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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:03 pm

I can't imagine the developers are happy to see Mark's blog post:

http://www.sysinternals.com/Blog/

An easier approach is to fool game DRM software into thinking its reading data for playing a game from its original CD rather than from an on-disk copy. DRM software uses a number of techniques to try to defeat that trick, but a straightforward one is simply to detect if CD emulation software is present on the system and if so, if the game is being run from an on-disk emulated copy. That’s where rootkits come in. Two of the most popular CD emulation utilities are Alcohol and Daemon Tools and they both use rootkits.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:03 pm

I can't imagine anyone being surprised about this though.... honestly, if people stop thinking of the buzz word, and start thinking about what the software IS DESIGNED TO DO, it's really not that surprising or out of the ordinary.

How much you want to bet there's not NEARLY the knee jerk reaction of "OMGWTFBBQz0R!!!! " from people, and a mass call for boycotting all things to do with either software piece as there was with Sony :roll:
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Postby JamieW on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:41 pm

Thought this said "Alcohol and Demons." Started out confusing. Once I understood what it was about, became very boring.

Two thumbs down to this thread.
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Postby Ian on Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:49 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:How much you want to bet there's not NEARLY the knee jerk reaction of "OMGWTFBBQz0R!!!! " from people, and a mass call for boycotting all things to do with either software piece as there was with Sony :roll:


Nah.. because both of these programs helpe people use copies and/or pirate software. Sony on the other hand was charging people for the music and then sticking it to them with the root kits.
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:26 am

Ian wrote:Nah.. because both of these programs helpe people use copies and/or pirate software. Sony on the other hand was charging people for the music and then sticking it to them with the root kits.


excellent point

we all know what these programs are really designed and used for

i use daemon tools religously, now that they have their x64 version out
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Postby Ian on Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:33 am

Daemon Tools responds:

http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/showpos ... ostcount=4

The guy makes some good points.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:55 am

Good answer on their part. I like it when he says, if you don't like their software, uninstall it :wink:
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