Please excuse my all encompasing subject. I’m from an electronics rather than a computing background, and I was wondering if someone can give me a general overview of how these systems work. I’m curious as I’ve seen references to a scheme called Starforce which may be uncopyable. If something can be read off a CD how can it not be written back.
I realise in the past that some schemes exploited CDR drive circuitry, but I then heard that certain drives (LiteON) got round this. If game executables are encrypted, then the key must be somewhere on the CD, i.e. readable
Is there an area on pressed CD’s that isn’t on CDR’s ?
As I said this is curiousity on my part, any links etc would be appreciated.