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Red Alert 2 back up

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  1. HGC

    HGC Member

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    I backed up my RA2 but after I installed and I tried to play it from the backed up disc it asked me to insert the game disc or play.What can I do to fix this problem?

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  2. cozza1987

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    Use the original disc...

    Regards
    CoZZa
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    What software and methods are you using?

    What make/model burner are you using?
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Alert 2, an EA game, makes use of SafeDisc2 (v 2.05.030) so the use of a 2-sheep burner would be advised. Note that specifically for this game, a 2-sheep burner is not required and a 1-sheeper should be sufficient however if in down, use the 2-sheeper.

    If you need to burn a SafeDisc2/3 protected game the major consideration is the drive doing the copy; certain drives have certain characteristics that give them an easier time to perform SafeDisc2 copies than others. Such drives are described as being 2-sheep burners. Drives not quite up to the task (however capable of), are described as 1-sheep burners and heaven forbid, 0-sheep burners. So the first thing you need to do is to find out what make/model your burner is and if it is a 2-sheep burner or not. To determine your make and model of your optical drives; if you happen to have Nero Infotools installed, start it up and under the Drive tab, it will list all the relevant specifications and capabilities of your burner. The actual name of your burner is listed in the drop-down box at the top (those numbers before the name of your burner are important too!). You can get InfoTools from http://www.cd-rw.org/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/nero_info_tool.cfm Once you have determined tha name of the burner, head on over to http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/45121 to see if that burner is listed there or not. If it is listed there, it is a 2-sheep burner; if it is not listed there it is not neccesarily a 2-sheep burner but highly unlikely. Now if you have a 2-sheep burner head on over to http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/23699 to find out how to copy a SafeDisc2 protected game. If you are running a 1-sheeper than visit http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/36444 for the appropriate guide.
     
  5. HGC

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    Thanks man, I am using Nero and i'll check out the toolkit.
     
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    HOpe you get it working, RA2 wasnt a spectacularly hard backup especially considering it uses SafeDisc2 (albeit an older version)
     
  7. HGC

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    It works I backed it up last night and it works fine.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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  8. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Nat a problem ... if you play with the Yuri's Revenge addon (and I would reccommend you do), make sure you update to 1.001 otherwise your loadtimes will be on the order of 10-15 minutes. :)
     
  9. tjw616

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    hey how did u do it i have nero and i wanna know how to also
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Praetor's earlier post contains everything you need to know, just read it :)
     
  11. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang just when you think people are ... uh... not lazy.
     

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