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Dexcolarr
12-05-2004, 09:37 AM
I'm sure this topic has been raised many times but I couldn't find a relevant thread when I looked.

Is there any way to play the game without having to put the disc in the CD-ROM drive or does Punkpuster kick for everything? Loading the game is really slow as it is now. If you know how and I need some software to do it, please provide a link. Also, is there any way to skip the intro?

Thanks in advance...

/Dex

Dexcolarr
12-05-2004, 09:37 AM
I'm sure this topic has been raised many times but I couldn't find a relevant thread when I looked.

Is there any way to play the game without having to put the disc in the CD-ROM drive or does Punkpuster kick for everything? Loading the game is really slow as it is now. If you know how and I need some software to do it, please provide a link. Also, is there any way to skip the intro?

Thanks in advance...

/Dex

Gunny Highway
12-05-2004, 10:46 AM
For disabling videos go to the Videos dir.

Find the Logos.bik R6logo3a.bik and in Videos\Int the RS_Intro.bik renema them to e.g. Logos.bikold R6logo3a.bikold RS_Intro.bikold.

Then create 3 new empty (0 Size) txt documents and rename to what the video files were called origianally: Logos.bik R6logo3a.bik RS_Intro.bik, and remember RS_Intro.bik goes to the Videos\int and the two other to the Vidoes dir.

As far as circumventing the CD protection don't discuss it here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Furious_Gopher
12-05-2004, 07:10 PM
Yes, I believe it is illegal to run it without a CD

Of course, that's up to you, but PB might screw you over

FI_FlimFlam
12-05-2004, 09:11 PM
You can always suscribe to Fileplanet and get the downloadable version that doesn't require a CD. That's the only officially approved way to do it.

Sorry Gunny, couldn't resist. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gunny Highway
12-05-2004, 10:30 PM
Yea of course one could do that.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

..but don't these distrubutions require their own patch version? If you look in the fileplanet RvS patchlist:
http://www.fileplanet.com/filelist.aspx?st=1&s=92513&sf=3

there are patches for D2Ds and HitPoints distrubution of Raven Shield.

Would using 'normal' patches not require the CD still?

I can't see a D2D or Hitpoints 1.60 patch there, but can only assume you need it to play 1.60.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif However I now see the Polish Retail version of 1.6 some ppl have been asking earlier.

FI_FlimFlam
12-06-2004, 09:27 AM
True enough Gunny. I guess that is just the trade off for following the "official" method for playing with out a CD. They will just have to wait to get the 1.60 patch that is compatible with the downloaded version.

Dexcolarr
12-06-2004, 11:27 AM
Since the discussion went on anyway I thought I might ask the question I didn't dare to at first.

How can it be "illegal" to play without a CD-ROM in the drive when I do own and have a purchased copy in front of me? I have installed it from the discs and I don't intend to do anything else apart from playing my own copy. Maybe you mean that it "is not allowed" in some way.

As I respect the fact that the topic is to be kept out of this forum, I'm not asking for any more advice how do this. I'm just wondering where a suggested "law" stands on this issue.

/Dexter

Ofcr_Lawless
12-06-2004, 11:44 AM
It is an anti-piracy issue. Although you plan on using it in the correct mannor, it can also be used illeagally for pirating the material ie a "crack" Therefore it cannot be discussed here per Forum rules. (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=327106611&m=611103891)
I believe that I kept things to a minimum Gunny/mods. If I have said more than allowed please feel free to edit.
Thanks.

Gunny Highway
12-06-2004, 12:35 PM
Couldn't have explained it better myself Lawless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

fubarnzl
12-07-2004, 03:24 AM
alcohol 120%

Embrace._
12-08-2004, 03:47 AM
You could use deamontools and mount the disk to your drive. Dont know if im allowed to tell you that though due to copyright reasons -_-

||DiStUrBeD||
12-08-2004, 04:04 AM
It's not illegal (as far as i know, told it many times here, and did not get banned(at least not for that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) to do the following :

Create image from the playcd (i.e with alcohol 120 %, nero, clonecd,etc) then u mount the image with daemon tools. Now u can play without the cd. it will cost u around 700 mb hdd space.


edit : http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif didn't saw ur post embrace.