Assassins creed 2 updating launcher
I've also prepared a second HD You Tube Video which demonstrates more complex gameplay at later stages of the game, again at maximum settings.Additionally, some screenshots are provided below to let you have a closer look at the game's image quality: While there are slight improvements and additional effects in AC2, in general the game looks very similar to the original Assassin's Creed, and performs around the same.The Ubisoft Game Launcher only loads when you launch Assassin's Creed 2, and does not need to stay resident at any other time. Assassin's Creed 2 can be launched without requiring the DVD in the drive.When launched, the Ubisoft Game Launcher will first check for any updates such as patches, and if found, prompt you to install them, showing you any details as required - see screenshots below: 3.In short it appears that if you enjoyed AC1, you will enjoy AC2.Ubisoft's New DRM The official details of the new copy protection/DRM implemented in Assassin's Creed 2 are provided here, but basically it requires that you have a permanent Internet connection to play the game.Ubisoft's new DRM appears to be relatively unintrusive and does not affect system performance or stability in any way.It does have the benefit of removing install limits and disc checks, and provides online storage of saved games.
Finally, once the game is exited, if the Ubisoft Game Launcher window is still open it can be closed.After around 5 seconds the following screen appeared: I then reconnected the ADSL line, and again within around 5 seconds the game resumed from exactly the same point at which I had been before.The game also automatically saves itself regularly at various checkpoints to prevent loss of progress for whatever reason.This is an anti-piracy measured designed to check regularly with Ubisoft servers to make sure the game has not been illegally altered or running an invalid serial number, similar to any multiplayer game.
In the several hours during which I have played Assassin's Creed 2, I have not once experienced any hiccups or issues resulting from the DRM.
There are no strange pauses or anything else unusual.