Hi, i’m trying to understand how does the ATIP protection works, but didn’t got it from the knowledge base.
In the Knowledge Base it says:
‘Only a CD-Writer can read the ATIP (because like I said before this ATIP is only needed when writing a CD-R).’
and then later:
‘The ATIP protection is based on this fact: when the game starts it checks if there’s ATIP info present: if so then it will presume it’s a CD-R disc and will not play. However a normal CD-ROM cannot read this ATIP and will of course ‘say’ that this data is not present: thus the copy will work…’
So if only a cd-writer can read the ATIP, how come it can protect against any non-writer cd-rom out there (which most of us do have)?