Now more and more virtual CD-ROM software comes, API GetDriveType function can determines whether a disk drive CD-ROM, but it cannot detect whether a CD-ROM is physical or virtual?

have other code serve it?
Posted on 2002-03-03 09:31:23 by dREAMtHEATER
How to detect virtual CD? You don't. If you're going to use it for
software protection, know that your code *will* be tampered.
Complicated stuff like safedisc that uses physical bad sectors and
heavy code encryption are unwrapped faster than you can say
duhwhydidispendmoneyonthiscrap, so using detection to avoid
copying is futile, and only hinders possible legitimate uses (being
able to store all your original games as compressed ISOs on one
of those mean 160gig drives to avoid all the disc swapping, and
possibly increasing speed...)
Posted on 2002-03-03 13:16:05 by f0dder
f0dder is right here, tacky protection systems based on hardware seem to get broken regularly and they also irritate the owners who want to back them up but can't without some messing around.

Posted on 2002-03-03 16:31:19 by hutch--