I was also wondering if any of you knew how (or if there is a way) to pause this game. I read somewhere that the protection this game employs is internet-based, that if the internet connection was lost, it would pause the game, and upon reconnection, it would return you to the last state before the pause. I have yet to try this, and see if it had any impact upon my ability to alt-tab. I am hardwired by ethernet cable, so I could try this easily. If the person who was using artmoney could alt tab out of the game (posted in one of the other threads), I'm sure others can do it. I was just wondering if anyone else was able to do it, and what methods they employ. For those of you who want to know about artmoney, the main webpage is: www.artmoney.ru and the spoiler contains more info about it Spoiler:
No it is not Russian (although there is a Russian version I believe), and yes, it is free (although there is a pro edition that comes with other abilities, but it is not necessary, the free edition is more than enough to edit any program - even Macromedia Flash games. It searches for float (1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 8 bytes), integer (4, 6, 8, and/or 10 bytes), Macromedia flash, text and/or string bytes, reverse or normal order in any combination. If you don't know what you are doing, there is a standard combination that you should search for first (cheato'o'matic tries them all I believe, that's why the searches take so LONG, when you get more advanced, you can knock off certain settings that make the search time go WAY, WAY down, from minutes to seconds. You can search for an exact value, a sequence of values, a range of values, an unknown value, a coded value, save a memory dump, a structure, search by formula, or a pointer (don't know what those last 5 are, as i never had to use them). Cheat'O'Matic doesnt have that option, it only lets you search for an exact value (I think anyway, I haven't used it in a long time, maybe there were updates???) Anyone who uses cheat'o'matic can see now that artmoney is by far, exquisite in comparison. Cheat'O'Matic seems primitive by a super long shot.
Sorry for the book I just wrote, hope it didnt take you too long...
Thats one other reason.
Directly from wiki:
"The game is one of the first to introduce a new form of Digital Rights Management for Ubisoft games known as the Online Services Platform. The service requires players to authenticate the game at start and remain online while playing, if network connection is lost the game would automatically pause."
To sfinks, who gave me a fix (to change the .INI settings), Thank you SOOO very much, I really appreaciate it! I did search for files I could edit, but besides the one, they all looked humongous (like over a gig, and you know what happens when you try to open up huge files with wordpad or notepad lol, CRASH! lol). Thanks for checking for me (and posting).
Yeah sorry for the spam, I just want to let everyone know that cheat'o'matic is old school - thats all.
I didnt want to spam anyone (thats why I stuck it in the spoiler, so you wouldnt have to see it).
Allright, thanks again everyone.