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NoCD Patches

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I'm not sure what the rules are regarding the linking/uploading of these patches for older games that don't work on modern systems due to Securom/Safedisc protections. I'm currently wanting to edit the wiki page for Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup in order to provide this information but want to be sure before I accidentally break any rules.

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I wanted to make the exact same thread for some time now.

 

"PCGamingWiki aims to list fixes and workarounds for every single PC game"

 

Well, it is simply not possible to fulfill that goal without fully embracing things like No CD cracks. Microsoft doesn't support it on their new operating systems and since most games will never be patched by the developers themselves we have no choice. In this situation that makes various sites that have cracks available more important than sites that still have official patches for old games. The cracks are the fixes !

 

Similar to that, we also have Games For Windows Live, which was shut down.

 

The rule of "no cracks allowed" is already broken. Most widescreen fixes that are linked here use a cracked exe. Similar to that there are GFWL games with links to dlls that disable it.

 

With all that said I'm aware you can not fully embrace it also because of issues of "trust". What crack site can you fully trust and link to it ? Who will verify if everything is safe ?

 

What I would suggest is to automagically add a note/warning on all games that have securom or safedisc listed as copy-protection and mention why it may not work on new windows version, and link to some official news article or something about that topic.

 

I have personally left a note for Will Rock. The game was not patched, it is not being sold anymore, you can not buy a DRM free copy, so you have no other choice. You can find people all over Youtube and gaming forums claiming the game simply doesn't work on Win7 and later, but the only problem is the DRM:

https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Will_Rock

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I'm not sure what the rules are regarding the linking/uploading of these patches for older games that don't work on modern systems due to Securom/Safedisc protections.

 

SecuROM appears to work on Windows 10 (I've played at least two legitimate games with SecuROM on my system) despite contradicting reports (also confirmed on the forums), but Safedisc and older builds of Starforce never do as far as I know.

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In some safedisc games, you can pulls off the feat of using "unpackers" (unDRMers? deDRMers? have fun with acronyms)

 

For everything else, you can refers back to the continuation of the second thread Mars linked, which is here.

We aren't totally "passive" on this front, it's just that we are so perfectionist, that if we really have to spend time doing it - at least to do it in the most scalable way possible.

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