I have the v1.3 patch that removes the drm malware. I can even play it without the CD.
I called ubisoft. I got the blame game. So, I called my sound card tech support. It's not my sound card. The game will freeze up and I have to force a motherboard shut down since C-A-Del doesn't work. Everything is up to date on my computer windows updates, drivers, everything. I need tech support that's doesn't include the blame game. Thanks.