Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

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Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by eisnerguy1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:07

I hope this topic is ok for me to post. I was wondering if there was any way to remove the copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter? I ask because I was able to get all 6 games running on a raspberry pi (via retropie). All of them run great except for Aliens because it asks for the creature's name. Haven't been able to connect a bluetooth keyboard. Tried looking at android apps but, most of the ones I found required root. Any help would be great.

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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by Roobar » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:12

Yeah, I'm also interested in that too. It's really annoying. There were some websites containing an already patched executable, but now they're gone. If someone got one, please send me pm. Thanks!

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Post by MoffD » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:56

I have a com file that does it (although I forget where it's from) I think it's safe and since it's not any part of keen 6 I think it's legal to post it? If someone wants to verify if it's safe, I'll pm them the dropbox link.
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by Nisaba » Sun Jul 23, 2017 13:45

there also exists a patch to bypass this tiring creature question before loading or starting a new game.
therefore I strongly recommend reading this section of the wiki:
http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Patch:Creature_Question

how to use a patch like this in general, you might ask?! well, fortunately Ceilick wrote a very detailed tutorial on how to do things like this. here is the link:
http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Keen_Ga ... y_Ceilick)

if there are still any questions, feel free to post them here!

eisnerguy1 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:07
[...] I ask because I was able to get all 6 games running on a raspberry pi (via retropie).
out of curiosity:
what kind of device are you using when there is no keyboard included?! which generation of this single-board computer are you using? which controller do you have in use and so on and so forth.... please tell me a bit more about your project!
I'm asking cause I'm too working on a Pi project. unfortunately I'm having a hard time mapping the buttons in order get some Keen Games running. maybe you can share your .map/.conf files!?
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by gerstrong » Sun Jul 23, 2017 14:57

Commander Genius does not support that copy-protection. Too bad :-D
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Post by K1n9_Duk3 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 20:19

gerstrong wrote:
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Commander Genius does not support that copy-protection.
Does CG run on a raspberry pi?
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by eisnerguy1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 22:45

Nisaba wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 13:45
there also exists a patch to bypass this tiring creature question before loading or starting a new game.
therefore I strongly recommend reading this section of the wiki:
http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Patch:Creature_Question

how to use a patch like this in general, you might ask?! well, fortunately Ceilick wrote a very detailed tutorial on how to do things like this. here is the link:
http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Keen_Ga ... y_Ceilick)

if there are still any questions, feel free to post them here!

eisnerguy1 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:07
[...] I ask because I was able to get all 6 games running on a raspberry pi (via retropie).
out of curiosity:
what kind of device are you using when there is no keyboard included?! which generation of this single-board computer are you using? which controller do you have in use and so on and so forth.... please tell me a bit more about your project!
I'm asking cause I'm too working on a Pi project. unfortunately I'm having a hard time mapping the buttons in order get some Keen Games running. maybe you can share your .map/.conf files!?
Here are what I used for my setup:
*Raspberry Pi 3 model B
*NES Case
*32GB microSD Card
*8Bitendo SNES30 controller
*CanaKit 5V 2.5A Raspberry Pi 3 Power Supply / Adapter / Charger
*NES-Mini theme for RetroPie
*A small cooling fan (used this guide to get it set up)
*3M Adhesive Double-sided Foam Tape

I used these guides to get DOSBox & controller mapping all set up:
*Run DOS games in Retropie
*Configure Game Controllers in DOSBox
*Getting DosBox in fullscreen?


My suggestion for setting up the mapper file: connect what ever controller you're going to use with your computer. Run "dosbox -startmapper" and configure your controller set up with that. Then, just copy that mapper file to the Pi. That's how I did it. Keen Dreams -> Keen 6 work great with my setup & the SNES30. It's keen 1-3 that need tweaking. I've got 2 different mapper files. 1 for Keen 1-3 & another for Keen Dreams -> Keen 6. I can send you my config files if that'll help.

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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by Nisaba » Sun Jul 23, 2017 23:15

sounds like a nice setup.
if you could, please send the mapping and config files. that would be awesome. maybe you can also tell me, where you saved them. (~/.dosbox or somewhere else?)
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by eisnerguy1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 23:32

Nisaba wrote:
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sounds like a nice setup.
if you could, please send the mapping and config files. that would be awesome. maybe you can also tell me, where you saved them. (~/.dosbox or somewhere else?)
Yeah, I can do that. I can send you the stuff tomorrow. But, definitely try out the 2 DOSBox guides I posted earlier. I based my DOSBox setup off of the wolf3d example.

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Post by Nisaba » Sun Jul 23, 2017 23:53

I already knew about these tutorials and used them myself. Unfortunately I couldn't manage to save my new mappings. After selecting the save button it gave me the dosbox prompt where my keyboard wasn't detected any more. Needed to kill dosbox via ssh, which means that the mapping file didn't get saved. Tried to write it manually but failed cause I'm not aware of the correct button namings. ...

BTW, you might be interested to hear that I've found a solution to also use some cheat codes with a 8 button layout like your 8bitdosnes controller. It's a simple patching routine, where you remap keys like F10, G, J or I. Interested?
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by Keening_Product » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:32

MoffD wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:56
I think it's legal to post it?
I know you're referring to DMs, but just in case you mean publicly:

I'm pretty sure this board has (unwritten?) rules against posting links to cracks and crackers, as well as any pirated version of the game. The reason is we don't want to jeopardise the community, our host, or the modders who I believe have had no cease and desists from ID/IP holders so far.
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by Rorie » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:29

Keening_Product wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:32
I'm pretty sure this board has (unwritten?) rules against posting links to cracks and crackers, as well as any pirated version of the game. The reason is we don't want to jeopardise the community, our host, or the modders who I believe have had no cease and desists from ID/IP holders so far.
If there are rules then wouldn't the community want to enforce them?, To prevent any problems that may arise from copyright protection and also to prevent any lawsuits or a take down of the PCKF?
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Post by Keening_Product » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:16

It has in the past. It has been more of a self enforced rule from what I've been able to tell.

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The rule is explicitly stated here (#4): viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1484
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by MoffD » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:27

Keening_Product wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:16
It has in the past. It has been more of a self enforced rule from what I've been able to tell.

Edit:
The rule is explicitly stated here (#4): viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1484
Yeah, I wasn't 100% sure, as you still need a copy of the game and it's basically just doing something similar to what ckpatch does (I think). Although it IS copy protection of sorts so I guess it's not couth to post it :foot
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Re: Removing copy protection from Aliens Ate my Babysitter?

Post by gerstrong » Thu Jul 27, 2017 16:07

K1n9_Duk3 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 20:19
gerstrong wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 14:57
Commander Genius does not support that copy-protection.
Does CG run on a raspberry pi?
I think yes. Now that you ask, I have one here and should try it out! Great idea!
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