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Created On: 04/26/2006 10:09 AM
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 04/26/2006 10:09 AM
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Atomic Punk
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OK what's the deal about Starforce?
So game manufacturers include some copyright protection software for obvious reasons.

So where or what exctly is the gripe with this compared to past copyright protection?
I read that it can mess up your optical drive among other things but other than that, i know squat.

I play mostly games from 2003 and before, very little of 2004 and almost none of 2005 so far and it looks like i have avoided it.

But I am interested in playing King Kong after watchin' the film. Graphics look great but the gameplay itself?
Always wanted to kick some mega T-Rex [content edited] and of course rescue the girl. /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />
This gme has Starforce if my sources are correct.

If someone can kindly give the low downs on Starforce, i'll be much obliged.


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System 1
Athlon 64 3400+ *1 GB Mushkin Green Line DDR400 * Asus K8V-SE Deluxe * Maxtor DiamondMax 9 40GB 8MB Cache* eVGA GeForce 6600GT * Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS * Antec True Power 430W * Sony CRX320A DVD/CD-RW * Acer 17" LCD AL1915

System 2
Sempron 3100+ Palermo 90nm * 512MB Kingston Value Ram * MSI
 04/26/2006 10:37 AM
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The peak of the StarForce 3 protection system is the encryption of all data on the DVD (like in Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory).
doing that makes sure that an .exe crack is not possible.
So this is the good thing from the manufacturers p.o.v.
The bad thing is that in a lot of situations, SF3 will not work even if one has the original version of the game.
The good thing: it can be tricked into working with fake images and/or by disconnecting the real drives.
Requirement for King Kong is just Daemon Tools 4.0 (I'm saying this from a educational p.o.v.) and a mdf/mds image of the game.

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 04/26/2006 11:45 AM
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With regards to the problems caused by Starforce read this:-
Boycott Starforce

Unhappy Customer

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