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Painkiller CD Woes

Several readers have reported the in-store available availability of Painkiller, the new first-person shooter from Polish developer People Can Fly showing up a bit earlier than expected (story). Unfortunately, as described in this post to the DreamCatcher Forums (thanks Gameguru Mania), there is a problem getting the game to run on many systems due to conflicts between the game's copy-protection scheme and a number of CD-ROM drives. The DreamCatcher Forums also offers their attempts at addressing this problem, along with word that: "Painkiller Update v1.1 will soon be available for download that will address a number of issues." Update: Robert Stevenson of Dreamcatcher made a post to our forums about this issue, here's a bit:

- The copy protection scheme used on Painkiller (Macrovision SafeDisc) is commonly used in the game's industry on major titles. It and other such systems are primarily to prevent the casual copying of games which ultimately hurts everyone, developers, publishers, and end consumers alike.

- For almost everyone there should be no issue running or playing Painkiller at all.
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- There may be more drives that have issues, but the game has been tested with hundreds of drives with no problems and most of the support calls and emails to date (bearing in mind that Painkiller has been available in several places in Europe all week) have been on disabling emulators and not CD/DVD drive hardware problems. We are however continuing to look into this matter further.

- A Painkiller 1.1 update is in testing now should be ready next week. It is truly an update (and not just a patch) and will offer some more professional level multiplayer features as well as a new multiplayer map. Some known issues will of course be addressed in it as well.

- If anyone has further issues, please contact the DreamCatcher technical support team. Their information can be found in the Painkiller manual or on the painkillergame.com website and forums.

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51. Possible fix for some drives. Apr 9, 2004, 18:08 Wookiestick
 
I know a lot of people are experiencing problems with LG cd rom drives.

http://forum.rpc1.org/portal.php

Heres a link for misc. firmware upgrades for CD ROMs.
If you don't know what model # drive you have, you can almost always find out by going to Device Manager in the System window of your Windows Control Panel. Then somewhere in the hardware lineup should be a listing for DVD\CD ROM drives. If you click on Properties most systems should tell you what revision the drive is.

