I hope EA is considering ditching SecuROM on all of their games. Today, they have made an effort to put one step further in the crusade against SecuROM by issuing De-Authorization tools for many of their games. They now have tools for MySims PC, Spore (actually Spore’s been available for some time), Spore Creature Creator, The Sims 2 Apartment Life, The Sims 2 Ikea Home Stuff and The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff.
Games released after May 2008 allowed users to authorize up to 5 computers to play the game on at the same time. By using these tools, an authorization slot will be freed up and will let you install the game on another computer. If you want to reauthorize, all you need to do is relaunch the game.
While sure, this isn’t exactly what we wanted, it’s a start. I’d love to see them take effort in removing SecuROM from the game’s exe file, but chances are that would require more effort as they’d have to recompile the game’s code again without the SecuROM program embedded…
Click the box to grab the De-Authorization Tool that you need. I’ll add these to SimPrograms sometime tomorrow – it’s getting late 😛