igor at mlug.missouri.edu
Mon Nov 4 09:11:52 CST 2002
On Monday 04 November 2002 09:36 am, Mark Hannessen wrote:
> greg turner wrote:
> > hmm.... that's too bad. couldn't this problem be eliminated by creating
> > a safedisc "spec" from this patch, and doing a dirty-room/clean-room
> > number on it, by implementing that "spec" from scratch? Dunno if it's
> > worth the effort... are a lot of people really in need of safedisc
> > support?
> I think a user should be able to just install wine, insert their favorite
> cd, run the setup and start playing.
> I bet that having a nice amount of games and progs that would work
> this way would increase the use of wine with a few hunderd percent.
> ( and in the end more people who will commit patches )
> but we will never reach this because we do not have copyprotection support.
> so yes !! i do think this is importent.
I think DirectX and other components needed to actually run the game are far
more important than copy protection support. Transgaming's winex has that
support, and many subscribers still use no-cd cracks because they work
better. Getting actual games to run should be the biggest priority. Copy
protection support doesn't do much good when 90% of the games don't run
anyway. It also takes considerable resources away from other tasks, and will
get outdated by the time wine actually starts running the games.
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