EA releases DRM removal tool

easteamUnless you’re like me and buy all your EA games via Steam, you’ve got some serious DRM. And once you uninstalled the game, you’ve still got DRM. While EA has released a few game specific tools for removing said DRM, they haven’t exactly made it easy have they? Well good news – EA released a tool today that will help you manage the DRM from any game you’ve uninstalled from your system that was released after May 2008.

Once you download and run the tool, it will take you to a EA website that will scan your system for games with install limits, and then provide you with information on the number of remaining installation slots and how to manage them.

Some of the games covered by this tool include:

  • Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Dead Space
  • FIFA Manager 09
  • FIFA Soccer 09
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Lord of the Rings Conquest
  • Mass Effect
  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • MySims
  • Need for Speed Undercover
  • NHL 09
  • Spore
  • Spore Creature Creator
  • The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack
  • The Sims 2 IKEA Home Stuff
  • The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff

Sounds good. It seems EA is backing off somewhat from its DRM position. The Sims 3 will only sport the oldest DRM of all: a CD-key.