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Opinion Retro Trailer CodeWheels - Early Anti-Piracy that was easy to bypass


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014

By the late 80's, Manual based copy protection has become trivial to bypass by simply photocopying the manual itself. In an attempt to mitigate piracy and with the increasing reliance on hard disk installations, publishers introduced a new method - The CodeWheel. In this episode we take a look CodeWheel anti-piracy , with examples of how they evolved. We also take a look at how to crack CodeWheel protection with a Commodore Amiga an Action Replay Cartridge.

00:00 - 02:49 Introduction to Manual Protection
02:50 - 08:40 CodeWheels and their Evolution
08:41 - 16:09 Cracking Codewheel Protection
16:10 - 17:32 Suummary