View Full Version : Invalid System-time Detected

08-26-2005, 04:16 AM
Yeah I'm exciting about Myst V, so I downloaded the demo.

but.. when I run Myst V Demo, I get this error:

Myst V No_cd_dvd
Invalid system-time detected.
Please check and correct your local system-time setting.

There's nothing wrong with my system-time :? can I be Java or something?

I've reinstalled the game, but that doesn't work.


08-26-2005, 06:53 AM
Invalid System time?! How would the game know that anyway? But I seriously doubt there's anything wrong with ytour system time, right? So it must be the game. As I can't even get the installers to work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif I don't think I can offer any advice...

08-26-2005, 08:28 AM
Another Securom error.

The demo only works after the 16th of July of 2005. Before that day it will not run.

Also, each time that you run the demo (and perhaps any other securom 7 protected game) it will hide somewhere in your system the current system time.

So, if your current system time is less than the stored time by the securom code it will just say that your time is incorrect.

Reinstalling the game will not work, because the license files will stay.

You can:
A) Change the clock to a future date until the demo works. Warning: This will break any other programs that you may have installed, so normally this is a no, no.

B) If Myst 5 is the only securom protected game, then perhaps deleting the license files present in your filesystem and in the registry will work. (search for "securom" in both the filesystem and the registry)
But if you have other securom protected games you can break them.
(You will also see that the license hiden files cannot be easily deleted from windows (I was able to delete them from Linux without any problem))

C) Format your partition, and reinstall your OS to be sure that any securom license files are gone. This is normally a no, no. I normally have a image of the OS, so I can restore the image that is much more faster than reinstalling the whole OS.

D) It's possible that restoring your system into a previus restore point it may delete all the garbage created by the copy protection code.

E) Contact with Ubisoft technical support (http://support.ubi.com)

08-26-2005, 09:40 AM
A. doesn't work

B. I try'd. I found in the regedit a couple times Securom, forexample The game No One Lives Forever 2. I've uninstalled the game. Removed Securom from de reg (but the was 1 field that could not be deleted). All this didn't work also.

C. That's to much for a demo

D. That's to late I'm afraid..

****.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

08-28-2005, 06:41 PM
I guess then that any of us with DVD-RW can look forward to the usual problems with this kind of protection. When will someone come up with a system that works properly with Rewriters. Fortunately I've got a plain DVD reader on my other system I can always install it,but not everyone has that luxury. I just hope UBI support have got there act together this time and a patch is going to be availble to deactivate the protection for people with re-writers

08-29-2005, 03:31 AM
Is it because the DVD-RW? :| I don't have a plain DVD reader.. I've got only a DVD-RW.

09-11-2005, 12:54 AM
I get the same error. This is a new computer. I ave installed two other demos on it. I don't have a DVD-RW drive.

This is why PC games are disappearing from shelves. Half the time they don't work.

09-16-2005, 03:30 PM
I got the same error. Option A does work. Advance the year on your computer to 2025. Of course, don't forget to set the year back to 2005 when you're done playing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif