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Old 30 October 2016, 17:35   #1
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Did XCOPY defeat COPYLOCK?

Hi all,

I wondered if Xcopy 100% was able to copy Copylock protected games?
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Old 30 October 2016, 18:02   #2
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As far as I'm aware, no! Cyclone with the hardware could, not sure about ALL copylock versions though, but x-copy itself I think couldn't!

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Old 30 October 2016, 20:00   #3
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Hi all,

I wondered if Xcopy 100% was able to copy Copylock protected games?
No.

You needed a hardware copier for Copylock and not all of them could do it either.
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Old 31 October 2016, 18:24   #4
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That's interesting stuff.

Anyone got contact details for both of the authors of these programs please?
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Old 31 October 2016, 19:02   #5
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That's interesting stuff.

Anyone got contact details for both of the authors of these programs please?
Richard Aplin, programmer of Double Dragon 2 wrote and designed Cyclone, he is on here still i think,
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Old 31 October 2016, 19:29   #6
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i was talking the other day about backing up some of my originals to adf and uploaded football glory to the zone for someone.

i dont have any hardware like cyclone, only software like xcopy on my amiga. the version i had never really worked lol so if someone asked me for a copy of (for example) mortal kombat disks, how would i go about bypassing the disk protection?

or is it just not possible?
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i was talking the other day about backing up some of my originals to adf and uploaded football glory to the zone for someone.

i dont have any hardware like cyclone, only software like xcopy on my amiga. the version i had never really worked lol so if someone asked me for a copy of (for example) mortal kombat disks, how would i go about bypassing the disk protection?

or is it just not possible?
Well according to WHDLOAD, Mortal Kombat used Copylock, so you need a hardware copy system for the Amiga that supports Copylock (Like what was being discussed).
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Old 01 November 2016, 16:45   #8
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in addition even when you did manage to duplicate a copylock track using cyclone or similar the nature of the way it copied meant that you generally couldn't take a copy from the copy.
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Which is fair enough. It was a personal backup copy right?
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Old 01 November 2016, 20:04   #10
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Back in the day I built an adapter for the external floppy. I used it with XCopy I think. IIRC it just swapped a few pins. My friends dad got hold of the somewhat rare 23 pin D connectors for me (I think he worked in TV repair).

Anyone know what it was I built?
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Old 01 November 2016, 20:08   #11
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Maybe this one: http://aminet.net/package/docs/hard/Cyclone.lha
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X-Copy does not utilize the dongle, but Cyclone did. It shipped on the same X-Copy distribution disk.
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Old 02 November 2016, 16:23   #13
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In the past I have made some attempt to make a backup copy of my original floppy and almost I never managed to copy even though i had tried so many software.

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Old 02 November 2016, 17:53   #14
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X-Copy does not utilize the dongle, but Cyclone did. It shipped on the same X-Copy distribution disk.
My memory could be faulty but i feel sure there were versions of x-copy that had cyclone support built in.
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Old 02 November 2016, 18:30   #15
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X-Copy was very overrated, Parameter coppiers can Copy/Crack/Patch games, Shame they never got updated as many games must have been cracked for there WHDload installs.
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