Eidos appears to have laid a sneaky bat-trap, for those pesky pirates to trying to enjoy Arkham Asylum without paying.
Apparently the all-important Glide ability gets disabled if you aren’t running a legit version… As a pirate recently found out on the forums.
Cheshirec_the_cat (The Pirate)
I’ve got a problem when it’s time to use Batman’s glide in the game. When I hold <Space> , like it’s said to jump from one platform to another, Batman tries to open his wings again and again instead of gliding. So he fels down in a poisoning gas. If somebody could tel me, what should I do there.
The problem you have encountered is a hook in the copy protection, to catch out people who try and download cracked versions of the game for free.
It’s not a bug in the game’s code, it’s a bug in your moral code.
Whilst we at Gamer Limit don’t condone the act of pirating games, we would certainly recommend waiting until after the game has actually been released before requesting assistance on the official forums.
Source: Eidos forums