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Sonic Mania PC version launches with Denuvo, online requirement

Sonic Mania PC version launches with Denuvo, online requirement

Enlarge / Possibly Sonic and his friends are looking at an incoming, Denuvo-related crapstorm headed their way. (credit: Sega)

I had altitudinous hopes of returning to Sonic Mania and slapping an Ars Approved sticker on my early-August review once its Computer account launched. I figured, by then, the console editions would keep received patches to a scarce noticable glitches and a tidy Personal computerDesktop,laptop,server,Ultrabook harbour would seal the deal on an evident merriment recommendation.

Then I tried loading the WindowsMicrosoft Windows operating system novel of Sonic Mania while my Steam balance was offline. That's when Sonic Mania informed me, in no uncertain terms, that "Steam user must be logged in to play this game."

The wrongdoing indication shown when trying to boot Sonic Mania's Machine anecdote in offline wealth on its set off day. In this case, Steam had formerly booted, and thus authenticated, the pastime online.

The inaccuracy comment shown when trying to boot Sonic Mania's PC story in offline resources on its commence day. In this case, Steam had previously booted, and thus authenticated, the amusement online.

Turns out, Sega has applied the much-maligned Denuvo copy-protection course to Sonic Mania's PC version-and this Denuvo implementation won't unlock the diversion for players so distant as Steam is operating in "offline mode." Until the sport receives an update, Sonic Mania fans hoping to play the PCComputer PC legend in an offline force are elsewhere of luck. (Your backup option, should you necessity to act something affection board a plane, is to boot the entertainment while connected to Wi-Fi, then disconnect from the Internet and the game running in the background until you're ready to play. It's not necessarily an nonpareil workaround.)

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