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Haze
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Re: Xbox emulation on PC
06/21/17 11:10 AM


> > > Or they add something that detects your legitimate disc and lets you play it. I
> > don't
> > > believe the readable portion in Xbox discs is the same across all discs, so I
> think
> > > this could be a plausible workaround. I admit I am completely ignorant about Xbox
> > > disc layout though.
> >
> > The readable portion was a stock file applied by the custom disc mastering
> software,
> > which means at best it might be different between SDK versions. It definitely can't
> > be used to identify specific discs.
>
> Aww, that sucks. I was hoping it would be like Dreamcast games, which had a readable
> CD portion where devs usually added bonus goodies or some identifiers (like
> ABSTRACT.txt, BIBLIOGR.txt, and COPYRIGH.txt). That data is specific enough that they
> could function as a key disc.
>
> Thanks for clearing that up.

you'd still need a way for the PC to know it was an original disc, not just a copy tho, and if the copy-protection related parts can't be read by a PC drive in a way that would distinguish them from a burned disc, there's no way of doing that.

and disc based protections, even for regular PC games are ugly, I notice as optical drives get cheaper and cheaper more of them become incapable of reading anything other than basic data, rendering a lot of copy protection schemes unusable even if pair with older hardware / operating systems that should be compatible.

real media compatibility makes a lot of sense on consoles, where you're always using known drives etc. and I do hope we see more of that, but for a PC based emulator I can't see it flying for any kind of commercial offering.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Xbox emulation on PC CTOJAH 06/14/17 02:59 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC BIOS-D  06/15/17 04:54 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Haze  06/15/17 11:41 AM
. * RE: Xbox emulation on PC Dullaron  06/14/17 09:47 PM
. * Re: RE: Xbox emulation on PC Heihachi_73  06/15/17 02:17 PM
. * Re: RE: Xbox emulation on PC Dullaron  06/19/17 01:45 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Kitsune Sniper  06/14/17 09:15 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC John Doe  06/17/17 08:55 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Kitsune Sniper  06/19/17 01:01 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC R. Belmont  06/20/17 03:05 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Kitsune Sniper  06/20/17 08:27 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Haze  06/21/17 11:10 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC R. Belmont  06/20/17 10:33 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC John Doe  06/19/17 02:25 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC MooglyGuy  06/19/17 10:42 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC anikom15  06/19/17 08:34 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/19/17 01:14 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Master O  06/19/17 03:42 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/19/17 08:48 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Envisaged0ne  06/19/17 02:58 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/19/17 08:50 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC John Doe  06/20/17 02:19 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/20/17 05:17 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Haze  06/20/17 02:55 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/20/17 05:20 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC BIOS-D  06/19/17 08:59 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/19/17 10:51 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC BIOS-D  06/20/17 02:00 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/20/17 05:26 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC R. Belmont  06/20/17 04:48 PM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC casm  06/21/17 01:10 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC BIOS-D  06/20/17 06:16 AM
. * Re: Xbox emulation on PC Haze  06/14/17 09:32 PM

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