Is there a way to copy protect dreamcast games???
They are already VERY HEAVILY copy-protected in the following ways:
- TOC (Session 1 - audio, Session 2 - XA mode 2 data)
- LBA Check (Game starts at LBA 45000 so you need to make it 11700 or 11702 via Hexeditors)
- Optional Sega of Europe protection (found on MSR)
Now the only way to copy a copied game is with DiskJuggler. If you wan’t to protect it further than that, like say your friend has DiskJuggler, then you can’t do anything that I know of because of the GD-ROM extremely delicate layout! I’m talkin’ exact sectors here!
Nero can also can also copy a copied game, as can CloneCD.
but this is all copying a copy, not copying the original
You can copy the original, but only a computer-intelligent person can copy your copies.
huh? I got a [had a ] backup of MSR;)
There are MSR releases where professional crackers “bypassed” the protection. It is VERY HARD to take it out yourself though (from an original).
do you copy d/c games from the originals yourself? do you ps2 games as well?
I copy all my DC games myself with a Coders cable.
It is actually very fun and in doing so you will learn VERY ADVANCED file-editing skills, etc…
I also do copy PS2 games, but for my cousin since I only own a DC!
It is very easy to copy of a copy, it is harder to copy a original, you need a serial cable and software to connect to computer from dc…