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Windows 7: Star Force Protection driver patch

18 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What els can be done???
You bought the game.
"THEY" refuse to support it on windows 7.

I must agree with Darician and Orbital Shark.

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15 Feb 2011   #12

Can it be played via Linux on an emulator?

Can it be played via Linux on an emulator?
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15 Feb 2011   #13
Julio Cortez

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP SP3

Here is another topic about it. It looks like you're not alone.. At least

By the way, I came to the conclusion that the solutions can only be two: An XP partition to play legacy games (which is what I went for eventually) or no-DVD executables.

I gladly paid for some Starforce-protected software of my interest, only to see that it won't work with Windows 7. On the other hand, people who downloaded the exact same titles off the net with no-DVD exes can play anytime they want, even on Windows 7.
Well done Starforce, well done.

Fortunately I have an old MSDN key for XP and I'm using that for legacy games or for *cough* crappy protected *cough* games that won't work in Windows 7, otherwise I would be yet another pirate. I wouldn't pay for an XP key just for gaming.

EDIT: by the way, on a more serious note, I can see why Starforce dropped support for Windows 7 for the older versions of their protections: having to adapt/rewrite those old drivers for the x64 Windows 7 might have been too expensive or time consuming.
I still understand customers like me that paid for the software and now cannot get it to work and firmly believe that we should be able to still use the software we've paid for, but notice that on the boxes of every game we're talking about there were printed the system specs and Windows 7, of course, wasn't mentioned anywhere.
So we've been granted that the software worked with XP, but no one told us about whether the software would work or not with Windows 7.
I do hope that the publishers released updates for their games removing the DRM which don't work anymore from the exes (usually they're games from 4 to 7-8 years old, so I wouldn't really care about DRM anymore if I were the publisher), but it likely won't happen.
So, a legacy OS is still my #1 choice.
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16 Feb 2011   #14


Well I am giving up. This is the 2nd Funcom game that gives me problems; the other had a flaw a partiular place in the game, that kept you from going on. Guess I am through with Funcom and any came carrying SP.
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24 Jul 2011   #15

windows 7 home premiun 32 bit

To remove starforce protection run sfclean as amministrator (on your pc) and reboot as asked from the program. Now if you want to run a game protected with starforce you need a patch that you should find at GAME COPY WORLD the name of the patch should be NO CD or other but here i think we cannot say.
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29 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultmate x 32

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by regi View Post
Again got a problem. The other day when I installed "Blazing Angels" into my laptop with Win 7 an error massage comes as " Star Force Protection driver is not compatible without a patch ". I never had this problem before when I was using the same game in Win XP. From where can I get the patch and how do I fix this problem.

- Regi
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29 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultmate x 32

please just tel me if i can get the patch i do not know all this must or not
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29 Jul 2011   #18

windows 7 home premiun 32 bit
blazing angels patch

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01 Aug 2011   #19

Ubuntu 12.10

It is not illegal to use a No-CD patch, especially in your case as without one, you can't play the game you have bought with your hard earned cash. You still need the serial key of the game, which you have bought, so its perfectly fine to do so. Due to forum rules, links to these are not allowed.

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22 Aug 2011   #20

Win7 32Bit
Xpand rally Starforce drivers

I recently had a starforce driver error after installing Xpand rally. I downloaded the update from starforce website and it works fine now and no errors at startup.
Go here
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