Just a disc check? I've always been fine with that, seeing as .isos usually still work for me.
It would be interesting to hear if mounting a disc image actually works, as the DRM included in the main exe was designed by SecuROM. I'm expecting that the same DRM will be used in Dragonage, even though it was said otherwise.
Oh, I think perhaps you're misunderstanding..they said SecuROM wouldn't be used. They also said this for The Sims 3. It's true in both cases -- SecuROM itself won't be used for DA, but a disc-check system designed by SecuROM will (I assume).
Mostly unrelated -- from my perspective, what has happened is actually about the best possible thing that could've happened -- I know the really adamant folks probably still won't buy anything because they don't want to support the SecuROM vendors, but I think buying games with their "light" DRM (i.e. nothing is installed, no online activation, etc.), sends a really good message...and brings not only the effect of encouraging this for the future, but also discourages one of the most hated companies in gaming from doing what we hate.
I've actually been thinking of picking up the game myself. I love the way games are going, supporting both Mac and PC in one purchase, and it's been forever since I've played The Sims 2, so I think I'd like to get into 3. Laugh all you want, but there's something oddly satisfying with making sure your Sim doesn't s**t itself.
I like it too -- it's one of the benefits of the delay. It seems like the game itself is the better for it as well..I've had literally no problems with it so far..something rare for me lately in PC gaming.
Game is great..verrrry addictive...highly recommend it. :)