I aplogize in advanve for my beginners question. I also aplogize if this post is in the wrong thread or the wrong board. I just thought this may belong here.
The technical part: I just downloaded the Game "the suffering" a few days ago. It is for free but ad supported and therefore has no reason not to play it, if you havent done that yet. ;)
The tricky part is that the servers serving the ads are offline because the publisher does not even exist anymore.
Sadly this means the game is unplayable because before it loads up it checks against the ad-serving server and then starts the game or does not.
So I thought this is an opportunity for me to learn sth. New and I decided to look into this problem and want to understand the process behind this online-check and maybe get it to run in the end or at least understand how it works.
I am a certified IT-Engineer and have some experience in programming aswell so I am nit a total noob when it comes to IT-Problems.
Where I need help from you guys is where to start and how to get to know what the game is actually doing. I already tried wireshark and some other tools but this does not help me to understand what it is doing and who the check process works.