A group of PC gamers have joined together, and decided not to purchase any PC games that use the Starforce copy protection method. This site is here to provide information about the Starforce protection method, so that you can make your own informed decision.
We will provide a list of games that install the Starforce device drivers, as well as a list of publishers that incorporate Starforce. If you wish to join this boycott, we encourage you to write the publisher, and let them know.
What Is Starforce?
Starforce is a software copy protection tool installed by PC game publishers, which is designed to prevent the casual copying of retail CDROM applications. It installs as a hidden device driver, without the end-user's knowledge or consent.
Why Are We Boycotting Games That Install Starforce?
Starforce has been reported to cause problems on personal computers, sometimes quite serious. If these problems occur, the end-user would be unware as to the cause of the problem, and would be helpless to solve the problem. For a complete list of our issues with Starforce, please see this page.