UA No CD Crack

For those of us who are curious and like to poke around in the game's data files and scripts as well as glitching. Caters to anything from unit/building stats to level data to telling how to glitch and stories of game errors.
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UA No CD Crack

Post by uacrack » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:09 am

hello everyone

i am uacrack

i have created no cd cracks for ua and metropolis dawn
this means you can play the single player campaigns of these games without the cd
sorry i have not tested this with multiplayer mode
i only tested this on my own computer so if there are any problems please let me know

the files are located at http://www.metropolisdawn.com/files/ind ... dir=/crack
to use them make a full install of urban assault and/or metropolisdawn
then replace ua.exe and ua_xp.exe with the ua.exe and ua_xp.exe you downloaded

i hope this helps people enjoy this great game

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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by Brachy UA FREAK » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:53 pm

mutliplayer dosn´t need no cd crack but the link is good :)
GET YOUR HANDS OFF FROM THAT PARASITE!
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by leftylink » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:28 am

Single player for Resistance, Ghorkov, and Taerkasten confirmed as working. Absolute genius!
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by Bronsteijn24K » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:48 am

The link is broken. "They page could not be found. error 404"

Whats wrong?


PS does the music work with the no cd crack?
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by leftylink » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:23 am

Just had the same thing happen to me. Checked www.metropolisdawn.com and it showed a netfirms logo >__<
I refreshed it and then it was fine... so I don't know what the problem is. :[
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by GoldStar611 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:29 pm

Excellent work UA_Crack. I've always been curious what call or compare UA uses for the No CD error but never could get it right. Thanks for the great work!
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by uacrack » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:13 pm

this is uacrack speaking

i have remained anonymous ever since submitting the no cd crack to this site more than half a year ago
but i have come back

in that half a years time i am surprised to see that nobody has found the flaw in my no cd crack that i just found very recently
if you try to play a mission you have already completed it wont let you
it will ask for the cd instead

in my new version of the no cd crack i have fixed this error now the no cd crack works for new missions and missions you have already completed
also as a bonus the no cd crack for multiplayer mode has been added as well

here are some details on how multiplayer works
normally you need at least 1 cd for a 2-3 player game or 2 cds for a 4 player game
but the crack now makes it so that if the HOST of the game has the no cd crack it will work even if nobody has any cds
the other players in the game can have the no cd crack or not have the no cd crack it does not matter as long as the HOST has the crack
the no cd crack is compatible with anyone who does not have the no cd crack and it is also compatible with the helicopter patch you guys have developed over here
i have tested this myself and it seems to be working properly

i believe i have contacted the proper authorities of this forum and website and had them put the files in the usual location http://www.metropolisdawn.com/files/ind ... dir=/crack

i have released the crack for both ua and metropolis dawn
now with both singleplayer and multiplayer you guys should not need the disk or any iso mounters anymore
this is a good step to keeping this game alive in my opinion

if there are any more questions about my no cd crack leave them here
i will respond if there are any and release a new crack if it is necessary but otherwise i will once again fade into anonymity

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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by Grim0x » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:18 pm

Ah. Lovely work.
Thanks so much for your time an effort - you are a nutrient for this game and its longevity.

How was this accomplished may I ask out of curiosity?

Does the engine REALLY require certain files from a CD repository (in which case, I bet you just allowed for the client gamers to access these files from the SERVER).

OR, does it just ask for the CD to nag (and not out of necessity?)
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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by uacrack » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:23 am

how was this accomplished
i guess i can share some of my methods
mmm my tools are simple

i use w32dasm to disassemble the executables and look for strings mentioning cd
then i use ollydbg to edit certain instructions around where the strings are

knowing that if yall want to replicate my work you could try
the important instructions you want to pay attention to are the ones that involve jumps and calls
i had to do some experimentation before i found the right ones

as for whether the game requires files from the cd
i believe that if you have a full installation it does not and just asks for the cd as a sort of anti copying measure
i believe all i changed was the little alert box that pops up saying you must have cd to play game nothing else i changed
so the cd probably was not required in the first place

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Re: UA No CD Crack

Post by GoldStar611 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:54 am

Great job once again, I beleive I have noticed that if you have a full intallation of UA it doesnt ask for the CD on single player missions, I usually run mine from CD so I didn't verify it as thoroughly as I could have.. Thanks for saving the old files too ;)
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