August 8, 2022
Intel confirms DRM incompatibility effects in over 50 games on 12th-Gen Core ‘Elder 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 previous generation models, Intel’s 12th-generation Core processors (codenamed Elder Lake) split CPU workloads 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. Told 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, via the upcoming Windows 11 update. These games include Anthem, Bravely Default 2, Fishing 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 the like. Titles included. 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 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry Primal, Farnbus Coach Simulator, For Honor, Lost at Random, Madden 22, Mentor, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, Sea of ​​Solitude, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Tourist Bus Simulator.

All these games are affected by DRM software problem with Windows 11 and 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, Immortals Fenix ​​Rising, Just Cause 4, Life is Strange 2, Madden 21, Monopoly Plus, Need for Speed ​​Heat, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Shinobi 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 potential problems caused by incompatible DRM software developer guide, there were issues noticed In early reviews of Intel’s Core i9-12900K and other 12th generation processors.

The Elder Lake processor lineup was launched by Intel in late October to take on AMD. It brings up to 16 odd cores to deliver a better display experience.


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