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noib
16.11.2004, 13:47
HL2 (box version) reports a "conflict with cd emulator", just like Tribes Vengeance.

Looks like it is blacklisted :evil:

pseudo555
16.11.2004, 17:30
what is the protection ?
if it a safedisc 3.20 or under.. blacklist : nero roxio and clonecd v4 and under

AG3
16.11.2004, 17:33
Does the box version need the CD for verification? I can't really see the point of that, since it has to be verified on-line anyway. I've downloaded and paid it via Steam myself, so no such problem for me.

Mosef
16.11.2004, 17:35
it's SecuROM 5.03.06.0002. Scanned with A-Ray Scanner.

pseudo555
17.11.2004, 09:27
so you must wait next realised of daemon in order to don t have this message... and think to upgrades the other programs

noib
17.11.2004, 10:17
Does the box version need the CD for verification? I can't really see the point of that, since it has to be verified on-line anyway. I've downloaded and paid it via Steam myself, so no such problem for me.

Well i don't see the point too; maybe we should send a mail to Vivendi...
Maybe they though "If you don't want to loose your trousers, just put girdle AND straps" :mrgreen:

DoubleJ
18.11.2004, 13:28
So how long do you think will it take till Deamon Tools will be released with SecuRom 5 "support"?
Or are there any other CD/DVD-Emulators which don't get detected by HL2?

universaL
26.11.2004, 17:26
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/viewtopic.php?t=4146

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/portal/viewtopic.php?t=4163

everything you need is in there!

noib
26.11.2004, 17:59
everything you need is in there!

Well.. yes and no.

YES because the regedit trick works perfectly, just one click away from happiness.. :D ..

NO because this trick has to be done manually after each reboot; and i coun't manage to write a script for this.. The post written by ShellShock using the REGINI tool does not work... i'll post something about that !

mutt
27.11.2004, 19:43
You can use subinacl to script this.

Create a batch file with the following command and put it in your startup dir.

"C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\subinacl" /keyreg "\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\Devicemap\SCSI\SCSI Port 2" /deny=administrators=r

I'm using XP, but this should work on 2K. The " are important.
You'll probably need to DL subinacl. It can be found here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e8ba3e56-d8fe-4a91-93cf-ed6985e3927b&displaylang=en

This 'hack' seems to work for other securom games (like Battlefront), so this is definately goodness =)

Amy_oo_84
28.11.2004, 16:36
This is a quote from Dimensio on Steampowered.com when trying to bypass the game protection:


I didn't care for it, because it disables the AI and gives an annoying "Node graph out of date..." message every time a map is loaded. Oh, and the "Aux Power" meter is always visible and always red, even when full.

just like those exploding M.C.V.'s from command and conquer red alert 2. So you might want to load some games fully and play them before thinking the emulation is working.

JariK-Tietomedia
29.11.2004, 16:15
I wouldn't trust anything on those forums - remember that rumors they spread about a trojanized HL2 they "released"?

From what I've read there are at least two pirate copies of the game circulating and both work fine - even completely without Steam that was impossible according to SP forums.

mutt
30.11.2004, 01:07
We're not actually hacking the game. All we're doing is keeping securom from detecting if the cd is mounted on a virtual cdrom drive. The game files are unchanged and steam is perfectly functional: playability/stability would be unaffected. I can confirm this. I played the entire game this way and didn't experience any issues.

I agree with JariK regarding info coming from the steam forums. They have a very vested interest in distributing as much misinformation/fear as possible regarding bypassing steam/securom.

wolfdog
03.12.2004, 18:15
I got Half-Life 2 to work 8)

1..install DAEMON Tools and BlindWrite 5
2..make iso with BlindWrite 5
3..Emulator with DAEMON Tools
4..and run regedit.exe and change the driver to atapi

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 1]
"Driver"="atapi"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 2]
"Driver"="atapi"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\Scsi\Scsi Port 3]
"Driver"="atapi"

and then starte i the game :)

i made a regedit file i can run after windows hav starte

GuruiT
14.12.2004, 21:52
Wolfdogs suggestion works just great ...

Thx Wolfdog...

noib
15.12.2004, 15:13
Yep; but since the latest Steam patch, it looks like the DVD is not needed anymore... so forget all that :D

Underheaven
28.01.2005, 21:09
I'd just like to confirm this. Copy protection checking is being logged as done or not done directly on your Steam account. You must allow Steam to decrypt the files from the install media before they will take the cd/dvd required flag off of your account.

Ripperjack
29.03.2005, 08:00
HL2 (box version) reports a "conflict with cd emulator", just like Tribes Vengeance.

Looks like it is blacklisted :evil:

To me this is just an insult. I mean you need a STEAM account to authenticate to before you can play the game, so who are these guys kidding, having to put up with copy protection on a game that requires you to log into your STEAM account to play!!

This is just over kill and once again shows that the game developers are only interested in 'mo money, and would rather treat us as criminals instead of customers. :evil:

BillGeek
12.06.2006, 13:42
I Completely agree with this! I don't know where you guys are from, but here in South Africa, being online is quite an expensive thing. I baught Half Life 2, installed it, and waited FOUR HOURS to download: The updates (completely unneccessary...) and the game!