strip Borderlands of its DRM, promise working Steamworks multiplayer for all

Borderlands: trying to be cooperative.

Gearbox are busy selling the world on the idea of another cooperative shooter, named Battleborn. And the fact that the cooperative shooter that made their name has been, for many, offline since the Gamespy shutdown is not the sort of precedent they want following them around.

So they’re fixing it: the developers have removed the ancient SecuRom DRM that Borderlands 1 was still shackled to, and pledged to get every version of the game up and running through Steamworks in the near future.

The version of Borderlands available to purchase on Steam uses Steamworks, and continues to handle multiplayer just fine. But players who bought older, retail versions of the game have been lumbered with GameSpy, and more recently a gaping hole where multiplayer support used to be.

That’s changing. Yesterday’s update introduced a ‘granting tool’, accessible through the Tools tab in the Steam client, which allows players to convert retail codes into Steam versions of Borderlands. DLC bought outside of Steam can now also be activated within the client.

What’s more, a ‘news ticker’ on the game’s main menu will now keep us up to date on its multiplayer restoration process. Steamworks multiplayer is coming to all “in a future update”, we’re assured.

2K’s plan for Steamworks support of its back catalogue is a good one. But will it affect you? Given that Borderlands 2 exists, and that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is about to?

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3 Years ago

Steam version of Bornerdlands has NEVER EVER used Steamworks. MOREOVER - Steamworks has NOT YET been introduced. It will be introduced in the future.

So far Blands has only used Gamespy - nothign else.

In one paragraph you write "The version of Borderlands available to purchase on Steam uses Steamworks, and continues to handle multiplayer just fine." (which is not true by the way).

In another paragraph you write "2K’s plan for Steamworks support of its back catalogue is a good one."

Ehhh make your mind?

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SkaarjGuy Avatar
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3 Years ago

I wish they would add an FOV slider to the game. This game gives me serious motion sickness. It's why I had to stop playing. Although that doesn't really bother me since Borderlands 2 is a far better game anyway.

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3 Years ago

It annoys the hell out of me in any fps, a lack of fov slider. They generally port a game from a console and don't change the fov. That leaves you stuck with a fov of what 55-60 ON A MONITOR a few feet from your eyes! It's a nightmare for me. I couldn't even play assassin's creed 4. It gave me a nasty headache every single time after 25-30 minutes of playing. The minimum fov required for me is 75. I prefer to keep it at 80-90 depending on the game. Back in old school quake/qwtf I played at 120.

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3 Years ago

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