[Bug 3260] New: Get Starforce copy protection working perfectly.

Wine Bugs wine-bugs at winehq.org
Sat Aug 27 15:34:35 CDT 2005


           Summary: Get Starforce copy protection working perfectly.
           Product: Wine
           Version: CVS
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.star-force.com/
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: wine-misc
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: oliver_stieber at yahoo.co.uk

Starforce is becoming the dominant form of copy protection being used for new 
games (and game demos!) but at the moment it doesn't work. 
Startforce uses a dll called protect.dll the dll loads and performs some copy 
protection tests it then installs a driver that takes over IDE CDRom support 
on Windows. 
Their are currently only two ways to defeat the copy protection on windows, 1: 
modify the executable so that it no longer requires copy protection. 
2: disable all cdrom drives and use a mini-iso-image for the game. 
It should be possible to implement some of the features in protect.dll in Wine 
without breaking the DMCA (e.g. replacing the driver)

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