I will make this as clear as possible, I have been up all nite.
Went around to see my mate and he had bought Metal Gear Solid 2 for the PC, he went too make a backup and it’s on a DVD, plus it installs the whole dvd on yer pc and still does a simple check too see if the DVD is present. There is a no DVD crack on the usual url.
I pondered for while, after thinking back when I made a fully working backup of UT2003 after I opened the cab file up and inserted a patched exe, god only knows how I did that, as there was no patches out at the time. Anyway without straying off the subject, I know what they have done, a DVD can store about 4.2 gig, not 4.7gig as quoted. Right inside this rather large cab file will be the game roughly 2 maybe 3 x 80 min cd’s, and the rest is a big chunk of garbage data. My mate didn’t understand what I was going on about, never mind. It would be a case of extracting the game files from the cab file, then thats where the software reverse engineering guys come in, they make up a new cab file and put in onto the cd(s) along with the setup and the no DVD patch. I know it is on 2 cd’s as another mate has it. Bit of a pain but it will put an end too the average user making a clean backup, thats for certain, and it most certainly will slow things right down and cause some people sleepless nites as they cannot make a legal backup of the game. The question remains, how will the software industry react to that, as if the dvd gets scratched or damaged, the outlet you bought it from will not give you a refund or a new copy. So how are they going too get out of this?
Not bad eh for someone who has been awake since 4pm yesterday:D
Greets The Diplomat:cool: I need those shades too block out the light so I can sleep lol see still a bit of humor in me;)