Originally Posted by Toni Wilen
Just some random note, _EVERY_ game so far has extremely stupid dongle check code, no code obfuscation, not even any attempt of obfuscation, just read the io-port register and check the result immediately.
(ok, perhaps robocop3 or bat2, have the code "visible" only during the check and only emulation makes it possible to see the code so easily but at least I'd have expected separating read and check)
I was going to say Robocop 3 encrypted the dongle check code.
What you're forgetting Toni is programmers generally don't think like a cracker would, or they work for a company and just get their wage and don't really care what happens to it.