CD-locked games

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 9:27 pm

Almost every big game you can buy today is CD-locked. This means that the publisher tries to ensure that you have bought the game by forcing you to have the CD in the CD-ROM drive or the game won’t run. Unfortunately, this is a poor deterrent that can be circumvented quite easily and mainly annoys […]

Copy protection schemes

Filed under: Front Page — Allan @ 11:52 am

Almost every piece of software implements some form of copy protection, presumably intended to ensure that people do not pirate the software that they use. What actually tends to happen is that real customers get hassled with complicated password and key-checking schemes that do not work, and that people who would not buy the software […]