Yes allow_url_fopen was disabled. I have enabled it, but still have not got the script to work. the script I notice, the bits that are readable include fopen() and there is this include_path option in php.ini
Specifies a list of directories where the require(), include(), fopen(), file(), readfile() and file_get_contents() functions look for files. The format is like the system's PATH environment variable: a list of directories separated with a colon in Unix or semicolon in Windows.
I also have disabled the following functions, but it is hard to see as some of the script is encrypted..
ini_set,exec,passthru,shell_exec,system,proc_open,popen,curl_exec,curl_multi_exec,parse_ini_file,show_source, phpinfo,popen, proc_open,allow_url_fopen,apache_get_modules,apache_get_version,apache_getenv,apache_note,apache_setenv,disk_free_space,diskfreespace,dl,highlight_file,ini_alter,ini_restore,openlog,proc_nice,symlink,fsockopen