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Copying PC DVD Games

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by ginn1888, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. ginn1888

    ginn1888 Member

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    Hi, I've recently bought Far Cry (DVD Version). I was looking for some help in making a working backup copy of this game. I have Blindwrite v5.2.6.139 I also have Alcohol 120% and Clone DVD. My DVD writer is Liteon LDW-811S. I've tried in the past to get working copies, but they never seem to turn out right. Thanks for all your help in advance.

    My other system specs are:
    AMD Athlon XP 2600
    1GB DDR PC400
    2x80GB HDD
    Windows XP Pro
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    What settings as far as read/write speed and profiles have you used with the various softwares you've tried?
     
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    geestar20 Active member

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    At this time (as I understand and tested and read) there is no possible way to make a working PC DVD backup of any program.

    Maybe with some future updates with various programs this will be possible.

    Clonecd claims to do this but various testing proves not possible.
     
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    I went searching for you and maybe this will work *shrugging*

    ok here it is Step by step. useing the latest versions of CloneCD and Alcohol 120%

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    Place the Play Disk in your DVDROM remember to Disable Auto Play before hand.

    -=IMAGE MAKEING INSTRUCTIONS ONLY=-

    Start CloneCD up.


    1: Read to Image : Choose your DVDROM
    2: Right Click on the Protected Game Icon Click Edit

    Under Data Read Settings
    Tick Read Subchannel Data From Data Tracks
    and
    Regenerate Data Sectors. (Only Tick if you have a 2.0+ghz CPU.)

    next:

    Under Audio Read Settings
    Read Speed Audio : 16x MAX or 8x BEST
    Audio Extraction : GOOD (Slow)
    Tick Read SubChannel Data From Audio Tracks
    Untick Only Read The First Session

    Next:

    Under Error Handleing Settings
    Fast Error SKip Settings (ON)
    Untick Abort On Read Error
    Untick Don`t Report Read Errors
    Tick Intelligent Bad Sector Scanner
    Set (50) as the Sector Skip

    Ok now click ok and then double click Protected Game Icon again To proceed.

    Make a folder on your desktop called Farcry_CD3_SafediskV3
    tick create cue Sheet and browse to the folder you created on your desktop name the image Farcry_cd3.CCD then click ok

    now it should take anywhere from 8-15 minutes to create the image during this process do not touch the computer or have anything running in the background.

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    Once complete proceed to the next step.

    -=IMAGE BURNING INSTRUCTIONS=-

    Start Alcohol Up
    Click Image Burn Wizard.
    Browse to the CloneCD`d Farcry CD3 Image you Created with CloneCD then click on the image click ok and then click NEXT

    Now Select the Safedisk v2/3 Profile

    Set maximum Speed @ 8x
    Untick By Pass EFM Error
    Method RAW DAO
    Click Start

    Remember to have nothing running in the background and also dont use the PC as before dueing BURNING.

    now when complete DELETE / UNINSTALL CloneCD

    now Reboot System and try the game in your DVDROM it should work if it does not work Try your Burners As Readers With HIDE ATAP Enabled.
     
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    ginn1888 Member

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    Hey Nephilim, I think i've used 4x read/write using alcohol 120% safedisc 2/3 profile to make an image then burned it using alcohol as well. I haven't actually tried Clone DVD or Blindwrite yet.
    Geestar thanx very much for that information, should help a lot. I only ordered the game the other day so haven't got it yet, but as soon as i get it i'll try what you said and get back to you.
    Thanx again to both of you for taking time to help me, much appreciated.
     
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    Good luck and post back with your findings. If you are not successful in a 1:1 backup we will try to get you goung with virtual drives so you don't ruin the disc :)

    See ya soon.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    A 4X burn for a DVD game is much too fast. I's recommend knocking it back to 1X and see where that gets you.
     
  8. travalon

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    I used Games-x-Copy to back up FarCry dvd. It only works with X-copy running in the background though.
     

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