Technology company TransGaming has announced an agreement with copy protection software maker Macrovision to protect future game releases that are released on the Intel Mac through TransGaming’s Cider engine.
The Cider engine allows publishers to extend their products to Mac users without having to recode or recompile their windows-based software. Through this agreement, TransGaming will be working with Macrovision’s SafeDisc technology to make it easier for game publishers to protect their PC games on the Mac.
SafeDisc is a software-based solution that does not require any changes to the publisher's application code and is compatible with standard PC or Mac environments and CD/DVD-ROM hardware.
It is comprised of authenticating digital signatures embedded on the disc, an encryption wrapper, and various anti-hacking technologies that secure the CD/DVD-ROM executable. The patented SafeDisc digital signatures are added to each original disc during the mastering/replication process and prevent copying by standard optical disc writers.
”More than $3 billion annually are lost worldwide to video game piracy,” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO and president of TransGaming. “By bringing Macrovision’s SafeDisc to Mac, TransGaming’s Cider product can not only deploy top titles on the Mac more quickly and cost-effectively than anyone else but we are also now able to offer protection from piracy of content, providing a strong incentive and confidence for publishers to target the Mac platform."