I’m a very active “reader” of this forums, maybe not a very actice “poster” but i think I know what I’m talking about. Especialy because I’m in a very “busy” e-mail contact with venom386, who you all should know by now.
In this forum some people claim to have made a working 1:1 copy of UT2003 and some other people call the frist ones fakers, liars or even worse because they think it’s impossible to do a 1:1 copy of UT2003.
To calm things down a little bit just the following:
There is no reason to accuse anybody of lying because they MAY have had success in copying UT2003, just read this quote from venom386’s posting (sticky in CloneCD forum):
Even if your copy works by accident from CD-R or usual image - this is because of bugs in protection. It shouldn’t!!
So its possible that some weired (or even not so weired) hard- and software constelations confuse the Securom protection, so that the check does not work correctly. Believe me, this protection does some very weired things to test the cd, to blacklist DT and to protect itself against disassembling.
But its only an accident when a 1:1 copy works, the only proven way to play UT2003 without original cd (apart from using a no-cd cracked exe) is an image with a “enhanced” MDS file and the latest beta of Daemon Tools (which is not available to the public till now). This way it works, i’ve tested it !!!
So calm down everybody and wait a little bit till venom386 comes with a new surprise!