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Aldeb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:24 am     Post subject: Return To Zork issues Reply with quote

Ok, so I installed the game from the CD, finished the setup but the game just sort of hangs here and never starts.

this is my system configuration. Ran using DosBox. any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:08 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratch this. I bought the GoG version and it works.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured out what the issue was. I made a BIN of the original CD because my optical drive is really noisy. apparently this old game has copy protection on it and I can only play with the original cd inside, not off a virtual disc on my hdd. stuubid Angry
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:28 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the game expected a particular label for the CD? This was often the trick that was used for copy protection back in the day.

You can set a label for your virtual CD with the -label command line option:
http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/MOUNT#Extra_CD_ROM_options

(This should work with IMGMOUNT too.)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:55 am     Post subject: God, Jesus, Mary! Reply with quote

God, Jesus, Mary!

Also another trick is that it expects a bit to be written at a sector specified.

For instance let's say you have a game that contains 500MB data.

Well most copying methods will only copy that 500MB into an ISO.

However the producer of copyright who are greedy will write a single bit.

They write it at the very last sector (say 500MB+1).

Well when you try to reproduce that ISO the original is not there.

The reason is now easy to see.

It is missing that extra bit.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!
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