According to, the new Raven Shield patch deliberately breaks the game, preventing it from working with Alcohol 120%.
Jen from UbiSoft tech support tells me that this "error" was intentional, as one of the goals of the patch was to prevent people from using these mock rom drives.
This is too bad, I really like this form of fair use.

I finally figured out how to get Vice City to work with Alcohol 120% - have to rip with DPM turned on to defeat SecuROM 4.8.

Why do I have to have a $50 program just to use the $50 game I bought? At this rate I'm tempted to steal the games off of a P2P network: at least those versions don't have copy protection.

  2003-05-17 01:10 Z