This new version of Securerom and the very latest releases of SD2 2.70.030 and 2.80.10 are just measures put there legally too prevent the loss of profits from all the hard work. But I do not agree with the end user not being able too make a backup! If your original game gets scratched, is the Shop you bought it from going too give you another copy. I don’t think so, they will just tell you too take a hike putting it in a very polite manner. Its just a matter of time before these new protection measures will be copied 1:1 What the industry fails too realise there are some very talented ******* out there who will have started too reverse engineer your code and see how it works and how they can make a 1:1 backup. They are the most intelligent people on this planet and if the sofware industry decides too take further measures such as bypassing routines that hide the fact you have a legally owned CD Writer in your system and refuse too run, then that will be taken care of as well. I am sure the courts of this land would be very busy with law suites against all these companies you bought the software from. If it won’t even play the original game as you have a CDWriter in your system,(This has happened before if I am right they overprotected the game and it wouldn’t even run) this is no crime as it has been proved. The government has got too put a stop on the software developers before it gets out of control, its like playing cat and mouse. When no one buys any games as they they cannot run it, who will be the 1st too shout our sales are down? response remove these new stupid protection routines(and lower the prices) so people with repect and have gone out and spent almost Forty UK pounds on the latest game can play it. I do not condone piracy in anyway and at the same time do not condone the stupid protection methods implemented which stops you, the end user from playing your original copy(if it detects you have a CDWriter) or even a backup of it, so you can protect your original from being damaged. Greets too all fellow members The Diplomat :8 Edited by me 13/10/2002 too correct some grammer and add some more info, this was written in the early hours of the morning.