SEGA has released a new update for Sonic Mania that features a new version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. However, it appears that SEGA did not test it properly as this rushed Denuvo implementation causes many issues to legitimate owners of Sonic Mania.
Voksi, best known for his Denuvo cracks, has detailed the major issues that currently affect Sonic Mania.
According to reports, the latest version of Sonic Mania runs slower than its previous version and as Voksi claimed, this is due to Denuvo. The slowdown, Voksi claimed, is caused by a trigger in the time attack menu when players scroll down till the last levels, which is not closed properly and causes Denuvo to continue writing in its section until the game is closed, which causes massive game slowdown.
Some users also claimed that they can’t get past the menu screen. Voksi stated that he encountered the same issue while trying to crack the game, so it appears that Denuvo is causing these loop issues too.
Legitimate owners of Sonic Mania have posted numerous issues on the Steam forums and Voksi claims that almost all of them are caused because SEGA rushed the new denuvo implementation and didn’t test it properly.
So yeah, this is one of those rare cases that Denuvo actually causes major issues to legitimate owners!