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FPSC Classic Product Chat / HOW do I force a FPSC game to read/recognize CD before playing

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Cloid2023
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Posted: 22nd May 2017 14:42
I was wondering if I could build a FPS Creator game and some how force it to read from a CD after an installation. I know how to make an installer, but I want to be able to pack the game somehow like using VISHNU packer, but with it having to ask you to put in a cd that you installed it from in order to play it. I am currently working on a FPSC project with very slow progress. When the project is done, I want to find a way to do this. I would probably have to use... Visual Studio. I also need to understand how I can lock a CD from copying files. So, people don't copy files to their computer.

If anyone has had any kind of experience with software that does this, please let me know! If I have to pay someone, or pay for easy-accessible/usable software, I WILL!~ And I will give credit to the software used and/or to the person that made it.

- Cloid
I am traditional artist and a indie game developer. I also socialize on Discord and Skype.
ncmako
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Posted: 24th May 2017 01:10
Cloid2023 Boy, that's a tough one to answer. But I do remember something in the past just like this.
For a moment I thought "ClickTeam" had software for this, but after checking I see only "installer" software.
I could swear they had something in the past. I recall BlackFox was using it. I'll do some searching.
My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
Lots and lots of random features...
Cloid2023
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Posted: 24th May 2017 04:26
@ncmako
Thank you for the reply. And thank you for the info! I have used click-team's installer creator, as well as other installers long ago that I cannot remember. Please, do let me know you find something. Right now I am trying to find a way to encrypt/copy-protect a disc when putting the game's installer on it.
I am traditional artist and a indie game developer. I also socialize on Discord and Skype.
ncmako
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Posted: 25th May 2017 12:03
Cloid2023 This is a difficult one to find some info/software . Was thinking, just maybe, contact S4Real and ask
if he could "tweak" his VISHNU web-hosting installer and have it look for a "local" disk drive instead???
Just a thought
My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
Lots and lots of random features...
Cloid2023
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Posted: 25th May 2017 14:08
@ncmako

Okay, I will sometime, you can stop looking now. Thank you for the heads up.
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ncmako
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Posted: 26th May 2017 10:39
No problems Cloid2023, I did find one program that's exactly what your looking for from a developer
called "Star-Force" ...http://www.star-force.com/solutions/optical-disc-protection/
No prices/cost where given though?
best luck
My games never have bugs. They just develop random features..
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Kafoolwho
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Posted: 29th May 2017 06:09
Oh dear. StarForce got dropped by many commercial game developers as a cd-based copy protection system due to the havoc it caused with some end-users' registries. Also, the process you need to go through after installing your game is a tedious process. It installs drivers for the StarForce engine, forces you to restart your computer, then you have to put in a serial key which is checked against hidden data in the cd's descriptor area.
I have several older games that use this copy protection scheme, like Prince of Persia Two Thrones and Sudeki, and these days Sudeki just refuses to start, insisting I do not have the correct disk inserted.
Hehehe. Sorry. I may be a bit biased, but StarForce is a real headache. However, if it is what you need to solve your problem, by all means, use what works for you.

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