Intel recommends scroll lock for DRM problems with Alder Lake

Intel has released the “Alder Lake” processor family and like most launches, whether in hardware or software, they have encountered some patrol. This time it is basically both parts, as several anti-cheating and copy protection (DRM) for games do not correctly identify the new processors.

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This is due to the hybrid architecture Intel uses, something that requires extra customization on the part of DRM developers. Intel is working with game developers to fix the problems, but at the moment there are problems in both Windows 10 and Windows 11 where games with some DRM protection crash in both menus and during game sessions.


Until the basic problem is resolved, Intel recommends something interesting solution. The problem is temporarily remedied by completely sonic disabling the processor’s energy efficient cores. This is done by activating “Legacy Game Compatibility Mode” in the motherboard’s BIOS settings and before starting the game activating the so-called scroll lock, preferably with the dedicated “Scroll Lock” key on the keyboard.

When the scroll lock is activated, the small cores of the processor are deactivated and temporarily also remedy the DRM problem. When the game then ends, they can then be activated again, by deactivating the scroll lock. Overall affects the problem a dozen games where about half of the titles that have been confirmed to have problems in Windows 11 are expected to be updated continuously during the month of November.

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Windows 11 (updated in November)

  • Bravely Default 2

  • Fishing Sim World

  • Football Manager 2019

  • Football Manager Touch 2019

  • Football Manager 2020

  • Football Manager Touch 2020

  • Legend of Mana

  • Mortal Kombat 11

  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2

  • Warhammer I

Windows 11 (others)

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

  • Far Cry Primal

  • Fernbus Simulator

  • For Honor

  • Lost in Random

  • Madden 22

  • Maneater

  • Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit Remastered

  • Sea of Solitude

  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

  • Tourist Bus Simulator

  • Maneater

Windows 10

  • Ace Combat 7

  • Assassins Creed Odyssey

  • Assassins Creed Origins

  • Code Vein

  • eFootball 2021

  • F1 2019

  • Far Cry New Dawn

  • FIFA 19

  • FIFA 20

  • Football Manager 2021

  • Football Manager Touch 2021

  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • Ghost Recon Wildlands

  • Immortals Fenyx Rising

  • Just Cause 4

  • Life is Strange 2

  • Madden 21

  • Monopoly Plus

  • Need For Speed Heat

  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • Shinobi Striker

  • Soulcalibur VI

  • Starlink

  • Team Sonic Racing

  • Total War Saga – Three Kingdoms

  • Train Sim World

  • Train Sim World 2

  • Wolfenstein Youngblood

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