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Introduction

In most of the games the main executable is protected with SafeDisc, SecurROM or StarForce. The general idea is to replace this main executable by a modified (decrypted/unwrapped) executable where the CD/DVD protection has been stripped from (unwrapped).

Tools for older versions of SecuROM, LaserLock, CopyLok & CD-Cops are still available but they do not work for the latest versions of the protection!

More information on the CD/DVD Protections can be found here.

unSafeDisc - SafeDisc v1
unSafeDisc v1.5.5

Here are the instructions to be able to play a SafeDisc v1 protected CD using the unSafeDisc v1.5.5 utility:

  • Install the game - Full Installation
  • Use unSafeDisc to unwrap the SafeDisc protected <Game>.EXE executable.
    • Create the following temporary directory:
      • TempDirC:\TEMP\EXE
    • Copy unSafeDisc to TempDir.
    • Copy the following files from the game directory to TempDir:
      • <Game>.EXE
      • <Game>.ICD
      • DPLAYERX.DLL
    • Execute UNSAFEDISC.EXE, press Decrypte Game and select <TempDir>\<Game>.ICD.
    • Quit UnSafeDisc and rename the create TESTME.EXE to:  <Game>.EXE
  • Copy the fixed <Game>.EXE file to the game directory - overwriting the existing one!
  • Remove the TempDir as it is not needed anymore.
  • Play the Game!

In some cases it is also possible to make a working backup of a SafeDisc protected game using unSafeDisc (in most cases the original or backup CD is required to be in the CDROM to be able to play it):

  • Create the following temporary directories:
    • <TempDir>:  C:\TEMP\CD
  • Copy the full contents of the original CD to TempDir.
  • Follow the above included unSafeDisc instructions to get a working Fixed Executable.
  • Replace main executable: <TempDir>\<Game>.EXE with the Fixed Executable.
  • Burn the contents of TempDir to a CD-R using the same CD-Label as the original CD.
  • Remove/Clear the TempDir.
  • Play the game!
unSafeDisc - SafeDisc v2
unSafeDisc v2.xx.xx

Here are the instructions to be able to play a SafeDisc v2 protected CD using the unSafeDisc v2.xx.xx utility:

  • Install the game - Full Installation
  • Use the unSafeDisc Dumper to dump the SafeDisc protected executable (or DLL) to a <Game>.DATA.BIN file.
  • Use the unSafeDisc Rebuilder to create a modified executable from the <GAME>.DATA.BIN file.
  • Quit UnSafeDisc and rename the create TESTME.EXE to:  <Game>.EXE
  • Copy the fixed <Game>.EXE file to the game directory - overwriting the existing one!
  • Play the Game!

In some cases it is also possible to make a working backup of a SafeDisc v2 protected game using unSafeDisc (in most cases the original or backup CD is required to be in the CDROM to be able to play it):

  • Create the following temporary directories:
    • <TempDir>:  C:\TEMP\CD
  • Copy the full contents of the original CD to TempDir.
  • Follow the above included unSafeDisc instructions to get a working Fixed Executable.
  • Replace main executable: <TempDir>\<Game>.EXE with the Fixed Executable.
  • Burn the contents of TempDir to a CD-R using the same CD-Label as the original CD.
  • Remove/Clear the TempDir.
  • Play the game!
UnSecuROM - SecuROM v1 & SecuROM v2
UnSecuROM v1.0

Here are the instructions to make a working backup of a SecuROM & SecuROM v2 protected CD using the UnSecuROM utility:

  • Create an 1:1 CD-Copy using Alcohol 120%, CloneCD, Nero or CDRWIN
  • Insert the original CD in the CDROM, start UNSECUROM.EXE and from the CD select the main executable, containing the SecuROM protection.
  • After approx. 1 minute the Fixed Executable will be ready.
  • Install the game - Full Installation
  • Replace the original main executable with the Fixed Executable.
  • Play the game!

In some cases it will also be possible to replace the main executable on the backup CD:

  • Insert the original CD in the CDROM, start UNSECUROM.EXE and from the CD select the main executable, containing the SecuROM protection.
  • After approx. 1 minute the Fixed Executable will be ready.
  • Create the following temporary directory:
    • TempDirC:\TEMP\CD
  • Copy the full contents of the original CD to TempDir.
  • Replace main executable: <TempDir>\<Game>.EXE with the Fixed Executable.
  • Burn the contents of TempDir to a CD-R and use the same CD-Label as the original CD.
  • Remove/Clear the TempDir.
  • Play the game!
NOTE: UnSecuROM v1.0 does not work on WinNT/Win2K!

Use a CD-RW media to avoid making coasters (backups which failed to work)

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