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Daemon tools and YASU

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Mitjko, Nov 13, 2007.

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  1. Mitjko

    Mitjko Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody,
    yesterday, my brought a CD with daemon tools and .exe file called YASU. He says his friends gave him to improve visual effects of some game his wants to install.
    It is very suspicious to me and I'm not sure what daemon tolls are. I tried searching the Internet, but couldn't find anything that confirm this. It seems that these tools reading CD and DVD images directly...
    Does anyone knows good reason why these tools are necessary for some games, if they are at all....

    Thanks
     
  2. Hughv

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    Daemon Tools is an iso mounter, which works very well to mount iso images, but has also been used to circumvent the requirement to have the original CD in the drive before playing a game. I've never done this, but I believe the idea is to point the game to the virtual drive created by DT to fool the game into thinking you have the original CD.
    Many games won't run with DT installed for this reason. YASU seems to be designed to overcome this problem.
    http://yasu.copybase.org/
     
  3. Mitjko

    Mitjko Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply. However, I didn't quite understand the whole thing Are these tools aimed to make virtual drive or something else?
    Also, I don't know what DT is?
    Also, how can computer distinguish if game is installed from original or copied CD?

    Thank again
     
  4. Hughv

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    DT = Daemon Tools.
    The combination of these tools is designed to circumvent copy protection.
    I don't know enough about copy protection to answer the third question.
     
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