Copy protection

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at
Thu Oct 5 04:43:28 CDT 2006

To clarify my thoughts, and throw this out there...  Here's how I'm
imagining this working:

Assuming there's no problem intercepting the raw disk i/o attempts,
the first time an app attempts a raw disk access, Wine can throw a
popup (I know, I hate them too) with something like the following

An application you are running (Application Name) is attempting to
access a disk in a potentially unsafe way.  Would you like it to
access a safe virtual disk instead?

Yes  No

Pressing "Yes" results in nice, safe behavior.  Pressing "No" runs
winecfg opened to the "Drives" tab, with perhaps an added checkbox
"Allow potentially unsafe raw access" for each (relevant) drive.


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