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2003-02-20 22:19
6R6

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 228
Disabling AR freeze button

Is it possible to disable the Action
Replay freeze function 100% ?

In that case, please enlighten me... :)

 
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2018-10-02 14:40
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1095
There is no huge operation involved, and every sub-operation has an upper bound for data to be accessed and logical complexity.

Anyhow, this discussion doesn't really belong here, plus bigger/faster FPGAs and other devices will come along eventually, allowing for straight-forward raw image operation.
2018-10-05 12:53
enthusi

Registered: May 2004
Posts: 652
I still think you can master a tape that will always load but never on emulator. I should maybe give that a try :)
2018-10-05 20:51
AlexC

Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 254
Quote: I still think you can master a tape that will always load but never on emulator. I should maybe give that a try :)

But will you be able to duplicate during manufacturing process? I remember that company duplicating Rubicon tapes had such problems.

Very interesting challenge indeed :)
2018-10-08 03:30
chancer

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 274
I'm sure there have been a number of things that have tripped up folk over the years, exile by audigenic comes to mind and more. I guess being subtle about it, instead of "FU you ain't getting it to work" , is a better approach / catches out more folk.
2018-10-08 12:07
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8920
thats a totally different thing :) but indeed, subtle ingame protections are the only ones that *really* work. (spyro on ps1 comes to mind... what a fucking bitch)
2018-10-08 12:40
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 239
or go RA2... everything is fine, 10mins in to a match and every unit and every building just explodes ;)
2018-10-09 14:57
AlexC

Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 254
Please note that I am not an expert on tape mastering hardware but I wonder did anyone ever did a tape protection scheme that would load on original C64 with stock Datasette but would fail on duplicate done with hardware like Datel Clonemaster?
2018-10-09 16:12
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 239
seems they did https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69305
2018-10-09 18:24
AlexC

Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 254
Quote: seems they did https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=69305

I've seen this topic but I am not sure it was copy protection issue - I mean it could be one of the possible reasons. I never took a peek into how those devices operate but they must be very simple looking at the PCB.
2018-10-09 18:27
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8920
with high quality tape decks there is very little you can do about dubbing. the usual problems with dual tape copies were almost all related to phase-inverting and some silly auto-gain stuff. both problems do not exist when using two datasettes (but then, you dont have high quality tape decks..)
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