If you're a fan of some older Ubisoft titles, it might be worth taking a look at your back catalog and downloading some of those games while there's still time. The company has announced that come September 1st, 2022, a number of its titles will no longer be able to access the internet. That means not only will those games lose multiplayer capabilities, but it also means that any games that have DLC that needs to be activated online will no longer be accessible following that date. The affected games are as follows:
Hardware-based DRM uses components of the PC such as the MAC address of network adapter(s) and serial number(s) of hard drive(s) to create a hash or signature which is used for identification of the PC in the DRM activation process. When a game which incorporates this type of DRM is run, it checks that the current components of the PC match the hash/signature which was created and stored during the previously completed activation. The tolerance for matching this hash varies by game, but in general if a significant component or components of the PC which comprise the hash have changed, the DRM will require a new activation to play the game. If an activation limit exists and is reached, the game will refuse to play. In most cases where this type of DRM is used, there will be methods to either revoke activations or reset the limit so a new activation is performed. These will be noted at the bottom of their respective sections below.
I'm temporarily uninstalling Dead Space 2, which I installed a looong time ago. The uninstaller said that I should de-authorize the game to be given one of my 5 activations back. The tool to do so requires my serial number, but I can't for the life of me find it anywhere.
Between 1892 and 1975, you can use the serial number of an Audemars Piguet to date its manufacture. In this article, you can identify the format of the serial number of your watch and find the year that corresponds to your watch. If you have a newer, modern watch, it is not possible to look at the serial number and date it. What you can do, however, is go to the Audemars Piguet website and type in your serial number. Today, AP uses an electronically activated warranty card. On the warranty card are instructions on how to activate (or check the activation date) your warranty. In this way, you will be able to find out when the device was sold, but not when it was manufactured. In some cases it is difficult to find out exactly when an Audemars Piguet was manufactured, but in general it is possible by using the serial number trick.
One thing that can help you authenticate your watch is the AP warranty card and online warranty site. On their website, you can enter the serial number of your watch if it has the electronically activated warranty, and see all the information about your watch. If the correct information is displayed, it is probably an indication that your watch is genuine. The reason we say probably is that counterfeiters can steal serial/case numbers online and use them for their counterfeit watches. If they find the serial number of a genuine watch, they can manufacture the same model, which makes it appear genuine when they search the AP warranty database.
Like many products, watches are furnished with serial numbers and reference numbers. Serial numbers are unique to each watch and can sometimes be used to date the production period. On the other hand, reference numbers (also known as model numbers) denote the specific model, and in some cases, they can also reveal other details such as material, size, color, bracelet type, and so on.
Serial numbers are used on every single luxury timepiece. The serial number is unique and only used for one watch by the manufacturer. Think of the serial number as a social security number for watches.
The serial number has numerous purposes on a watch. The first is to help the manufacturer keep track of its watches during production. The other is to make it easier when selling them, as it makes it possible to know exactly which timepiece was sold. Another usage area includes being able to identify a watch if it is stolen or lost. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly in this case, on some watches from some manufacturers, the serial number can be used to identify exactly when a watch was manufactured. And that is exactly what we are going to focus on in this article. 2b1af7f3a8