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What Program Should I buy?

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by delafoo, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. delafoo

    delafoo Guest

    I'm looking at either purchasing either Alcohol 120% or CloneCD (the newest version) to back up some Rosetta Stone protected Data/Media CD's.

    Any suggestions on which would work better and why ( or if you have another program you'd suggest, please do).

    Thanks!

    BB
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I take it you're referring to this guy?

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    If this is the case you'll want to scan the disc with A-Ray Scanner ( http://www.aray-software.com/ ) to determine what type of protection is being used. Some of Data/Media CD's use different protections than the PC games do.

    Your choice of software to purchase can depend on what else you may use them for. All three are very good at PC protections but they also have individual strengths/weaknesses.

    CloneCD is a very competent program with an easy to use interface and will copy just about any protection. It's main downfall is that it gets blacklisted quite often meaning certain games refuse to run if they detect CloneCD on your system.

    Alcohol 120% is the most versatile of the three. It supports multiple virtual drives and has some very good emulation options for those who don't have EFM capable burners. It's also very good at backing up SafeDisc but has a hard time with the newer versions of SecuROM.

    BlindWrite is my personal favorite. It works magic against SecuROM and as well as SafeDisc up to version 3.20 (BW 4.57 is needed for SafeDisc 3.20.022). The basic interface is very simple but if you want more options you can use a small app called BlindWrite5 Tweaker to gain much more control over the settings.

     
  3. delafoo

    delafoo Guest

    Its for the Rosetta Stone Language Software CD's... I'm not sure what the protection is yet. I'll scan them and get back to you. I appreciate your and everyone's help.

    I'll probably scan them, and report back later this week (as I'm bogged down with homework).

    Thanks for your time and your response, I appreciate it!

    ~BB
     
  4. djscoop

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    the new versions of Clone CD are no good. They do not make clones. Only versions 3.3x and earlier make true 1:1 copies of CDs.
     
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    I agree, the new clone cd still has issues with blacklisting games which I dont like. I still dont understand why this is a big issue with clonecd?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the inside scoop, djscoop :p

    I haven't used CloneCD in years so I have to go by what others have reported. All I need is BlindWrite and my Plex Premium :)
     
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    don't play many PC games, so I've never heard of that problem, I just know that the new versions don't make true clones, so I don't trust them

    no prob, Neph
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    In the very early days CloneCD was the biggest and most popular name in CD duplication so because of it's longtime notoriety it's the most targeted app for blacklisting :)
     
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    that sucks. luckily the only games I play on my computer are cheap & cheezy ones like card games and casino games. for most of my real gaming I stick to my PS2
     
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    I have to force my kids to play the PS2, I also have to force my kids off the pc so I can post.HA!...its true
     
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    lol. now thats gotta be a first...having to force kids to play ps2. what next? do they beg for vegetables and hate candy?
     
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    Now thats funny :D

    I have a million games on the PS2 and they dont even play them and I have 2 modded PS2's so they dont fight over the same game.

    I now have to make a backup with my pc games so they dont fight over the same games.

    So now my PS2, and Gamecube is literally collecting dust.
     
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    how old are your kids?
     
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    11,9,8,2...even the little on kicks me off
     
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    lol. sounds like a busy household. what kind of music do you spin? I don't really DJ anymore...haven't for about 3 years. just haven't had time as I've gotten into teaching audio lately. I used to DJ weddings off of my computer. holy crap, it was the easiest gig ever. Good money, same songs over and over, everyone is always in a good mood at weddings, and free booze. It was a sweet job. I was quite sad when I had to sell my setup.
     
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    I love house but every party I did was hip hop.

    I would never sell my equipment! My kids get on it from time to time but my little one always bugs me to get on it.

    -Nephilim- seen the skills my 2 year old has. he kicks ass!

    I teach anyone that wants to learn but no one has the patiance.
     
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    house is good, I listen to a lot of trance and jungle. I've always wanted to learn how to spin on turntables. I did all my DJing off of my computer, which worked for the gigs I did. But like you said, it takes a LOT of patience. I actually have a Technics 1200, but I just listen with it. Tried scratching, but ended up scratching my records and messing up the needle, so I got frustrated and gave it up.
     
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    one pair of needles cost me $120 dollars and my son screwd one pair up...all in the name of learning though..I guess :(

    Technics 1200 are the best
     
  19. delafoo

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    Thanks for your info on Clone CD... you saved me some $$$.

    I'll repost when I find out what type of encryption my language CDs have.

    btw... what type of mod do you have in your ps2 geestar20? I just bought a pre-modded ps2 with a matrix infinity... hoping to see how it works when it shows up... any suggestions for backup software? thx
    BB
     
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    I have a DMS3 and a Matrix Infinity and as far as backing games go I would suggest dvd decrypter (thats waht I use)

    you made a smart move choosing the Matrix Infinity.
     

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