Friday, November 5, 2010

Lower Layer Protection

So I just wanted to make a quick update. I've been extremely busy lately with university, but now I'm going to start out lightly with some gaming protection that I promised you all a few days ago.

I'm going to start with a thing we probably all know called "Lower Layer" protection

This type of protection is where the DVD is split up into having a lower "hidden" layer, where some special key information is stored. You can think of this as the key, to open the game. This is why many games will ask you to put in the DVD when you want to start up your game. This is smart seeing as the lower layer is hard to directly copy to another disc and thus re-sell the product.

In many situations, this is a rather annoying thing seeing as no one really wants to have 20 DVD's lying around, especially if you're on a laptop.

This also means that many legit users are using ways to get rid of this protection, to be able to play their games without having to use the DVD every time. (Although, if the cracker himself would get caught he'd be facing a personal chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy as the state isn't looking politely on these kind of things.. But hey.. As long as you're not a cracker, that's not a problem is it? :P)

Anyone on here annoyed by having to use their DVD every time as well? I know I am :P

39 comments:

  1. thats why I always make DVD img file and load it into virtual drive.. that solves problem with having to put your DVD in drive :D

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  2. Won't even play a game if it requires me to use a disk!

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  3. i always try to go for a game with a crack for no cd or dvd. most of them have em out there somewhere. And its totally legal if you have the original, as a backup...i think, i actually dont remember because i dont give a damn when downloading stuff.

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  4. I dont use alot of dvds but thanks for info.

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  5. well that extra perk is a good idea actually

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  6. Most games these days don't bother with that, and instead use some form of online activation or DRM. As long as it's not too bad (Steam) I don't really mind...

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  7. I don't mind it really. My friend has hacked everything and so we can install and no longer need discs, but I don't care.

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  8. Great man. Keep up the quality content.

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  9. thanks i think this will be usefull for me the next days

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  10. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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  11. yep, I have to do it every time...

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  12. just to say original rules but who wants to pay $2349040 just to play at full quality?

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  13. thanks for the info, useful to me

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  14. i hate these copyright protections! just makes me sick

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  15. this is one of your better posts imo!

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  16. no i am just okey with this no problem for me

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