GTA San Andreas won't play when AnyDVD is active ??

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by ksi, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. ksi

    ksi New Member

    Anybody else having this problem ??
    Also GTA won't play from virtual drive ??
  2. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Provide more information.
  3. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Disable Anydvd then when playing your game.

    Probably a copy protection issue
  4. Berns

    Berns New Member

    How do you disable anyDVD?
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Exit the program.

    Right click fox icon on toolbar. Select "exit".

    Or you can uncheck "Enable Anydvd"
  6. Berns

    Berns New Member

    Thanks for that. I will give it a try.
  7. Berns

    Berns New Member

    It now says that anyDVD is deactivated. When I try to start GTA I am still getting the message that an emulator is detected. Do you have any suggestions?
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Your issue isn't Anydvd then. Something else is blocking your game--like Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% virtual drives, virtual clonedrive, or ClonecdTray (enable hide cdr media, disable hide cdr media, enable hide cdrmedia; cycle through testing each time). Game Jackal is also targeted for blacklists at times (especially older versions). Disable any and all virtual drives on your system.

    Anydvd is not your problem. Something else on your system is being blacklisted.

    Also, if you're not testing using the original disc, then really, there's no point testing. If it won't run with the original disc in your system, it won't run at all no matter what.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2007
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Return the game to the dealer with the words "this sucks".
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Game Title: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Game Version:
    Developer: Rockstar Games
    Publisher: Take-Two Interactive Software
    Region of Origin: US Retail
    CD(s): 1DVD

    Copy Protection: SecuROM

    I guarantee this game doesn't blacklist Anydvd; it's something else on his system. Trust me. I have tons of Securerom 7 titles (many of them released much later than San Andreas). I have no issues running them.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2007
  11. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    version number reported wrong there too
    securom DOES blacklist (and this is WELL documented on the net) because of the atip hiding thing (guessing, as its the only thing i can see that could cause the blacklisting)

    the user also stated 'Also GTA won't play from virtual drive ??'
    ie: they are trying to play from a virtual drive, so its no wonder they get 'Emulation Detected'....
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    It's only after game patches that the securom version increases (or changes)

    Yes, but not Anydvd. I also have Alcohol 120%, Game Jackal, Anydvd, Clonecd, etc. on my system. I have no issues
    with Securerom 7.x--unless I enable Clonecdtray or use virtual drives in Alcohol 120%. I already listed the solution
    for Clonecdtray, and there are ways around the Alcohol 120% virutal drive blacklisting (and its virtual drive coding
    is based on Daemon Tools virtual drive code). The simplest way to avoid this issue to disable all virtual drives.

    Anydvd doesn't hide this info.


    However, there are virtual drive hiders--and other ways around this.

    This is an Anydvd forum. I'm not providing support for 3rd party virtual drives here.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2007
  13. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    i was talking about the securom version actually, not the game version :)
    scan with protectionid or something newer, i bet you its definately not 7.00.00.whatever
  14. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2007
  15. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    both inaccurate on the links.. seriously..
    protectionid reports the securom versions properly, the .xxxx at the end of the thing is the customer project count or something... and the 7.00.00 thing stayed constant on all the games, leading people to guessing the versions based on inaccurate information.. i havent got gta sa installed to scan atm ;(
    the reason for the inaccuracies - securom 7 was still 'just out' at that time...


    you'll see 'securom 7.random' , happens lots until a few months back, then we see the proper version numbers 7.30.12 or something currently
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Actually, I'm aware of this. Keep this in mind:

    1) It was an early Securom 7 Game
    2) ProtectionID 5.1d was detecting that game as SecuROM v7.02
    Just check the history logs
    3) Everything I mentioned earlier still applies

    It's not as though A-ray was detecting version 6.xx, 7.2 or 7.3 on that game (A-Ray couldn't detect it properly anyway, but my point is, in this case, it didn't really matter); it was still a relatively early Securom 7 release.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2007
  17. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    agreed yeh, early securom, so yasu or whatever will probably work for it, or curerom even.. i think securom might actually blacklist clonecd tray
    and anydvd might (guessing) have the same window class/title/code which might give a false-positive.. i dont know how to check this though
    maybe the slysoft coders can..
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    WIth "hide cd-r media" selected, clonecdtray can cause problems. You need to cycle through it on and off (and test each time).

    No. Anydvd is not blacklisted by securom. I have about 6 or 7 Securom 7.x protected titles (possibly more; I'm not going to bother checking); the most recent being Jade Empire: Special Edition for the pc. There are no issues with Anydvd running.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2007