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Gears of War PC problems fixed

Gears of War PC problems fixed

Epic has released a new mandatory update which should fix the certification problem which was affecting Gears PC.

Epic has released a new patch which should fix all of the certification problems which had been plaguing the PC version of Gears of War, according to a quick announcement on Microsoft's official game page.

The certification problem itself began a while back when anyone who attempted to play Gears of War PC was confronted with a message that said the digital certificate for the game has expired, making the game unplayable.

Epic didn't seem all that quick to solve the problem at first and players instead had to resort to altering their system clocks to a time before the certificate expired, which obviously wasn't an ideal situation.

Now though Epic has released a patch for the game - technically a mandatory update - that players can grab to solve this particular problem. Once applied, the update should allow access as usual to the game, renewed certificate and all!

That said though - how many people are still playing Gears of War PC is worth considering. It's not as if the PC port of the game was particularly astounding - but you can check out full Gears of War PC review for details, compared to our Gears of War review on consoles.

Have you been affected by the expiration of the certificate, or do you just want to moan about Epic for other reasons? Either way, head to the forums and let us know your thoughts.

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azrael- 9th February 2009, 12:43 Quote
It only took them 9 days? Astounding...

BTW, I for one have yet to play GoW. Did try it at a mate's house, though.
Mentai 9th February 2009, 13:08 Quote
So average, I did enjoy Gears 2 however.
Phil Rhodes 9th February 2009, 13:09 Quote
What alarms me more than this is that simply changing the system clock circumvented the problem. Doesn't that imply astonishingly naive design of the authentication system? I have shareware that's smarter than that.

Once again one is struck with the idea that they're not really in the slightest bit concerned about actual security, just by giving the slavering attack lawyers something to work with.
V3ctor 9th February 2009, 13:11 Quote
GTA 4 style crap... Why the hell I pay for a game? I have trouble... If I download a pirate version, I'll be fine... Thanks for showing that those anti-piracy measures aren't working...
roshan 9th February 2009, 15:14 Quote
Gears of war isn't that bad at all.starting is pretty poor.but the game has some great gaming moments.middle chapters are well polished and fun to play.Epic has done some work to raise the game above average 3rd person shooter.
People are still playing PC version.I also do.
roshan 9th February 2009, 15:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by V3ctor
GTA 4 style crap... Why the hell I pay for a game? I have trouble... If I download a pirate version, I'll be fine... Thanks for showing that those anti-piracy measures aren't working...
what do u mean by GTA 4 style Crap?
GTA 4 also a great game.
V3ctor 9th February 2009, 19:14 Quote
DRM, protections GTA IV crap... and the game is badly programmed for the PC, it's just a horrible port...
wuyanxu 9th February 2009, 19:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by V3ctor
DRM, protections GTA IV crap... and the game is badly programmed for the PC, it's just a horrible port...
it's not a horrible port, it's optimised for quad core.

but Rockstar Social club is unnecessary.
V3ctor 9th February 2009, 19:39 Quote
What about the missing textures, horrible performance in fps?
wuyanxu 9th February 2009, 19:54 Quote
never experienced any missing texture myself or my friend, probably a driver issue for older cards.

if you put medium texture, it will perform very well, never have any problem in FPS, even with 50 strippers with M1 fighting 6 star police around me.
KoenVdd 9th February 2009, 21:01 Quote
Had the game (legit) for a while, but it never played even before this fiasco. When news of this came out I tried the game again but this time I immediately installed a hack to remove LIVE from it (never was to interested in Multi Player) (Hamachi fix) and now it functions fine without LIVE as far as I know. If I had an Xbox360 I would've played it on that, but I'll have to do with the PC version. Framerate is pretty good despite my HD3650, just a bit of stutter when looking in new directions or entering new places, but from the gameplay I've seen so far (first few minutes) I'm guessing that there won't be much running while gunning.
zimbloggy 9th February 2009, 23:30 Quote
The unreal tournament 3 beta demo had the exact same bug, which I experienced. Strangely though, it was fixed with a replacement .exe file from gamershell.
Xir 10th February 2009, 09:05 Quote
Took them long enough to react... *grumble*
Bauul 10th February 2009, 14:53 Quote
I got bored of Gears halfway through thhe first night-time levels. I'll admit I didn't pay for it (borrowed it), but still it hardly grabbed my attention. All that brown gave me brain death.
kenco_uk 10th February 2009, 15:50 Quote
That's about the same time I got bored of it too, Bauul. The insta-death as soon as you stepped into the shadows really grated after a while.
Xir 10th February 2009, 16:11 Quote
Yep...personally found it boring too.

Still doesn't warrent a company not quickly fixing an (easy) error making it officially impossible to play for the people who bought it.
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