Insert ANY disk to continue.

Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by The House, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. The House

    The House Active Member

    I tried GameJackal and bought it, only to realize that most of my profiles worked when I tested them, but would not work later. So, I checked the forums and unlocked the capture mode to try and update the profies. It would work at first and then stop working.

    Then, when trying to update Age of Empires - Asian Dynasties, I accidentally put in the wrong disk (Titan Quest - Immortal Throne) and it loaded. I went through other profiles I had trouble with and most worked. I then tried different disks, and even put in Finding Nemo DVD into my drive and all my games worked flawlessly, even Universe at War (and it ALWAYS asked for the disk). Weird that it only works with a disk in the drive. I will do more testing to make sure they continue to work.

    PS. This is only for these games, I have been able to get C&C III, Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance, & Age of Mythology to work without a disk. C&C Kane's Wrath is unaffected by inserting ANY disk.

    I am using Windows XP home with SP2 and the drive is a Pioneer DVD-115. AnyDVD is not running. AVG Free 7.5519 and Spybot 1.5.0.9 is running.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

  3. evlncrn8

    evlncrn8 Well-Known Member

    erm, im not sure if he would want help, considering he can bypass the protection on those titles by inserting any disk... and using game jackal :)
     
  4. The House

    The House Active Member

    I had problems with Kane's Wrath. It would work immediately after I profiled it, but it would not work later. Forcing the date did not work. I had to unlock capture mode and keep running and stopping the game until it did the deep scan (?) that took about five minutes to complete instead of the usual 15 seconds. So far it seems to work well (fingers crossed).
     
  5. The House

    The House Active Member

    OK.

    Civ IV CD vers 1.7.4.0
    Immortal Throne vers 1.1
    AOE Asian Dynasties CD - Ver 1.0

    All of these seem to work with ANY DISK installed, but not when the drive is empty.

    I can't get Universe at War to work vers 1.00.90977
    It has Safedisk 4.85.00 - Always asks for the disk. I have attached the summary for that game.


    Here is a log for CivIV - FYI. I can get you AOE or Immortal Throne if you would like. Sorry about turning this thread into one with multiple games.

    Game Jackal log file - Summary
    Log date - 3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM
    ***********************************************
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] The following is a summary of all log files.

    Profile.log
    Game Jackal log file - Profile
    Log date - 3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM
    ***********************************************
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Profile - Civilization IV
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Profile mode: 2
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Profile CP: 2
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Driver mode: 10960
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Using external launcher - C:\Program Files\SlySoft\Game Jackal\26288L.exe
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Media information
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Name - CIV4DISC1
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Serial - 538344591
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Size - 655
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Profile deactivated.
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] End of log file - Profile
    End of - Profile.log


    Launcher.log
    Game Jackal Launcher log file
    Log date - 3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM

    ***********************************************
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Launcher starting...
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Program - C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Civilization4.exe
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Parameters -
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Directory - C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Processor mask - 255
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] MaplomH -
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - True
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Cmdline - "C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Civilization4.exe"
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Process will not be created in a suspended state.
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] MaplomH.dll/MaplomHL.dll not in use!
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - ProcessHandle = 136
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - ThreadHandle = 140
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - ProcessID = 4080
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - ThreadID = 1616
    [3/30/2008 8:57:12 PM] Debug - Process is NOT 64-bit
    End of - Launcher.log


    Proc Monitor.log
    Game Jackal log file - Proc Monitor
    Log date - 3/30/2008 8:57:23 PM
    ***********************************************
    [3/30/2008 8:57:23 PM] Monitoring process ID 4080
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Process ID 4080 was not found, debouncing...
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Process ID 0 still was not found, searching for another process...
    [3/30/2008 8:58:28 PM] Process ID 0 was still not found, leaving...
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] Process method used, monitored Civilization4.exe
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] End of log file - Proc Monitor
    End of - Proc Monitor.log


    Collection.log
    Game Jackal log file - Collection
    Log date - 3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM
    ***********************************************
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] Starting collection thread...
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] Profile - Civilization IV
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] CP Flag - 2
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] End of log file - Collection
    End of - Collection.log

    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] Done, leaving collection thread...
    [3/30/2008 8:58:29 PM] End of log file - Summary

