May I ask? What the hell are talking about?
You can't download the installer with the older version of the game
that has this "not working" multiplayer through your browser and the only installer left are now those with the
game that has the multiplayer update (or the update as one standalone file to update your existing game).
Now you can play the game only when you've installed GOG Galaxy too. (just like Pityesz said)
Fortunately I've got the Installer with the older version on my thumbdrive.
So, your saying because LAN no longer works... it's DRM, or because GOG/Steam 'fixed' multiplayer but not like the original game: crossplay through galaxy not a master server like the gamespy days... makes it DRM?
For all purposes, this game was abandoned my lucasarts, pandemic, gamespy, etc... just so EA could make a buck on the new BF.
There is always gameranger, tunngle, etc.... and of course swbfspy, which is much better .... but nobody plays..... they'd rather complain.
Just my two cents.... bankrupt now.