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Offline arnoldemu

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Re: Prohibition prohibited!!
« Reply #25 on: 11:03, 19 August 15 »
One of favourite games of my childhood. Interestingly I recall I had a version which was launched with |cpm. The cat did display some flashing garbage instead of normal file list. Probably it was some crack to counter the copy protection.
I have seen the garbage when CATing a disc. It can be normal.

|CPM loads the first sector from track 0 on the "reserved" tracks.
For SYSTEM discs, track 0 and 1 are "reserved" for system. Track 2 is directory.

To get more on a disc, |CPM was used and the rest of the disc filled with data. If you typed CAT you saw garbage because the cpc tried to display the data.
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Re: Prohibition prohibited!!
« Reply #26 on: 11:05, 19 August 15 »
Yes, right! :)  Remember couple of games which got started with !CPM, it was always especially 'honorable' to crack such a candidate. [nb]What I of course never did, and at court they couldn't prove that I did it.[/nb]
It was?

I always felt that cracking the late speedlocks was more honorable because of the crazy 8KB sectors (on disc) and the 100's of deprotection codes.

Also, cracking a multi-load correctly so it could be file copied was always something good if done right.

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Re: Prohibition prohibited!!
« Reply #27 on: 11:10, 19 August 15 »
It was?

I always felt that cracking the late speedlocks was more honorable because of the crazy 8KB sectors (on disc) and the 100's of deprotection codes.

Also, cracking a multi-load correctly so it could be file copied was always something good if done right.
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Re: Prohibition prohibited!!
« Reply #28 on: 03:04, 20 August 15 »
No, no, we're just discussing in theory.  ;D
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Re: Prohibition prohibited!!
« Reply #29 on: 15:22, 22 August 15 »
It was often, more fun to crack  the protection than to play the game.