RE: File Systems
by bersl2 on Sunday May 8th 2011, 5:52
Also, again, xattrs are, in essence, irrelevant to my question; the important questions are (1) whether Steam is using NTFS alternate data streams as part of its DRM mechanism; and (2) if it using this feature, whether Wine supports them, no matter how they're implemented on the Linux side of the environment. Notice how if (1) is not true, (2) is a moot point.
Other than not being able to play, I've been most frustrated that when I brought the issue up over there on Valve's forums, I was pretty much ignored even by Windows users; really, I just want some evidence for or against, because I don't have Windows, so I don't know what a working copy looks like. I mean, don't they have tools which will list alternate data streams on NTFS? How hard can it be? Shouldn't that info be in the file metadata? Is there something stupid about NTFS I'm not anticipating? Are they that afraid of being banned over there?
Also, people should note that some Windows/FAT32 users are coming forward on the Steam forums and saying that their copy of the game (finally) works. Note that some FAT32 users still have problems, and that some NTFS users also have had problems.