Hello, i’m a long time reader, first time poster. I’ve just got a new comp with a new burner so this is my first time attempting to backup (with the new protections anyway).
After much reading, I think I know what i’m doing, i’ve attempted to backup a copy of Warcraft 3, it appears to work fine. I’ve tried installing/playing it on this burner (which is a Liteon 52x32x52), a DVD rom and an older Diamond Data burner which has been really worn through. All of them installed and played it besides the older Diamond Data burner which failed to run it.
The method I used was the following:
Made an image (CCD) using Alcohol v1.4.8 Build 1222, with ‘Skip Reading Errors’ and 'Read Sub-Channel Data enabled. Everything went through flawlessly, except with one read error near the end but I was told this was normal for Securom 4.8>.
I then made another image in .mds format using Alcohol (same version) with Data Position Measurement set to High, I did cancel it after I got the DPM info as I was told this was all I needed.
I then used BWA builder to convert the .mds file to .bwa.
I then used Twinpeak v0.2 to patch the CCD image with the .BWA file. I left everything on default, ie. twin sector step 15, 710MB.
Finally I used Alcohol (same version) to burn the CCD.
Is there anything I could have done (or could do) better or different? I want to be able to play the backup without any emulation. What does the twin sector step do exactly? I vaguely heard that the higher it is the faster it validates etc? Is this true and does setting it higher have a downside?
I’d also like to know about the “RMPS emulation” feature, it gave me an error when you get to the configuration screen (where you can select write method etc). The error was “No RMPS info in the source, you are not able to make a copy using this datatype!”. Does this mean anything to me? If I understand correctly enabling this option will mean I need some kind of emulation installed, which isn’t what I want correct?
Also about the backup not working with the Diamond Data burner (it installed fine but asked for the CD when attempting to play), could this be that the drive is just to old and crappy to read it? The Diamond Data was in a different PC, I thought maybe the only reason it worked on the comp i burnt it with was because of some kind of emulation but i tried it on a DVD-ROM on the computer with the Diamond Data and it worked fine. I then went further and tried it on a different computer with a different DVD-ROM and it worked fine.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks