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Discussion in 'CD-R' started by bill184, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. bill184

    bill184 Member

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    can anyone please tell a newbie how to findout what protection is used on a cd rom. i'm trying to back up csi dark motives but i keep getting a read error. many thanks in advance
     
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    To make a 1:1 backup of copy protected games (1) determine the type of protection present using a program called A-Ray Scanner (which can be obtained from http://www.aray-software.com/ ). (2) If the game is protected via SafeDisc2/3 then duplication is highly hardware dependent and to be able to properly make a backup, your burner needs to be classified as "2-sheep" (for information on this sheep rating and to see if your burner qualifies as 2-sheep, visit http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/45121 ). If your burner is a 2-sheep burner then head on over to http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/23699 for a step-by-step on backing up your game. If however your drive is a 1-sheeper, visit http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/36444 for a workaround technique. (3) If your game is protected with SecurROM then, even though it is not nearly as hardware dependent as a SD2/3 backup, having a 2-sheep burner is very useful. For step-by-step guides on backing up your SecureROM protected game, visit (using Alcohol120) http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/43802 (using CloneCD) http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/26771
     

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