July 28, 2021

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Resident Evil Village.  Up to 80 fps more without Denovo.  Tests the impact of DRM security on frame rate

Resident Evil Village. Up to 80 fps more without Denovo. Tests the impact of DRM security on frame rate

a few days ago The news cameThe DRM security system in Resident Evil Village for PC is supposed to drastically reduce the smoothness of animations in many situations. How is it really?

Title I decided to check out the Digital Foundry editorial office, which specializes in the topic of graphics in interactive entertainment. The team asserts that after installing a crack that removes Denuvo DRM from Resident Evil Village on a PC (which is illegal in itself), smoother frame rates were observed in many situations.

In its analysis of the topic, Digital Foundry begins with a battle scene from the game in which we, in the unmodified version, watch 31 frames per second of animation for a moment. With DRM disabled (after installing the crack), we get more than 110 frames per second in the same situation, i.e. 80 frames per second moreThan with Denuvo working. All this on the exact same hardware configuration.

With exploration or normal scenes, the frame rate is practically identical in both cases (DRM and crack). Only in cases of clashes with opponents (as can be seen in the seventh minute of the recording) there are big problems with the store version of this survival horror.

The question now is, what will Capcom do with this puzzle? In the gaming industry, publishers have released their games from excessively power-hungry DRM protection many times before. Perhaps also in the case of Resident Evil Village, the Japanese company will go into the hands of the players. So far, Denuvo and Capcom have not commented on this situation. “Customers deserve at least an apology” – the Digital Foundry team concludes their analysis.

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