"Illegal copy" message

Xtro

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Bah.

Just installed classic Daoc on my comp after taking a long break from the game. Installed it ok but when trying to run it the CD whirrs round and eventually I get "illegal copy" message.

Now this is ironic as I have 4 legit copies of the bloody game sat here!

Any ideas? I imagine this might have cropped up before but after taking a hiatus I can't recall where to look.
 

Sissyfoo

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Hrm...bit of a bugger that. Tried deleting and reinstalling from a different CD?
 

chretien

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As far as I know the copy protection on the DAoC disk is a ring of bad sectors burnt into the disk itself. You can see it as a thin grey line about halfway across the disk. The game looks for these bad sectors before installing to verify that it's a legitimate copy. If your disk is scratched or dirty it may not be able to find them - although as it can't read bad sectors anyway, not being able to read that part of the disk shouldn't make a difference.
I might be wrong but that's how I understand the protection on the disk to work.
 

Xtro

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Have tried uninstalling/reinstalling from different discs and no joy. Looks like my PC doesn't want me to deal with Goa again!

I'll see what I can do when I'm back next weekend, cheers again.
 

Wij

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\o/ xtro coming back again :)

need a buffbot ? :)
 

Fafnir

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Wij said:
\o/ xtro coming back again :)

need a buffbot ? :)
Dont accept his offer, heard Wij has been running around offering people to be their butt bot.
 

old.Whoodoo

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You can install from any disk, its only the key that varies. So if you got 4 disks, you should have no problem.
 

Wij

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Fafnir said:
Dont accept his offer, heard Wij has been running around offering people to be their butt bot.
A t is just an f on it's head.

Care for a buff ?

*buff Faf*

:)
 

Cyradix

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Why would an online game need copy protecting anyway :D
You even need the cd key to register an account....
 

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