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---  NEWS  ---  DECEMBER 1998  ---  NEWS  ---

31-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Sega Dreamcast hacked?
As you may know Sega is using a new CD format, called GD-ROM, for their new Dreamcast console. The GD-ROM is able to store upto 1 Gb of data on a single CD. Now a few hackers are able to copy the Dreamcast games using a DVD recorder. For now they can copy the games but only without the sound tracks. More info when it comes available!
30-12-98 Patches & Fixes
29-12-98 Patches & Fixes
28-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Sony stops protecting Games in Japan

Source: PSX Japan

The just released PoPoRogue has been recalled as the game failed to run on older PSX systems (SCPH-1000). It seems that the SCEI protection things that there is a ModChip installed even when there is none there! Because of this I.Q Final won't have a protection.

Currently protected PSX games:

SCEI : PoPoRogue (1st edition) & I.Q Final (Trial version)
SCEE : MediEvil & ODT (JAP)
SCEA : none
New "Switched" ModChip

Source: PSX Japan 

To counteract the recent protected PSX games a new type of ModChip has been made which can enable/disable the ModChip whenever you want.

It uses the SCPH-7000 4-wire ModeChip, a switch is connected to pin 5 & 6 which is used to enable/disable the ModChip.

When you try to load a protected game you first turn on the ModChip and turn it off after the white screen disappears.

Sending Game CD-Info
We are looking for Game CD-Info of all Games below (and new protected games), if you have this info please send it in! It is needed to know the differences between the country versions of games and it will help making new patches! See the Game CD-Info link on what kind of info is needed.
27-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the Universal Patcher: X-Brain 2.2.904 (PC) - Thanks Carsten.
  • Added the No-CD for: Triple Play 99 (PC) - Thanks Batman/UCT2000.
  • Added another No-CD for: NHL 99 (PC) - Thanks Batman/UCT2000.
  • Added the No-CD for: Anno 1602 v1.0 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Batman/UCT2000.
  • Added 10 more CD-Copy/No-CDs for: Anno 1602 v1.0 - v1.03 [GERMAN] (PC).
  • Added the CD-Copy for: Asteroids (PC) - Thanks Mythos/Laxitiy'98.
  • Added the No-CD for: Delta Force v1.0 [US] (PC) - Thanks Ludwig.
Connection Problems
Our Italian GameCopyZone & FTP site seem to be down at the moment (or at least I can't reach them from here). For now only the Dutch GameCopyZone is active.
26-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the Fixed CD-Copy for: Gangsters [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Sandman/DLR!
  • Added the CD-Copy for: Heretic 2 [UK/US] (PC) - Thanks The Mystic.
  • Added the No-CD for: NBA Live 99 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Batman/UCT2000.
  • Added the No-CD for: European Air War v1.0 (PC) - Thanks Rom#1 from TBG.
  • Added the CD-Info/CD-Copy for: Moto Racer 2 [SPANISH] (PC) - Thanks El Tostador.
25-12-98 Merry X-Mas!
Merry X-Mas to you all!
Patches & Fixes
  • Added the No-CD for: Sin v1.0 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Batman/UCT2000.
  • Added the CD-Copy/CD-Info for: European Air War [FRENCH] (PC) - Thanks Rom#1 from TBG.
  • Added the CD-Copy for: Grand Prix Legends (PC) - Thanks Vsync.
  • Added the updated CD-Copy for: Deathtrap Dungeon [UK] (PC) - Thanks Vsync.
GameCopyZone Mailing List
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GameCopyZone ShortCut
The following shortcut will ALWAYS point to the GameCopyZone Mirror site:  ttp://move.to/gamecopyzone
The http://move.to/cdr shortcut will be pointing the the CD Media Info site, for now they both point to the same mirror site but that will be changed in the future!
24-12-98 Patches & Fixes
FTP Site
We now also have a FTP site which holds all available patches, now you can choose between a HTTP & FTP site to download the files! - Thanks Draxius!!!
23-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the No-CD for: Metro-Police v1.4 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Viper [ECS].
  • Added the CD-Copy/CD-Info for: Metro-Police v1.0 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Viper [ECS].
  • Added the CD-Copy/CD-Info for: S.A.G.A: Rage of the Vikings [FRENCH] (PC) - Thanks Rom#1 from TBG.
  • Added another CD-Copy for: Deathtrap Dungeon [UK] (PC) - Thanks Vsync.
  • Monolith updated their Shogo v2.1 Update (SMPR21UA.ZIP). If the No-CD patch doesn't work use the the older v2.1 patch (SMPR21U.ZIP)
WebJump Mirror
The WebJump mirror has been removed due to multiple problems (files can't be found that are there and more...)
22-12-98 Mirror Site
We now have a fast GameCopyZone #2 Mirror site in Italy. Thanks to Roberto Bruno for giving us some space!
Patches & Fixes
  • Added a CD-Copy fix for: Tombraider 3 <UPDATE> [FRENCH] (PC) - Thanks Longshot!
  • Added the CD-Copy/No-CD for: Deathtrap Dungeon [ALL VERSIONS] (PC) - A bit old but I received too much email on this.
Game Discussion Forums
I get alot of e-mail with questions about games that can better be asked in one of these forums (I won't answer these emails as there are too many of them lately!):
21-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the Protection patch for: Poporogue [JAP] (PSX) - Thanks Mario!
20-12-98 Patches & Fixes
It seems that War of the Worlds (PC) has a SecuROM protection, has anyone already tried the Generic SecuROM V4 v1.1 Patch from Laxity to fix this game?
19-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added another CD-Check remover for: SIN [ALL VERSIONS] (PC).
  • Added CD-Check removers for: Half Life v1.0.0.5 [ENGLISH/FRENCH] (PC).
  • Added another CD-Copy for: Die Siedler III [GERMAN] (PC).
  • Added another CD-Copy for: Die Siedler III v1.20 [GERMAN] "The Pig-Patch" (PC).
18-12-98 Patches & Fixes
17-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Download problems
The download problems are totally related to errors on the WebJump server... Can't fix it from here. Just use the other Mirrors to download files when the WebJump mirror fails!
Crash Bandicoot 3 [PAL] (PSX) FAKE ?!? YES!
Received this by e-mail from Evil Mind (Germany):
The Patch for Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped is not needed! The Game has NO Copy Protection! It is a lame Fake!!
Well ... on the Amiga i was in PARANOIMIA with Eurosoft long time ago and I spoke with him yesterday and he said that he never released this patch !!

