Copy protection

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Mon Oct 2 11:40:23 CDT 2006

On 10/2/06, James Courtier-Dutton <James at> wrote:
> The easiest way round this is to simply recognise the executable with
> the copy protection, and simply install a hook to catch the appropriate
> file system or registry calls and divert them to a special handling
> routine to satisfy the application. The difficulty would come from
> actually implementing the "copy protection" part. I.e. Preventing the
> wine user from copying the software.

Since we're not getting cooperation from the copy protection software
houses, I don't think that's a major goal of this work.  We'd like
_copy protected_ software to work with Wine, who cares if the _copy
protection_ software actually works beyond allowing the program to


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