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An unprotection utility. Lots of unprotects built in with many, many more available with registration. The BEST unprotection program I have seen.

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_._._._._ NEVERLOCK April 1993 _._._._._
You can unprotect 100's of popular games
with Shareware NeverLock. Menu driven.
Automatic. No programming required.
A registered version unprotects EVERLOCK
_._._._ COPY PROTECTION REMOVAL _._._._.


File NEV0493C.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Unprotects for Games and Such
An unprotection utility. Lots of unprotects built in with many, many more available with registration. The BEST unprotection program I have seen.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
FILE_ID.DIZ 252 183 deflated
NEV_SHAR.DOC 23975 7199 deflated
NEV_SHAR.EXE 224967 183167 deflated
TITLES.DOC 9653 3735 deflated
WORKSHOP.BBS 1161 370 deflated

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Contents of the NEV_SHAR.DOC file









Copyware Inc Copyright (c) 1991-93
All Rights Reserved



Copyware Inc
152 Nelson Circle
Newmarket, Ontario
CANADA L3X 1R3

Order: 416-830-1961 (905-830-1961 after Dec 1993)
Fax: 416-830-5064 (905-830-5064 after Dec 1993)


If you find that Shareware NeverLock is useful to you, your
registration would be appreciated. You will receive the latest
version that removes copy-protection from many of the most
popular computer games. Universal NeverLock now has support for
several hundred different games.

The registration fee is $69 + $6 handling. See the order form at
the end of this document.











NeverLock removes copy-protection from a variety of software
products. NeverLock is intended solely for the use of legitimate
owners or licensees of these products.

If you are not a legitimate owner of a particular product that
you wish to unprotect, then STOPRIGHTNOW and go out and buy
your OWN copy of the product.

You may only use NeverLock to unprotect software that you have
purchased. NeverLock is not, repeat NOT, to be used for any
purpose which deprives any software publishers of their rightful
income.

The unprotected files that NeverLock creates may NOT be sold,
rented out, given away, or uploaded to computer bulletin board
services ( BBS's ).







You may not modify Shareware NeverLock in any way. You may not
reverse engineer the program by decompiling, disassembling or
decrypting the program.

Shareware NeverLock is provided for the purpose of allowing you
to evaluate its effectiveness for your own needs. You are hereby
granted the right to use Shareware NeverLock for an evaluation
period of 30 days.

You are also granted the right, and encouraged, to distribute
Shareware NeverLock to others who may find it of interest, and to
upload it to computer bulletin board services (BBS's). Please
transmit the same unmodified files NEV_SHAR.DOC, NEV_SHAR.EXE,
TITLES.DOC and FILE_ID.DIZ that you downloaded. The file
FILE_ID.DIZ allows a BBS to automatically determine the correct
file description.

NOTE:
The terms of this Shareware NeverLock license do NOT apply to
commercial versions of NeverLock. Do NOT distribute any version
but Shareware NeverLock. For the terms of license of the
commercial versions of NeverLock, please see the license and
warranty bundled with them.









No warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, is attached
to Shareware NeverLock, including any claim of merchantability
or suitability of Shareware NeverLock for any specific purpose.
No warranty shall extend to any right to claim any damages from
Copyware Inc, including but not limited to loss of profit, data,
or use of the software, or any consequential or incidental
damages. You use Shareware NeverLock entirely at your own risk.





Copyware Inc Copyright (c) 1991-93
All Rights Reserved


Shareware NeverLock removes copy-protection from games.
It is available from BBS's and shareware distributors.

Universal NeverLock removes copy-protection from many more games.
You may purchase it from Copyware Inc.

Business NeverLock removes Everlock copy-protection from business
programs. You may also purchase it from Copyware Inc.

You can detect the presence of Everlock protection by selecting
the 'SearchforEverlockcopy-protection' line on the main menu.
NeverLock will search all your drives (including drives A:, B:)
for hidden files such as EV21.SYS EV22.SYS EV31.SYS EV32.SYS and
inform you if Everlock is present.







Technical support is ONLY available to purchasers
of Universal NeverLock and Business NeverLock.

Due to the huge number of Shareware NeverLock's in circulation we
can no longer provide technical support to unregistered users.

Your knowledge of the unique NeverLock serial number will qualify
you for technical support. This serial number appears on the
label of your original NeverLock diskette and on the invoice that
accompanied your purchase.

Please contact Copyware Inc for authorization before returning
materials for any reason. Help for common problems can be found
in the 'TroubleShooting' section below.








What is Copy-Protection ?

Copy-protection is a scheme used by a software publisher to
protect his product from unauthorized copying.

Sometimes the distribution diskette can not be copied by DOS
commands. Sometimes the number of times the product can be
installed to a hard drive is limited. Sometimes before starting
up, the program asks for information which can only be answered
by referring to the manual or other materials which accompanied
the original product.

This last category is called paper-protection. It can also
include devices like code-wheels, no-copy paper with special
pictures on it, and colored plastic overlays.


