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Old 26-08-2006, 12:50
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Spellforce 2 v1.02 (SF3.7.16.04 WorkAround)

Hello friends

I have obtained a crack to the starforce 3.7.16.04 of the spellforce 2 V1.02 game.

Later I explain to you the steps that I have followed.

1 º - We Install the game with normality

2 º - We Install the patch 1.02 of the spellforce 2

3 º - In the CD of the game in the location:

" I:\program files\SpellForce\SpellForce 2 - Shadow Wars "

We copy the whole content of the directory:

Protect
protect.dll
spellforce2.exe
base (directory)

And we paste it in the directorywhere we have the spellforce 2 installed , overwriting all of the files.

4º - Download this Mini-image by SCRABBLE -> http://dl.gamecopyworld.com/?d=2006&f=s-spell2mi!rar

5º Mount the inmage in Daemon 4.03, all emulation OFF.

AND PLAY THE GAME ¡¡

PD:The menus of replay and editor of maps they do not work well.

Un espadazo ¡

Last edited by tukaram; 26-08-2006 at 13:56. Reason: Only we copy files of starforce, thus we have the patch 1.02 with his advantages and the aptitude to break the starforce since we put a vulnerable version
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Old 26-08-2006, 13:34
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This is NOT A CRACK!!

You're installing the 1.02 patch and then copying back the original files and using a mini-image to play, how in the name of hell is that a CRACK??? By doing this you may introduce incompatibilities like:

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PD:The menus of replay and editor of maps they do not work well.
DUH!!!
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Old 26-08-2006, 13:48
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Hi BarryB

Thank you for your warm reception

I put a solution to play the spellforce 2 skipping the starforce and with the advantages of the patch 1.02 that are GREAT. I´ve tested the game in LAN and solo games during hours (20h) and the game don´t crash in ever, run very fine, Better that with the 1.0

I feel it for using the term "crack", but it is a solution to play worth, only you lose the replay of the games and the access to the editor of the game.

Another people can read this and find the way of developing a better solution, based on this Weakness of the starforce


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Old 26-08-2006, 16:49
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It is still not a CRACK though, it is a 'work around'!

It may 'work' but as you state it still has problems, so it's not an ideal solution. A 'real' crack would be the better solution.

Also, can you explain how you are 'skipping starforce' when you are copying back the original Starforce protected files from the disc and using a mini-image to fool starforce into thinking you have an original disc?

One more thing, do you have to 'reboot' your PC the first time you play the game? If so, this is indicative of starforce being active.
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Old 26-08-2006, 17:44
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Thumbs down solution defies logic...

yup, totally agree, for the following reasons :

1. user probably downgraded the game from the patch (reasoning : he copies the entire contents of the cd/dvd which most definately will not be the patch 'version')

2. mini image is used to get round the protection (which is practically the same as not doing the patch... actually, not practically.. it is)

3. if pc has to be rebooted this is for sure is the starforce drivers, which i think (if its possible ... cos last time i looked it wasn't possible to downgrade the drivers once installed) is pointless..(and definately not a 'weakness' as stated)

4. this came from a first time poster... call me suspicious, but somehow i'd imagine other users on the forum have tried his 'method', had no success and didn't report it because it actually didn't work

For sure overwriting the files will downgrade the patch.. unless the game works from 'new' files being detected and used (which might possibly upgrade it.. new data files and so on...doubtful though)

And i have to agree with BarryB, this is definately not a crack (perhaps mods/thread creator) should rename the thread appropriately.. 'workaround' for sure is a better description than 'cracked!!'
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Old 26-08-2006, 22:52
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...perhaps mods should rename the thread...
Yup!
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Old 27-08-2006, 04:14
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Hello
Thanks to the two for questioning with so many perseverance my method

This method onli overwrite files of the protection, not the whole content of the DVD, the Weight of the files are around 15Mb. The game Weight 4 GB ....


The method is very simple, i think that if the satarforce 3.7.14 was cracked if i update the game to the version 1.02 and was copying the files of the starforce (that mysteriously are all in a directory of the DVD ) to be able to return to copy 3.7.16.04 for the old version 3.7.14 and this way the game makes work.


The game has all the improvements of the patch 1.02:

Bugs that before were crash the game now already don´t crash.

