Gaming crash on Alder Lake-S due to DRM

The launch of Alder Lake-S, the twelfth generation of Intel Core, has marked the debut of the hybrid architecture designed by Intel. If you still do not know all the news that comes from his hand, I highly recommend reading the analysis of the Intel Core-i9 12900K and the keys of Alder Lake-S, because with both texts you will fully understand the reasons why this new generation is not simply an evolution over the previous one, but a great leap with a lot of innovation.

Aware of it, Intel has published multiple documents and guides over the last few months so that software developers can adapt to the new properties of Alder Lake-S and its hybrid architecture and, as expected, many of them have done their homework, which is important when it comes to getting the most out of its performance, but crucial if lack of adaptation can translate into malfunctions.

In this last group, as we could already imagine, is one of the most intrusive and annoying categories of software that we have known in the entire history of computing. I mean, of course, DRM software, probably together with anticheats, the two categories of software most similar to malware. And I’m not exaggerating, I’ve encountered less intrusive malware than these twins.

The problem is that some of these copy protection systems are not compatible with the hybrid architecture of Alder Lake-S, which causes them to prevent the use of the software they are supposedly protecting. Intel is working hand-in-hand with developers to help them adapt their software, while seeking solutions for cases where the software developers have not acted on their own.

Gaming crash on Alder Lake-S due to DRM

Even so, despite the efforts made by Intel to adapt to Alder Lake-S, the company has published a list of games that to date not yet compatible with hybrid architecture and therefore will not work on systems with an Alder Lake-S chip

Games incompatible with Alder Lake-S in Windows 11

  • 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 Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2
  • Warhammer I
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Fernbus Simulator
  • For Honor
  • Lost in Random
  • Madden 22
  • Maneater
  • Need for Speed ​​- Hot Pursuit Remastered
  • Sea of ​​Solitude
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
  • Tourist Bus Simulator
  • Maneater

Games incompatible with Alder Lake-S in Windows 10

  • Ace Combat 7
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassins 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 Fenyx Rising
  • Just cause 4
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Madden 21
  • Monopoly Plus
  • Need For Speed ​​Heat
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  • 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
  • Wolfenstein youngblood

As you can see, the list is quite extensive, with 23 titles in Windows 11 and 29 in Windows 10, which gives us a total of 52 games that are still incompatible with Alder Lake-S. Intel, however, continues to work to solve this problem and, as we can read on its website, it will update that list as patches are published that solve the problem with DRM.

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