Intel Confirms DRM Incompatibility Impacts Over 50 Games on 12th Gen Core ‘Alder Lake’ CPUs


Intel has confirmed that over 50 games are experiencing problems on PCs based on its 12th-generation Core processors due to an incompatibility with certain Digital Rights Management (DRM) software. The list of games affected as a result of the DRM problem includes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry Primal, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, among others. Intel said it is rolling out a software fix to the affected DRM software. But in the meantime, the chipmaker has also provided a workaround to allow players to manually launch and play the affected games.

Unlike the previous generation models, Intel’s 12th generation Core processors (codenamed .) Elder Lake) Divide the CPU workload into high-powered “performance” cores and low-power “efficiency” cores. Intel said that some third-party gaming DRM software incorrectly identifies the Efficiency Core as another system. “This prevents games that implement DRM software from running successfully,” the company said. said in a support page.

Intel Said that due to a problem with the DRM software, some games are crashing during launch or even shutting down unexpectedly.

“A software fix has been identified by the vendor of the affected DRM software and is being rolled out,” the company said.

initial patch is expected to reach 11 games Sometime in mid-November, through the upcoming windows 11 Update. These games include titles such as Anthem, Bravely Default 2Fishing Sim World, Football Manager 2019, football manager touch 2019, football manager 2020, football manager touch 2020, legend of mana, Mortal Kombat 11, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, and Warhammer I.

In addition to the first batch of games to receive the patch, Intel is working with developers to resolve DRM issues with the rest of the games. these are ie Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, far cry primal, farnbus coach simulator, to honor, lost at random, Madden 22, Monitor, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, sea ​​of ​​solitude, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and tourist bus simulator.

All these games are Windows 11 and . Are affected by software issues with DRM Windows 10.

Intel also provided a list of 29 additional games that are experiencing hiccups on Windows 10. The company advises users to resolve the issues after updating their system to Windows 11.

These games are: Ace Combat 7, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins, code vein, eFootball 2021, F1 2019, far cry new dawn, fifa 19, fifa 20, football manager 2021, football manager touch 2021, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Amar Fenix ​​Rising, just cause 4, life is weird 2, madden 21, monopoly plus, need for speed heat, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, shadow of the tomb raidershinobi striker, Soulcalibur VI, starlink, Team Sonic Racing, Total War Saga: Three Kingdoms, Train Sim World, Train Sim World 2, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Intel said the list of games experiencing problems will be updated as they get patched. Meanwhile, it has recommended users to enable Legacy Game Compatibility Mode to fix the problems manually. The mode is available in BIOS Setup.

Last month, Intel suggested possible problems caused by incompatible DRM software developer guide. there were issues Attention In early reviews of Intel’s Core i9-12900K and other 12th generation processors.

The Elder Lake processor lineup was by Intel launched to pick up at the end of october amd. It brings up to 16 odd cores to deliver a better display experience.


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