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Is it possible to copy computer games

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  1. swenyb

    swenyb Regular member

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    Anyone know whether you can backup computer games and if so is there any guides or could you take me through it, if ive got the wrong forum could you give me the right one thanks
    'sb'
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you see any of the stickies at the top of the forum?
     
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    swenyb Regular member

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    stickies?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    They're the threads in bold print at the top of the forum :)

    Lots of good information and guides that'll get you off to a good start.
     
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    swenyb Regular member

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    great thanks any you recomend
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends on two things,

    What game is it?

    What make/model burner are you using?

    In order to figure out what software and options to use you need to identify what copy protection the game uses. A-Ray Scanner is the best there is so go ahead and download it then run your game disc(s) through it. Keep in mind that most multi-disc games will only have one that is protected.

    http://www.aray-software.com/
     
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    I also would reccommend Clony XXL. Obviously, they are just safe backups of some game you own, not illegal copies, isn't it?
    Nephlim, A-ray I didn't ever try; thanks, I will check it out.

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    swenyb Regular member

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    i want to make a backup of my pc games as one just got so scratched up by me using it all the time, that it was unplayable so i want to make backups incase any of the others break
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    We can't do much until we know what we're dealing with :)
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    @aldaco12,

    A-Ray is a good one alright. All the fellers involved with it have done an outstanding job and keep it updated regularly which sadly isn't the case with Clony anymore.
     
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    sorry i didnt catch that bit, the game is sims well all the sims to be precise but can we start with the first sims 'The Sims' The burner unfortunately isnt a great one but currently does the job fine, its a Liteon 411sx External DVD Burner
    thanks
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    You Litey 411 should do nicely. Go ahead and run the play disc through the aforementioned A-Ray Scanner and let us know what type of protection we're dealing with :)
     
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    [07:59:02 AM] Signs on CD/DVD indicate SafeDisc 2
    [07:59:06 AM] SafeDisc 1.40.004 detected -> E:\dplayerx.dll
    [07:59:20 AM] --- File(s) Scan Finished [19.07s] ---
    thats what it finished with
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    SafeDisc 1.4 should be a piece of cake. Both BlindWrite and Acohol 120% have trial versions that you can download and test out on your games. I'd suggest trying them both and and see which you prefer :)
     
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    ok thanks i'll try them
     
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    hi i have succesfully made a backup but was wondering what would happen if i played the original on the upstairs pc and someone played the backup on the downstairs Pc or i leant the game to someone else is it still possibl to use the same serial number or would they detect it somewhere
     
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    I've done it :)
     
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    cool, wouldnt want the cops coming round thinking that ive been copying games and using the same serial code
     
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    i have just got sims 2 through today and want to make a backup of it, i want to use achohol but am not sure whether i am doing it right are there and guides,
    oh by the way its a dvd
    [11:41:44 AM] Signs on CD/DVD indicate SafeDisc 2
    [11:41:55 AM] --- File(s) Scan Finished [10.96s] ---
    thats what it finished with
     
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    dont worry i figured it out
     

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