E-mail from DAZ (UK):
The patch is definitely a hoax.  I have completed both the PAL and NTSC versions of the game with no problems!

The Crash Bandicoot 3 [PAL] (PSX) CD-Copy has been removed...

GameCopy Hints Update
Updated the GameCopy Hints: CD Readers capable of reading unreadable sectors.
16-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the CD-Copy/CD-Info for: Powerslide [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Burnout.
  • Added the CD-Check remover for: Heretic 2 v1.0 [UK] (PC).
  • Added the CD-Check remover for: Thief: The Dark Project (PC) - Thanks Majic12.
CD-Copy problems: GameCopy Hints
It seems that Fallout 2 can be copied by most common CD-Writers but Settlers 3/Siedler 3 can only be copied by the TEAC 55S & 532S CD-Writer. If you have additional CDROMs/CD-Writers/error protected games capable of copying then please let me know!
Download problems
There are some problems with the WebJump server as a few files are sometimes not accessible, I don't know the reason yet as the files are all there... Sometimes it helps to press the browser REFRESH button or just try later.
FTP/Mirror Site
We are still looking for a possible FTP or Mirror site, offers are welcome!
15-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the Generic SecuROM V4 Patch from Laxity - for use with Populous: The Beginning (PC) & Fifa'99 (PC) - Thanks Animalo/Laxity'98.
  • Added the CD-Check remover for: Shogo v2.1 [US] (PC) - Thanks Animalo/Laxity'98.
  • Added the CD-Copy/CD Info for: Moto Racer 2 (PC) - Thanks El Muerte, Danielsan & CaRFieLd.
  • Added the CD-Check remover for: DethKarz [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Dirty Harry/The Champs'98.
Trip to London
It has been a bit quiet the last few days overhere, this is because we had a nice (long) weekend in London.
The games in England are still too expensive in the stores, the normal price for a new game is around ? 35,- (= US$ 60 ).
Copying games in the UK is not that big as CD-R's are VERY hard to come by in London, only a few stores are selling them and then only the regular TDK, BASF, Kodak & Koch 74 minutes (most of them don't know of any 80 minutes CD-R's...). The CD-R prices vary from ? 1,20 (= US$ 2) upto ? 5,- (= US$ 9,-) for the same TDK/BASF discs! The cheapest discs were found on Tottenham Court Road (this is where all the cheaper computer stores are).
If you even are going to London then go to SEGA WORLD which is located near Picadilly Circus. There are 7 interactive rides and 400+ arcade machines. In the same building you also find a great IMAX theatre where 2 movies are shown, the T-REX movie is VERY good (a MUST to see)!
11-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the CD-Check Remover for: Blood 2 v1.01 [US] (PC).
  • Added the CD-Check Remover for: Heretic 2 v1.0 [US] (PC).
  • Added another CD-Copy for: Caesar 3 [ITALIAN] (PC).
10-12-98 Patches & Fixes
  • Added the CD-Copy for: Bundesliga 99 [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks SPEEDWOLF/TEX'98.
  • Added the FIXED CD-Copy for: Tombraider III <UPDATE> [ALL VERSIONS] (PC) - Thanks lUNATiC/fST!
  • Added the CD-Info for: Gangsters [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Animalo/Laxity '98!
  • Added the CD-Info for: Delta Force (PC).
Misc
If you are stuck in Tombraider III then checkout this excellent TR3 Ultimate Online Walkthrough.

Added the following info to the GameCopy Hints: CD Readers capable of reading unreadable sectors - Thanks El Muerte & Juzam.

