Originally posted by salil
[B]sd3 is a total fake,
yesterday i bought gta3, game rocks, i been hearing about the sd3 all over the place so i decided to run some tests
i ran safedisc analyzer on the exe files for gta3, and it returned safedisc 2.51, ok so i then ran sd analyzer on project earth and it returns safedisc 2.6
which proves that the safedisc analyzer i got can identify new copy prtoecteions easily and gta3 has sd 2.51 not 3.0
also i then decided to copy the cd
i used my plextor 24x that has firmware 1.0 and used fujifilm cds to copy it, burned it at 8x
And both cds work on my plextor and on the samsung drive i got which is a good enuf backup for me.
safedisc 3 is not on gta3 there is no way that macrovision can release safedisc 2.6 less than a month ago and then have a whole new version of safedisc developed and tested in less than a month.
im sure even betablocker will work fine on this image, even tho i havent tested it with bb
liek i said many times i dont got a toshiba drive so i dunno if i made myself a perfect 1:1 copy of it but the rest of u are welcome to try it, if u arent afraid of safedisc 3.0 LOL [/B]
Congratulations on your successful copy.
I’m not trying to be argumentative, but the key word in your post above is “hearing”. If you spend time on the forum, you are likely to “hear” almost anything. Others have already pointed out that the rumor about GTA and SD3 was just that, a rumor. In fact, the rumor is already going around that SD3 has been “cracked” or beaten, even though it is not out, yet. I, personally, don’t expect SD3 to be out until this fall, but, since I don’t work for Macrovision, my opinion is no more valid than anyone else’s.
There are many rumors circulated about SD3, but no one will know for sure until it actually comes out. I could give you all kinds of reported “protection schemes” that are very nasty and would definitely stop CloneCD and its brother programs for a good while, but it is all speculation at this point.
You could be right. There might not even be a SD3. Macrovision could be moving to something entirely different, ala Tages. It might be a year from now - who knows.
I would be much more worried about the DMCA/WIPO partnership than about the latest copy protection.