Freedom is an illusion.
By Jason Imms on July 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm
Nothing’s every really free, is it? Last week we reported that EA were providing free copies of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection via Origin, via redemption code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS.
This week we find out that there is a catch: The copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection comes with the much-maligned SecuROM DRM software, which has been known in the past to stick around after containing software is deleted, throw false piracy flags, and refuse to read authentic discs. It has been labelled by many as spyware.
Reclaim Your Game did some snooping around and found that SecuROM version 07.40.0009 was included with the version of The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition provided for free by EA, and has taken the opportunity to resurface a guide for its removal.
Source: Reclaim Your Game