TryMedia ActiveMark protected casual games won't run

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by webdeck, May 10, 2007.

  1. webdeck

    webdeck

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    I have several casual games (such as Bejeweled, Zuma, Poppit, etc.) which I have paid for. However, these games use TryMedia's ActiveMark DRM copy protection. When you launch the game, the DRM prevents it from running under Parallels with the following error:

    This application cannot run with an active debugger in memory.
    Please unload the debugger and restart the application.


    I am not running any sort of debugger. It appears that something about Parallels triggers the DRM's anti-debugger defense. Similar non-DRM'ed games run fine under Parallels, as these games are not graphic intensive, so I'm fairly confident that these games would perform acceptably if they would run. I would really like to be able to play the games that I own under Parallels, without having to reboot into Boot Camp.

    Is this a known Parallels issue that's being worked on? Is there anything I can do with my setup to get it to work?

    Details: Parallels build 3188 (running Windows XP SP2) on Mac OS X 10.4.9 on a MacBook with 2GB RAM.

    Thanks,
    -Mike
     
  2. Hugh Watkins

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  3. webdeck

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    I stated that in my original post:

     
  4. drkmstr

    drkmstr

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    Same Problem

    Same problem I would love to know any solutions you have come across
     
  5. pfloydn

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    Don't purchase software from them in the future that's DRM'd?

    That's what I've come to decide. It just causes hassles for me, doesn't seem to keep the price down - so I buy only products that I can move around without restriction.
     

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