    ********************************************************

    ===============================================
    Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.4.0.0
    ===============================================

    Upper Device Filter: redbook
    Upper Class Filter: maplom
    Upper Class Filter: GEARAspiWDM
    Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device
    Lower Class Filter: maploml
    Lower Class Filter: Afc
    Lower Class Filter: ElbyDelay
    Lower Class Filter: AnyDVD
    Lower Class Filter: PxHelp20
    Lower Device Filter: imapi

    Filter Name: redbook
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
    File Version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    File Description: Redbook Audio Filter Driver
    Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2180
    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
    Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Filter Name: maplom
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\maplom.sys
    File Version: 3, 0, 1, 0 [3.0.1.0]
    File Description: Maplom.sys
    Product Name: Game Jackal
    Product Version: 3, 0, 1, 0 [3.0.1.0]
    Company Name: SlySoft Inc.
    Copyright: Copyright © 2007, 2008 SlySoft Inc.

    Filter Name: GEARAspiWDM
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\GEARAspiWDM.sys
    File Version: 2.0.6.1
    File Description: CD/DVD Class Filter Driver
    Product Name: GEAR.wrks
    Product Version: 8.xx [2.0.6.1]
    Company Name: GEAR Software Inc.
    Copyright: Copyright (c) GEAR Software Inc. 2006

    Filter Name: maploml
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\maploml.sys
    File Version: 3, 0, 1, 0 [3.0.1.0]
    File Description: Maplom.sys
    Product Name: Game Jackal
    Product Version: 3, 0, 1, 0 [3.0.1.0]
    Company Name: SlySoft Inc.
    Copyright: Copyright © 2007, 2008 SlySoft Inc.

    Filter Name: Afc
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\Afc.sys
    File Version: 1, 0, 0, 2 [1.0.0.2]
    File Description: Arcsoft(R) ASPI Shell
    Product Name: Arcsoft(R) ASPI Shell
    Product Version: 1, 0, 0, 2 [1.0.0.2]
    Company Name: Arcsoft, Inc.
    Copyright: (C) Arcsoft, Inc. 1999-2005. All rights reserved.

    Filter Name: ElbyDelay
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\ElbyDelay.sys
    File Version: 5, 1, 0, 1 [5.1.0.1]
    File Description: Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver
    Product Name: CDRTools
    Product Version: 5, 1, 0, 1 [5.1.0.1]
    Company Name: Elaborate Bytes AG
    Copyright: Copyright (C) 2003 - 2006 Elaborate Bytes AG

    Filter Name: AnyDVD
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\AnyDVD.sys
    File Version: 6.4.0.4
    File Description: AnyDVD Filter Driver
    Product Name: AnyDVD
    Product Version: 6.4.0.4
    Company Name: SlySoft, Inc.
    Copyright: Copyright 2002 - 2008 SlySoft, Inc.

    Filter Name: PxHelp20
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
    File Version: 3.00.56a [3.0.56.0]
    File Description: Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
    Product Name: PxHelp20
    Product Version: [2.0.0.0]
    Company Name: Sonic Solutions
    Copyright: Copyright © Sonic Solutions

    Filter Name: imapi
    File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
    File Version: 5.1.2600.2714 (xpsp.050705-1524)
    File Description: IMAPI Kernel Driver
    Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Product Version: 5.1.2600.2714
    Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
    Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
  6. The House

    The House Active Member

    Sorry, I guess the filesize is too large 92k, so I had to zip it. This is for Universe at War
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    This Arcsoft filter does cause conflicts with Slysoft software. Uninstall whatever program installed it (possibly Arcsoft Photo impressions) and ensure that filter is no longer listed. Reboot after.

    If you can't figure out how to remove that filter, then do this:


    i) Create a backup of your registry
    ii) Download imgburn. It's a free program: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
    (it's also an excellent program imo)
    iii) Go to Tools > Filter Driver Load Order. Select "afc". Click "Remove Selected Filter". Click "ok".
    iv) Reboot

    Keep in mind that whatever installed afc.sys will no longer function properly.
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    lol

    Yeah, but if GameJackal is working properly, then it seems to me you shouldn't be prompted to insert a disc (even if any disc does work for some strange reason).
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2008
  9. The House

    The House Active Member

    Thanks for all your help. I uninstalled ArcSoft Photoimpressions (It came with the printer and I never use it). Of course, uninstalling did not get rid of the driver (those bastards), so I used Imageburn to get rid of it.

