What do i do about Starforce?

vbimport

#1

Please bare with me but i cant run two games i just bought and none of the game sites seem to be helping me so i thought i would try you guys

I have the same problem with The moment of silence and still life.
They both install fine but then I can’t get past the copy protection. It says insert disk! When It’s already in there!

The full version of both is installed

Is this a StarForce Copy Protection vs USB drive issue? My internal drive is broke so I must use my external USB DVD drive.

What exactly do I need to do?

This is driving me insane! I just bought both of these games. If anyone out there can help me with this I would be eternally grateful!

I have a Dell Inspiron 8100, Win xp, 1200MHz, 256MB RAM, ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 (Omega 2.6.25a), 64.0 MB and a 16x external dvd rom drive.

Thanks to anyone in advance

Tonyx


#2

If you are trying to run it from a USB Drive you will probably have to disable your IDE CD Drives first. I would use a program like StarForce Nightmare.


#3

Ok, thanks.

But just from other fourms i heard that that can delate your drivers and wreck your machine. is that the best program for me to use?


#4

And by the way would no-cd crack work?


#5

The StarForce driver itself has been known to wreck people’s machines. So since you already took that risk once, I suppose it won’t hurt that much to take it again with SFN. At least I didn’t have problems with it.

As for nocd cracks, they are supposed to work. However, right now StarForce is proving to be a hard nut to crack, and often than not the nocd cracks you find won’t work. Of course, no harm’s done by trying cracks, just be sure they are clean first.


#6

Unless of course you consider the legal aspect which prohibits the use of them in most countries.
Not to mention that it is a big NO-NO to discuss them or their use here.


#7

At this moment, buying games protected with Starforce 3 is not a good idea because they show incompatibity issues with most systems and some of these games require very high hardware requeriments to run them without problems.


#8

From what I understand, “using nocd cracks” isn’t illegal as long as you own the software. What’s illegal is the process of cracking it. That involves editing codes/strings that are other people’s property and redistributing them, thus illegal. I’m no lawyer, so I could be wrong.

I agree with you that cracks should be kept out of cdfreaks though. Google is a good enough source for them, so no point in providing them here. However the thread starter didn’t ask for one (and I didn’t give him one either). He just wondered if he should try one.


#9

It turns out you are wrong.


#10

I have used SFN without problems. Just make sure that you don’t disable the channel that has Windows on it.