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StarForce protection of any versions

I'll tell you how to quickly and easily bypass the protection of StarForce, so you can virtualize and use disks with this type of protection. I will give all instructions step by step.

Necessary software
Alcohol 120% is not lower than version 1.9.2 (requires registration).
You can download it here:

Daemon-tools version 4.0 (freeware).
You can download it here:

Instructions for hacking
1. Install Alcohol and Daemon-tools. Wherever it is proposed to restart the computer, this must be done.
2. Start Alcohol and go to the File -> Settings menu.
3. In the sections Emulation and Extra-emulation, we mark all items "birds" (see Fig.1,2).

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Fig. 1

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Fig. 2

4. Click OK. We insert a disk which needs to be virtualized (with this very protection).
5. Go to the menu File -> Create images.
6. Select the drive in which the disk is located, and mark the "birds" items, as shown in Fig. 3.

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Fig. 3

7. Click the Next button. After that, a window will appear asking you to select the measurement speed of the data positioning; choose High ...
It depends a lot on your (CDROM-RW, DVD-ROM-RW) drive, when image creation starts, pay attention to "Reading Mode", it must be RAW + SUB-96 (see Fig.4).

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Fig. 4

8. After the disk image is created, turn off the computer and turn off all the CDROM, DVDROM and the like drives. This is one of the most important items, because without disconnecting the drives nothing happens. Turn on the computer.
9. At the bottom of the tray (near the clock in Windows), you should have the Daemon-tools icon, right-click on it. In the drop-down menu, select Emulation (see Figure 4) and tick the RMPS.

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Fig. 5

10. Next, in the Virtual CD / DVD-ROM menu, select your drive (virtual) -> Mount image and select the image we created with Alcohol from the file selection menu.

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Fig. 6

11. Start the game.
Article Author: filipp

Dear readers.
If this method did not help you, write at what stage there were errors (or malfunctions). Be sure to specify:
1. Manufacturer's brand
2. type of CD (CDRW, CD-DVD, etc ...)
3. "Reading mode" (see Fig.4).
Maybe we can help you !!!
StarForce: Alcohol and Daemon-tools, discussions and problems

The company Star-Force introduced a new version of its exclusive development - FrontlIne. The main change in this version is the improvement of protection against emulators.

To date, there are CD-ROM emulation programs that allow qualified users to run from a copy of the application protected by any disk version of our protection to FrontLine 3.07. The new version of StarForce protection from emulators makes it impossible to launch the product from a copy using any known program-emulator of CD-ROMs, including Daemon Tools 4.0.

The bugs found in the previous version were also fixed.