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Old 08-15-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Region Locks (see 1st post for summary of Q&As): Official - No lock for UK/EUR/US/AUS

Region-locking plan UPDATE
We’re aware of some discussion regarding the planned region-locking of boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and after careful review we have decided not to implement this in the UK/Europe/US/AUS. Please note, this plan only related to PC boxed games, and not digital or console editions.


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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
Just to clarify, this is for anywhere in Europe.
PC versions from UK will work in US and vice versa.


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http://support.eu.square-enix.com/fa...t4363djgb80jn3

The PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is region-locked.
Please be sure to purchase a copy from your own region, otherwise you might not be able to register the game.
If you should not be able to register your copy due to a region conflict, please return the game to your retailer. Square Enix cannot offer assistance in replacing incompatible registration codes.



So what does this mean from people who got it from GMG and live in US/Canada?


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*Moderator Edit* / Further info/updates

18 August
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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
Region-locking plan UPDATE
We’re aware of some discussion regarding the planned region-locking of boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and after careful review we have decided not to implement this in the UK. Please note, this plan only related to PC boxed games, and not digital or console editions.
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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
Just to clarify, this is for anywhere in europe.
PC versions from UK will work in US and vice versa.
Update on Region Lock
Please note: It was reported that Deus Ex on PC is region-locked to the UK only. Square Enix has confirmed that this is not the case. If you are ordering from outside of the UK, you will be able to play this on your PC.



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Just a reminder for those just joining in, only the BOXED RETAIL copies are region locked. If you have pre-ordered a digital version, your key will be region free.

http://greenmangaming.zendesk.com/en...region-locking

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Steam Key Region Locking

martinsnelling Aug-17

We have spoken to the publisher regarding their recent announcement that Deus Ex: Human Revolution would be region locked and they have confirmed to us that your Steam key will work regardless of what region/country you are in.

We have requested keys from the publisher and when we receive them, we will add one to your account.

You will be able to view your key by logging on to the Green Man Gaming Website, and viewing the download page for the game. This can be found under 'your games'.
http://forums.greenmangaming.com/topic/434/?page=2

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Originally Posted by RobertClarke
RobertClarke
Staff

They still work everywhere.

They will continue to work everywhere, and we have 100% confirmation from the publisher from this.

There was a while yesterday when we were told there would be lots of different versions but the publisher emailed us last night to confirm this would not be the case!
Some misinformation happening, making those who have bought the game confused and worried unnecessarily? Many users are totally unaffected by this in any way shape or form. Those who have bought the UK box copy from outside the UK should be aware of region locks, as some online activated games get region locked. The Preorders thread Q&A's discussed this issue a while back and advised people to check before purchase.

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Q: Is this game doing one of the region locks? If I buy the U.K. version will I be able to play it on my USA xbox360?
A: Whether to lock the game or not is still up to publisher. For the 360 and Wii, region locks on these platforms have been used more frequently. PLEASE make the relevant enquiries to avoid disappointment.


Please note this affects PC BOXED RETAIL only. The region locking exists because they couldn't get all languages onto the DVD.




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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
Just to be clear to everyone the region lock is just for the retail BOX copies.. ie if you physically buy a box in the UK it will have the uk region code etc, if you buy a boxed copy in russia will be locked to russia, everywhere else is covered by a rest of world region (including poland).

Due to disc size limitations, the languages had to be split onto different masters (PCs dont have universal bluray drives yet so we couldnt put all on 1 disc this is why there is so much confusion)

Also all versions have ALL languages available. So even if you buy the English UK version, you can change the language to French, German etc whenever you want.. The size of the game meant we couldnt fit all languages onto the disc so you will just download the language pack for the game that is all..


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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
All this is really due to the languages having to be split onto the discs for retail.. Its meant people have confused the region and languages available to just those on the disc etc..

Also the region locks in place are just on activation.. if you buy in the uk a boxed copy and activate in the uk and then go to germany or another country it will still work..

Digital copies are not region locked as far as i am aware. Any region checks have been long standing there etc.. ie credit card region so isnt new for Deus
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Originally Posted by jaycw2309 View Post
If you buy from amazon.co.uk they are selling uk product so as a box is the uk version.. amazon.de will sell the german disc etc..

FYI the disc splits are as follows - We couldnt fit more languages per disc.

English on own (being sold in the UK)
English / French (being sold in the US i believe)
French / German
Italian / Spanish
Polish / Russian

Again to be clear, only the russian and UK (english) steam codes for box copies are region locked, and ALL languages are available to ALL users once activated (may require language pack download if language is not on the disc version purchased)
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All languages are available to all activated players. You will need download the files for any language that's not on your disc. Steam handles this for you automatically when you change the language.

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Q: I bought a RETAIL copy IN UK but I live OUTSIDE UK. Will I be able to ACTIVATE the game or not?
A: No. Can only activate the UK boxed copy in UK (includes Isle of man etc)
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Q: If I buy a boxed UK copy and activate it in the UK, will I be able to play it in other regions?
A: That's a most definitive yes.






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Originally Posted by nutcrackr View Post
Green Man Gaming staff member says their keys are not going to be region locked

http://forums.greenmangaming.com/topic/434/

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Originally Posted by Kivan View Post
I emailed square and this is how the regions and the various versions that are being released work together.


Languages - English
Release Region - UK Only
Steam Account Region - UK Only

Languages - English / French
Release Region - Outside of UK
Steam Account Region - EU, but NOT UK, Russia

Languages - FIGS* (2 versions here, FG and IS)
Release Region - Outside of UK
Steam Account Region - EU, but NOT UK, Russia

Languages - RP**
Release Region - Russia/Poland (both on same disc but only russian is region locked)
Steam Account Region - Russia with russian codes/Poland

* French, Italian, German, Spanish
** Russian, Polish
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Please also be aware of Steam's Licence Agreement:
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You are entitled to use the Software for your own use, but you are not entitled to: (i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Software to other parties in any way, nor to rent, lease or license the Software to others without the prior written consent of Valve; (ii) host or provide matchmaking services for the Software or emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by Valve in any network feature of the Software, through protocol emulation, tunneling, modifying or adding components to the Software, use of a utility program or any other techniques now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose including, but not limited to network play over the Internet, network play utilizing commercial or non-commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation networks, without the prior written consent of Valve; or (iii) exploit the Software or any of its parts for any commercial purpose.

Last edited by jaycw2309; 08-18-2011 at 07:21 AM.