What is Wrong with Copy-Protection ?

Copy-protection, in attempting to prevent unauthorized people
from using the product, can interfere with the secure and
pleasurable use of the product by legitimate customers.

A diskette is a fragile thing. Each time the copy-protection is
tested, the head of the floppydrive makes physical contact with
the diskette. If the diskette becomes unreadable, you will find
that you are locked out of your own software.

Some manufacturers allow the copy-protection to be installed to a
hard drive, thus avoiding the diskette friction problem. This
works fine until you experience a hard drive crash. After you
restore from backup you discover that your install has
disappeared and you are locked out of your own software again.

Paper based protection is just plain annoying. Having to hunt
for the manual or code wheel every time you play your game gets
to be irritating very quickly, especially if you own many games.
If that piece of paper is lost, stolen or destroyed, you are
locked out of the software that you paid for.

You must hope that the manufacturer of the software is still in
business, still is shipping the product that you are using, and
is friendly enough to ship new materials for a reasonable fee.
And you still are locked out of your own software for several
weeks until you receive the requested materials.

Then you wait for the whole cycle to repeat.


Who Should Use NeverLock?

Any legitimate owner of a program which NeverLock supports and
who wants to be rid of the risk and annoyance associated with
copy-protection, should use NeverLock.


Who Should NOT Use NeverLock?

If you are not a legitimate owner of a particular product that
you wish to unprotect, then STOPRIGHTNOW and go out and buy
your OWN copy of the product.

You may only use NeverLock to unprotect software that you have
purchased. NeverLock is not, repeat NOT, to be used for any
purpose which deprives any software publishers of their rightful
income.
Safety First

You should copy all the files of the protected product to another
directory on your hard drive, and then use NeverLock.

How Do I Use NeverLock?

Nothing could be simpler. NeverLock comes as a single executable
file, with no accessory files to keep track of. Just copy it
from the distribution diskette to your hard drive and then run
it. Watch the introduction until the 'Conditions of Use' appear.
Answer the question and the main menu will appear. You may hit
any key to bypass the animation.

Naturally, NeverLock itself is not copy-protected. You may use
the DOS copy command to back it up.

When the main menu appears use the arrow keys to move the
highlight bar to any option and press the Enter key to select it.
The program guides you every step of the way with instructions
and dialogue boxes, and there is always help available by
pressing the F1 key. There is full mouse support if you have a
Microsoft compatible mouse driver loaded.

NeverLock removes protection by searching the program files for
the data that needs to be changed, and then making those changes
with no intervention from you.

Once the copy-protection is removed, you do not need to use
NeverLock again on that particular product. Note that NeverLock
is not a 'diskette copying program' that attempts to make a
usable backup from a copy-protected diskette. Instead it is a
copy-protection removal utility.

NeverLock needs 2 megabytes of free space on your hard drive for
its work files. This can be any hard drive on your system.

At the main menu, select the product you wish to unprotect from
either the 'Modern Collection' list or the 'Classic Collection'
list. NeverLock will then prompt you for the letter of the drive
your product is installed on. It scans this drive and shows you
a list of all the directories it found.

Select the directory where the product is installed. NeverLock
will now display a confirmation dialogue box explaining exactly
what it thinks you want it to do, and giving you a chance to
stop. If you decide to proceed, NeverLock will search the
directory you specified for the copy-protected files.

NeverLock creates a work directory on your hard drive. The first
one will be called NEV_001, and subsequent ones are numbered
upward. It copies the original files to this work directory and
then attempts to remove the copy-protection from the new files.

NeverLock will now prompt you again, offering to exchange these
work files for the original files in the product directory. If
you agree, it will perform the switch and leave your original
files in its work directory. In case the unprotected files do
not function properly, the originals are thus preserved.

In some cases NeverLock creates a special loader file. Watch its
report screen carefully. If needed, it will tell you that you
must start your protected product with the loader file instead of
the normal product file.

NeverLock monitors the whole process and presents you with a
log file that holds:
The name of the protected product.
What files were copied, searched, exchanged or moved.
Where the original files and unprotected files are located.
A success or failure message.

Exit NeverLock, change to the product directory and start the
product. If a quiz screen appears, just enter any answer. The
product will think your answer is correct and continue normally.

And that's all there is to it. Remember that the altered files
that are created by NeverLock are for your own use only and may
not be transmitted to another person in any form. And, except
for the Shareware version which clearly identifies itself as
such, NeverLock itself should not be distributed to others,
either. See the License item on the main menu for details.







Problem:
The computer crashes mysteriously when you run NeverLock, or
run the special loader file that NeverLock created.
Advice:
A memory resident program is causing the problem.
Rename your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS to something else.
Create a new CONFIG.SYS with just one statement FILES=20.
Reboot your computer and run NeverLock again.
Advice:
If you are using the screen blanker 'After Dark', remove
'AD-DOS' from your AUTOEXEC.BAT. Reboot your computer and run
NeverLock again.
Advice:
QEMM in stealth mode is causing the problem. Remove QEMM,
reboot your computer and try again.
Advice:
STACKER in combination with PC-QWIK is causing the problem. Run
NeverLock from your uncompressed drive, or disable PC-QWIK.
Advice:
NeverLock sometimes crashes when run from Windows 3 in V86 mode.
Run NeverLock from DOS only.

