Hooray for rootkits, er, software nazis, er, copy protection

October 23, 2007 - 4:22 pm Comments Off on Hooray for rootkits, er, software nazis, er, copy protection

Obligatory “SecuROM sucks” here.


I purchased Knights of the Old Republic 2 to play on my MacBook Pro
using Parallels virtualization software. When I try to play it, the
disk spins for a long time, then I get a popup window saying
“Original disc could not be found or authenticated.” I have all four
original disks, plus the packaging, sitting next to me.

I tried to find the option to create an analysis file to send you,
but there is no such thing on my right-click menu. The game plays
under Boot Camp, but I need to be able to play it under Parallels.

Thanks in advance for your help.



Thank you for your email. Please understand that a SecuROM protected
application will not run on a MAC running Parallel Tools. Please insert
the application into a Windows based PC and try to launch the application

Best regards,

SecuROM Support Team
SecuROM on the web: http://www.securom.com
or via e-mail: support@securom.com

It’s copy protection, yes? Meant to keep me from making unauthorized copies of my legally-purchased software? But even though I’m using the original disks, it won’t work (I think Parallels emulates virtual drives).

Right. Makes perfect sense.

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