Gears of War

Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by fletcher77, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. fletcher77

    fletcher77 Member

    I feel like a noob. I can't even find the exe fill for this game. I am running vista and the only way to run the game is to go to the game explorer. I have also have been having a hard time finding the file on the dvd so I can scan it.
     
  2. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    rightclick the icon in game explorer? check properties...
     
  3. ShadowDestroyer

    ShadowDestroyer Well-Known Member

    Gears of War doesn't work with GameJackal
     
  4. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    It doesn't?? :doh: what is the copy protection used with this game?
     
  5. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    securom i think
     
  6. cheapherk

    cheapherk Active Member

    From what I've read, I believe it's SafeDisc.
     
  7. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    sorry, my mistake...

    Scanning -> E:\Gears of War\Startup.exe
    File Type : Exe, Size : 2002640 (01E8ED0h) Byte(s)
    -> File Appears to be Digitally Signed @ Offset 01E6AC8h, size : 02408h / 09224 byte(s)
    -> File has 1440456 (015FAC8h) bytes of appended data starting at offset 089408h
    [!] Safedisc 4.81.000 detected !
    - Scan Took : 0.640 Seconds

    same version as that other troublesome game too....
     
  8. fletcher77

    fletcher77 Member

    you can't find the exe this way I tryed

    They will have to get game jackal to work with this version of safe disk first any way.
     
  9. fubarms

    fubarms Active Member

    So does anyone know on how to get Guild of War to work on GJ?
     
  10. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Download the latest beta version (2.9.18.608) and profile again. If that doesn't work try again with image mode checked.
     
  11. fletcher77

    fletcher77 Member

    It works with image mode.
     
  12. Marzz

    Marzz Member

    7GB of drive space taken up with the FULL IMAGE profile is just a little too much to swallow.

    Any chance of the devs creating a Smart profile map for this game, just like they have done with COD4? (Profile Maps\Call_of_Duty_4_Modern_Warfare_DVD.map)
    How do they create those Smart Profile Maps anyway?
    It would be great if we could do that ourselves within GJ somehow.

    Marzz
     
  13. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Ah good question ;)
    I will be posting a "how to" on this soon (having trouble finding the time).

    But the long and the short of it is.
    The mapping file is a collection of sector required by the game when it starts. This info is collected by GJ and stored in collection file (which is located in the collection directory of the profile map directory). Over time this file will contain all sectors called by the game, and then can be used to create a map file. (keep in mind that it may take many hundreds of game startups to get all sectors).

    To create a profile map, the first line must be
    10;1;Profile map name here

    Then a list of sectors to hit during profiling. Then you need to edit the maplom.xml file (located under the profile map dir) and include the mapping file with the profile. For this game, there is no profile map entry so you need to create one of these also.
     
  14. Marzz

    Marzz Member

    Thanx for the info matthew :)
    I thought the map was something to do with sectors that needed to be present, but didn’t know how to find out which ones. I tried using the map for COD4 (Re-named and first line edited) and editing the ‘maplom.xml file’ to reflect the new map file. I assumed that because the protection version used was the same as COD4, that maybe it would possibly work but it didn’t lol!! But now you have pointed out where I can find the accessed sectors information, I can have another try. Now I just need to launch the game a couple of hundred times and I’m ready to go :D ................ Unless you know of a quicker way? ;)

    Regards, Marzz.
     
  15. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Well not quicker, but easier... any is can be done unattended ;)

    1) Get yourself a macro app (I use a product call "Quick Macros 2").
    2) Capture the profile in question. Now it is important that this profile does not work. (You can ensure this is the case by using the wrong cd when creating the profile).
    3) Change the profile setting so the "auto start" and "auto stop" are unchecked.
    4) Remove all cd's etc and activate the profile.
    5) Using the macro app, record a macro that starts the game (i.e. by double clicking the game's icon) and then clicks the ok button when the error message appear.
    6) Edit the macro to repeat the operation

    The following is an example of a macro I use with "Quick Macros 2"
    Code:
    rep 1000
    	dou 39 1077 win("Program Manager" "Progman")
    	int w1=wait(33 win("Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 08"))
    	lef 354 114 w1
    	wait 2
    
    Code details
    Line 1: How many to repeat the indented block
    Line 2: Double click on the desktop
    Line 3: Wait for the error window to appear
    Line 4: Click Ok button.
    Line 5: Wait 2 seconds.

    Hope that helps ;)
     
  16. Marzz

    Marzz Member

    Matthew, you’re a diamond! :)

    I created a working map file after launching the game 50 times with the 1st non-working profile locked and no DVD in the drive and manually running the game and clicking the 'No disc found' error. (I hadn't read your reply at this point). It didn't take that long because GJ didn't have to go through the Profile creation, but still added the accessed sectors to the collection file.

    Then just created an empty map file with the first line as you advised, and copy and pasted the sector no's into the new file and edited the 'maplom_lib.xml' to include the new map file. Job done! and working! :)

    Here's a link for those that would like the map file and updated maplom_lib.xml. (Hope this is permitted) I've also included the exported Profile. Use one or the other. You will still need your original disc whichever method you use.




    Edit:

    Whoops! Looks like I was being a little optomistic with just 50 runs, because tried it this morning and it doesn't work Arghh!!
    So...... following your instructions matthew, I have produced a working (I Hope) profile map created using 1000 launches using a macro utility

    Updated Link:
    Removed - (Sorry Guys, It stopped working :()
    See my post down the page.


    Regards, Marzz.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2007
  17. Synide

    Synide New Member

    Hey ive been reading through alot of forums on how to get this game up and running without the cd and with the newest patch. Is this a solution to this? I have game jackal but im having trouble with getting your profile map to work, it just keeps asking me for the cd.

    Do i need to import the profile? When i attempt this, it asks to insert the CD into the drive, but Im mounting the image so it doesnt work. Ive tried creating a profile and using your custom map, and selecting "gears of war" making sure to select the correct locations for startup.exe and working directory of binary to no avail. Ive tried this in image mode also. What exactly did you do to get this working?
     
  18. Marzz

    Marzz Member

    @Synide

    Your only importing a profile map, not a full profile.
    Game Jackal still needs to profile your original DVD. So put it in your drive and away you go. :D

    Marzz
     
  19. Tak

    Tak Member

    37 meg? wow that's an obscene amount of data for a disc-check! There must be some file (or files) that it reads from disc (or MS is just really poopin' paranoid about copy protection!).


    Just DL'd your map, going to give it a shot, and hopefully I'll quit having to swap out that $50 bad-boy GoW, and it can sit safe in the bookshelf with the rest of them :)


    EDIT: DOH, no dice. But now that I know how to create the profile map and catch all those troublesome sectors, I think I'll give this a try. It could be region/version differences keeping it from working (and aside from that I've got a handful of older, non-profiled games that I'd love to do too)
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2007
  20. Marzz

    Marzz Member

    God! MS must have some custom checking going along with Safedisk on this. The damn thing has stopped working again!!

    Looking at the collection files I did yesterday and the 1000 launch one I did this morning, none of the sectors match. I think there is some completely random sector checking going on here. I could try adding another 1000 launch sector checks, but I think I'm going to be wasting my time.

    Sorry Guy's and Gal's, but it's looking like the only answer for this particular title is going to be the Full Image mode. Better clear 7GB of space again :(

    I tried!

    regards, Marzz.