Problem:
'I can only find ?,???,??? bytes of free disk space on your
system. This may not be enough space for NeverLock to copy the
protected files. Do you wish to continue anyway ?'
Advice:
NeverLock needs free disk space to hold copies of the protected
files. In some cases the files could be as large as 2
megabytes. If you have 500K of free disk space, NeverLock will
probably work anyway. With less than that, you may get an
error message that a file could not be copied or exchanged. If
the above sounds confusing, then the best solution is to free
up 2 megabytes of disk space on any hard drive on your system.

Problem:
' I was unable to copy all the protected files '
Advice:
NeverLock could not read the protected files from the source
media, or it could not write the files to its work directory.
Did the hard drive just become full ? Perhaps a memory
resident program is interfering.
Rename your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS to something else.
Create a new CONFIG.SYS with just one statement FILES=20.
Reboot your computer and run NeverLock again.

Problem:
' Insufficient memory to run program '
Advice:
NeverLock needs about 420K of main memory. Free up as much
memory as you can and then run NeverLock again.

Problem:
' The file that needs to be patched is missing '
Advice:
NeverLock couldn't find the target file that it was expecting
in the directory you specified. For most recent games, the
game itself must be installed in a directory on your hard
drive. Did you select the correct directory when NeverLock
offered the list of directories on your drive ?

Problem:
I could not find the bytes that must be changed.
This may be a different form of copy-protection.
Advice:
The required files were present but were not what NeverLock
expected. If the name of the protected product appears more
than once on the Modern Collection list or the Classic
Collection list, try again using the next product name.

The other possibility is that you are trying to unprotect a
file that has already been altered by NeverLock or some other
unprotect utility. Be sure that the required file mentioned in
the NeverLock log is actually the file that came with the game.

Sometimes a software manufacturer will re-release a game and
change the code that tests the copy-protection. When this
happens, NeverLock may report that:
'The file that needs to be patched is missing.' or
'I could not find the bytes that must be changed.'

There is nothing we can do by telephone to solve this problem.

NeverLock will be improved in the future to support new games.
But it will not be updated for games published before December 1991.










UNIVERSAL NEVERLOCK $69.00 + $6.00 handling

You receive the latest version that removes
copy-protection from many of the most popular
computer games. Universal NeverLock now has
support for several hundred different games.

Never be locked out of your own software !

After you use NeverLock, you will be able to
run your software without the need for any
manuals, code-wheels or key-diskettes.

Previous purchasers may buy an update for
$39.00 +$6.00 handling.





UNIVERSAL SUBSCRIPTION 6 EDITIONS $249.00

You get the current Universal NeverLock right
away plus 5 Universal NeverLock updates in the
future. Each update will arrive about once
every 3 months. No need to call us. We ship
automatically when the newest version is ready.





BUSINESS NEVERLOCK $139.00 + $6.00

Removes Everlock hard drive copy-protection and
key-diskette copy-protection from all business
software. No more hidden files on your computer.

Never lose your last install !

After you use NeverLock, you will be able to
backup your business software, and run it on
your other computers.



=====================================================================
MAIL ORDER
=====================================================================

We accept either Check or Money Order.
We do NOT accept credit card orders by mail.

U.S.A. customers and overseas customers must remit
payment in U.S.A. funds drawn on a U.S.A. bank.

Canadian residents must remit payment in Canadian funds.

Universal NeverLock $69.00 + $6.00 handling ________

Universal Subscription $249.00 ________
( 6 Editions )

Business NeverLock $139.00 + $6.00 handling ________

Canadian residents please add 7% GST ________

Ontario residents please add 8% PST ________

Total Amount ________

A letter from the U.S.A to Canada REQUIRES that you put 48 cents
postage on the envelope you send to us, to be sure it gets delivered.

Mail to:
|-------------------------| Your Name ____________________________
| Copyware Inc |
| Dept 103 | Address ____________________________
| 152 Nelson Circle |
| Newmarket, Ontario | City ____________________________
| CANADA L3X 1R3 |
| | State/Prov ____________________________
|-------------------------|
Postal Code ____________________________

Telephone ____________________________

NeverLock is intended solely for the use of legitimate owners of
computer software. You may only use NeverLock to unprotect software
that you have purchased. NeverLock is NOT to be used for any purpose
which deprives any software publishers of their rightful income.

I agree to the conditions of use above and I am 18 years or older.

Signature ____________________________

=====================================================================
PHONE ORDERS
=====================================================================
We only accept VISA on telephone orders. You may call us at:

|------------------------------------------------|
| Copyware Inc |
| 416-830-1961 (905-830-1961 after Dec 1993) |
|------------------------------------------------|



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