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Backup Protected game

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Jay05, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. Jay05

    Jay05 Regular member

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    I have a game that I need to backup and was wondering if any of you were getting a read data error of sort like every 5 seconds. I'm curious what it is? I'm using Alcohol 120%. I mean I got the game backed up I just had left it to burn for like 3 hours cause I thought if I slowed the speed it would work. My question is what are these read errors? I'll get log up soon.
    Thanx
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Your game is probably SafeDisc protected. It's normal to see a steady stream of errors at the beginning of a read on a SafeDisc protected game - it's part of how the protection works.

    Have you scanned the game with A-Ray Scanner to determine the protection/version number?
     
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    Can I use Alcoholer to check what protection/version it is? Does it matter? So what do all those read errors mean?
     
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    It's said that A-ray scanner is as accurate as you can get. As Nephillim said, those errors are probably the protection, nothing to worry about.
     
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    Thanx for the info...
    Where can I get A-Ray Scanner? Is it freeware? I think I'll give it a try... I went to one of the afterdawn forums and they adviced me to use clonexxl
    Thanx for your help
     
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    Oh okay, so I shouldn't use clonexxl. So I'll delete that and I'll use A-Ray Scanner. Also Should I delete Alcoholer? I'm not quite sure what it does but I think it's related to Alcohol 120% plus it's related to clonexxl, but I'm not good with protections... I just want to make a back up of one of my protection cd because my brother messed up my previous games like empires dawn of the mod wor.... So I wasn't too happy about it.... Anyways I hope this works....
    Do you happen to know where I can find a manual or guide on backing up protected cd's? like game cd's....
    Thanx for all your time
     
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    yup
    Your call, Ive never used it personally but hold on to it until you fell you don't need it or you realize its just taking up space :)
    We shall change that :)
    The best manual is here at aD. With all the expeirence thats here you will have this down in no time, then we will see you here helping others.
     
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    Okay, I'll do my best at helping but were do I find it? could you give me link to it? I'll try finding it...
    Thanx for your help
     
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    What do you need help with? is with a certain game or a certain program?
     
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    I'm trying to backup a protected game cd. My brother uses it and I don't want any scratches on it or I'll just use the burned one instead of the original......
     
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    Is Blindwrite free?
    Anyways I got the cd to backup on to my computer and running it but can't burn
    help[
     
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    BlindWrite isn't free but it's worth every penny they ask for it.

    What game are you trying to back up?
     
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    -Jay05- is trying to backup "Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth"

    Im alittle slow today so define can't burn.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Lol, missed that didn't I? I need to let the coffee kick in before answering posts in the morning!
     
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    Me too, thats why im way slow, im on the short bus today.
     
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    Okay here's the situation. I got "Empires dawn of the modern world" backed up to my computer and I can play safely from it using Daemon tools. Now... The problem is burning it to a cd. Any guide or tips I can know on how to burn the image to a cd... I ripped the image through Alcohol 120%...
    Hoped this helps... I really want to burn this cd cause I really don't want my brother playing with it. Maybe with the backed up one...cuz he scratches it like he!!~
     
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    The coffee hasn't kicked in yet but,

    What make/model drive are we dealing with?
     
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    CD writer: QSI-SBW241
    Speed: 24X
    CPU and all that junk on my sig.

    Burning image to cd: Empires dawn of the modern world
    Burning Utilty: Burnwrite, Alcohol 120%, Nero, and rarely clonecd.

    Problem: Need a guide of some sort to burn the image

    Hoped this helpd...thanx
     

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