SecuRom being the first protections used
commercially is also one of the oldest protections widely used. Developed
by Sony Technologies. Unlike the SafeDisc protection, the SecuRom
protection stores its digital ID in the SubChannel Data of the original CD.
SecuRom protected CD's don't contain any unreadable sectors. During Sony
DADCís mastering process an electronic fingerprint is applied onto the
glass master which assigns a unique number to each individual CD. SecuRom is
also used on some Playstation titles. For more information on how this protection was developed visit the
Detection Of The Protection
One or all of the following files should exist in
the installed directory or in the root of the original CD:
CMS16.DLL, CMS_95.DLL OR CMS_NT.DLL.
You can use one of the many protection
detection tools from our Game Copy Protection Identifying Tools page to identify
whether the protection is being used on your
There are several different methods you
can use to successfully burn/backup your game, as follows:
The SecuRom protection comes in a number of
versions, each version has better protection facilities. With each version
that has come out so too has the patches for that version. Click
here to get the patches.
can use CloneCD to successfully burn the
game. Use ClonyXXL to scan the game,
it will then tell you what protection is being used on the game (SecuRom)
and the correct settings to use in CloneCD
to successfully backup the game. You can also use Alcoholer
protection scanner and Alcohol 120%
burning software. Use Alcoholer to
scan the game, it will then tell you what protection is being used on the
game (SecuRom) and the correct settings to use in Alcohol
120% to successfully backup the game. BlindWrite
can also successfully burn a game with this protection on it. You can also use
Tools to emulate the game and the protection. *Remember,
if you experience problems with burning the game at high speeds, (2 speed +)
(both the read and write process), then burn the game at lower speeds such
as 2 speed and under (both read and write process). A lot of the time
burning the game at slow speeds will solve problems of the install not
working, or the burner not bypassing the CD's protection.
You can also use UnSecuRom
which is a tool used to unwrap a SecuRom protected file by permanently removing
the protection from the games exe files.