    Unfortunately, everything is the same. I still need a disk to run Civ4, AOE, and Titan Quest. (Hey, at least they run).

    I can not get Universe at War to run at all.
     
  10. The House

    The House Active Member

    Kane's Wrath seemed to work. It wokred for the rest of the day, wich is longer than I have ever seen it work. Unfortunatley, when I tried this morning - it asked for the disk.

    I went into the advanced options and told it to use yesterday's date, but that did not work. I also changed the time from 1 second to 5 seconds in case it checked the date later in to boot, and still can not get it to work.

    Sorry, I had high hopes in my method.
     
  11. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Okay, did you create new profiles after removing afc.sys and rebooting?
     
  12. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    This is a bug that has been causing grief for a small number of users for sometime. However, we have not been able to reproduce it.

    Can you please try the following.
    1) Capture CIV4 (do not test the profile after it's been captured)
    2) Download the attached "profile_manager.zip" file. Unzip, then open the GJ interface, select settings, then plugins. From here install the unzipped file. There should be a new option in the tools menu called "Zip up a profile".
    3) Using the "Zip up a profile" option zip up the newly created profile.
    4) Test the profile and make sure it still works (if not start again).
    5) Continue testing the profile over the next few days until it breaks.
    6) Now zip up the broken profile.
    7) Finally, unzip the good profile files back to the profile lib directory (i.e. C:\Program Files\SlySoft\Game Jackal\Profile Library) and test again.

    Hope all that makes sense ;)

    What I am looking for here is if the profile files are becoming corrupt, or there is another reason for the insert msg to appear.

    If the profile starts after you copy the original profile files back, it would suggest that the profile file are becoming corrupt. If so can send both the good and bad zipped up profile files. I will PM you with an email address.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  13. The House

    The House Active Member

    Thanks,

    You guys reply faster than I get a chance to check the forums :)

    I did not recreate my profiles after getting rid of the filter. I am trying that.

    I also zipped up a newly created profile for CivIV. I will let you know when/if it breaks and if restoring the profile works.

    Thanks for your support.
     
  14. The House

    The House Active Member

    Ok.

    Civ4 worked without the disk the first time I tried it, but not the second. I tried replacing the "good" profile (the one created before I tested it) after zipping up the "bad" profile.

    Unfortunately, when I replaced the profile to put the good one back, it still asked for the disk. At least it still works with the "ANY" disk.

    PS - I am still unable to get Universe at War to work at all and I am still working on getting Kane's Wrath to work for an extended time.
     
  15. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Can you still forward on the good and bad profiles. I have sent you an email address via private message.
     
  16. The House

    The House Active Member

    I sent the CIV4 profiles to your e-mail. I hope they are useful.

    I can't get Kane's Wrath to work for more than a day. I tried restoring a "working" profile, but it didn't work. I think I messed up setting the date, but setting it after the load fails does not work. I updated the profile and locked in the date, I will let you know if it works.

    Any thoughts on Universe at War? That does not work at all and always asks for the disk.

    Thanks
     
  17. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    If you run "Update profile" does this fix the issue (even if just for a day)?
     
  18. The House

    The House Active Member

    I locked in the day for Kane's Wrath, but it does not work the next day. I tried just using the update profile, and it works fine (at least for today - I will let you know tomorrow).

    I also tried saving the profiles and using the old profile - that did not work, so I don't think it is getting corrupted.

    Universe at War does not work at all - even when I select update profile.

    I have installed other games that work fine (Heroes V, Supreme Commander - Forged Alliance, C&C III). Only had three games that require ANY disk to work (AOE III, Titan Quest, and CivIV).

    Sorry about talking about so much at once, but I figured it would be better to be detailed in case it was one problem that affected all.
     
  19. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Is it possible the profile stops working after you reboot (as opposed to the problem being the next day)?
     
  20. The House

    The House Active Member

    Sorry, you are right. It does not work after rebooting. I thought I tried that before, but I guess I was wrong.

    Is there something I can do for that?
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2008