1. In order for quick service please take into consideration the following:
When software protection is carried out by LaserLock or authorized LaserLock licensee
a. Fill in the technical form (A1) and the order form (2) completely
i. Always tell us the replication factory you will use and their stampers specification.
b. Send us 2 master discs, properly prepared:
i. The protected application executable (EXE) must be in uncompressed format on the CD-R/DVD-R. Please store it in "native" PE-32 EXE format and avoid using executable compressors. This is because the EXE will be modified by implementing the LaserLock Protection Code in it and the original EXE will be replace on the disc with the PROTECTED one.
ii. The gold master CD-R must have at least 20 MB of free space and the gold master DVD-R at least 40 MB; this space will be occupied by the LaserLock System. If a setup utility copies the EXE to the hard disk, then it must copy it from the uncompressed file on the CD and without checking its size.
2. When software implementation is carried out by developer
a. Fill in the technical form (1) and the order form (2) completely
b. Make a connection to LaserLock online tools and download a set of LaserLock Library files and an implementation guide. Alternatively, you can receive them via email.
c. Link those files with the application and produce the gold master.
d. Prepare the pre-master disc with LaserLock online tools.
e. Fully test the pre-master in all the operating conditions, as it operates in the exact same way as the final replicated disc.
The executable should be
In standard PE-32 (Windows 32-bit application) format
Unique . This means that if the executable is actually a kind of viewer for some kind of standard data files (PDF viewer for PDF documents, Folio Viewer for Folio files etc.) then protecting the executable is useless, since the protection can be bypassed by just replacing the protected viewer with the standard one that can be found very easily e.g. in Internet.
The same goes for the case that LaserLock protects the setup executable file (such as Installshiled, Microsoft Setup, Wyse etc). The setup executable must be unique; otherwise the protection can be bypassed by just replacing the protected setup.exe with the standard one.
The ".text" session of the executable must be at least 4 Kb
The executable should NOT be
Compressed (self-extractive application)
Protected with any kind of protection (CD-ROM, Dongle, etc.)
Encrypted with packers/patchers (UPX, etc.)
The ".text" session of the executable must be at least 4 Kb. There is no limitation of the maximum size of the EXE-file, however the big the size increases the loading time of the executable, especially if an anti-virus program presents. This can be noticed when the protected EXE is bigger than 20 MB.
Protecting executables created by any developing tools that is using scripts (such as "Authorware", "Director", "Flash", "FoxPro" and "Toolbook") should be handled with special approach. See below "Laserlock and Multimedia Developing Tools".
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