The units have the statistics updated correctly and her new names.

improvements in LAN, Internet and mono-player tested in my pc And in network with my brother.


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1 º - We Install the game with normality

2 º - We Install the patch 1.02 of the spellforce 2

3 º - In the CD of the game in the location:

" I:\program files\SpellForce\SpellForce 2 - Shadow Wars "

We copy the whole content of the directory:

Protect
protect.dll
spellforce2.exe
base (directory) "only have 1 file of 1,8MB DON´T THE WHOLE GAME"


4º RUN starforce cleaner (there are a copy in the DVD)


And we paste it in the directorywhere we have the spellforce 2 installed , overwriting all of the files.

5º - Download this Mini-image by SCRABBLE -> http://dl.gamecopyworld.com/?d=2006&f=s-spell2mi!rar

6º Mount the inmage in Daemon 4.03, all emulation OFF.

AND PLAY THE GAME ¡¡
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I have put crack because my English is not very good...

Please try to test the method, I test it in two diferents PC and it works perfectly.


Un espadazo ¡
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Old 27-08-2006, 06:42
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still makes no sense, copying the files back from the cd/dvd (especially those executables) HAS to downgrade the patch...

running the cleaner/sf removal will remove the drivers....
then running the exe again will install the OLD drivers

so really you've just reverted the game back to what it was before the patch... perhaps data files were updated which made it show 1.02 but i'd really doubt it if the game was truly 1.02...

and for the last time, it is definately not a crack....
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Old 27-08-2006, 12:37
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still makes no sense, copying the files back from the cd/dvd (especially those executables) HAS to downgrade the patch...

running the cleaner/sf removal will remove the drivers....
then running the exe again will install the OLD drivers

so really you've just reverted the game back to what it was before the patch... perhaps data files were updated which made it show 1.02 but i'd really doubt it if the game was truly 1.02...

and for the last time, it is definately not a crack....
Try it and then speak.

The full list of the changes of the patch are showed IN-GAME

New features provided by this patch v1.02:

-DON´T WORK -> Replay of Skirmish/PvP and Free Game Mode matches.
- DON´T WORK-> Map-Editor.

-WORK Portals now have a tooltip indicating where they are connected to.
- WORKIn the free game mode the quest book now shows the amount of free traders saved by the player.

The following issues have been resolved by this patch:
ALL WORK
- Kor can no longer die in the wrong places.
- Bug with one of the chests on the map "Crater" was fixed.
- Matricus now leaves "The Needle" correctly.
- When revisiting "Iron Fields", General Einar could appear too early.
- When you blew the horn on Norimar when blowing the horn just seconds before the timer ended, you would get a "Game over" anyway.
- Bug fixed on "The Needle" where the portals do not open if you never talked to Einar or Karan.
- Lemuel on "Sevenkeeps" now gives you a reward.
- Some more Drakkar players added to "Sevenkeeps".
- Bug fixed in the Alyre dialogue.
- Englisch Version:Fixed wrong take in Ylias Dialog in "Sevenkeeps".
- "Rushwater Downs":Professor Twiddle will always help you to defeat Mauser now.
- "Norimar":The Castle can only be entered if all four towers are lit.
- Fixed a bug in the dialogue with Redmund.
- Minor rebalancing of all PvP-maps.
- The hurricane spell could damage neutral npcs.

The 1.01 patch : ALL WORK

The method only overwrite STARFOCE FILES, no game files, the patch weight are 166mb... starforce files 8Mb. The problem is the exe that does not connect well the editor and the replay option.


UN ESPADAZO ¡

Last edited by tukaram; 27-08-2006 at 12:41. Reason: 1.01 Patch
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Old 27-08-2006, 15:46
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Sounds like the v1.02 EXE was updated for the Editor and Replay options whereas the Original EXE is not, hence them not working when you put the original files back!

The v1.02 bug fixes being present may suggest common data files being updated so they work with Original EXE as well?

It's still not a CRACK though, and by the looks of it it's a BAD CRACK at that
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Old 27-08-2006, 15:51
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Closed, this "crack" makes no sense. The 1.02 data/resource files are being mixed with the 1.00 executable, which is obviously not a good idea at all... (It's a miracle that the game doesn't lock up completely!)

@tukaram: Please, come up with a more scientific, less voodoo solution next time.
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