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Unregistered
10-01-2001, 07:49 PM
Hello,

I would like to know how would I make a cd I burned copyright protected?

Thank you in advanced,
Bob

-KEN-
10-01-2001, 07:52 PM
you mean un-copyable? technically you can't. what's on it? some major program you want to distribute? time to add in some anti-cracking utils...activation codes, limited trials, registry editing, writing files to the system folder under obscure names, etc.

Unregistered
10-01-2001, 09:56 PM
>>technically you can't

There are some tricky things you can do to beat the software that copies though. But then they come out with better software...

I have some games (like Ground Control or Worms Armageddon II) that me and my friends had been trying to burn... and no go. We think that they have audio tracks at the beginning of the disk that make the software burn it like a cd. For some reason, it doesn't work. It is pretty tricky... whatever they did. I actually purchase my games to support game writers, so I have nothing to worry about anyway, unless my cd gets scratched... (which is why I have backups of all of my games that do burn).

~Betazep

doubleanti
10-01-2001, 10:08 PM
hmmm... yeah... technological race...

speaking of which, i borrowed a 750 meg disk i wanted to burn a copy of... and we only had the 650s... which dawned me in sucky fashion...

oh, and M$ windows 3 1/2 disks were like, 2.88 meg formatted, or wait... 1.6 or something... and my pop had to get some special formatting utility to make copies... ti was weird...

rick barclay
10-02-2001, 04:10 PM
Take a paper clip; straighten it out; drag it across the recorded
side of the cd. Voilla!! Instant copy protection. No charge for
this information.

rick barclay

mfc2themax
10-02-2001, 04:21 PM
Your short changing yourself rick, that info is worth at least $800 bucks. Now you have to do some strategic consulting, like how he should drag the paper clip....

Theologian
10-02-2001, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by rick barclay
Take a paper clip; straighten it out; drag it across the recorded
side of the cd. Voilla!! Instant copy protection. No charge for
this information.

rick barclay

While this is an admirable solution, I prefer a method that involves more finess.

Take a roll of duct tape. Depending on the level of encryption desired, wrap the tape round and round the c.d.

The great thing is that if you are going for a very high level of protection and use the whole role, not only will a burner not be able to read the cd, it wont even fit in the tray!

But, w/a little time and some nail polish remover the process is reversable. But it's tough enough to discourage script kiddies and other less devoted cracker types.

If you don't care about it being reversible and security is of the utmost. Suspend the CD in a 5 gallon bucket of quickcrete. They can't crack it and they may get a hernia if they try to steal it.

Nice.

rick barclay
10-03-2001, 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Unregistered
>>technically you can't

There are some tricky things you can do to beat the software that copies though. But then they come out with better software...

I have some games (like Ground Control or Worms Armageddon II) that me and my friends had been trying to burn... and no go. We think that they have audio tracks at the beginning of the disk that make the software burn it like a cd. For some reason, it doesn't work. It is pretty tricky... whatever they did. I actually purchase my games to support game writers, so I have nothing to worry about anyway, unless my cd gets scratched... (which is why I have backups of all of my games that do burn).

~Betazep

Yeah. You need a cracked copy. Crackers get around the
cd check by re-writing the main executable file and including
it on the image to be burned. Then, after you install the game
you overwrite the copy-protected .exe with the cracked one
supplied by the crackers, and voilla!--play Ground Control,
Worms, anything. These guys can and do crack anything.

rick barclay

doubleanti
10-03-2001, 08:44 PM
wow... sometimes we never thing of the most obvious methods... neat...