 
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  15. Apr 9, 12:33   Yeah Overon
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  20. Apr 9, 13:27     Re: Yeah Fausticle
  28. Apr 9, 13:51      Re: Yeah manic half
  18. Apr 9, 13:04  Re: argh PHJF
  5. Apr 9, 10:58 yeesh Hump
  7. Apr 9, 11:25  Re: yeesh Daedalus
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  9. Apr 9, 11:33   Re: yeesh nin
  10. Apr 9, 11:34    stuff ZzeusS
  11. Apr 9, 11:37    Re: yeesh ReverendTed
  12. Apr 9, 11:53     Re: yeesh Sphinx
  22. Apr 9, 13:30     Re: yeesh Sticky
  24. Apr 9, 13:41     Re: yeesh Hump
  32. Apr 9, 14:08      What a shame :( FU
  33. Apr 9, 14:22       Re: What a shame :( Mirsky
  34. Apr 9, 14:42        Re: What a shame :( Hump
  37. Apr 9, 15:35        Re: What a shame :( sinner's saint
  39. Apr 9, 15:41         Vote with your dollars Carch
  90. Apr 10, 09:52        Copy Protection is EVIL Evil Timmy
  91. Apr 10, 10:33         Re: Copy Protection is EVIL BicycleRepairMan
  92. Apr 10, 10:39          Re: Copy Protection is EVIL Grounded
  96. Apr 10, 13:58           Re: Copy Protection is EVIL Mashiki Amiketo
  99. Apr 10, 14:51            Re: Copy Protection is EVIL wtf_man
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  103. Apr 10, 17:01              Re: Copy Protection is EVIL Xenu
  105. Apr 10, 18:51               Re: Copy Protection is EVIL S_DOG34
  93. Apr 10, 10:43         Re: Copy Protection is EVIL Brick
  115. Apr 13, 06:40        Re: What a shame :( JMke
  116. Apr 14, 15:39         CD Quick fix posted  rstevenson[DC] 
  36. Apr 9, 15:18      Re: yeesh MightyPez
  38. Apr 9, 15:38       It's alllll good ! BFSoLo.
  59. Apr 9, 20:33     Re: yeesh Ray Marden
  60. Apr 9, 20:42      Re: yeesh Hump
  61. Apr 9, 20:44       Re: yeesh Ray Marden
  35. Apr 9, 14:53    Re: yeesh J/K
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>> 51. Apr 9, 18:08    Possible fix for some drives. Wookiestick
  40. Apr 9, 15:43 hahaha Wiggamoe
  44. Apr 9, 15:59  Re: hahaha  Jereco 
  49. Apr 9, 17:11   Re: hahaha indiv
  41. Apr 9, 15:46 priceless Wiggamoe
  42. Apr 9, 15:48 BFsolo?!? Wiggamoe
  43. Apr 9, 15:49 Sigh Creston
  45. Apr 9, 16:07  Re: Sigh Hump
  46. Apr 9, 16:21   Re: Sigh Panick
  47. Apr 9, 16:37 Hmmmm.... theyarecomingforyou
  48. Apr 9, 17:09 Painkiller CD Issues  rstevenson[DC] 
  52. Apr 9, 18:30  Re: Painkiller CD Issues NotOneOfUs
  55. Apr 9, 19:31   Re: Painkiller CD Issues nin
  63. Apr 9, 22:33  Re: Painkiller CD Issues Creston
  64. Apr 9, 22:38   Re: Painkiller CD Issues all4naught
  65. Apr 9, 23:37   Re: Painkiller CD Issues sc4r4b
  67. Apr 9, 23:54   Re: Painkiller CD Issues Teddy
  68. Apr 9, 23:57    Re: Painkiller CD Issues Teddy
  69. Apr 10, 01:01     Re: Painkiller CD Issues ruggratt
  83. Apr 10, 05:41     Re: Painkiller CD Issues Pedle Zelnip
  74. Apr 10, 02:36    Re: Painkiller CD Issues nully null
  75. Apr 10, 02:39    Re: Painkiller CD Issues Creston
  80. Apr 10, 04:29   Re: Painkiller CD Issues Hump
  97. Apr 10, 14:42    Re: Painkiller CD Issues Creston
  81. Apr 10, 04:38   Re: Painkiller CD Issues NotOneOfUs
  82. Apr 10, 04:53    Re: Painkiller CD Issues Dalai
  84. Apr 10, 05:45     Re: Painkiller CD Issues LFace
  85. Apr 10, 08:34      No Problems here Furious
  86. Apr 10, 09:00       Re: No Problems here Hump
  50. Apr 9, 17:24 Thanks for the response rstevenson[DC] Hunterzyph
  53. Apr 9, 18:39 No subject Nonicknameforme
  54. Apr 9, 18:48 Atari Suck Quan
  56. Apr 9, 19:36 Copy protection drives people to piracy B M
  57. Apr 9, 20:19 No subject Hump
  58. Apr 9, 20:20 Attention: Developers Ray Marden
  62. Apr 9, 21:19 No subject Nonicknameforme
  66. Apr 9, 23:43 Patch Zephalephelah
  70. Apr 10, 01:02 Copy Protection Satertek
  71. Apr 10, 01:55  Re: No subject waxthirteen
  72. Apr 10, 02:17 reply to teddy Pete
  73. Apr 10, 02:24 It's never going to stop... Carch
  78. Apr 10, 03:02  Re: It's never going to stop... B M
  79. Apr 10, 04:06   Re: It's never going to stop... BlehelB
  76. Apr 10, 02:46 Nothing like ending a news day with... Hunterzyph
  77. Apr 10, 02:53  Re: Nothing like ending a news day with... Creston
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  88. Apr 10, 09:34  Re: No subject Molt
  89. Apr 10, 09:43   Re: No subject Panick
  94. Apr 10, 10:51 No subject Phaint
  95. Apr 10, 11:33  workaround Guye
  98. Apr 10, 14:42 Copy protection since way back when.... richcz3
  100. Apr 10, 14:59  Re: Copy protection since way back when. BicycleRepairMan
  101. Apr 10, 15:30   Bicycle-repairman! But how?!? hordak
  104. Apr 10, 18:15 One quick question... Q
  111. Apr 11, 04:29  Re: One quick question... manic half
  112. Apr 11, 07:01   Re: One quick question... BicycleRepairMan
  113. Apr 11, 10:03  Re: One quick question... Furious
  106. Apr 10, 19:54 "Useless" copy protection Mr. Bigs
  107. Apr 10, 22:21  Re: anon@24.76
  109. Apr 11, 01:20  Re: Blackhawk
  114. Apr 11, 10:04   Re: Hump
  110. Apr 11, 04:16 No-CD Crack NotOneOfUs


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