I have vague memories with no corroboration on Google; that when the copy protection code-wheel for this game was opened up (for photocopying purposes), a game-themed anti-piracy message would be printed on its interior. To establish this as a trivia item for the game entry here, I huffed and puffed all over this wide internet direct to the most active MI forums I could find all for naught; what validating this hypothesis requires is someone with an intact vintage dial-a-pirate wheel willing to, for all intents and purposes, break it. And so we may never know 8)
I own three wheels, and you're right, I won't take apart any of them. *g*
Still, I checked: the only place where you could print something like that is in the center of the lower part of the wheel. Bending the upper half a bit, there is nothing there.
Ah would you look at that, Pseudo Intellectual - you can travel the world over looking for answers and all the time they're right here at home! I love MobyGames...
The answer mobygames provided was "I have a wheel but I'm not going to take it apart for you to find the answer you're looking for" 8)
And then he bent it and looked...
ahh, but we don't know for sure without going past the upper half 8)
(Edited by DJP Mom (11121), May 20, 2007)Re: Dial-a-Pirate copy protection
DJP Mom (11121), May 20, 2007
Okay, I'm shutting up now. After I go off topic and mention how glad I am you managed to get Neko in the database! (Didn't want to open up a whole new forum.)
you managed to get Neko in the database!
Shh, don't make a big fuss or someone might notice and reverse the decision 8)
Crap... do all versions of the game have this copy protection? I have a few CD versions of these games and they didn't come with a wheel. :(
When you play the games with ScummVM there is no copy protection.
Come on guys, i lost mine, i dont care about ScummVM to bypass it, i hate having the original game without the code wheel. Is it really that hard to do?
Could you rephrase the question?
"I want my game cracked, can you please point me a warez site?"
Monkey Island has copy protection? Hahaha. I love coming from an actual pirate island!!!
(Edited by Stratege (15349), May 22, 2007)Re: Dial-a-Pirate copy protection
Stratege (15349), May 22, 2007
Well… there is few good sites with have them deconstructed and scanned… here one of them. http://sagamonkey.free.fr/codes/sommairecodes.htm
Even more after some look got that flash working version link:
here one of them. http://sagamonkey.free.fr/codes/sommairecodes.htm
The big question I have is what, if anything, is on /the back/ of image number two there 8) I'm not trying to crack the game, I'm trying to track down a funny and devious anti-piracy message.
The anecdote just seems too good a fit for me to have imagined it, though maybe it's just ancient unsubstantiated fabrication.