Having been using a Windows 8.1 machine as of late, i installed my copy of Postal 3 and decided to check up on the issue that Win8.1 users have been having with the ActControl DRM, and yeah - it was still a problem. Which was odd since my last runs of the game on a regular Windows 8 machine completely bypassed and ignored the DRM. It's very odd, and makes me wonder about what is so different in Win8.1.
However, there are Good News
for all you having problems! I can safely confirm that using the NODRM fix found in THIS THREAD
fixes the problem completely. The need for the ActControl (and even Steam) DRM is removed, and you can get into the game directly! (if you want to still run the game through Steam with the in-game menu, then just make sure you run the game through steam, and not through the .exe file).
So now, all you poor Win8.1 souls get to play the game, and enjoy P3 like god intended that you do!
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