While I can see some value in what they're doing (particularly making games capable of running on Linux but also portable without install etc) overall that isn't as much of a big issue as it would have been before Valve basically did 90% of the hard work with investments in Proton and the like.
These days you can use Proton / Wine, DXVK and similar tech to get more or less the same thing done, minus the portability , dwarfs packing, and the like. Also "blocking internet access" beyond what is done in the standard cracking process itself may be an impediment to things like users attempting to play over LAN emulation, or pirate servers or whatnot depending on the game. Likewise the "run from a script, compressed without extracting" is neat but may impact users attempting to mod, as they reference on the site. Releasing the tools as FOSS is great, something some cracking/ scene groups have done as well.
I can give them credit in the repacking community, but I do wish they'd give more info on which cracks they are using, what content (ie DLC, patch versions etc) are enabled . Not doing this is seen as an insult in "the scene" and isn't great for users overall not knowing what actual cracked versions or contents they're using. So I can applaud them by being Linux friendly especially if they started this before Proton made it to where it is now, but there are some concerns that I'd have and while I would like to see non-shitty repackers, I think the best thing they can do is to amend these issues. >Cite all cracks and content (ie DLC enabled, patches and updates etc) in a given game along with its source etc. Every major repacker does this.>Give an option between a compressed install as is current and a more standard decompressed install, as the user desires. Some may not want the shell script and dwarfs style install, others may,>Those that have the knowledge to contribute to cracking or utility creation, do so!
Denuvo cracking is in a sorry state now with EMPRESS being one of the only public groups/individuals , but their bad behavior is antithetical to the scene values (ie you don't take money to crack , you don't put all kinds of nonsense in nfos etc) which is disappointing. I can applaud JC141 on the Linux side of things but if they want to strike out against capitalist excesses or privacPost too long. Click here to view the full text.