Ahead just released Nero Burning Rom 4.0.0.5 [source: CDRINFO Page].

09-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added another CD-Check remover for: Tombraider III [ITALIAN] (PC).
Added the Added CD-Check remover for: Half-Life [ITALIAN] (PC) - Thanks TANiS.
Added the CD-Info for: Fallout 2 [GERMAN] - Thanks Raver.
Added the CD-Copy for: Gangsters (PC) - Thanks Animalo/Laxity '98!
Misc
If you send in a CD-Copy or other game fix please add the following infomation (if available):
  • Language/Country version (US, UK, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPAIN....)
  • CD Volume Label (Case sensitive!)
  • Data track size: xxx Mb [xxxxxxx sectors] - can be obtained with EasyCD Pro or any other package
  • Audio track sizes (if there are any)
  • Protection used (like Laserlock or a small description if it is unknown)
  • Which CD Reader was used (brand & type)
  • Which CD-Writer was used (brand & type)
  • Which software was used (CDRWIN 3.6b, Nero 4.0.0.2, EasyCD Creator 3.5...)
  • Which CD-R media was used (brand & type)

CD-Copy problems:
Some people reported problems trying to read or copy original CD's that are protected with unreadable blocks (games like Settlers 3/Siedler 3 and Fallout 2). Usually the imagecopy process stops completely or the CD gets ejected from the drive, in any case it will ruin the CD-R. These problems don't happen when using the newer Yamaha or Teac CD-R55S CD-Writers to read the CD. If your CD-Writer/CDROM is capable of reading/copying the original Siedler/Settlers III or Fallout 2 CD then please let
me know so a list can be compiled of working readers.

Tombraider III (PC) runtime error patch problems:
It is possible that the
TR3UPCRK.ZIP [15 KB] fails with a runtime error 200 (on fast computers for sure...). When this happens download TPPATCH here to fix the problem.

08-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Again an updated the patched CD-Copy for:  Die Siedler III [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Hannibal Lecter.
Added the CD-Copy for: Fallout 2 [GERMAN] Cencored version (PC) - Thanks Raver.
The Fallout 2 (PC) CD-Copy also works for the UK & GERMAN version - Thanks Edgar.
Added the CD-Copy for: Fallout 2 [FRENCH] (PC) - Thanks X X.
07-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Updated the patched CD-Copy for:  Die Siedler III [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Hannibal Lecter.
06-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added the CD-Copy for: Thief (PC) - Thanks Zor.
Added the CD-Copy for: Tombraider III <UPDATE> [ALL VERSIONS] (PC) - Thanks Frosta.
Added the CD-Check remover for: Wargasm (PC) - Thanks DOC.

Added the CD-Copy Step-by-Step for: Twisted Metal 3 (PSX), Crash Bandicoot Warped (PSX), Apocalypse (PSX), Tiger Woods 99 (PSX) & Road Rash 3D (PSX).

Misc
The last few days you may have experience some troubles when connecting to CD Freaks. This is because the Kamikaze server is down! CD Freaks can now be accesed here!
The Pentagon Warez Lists can now also be reached here!
05-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added the CD-Copy Step-by-Step for: Twisted Metal 3 (PSX) & Crash Bandicoot Warped (PSX).
Added the Added CD-Check remover for: Half-Life [FRENCH] (PC) - Thanks BaMa/FUSiON!
Added a Fix for: Die Siedler III [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Hannibal Lecter.
Added another CD-Copy for: Tombraider III [GERMAN] (PC).
Misc
All files are now available again from all Mirrors! Tell me if this is not the case!

The current Tombraider III fixes don't seem to work with the new patches from EIDOS (there are now 7 patches for the UK, US, GERMAN, ITALIAN, SPANISH & JAPANESE releases) - Thanks Diego.

It has been reported that the ITALIAN fix for FIFA '99 also works for the SPANISH & GERMAN release - Thanks Jose.
It has been reported that the ITALIAN/EURO fix for Tombraider III also works for the SPANISH release - Thanks A22L.

04-12-98 Misc
The ESWARE.NET was slowing down too much (a 256 kbit line was not enough ;). This will remain until a suitable FTP/MIRROR is found (offers are still welcome!). The FortuneCity mirror is online again but it only holds the files smaller than 1 Mb! Check the Mirrors site to see the current active sites.

Added the Audio fixed CD-Copy for: FIFA '99 [ITALIAN] (PC) - Thanks KIKO & INRI Cracking Force for both sending it!

03-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added the CD-Copy for: Tombraider III [ITALIAN/EURO] (PC) - Thanks Diceman!
Added another CD-Copy for: Die Siedler III [GERMAN] (PC) - Thanks Burnout.
The CDR-INFO Page has moved here!
02-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added the 100% fix for: Populous: The Beginning (PC) - Thanks Animalo/Laxity '98!
05-12-98 Patches & Fixes
Added the CD-Copy for: FIFA '99 v1.0 [ITALIAN] (PC).
Misc
To offload some of the traffic to the ESWARE server a gateway site is created which will hold the links to the Mirrors of the GameCopyZone!
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