Star-Force Expert Needed

vbimport

#1

Hola,

I recently purchased Silent Hunter III from Ubi-Soft and it’s protected by Star-Force.

Here’s my problem, I can insert the DVD and start the game with the popup Menu no problem.

But if I start it with the Shortcut or exe directly, then the Copy Protection Dialogue get’s to about 40% and locks my system solid. I have to cycle power to get it going again and the fans in my system go mental.

The Mission Editor is not included on the Menu, so I can’t start it?

Am I killing my computer with this stuff?

Here’s my spec’s:

Dell Dimension XPS Gen 2
P4 Northwood 3200 MHz
2 Gig’s PC3200 Dual Channel
Radeon 9800 Pro
Creative Audigy2
Samsung SW252S & SD-616E
Serial-ATA/150
Viewsonic A91f+
WinXP
TrackIR2
Saitek X45
Nostromo n50
Latest drivers for everything

Thanks in advance, I’m really interested in just what this Star-Force product is doing to cause a lockup this hard.


#2

Do you have any emulation software? Alcohol? Daemon Tools? GameJack? Have you installed anything that attempts to defeat copy protection? If so, update to the latest version to avoid black-listing; let us know…


#3

I have both D-Tools and Alcohol installed and SH3 doesnt mind at all. But I read in the support forums that the autostart menu fixes graphical glitches for some that occur when they run the game from the start-menu shortcuts. Yes I know its far fetched but the game is obviously applying different parameters to the two launch methods.

Got no solution for your predicament but I would recommend using the autostart-menu anyway since its doing things “the right way”.


#4

Yeh i have noticed on any starforce games i have played the cpu temperature rises from the normalish 38c for an intel to over 50c while it checks the disk…no doubt it is putting stress on the computer


#5

I had CloneCD v4 & CDRWin v5 installed. I’ve removed them, now I’m not sure if that actually cleans them right up or not.

Where would I look for Daemon Tools?


#6

www.daemon-tools.cc


#7

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Nice to see you again FutureProof :slight_smile:

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#8

[OT] Nice to read you again Futureproof… Welcome back;)


#9

I will never post a link to a no-cd patch again because it is against the rules…


#10

Because they are illegal, regardless of whether you own the original or not.