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Alcohol 120% Question

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by MxMoni, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. MxMoni

    MxMoni Guest

    I have Alcohol 120% v1.4.8.1222 Full Retail and I have a disk, The Sims Deluxe, that I would like to copy for backup. However, when I use Alcoholer to find the Protection and then use Alcohol 120% to make the image files to burn to CD-R I get an error message that says:

    disc read error at: sector 989 (multiple #'s)

    How do I avoid this? The disc is protected with safedisk v.2
     
  2. benny_t

    benny_t Guest

    with alcohol 120%, when you are creating a image back up's of a safedisk v2+ you should get "disk read errors" up to about 10000. Then it runs smooth from there. Check out this forum for more details.
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/36444
     
  3. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    If you need to burn a SafeDisc2 protected game the major consideration is the drive doing the copy; certain drives have certain characteristics that give them an easier time to perform SafeDisc2 copies than others. Such drives are described as being 2-sheep burners. Drives not quite up to the task (however capable of), are described as 1-sheep burners and heaven forbid, 0-sheep burners. So the first thing you need to do is to find out what make/model your burner is and if it is a 2-sheep burner or not. To determine your make and model of your optical drives; if you happen to have Nero Infotools installed, start it up and under the Drive tab, it will list all the relevant specifications and capabilities of your burner. The actual name of your burner is listed in the drop-down box at the top (those numbers before the name of your burner are important too!). You can get InfoTools from http://www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/nero_info_tool.cfm Once you have determined tha name of the burner, head on over to http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/45121 to see if that burner is listed there or not. If it is listed there, it is a 2-sheep burner; if it is not listed there it is not neccesarily a 2-sheep burner but highly unlikely. Now if you have a 2-sheep burner head on over to http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/23699 to find out how to copy a SafeDisc2 protected game. If you are running a 1-sheeper than visit http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/36444 for the appropriate guide.

    :)
     
  4. roryoss

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    im new to this and using the alcohol 120 trial version ,ive tried 2 games one with safe 2.4 and one with 3.4 do i choose the datatype as safeDisc 2/3 does this cover both!! when the dump starts it is so slow it seems it would take hours to complete and there many error messages showing up !! using a athlon 64 with a nec dvd_rw nd2500A 40x and sony dvd/cd at 40x it seems too slow even when i try to burn directly without the dump !! any advice on the errors or speed or if it will even work would be appreciated!! Thanx
     
  5. roryoss

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    it takes 5 minutes to dump 5 mb or 1% of the disc at this rate it would take 10 hrs to do a 600Mb disc sumpin aint right or this isnt worth the effort!!
     
  6. roryoss

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    i went to device manager and opened up the properties for sony dvd ddu 1621 and nec dvd_rw nd2500A and it showed regions should i one was region one but i could choose a country do i need to do that also no country was selected it also shows only a limited number of changes possible //any advice on if this could be my problem????????
     
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    Use ClonyXXL to tell what type encryption the disk is using, then when using Alcohol 120% wizard just highlight that encryption when needed.
     
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  9. Hal

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    Roryoss, It will take a while to get through the first 10000 because of read errors, about 25 mins, but thereafter it will dump the remainder in no time at all.
    Another trick I've read elsewhere is to put the game into the drive, let it run it's autoplay and leave that first screen it loads on the desktop, then launch your ripping software [alchohol or clone etc.]

    I haven't experimented as yet to see if that makes a difference to the success of a rip, just something I read regarding the Sims game.

    There's also a sheep tester you can download at
    http://www.petemoore.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guides/pc-cdrom/sheeptest.htm which will test your burner for 1 sheep or 2 sheep capability.
     

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