Is this behaviour normal for the securom new (4.84)

vbimport

#1

Just bought the game “Zapper” for my son. As usual I wanted to create an “alcohol image” from the original disk, so he doesn’t have to change cd every time he wants to play a different game.
The following results occurred when I tried to install the game.

“Zapper” installed from mounted image:
2 vital files (zapper.exe, zapperConfig.exe) missing
in the install folder.

“Zapper” installed from org. Disk. Installed from liteon 52246 drive:
2 vital files (zapper.exe, zapperConfig.exe) missing
in the install folder.

“Zapper” installed from blindwrite copy 1:1 (plex premium)
Disk installed from liteon 52246 drive:
2 vital files (zapper.exe, zapperConfig.exe) missing
in the install folder.

“Zapper” installed from org. Disk:
Disk installed from Ultraplex 40 drive
(Which is assigned to the first free drive letter)

Ok.

“Zapper” installed from blindwrite copy 1:1 (plex premium).
Disk installed from Ultraplex 40 drive.
(Which is assigned to the first free drive letter)

Ok

Then i decided to switch drive letter between the
Virtual drive and the Ultraplex 40. Then every thing
Vent fine.

Actually its more than 2 files that’s missing,
when the install drive isn’t assigned to the first free drive letter.
But the 2 files mentioned above are the vital files.
It’s quite easy to get the game to run though. Just copy the 2 files,
from the cd (or the mounted image) to the install folder.

Is this behaviour normal for the securom new (4.84) protection?

[Edit]
Sorry please move this thread to Recording Software Forum.


#2

its probably not a securom problem, its most likely a poorly programmed installer. does it dump the exe’s to the first available drive letter, regardless of where it puts everything else? just a thought.


#3

i agree with ckin…i have never seen anythign like that and i have alot of newest securom games … either bad installer or just bad burn … strange …


#4

Originally posted by BeeR_DoG
“Zapper” installed from org. Disk. Installed from liteon 52246 drive:
2 vital files (zapper.exe, zapperConfig.exe) missing
in the install folder.

The original cd is clearly dodgy so all copies must be too.


#5

Thanks guys.
I’ll settle for the poor installer explanation.
I don’t do much gaming my self, and most of the child games around here, are Cd-Cops protected.

I did copy “max Payne”, some time ago, but that was just for testing (Twinpeak) purposes,
Back then. So I haven’t much experience with “Securom New”.

Originally posted by ckin2001
does it dump the exe’s to the first available drive letter, regardless of where it puts everything else?

No, it doesn’t dump the exe’s anywhere, if the CD/Virtual drive, from which the game is
Installed, isn’t assigned to the first free drive letter. This is of cause the first free drive letter,
Assigned after my harddisk’s.