Contents of the F15UNP.DOC file
Well, Microprose really goofed this time. I just bought F-15 Strike Eagle II
and Microprose is still up to their key disk tricks. At least this time they
didn't make me go searching through the manuals for pictures to compare.
They've changed tactics from the old days in other ways as well. In F-19,
the protection was divided between the SU.EXE and START.EXE files. In
F-15 II, the protection is all in the F15.COM file. If you simply copy your
F19.COM file into your F15 directory (You can replace F15.COM if you wish, but
at this time, it is not even necessary to have it called F15.COM i.e. you can
leave it called F19.COM and it will work 100%)
The result is a faster boot, 100% unprotected.
Enclosed in this zip-file is a replacement F15.COM in case you do not have
F19.COM (or a different version) My versions of these programs are:
F19.COM: dated 10/03/88
replacing F15.COM: dated 07/11/89
This unprotect is written for LEGAL use of the software only. Use of this
unprotect to distribute copies of software is illegal and can result in severe
criminal charges. Most companies have done away with copy protection as a
useless gesture. However due to illegal copying, they feel they must continue.
That I do not mind. What I *DO* mind is having to keep original disks handy
where they can be folded, spindled, mutilated and otherwise trashed. The only
thing worse is sorting through a manual to compare inaccurate pictures, or have
to squint at dark characters on a dark background. Hence, this crack.