Where can I donwload Spyro 3 so I can burn it on a disc and play it on my ps1 without the ani-piracy thing?, I've downloaded like 5 different times, and I keep getting the error.
I see what you're saying now. There's some kind of anti-piracy / DRM mechanism on the disc.
In that case, you'll probably have to do some research to see if there's some kind of patch online that can remove it. That, or maybe try the Japanese version of the game, if it was also released in that region. That version may not include the DRM.
You need the right crack. Where to find it? I dunno.
Apparently from Spyro 2 they added a copy protection check which looked at certain sectors which were unburnable at the time (I don't know if they are today) and if the CD wasn't legit it would halt the game.
Of course crackers could just disable the copy protection, but in Spyro 3 stepped it up to a full fledged cracking protection which put checksums in any possible piece of data they could read and made the actual game engine look for those checksums. Apparently it was cracked by restoring the original program once the copy protection was dismantled. But I wouldn't know if that crack was still available.
Ah, LibCrypt, you fucking cunt. You have a few options to beat the protection.
You can patch your way around it and hope your modchip can handle the rest:
You can burn a copy of CodeBreaker or a similar boot disc that works around protection.
Professional Route: You can add the subchannel data back into the disc image before burning, thus making it a proper copy that won't trigger the protection. Don't ask me how, since I never fucked with it. The subchannel data you need can be found here:
From what I understand the NTSC version doesn't have as strict protection on it, but I don't know for certain.
From what I'm reading on pleasuredome, the TruRip version keeps the subchannel data intact, and if burnt properly will work fine. Not sure how true this is, and I don't have enough uploaded there yet to download the TruRip copy and see if it's true.
>Crack didnt work for me, neither did the NTSC version.
Really? According to Redump.org, only the PAL version of Spyro 3 has LibCrypt protection, the NTSC version uses an anti-modchip feature instead. If your modchip is too old to get around it, you should be able to use a boot disc to pass the check.
Super Mario RPG is one of the few SNES games that actually bothers to check region.
The prototype for Mother on the NES had some pretty good encryption thingie going on, it was a while before hackers managed to make it stop triggering.
Mother 2 is something on it's own level about this shit though. First it does the basic anti-piracy things, checks region, checks SRAM size. THEN it checks to see if someone disabled the first few checks. If so, it jacks the random encounter rate up to stupid levels. And if you disable THAT check, there is another check near the end of the game. If it notices any of the other checks being disabled, it freezes the game while it deletes your saves, then resets the game. Why? Because fuck you, that's why.
OK, here's the skinny:
Spyro 1 NTSCU=No Special Protection
Spyro 1 PAL=No Special Protection
Spyro 2 NTSCU=No Special Protection
Spyro 2 PAL=LibCrypt Protection!!!
Spyro 3 NTSCU 1.0=Anti-ModChip Protection!!!
Spyro 3 PAL 1.0=LibCrypt Protection!!!
Spyro 3 NTSCU 1.1=Anti-ModChip Protection!!!
Spyro 3 PAL 1.1=LibCrypt Protection!!!
Keep in mind, this means that while PAL 2 and 3 have LibCrypt, they do not have separate anti-modchip protection.
Source: Redump Database