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Discussion in 'CD-R' started by mykle, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. mykle

    mykle Member

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    has anybody been able to make an exact copy of sims 2?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    There are plenty of threads dealing with your question. Run a forum search for Sims 2, like you should've in the first place ;), and you'll find all the info you need.
     
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    i have looked thru the other threads. which i did first. and there all dealing with a problem trying to back up the sims 2.and they have not been replyed to lately.i was wondering if there was anything new.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have the CD or DVD version? What make/model burner are you using?
     
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    cd version which is safe disk 2/3. plextor premium cd burner and the plextor 716a burner
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Aye, a fellow Plex Premium owner - this'll be a piece of cake then. I backed up Doom 3 which also uses SafeDisc 3.20.022 using Alcohol 120% and BlindWrite 4.57.

    For A120 I used the SafeDisc 2/3 profile and set both the read and write speed to 4X. The copy needs no emulation but it takes a little longer to verify than I care for.

    My best copy was made with BlindWrite 4.57 - it verifies just as quick as the original does. I have screenshots of the settings needed if you want them :)
     
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    i have version 5.2.9 blindwrite with version 5 of tweaker.is that ok? and yes i will appreciate the screen shots of the settings.should i do a copy of the disk or should i read it to my hard then write to the disc? both of my plextors passed the 2 sheep test.
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Normally the image is read to the hard drive then written back to the disc with the option to delete the image afterwards. I usually keep the image since not every attempt works and I like the ability to run the image off the hard drive with Daemon Tools :) Here are the pics for BW 4.57.

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    can you back up the dvd version
     
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    the version i have 5.2.9 looks totally different.
     
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    what time zone is this posted in because I'm in seattle and it's 10:48. also can you backup dvd games?
     
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    ok got that version and trying it. new york time for me
     
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    Not as of yet. CloneCD may be able to but every time I installed it all my SafeDisc games wouldn't run so I can't vouch for it.


    That's because the screenshots are for 4.57 which is the one that works good for SafeDisc 3.20.022. BW5 has trouble with that version of SafeDisc. You can get BW 4.57 here:

    http://www.vso-software.fr/download.htm#

     
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    used bw4.5 with the settings you gave.no good.i used the plextor premium.i also tryed bw 5.0.with the same results.i also tryed clonecd and a120.no good.i was reading another thread named safedisc 3.20 backups a success.with you and shoey.you guys were talking about the varirec write technology on the premium.should i adjust the settings on that or leave it at the default settings?shoey also used the padus discjuggler.is that program any good?and if it is do you know the settings on that.i know there is a lot questions in here.(sorry).but i am getting very frustrated trying to get a good copy.do you have any other settings for bw 4.5? i really appreciate your help on this and on the other threads i have posted.
     
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    Are you sure you had all the settings exactly as shown? There's no reason you shouldn't have a working copy using those settings and a Plex Premium - I made several during testing. I haven't used DiscJuggler much so I couldn't really sau if it works well or not.
     
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    should i use the bwa builder? and if so should i include it into the burning process
     
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    i hope someone can help! i have tried all differnt settings with blindwrite and other duplicator programs.and i still cant get a copy that works.on blindwrite it has an option to verify the image and i do that and i have a couple of uncorrectable read errors.is that normal or not? i just bought the plextor premium.i am beggining to think it may be a bad drive. any help will be appreciated
     
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    BWA files are only applicable to SecuROM protected games. I honestly don't know what to tell you at this point because those exact settings for BW 4.57 and a Plex Premium are dynamite on SafeDisc 3.20.022. You may give Alcohol 120% a shot with the SafeDisc 2/3 profile with the read and write speeds set to 4X.

    Will your drive burn other files without a problem?


     
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    hi i need help copying the sims 2

    im using the dvdr plexter 716a

    JLMS XJ HD166s (reader)

    ive tried using alcohol 120% 1.92.75, blindwrite 4.5.7 and clone cd 5

    ive read that my plexter is efm capable and a '2 sheep burner'

    wot am i doing rong??

    this is the first problem with copying ive really run into
     
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    What settings did you use for A120 and BW 4.57?
     

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