@Olli a few questions about NEW Copy Protections on GERMAN Games!

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#1

1st Question:
Port Royale. What for protection is it? And will it be copyble in the near future? (IT SEEMS THIS IS A NEW VERSION OF PROTECT CD COPY PROTECTION)

2nd Question:
Hotel Gigant. Is this a NEW "SECUROM NEW" protection or is it an other protection? And will it be also copyble in the near future?

3rd and last Question:
Few months ago u write in CLONECLINIC FORUM about a SUPERCOOL ENGINE for CloneCD. And you wrote, that u don´t know if it will be 100% working. Wie weit bist Du damit? :wink: Kommt sie jetz oder nicht? (SORRY! BUT I din´t find english words for that)

OK thats it :wink: I hope to hear something from u :bow:


#2

a) push …
So, after trying to copy PR by myself (form Original with LiteOn 32123S and Toshiba 1502 DVD in all possible kombinations on settings with CloneCD 4.0.1.6 I’m quite sure … It has some new CopyProtection … ClonyXXL does not find …

So I start to read 3 or for CDR/Copying Forums … and collected all infos I got and came to same conclusion and question like ‘Gabberhead’ …

b) So … maybe one of big CopyProtection Gururs can give us some aboutr these new CPs?

Personal I believe there is in the moment no reliable 1:1 copy program for Port Roayle Copy protection (good job form cp programmers).
If people have made a working 1:1 copy it may be ‘good luck’,
where people with original CD sometimes seems to have ‘bad luck’ - game is even with original CD not startable :frowning:

greetings,
NixDa


#3

Wie weit bist Du damit? Kommt sie jetz oder nicht? (SORRY! BUT I din´t find english words for that)

How far along are you? Will it ever come, yes or no? ( I couldn’t find english words that gave an exact translation either, so I just paraphrased).


#4

Originally posted by Gabberhead
[B]1st Question:
Port Royale. What for protection is it? And will it be copyble in the near future? (IT SEEMS THIS IS A NEW VERSION OF PROTECT CD COPY PROTECTION)

2nd Question:
Hotel Gigant. Is this a NEW “SECUROM NEW” protection or is it an other protection? And will it be also copyble in the near future?

3rd and last Question:
Few months ago u write in CLONECLINIC FORUM about a SUPERCOOL ENGINE for CloneCD. And you wrote, that u don´t know if it will be 100% working. Wie weit bist Du damit? :wink: Kommt sie jetz oder nicht? (SORRY! BUT I din´t find english words for that)

OK thats it :wink: I hope to hear something from u :bow: [/B]

1.) Don’t know yet.
2.) Don’t know yet.
3.) I wasn’t talking about a “supercool engine for CloneCD”, I was talking about a “supercool engine”. :slight_smile:
Anyway, this beast is still in the works, and it hasn’t copied a single bit yet. It’ll take some time…


#5

Anyway, this beast is still in the works, and it hasn’t copied a single bit yet. It’ll take some time…

Is it actually in coding, in pseudo-code, or is it just an idea that the guys at Elby have been tossing around?

What does it do that is different?


#6

Originally posted by SirDavidGuy
[B]

Is it actually in coding, in pseudo-code, or is it just an idea that the guys at Elby have been tossing around?

What does it do that is different? [/B]

It is still an idea, parts of it are in coding to find out, if these ideas can be realised at all.


#7

Now you have peaked my interest…good luck Olli


#8

Originally posted by Olli

It is still an idea, parts of it are in coding to find out, if these ideas can be realised at all.

How would it be different than the current engine?


#9

Same problem with industrie gigant. it also can´t to get a working copy. It has also new secuom protection. Burned with lite on and plextor. readed with toshiba dvd. It is the same problem was with hotel gigant. both games are from jowood.


#10

For interested german users:

Softshield präsentiert Kopierschutz ProtectCD 5

26.06.2002 - 12:49 Uhr - (mcv) Nach Angaben des Dortmunder Softwarehauses setzt die Version 5 nach kompletter Neuentwicklung des bewährten Kopierschutzes ProtectCD neue Maßstäbe in der Kopierschutztechnologie. Durch ein neuartiges Verfahren, basierend auf den physikalischen Eigenschaften des Mediums, ließen sich Software- Produkte wirksam gegen Piraterie schützen. Der Gütersloher Publisher Ascaron beispielsweise verwendete bei seinem Toptitel Port Royale (Abb.) ProtectCD 5. “Der Schutz vor diversen Kopierprogrammen ist für uns extrem wichtig”, so Kay Struve, Technical Director bei Ascaron. “Und wir sind mit dem Ergebnis bisher sehr zufrieden.” In der Tat sei noch keine einzige Crack-Version von Port Royale aufgetaucht, wie Martin Oehl, Sales Manager bei Softshield, gegenüber MCV bestätigt. Die gesamte Entwicklung von ProtectCD 5 und den Vertrieb führt die VOB-Tochter Softshield von Dortmund aus. “Dadurch können wir unseren Kunden schnell und problemlos individuelle Lösungen anbieten”, so Martin Oehl.

http://www.mcvonline.de/?article_id=61831

Tja, Star-Force, CD-Cops & Co lassen grüssen…


#11

Originally posted by SirDavidGuy
[B]

How would it be different than the current engine? [/B]

If O.K answers that one publically…I’m going to start investing in macrovision stock :slight_smile:


#12

Durch ein neuartiges Verfahren, basierend auf den physikalischen Eigenschaften des Mediums,

I hate this. It’s difficult to make a working copy of a cd with a copy protection that relies on physical properties.