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  1. #1
    NoRToN
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    Game cracking

    I'm trying to crack a game so it runs without CD.

    The game checks for files on the CD, which I have
    moved to my harddisk.
    I Can get the game to run if I move the files to the root
    dir on my harddisk, because the files is on the root of the
    Cd. I just have to change the drive letter.

    But I want the files to be in the game directory.
    But how do I get the directory that the game is in?
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  2. #2
    mustapha
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    http://cdchecks.cjb.net/
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  3. #3
    risc
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    you need to alter the drive letter it gets from the cd check from "x:\" to ".\"


    .\ is current dir ..

    it might use %c:\%s to format the drive letter and filename it wants .. if this is the case u can shift it to the left by one byte, and change it to "%c\%s",0

    and make the cd check return 2eh / "."

    then it would load file x as ".\x" .. instead of ".:\x" or "x:\x" ..

    check out the cdchecks.cjb.net like the other guy said, see if anything there can help you ..

    if this 'game' u want to crack is red-alert 2, your in for a little more trouble than this ..
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  4. #4
    Lord Soth
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    Hi risc,

    What's so special about RA2 ?

    LS
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  5. #5
    risc
    Guest
    lord soth -

    im not too sure u know, ive never cracked it, but i expect it to be the same as tiberian sun, having to fake the cd swap code when the cd check looks for disc 1 / disc 2 / disc x, as it loads the required files from 'mapsd.mix' etc .. creating the file name from the cd # .

    and ra2, it has some sort of crc or hidden check too .. if u dont crack it right, either tanya blows up after a few seconds, or your whole base does..

    i thought the latter was to do with the key missing from the registry, but i 'heard' it was a hidden check or crc..

    so, 'whatever his name is', should be in for a little more trouble than a simple cd check / reroute
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  6. #6
    NoRToN
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    I have checked it,

    and the whole base will blow up if don't have a register key, think its the serial key.
    There is no CRC check.
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