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Re-post Backup NHL 2005 help?

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  1. Montecore

    Montecore Member

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    I am sorry this is reposted but my first post did not go through for some reason. Everytime I tried to click on it it just took me to the main forum menu. Once again I apologize if the previous one shows up.

    I would like to protect my investment and back up NHL 2005, from all my research on these forums it uses SafeDisk 3.20.022 technology. I also see that it's one of the more difficult options to backup.

    I tried using the lastest version Clone CD to make a backup into an image file, I guess that is what they call that. Then I tried the latest version of Alcohol 120%, mounted the image, select SafeDisk 2/3 and burned each CD at 2x. I am not sure if I need to use emulation or not. It said it was successful but after installation it still freezes at the intro or crashes back to desktop.

    I am using Lite-ON 523246S burner which is a sheep 2, I believe. Soon after the holidays I will add an I/O Magic (BENQ 1620) DVD burner....not sure the sheep rating of that.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried to back up the game using just one app such as CloneCD to both read and write or Alcohol 120% to read and write? I don't see any advantage in this situation to make an image with Clone then burn with A120.

    Did you install from the original? Does the game crash using the original?
     
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    Thanks for the response....that game does not crash from the original. I read somewhere that this was the better way to try to make the backup using the two apps. Maybe it is something with the safedisk 3.20 I also read that this game is extremely tough to backup.

    Are those two burners adequate (sheep 2) for this task?

    Can I take the Clone CD image and burn that using Clone CD....as far as I know there are no safedisk settings like A120.

    Do I have to use some type of emulation?

    I forgot to mention that I have a Toshiba 32x CD-ROM as well....I used this drive to install the game...should I be using the Lite-ON drive instead or does that make a difference?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    My advice would be to use A120 to read and write the disc at 4X using the SafeDisc 2/3 profile.

    I'm not familiar with the Lite-On 523246S. Are you sure it isn't a 52246S (definite 2-sheeper)? I doubt the Benq is going to 2-sheeper.
     
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    Sorry about that...it was LiteON 522446S which is actually a 52x24x52. I did not think that sounded right either so I double checked and you are right.

    The BENQ 1620 is suppose to be one of the best DVD burners on the market but not sure of a sheep rating.
     
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    Very few DVD burners are able to make working copies of PC games with the Plextor PX-708A/712A and Lite-On 4xx/8xx series being the only ones I'm aware of.
     

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